Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Too Much of a Good Thing: Vampires

We all know what Twilight is. We all know what True Blood is. You can't turn around today without seeing something vampire related! And this is just the beginning! This fall The CW rolls out The Vampire Diaries:

This is also a book adaption, and it looks to be very similar to Twilight - human girl moves to a new town, falls for a vampire, how will this work out?!

Then later this year, we have Cirque Du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant:

Also based on a book, but the book is part of a whole series that follows this circus. Figures they'd focus on the vampire aspect given the times. I think it looks interesting, and it's a nice change that the vampire isn't a hot young thing for once.

I see why studios want to capitalize on the trend, but soon this will burn out and there will be a bunch of projects in various stages of development or distribution that will no longer have an audience.

Now, there may be a lot of content out there on vampires, but I know I'm going to be watching some of it. I grew up on Buffy and Angel, it's pretty much ingrained in me. But I think I'll be reserving my vampire love to True Blood, loving the trash of Twilight, and rewatching the classics (Buffy and Angel) on DVD.

What will you guys be watching?

What vampire content are you in to? What projects are you looking forward to?


  1. I started and finished the whole vampire/werewolf/underworld thing when I was 12. The author of the Vampire Diaries wrote her vampire stuff almost two decades ago, long before Twilight and I must say, Twilight is really really REALLY unoriginal considering all the vampire "literature" already out there. The only original thing about Twilight is probably the fact that in sunlight they sparkle like ice-skaters in costume. WEIRD.

    Sorry. I hate on Twilight.

    I still love you!!!

  2. How origianl can Vampire stories really be? They are all based in Dracula.

    For some interesting Vampire romance trash novels check out The Black Dagger Brotherhood series.