I can already hear some people scoffing at the frivolity of this post but every now and then we need some light-hearted debating, and besides, it’s Friday, time for the fun to begin! For me, watching The Vampire Diaries is a break from reality. Work, bills, relationships, money and day-to-day living can be tough, especially in this economy, so it’s nice to forget my worries for an hour every week by getting lost in the fictional world of Mystic Falls. To fill the void left by the lack of TVD episode this week, let’s look at the two vampire leads and see which brother captures your heart.
Stefan was behaving in an extremely un-Stefan like manner at the start of this series. He’d taken off with Klaus and left a trail of dismembered bodies across the country. Yes, that’s right, Stefan doesn’t just kill his victims to drink their blood, he beheads and poses them too. For awhile we were able to blame his bad behaviour on Klaus but then he got even worse. Not only was he murdering people but he was basically treating Elena like (gasp) just another ex-girlfriend. It’s probably not good to admit this but it’s the latter that bothered me more. He also managed to pull one over on the 1000 year old vampire Klaus by kidnapping his family and being the better villain. What has been the result of such coldness and bad boy behaviour? He may now outrank Damon as the show’s hottest vampire.
Damon on the other hand has gone from being the crazy, unreliable and dangerous vampire to spending a lot of time this season making moon eyes at Elena, and generally behaving himself. Result? Not nearly as sexy as he used to be. And that long awaited kiss with Elena was such a let down. Where was the passion, the lust, the desperation? It was as boring and uninspiring as the kiss shared between Jacob and Bella in Eclipse.
When discussing TVD with my sister and friends, nine times out of ten over the past two years it’s been Damon who’s taken the sexy crown. There I’ve been, constantly defending my choice: “Just because Stefan’s good doesn’t make him boring,” and “look how much he loves Elena; he’d do anything for her,” I’d fruitlessly speak up, only to be knocked down again and again. But my, how the tables have turned. While most of my VD gang aren’t willing to completely give up on Damon yet, they are suddenly looking at Stefan with new interest. What is it about fictional guys behaving like jackasses that makes our hearts pound? Stefan acting like, well a vampire a few weeks ago in the car with Elena on Wickery Bridge reeled me in completely. Part of me wanted to see him take his darkness to the next level.
So now that we’ve known the Salvatore brothers for a couple of years who would you rather have bite you? Or, like many, are you now looking beyond the Salvatore boys to the vampire with the sexy, British accent, Klaus?