Remember when vampires could only come out at night, were frightening, evil creatures and the only good vampire was a dead vampire? Now, the key to writing a good vampire story is to create a good vampire who finds the love of his life (again) and she just happens to look like someone from his past life and for drama add other vampires who want to kill her and eat her for dessert and you have the makings of a dramatic movie franchise or television series.
Whatever possessed me to start watching “The Vampire Diaries” is a mystery, but I’m almost sure I was glamoured into watching the entire first season and absolutely positive the only thing that keeps me watching the second season is a weird compulsion.
The vampire myth has existed since before the Middle Ages and some believe it was around in biblical times. Today, fascination with vampires and other supernatural creatures of legend is rising. How, in the lifespan of one generation, can we go from the hideous, evil frightening creature we saw in Bram Stoker’s “Dracula” to the attractive and romantic almost human creations of Charlaine Harris who wrote the books on which “True Blood” is based and L.J. Smith who created “The Vampire Diaries.” (And let’s not forget “Twilight”.)
Now in its third season on the CW, “The Vampire Diaries” has captivated audiences. It isn’t difficult. Take two out-of-place vampires who have special rings so they can day walk, add a naïve innocent beautiful female they can both fall in love with, mix in the neurotic blonde teenager, a witch and some werewolves and you have the makings of a story. Put that naïve beautiful female in the role of taming vampires and finding ways to put herself in danger and wow.
I apologize if you like this show so much that it pains you to see someone making fun. I’m laughing at myself because I watched the first episode to see what it was about and had to watch the next one and the next one and on and on because I had to know what happens. But after four episodes of the second season, I no longer care. They’ve answered all of my questions from the first episode and they did not peak my curiosity with the addition of werewolves. (Kind of feels like watching a watered-down version of “True Blood”)
So if you like this show and are still watching it into the third season, I would love to hear why. Please feel free to comment.