Tuesday, July 19, 2011

The Vampire Diaries: Turning the Pages by Monique Snyman VAM08

Wowwwwwwwwwww I so love this …………… Stefan Salvatore is a mega drip but Damon Salvatore his older brother is hot did I say hot ? I should have said HOT !!!!!!!! hoooooo to meet him on a dark night ………sigh………………

Well take a look for yourselves I have added a few film clips …………………

When L.J. Smith released her series of young adult novels called, The Vampire Diaries, I’m sure she never expected it to become one of television’s hottest shows almost two decades later.  It did though, and although the show is only based on the novels, the main plot is still true to the original storyline and the characters are still as intriguing as ever.  Featuring one of the hottest bad boy vampires to ever see the light of day, Damon Salvatore (played by the extremely handsome Ian Somerhalder), it seems that he has stolen the hearts of many especially with his witty one-liners, quick comebacks and all around cocky attitude.  In all regards it seems as though Damon Salvatore has taken on a life of his own in the show and is slowly pushing his younger brother Stefan Salvatore (played by Paul Wesley) out of the runs as the lead man… 

The Vampire Diaries is one of those shows that seems to be getting better with time and if you have the patience, you will not be disappointed.  The love triangle that is at play creates for an interesting conflict between the characters and also makes for an intriguing inner conflict that will keep you at the edge of your seat throughout.  It’s also one of those shows that obscure the lines to actual mythological stories and fictional stories, which always makes for a creative journey into the unknown.  But that’s not why everyone is watching the show.  Why everyone is watching The Vampire Diaries is because of the sexy vampires that always seem to charm their viewers into wanting more.  It’s not Twilight, these vampires actually kill their prey and although there’s sometimes a bit of guilt in the air, it’s not really that big of an issue… at least not for Damon Salvatore.  For his little brother, it’s a whole different story though.  Stefan (Paul Wesley) has a bit of issues that makes him slightly more like a Twilight vamp, the broody tormented soul that falls in love with a human and whatnot is unfortunately present, but thankfully Damon (Ian Somerhalder) always make fun of him and that’s what makes The Vampire Diaries awesome.

The differences between the show and the books are subtle, yet present.  Elena Gilbert (played by Nina Dobrev in the show) was not a lanky, sexy brunette in the books, whereas Caroline Forbes (Candice Accola) was not a blonde haired, fair skinned girl either.  It seemed as though executives decided to switch the characters up, but the biggest change there was, was changing the story for Caroline Forbes in the whole.  Bonnie Bennett (Katerina Graham) on the other hand also got a bit of a change in regards to her witchery ancestry.  L.J. Smith made her a descendant of Druids, the executives decided to make her a descendant of the Salem Witches instead.  The subtle changes in the television show certainly did not make it worse than the books as some may say; instead it made the books and the show as two stand-alone entities that share the same name and idea.  The two entertainment genres came together like soul mates, completing one another to create a story that makes it superior to most others which are in the same leagues.  It also grows with its audience and its audience is growing fast…

What could a person expect after the first season’s finale, which was jaw dropping?  Where Elena suddenly decides to kiss the other brother and then basically tries to kill her own uncle?  That part was talked about for a while and certainly created enough anticipation for the show to be brought back for a second season, which was just as exciting and made for a fun filled, suspenseful watch.  Everyone wanted more…  Even L.J. Smith was being pushed to release more books for The Vampire Diaries, which she obviously did and there’s still coming more.  But what did you think would happen with a novel that threw together the elements of hidden secrets for the humans, wary witches, werewolves with tempers, a borderline alcoholic vampire with a crush on his brother’s girlfriend, inner conflict, a doppelganger that wants to kill her own lookalike and so much more?  The Vampire Diaries may get classified by some people as too Twilight, due to some similarities, but people have to remember that The Vampire Diaries was written long before Twilight even came into existence and that although there’s a love triangle, werewolves and conflict that it’s nothing like Twilight.  It’s a fun vampire series that teenagers and adults can watch together, with romance, action and horror blended together in an intricate, yet intelligent way that will leave you wanting more.

The Vampire Diaries: Turning the Pages by Monique Snyman VAM08

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1 comment:

  1. Great post!

    That video clip with Damon and Elena made me miss the show again! I can't wait for the premiere.

    The Vampire Diaries are definitely in a different genre than Twilight. Both great, but different all the same. :)