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Vampire Diaries

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posted on May, 21 2010 @ 02:43 PM
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Anyone watch this?

At first, I thought it was going to be a wanna be Twilight clone (I hate the idea of "sparkling" vampires...unless they sparkle up in flames)...

My wife started watching it, so naturally, I did too.

It's actually not bad...and mainly because of one character...."Damon"....

This guy is pretty much EXACTLY how I'd be if I were a vampire (and much better looking, lol)....

As Boone on Lost, he was a joke, but he definitely found the right role on this show...(basically, the evil brother to the show's hero....a whiny vampire I call Stephan Squirrelsucker...) I hate these "I don't wanna be a vampire" heroes....

It's actually got a decent ongoing storyline too...and some good characters in it...

[edit on 21-5-2010 by Gazrok]




posted on Jul, 17 2010 @ 10:49 AM
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I actually watch that too! I didnt expect it to be very good, but I ended up liking it. Its nothing like Twilight at all.



posted on Jul, 17 2010 @ 12:14 PM
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Yes! I watched it until the last few episodes and i've still not caught up yet but yeah I love it, nothing like Twilight but that wouldn't bother me anyway because I love that too! very good show and I really need to catch up on the episodes i've missed!



posted on Jul, 19 2010 @ 09:02 AM
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It's kind of funny how all these shows (and books) are so similar....

Here are the ingredients: (Twilight, Vampire Diaries, True Blood, etc.)

1. Revolves around a girl that has some kind of unique attracting feature, to vamps.
2. A goody two-shoes vamp, and other, not-so-good vamps.
3. Torn between two main lovers
4. Backdrop of a supernatural world existing along with our own.
5. Some other, dark force, working behind the scenes on a bigger goal.



posted on Sep, 23 2010 @ 02:09 AM
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When I started watchin it,I didnt like it much.But as it went on it got more interesting.I still am annoyed by this whole love thing haha,just dont fine it interesting .I like the supernatural part of it,season 2 started out fine,I was waiting more but I kinda-sorta knew that it wouldnt happen,still we did get a new vamp xD. I cant wait for a new episode, the transformation of Caroline was a surprise



posted on Sep, 23 2010 @ 08:25 AM
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For me, (and my wife, although for different reasons) Damon makes the show. It's refreshing to see a vampire who is comfortable with what he is, vs. the whiny, boo hoo, I'm a vampire tools...(like Stephan Squirrell-sucker)...(my name for him).

It's actually got a decently evolving backstory too.



posted on Sep, 23 2010 @ 08:49 AM
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Along the same lines as the numerous current books and movies, my bet is that there will soon be weres on the scene competing for turf. Those yellow eyes were a huge flag to me. Those immortal amulets (rings) are convenient too.

I wonder if they will follow Laurel Hamilton's books where vamps came forward and gained citizenship among the living. Maybe they will create a synthetic blood (trueblood) like the HBO series and that will allow them to come out to the public. I like the parallels they try to draw with racism issues and the prejudices against acceptance.
In all these stories, there is also a council that governs them all. Perhaps we will see that too.



posted on Sep, 23 2010 @ 10:06 AM
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The show is based on a book series, and with the last episode, the werewolf explanation for the mayor's family seems a certainty.

I'd have to ask my wife if it's that way in the books, as she's actually read them.



posted on Sep, 23 2010 @ 12:15 PM
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Ya know, I do recall seeing a book version, but never read it.
I started watching true blood when it first aired, but then I started reading the books and they were much better albeit very different. After reading the series, I just lost interest in the program, so now if I like the show I hold off reading the books.



posted on Sep, 23 2010 @ 03:32 PM
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The Sookie books were pretty decent, I read the whole series myself...(haven't and don't really plan the same for Vampire Diaries).

While the show is different than the books, I like the directions they take with it (True Blood)...



posted on Sep, 23 2010 @ 09:16 PM
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I find it interesting to watch the evolution of the myths. We are seeing new ideas behind the creatures that will some day become common knowledge and probably become part of their historical fact.

Gaz, what is your take on SuperNatural? I have become a Sam and Dean junkie. If you watch it at all, you could appreciate the complex storylines that have spanned over the seasons. I watched the last season online and was happily surprised to see that the series was opting for another season.



posted on Sep, 23 2010 @ 10:23 PM
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Yup, watch it with my kids every week.

True Blood however is the best vampire series out there are the moment.

Also another not too crapy one would be The Gates. They just wrapped up the first season and it wasn't horrible..

~Keeper



posted on Sep, 24 2010 @ 08:27 AM
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I watched the first season, and enjoyed the show, but I think there was some kind of time-slot move, and it was on when something else was (and prior to having enough DVR coverage, or time, to watch it). I do plan on picking up the DVD collection though, and watching on a sick day or something. That's pretty much what my wife and I do whenever we get sick through the year....
Better than just being miserable. We watched all of Torchwood that way.



posted on Sep, 25 2010 @ 01:47 AM
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Three episodes into season two now and I have to say, i'm still very much hooked and left wanting more! it's a great show and not exactly the way you'd expect it to be given the audience it's aimed at!

Bring on those Wolves!


As for Supernatural, well that is just one hell of a show! and funnily enough i'm just now about to sit down to watch the first episode of season six!



edit on 25-9-2010 by valiant because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 25 2010 @ 04:28 PM
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I just watched season 6 episode 1 of Supernatural and all I can say is wow!
I think I will start a thread about it so I stop hijacking this one.



posted on Feb, 8 2011 @ 02:02 PM
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Well , actually The Vampire Diaries was written back in 1991 by L.J Smith .
So I would not ever include it in the subset of Twilight .
Anyway , It is way better than Twilight .
You must read the original series . i found it more interesting than the TV series !



posted on Feb, 9 2011 @ 03:25 PM
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I have to ask this question.
Do you prefer nina dobrev as Elena or as Kathrine.

After seeing herplay both parts i much prefer her as kathrine, i think she is much better, playing kathrine then elena.



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