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  • HoriZon 21 May 2011 14:02:05 13,565 posts
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    No thread for this at all and I may know why but I love it...

    Love it or hate it in these days of 'Twilight' vampire stories its a very good show and has entertained me for 2 seasons now.

    Its just finished its second run and will be back later in the year for more. Yes its all a bit lovley lovely at times and maybe aimed at teenage girls on the whole but its great with some damn fine characters: Elijah, Caroline, Damon and Klaus (played be an English/Welsh actor who was in HEX) been a new one and now a full-time cast member it seems.

    Damon is great I would go gay for him ;)


    So who else is secretly watching this without admitting it?

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  • Gland 21 May 2011 14:11:34 78,459 posts
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    It's Twilight: The TV Series. That in itself is a good enough reason for there to be no thread for it.

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  • sport 21 May 2011 14:11:51 12,775 posts
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    Please tell me you're joking Horizon!
  • HoriZon 21 May 2011 14:14:20 13,565 posts
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    No its great!

    Supernatural was built as a teenage girl program when it was first made i see no difference from that to this :)


    There is a thread about everything else on this forum and most of that is crap.

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  • sport 21 May 2011 14:22:33 12,775 posts
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    sport wrote:
    Please tell me you're joking Horizon!
  • BinaryBob101 21 May 2011 14:23:59 23,546 posts
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    I watched the first episode which was full of teenage angst, teenage angst emo rock ballads and teenage angst unrequited love.

    In short, it was utter shite. Avoid this mess, which as HoriZon quite correctly points out is aimed at teenage girls full of teenage angst.

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  • RMXtreme 21 May 2011 14:24:07 3,145 posts
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    It really is a great show; let me link to the article that made me watch the again:

    "Let’s face it – admitting to someone you’re an adult who watches a show called The Vampire Diaries can be a bit embarrassing. The title, shared with the young adult novels the show is adapted from, conjures images of broody teenage vamps composing horrendously self-involved poetry while staring off into the moonlight and cursing their respective fates. I haven’t read the novels, so that very well may be what they are about, but thankfully, the show is not. Week in and week out, The Vampire Diaries is one of the most consistently entertaining shows on television, and I think it’s time we take the title back. The Vampire Diaries should no longer be a source of shame, but a source of pride! (…Err, or something.)"

    As mentioned in the comments section of the article; the first 5/6 episode aren't that great, but it gets a better after that.
  • oceanmotion 21 May 2011 14:27:46 16,005 posts
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    At least they don't sparkle though they get by with magic rings.
  • BinaryBob101 21 May 2011 14:30:43 23,546 posts
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    I couldn't take any more following episode one.

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  • HoriZon 21 May 2011 14:38:28 13,565 posts
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    It's worth sticking with some great episode S2 has been top notch from start to end.

    Much better than Supernatural S6 which has been all over the shop.

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  • Widge Moderator 21 May 2011 14:41:04 13,700 posts
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    It's great, far less emo and INTENSE FEELINGS than Twilight. In fact has as much in common with it as Buffy does.

    Takes a while to get going but once it does, it really works.

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  • RMXtreme 21 May 2011 14:42:57 3,145 posts
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    You could probably skip episodes 1-5, episode 6/7 is when the fun begins.
  • Widge Moderator 21 May 2011 14:53:34 13,700 posts
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    I dont know, you kind of need Damon established as a "bad" guy.

    I know I started paying massive attention when the car washing bit happens in season 1. Realized that the show is exclusively populated with hotties.

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  • Deleted user 21 May 2011 14:59:06
    Both this and Supernatural are aimed at teenage girls.

    Watch True Blood if you want a decent vampire series. That's good most of the time.
  • RMXtreme 21 May 2011 15:07:57 3,145 posts
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    No, it isn't.

    Of course it's probably best to watch all the episode, but if BinaryBob101 really dislikes the first episode he won't like the next four any better. Episode 6 and 8 do a pretty good job of establishing Damon as the bad guy. And if I remember correctly episode 6 has Vicki dancing around in a very sexy "outfit".
  • RobTheBuilder 21 May 2011 15:11:25 6,521 posts
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    It's not very good, but it's a damn sight better than Twilight.
    True Blood is much much better though.
  • RMXtreme 21 May 2011 15:20:39 3,145 posts
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    How is True Blood much much better?
  • HoriZon 21 May 2011 15:49:41 13,565 posts
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    True Blood is aimed at teenage girls too the books they come from are just that.

    This is better than True Blood which has lost its way since S1.


    S2 of Diaries has been one of the better shows of the last year!

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  • HoriZon 21 May 2011 15:54:36 13,565 posts
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    BinaryBob101 wrote:
    In short, it was utter shite. Avoid this mess, which as HoriZon quite correctly points out is aimed at teenage girls full of teenage angst.

    I said it 'maybe' is and tbh i dont think it is at all some great episodes. Its worth watching and getting into as the last half of S1 and all of S2 have been great!

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  • sport 21 May 2011 16:08:15 12,775 posts
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    HoriZon wrote:
    BinaryBob101 wrote:
    In short, it was utter shite. Avoid this mess, which as HoriZon quite correctly points out is aimed at teenage girls full of teenage angst.

    I said it 'maybe' is and tbh i dont think it is at all some great episodes. Its worth watching and getting into as the last half of S1 and all of S2 have been great!

    You and I need to have a serious talk, young lady.
  • RobTheBuilder 21 May 2011 16:09:56 6,521 posts
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    I said True Blood was much much better than something that isn't very good. Not that True Blood is incredible...!!
  • Mr-Brett 21 May 2011 16:16:22 12,828 posts
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    HoriZon wrote:
    This is better than True Blood which has lost its way since S1.

    True Blood did get a bit crap after Season 1 but this is certainly not better.


    S2 of Diaries has been one of the better shows of the last year!

    You need to watch some different shows, there's been so many great ones recently. I'm happy to list some if you want :)

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  • RMXtreme 21 May 2011 16:30:51 3,145 posts
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    RobTheBuilder wrote:
    I said True Blood was much much better than something that isn't very good. Not that True Blood is incredible...!!

    Surely when you say something is much much better you can point to something that's better about it. That's all I was asking.

    Mr-Brett. Please do. Broadcast only please ;)
  • Orange 21 May 2011 16:38:19 4,849 posts
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    HoriZon wrote:
    aimed at teenage girls on the whole
    teenage girls + HoriZon.
  • Mr-Brett 21 May 2011 16:40:47 12,828 posts
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    RMXtreme wrote:
    RobTheBuilder wrote:
    I said True Blood was much much better than something that isn't very good. Not that True Blood is incredible...!!

    Surely when you say something is much much better you can point to something that's better about it. That's all I was asking.

    Mr-Brett. Please do. Broadcast only please ;)

    You don't want to see my private sexy show? :(

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  • RobTheBuilder 21 May 2011 16:59:29 6,521 posts
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    RMXtreme wrote:
    RobTheBuilder wrote:
    I said True Blood was much much better than something that isn't very good. Not that True Blood is incredible...!!

    Surely when you say something is much much better you can point to something that's better about it. That's all I was asking.

    Mr-Brett. Please do. Broadcast only please ;)

    Better actors, better writing, better core concept. That's a start!
  • Gland 21 May 2011 17:12:11 78,459 posts
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    HoriZon wrote:
    No its great!

    Supernatural was built as a teenage girl program when it was first made i see no difference from that to this :)
    Yeah, because Supernatural is all about soft lighting and romantic vampires.

    Next you'll be saying Star Trek was exactly like Thunderbirds because it had a space station.

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  • RMXtreme 21 May 2011 17:17:03 3,145 posts
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    Mr-Brett: Of course I do. Just wondering what shows you would say are better that are on broadcast, not cable. For me that's only Parks & Recreation.

    RobTheBuilder: That's a bit vague no?

    Better actors? Probably, seeing that it's on HBO and The Vampire Diaries is on the CW.
    Better writing? Jason Stackhouse, Nazi werewolves. Enough said.
    Better core concept? A vampire queen sends a minion to seduce the last faerie so that she can drink her blood?
  • Mr-Brett 21 May 2011 17:24:41 12,828 posts
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    Oh, I have no idea what shows are cable and what aren't, so most of the ones I watch probably are cable :)

    Parks and Recreation is awesome though.

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  • HoriZon 21 May 2011 17:27:01 13,565 posts
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    Dirtbox wrote:
    Next you'll be saying Star Trek was exactly like Thunderbirds because it had a space station.

    Not at all but at least they could act on Thunderbirds unlike that other facepalm program!

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