The Vampire Diaries–> (Show vs. Books)

20 Sep

In 1991 L. J. Smith wrote The Vampire Diaries: The Awakening. Almost 20 years later her creation hit the small screen. (She can thank Twilight and True Blood for that one.)

As an original fan of the V.D books I was eagerly awaiting the TV adaptation. Then on September 10th 2009 I was gravely disappointed. My hopes were torn into teeny tiny bits.

First off, Elena is blond. The producers probably changed her hair to brown so as to not confuse Elena with Sookie Stackhouse from True Blood. If they were scared of overlapping True Blood than they should have realized both shows revolve around a human woman, and a couple of vampires fighting for her affection and life. (Wait a minute… that sounds a hell of a lot like True Blood.) To avoid all that they could have just done the show a few years ago…when the books weren’t so outdated.

Also not only is she blond, but she is beautiful in a kind of too pretty to be naturally pretty way. But in the show she’s some short normal looking actress. Sure the actress is pretty. But, SHE’S AN ACTRESS ON A MAJOR NETWORK. SHE HAS TO BE A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF PRETTY. Elena is supposed to be Helen of Troy pretty. WTF?

ANYWAY…

The other thing that pisses me off is how cheezy it was. There were freaking billows of fog pouring from off camera while she was at the cemetery. She wasn’t even weirded out by the ferocious mystery fog. I would have been like…”WTF, fog? What’s going on? Why are you billowing over towards me?” Instead she looks around puzzled then runs for no real reason.

I had to stop watching shortly after. It was at that point that I realized the show was put together by idiots. L.J. should be pissed. I know I’d be if I were her. Although the huge checks the network gave me would certainly dull the pain quite a bit.

So take a look and tell me about how close the characters seem, from the book to the show:

Book Elena.
Book Elena.

Show Elena.
Show Elena.

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2 Responses to “The Vampire Diaries–> (Show vs. Books)”

  1. xo Chanty October 30, 2009 at 9:49 pm #

    okaaay so there is a reason why the show starts off with saying “BASED ON THE BOOK” keyword being BASED!
    if it was exactly like the book where would be the surprise and suspense in that?
    you need to chill out and realize they arn’t supposed to be the same.
    and you say she runs for no reason? well then you clearly didnt read the books that closely because she does run randomly in the book too because she feels an overwhelming power, so maybe look into that.

    give it a shot before writting nasty articles about something you barely know.

    • nicegirlmeanthoughts November 1, 2009 at 11:22 am #

      I bet you spend waaaaay too much time online looking for stuff to complain about.

      Have a nice day!

      ; )

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