Falling back in love with vampires…

Love lost…

I’ve loved monsters of all sorts for years and vampires were no exception—until they exploded onto the romance scene like a plague. With vampires morphing into creatures I barely recognized, my passion for them waned. But one vampire has reignited my passion for the immortal blood drinkers.

Love found…

And of all the silly places to find him—The Gates on ABC. Alright, stop the groaning. I fully expected to hate this show, which initially looked like it might be a sort of desperate housewives with monsters. I watched it out of desperation during the slow period between the regular TV seasons. I didn’t particularly like the pilot and the vampires on the show did nothing for me, at least at first, but I kept with it. So, what changed?

Love explained…

I’ve done some thinking and come to the conclusion that it is all about what makes a hero, particularly a vampire hero, romantic. A few episodes into the show, vamp Dylan kills a woman to save someone else. Prior to that he had sworn off hunting and feeding off of humans to live safely tucked in the Gates with his vampire wife and adopted human child.  He risks a lot to save a man who had been making his life difficult. So, maybe it isn’t so much about the monster, but about the character. Why does that whole character thing sound familiar? LOL

So, who are your favorite vampires?