Why The Vampire Diaries is one of the best vampire shows that has been on TV since True Blood

Happy Tuesday everyone! It pretty much feels like Monday to me since I had yesterday off work (thank you Presidents Day) so I am definitely having a tough time keeping focus and staying awake. I hope everyone had a good weekend and holiday, if you also had the day off, and are ready for the return of The Vampire Diaries!

Okay so I am not sure how many of you out there watch this show and I am sure the ones who don’t are probably thinking that it is some stupid teen Vampire show similar to Twilight. If that is what you are thinking let me tell you I thought the exact same thing and boy was I wrong. My sister has been trying to convince me to give this show a chance for like EVER it seems like and I just kept telling her there was no way in hell I was going to watch it. When it comes to Vampires I am super particular about what I watch, especially since the author of Twilight totally butchered the the traditional ideals that have been around since Dracula, I mean honestly who does that woman think she is? Anyway that is why I was so hesitant in giving this show even a moment of my precious time (because my life is just so busy).

Over the Thanksgiving holiday I had a four day weekend and was still without a car at the time so I was prepared to spend all of my time at home watching Netflix. I couldn’t think of what to watch and went to my sister for a suggestion which is where she brought up The Vampire Diaries again. Before I could even argue she said “Look I promise you that this show is nothing like Twilight and if you just give one episode a chance and honestly hate it then I will never bug you about it again”. So I gave in and watched an episode and I was hooked. I spent the entire holiday weekend watching the show and pretty much finished all four seasons by the time work started up again.

vdiariesThe show definitely stays pretty true to the history of Vampires: need to be invited into a house before being able to enter, ability to compel (known as glamor in True Blood), witches, werewolves, doppelgangers, and even has Originals and tells you a story of how the Vampire race was created. No sparkling in the daylight, actually no going in the daylight at all, unless you’re friends with a witch who can put a spell on a piece of jewelry for you to wear (if it ever comes off you’re toast). The best part is that for being on the CW it is surprisingly violent and sexy, way more than I imagined on just a regular cable program, which definitely held my interest. Oh and the hot cast of characters doesn’t hurt either (both guys and girls) and the soundtrack is pretty impressive.

Another great thing about this show is that from it came the spin off show The Originals which is brand new and is the entire focus is on Vampires who were introduced to us in The Vampire Diaries as the Original family. It is also set in New Orleans which is great because who doesn’t love a show about Vampires filmed in Louisiana? They even continue to inter-mingle characters from both shows into episodes from each show, it is seriously brilliant, and gives me two separate nights of watching great shows with super hot actors.

Still not convinced? See for yourself. I seriously dare you to start watching season one of this show and not get hooked. Especially for the True Blood fans out there, we all know how much we loved it when it came out but honestly it has really gone down hill the last few seasons, and we need a new Vampire show to get our blood pumping! This is the one I promise!

“I think I might have inhaled you
I can feel you behind my eyes
You’ve gotten into my bloodstream
I can feel you flowing in me”

(Lyrics above Bloodstream by Stateless)


[Currently Watching: The Vampire Diaries]


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