I guess this is a part of my quarter life crisis?
Now let’s get back to the review. When the trailers for TVD started showing although the key characters seemed unbelievably good-looking, I thought it was going to be like Twilight (I’m not a fan), with the plot being as old as time itself: two brothers Damon Salvatore (Ian Sommerhalder) and Stefan Salvatore (Paul Wesley) fall in love with the same woman Katherine Petrova (Nina Dobrev) , a typical teen drama with vampires.
But wait, there is a twist-145 years later, they fall in love with the same woman or rather her doppelganger Elena. (I thought- meh, in my opinion most teen dramas these days require you to be a teen or at least have raging hormones or a similar love-life issues for you to really get in to them.)
So, one day I just turned on the TV as the show was starting. The episode was the one about Miss Mystic Falls (Se1 Ep 19) and the ‘no-touch’ dance between Elena and Damon completely entranced me, and by the end of the episode I wanted more!
I watched the next episodes the season finale left me breathless and I couldn’t believe I had to wait the whole summer until the show returned. I’m ashamed to admit but it turned into an addiction, a guilty pleasure, my favourite vice- whatever you want to call it!
I caught up on earlier episodes, and in hindsight season 1 was a lot like Twilight, and the pace is slower, but it picks up towards mid-season, after that and pretty much all through Season 2 the pace is break-neck, and you never know who is going to be killed off..and then brought back to life-or something like it!
Those of you who grew up in the nineties- it’s like Buffy but better (more eye-candy, shocking plot twists!)
Here are my favourite TVD music video montages:
Shattered (by Backstreet Boys)