Saturday, January 2, 2010

Saturday Squeeze: Vampire Diaries TV Series

Subconsciously making my Saturday that much better

I spent my New Years Eve with what must be one of the hottest television shows of 2009 and that is 'Vampire Diaries' (if you hadn't figured it out by now!). At first I was reluctant about watching this series as I'm actually a L.J. Smith fan (for you folk who are unaware, Lisa Jane Smith is the author of the 'Vampire Diaries' book series upon which the show is based on) and just from the trailer I gathered it would be vastly different from the books but eventually I came to terms with the fact that rarely - if ever - are movie or television adaptations of books made exactly as it is. And to be honest it was a really good 10 episodes - yes, I actually couldn't stop watching and finished the entire season on 31st night! I don't know about you but I think it was a great way to end the year.

Without giving anything away, the basic storyline is of a human girl, Elena, who finds herself caught up in drama involving two vampire brothers - Stefan and Damon - and a 100 year old love story that sparked a feud between the brothers. (Minor spoiler alert) The first season primarily introduces viewers to the story of each character and towards the end of the season it starts to touch upon the deeper story going on with the brothers and how Elena's connected. (Minor spoiler alert over).

Considered a "rip off" of 'Twilight', I actually believe 'Vampire Diaries' was done better. Sure it's a little choppy in some places but I think it's much more darker and sinister which makes you really feel as though vampires exist. I have to admit one episode went as far as to give me nightmares! Another perk of 'Vampire Diaries' is the fact that there's Damon to lust after if you're of the slightly older generation (ahem, although twenty-something really isn't too old to lust after 17-year old Stefan!) - yay for being able to be vampire obsessed but not be called names for it!

Definitely one of my new favorite things to curl up in bed with - I give this an 8 out of 10.

Friday, January 1, 2010

2010 Is Going To Be Our Year

Wishing you a very Happy New Year!

To all my readers who have patiently waited for me to relaunch Living 20: Thank You. It was a tough call for me last year to shut down Living 20 considering I had only just started it and had yet to establish it but I needed the time off. I'm hoping 2010 is going to be a good year for blogging and vlogging and you can be sure that I'll be doing it frequently (:

It is a new year and the common feeling that has kicked off this year appears to be hope. Everyone is hopeful that this year will be the best year yet and that finally everyone will be happy and have their dreams fulfilled. Perhaps it's wishful thinking, a new year cliche of a better year than the previous one but it's a good way of starting off a new year: being positive. I know I for one am hoping that this year will be my year, 2008 was a very tumultuous year for me so I'm hoping for a drama free and happy 2010.

I'll be heading off to Australia in about a months time to start university (finally after 3 years!) and so my resolutions are fairly simple: study hard, maintain top grades, have fun and live my life. Oh all right, I have some in depth resolutions too but I'm on the fence about sharing those since I reckon resolutions are private deals you have with yourself that you should not discuss until the deal has gone through. In simple terms, the end of a year is the best time to discuss the resolutions you made at the beginning of it.

Considering it's well past my bedtime right now I'm just going to finish off with the promise of a more personal and [hopefully] exciting Living 20. Let me know what you would like to read and lets get this show on the road (: