Cherry Mischievous

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Review: THE VAMPIRE DIARIES

The Vampire Diaries
Season 1
DVD box set
From the book series of the same name written by L. J. Smith

About The Vampire Diaries:

The Vampire Diaries is an American teen supernatural drama television series developed by Kevin Williamson and Julie Plec, based on the book series of the same name written by L. J. Smith. The series premiered on The CW Television Network on September 10, 2009, and is currently in its third season that premiered on September 15, 2011.[1] The series takes place in Mystic Falls, Virginia, a fictional small town haunted by supernatural beings. The main focus of the series is the love triangle between the female protagonist Elena Gilbert (Nina Dobrev) and Stefan (Paul Wesley) and Damon (Ian Somerhalder), all of whom have dark pasts. Later light is thrown on the mysterious past of the town involving Elena’s malevolent doppelgänger Katherine who seeks revenge against the town, Stefan, Damon, and Elena.

Source: Info in the About The Vampire Diaries was taken from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Vampire_Diaries on 27/10/2011.

My Thoughts:

Why are our kick-ass heroines too stupid to live (TSTL)?!! First there is Sookie Stackhouse. Now there’s Elena Gilbert. Of course you would slap a vampire because…. he could snap your neck like a twig… second, you are bleeding and the vampire in question is having control problems…. third, because you know for a fact that this vampire is the bad one who likes to kill… and, oh yes,… because you have a major case of TSTL??! At least Sookie was blonde, but Elena wasn’t! Okey, okey, I bought this box set because I need something to watch while waiting for True Blood Season 4 to become available in the UK… but let me tell you, I had to be really desperate to continue watching this show. I know, I know, there are a lot of Vampire Diaries fans out there and I would probably get stoned with ripe tomatoes here, but… I don’t think I’ll ever finish watching this dvd box set…

There are good plot lines but Elena‘s TSTL is annoying!! It took me a month and a half of constant trying to get through the first disc. It took me two days to get through Seasons 1 to 3 dvd box sets of True Blood. You can imagine my frustration with The Vampire Diaries dvd box set! 😦

And Nina might be beautiful but she can barely act…

Empirical Evaluation:
Character development = 2.5
Story itself = 2.5
World building = 4
Cinematography = 4
Pace = 1

Overall Rating: 2.5 out of 5 cherries

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19/01/2012 - Posted by | Cherry's reviews, DVD box set, review, The Vampire Diaries, TV series review, urban fantasy, vampire, Witch

6 Comments »

  1. To be fair, in the books Elena is blonde, so maybe she does have the blonde excuse, too. 😛 I personally really like Vampire Diaries, but to be honest, if you absolutely love True Blood you're probably not gonna love TVD. It's super tamed down compared to TB…so even if you think it sucks, there aren't tonnes of sexy times to make up for it. 😛 lol Oh, and I like Nina…at the very least you have to admit that she's much better than KStew…just saying. 😛 haha And I love Damon…love, love, love him. I loved him in the books, and I love him even more on the show. 😀 Thanks for sharing your thoughts Cherry, even though I don't agree, I still think it's always interesting to see other people's insights on the things you like. :)Hope you don't have to wait too much longer for True Blood! :DAmbur

    Comment by .Ambur. | 19/01/2012 | Reply

  2. LOLI had some of the same thoughts when I tried this show.I don't know, I just don't like her.You cracked me up with that twig comment.

    Comment by Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com | 19/01/2012 | Reply

  3. Aye, blonde in the books ;)Omg, I hated those books, she annoyed me so much

    Comment by Blodeuedd | 19/01/2012 | Reply

  4. I only made it through two episodes. It was soooOOooo boring! My friend told me that it gets better in the second season when one of the vamps goes evil, but there is no way in hell I'm putting myself through the rest of the first season!

    Comment by Straylights | 19/01/2012 | Reply

  5. lol i only watch 2 some eye candy ha hagr8 review

    Comment by roro | 20/01/2012 | Reply

  6. .Ambur. – You're right, KStewart is even worse than Nina but we have to admit that both are pretty girls 🙂Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com, Straylights & roro – Glad to see I wasn't the only one 🙂Blodeuedd – The books are still sitting at the back of the TBR shelf. After watching part of the show, I don't think they are coming out soon…

    Comment by Cherry | 21/01/2012 | Reply


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