Notes of the Living Dead


Speaking of vampires, as I was the other day

Promo images from 'Angel' with David Boreanaz and Charisma Carpenter and 'The Vampire Diaries' with Ian Somerhalder, Nina Dobrev, and Paul Wesley

I spied a lone DVD combo pack of Angel Seasons 1 & 2 at Target for $19.99, which suggests that if the retail geography is kind either still or again you should be able to pick up the first four seasons of the series for less than ten bucks apiece like I did last year; Season 5 will have to be purchased singly.

Meanwhile, The Vampire Diaries kicked off its summer repeats this week with Season 2’s premiere, and if you haven’t hit your exsanguination saturation point on the genre with the Great Buffy Rewatch — or you want to play a fun game of compare/
contrast in terms of approach between Diaries and either its predecessor Buffy or its contemporary rivals Twilight and True Blood — I highly recommend grabbing DVDs of Season 1 while recording Season 2 of this sudsy, escapist treat; I’m sorry that I didn’t get to warn you before it aired, because you really want to watch the series in full from the start and Season 2 won’t be out on home video until the fall.


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