Friday, January 27, 2012

Damon Demystified.

I got my hands on (the much talked about) Vampire Diaries yesterday. Was curious to know what the hype was all about- around the Damon Salvatore guy- I was in total judging mode when I sat down to check S01E01. So the guy who plays Matt Damon appeals to most people, and as the discerning reader has already guessed, I am not 'most people'. I'm not saying I can't care less about Damon on screen. His character is interesting enough, compelling me to see if he has a soul or if he is nothing but a hot looking cold blooded monster. (Cold blooded seems so fitting a description, pardon the pun!) Stefan -the younger brother- on the other hand, is a completely different story. I ain't objective about him, and I'm still trying to figure out if I am rooting for the good guy here. (Coz I think I must've hated Snape at one point of time or the other, but I didnt hate him when he killed Dumbledore. I dont conclude till the author / scriptwriter concludes a story.)

But I must say, however objective I am about things, Vampire Diaries is interesting enough to make me want to get back and watch more, which is what I did today, after work.

Three hours later, my respect for Damon (and the scriptwriter) has grown, and now there's nothing to dislike about Damon. The cold bloodedness of the charatcter, the (over)acting skills of the actor (which Krupa soo dislikes :P), the arrogance of the character, the extreme fake smile of the actor- I love all of that! 8 hours earlier, at office, I was almost clapping my hands in glee that I would finally be slaying Damon on my blog (much to the bemusement of most friends), but that sadly, was not to be.