5 Reasons to Watch The Vampire Diaries
It seems that everywhere you look right now there's another series about vampires. Whether it's books, movies or tv shows. Between The Twilight Saga, the new movie Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant, and shows like True Blood, you can't avoid it. If you love vampires and you're into a good romance, you should definitely be watching The Vampire Diaries on the CW. It airs Thursday nights at 8pm (EST) and it's fantastic. The show is based on the books written by L.J. Smith and the show has been getting rave reviews. I haven't had the chance to read the books yet, but I can't wait to get my hands on them, now. Here are five reasons that I keep coming back for more each week!
Why I Love The Vampire Diaries
#1- Paul Wesley- Paul Wesley plays the male lead in the show, Stefan Salvatore. Stefan is a vampire who chooses not to feed on human blood to stay alive. He comes back to Mystic Falls, where the story is set, and meets Elena Gilbert (played by Nina Dobrev). Elena bears a striking resemblance to his former lover, Katherine. But after spending time with Elena, Stefan begins to crave her company even more. Wesley is absolutely wonderful in this part, he really shows the struggle Stefan deals with to protect Elena and still keep his secret from her while they're forming a relationship. He makes it very easy to watch as the drama unfolds on the screen.
#2-Great writing-As I said, the show is based on L.J. Smith's novels, The Vampire Diaries. The show is very well-written by Kevin Williamson (of Dawson's Creek fame) and Julie Plec. The story gets better every week, you simply have to tune in to see what will happen next. It's the perfect blend of romance, action, suspense and horror.
#3-The Conflict-Ian Somerhalder, who plays Stefan's seriously evil brother, Damon, provides most of the conflict on the show. Between stirring up trouble for Stefan with Elena and attacking the townspeople, Damon keeps Stefan on his toes. The feud between the brothers started over Katherine, the vampire who changed them both and pitted them against each other. It seems to have morphed into something far more dangerous now as Damon preys on the townsfolk and Elena to push Stefan towards the edge.
#4-Ian Somerhalder-What is it about the bad boys that makes them impossible to ignore? Somerholder brings Damon's twisted personality to life brilliantly. Whether he's attacking innocent people simply because he's bored or playing mind games with Stefan, he's definitely made Damon a character you love to hate. You can't miss an episode, who knows what he'll do next?
#5-The Story-The story is fantastic; it seems to have a little bit of everything. The small town with a lot of mysterious and mythological history, romance, star-crossed love, heartbreak, action, suspense, horror, familial discord, tragedy. I could keep going. You name it and this show probably has it. I know one thing, I know where I'll be every Thursday night at 8pm for the foreseeable future. I am hooked!
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