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This is going to be epic!

Epic fail or epic win, either way is good with me!  I so hope this gets picked up for next year!!!  

In a nutshell, the CW decides to develop a tv series based on these books written by this author.  Take a moment to appreciate the author's photo.  She's posed with a "unicorn".   I don't have words. 

There are five books in the series and when I say that the writing and characterization in these books makes the Twilight series seem like Shakespeare, deal with that for a minute.   Speaking of Twilight, this series was published in the early 90's so the Twilighters can't call foul.  Also, if the books are teh suck, why did I read them?  Because 1.) they were at the library and therefore free and 2.) I knew they may be part of a television show and 3.) I'm a sucker for crack.

The series follows a very popular and blond high school senior named Elena and the mysterious new boy in school.  Elena puts the moves on the new boy, who is named Stefan.  Stefan is uninterested.  How can this BE?!?!  Stefan is dark and beautiful and aloof and lives alone in a boarding house and never talks about his past.  Elena is the queen of the senior class.  She gets what she wants and everyone loves/desires/fears her.  With the help of her two best friends, Elena will do whatever it takes to make Stefan love her.  Then the mysterious Damon arrives in town and begins to pursue Elena.  But why?  And what is his connection with Stefan??

Well, they're centuries old feuding vampires who are brothers, of course!  Duh!!

Paul Wesley

Stefan - The angsty "good" brother

Ian Somerhalder

Damon - the possibly murderous "bad" brother

The reason I care about this show is that, if done right, the dynamic between the brothers will be hotter than Sam Winchester's love for Dean.   I'm hoping for a Spike/Angel dynamic in which Spike is the stronger, more knowledgeable vampire.  That could be fun!

I haven't had any new Pretty Boy Vampires on my television in a while, since Moonlight got cancelled.  I'd like some boy-on-boy neck biting and fightin' and "significant looks".  Is that too much to ask??

If you want more background on the books, check this out.


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pikajew From: pikajew Date: March 27th, 2009 08:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh my god. I LOVED those books when I was like 10. I wasn't sure if the teevee show was one and the same but eee! Damn am I excited ;)
selannia From: selannia Date: March 27th, 2009 08:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yes, a 10 year old kid would totally groove on these books. There's just the barest hint of sex and a wee bit of blood in there. I'm sure both sex and gore will be amped up for this incarnation.
pikajew From: pikajew Date: March 27th, 2009 08:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
That would be my guess as well. Man oh man, if they turn her Secret Circle books into a teevee show as well I may just die with delight. I still re-read those once a year or so.
selannia From: selannia Date: March 27th, 2009 08:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
Are they as crack-tastic as the Vampire Diaries?
pikajew From: pikajew Date: March 27th, 2009 08:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh my god, even better. I can't even begin to explain. If you want I'll steal them back from my sister (who also re-reads them constantly) and lend 'em to you.
selannia From: selannia Date: March 27th, 2009 08:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
I just checked the local libary and they have all four in the series. I've just reserved them!

What sucks about the possible tv show is that the boys don't seem to be Italian, Matt now has a sister and Elena has a high school age brother. And the chick they've cast for Caroline does not look bitchy enough.
pikajew From: pikajew Date: March 29th, 2009 04:19 am (UTC) (Link)
I so have to re-read the series. I remember like none of what you're talking about ;) Although I'm thinking you're right, the actress for Caroline doesn't look like an uber-bitch.
beeej From: beeej Date: March 27th, 2009 08:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
Paul looks familiar. Wasn't he Lex's little brother on SV?

I'm looking forward to this, too. Pretty, pretty, slashy vampire incest crack! What's not to love?
selannia From: selannia Date: March 27th, 2009 08:33 pm (UTC) (Link)

I remember him from Everwood.
aninnocent From: aninnocent Date: March 27th, 2009 09:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
All you had to do was say vampires and post those two pictures and you would've hooked me.
selannia From: selannia Date: March 27th, 2009 10:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
Vamps! Blood! AND....they can turn into animals!!!
2naonh3_cl2 From: 2naonh3_cl2 Date: March 28th, 2009 02:40 am (UTC) (Link)
I've been squeaking all over this shit for the last couple of weeks. God, I don't even care that it will probably be hideous, I CAN'T WAIT.

When it comes to the writing...we'll put it this way, 90 percent of the fanfic based on the novels were written by people who were may age when they came out--when I was 12-13--and I will admit that a lot of the fic was better than the novels. Doesn't change the fact that I loved that freakin' series. >.
selannia From: selannia Date: March 28th, 2009 11:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
I just want boy neck biting. That will be enough for me.
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