Too Many Vampires?



True Blood, Vampire Diaries, Twilight, Angel, Buffy, Anne Rice.. are we reaching a vampire saturation point?




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Aug 11, 2009 8:55PM EDT

You can never have too many Vampires silly, unless there wern't any humans left, then you would, but at that point it wouldn't matter, because we would all be Vamps.

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Aug 12, 2009 1:39AM EDT

I totally agree with Turkeystick. There can never be enough. Not only do I watch shows about them but I read books. Once I am done with a series I find another series or just wait for the next book to be written in an old series.

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Aug 12, 2009 3:10AM EDT

I think there are too many vampires. Don't get me wrong I am really into most of those shows but I always find what interests me most in all the vampire stuff is when there are shapeshifters. I would like more stuff about them.

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Aug 12, 2009 11:48AM EDT

at the moment it seems that vampires are back in fashion. that's easy to explain.when you look back, lets say 6 years, there was aired the last episode of buffy. a year later angel gone.crime, aliens and hospital took over the screen again. an the most part was crime. tv-shows like csi, without a trace, cold case and so on, the breed like mushrooms on the screen. and now, they people are over-satisfied with that topic. now they want to see something else. and it appears to be the fantasy genre that takes the price. with movies like lord of the rings, pirates of the caribbean and harry potter fantasy got back on the big screen. vampire movies with quality like underworld, blade, ultraviolett showed the studios that people wants to see the fangs again.it's like a renaissance for the vampires, for all gothic novel creatures. and it's good to have them back. not that they were ever realy gone. but they were put into the b-movie genere and the films or tv-shows quality was the most time, let's say it polite, ridiculous.now, because of twilight and true blood all the networks and studios realize that vampires are back in fashion. so every one wants a piece of that cake. every network tries to find an equal show like true blood and the studios try to find books or scripts in the quality of twilight.yes, in the next years we will see a lot of vampire, werewolves and other gothic novel creatures on tv and screen. from perfect well done qulity to bad stuff.for fantasy fans this time will be great and we will always remember her, when she's gone. and i promise you, they will. like crime, aliens, hospitals and reality shows, also the vampire shows will have their hight and then they will go back underground. waiting for the next coming back. like they always did. vampires, gothic novels they never realy left and the will never leave.so, are there too many vampires on screen now, i would say no. let's enjoy this time with having them back in so many forms and storylines. because there will come a time, when we won't see them like we do now.

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Aug 12, 2009 3:29PM EDT

Nah, I think there are too many "reality" shows and not enough quality fiction shows (ones that aren't cheesy). I've loved vampires since Buffy, and am excited for the Vampire Diaries!

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Aug 12, 2009 5:38PM EDT

I agree, i am definately a fan of the vamps, as well as fiction over the 'reality' shows, but the new brand of vampire film/tv will do well to beat buffy and angel.True blood is my favourite at the moment as theres things going on all the time, unlike the 'twilight saga' where books 2, 3 and even 4 in parts are quite dull, and i cant see the films being better. I agree i cant judge 'the vampire diaries' yet (and i may be eating my words in a month or so) but the previews and the trailer do not look so good as to say they will match 'true blood'.

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Aug 12, 2009 11:07PM EDT

Like Lenora said - I'd guess vamps are "back in fashion".
It's almost like an explosion of the vampire craze everywhere. But you know - they're legend will always entice us. The darker side of life, the fatality of immortality and all that junk in the trunk.
I won't say that I've had enough of 'em quite yet. But it really is lame that it's so mainstream... but a good series like True Blood cannot feign it's own existence.
I tried not to get into it because of all the cracked-up hype, but I just watched my first episode of it two nights ago... and it's pretty kick-ass. I hear the books are "raunchy".. the concepts of this vampire world make sense (my older cousin explained it to me) -- I'm about to get into it & watch the damn series.
Can't pass up a good story that beats the 'no-sense-of-direction' plot of Twilight.

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Aug 13, 2009 11:14AM EDT

@dclaes
you should defintifly read the books. the are amazing. thrilling, sexy, funny and twisted.i read a lot books on vampires and at the moment there are a lot to read, especaliy books for women. some of those book series are great, some of them are entertaining, others are just romantic chickflicks with vampires in it.but charlaine harris books about sookie stackhouse are absolutly some of my favourites. the are worth reading.and don't be worried about knowing too much of the tv-show.the writers manage it pretty good, to pick some things out of the books (sometimes smaller, sometimes bigger story pieces) and then join that with their own fantasy. so even as a read you'll never realy know what's happening.so watching the show is fun to us readers too. o.k, not if you're one of those readers that's not able to get away from the books and is mourning about the fact, that the show isn't exactly like the books. if you're that intolerable kind of person, you might don't like the show very much.go ahead, read the books, watch the show, be suprised and enjoy the brilliant quality vampires have now on tv.
about the vampire diaries. i already have read the first book. well, i see some similarities to twilight and then, still, it's not the same. but it is definitly more for teenagers as for adults. so there will be no comparison to true blood in anyway.

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Aug 16, 2009 2:35AM EDT

ok so i have to admit that all the sudden books and movies and tv shows are in a frenzie of vampires but i dont see anything wrong with that in every one i have read or watched the guy vamps are tortured hotties that are trying to be good...i mean who wouldnt want the book version of edward to love them he is amazing...but any way just wanted to make a list of vamp things out there
twilight series/movieblue bloods series (kinda like gossip girl gone vamp)true bloods series/tv showblood ties tv show (canceled and kinda corny but with a hot vamp)vampire diaries series/tv showplus the older ones likebuffy tv showthe vampire chronicles movie(i dont think anyone has really heard of this movie but it has Brad Pitt Tom Cruise and Kristen Dunst in it)

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