The Vampire Diaries
is Twilight x Dark Shadows
. I've learned how to recognize and zap the Twilight
part and watch the Dark Shadows
part, which is good enough to keep me watching indefinitely. Almost thru S1 now.
I have this theory about TVD
: the producers pulled a bait-and-switch on the CW. The first five or six episodes, which CW would have bought the series based on, are pure Twilight
. Then the show suddenly starts becoming more Dark Shadows
y- which is probably the show the producers want to make. By that time, the audience was locked in and the ratings were secure. Launching with a more Dark Shadows
y show from the start might have gotten it cancelled, or not picked up by the CW to begin with. Clever.