Greg Cox wrote:
I mean, does anybody really
think that if VAMPIRIE DIARIES or TRUE BLOOD hadn't been greenlighted, HBO or the CW would be airing space operas instead? Or is it more likely that cop shows and reality shows are taking up more time slots than the occassional tv spook show?
Look, I feel your pain. I wouldn't mind another FARSCAPE or FIREFLY either. But it almost seems like some fans are blaming the poor vamps and werewolves for the lack of "proper" sf, so that every time some new supernatural soap opera gets announced, the response around here always seems to be: "Damnit, creepies don't belong on TV, spaceships do!"
Can't we all just get along?
Yeah, I don't see what is so horrible about "vampire shows". I'm willing to admit that I have fallen in on the "vampire craze", I'm a huge fan of True Blood, The Vampire Diaries, Lost Girl, and I'm even in the process of writting an urban fantasy story. But for me it's not the Vampires so much as it's just the fact that I have found that I like the kinds of stories that are told in these universes, and the characters (witches, werewolfe, ect. not just vamps) that tend to populate them. It's not about metaphors or sex, it's just about good stories with the types of characters that I like.