The Vampire Diaries…


As regular readers will know I’m a sucker (no pun intended) for vampire movies, except those crappy Moonlight ones. They’ve just started showing The Vampire Diaries on TV so I thought I would tune in and give it a go. Well it’s not as bad as Craplight, but you could be forgiven for thinking you are watching an episode of Dawson’s Creek. I don’t think I’ll be bothering with the rest of the series.

A couple of things are really unnerving about it.

  • Am I the only one that thinks that a 100+ year old vampire wanting to go out with a school girl is very wrong? Apart from the obvious legal issues, can you imagine having to listen to all the rubbish teenage girls spout. I think I would last about 5 minutes before running out into the sun to end it all.
  • The two lead males freak me out. The good vampire (Paul Wesley) looks like a young, slightly softened Willem Dafoe, while the bad vampire (Ian Somerhalder) is the spitting image of a boss-eyed Rob Lowe. I end up missing everything they say because I keep thinking, “He really does look like him in that scene!”…

Well, I’m not the target audience, so I guess the producers won’t mind that I think it’s dull. It’s just a pity to see what has happened to the vampire genre in recent years.



Author: Tim...

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3 thoughts on “The Vampire Diaries…”

  1. Not sure about ‘recent years’. I think Anne Rice started off on that road in the early 70s. Then Buffy came along in the 90s.

    The new stuff is just more tightly focussed on that audience and just generally more ‘manufactured’

  2. I like the Anne Rice stuff. I’ve read all the books. It gets a bit soppy at times, but is generally on the money.

    I was never a buffy fan. Too “teeny” for me. The Moonlight stuff makes me wretch. 🙂

    I think “manufactured” is a very good word. Once again the vampires can walk around in daylight, which is convenient because they hang around with school kids… 🙂



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