Welcome back to your favorite retired TV show column. I have accumulated quite the pile of old shows I want to revive so I can bring you the best reviews of which shows to spend your time re-living, but I got a little side-tracked this week. You see, I wrote a post about season 1 of Vampire Diaries after watching it specifically for this column, and Lilith’s current man slave was hooked, asking that we continue forward with the series. So we spent the last week watching seasons 2 and 3. Luckily that is where my collection ends, so I can move on to some older shows for you this week, but I won’t lie, I loved the ride.
You see, at the end of the last decade we really got bombarded with too many vampire shows and movies, it really was vampire mania as they sad in this article. And I think they predicted it right that zombies were next to fill the fantasy spotlight. Though I am still a fan of the novel series that inspired the show, the TV version of True Blood was just a little too far-fetched, and even I was a little tired of Edward’s constipated stares on the big screen. But I have to give Vampire Diaries credit: so far they really have a great story line. Spoiler alert: DO NOT CONTINUE FORWARD if you have not already relished in the wonders of VDs.
You would think that with the two main characters, Stefan and Damon, being brothers they would be the center of my Vampire Diaries bromance tribute, but for those of you who watch this delicious show you probably know that the real friendship exists between two unwitting individuals: Damon Salvator and Alaric Saltzman.
Happy Friday suckers! I have yet another critique of an all-around amazing vampire TV show for you to sink your teeth into today. I know Vampire Diaries is still an active show on the CW network (what the hell does CW stand for by the way? I mean, at least when the WB network was around we all knew what that stood for. I had to look it up on good ole Wikipedia, and I guess it was a joint venture between the CBS network and the Warner Brothers Entertainment group, so they named it CW after the first initial of each company. I guess that makes sense cause the only thing I could think that it stood for was “Country Western” and that sure as hell wouldn’t make much sense with it’s programing).
So as I was saying, I do have friends that are out there watching the latest season (I think #5) of Vampire Diaries on The CW as we speak, but with my love of fangs I decided to check this show out earlier this year. From the cover of the DVD case I was not overly optimistic that I would be enjoying this teenie-bopper wonder, but let me tell you, I was pleasantly surprised once I made it past the first 4 episodes.