Based on the novels by: L.J. Smith
Starring: Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder, Steven R. McQueen, Sara Canning, Katerina Graham, Candice Accola, Zach Roerig, Kayla Ewell, Michael Trevino, Matt Davis
Well, well, this is another series for me to get addicted with. I recently finished reading The Awakening by L.J. Smith. While I thought the book was okay, I couldn't help feeling curious about The Vampire Diaries TV show. Technically, I watched the pilot episode before reading the book. So I noticed some differences when I began reading.
However, in the TV show, wow, Stefan is immediately smitten by her. They first meet when they bumped into each other at the boys' toilet. Sparks flew! Elena didn't have to work hard to get Stefan's attention. Life's easier for Elena in the TV show. Hey, they even kiss in the second episode. How fast is that? In the book, we feel Elena getting desperate because Stefan keeps ignoring her!
Instead of having a little sister like in the book, TV Elena has a good-looking but stoned adoptive younger brother named Jeremy. He's in love with Elena's ex-boyfriend's sister, Vicki. These TV series sure like to make things complicated. The ex-bf, Matt, looks kind of constipated the whole time. I know he's hurt because Elena dumped him but they could have maintained his character as being best friends with her.
Let's move on to the vamp guys! Stefan is as described in the book. On TV, he just couldn't keep his eyes off Elena. And his brother Damon. Damon loves to taunt Stefan. But I felt his character was somewhat different from the book. He seems much more 'mature' in the book while on TV, it's no surprise if he stuck out his tongue at Stefan. Perhaps he believes in being young at heart despite being a century-year-old vampire.
And wow, Elena's Aunt Jenna is young and beautiful. She could pass off as Elena's sister. Mr Tanner ain't that bad-looking too. I wonder how old he really is in the book.
Okay, enough chit-chat for now. I'm off to watch Episode 3. :)