Vampire Diaries Season 1, Episode 1 Discussion: Was the Pilot Juicy Enough for You? - Featured

The vampire fever continues with The CW's Vampire Diaries, just in time for the Twilight fanatics stuck between movies! But did the Pilot bring the juicy drama vampire fans were hoping for?

Well, as more of a True Blood fan than a Twilight fan myself, I'd say the Vampire Diaries Pilot brought exactly what I expected: overly-dramatic plot and creepy music with a high school backdrop. And a couple of mysterious, dark, sexy vampires. So, for what it was meant to be. I think the premiere was pretty good but minus a few vampire thrills as there was nothing much new to be fascinated by with the vampire world since it's all already been laid out there from the vampires trying not to feed on people to the vampires not being able to come in humans' houses without an official invite.

But besides the lack of excitement on the new vampire facts, the drama and plot layout was still intriguing and entertaining. So what did you think? Did you love the premiere, or are you planning to give up on this one if it doesn't become more unique asap?


Default avatar cat
Sep 11, 2009 8:11AM EDT

It was more or less the same thing that I expected too. I dont think I'm going to give the show up unless it starts to get stupid. I'm rather interested though in how they're going to draw this show out without it becoming monotonous or dull. Anyways the vampire scenario gives it a interesting twist, so im sticking around.

Default avatar cat
Sep 11, 2009 8:26AM EDT

It's like beverly 90210 with vampires. Was disappointed. For some reason, the show reminded me of the movie "The Fraternity". I think that would have been more interesting to turn into a show.

Default avatar cat
Sep 11, 2009 8:43AM EDT

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Default avatar cat
Sep 11, 2009 10:26AM EDT

Being a big fan of almost all Vampire-Stories, i was waiting eagerly for this show to start. I am really positively surprised. After all the mayhem in True Blood and its uniqueness, Vampire Dairies is comforting. Don't misunderstand me, I love True Blood but I prefer the 'stereotype' stories and that's what, I think, Vampire Dairies is gonna deliver.I am a bigger fan of Twilight than True Blood and since VD seems to be taking Twilights way rather than True Bloods I am all ok with the show. Only the fear remains, they wont be able to keep an interesting storyline up.But lets hope for the best not the worst case scenario!!!

Default avatar cat
Sep 11, 2009 1:20PM EDT

I enjoyed it, so I will definitely keep watching! I hope people won't simply write it off as being a typical teenage romance scenario. The books had a lot of plot beyond Elena's and Stephan's love story, and I'm hoping the show will follow suit.

Sep 12, 2009 10:18AM EDT

I was disappointed in the pilot episode, but most pilot's are like watching grass grow setting up for a pretty good season. I wont stop watching just yet...but if it stays as cheesy as the first episode, I think I'll pass.

Large good to be queen
Sep 12, 2009 12:45PM EDT

Was it just me, or did it seem to anyone else that they miscast the two vampires? I could definitely see the two being reversed, with Ian Somerhalder as the somewhat lost vampire just looking to make his way, and Paul Wesley as the darkly handsome troublemaker.
I haven't read the books, and really don't plan to. As for the pilot, it was basically what I expected, and I doubt I'll watch more than one or two more unless they really pick up and move beyond tween angst.

Sep 12, 2009 3:04PM EDT

@tvqueen - I was thinking the same of the vampires. I felt like they did that to be "clever," but while I like Paul Wesley fine as the good vampire, I'm not crazy about Ian Somerhalder as the bad guy. I guess we'll see how they develop and hopefully I'll be more convinced!

Default avatar cat
Sep 12, 2009 4:46PM EDT

I quite like how different the two vampire actors are.I'm sticking around just to see which one I like better :)The music supervision for the pilot was awesome, I liked the songs instantly and they fit well. I think the music was what kept me watching.If there are good twists this show can be entertaining.I read the first book and so far the show can't be compared, too many differences. So I actually hope the show won't stick to the books.

Default avatar cat
Sep 14, 2009 10:36PM EDT

Well I didn't see Twilight and about True Blood, well lets just say I don't love it. I come from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, so is a bid different from all this new saga's and series they are making. For what I saw it looked OK, let's see what happens next.About the cast, I think he's too old for her, but I know he's suppose to be hundreds years old so I let it pass sense Angel looked a bid older than Buffy.

Sep 15, 2009 10:49PM EDT

I am happy to admit that it was L. J. Smith's books that first got me started on vampires and witches and the supernatural when I was younger and its a habit Ive never been able to break.I was eagerly looking forward to a TV show based around the books that made me a vampire addict but Im a little disappointed so far. I'll definately be sticking with the show in the hope that it will improve past the typical teen high school drama with a vampire thrown in to give it a bit of spice.Id recommend other viewers also stick with the show and not dismiss it as a copycat of True Blood, Twilight or Buffy. The books 'The Vampire Diaries' came before True Blood or Twilight and its a different kind of story to Buffy.Personally I would have preferred a TV show based around the 'Dark Visions' series by L. J. Smith rather than 'The Vampire Diaries'. Its true that Dark Visions has no traditional vampires but the character Gabriel is as good as, and I think there is a lot more depth in 'Dark Visions'.

Default avatar cat
Sep 16, 2009 12:34AM EDT

right on, KaitlynFairchild. i am so sick of hearing tweens say that this is a rip off of twilight. it's called research people. it's not difficult to figure out which came first.
however, i will say i am not thrilled with all of the changes that were made in making this a tv series.i also feel that, if kevin williamson were absent from this production, it would be a little less like dawson's creek with fangs.

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