Sunday, May 15, 2011

Yes, Vampire Diaries

I have a confession. I enjoy watching VAMPIRE DIARIES. Ok, I’ll tell the real truth: I LOVE this CW show. Yes, my husband says it’s just a teen age vampire soap opera. But who cares? It’s really good!

Research, ok? No, seriously at first I thought this TV series was going to be a rip off of TWILIGHT and almost didn’t watch. But once I did, I was hooked big time.

First off, I'm a huge fan of paranormals set during and after the Civil War.  This series is based on the vampire YA books by L.J. Smith.

The books have the brothers living in Italy during the Renassiance where they met Katherine.  The show has them in Mystic Falls in 1864.  I admit, I'm loving the TV series a tad bit more.  Yes, I did read the books and reviewed them.

Ok, now back to the TV show.  What's not to love?

Yes, Damon is a pathological killer but this season he’s been showing some vulnerabilities that make him so hot. He can bite me any time!

Stefan isn’t as innocent as he seems either. When a huge revelation, that he turned Damon into a vampire, was revealed it made him more likeable.

Of course they both love Elena:

**SPOILER ALERT: Now this next part is filled with spoilers on the last episode. If you haven’t seen it yet, then you’ve been warned!

Ok, what’s with the whole Jeremy seeing dead girls now? Is this going to go the whole Sixth sense way or is it a descent to madness? Will Jenna come back from the dead too? I can’t help but think Jeremy’s dead girlfriends, both vampires, albeit dead ones, will put a kink in his bubbling relationship with Bonnie.

Emily did warn Bonnie there would be consequences to her attempt to bring Jeremy back to life. I just don’t think she realized how bad it would be. Note to Bonnie: Don’t piss off the dead.


I like Caroline as a vampire. She’s not so much a frenemy but stronger and more likeable. Now that Matt can’t deal with the ‘truth’, will Tyler step into the picture? I kind of hope so. So what if he’s a werewolf and they’re mortal enemies? Doesn’t love conquer all? Plus now that Damon knows the secret to the cure of a werewolf bite(Elijah’s blood) maybe there’s so hope here after all.

The whole Klaus and Elijah thing. Come on, Klaus, I can’t believe you actually believed your brother when he said he’d take you to the rest of your family. Well, he did kind of tell you the truth in a grisly way.

And poor Stefan. Didn’t you kind of know after seeing Elijah kill his own brother that his plan for you wouldn’t be that sunny? At first you might think that Stefan was selflish by his act in order to ‘save’ Damon’s life but I don’t know. I’m thinking that ripper monster has always been there just waiting for the right moment to come back. At least with Damon you know what he was.

And now that Stefan has taken off, will Elena finally get together with Damon? Personally I think these two have more chemistry. In the last VAMPIRE DIARIES novel something similar kind of happened when Stefan is stuck in Demon Hell and both Elena and Damon go on a cross country trip to release him. The chemistry was sizzling hot between those two and kind of frizzed after they found Stefan.

But that’s just me.

Any thoughts?

Also if you love the TV series as much as me, you have to check out these books:

These books follow the brothers and Katherine where the TV show leaves off.  A real guilty read.
I can’t believe they ended it the way they did. Do we really have to wait till September for season 3?

So unfair! For now I guess I’ll have to watch my DVD set of season one. Can’t wait for season two now!


  1. I love this show too. I haven't read the books though. Here's what I thought about the final episode. Caroline is so much better as a vampire. I didn't like her as a human. She seems more alive and real now--as ironic as that is. My prediction for Tyler is that he will become a vampire/werewolf hybrid like Klaus. They need some like Klaus to kill him, so enter Tyler. As for Damon, sorry I can't jump on that band wagon. I never liked his character. He's creepy. Who goes after their brother's girl? In real life, I'd hate this guy. So I'm having a difficult time liking him on the show. Plus, how old is he supposed to be? He looks so much older to me. Okay, I love Stephan. Maybe it's my left over love for Angel from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, but Stephan had the humanity thing down. I hated seeing ripper Stephan. I have a feeling I'm not going to be happy with where this is going.
    Okay and last Jeremy. I think since he was dead, he can see the dead? Maybe. Does this mean he'll be able to see Elijah? That would be an interesting twist. A helpful twist too.
    I guess we'll see.

  2. Ooh, love the possible Tyler angle of the story. I really like Tyler and wold love to see him save the day!

    Also did you think the ending of Vampire Diaries was creepy? I can see Jenna popping up having some conversations with Jeremy too.

    And I'm such a 'bad' boy type of gal. I loved the whole Spike and Buffy angle while the brooding Angel did nothing for me. Have you read the comic books? The final reveal and Angel's part in it was pretty interesting.

  3. I absolutely love The Vampire Diaries. I have the books also. I agree that the bad boy was lying dormant ready to be released with Stephan. But I don't want Elena and Damon to hook up - okay, well, maybe just once. I also don't want Tyler and Caroline to hook-up. I love Matt. If Caroline hooks up with Tyler what will happen to him? He's already been through so much with what happened to his Mother and Vicky. I adore the romance between Jeremy and Bonnie - they make such a cute couple. I'm rooting for them, but am not sure right now with Jeremy's dead girlfriends popping up. Oh, it was a really, really good finale. I hate I have to wait until September. I could write more but I better stop now. LOL

  4. I'm probably the only person in the world who hasn't read the books or seen the shows. Now I'm intrigued and must see all these people you're talking about.

  5. Bev, I'm totally addicted to this show. Love it.