I succumbed

If you’ve been wondering where I’ve been lately and what I’ve been doing, the answer is home, watching Vampire Diaries.

Yes, I watch teenage vampire soap operas it seems. And make no mistake, it’s a soap opera type of series.

I can’t help but be reminded of Penny in Big Bang Theory getting addicted to a video game. I have a bit of a geeky taste, yes. I adore Big Bang Theory and laugh my heart out watching it.

I also love science-fiction and fantasy and can talk about books and movies from both genres while also knowing the difference between Star Wars and Star Trek (I do get lost in the variants and generations a bit though when they stray from Captain Janeway, Captain Picard and Captain Kirk).

But to get back to the point – I got addicted to Vampire Diaries. Luckily for me, I’m half-way through season 4 and I won’t watch season 5 until it’s finished but that won’t take me that long as four combined.vampire

I feel a bit stupid as I stopped reading books at some point because the story just got winded (the same happened with The House of Night books, which if they ever get turned into a series, will also be a teenage vampire soap opera.

Anyway, the story and characters have gaping holes at some points and you feel like tearing your hair out, but it somehow just works and sucks you in. I don’t even want to go into all the violence and alcohol that might actually sound more than tempting after watching this (I know the whisky they keep drinking is certainly tempting me).

Still, I can’t help it – I spend all my free time watching it and enjoying every moment. 🙂

Luckily there is not much left so I’ll be back to my regular life soon. And keeping time with my read-along.

That is definitely a telling sign, I don’t even read because I need to watch this.


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3 thoughts on “I succumbed

  1. jennifer Windram December 13, 2013 at 05:04 Reply

    Don’t worry, you’re not alone. My husband and I have been addicted to the show for a couple of years now. Yes, my husband watches it and he’s not afraid to admit it. I don’t know what it is about the show, but it’s so addictive, even though Elena drives me nuts, really everyone drives me nuts half the time. And yes, we joke about the alcohol all the time. And the fact that they’re never in school, except to attend the Decade Dances 🙂


    • Ines December 16, 2013 at 13:37 Reply

      Thank you for sharing! I was already starting to wonder about my mental health. 😉

      Oh, they drive me nuts as well. I catch myself rolling my eyes at stupidities. 😀
      And what else is school for except dances? 😉


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