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Some Thoughts on The Vampire Diaries (TV)

Builds very much on Twilight, True Blood, and Buffy. Also, Stefan appears to have stolen Mick St. John's ring (although I did not know it had sunlight protection powers)

Buffy:

-High School is so HARD
-highschoolers have ISSUES
-supernatural shenanigans as metaphors

Twilight:

-disaffected teenage protagonist (hereafter DTP) with issues
-stolid jock would-be love interest who is so totally not even in the running
-vampires can hang out during the day (or at least they can with a ring--which was also a brief plot point for Spike on Buffy and Angel)
-an unintentionally laughable "OMG WTF?!" reaction scene from the high schoolers of the DTP with the vampire hottie

True Blood:

-Southern goth excessiveness
-alcoholism/drug abuse for humans as relates to blood for vamps
-African-American girlfriend BFF
-Civil War obsession


Twilight and True Blood and Buffy</i>:

-two hot supernatural love interests
-vamps need invites to come inside a human's house (I particularly alike that it's clear this is what's going on but they don't discuss it in the pilot, because at this point all of us have seen either Buffy, Twilight, or True Blood)
-lots of nature scenes (vampires are....organic???)


Anyhow, color this mediocre so far. It tries, it really does, but it's not smart like Buffy or Trueblood, or earnestly earnest (yup, that's what I meant to writer, earnestly earnest) like Twilight. Will stay tuned with all my snark factor.

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