“Vampire Dairies” is My Guilty Pleasure

10 Aug


Dee2 here, whispering my little confession:

I was bored one day and hit up my Netflix to find something new to watch to pass some time as I multi-tasked. I have heard of this show, but never taken the time to watch it, until two months ago. I do love vampire stories & supernatural storylines, so I clicked on Vampire Diaries and started my addictive journey into Mystic Falls, Virginia. Home to vampires, werewolves, hybrids, witches and other supernatural beings. As with almost every show on CW, this one does not fail to provide us with a very  good-looking cast.

Sort of Spoilery:
Characters in a nutshell: Enter the Salvatore brothers, both vampires; Stefan, the good, well-intentioned brother played by Paul Wesley, and Damon, the bad boy who doesn’t follow any rules, not even his own, brother, played by Ian Somerhalder. These two are polar opposites through all of the first season. And as with any good storyline, are competing for the affection of a girl.

Enter the lovely Elena (Nina Dobrev); the sad- just lost her parents in a car accident 4 months previous, who just so happens to resemble Stefan & Damon’s 1864 girlfriend and sire, Katherine- girl. Elena is trying to keep herself together for the sake of her younger brother. Enter Jeremy, played by Steven R. McQueen. He’s the very troubled younger brother of Elena. While Elena chooses to write in her diary to deal with her feelings, Jeremy has chosen drugs to help deal with his pain. Enter the druggie, ‘sort of’ girlfriend of Jeremy, Vicki (Kayla Ewell), also sister to all American, good guy, jock, Matt; who is Elena’s ex-boyfriend, played by Zach Roerig. At first Matt is a little boring, but comes into his own in later seasons.

Then enter Elena’s best friend Bonnie (Katerina Graham), the psychic, whom we find out later is actually a witch, and then finally the somewhat stuck up and competitive ‘one upper’ friend, Caroline (Candice Accola), who feels she’s always second best to Elena.

Ok, were you able to follow all of that? Maybe you had to read it a few times? I haven’t even begun to touch any of the juicy storylines.

I have to admit, I was hooked after the first episode. You get thrill, kill and PG-13 vampire nookies. Not for young audiences. This is a supernatural soap opera about the lives of century old vampires in high school. As the seasons progress, so do all the characters. Some die and some become supernatural beings themselves. Relationships continually change, love triangles are formed and then ripped apart. Family bonds are tested. Not the most original series out there, but still worth a watch if you enjoy supernatural romance. And if you are a ‘shipper’, you’re going to take sides.

I’m not sure whether I want to write re-caps to the entire series so far. It returns with Season 5 in October and also has a new spin-off series, The Originals, set to air late 2013 or early 2014. So I think I will leave it up to you, the readers, whether I should. Supply and demand, people. If you want re-caps, then by all means, speak up and motivate me to write them! Otherwise, I will continue this obsession silently.  Just FYI, Team Damon!! Woot!

One Response to ““Vampire Dairies” is My Guilty Pleasure”

  1. elizabeth ann August 12, 2013 at 12:11 am #

    This reminds me that I need to watch this series. Personally, I vote yes on recaps. Maybe it’ll get me off my butt to watch! ;P

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