Even more so because EVERYONE had said I would like it and I really am in the market for a new show to obsess over since Make It or Break It was cancelled and I can't stand most of what's on television now as it's just a constant reality TV loop and I'm not sure there's anything I hate more than reality TV. So with that thought in mind I gave The Vampire Diaries a second chance.
I watched the second episode, then the third, then the fourth. It improves DRASTICALLY after the first few episodes. I love the intrigue, I love the relationships between family, friends and *cough* more than friends. The guys are just ridiculously hot - especially Ian Somerhalder who makes being bad look so damn good, but I digress. My sister, who rec'd it in the first place has been I Told You So-ing for days and since she so rarely has the opportunity to do so, I'm allowing it. Now that I'm through all of Season 1 and blasting through Season 2 at what I'm sure is a record pace, I'm no longer in any way unimpressed. I'm totally hooked. Mostly, I was having a lot of fun watching it because it's so completely different from what I've been working on with my writing. It's very much an escape if you will.
Then I thought about it and I thought about it some more and I started REALLY paying attention and yeah, it was staring me right in the face the entire time:
Um, you see it now, right? Hello Penny, Jasmine and Indy...pretty much straight out of central casting. I mean I know it's not unusual these days to have a multicultural cast, but it's just so damn spot on. So yeah, a little less of an escape than I originally thought, but still. It's especially weird since there's a whole plot line in TVD about doppelgängers. I mean for frack's sake, Kat Graham, who plays Bonnie is a biracial actress with green eyes. Too perfect.
So, if you haven't watched Vampire Diaries, I highly recommend it - even if you're not a Vampire Freak - all three seasons are up on Netflix Instant right now.
And if you're still with me at the end of this post, stay tuned in the next couple of days...
*nudge nudge wink wink*
...I may have some news to share.