Brilliant Television – The Vampire Diaries
Blood-sucking immortals with otherworldly beauty. It started as a show about vampires, but it has developed into something so much more.
“The Vampire Diares” is brilliant in every way that a television show should be. At first glance, people often pass it off as unoriginal (love triangle! vampires with feelings!). However, this show is so fast paced that after the first few episodes, viewers began to see creative, intriguing, original storylines take place. Creators and head writers Kevin Williamson (“Dawson’s Creek”) and Julie Plec created a very real town, that unbeknowing is filled with a rich supernatural past. “The Vampire Diaries” is written with such depth, that it only takes a couple of episodes to become completely engrossed with each character. Unlike a lot of TV shows, there are no weak links in the cast, or in the writers room for that matter.
This show is so fast paced that every new episode is a game changer in some way. Not only is it full of twists and turns, but there continues to be profound character developments. This is a show that you seriously have no idea what is going to happen next. As much as people like to guess and predict what will occur the next week, it has proved to be impossible.
As an entertainment fanatic, I watch and follow many television shows. (Thank you DVR!) Once I become invested in a show, I very rarely ever give up on it. I am an avid viewer. However, it takes a lot for me to become fully, and emotionally engrossed in a show. “The Vampire Diaries” is probably the only television show currently on air that I am like that with. Though, there are a few that have the potential to make it into this exclusive group of mine. (More on that another time).
If you are not watching “The Vampire Diaries”, I highly suggest you start. I promise you will not be disappointed. I have never met someone who isn’t captivated by the essence of this extraordinary show. The first 2 seasons are available on Netflix, and new episodes air Thursday night’s at 8:00pm/ET on The CW. Give it a try. And then come back here and share your thoughts on what is soon to be your new obsession.