14
Sep
09

In Defense of the Written Word

I mentioned in my review of The Vampire Diaries that I had already gotten the next volume out of of the library, and was going to read it before the television show premiered, if for no other reason than to properly hate and critique it. This plan changed after I actually saw some of the trailers and sneak peeks of the show.

The long preview.

Now, I don’t expect book-to-screen adaptions to be perfect, I’m not naive. But this is such an awful bastardization of the literature it’s based off of, I’m surprised LJ Smith herself hasn’t stormed the offices of CW with a machete. I’m not about to explain everything that is wrong with this, but rest assured, it makes the adaption of the third Harry Potter book look like a work of exquisite art. (Although, I’m more than happy to admit I love seeing Ian Somerhalder back on television. Man I love him.)

The Vampire Diaries is far from my favorite book (though of all the things I have read for the purposes of this blog, it’s not that bad). I am not a fan of these books as much as I am a fan of all books, which is why I’ll never find it in my heart to even watch these episodes online.

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