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    Remy757Photog

    [21]Sep 19, 2009
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    Ok I first want to admit that I'm biased to media concerning Vampires/Lycans. That fact aside, I don't blindly latch onto anything Vampire related. Case in point, I wasn't that big a fan of Buffy (Loved the original Movie) or Angel, mainly because of the production value put into the make-up artistry and the B-movie plot lines.

    When I heard of this show, I too, couldn't help but compare it to Twilight. I have to admit, I'm tired of the hundred + yrs old vampire chasing after the teenage high school girl (pedophile anyone? lol). I find this plotline to be cheap and played out and looking to capitalize on that younger demographic. Hopefully the drama the writers create will allow it to rise above meaningless fluff. I actually kind of like the potential this show has thus far. Although, I do also feel that being on "CW" may limit the true growing power this show can have, but time will tell.

    I do have some gripes so far, the setting of the show is in Virginia and being a resident of Hampton Roads Va and frequent traveler throughout the state, Im not convinced that the show is actually filmed in the state. The actors/actresses all tend to have a more "West Coast" vibe and I have yet to see a Va Plate on any cars. The woods-y envirnoment gives it a VA look but Im still not conviced they aren't just filming in some Northern California town. I know people reading this are like who care right? Well I do, and imagine if they tried to film the excellent True Blood show on a Hollywood set instead of in Louisiana. Where they film, does lend to the shows creditibility. I don't feel truely contected to the show on this count.

    Another problem is that while the actors/actresses are all good looking, some are rather lacking in actual substance. I haven't read the books yet, but if this show isn't going to stick to similar plotlines as the book I do see this as a huge negative. There's nothing worse than screwing over an authors work, in this regard. True Blood and Dexter also catches my ire on this point. I love reading books and while I can understand devations from time to time, encompassing the original work should be a requirement when the written word is transplanted on screen. I mean the fans of the book is what allowed the show to come into existence in the first place right?

    On the plus side, I do approve of the production value being put into the show again regarding make-up artistry. Making Vampires look realistic is important to me. Never was too big a fan of Daywalker vampires but after I saw the horror fest movie a few yrs back called "The Hamiltons" I am ok with vampires not being affected by daylight in the traditional sense. So to close I'm more than willing to continue to give this show a shot, and will be downloading weekly from the newgroups (sorry dont watch broadcast tv, I despise commercials). If nothing else, this show will hold me over until a new season of True Blood arrives. Any other potential vampire show creators please rip off quality content like True Blood and not Twilight like The Vampire Diaries does.

    P.S. I too was a fan of Moonlight, and Masquerade.

    Edited on 09/19/2009 11:24am
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    GabiStosberg

    [22]Sep 19, 2009
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    Moonlight had bad actors, 'nough said.
    I haven't watched True Blood, but according to TV.com it's #12 out of ALL the shows it has on it's website. I would say that's pretty good...
    So I certainly wouldn't say it's doomed to fail.
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    radchick606

    [23]Sep 23, 2009
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    OMG that is friggin hilarous i have benn laughing for 20 minutes about this
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    radchick606

    [24]Sep 23, 2009
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    i was a fan of moonlight, i wish they didn't cancel it
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    KingofIPirates

    [25]Sep 23, 2009
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    Moonlight to me was average at best.
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    danejarus

    [26]Nov 21, 2009
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    Kelon08 wrote:
    I watched about 15 minutes of this before turning it off. As if Twilight wasn't doing enough to ruin vampires, we need more teen-angst undead BS. Complete crap.


    Right because all vampire shows are meant to be about hideous beasts with no souls who drink blood kill babies and need to be staked pardner please fresh takes and new ideas are always accepted so is it doomed yet so far I count 10 episodes
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    danejarus

    [27]Nov 21, 2009
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    BTW the reason why books are never the same as their series counterparts is because there is o mystery and it all ends to quick you read a book and then watch the show and you fall asleep really cuz you know everything that's gona happen no fun there but whe the plot is altered it makes it new and fresh and gives more to move with so it lasts longer. If they wanted it exactly like the book it would have been a movie not a series

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    aislingxireland

    [28]Nov 21, 2009
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    moonlight was such a class TV show.i loved it !!

    so sad when it got cancelled.

    but these days vampires are in !!

    twilight,new-moon,vampires assistant .... . need i say more

    i have a feeling vampires diaries will stay around for a good while.

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    electricpeppers

    [29]Nov 24, 2009
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    True Blood was partly successful because of the Sookie Stackhouse books it's based on (which are bestsellers). I don't think it's fair to compare them -- this show is pretty good, it needs to get better but it's done well in the ratings thus far. I'm sure it'll get renewed if the CW survives!

    Vampires/fantasy are big right now... just look at all that dreadful Twilight stuff they're promoting.

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    chang_1910

    [30]Nov 24, 2009
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    well so far TRUE BLOOD is doing great.... and Vampire diaries had a great 1st half and looking forward to a great second, a LOT of potential..
    Moonlight was never that good, it could have being something, but never actually flight...
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    Jeess-Rose

    [31]Nov 24, 2009
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    actually im a big fan of vampires and i quite liked it its definately good, not just teen crap, its got something for everyone.
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    Dec1964

    [32]Nov 30, 2012
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    4 seasons & still going...

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    jstitely1

    [33]Nov 30, 2012
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    Dec1964 wrote:


    4 seasons & still going...



    Haha it is hilarious to go back and read posts saying it was going to fail when it is still the highest rated Cw show.

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    Yaspaa

    [34]Dec 1, 2012
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    Pointless thread.
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    Dec1964

    [35]Dec 2, 2012
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    fujin_mage wrote:


    moonlight, true blood, need i say more





    Just interested "Have You Read The Books".?

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    Dec1964

    [36]Feb 8, 2013
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    Halfway through season - 4 & who knows how many seasons The CW will do,


    maybe its not Rating that well. My opinion of the show has changed since


    the last post.

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    jstitely1

    [37]Feb 8, 2013
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    Dec1964 wrote:


    Halfway through season - 4 & who knows how many seasons The CW will do,


    maybe its not Rating that well. My opinion of the show has changed since


    the last post.



    its still the highest rated cw show, its not going anywhere for awhile.

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    Dec1964

    [38]Feb 15, 2013
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    jstitely1 wrote:


    Dec1964 wrote:


    Halfway through season - 4 & who knows how many seasons The CW will do,


    maybe its not Rating that well. My opinion of the show has changed since


    the last post.



    its still the highest rated cw show, its not going anywhere for awhile.




    I think Arrow has taken over in the Ratings at The CW Network.

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    jstitely1

    [39]Feb 15, 2013
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    Dec1964 wrote:


    jstitely1 wrote:


    Dec1964 wrote:


    Halfway through season - 4 & who knows how many seasons The CW will do,


    maybe its not Rating that well. My opinion of the show has changed since


    the last post.



    its still the highest rated cw show, its not going anywhere for awhile.




    I think Arrow has taken over in the Ratings at The CW Network.



    in terms of being most watched yes. However, the demo its completley different. Tvd has won that every week against Arrow except for this one. The network cares about demo more than viewers

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    Dec1964

    [40]Feb 19, 2013
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    Dec1964 wrote:



    I think Arrow has taken over in the Ratings at The CW Network.



    in terms of being most watched yes. However, the demo its completley different. Tvd has won that every week against Arrow except for this one. The network cares about demo more than viewers


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    I'm not saying this show isn't popular anymore because it is, but when its comes to


    Ratings, yes The CW Network really does care, i am a member.

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