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08 October 2009 @ 08:05 pm
Why I like The Vampire Diaries  
"Honestly, I'm not going to be one of those pathetic girls, whose world stops spinning because of some guy."

Yes, Elena, thank you!  That's why I like you!  You are not, thank God, Bella Swan.  Let's just start with that as a building block.

Also, Nina Dobrev is gorgeous.  Not drop-dead-sexy gorgeous, but wholesome, more than cute, with a side of sultry-sexy gorgeous.  She could play a gypsy, and those are pretty near and dear to my heart (maybe she just became my new mental Elysia?  Although, sorry, Stefan will never be my mental Parr.  He's a hard one to pin down. :)

So, yes, this show has a female lead I actually like! 

Stefan and Elena are...you know, cute, or whatever.

I'm so a Damon girl, though.  I'm sure some of that is leftover from the books.  But really, Ian's performance as Damon doesn't hurt.  It's freaking fantastic!  You know what I really love?  Both as a show, and as a character, neither one shirks away from the really dark stuff.  Damon is not a "nice guy who went wrong and can find redemption with the right girl".  He's an arrogant, intelligent guy who lost the woman he loved, became a vampire in the process, and embraced the darkness.  He's broken, but there are hints of humanity still there - and he hates that.  He sees it as a weakness, so everytime it surfaces, he tries to destroy it.  Like when he killed Mr. Tanner. 

Sure, this is a 'teen drama with vampires', but it has moments that are brilliant, and absolutely chilling.  Last week's ep was my favorite so far.  Starting from the opening with Damon and Caroline.  When they're 'playing' in bed like any other young couple, and she asks him without missing a beat "Are you going to kill me?" and he answers in the same way "Yes."  Fantastic!

These vampires are dangerous, but also sexy and mysterious - all the things vampires are supposed to be!

Stefan is even growing on me.  

And I find whatever they're doing with Bonnie very interesting! 

I'm pretty intrigued by the adult secret society of vampire hunters they seem to have going on. 

Overall, I'm really surprised by how much I'm enjoying this show.

meandering: The Vampire Diarieseffervescent on October 9th, 2009 05:38 am (UTC)
In the first episode I was facepalming at half of the dialogue and the Twilight-esque feel, but it's grown on me a lot :D The girls actually have attitude! I just hope that they're not killing Vicki off, I like her.
world_of_blade: g&gworld_of_blade on October 9th, 2009 08:02 am (UTC)
Totally agree with you!

Also, I am right there with you being a Damon girl.

The Proverbial Bull in a China Shop...sabaceanbabe on October 9th, 2009 02:15 pm (UTC)
I guess I'm going to have to see if I can find the first few eps so I can get caught up. *sigh*

Why must I be such a sucker for vampires? "Real" ones, that is. No sparkles.