February 2, 2010
The Vampire Diaries is Truly Blood worthy
Ok, so I'm a little late to stumble upon CW's "The Vampire Diaries". I've clearly embraced the Vampire genre early on. I was one of the first to read Anne Rice's Vampire books (Interview with a Vampire) in the early 80's. She even autographed it for me. And thankfully it survived the drop in the bath. However, after going through her whole set of vampire and witch novels, long and on an on... somewhere in the early 90's, I retired from Vampire lore.
But 1, maybe 2 years ago when Someone recommended Stephanie Meyer's books, I thought, why not? So I curled up, awakened those vampire sensitivities and read through them all at lightening speed. Oh sure they are flawed, and what not. But entertaining and romantic... yes they are. And yes, I have a soft spot for the movies... even with their flaws. Um, Edward is so... serious. And Jake is so... (blush). Oh, and jailbait.
But as I'm not a high school girl, I wanted a bit more punch, a bit more action, and yes... some sex. So I did some research, and found a few other Authors I liked, that weren't to tawdry, and some very well written. I especially like Jennifer Rardin's series, "Once bitten, Twice Shy"; Karen Chance's series "Touch the Dark", and Jeaniene Frost's "One Foot in the Grave". Laurel K. Hamilton is pretty damn good too.. but she's been taking some aphrodisiacs lately so her novels have so much sex, you forget she's writing about monsters sometimes.
I have read the first book of the Sookie Stackhouse series, "True Blood", but wasn't loving it. SO I finally rented True Blood on DVD, and I am now up to my 5th episode. It's not bad. Not great.. but I'm enjoying it. And I guess I'll pick up the books again as well.
A note on True Blood. The way they do their "bad guy", "bad vamp" special effects is a little hokey. It looks cheap.
Glamour takes a call
So the other night, I, as I said stumbled upon "the Vampire Diaries". Again, way behind, and just starting from the beginning. It's kind of like, Dawson's Creek meets True Blood... It's for the high school crowd. But you know what. So far I like it better than True Blood. The two lead guys, Ian Somerhalder (from Lost) and Paul Wesley (from the land of hunksville) are terribly dreamy. And very good actors. "yeah they are!" The special effects are good, and subtle. And that's how I like it.
I just like it. I can't wait to see more.
... And I want to be young and sexy. And have a vampire for a boyfriend. Although, I like wolf boys too.
and btw, purple and black is a great vampire color.