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11 September 2009 @ 10:01 am
CW's Thursday night horror lineup  
The Vampire Diaries started last night on the CW and I thought it was pretty good. Essentially it's Twilight meets Dawson's Creek, which is a fairly solid combo. Nina Dobrev from Degrassi plays Elena, a high school student still getting over the recent loss of her parents. When the cute new boy, Stefan, takes an interest in her, she's pretty psyched, but of course she doesn't know he's a century old vampire who has convinced himself Elena is the reincarnation of his lost love. Their small town in Virginia is already brimming over with teen soap melodrama when people bodies start turning up drained of blood. The best part of the show so far is Lost's Ian Somerhalder as Stefan's evil, snarky vampire brother. I'll keep watching.

Supernatural had a pretty good season opener although I think it crammed a bit too much into one episode. As of last season, Lucifer has been loosed upon the world, angels and demons are spoiling for a war, and Sam and Dean stand in the middle. It was nice to see the return of Chuck the pulp horror writer prophet and the the wickedly demonic Meg, now played very well by Rachel Miner (Dani from Californication).

If these two shows keep it up, I suspect my Thursday nights are spoken for.

 
 
 
The Mud Puppy: Martianmudpuppy83 on September 11th, 2009 06:05 pm (UTC)
The wife and I tried to watch The Vampire diaries</i. but we missed the first 20 minutes. Then she gave up because the bad vampire showed and she liked him better than the good vamp. Then I gave up because they're trotting out the tired "reincarnation/spitting image of the vampire's lost love" angle. Oy.
micah: me 11/08laerm on September 12th, 2009 01:55 am (UTC)
...oh, um, did you say something? sorry, i was, er, lost.