I’ve been a fan of the supernatural since Buffy the Vampire Slayer and even watched the spinoff Angel that was NOT nearly as good. As much as I’ve grown out of the teen angst as I’ve hit my thirties, I am still addicted to the teen dramas as my PVR as my witness. Why you ask? I think that its the forbidden romances that are mixed in with the storyline and throw in vampires, werewolves and witches, and I’m in.
I was too young to watch the first Teen Wolf television series, but my interest was quickly sparked in the first episode when Scott McCall is bitten by a werewolf while in the woods with his best friend. Scott’s life changes as he is forced to learn to tame the beast within, while trying to appear as a normal high school student. He also meets his love interest, a new student, Alison Argent.
As viewers watch Scott deal with his problems that keep getting in the way of his relationship with Alison, they also learn as Alison uncovers a secret from her family’s past - they are werewolf hunters. Even though Alison is sent away by her father to keep her from Scott, we all know that she’ll be back to crank up the forbidden romance.
I have been a huge fan of the Vampire Diaries since the very first episode. I remembered reading LJ Smith’s series when I was younger. The third season really turned up the heat on the love triangle between Elena Gilbert, and the vampire Salvatore brothers, Damon and Stefan. With original boyfriend Stefan going off the deep end in the season and broke Elena’s heart, it was Damon that was left to dry Elena’s tears.
When the sensitive Stefan returned, it was only a matter of time before he wanted back with Elena, but she’d fallen for Damon. In the season finale, when it is believed that the Salvatore brothers only have hours to live, Elena is forced to choose which of the brother she will go to. She chooses Stefan. The ending was a cliffhanger when Elena wakes up on a hospital gurney after drowning. I can hardly wait for the fall for the fourth season.
The Secret Circle
This the first season for the coven of teen witches and I’ve heard mixed reviews. I struggled to really get into this one until budding romance between Cassie and Adam took center stage. While their love was said to be “their destiny”, it was also a curse as someone in the circle will die if their love was allowed to grow.
A spell was cast to make the two fall out of love with each other, but it only worked on Adam. Cassie is still in love with him. I’m behind on this series, but have a date with PVR in the near future to catch the last few episodes.
While I can justify my supernatural teen drama as "my" personal soap opera, I'm pretty certain that I'll still have to watch it in secret without my husband around to avoid his snickers, commentary and teasing.
Any deep, dark secrets that you have?