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Vampire Diaries . . . Any good? Or is it just Dawson Creek with fangs?

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wintera Mon 29-Nov-10 20:26:32

I love Vampire stories. And absolutely love True Blood and Being Human at the moment. Is Vampire Diaries worth my time? Cos it looks a bit Dawson's Creek like to me. Any thoughts from fellow Mumsnetters?

ClaireDeLoon Mon 29-Nov-10 20:34:35

It's a bit teenish tbh. I watched a few episodes then gave up.

GothAnneGeddes Mon 29-Nov-10 22:09:21

It started off as very drippy teen stuff, but it's actually really good now. Dh and I never miss an episode.

wintera Tue 30-Nov-10 10:26:53

Might give it a go then. Thanks for the replies!

Skimummy Tue 30-Nov-10 13:38:21

Has gotten better with each episode. I have changed my allegience from Stefan to Damon blush

Liv77 Tue 30-Nov-10 19:15:24

The 2nd season is proving to be better than the 1st. I was losing interest towards the end of the 1st and debated whether to watch the 2nd but stuck with it. The suppoting cast are being given more storylines now so it's not just Twilightly type angst.
Yes, it is teenish but that's who the books are for so you can't really complain.
It's something to watch until TB and BH return.

There's also plenty of male eye-candy in VD, although not up to True Blood calibre. The VD gang are a tad on the youngish/clean cut side for my taste. (that makes me sound ancient, i'm only 33). blush

SleepingLion Tue 30-Nov-10 19:20:42

Yes, it's teenage but - you know what? So was Buffy and wasn't that just the finest thing on TV ever?! grin

Not saying it is up to those standards - there's only one Joss Whedon, after all - but hey, the men are pretty and the action is pretty kick-ass, so what's not to love?

SleepingLion Tue 30-Nov-10 19:21:10

Liv - the VD gang? Really?? grin

I love it, although it did take a few episodes to really catch my attention.

Damon is knee tremblingly pretty, not that I watch for the shirtless scenes of course grin

Tortington Tue 30-Nov-10 19:38:44

i loved dawsons, i like a good trash tv series, but i gave this up after series one becuase it goes in circles and is the same old bollocks over and over

wintera Tue 30-Nov-10 19:52:09

SleepingLion - Buffy was the dog's bollocks in my opinion. Nothing will ever top Buffy, no way no how! Have you heard the big news that they are making another movie of Buffy? Not all good news though - Joss is not involved in it! Sorry but Buffy without Joss should not be happening!

I am going to watch Vampire Diaries tonight. It's on On Demand on Virgin at the mo so will watch it there. However, I do recognise one of the guys as Boone from Lost and he is a bit pretty boyish for my liking. He looks like a young Rob Lowe too.

SleepingLion Tue 30-Nov-10 20:13:40

wintera - I saw that about the new Buffy movie shock

No Joss and none of the cast - not a hope in hell I'll go to see it. Worst idea ever. How can they hope to follow something so cult and so recent? Not like it was made fifty years ago and they're bringing it back for a new generation, like Dr. Who or something. I'm nearly 40 and all the teenagers I teach are huge Buffy fans too so what audience are they hoping this new version is going to appeal to?

<rant over blush>

Boone from Lost is the eye-wateringly gorgeous and badly behaved Damon: I don't know a single woman who watches who isn't firmly Team Damon, so don't write him off just yet. grin

Liv77 Tue 30-Nov-10 20:43:50

Agree with sleepinglion on both counts -

Why do they keep on remaking stuff that's so recent. For instance they're redoing Spiderman again from the start, new cast, director etc and the last film isn't even 4 years old yet confused

And out of the VD grin gang, yes, I'd do Damon.

GothAnneGeddes Tue 30-Nov-10 22:47:04

Even my Mum is Team Damon. Didn't like him at all in series 1, but he's increasingly appealing.

SleepingLion Wed 01-Dec-10 08:12:48

<salutes GothAnneGeddes' mum!>

SciFiFan Wed 01-Dec-10 15:54:51

I'm with you guys on the Buffy film remake - No Joss = No Good!!

As for Vampire Diaries I'm another who agrees that it grew on me after the first few episodes. I'm definately Team Damon - god he's gorgeous grin.

SleepingLion Wed 01-Dec-10 18:14:34

Hmmm, have been browsing online (what else is there to do in the snow?) and have found a t-shirt which says 'Damon Salvatore can compel me any time".

Is it inappropriate to add it to my Christmas list which I'm making which DH is not allowed to deviate from which offers DH some gentle hints as to what I might like? grin

wintera Wed 01-Dec-10 20:13:15

Well I've watched a few eps now. It does remind me a lot of Dawson's Creek and also Scream as well so was not surprised to see Kevin Williamson's name on the credits.

It's alright, and I must say I was quite surprised by some of the horror bits as they were actually more graphic than I thought they would be. However, neither of the fellas is my cup of tea I'm afraid. I prefer my Vamps a bit rougher looking than those two, they're much too pretty looking. The guy who plays Damon is prettier than most of the girls in it! smile
Will definitely be sticking with it though and will probably watch all the eps that they have on Virgin On Demand.

SciFiFan Wed 01-Dec-10 21:39:38

Be warned wintera you start off just thinking Damon is OK and a bit pretty but before too long you'll find yourself drooling everytime he appears.

I think he must be compelling me through the screen or somthing. grinblush

SciFiFan Wed 01-Dec-10 21:40:11

Sorry that should be 'something'.

SleepingLion Thu 02-Dec-10 16:49:17

grin @ 'compelling me through the screen'!

It's soooooooo true - at first, I just thought 'Ooh he's not bad' but now I drool whenever he's on screen blush

SoupDragon Thu 02-Dec-10 16:58:29

I've just watched episode two of season one as it is available free on virgin Media's tv choice. It's very teeny but oddly compelling. S far, I do want to see how it pans out and whether it develops into something other than teeny stuff.

SciFiFan Thu 02-Dec-10 17:12:10

Sleeping Lion - it gets worse. I've even found myself watching clips on YouTube between Tuesday night 'fixes'. blushblush

JimJammum Thu 02-Dec-10 20:25:04

Major TVD fan over here....so watch and enjoy. Onky thing I'd say is that it might be tricky getting into the story...the curse, werewolves, doppelgangers of doppelgangers, warlocks, Originals...the plotline's getting trickier by the week, so I'd watch season 1 first (grit your teetch through the first 4 episodes until it starts to kick off) and then watch season 2 so you can keep up.
I've recommended to a couple of Vamp-fans and they are all hooked, and their dhs too.

megsophandemma Thu 02-Dec-10 20:34:17

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