Granted, this show features some very handsome men. Like Damon here.
But mostly it’s because of the writing. It’s brilliant. Revelations that in lesser hands would be teased out over an entire season happen in one episode and then we're on to the next. You think X is the Big Bad? Well, it turns out there's a Bigger Bad that he's scared of. I never see the plot twists coming. Characters are turned into vampires, or werewolves, or killed off entirely. Beloved characters’ necks are snapped in a fit of vampire pique only to be resurrected by magic. The hero becomes a villain; the villain becomes a sort of hero. Dead girlfriends reappear as ghosts, but can they be trusted? Is that the heroine or her evil doppelganger?
Jessica Spotswood is the author of BORN WICKED, the first book in the Cahill Witch Chronicles, coming Feb. 7, 2012 from Putnam. She likes reading stories about independent girls who still get in a fair amount of swoony kissing, so that's what she tries to write. She lives in Washington, DC with her playwright husband and a cuddly cat named Monkey.
Currently on her nightstand: THE CATASTROPHIC HISTORY OF YOU & ME, by Jess Rothenberg.