What’s the deal with The Vampire Diaries? Is this upcoming show just a rip-off of the Stephenie Meyer-based franchise?
Yes and no. It’s hard to believe The CW would air The Vampire Diaries if not for the recent success of blood suckers on the big and small screen, from Twilight to True Blood.
But The Vampire Diaries is based on a series of books that came out before Twilight, author L.J. Smith published The Vampire Diaries: The Awakening in 1991.
First up: Edward vs. Stefan Salvatore.
- Both are vampires; possess similar facial features (high cheekbones, angular jaw, wavy hair); seriously crush on a human high school student; neither drinks human blood.
- Edward is physically unaffected by his disdain for human blood, Stefan is noticeably slow and weak; Edward’s family supports his love for Bella, Stefan’s brother is vehemently against his feelings for Elena; Edward can read minds, Stefan cannot
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So finally I learn the truth, The Vampire Diaries came before Twilight. But the movie Twilight did come out before the Vampire Diaries TV series. So is the CW trying to jump on the Vampire band wagon maybe. And well for me Edward is always going to be number 1!
Do you think The Vampires Diaries show is just another way for the CW to make the big bucks? For those of you who have read the books is Edward or Stefan better?