So now that I've coerced a bunch of you into watching The Vampire Diaries I fear you may have hated since I saw the feedback on Twitter!
I will be the first to admit that this show may seem like Twilight from the pilot but trust me that they'll be going a different direction!
Personally, I enjoyed it when I watched it at Comic-Con and enjoyed it again tonight. I really like vampires, though, and I can go with the sometimes difficult process of set-up. There wasn't much excitement in the pilot but here's what we know:
Stefan is a vampire who has a thing for Elena who looks like a dead girl in a picture and defends her in class with his vast knowledge of Mystic Falls. Elena is a sad teenager who is already dealing with death because of her parent's death and survivor's guilt. She's worried about her younger brother who is dealing with things in his own way by acting out. He has a thing for Matt's sister and Matt has a thing for Elena and oh by the way they've been friends forever.
Damon is Stefan's brother. Damon likes to drink human blood, can control the fog and apparently birds. He's come around to stir things up and make life miserable for Stefan. Stefan does not drink human blood and is therefore weaker and arguably not as good looking as Damon.
By end of show, Damon has attacked, and left a survivor who cries "vampire" and Elena is inviting Stefan into her home and into her life.
So what do you think? Do you think you can hang around long enough to see where this story goes?
I liked it and while it's been awhile since I've read the books and I didn't have a chance to read them prior to tonight, I have every intention of sticking around and watching. I think it's a great companion show to Supernatural which broke my heart last night and is looking to be excellent this season.
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