So, it’s Saturday morning, and it’s 59 degrees in my house (can we all inundate my cheap husband with requests to turn on the heat, please?), so really what’s a girl to do other than make coffee, put on sweats and a ginormous orange high school soccer hoodie (thank you refugee teenagers, who apparently perceive me to weigh approximately the same amount as an average sumo wrestler), and catch up on the DVR (Allison and Elizabeth, please note my use of the extraneous Oxford comma. I did that for you).
Anyway, I’ll admit to dvring one show (only one!) on the CW. Okay, so apparently, there’s a show called Vampire Diaries that also airs on the CW (hey, at least I’m not watching that). Because I could not get to the fast forward button on my remote in time, I was forced (so cruelly) to watch a preview for said show. Now, clearly, this show is about vampires. It’s right there in the title, and it makes sense, what with the teen vampire craze started by the wildly popular (and completely gag worthy) Twilight novels. That’s not the point. My point is, the commercial I watched was introducing a new werewolf character arc.
Really? Werewolves? I thought about it a little, and then I recognized a pattern- werewolves show up in Twilight (Team Jacob!). Werewolves show up in True Blood (Team Alcide! For real). Werewolves show up wherever there are vampires, but when was the last time you saw a werewolf carry the story?
Am I right? And how long ago was that?
But, it appears teenagers (and middle-aged women) today prefer this:
I don’t pretend to understand it, but since it is true, my opinion is as follows: Werewolves need to stop riding the coattails of vampires. It’s just embarrassing.
Oh, and Happy Halloween.