Well guys and gals, what did you think of that? I think (probably most of you as well) believe that with the sucess of Twilight last year it was inevitable that some producer thought to try and capture that fan market with a teen drama about vampires. I know I was. A bit less demon fighting than Buffy and a lot less sexually explicit than True Blood, Vampire Diaries gives us a common look at the old fang toothed romance that teen generations sometimes think about.
With the main vampire being a chap called Stefan, who has the brooding appearance of Angel, and a cute girl called Elena I feel we're gonna be on a rollercoaster ride of emotion, drama, discovery........and possibly some good old fashioned blood drinking death provided by Stefan's brother Damon (acted by Ian Somerhadler who is always awesome no matter who he plays).
Elena is a tortured soul cut down from the core by the loss of her parents in a fatal car crash. Her look on death and life now seems marred to her own existance in that she has now has her own mortality to progress forward. She keeps her thoughts and feelings to herself and reveals them to us through her diary. Stefan is a vampire plauged by his past deeds and returns home to Mystic Falls for some possible self discovery or to find some sense of peace. These two find each other comforting and will sure become more than just young lovers and seek out to find more from life, or death, together. Elena bears resemblance to a woman called Katherine from Stefan and Damon's past whom I'm sure will be a major part in upcoming episodes.
The plot is just being set up for now, with Damon murdering (or feeding) on a few people, Elena's brother being caught up in a love tryst whilst being an abuser or drugs and alcohol, the ongoing story of where Stefan has been and what he has done to people, and of course, the teen drama experiance when a vampire falls in love with human will keep us amused and glued to our screens to see how they fair with their life, or death, journey.
It seems the vampire aspect is being kept true with Anne Rice's storylines but I hope they don't do anything weird with it like make vampires able to cast magic or anything. That would suck and not the type of sucking we'd expect from a decent vampire show.
I'll keep my eyes on it as it appears to show some promise and maybe become the front runner for CW after Smallville finishes this season. With some great cast and potentially fangtastic character development and storylines, I believe this one could be a winner.
Tune in next week, same bat time, same bat channel......