Everyone has a TV show that is their guilty pleasure. A show that brings you nothing but mindless entertainment (although one could argue that is MOST shows :)). The Hills, 90210, Gossip Girl are a few that come to mind.
When I heard about Vampire Diaries, I assumed that it would be a show that is so bad it’s good. But I was wrong..it is actually GOOD. Period.
A brief disclaimer: I haven’t been too caught up in the entire vampire phenomenon that’s going on. For the record, I have read all the Twilight books and seen the movies that are out, but that is mainly at the insistence of my friends. As an English major and an avid reader, I wasn’t really impressed with the books. So, I assumed that Vampire Diaries would be along the same lines.
The concept is similar, yes. A vampire falls in love with a human teenage girl. There is romance, drama, and a whole lot of blood.
But what I was most impressed with was the speed at which the story lines progress. It is fast and not long drawn out like most shows nowadays. Each story line is quickly and neatly wrapped up as the episode draws to an end, but in the last few minutes a new issue is brought up to keep you on your seats until the next episode. With the fast pace that the show has adopted, I assumed that it would run it’s course rather quickly. But that has yet to happen. Every week, they are constantly introducing new story lines that are fresh and exciting.
Seriously, props to the writers (once again, the English major in me comes out :))!
If this doesn’t entice you enough to watch it, then let me tell you that the cast is one of the prettiest on television right now. Two words: Ian Somerhalder. 🙂