To be honest I never, ever thought a vampire show would ever come along that'd be half as good as Buffy. The depth of characters's personalities, the witty banter andthe complex stoylines. I thought that with the end of Buffy and Angel, good quality supernatural shows would come to a halt.
Then Vampire diaries came along.
It's just such a great, entertaining show. It has that " Scooby gang " feel to it with the collection of characters that are portrayed and how they all play a role in saving the day or making it worse.
You have your witch.
You have your werewolf.
You have your vampires.
All you need is a slayer.
The characters resemble Buffy's characters in so many ways that it's scary.
For example, Damon is very Spike in so many ways. How dimensional his personality is. The evil, monstorous exterior which hides the sensitivity within and all the humor he puts into the show. Very, very Spike.
Stephan is very Angel. The good vampire that was ounce bad and made his own brother drink human blood in order to turn.
Caroline, a mixture of Buffy and Harmony. Ounce an insecure, shallow blonde girl. Now an independent, strong ( Spoiler coming up for people who haven't got to season 2 ).....vampire.
Also Elena's legal guardian's relationship with Alarick who is sort of the adult of their " scooby gang " group, is very similar to Joyce's relationship to Gyles.
And those are just a few examples.
I expected the show's quality to drop after the first season like so many other programmes such as True Blood but surprisingly it got better !
Anyway, it's going to need atleast three more high quality seasons to get to Buffy's level but I was just wondering.....
Did you check the show out ? Did you like it ? Do you notice the similarities and which show do you prefer ?