Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Vampire Diaries: The Complete First Season - Blu-ray
Whoa! Between this show and True Blood, it's clear that vampires have taken over the TV networks. It would be too easy to brush a TV show like Vampire Diaries off as another way for someone to cash in on the sudden vampire trend. But don't jump your guns just yet. This show is definitely not a "flash in the pan". I believe it has what it takes to make it in the long run. With a very compelling storyline, mysterious characters, and great acting, Vampire Diaries is a hit that will be here for a while. The only beef I have with the show is that the teenagers are WAY too mature for their own good here. It might have been more believable if these were college kids. Instead, some of these high schoolers are involved in relationships that would be way over their heads in real life. I wouldn't want any teenagers in my family emotionally invested in relationships the way some of the kids here are.
Ok, rant over.
Despite the flaws I mentioned above, I think this show is something that a lot of adults can "sink their teeth into". I've always been a sucker for a good vampire story, and this is one of the best I've seen in a while. I finally got to finish the first season on Blu-ray and honestly, I couldn't get enough. With the cliffhangers at the end of each show, I was left hungry for each episode. The quality of video on the Blu-ray colection is superb and made it much more interesting to watch. Warner Bros seems to be finishing the year off right with this addition to their home video collection.
And for a peek at the show, check this out: