July 28, 2021

Let's Talk The Vampire Diaries: Books vs. TV Shows

It's no surprise that a majority off fans will state, "The books are ALWAYS better!" We say this about; Harry Potter, Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Sherlock Holmes, The Chronicles of Narnia, and so many more. I alone have said this, screaming this, debated this many times (even if I had never read the book(s). Being a hardcore book lover can be a frustrating, heartbreaking and even loving experience when your favorite books get turned into a TV Show or Film. I remember when I first learned that Alex Rider: Storm Breaker was getting turned into a film. It was exciting, inviting and exhilarating to see the story I loved coming to "life". I have a lot of feelings about the film and fully understand and support the reasons for not making any more of the Alex Rider books series into films!

This week Zara Miller jumped on the opportunity to sit down and talk with me about our shared experiences, feelings, and opinions about the Vampire Diaries series being turned into a CW (television network) Show. We talk about the MANY characters that were either changed or removed all together. Why were the main characters, Damon and Stefan Salvatore's history and heritage changed? What happened to the friendship turned relationship between Damon Salvatore and Bonnie Bennet? What the heck happened to Elena's sister (which was changed to a brother). We also look at the different plots that were played out in 8 seasons vs 13 books and why we felt some of these changes (and hiccups) were made. Elena's entire personality was changed, basically making every interaction with her different and unrecognizable. We noticed that after season 3-4 plots points and confrontations were being recycled. They show got so off the rails that the main character of the books and shows LEFT THE SHOW EARLY and the cast kept going for an additional TWO SEASONS! Insanity ensues, but Zara and I make sure to take you through all of our frustrations, loves and questions!

Make sure to head over to Amazon.com and pick-up a copy of Zara Miller's new book "I Am Cecilia". You can find Zara Miller on;
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