Vampire Diaries

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he Vampire Diaries is a hit supernatural teen drama television series about a seventeen-year-old girl, Elena, who is caught up in a mystical world between two extremely handsome vampire brothers. It’s very comparative to Twilight and Buffy the Vampire Slayer with the typical ‘teenage girl falls in love with a vampire’ story. It first aired in September 2009, not long after the topic of Vampires had significantly escalated, and the show instantly became a teen favorite with almost five million viewers watching the premiere episode. This show is mysterious, exciting and extremely well cast with beautiful people and truly decent actors. It’s fast paced and thrilling and I, myself, have found it to be extremely addicting. Although The Vampire Diaries quite often teaches some sort of lesson within, it also holds the potential to give the wrong idea to young susceptible teenage minds about life. This generation has become numb to the fact that a dark, lust-filled and usually violent show – like The Vampire Diaries – can significantly impact and alter a young mind. In the article How 'Twilight,' other dark fiction affect teen brains By Valerie Strauss; Valerie supports this idea by informing us that, “It turns out, according to the organizer of the interdisciplinary conference, called "The Emergent Adult -- Adolescent Literature and Culture,” that fiction with dark themes does indeed alter teen brains in sometimes important ways.” I recently re-watched episode ten in the first season that is titled the “Turning Point”. In episode ten of season one, Elena makes several life changing decisions regarding sex, love, violence and death and ultimately at the end of the episode ends up having sex with Stefan, she then finds herself trapped upside down in her wrecked vehicle, in the middle of the night, stranded, and waiting for some dark mystical stranger to slowly approach her. Not to mention that the entire episode, leading up to that point, was overflowing with spats...
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