Tuesday, September 13, 2011

The Vampire Diaries Return This Week!

Now that the True Blood season finale just aired, we're already looking for our next vampire TV fix. Luckily the new season of The Vampire Diaries airs this Thursday on the CW.

We recently came across the new promotional photos for the show(via ONTD) and well, we have to wonder what the heck they were thinking. The photos include shots of series stars Nina Dobrev (Elena and Katherine), Paul Wesley (Stefan), Ian Somerhalder (Damon) and new-ish cast member Joseph Morgan (Klaus) each holding a piece of bloody fruit. Yes, bloody fruit...

Dobrev holds a bloody pomegranate, Somerhalder holds an apple, and Morgan holds a pear. It's hard to see Wesley's fruit, which is hidden in his giant hand and covered in fake blood, but it might be a peach. (Somehow Morgan, who appeared in a handful of episodes last season and has been upped to series regular for season 3, suddenly ranks up there with the three main stars. We can only imagine this means big stuff for Klaus in season 3.)

Sure these photos are pretty sexy, but what photos of this cast wouldn't be sexy? The bloody fruit, though, is less sexy. In addition to the individuals pics, there is also a group shot of the four stars having what can only be described as the grossest picnic ever.

I get the whole 'forbidden fruit' concept, but it just feels like a rip-off of Twilight and ends up coming off as a PG-13 version of True Blood's advertising pics. (Which makes sense actually, since the show is pretty much a PG-13 version of True Blood.)

What do you think? Sexy? Gross? Creative? Unoriginal?

Before the Season 3 premiere this Thursday (9/15), let's take a look back at some the cliffhangers and unanswered questions we had at the end of Season 2. When we last left the Salvatore brothers, Damon was dying from a werewolf bite and Klaus was holding Katherine hostage. Stefan made a deal with the evil 'Original' vampire/werewolf Klaus to save the life of his brother Damon... after having killed his own brother, Elijah, Klaus needed a vampire wing man/travel buddy. Damon mades a deathbed confession to Elena, that he loves her, and she kissed him. But then Katherine showed up with the antidote (Klaus' hybrid blood). After Jeremy was accidentally shot by Sheriff Forbes, Bonnie used magic to bring him back to life despite warnngs that it may come with "consequences". Those consequences turn out to be visions of his dead vampire ex-girlfriends Vicki and Anna.

Now for the Spoiler Alert!

According to the CW's website, the season 3 premiere will focus on Elena and Damon searching for clues that will help them find Stefan, who is busy trailing a werewolf for some reason. Jeremy is struggling to understand why he's seeing he's seeing the ghosts of girlfriends past and Alaric is mourning Jenna while trying to watch over Elena and Jeremy. And Caroline and Tyler "face a new and unexpected challenge" (whatever that means).

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