Now that True Blood is over for the season and Vampire Diaries is just beginning, it makes me wonder why I like these shows exactly. What appeals to me about them but not this one?
It came to me that it’s a combination of dark humor and witty dialogue. Of course, the excitement of forbidden love with mega hot guys helps but still…if they weren’t smart and witty with that underlying thread of humor…I wouldn’t like them. The show would be ‘dead’ boring, predictable, and not one I would watch. Like The Gates.
Not everyone feels the same way, that’s obvious. I have a co-worker who loves this show and another one that never actually got into True Blood. I don’t hold it against them…too much. But it makes me wonder if maybe the reason we are writers is that we see a little deeper or from a different angle than others. Or maybe we are compelled to create new lives and stories because one is just not enough for us.
Do you know why you write?