So a big trend going on now is popular children's novels being made into movies (Harry Potter, Twilight, Percy Jackson, The Chronicles of Narnia, The Bridge to Teribithia, the list is endless) but another trend that is working it's way into the works is YA series being made into TV series.
Now I'll admit, I am totally 100% addicted. I love The Vampire Diaries. Each week I'm left breathlessly waiting for the next episode to come out. But why? I started to read the first book in the series and it didn't draw me in. But I can't get enough of it on TV! Maybe it's because Damon is such the deliciously gorgeous bad boy. He is a good 75% of why I watch the show. But he's so good.
Another reason I think I devour shows like Gossip Girl is because of the drama. As for Gosssip Girl, I read 9 or 10 books of the series...and I actually really didn't like them all that much. The show is MUCH different than the books but what rings true throughout each is the juicy drama that keeps building and building until finally it explodes with gasps of "OMG did that just happen!?" and "Oh no don't do it!" I know it's completely unrealistic...and possibly brain damaging but again, I can't. get. enough. I love it! Maybe I have different standards for what I read and what I'll watch on TV. When acting, and costumes, and steamy kissing scenes are added to the the mix I'll throw away my moral standards for 45 minutes to watch it all unfold. And also, Chuck Bass is sexy. Very sexy.
And now there's a new show coming out on ABC Family based on the Pretty Little Liars novels (I definitely just put the first one on hold at the library). Here's a sneak peak:
So what do you all think? Do you watch any of these shows or others I didn't mention? Why or why not?
And do you love Damon as much as I do?