So, who saw the Vampire Diaries?

That's right folks, before Twilight struck YA gold with teenage heartthrob vampires in high school, LJ Smith wrote and published, The Vampire Diaries (1991).

Now comes the TV series!

Woo Hoo!

I have a feeling the Twilight phenomenon helped to push this series into the small screen. Vampires have resurfaced as quite a popular creature in the last few years. But no matter what the reason, I am happy ( and that's an understatement)to see my favorite blood sucking creatures getting a little attention.

So you know where I was at 8pm, that's right, sitting in front of my TV.

I have to say I was impressed. The characters were pretty true to my memory, but I did seem to remember Elana being a blond? It's a minor nit, I know, but I am a bit of a stickler on details. I'll have to go back and read the series as well as the new offering from the author. Stefan and Damon were nice eye candy as they should be. No complaints there.

I was happy to see the "vamp faces" weren't the buffy-esque monster masks that I hated from the Buffy and Angel series. Those always seemed a bit cheesy, know what I mean? I would have liked to see more fangs too, but I am sure that will come in good time.

Anyway, back on point. There was great drama in the first episode. I liked the build up to Damon's entrance, though they could have played up the mysterious deaths a bit more. It is a TV series so they could have dragged it out to the next episode. Little questions like, "who is the killer, could it be Stefan," hook new viewers. I seriously doubt current teenagers or even many adults remember this series (it's been a while), but now that it's out they might be tempted to read, (give them some teasers to send them running to the book store). But don't get me wrong, I'm not complaining. Just making an observation.

So all in all, I loved the first episode. It will be added to my very small weekly TV list.

So, you tell me. Did you watch? What did you think?


Jm Diaz said...

I'll have to check this out. I was never a fan of twilight, but I do enjoy a good vampire tale. Thanks for the info :)

Jessica Nelson said...

No, I didn't see it but I'm glad this author is getting some attention for her series. That's gotta be cool, right? LOL
Glad you enjoyed it!

Deb said...

I didn't see it--I don't watch tv!

Susan R. Mills said...

I didn't catch it. I meant to record it, but I forgot. Hope to catch it next week.

Stephanie McGee said...

I watched it. The vamps were definitely good looking. But I seem to remember reading somewhere that Elena had a sister in the books, not a brother. And I think the same person ranting about that ranted about Elena being a blonde in the books, but brunette on TV.

I thought they did good with making it sort of mysterious, but having watched the first season of Lost, I knew Ian Somerhalder's name so when he didn't show up right off, I kinda knew he was the one doing the attacking.

I never read the books. But I kinda want to track down copies now to read them.

Liked it so much better than Twilight. (Which are books I'll never read again.)

Carrie Harris said...

I watched, and I have to admit that these books are still on my TBR list. (Embarrassing, but true.) I thought the show was pretty good, though, and I liked those vampire eyes too!

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