I like the idea of vampires, and I probably started reading about them back in 6th grade. I discovered a book of Chinese legends and they have a version of the vampire called the Jiangshi. It's a funny looking stiff reanimated corpse that hops around (yes, like a bunny hop) at night sucking peoples life energy out. From there I did a U-Turn to the European version of the vampire, and sprinkled in any other vampire folklore I could find. It was terribly interesting for me. Then I heard about Twilight and was sort of disappointed about the "glittery" approach. But still, it was a nice enough read for a 12 year old.
Now I'm 20, and I'm no less interested in all kinds of creatures. When I heard about Vampire Diaries from all my friends a while back, I dismissed it as another Twilight wannabe series that would eventually die out in popularity...but it didn't. It's just been renewed for its 5th season. I finally decided to give it a shot. My husband, being the peach he is, joined me in this endeavor. We have finished season 1 & 2. I was not disappointed. I'm a little late on the bandwagon, but I really like Vampire Diaries. It's a lot darker than you'd think a CW show would like to be, it's got a BELIEVABLE romance in it, a rich folklore of its own, excellent acting talent, and it keeps me hooked for the next episode.
Not every Zombie, Werewolf, Witch, Vampire flick/show/book/or comic is gonna be a hit. By now you're probably tired of sifting through the thousands of options. But if you're looking for a solid show that seldom disappoints, I recommend The Vampire Diaries.
Oh, in case you're interested, this is a list of all the "supernatural" shows I'm currently watching:
- The Vampire Diaries (The CW) It's got Vampires, Witches, Werewolves, and who knows what else.
- The Walking Dead (AMC) Zombies and crazy ass people.
- Grimm (NBC) Creatures hiding as humans only Grimms can see. Also a good cop show.
- True Blood (HBO) It's got naked humans, witches, vampires, werewolves, faeries, and southern accents. Although, the main character Sookie has this gap between her teeth...look it up.
- Being Human (SyFy) It's about a Vampire, Werewolf, and Ghost being roommates. Sounds like the beginning of a bad joke, I know, but it's really very good.
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