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.