15 September 2012

Doppelgängers, Ahoy! Game. Set. Match. and The Vampire Diaries

The C.W. show, The Vampire Diaries has been airing for three seasons, coming up on its fourth and up until two weeks ago, I'd never watched an episode.

I resisted for a REALLY long time. Everyone told me it was something I would enjoy, but I didn't believe them. I wasn't a huge fan of Twilight or True Blood. Never really got into Anne Rice at all. Vampires weren't my thing. I watched the first episode and I was totally unimpressed. 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.



10 comments:

  1. Yessssssss, Damon is delicious. And fun. And hot. And sexy. And I'd.... well you get the picture. ;) My sis is a librarian. She rec'd the books to me... someday...maybe...when I'm done writing my own, lol. But honestly, my sis has never steered me wrong on a YA. Happy watching! :)

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    1. I'm a librarian too and you should listen to your sister. Us librarians are never wrong about books!

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  2. I have seen every episode of TVD ever since I started, and I'm so glad that you like it! I've always recced it to people. Who's your favorite character? Mine's Caoline- Elena's too perfect (I swear, she's never held accountable when she makes a stupid decision), and Bonnie's too antsy. Caroline's just the right mix or neurotic and down to earth. But seriously, you need to catch up, like, yesterday! Haha.

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    1. I swear, I'm catching up as fast as I can. I'm about 1/3 of the way through the third season, so almost there!

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  3. I am still refusing to watch TVD (though Ian is smoking, to me a Rob Lowe 2.0). I read all four of the original books and the minute I saw Elena was a brunette on the show I dug in my heels and said no. Not to mention Klaus was absolutely NOT a hot young thing. I tried to watch The Secret Circle but after three episodes I put my foot down. If you do decide to read The Vampire Diaries books make sure it's the original four. I tried to read the more recent ones and they were horrible. P.S. This is fanficfan78 from www.fanfiction.net :-)

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    1. That's TV for you, taking all the things you love about the books and changing them for TV. I suppose I'm "lucky" that I saw the show before I read the books. In fact I haven't read the books yet, but I plan on doing so. Will be interested in seeing the differences.

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  4. Aaah I wish I'd read this post before reading GSM because I think TVD is approximately the greatest show EVER and now I love GSM even more.

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    1. Yay! I don't know if it's the greatest show ever, but it's definitely the most addictive show ever. I JUST finished season 3 and I'm already going through withdrawal.

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  6. I also agree with your point, the vampire diaries story is different from the Twilight and some other vampire stories, every season are amazed to watch and I am waiting for its fourth season. Damon Salvatore Leather Jacket at Instylejackets

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