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The Vampire Diaries or How Damon Saved the Vampires

First, let me say that I didn’t have a lot of hope for this show.  It’s based on a series of teen novels, of which I’ve read the first two, and although they were pretty good, they were definitely geared towards teens.  You know, a lot of “Gee, does he like me?” and “Who are you taking to the dance?” type of stuff.  So, I watched the first episode fully expecting that I might not make it to the second.  And then they introduced Damon.

Damon is not a new character. He’s the evil vampire in the books, but in the show he is deliciously evil.  And for that, I absolutely love him.  He does not sparkle.  He does not play nice with humans.  He does not even play nice with his human-loving brother Stefan.  He snacks on the good people of the town and leaves their broken bodies wherever they fall.  All without apology.  Now that’s a vampire.

I just watched the most recent episode and not only was he up to his usual evil-vampy tricks, he was reading a copy of Twilight and complaining about Edward and the whole sparkly vampire thing.  Then, with his next undead breath, he compliments Anne Rice.  Yup, I am totally in love.  Finally, after all this touchy-feely vampires are your friends business, we get a real vampire.  Damon, you have saved me from goody-two shoes vampire hell.  Now go beat up your brother again and wreak some havoc on an unsuspecting teenager or two.


One Response to “The Vampire Diaries or How Damon Saved the Vampires”

  1. Jahhdog says:

    Nicole I may point my wife to this show if it is worthy of a vampire loveing fan like yourself 😀


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