Tuesday, June 22, 2010

10 reasons I only watch Vampire Diaries because of Damon Salvatore

1. His eyebrows are their own character.
- They should get credited in each episode. Seriously, they have more expression than Stefan does in his ENTIRE FACE, which pretty much alternates between "brooding" and "brooding-er."
Elena: I think you should stop with the flirty little comments and the eye thing you do.
Damon: What eye thing? (Founder's Day)
2. He has slick dance moves.
- The Damon-and-Vicki dance party was a season one highlight, no doubt about it.
(No embedding allowed, but here's the link if you want to re-experience the awesome!)

3. He's delightfully villainous.
- I haven't been this entertained by a badass vampire since Spike called humans "Chicken McNuggets with legs" on Buffy. The devil-may-care attitude he takes to killing, feeding, and maiming always gives me chuckles.
"I have two liters of soccer mom in the fridge." (Let the Right One In)
4. He's actually despicable and evil.
- When he killed Stefan's oh-so-sweet-and-fun vampire BFF Lexie after framing her for murder... ouch.

5. He may well be redeemable.
- First he volunteers to alter Jeremy's memory to remove the pain of Vickie's death. Then he does a couple more suspiciously nice-seeming things. THEN in the finale he pours his heart out to Elena Katherine. But he's still a badass and hits on (who he thinks is) his brother's girlfriend can't-be-undead-without-you soulmate.

6. He makes for a heckuva love triangle.
- Case in point: The sexual tension-ridden formal dance in "Miss Mystic Falls." Not touching has never been so hot.
"I'm here to eat cotton candy and steal your girl." (Founder's Day)
7. His abs.
- A girl can drool, ya know.

8. He's a non-discriminating manwhore.
- High school girls, sorority girls, and slutty moms? Sign him up. He even flirts with the sheriff.

9. He's a one-woman vampire kinda guy.
- He's spent the entirety of his undead existence brooding over his lost love, Katherine, and he's willing to kill anyone and everyone to free her from her underground tomb. Um, except she was never trapped. Sorry Damon. After nearly 150 years, what a kick in the groin. No wonder he's pissed.

10. His mockery of vegetarian do-gooder vampires is priceless.
- Stefan's a few steps above Edward Cullen in the boring vampire boyfriend category, considering he cracks a joke once every 6 episodes, but Damon still rules.


On Stefan's choice of animal blood diet:
"When was the last time you had something bigger than a squirrel?"
"Have you been eating bunnies?"
"Stefan likes puppy blood... little Golden Retriever blood with floppy ears. That's his favorite."
"I'll adopt the Stefan diet, only nothing with feathers."
"Is it skunk? Saint Bernard? Bambi?"

And in "Family Ties," even Edward Cullen doesn't escape unscathed:
Damon: What's so special about this Bella girl? Edward's so whipped. 
Caroline: You have to read the first book first, otherwise it won't make sense. 
Damon: Uh, I miss Ann Rice, she was so on it. 
Caroline: Hey, how come you don't sparkle? 
Damon: Because I live in the real world where vampires burn in the sun.

In conclusion? Love him or hate him, Damon's complexities and twisted sense of humor make him hands-down the best character on the Vampire Diaries. And his hotness doesn't hurt.

Tell me tell me tell me! Who's your favorite Vampire Diaries character? Why do you love Damon? Or what shows do you watch because of one awesome character?

For more Vampire Diaries entertainment:
- Check out Frankie's hilarious recaps ... which are the other reason I tune in each week!
- And a video compilation of funny Damon quotes...

21 comments:

  1. I absolutely ADORE Damon! I mean, what's not to love about him? You described him perfectly. I love his sense of humor; he always has me dying!

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  2. Excellent Post! I absolutely love this show...and he's the main reason why! But have you noticed that ALL the guys in this town are hot?

    Damon's one-liners are priceless...and I loved your pics...but you needed more shirtless ones!

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  3. omg arghh!!! its so awesome to see someone shares my love for Damon his smexyness isn't only it *although it is a big chunk* hes so gorgeously evil that you cant help but love him, damn his hotness *sighs* he makes the show Stephan is utterly boring i agree!

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  4. That video makes me giggle like a school girl! BUT you forgot his EYESSSS! OMG his eyes put me in a trance lol. Ok so when is season 2 coming on? Soon? Hopefully??? lol. I am totally buying season 1 as soon as it is released!!!

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  5. I LOVE Damon (but I call him Smirky ;)) HE's such a fun character and he always does that eye thing I like so much! :P

    have to agree with everything on your great list!

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  6. Oh goodness, that video is spectacular. And yes, he is a major reason I love the show. He is def. the best character with some of the best lines. I love his snarky, sarcastic, sexy ass!

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  7. oh yeah, I am so firmly on Team Damon thanks to Ian Somerhalder. hot Hot HOT!

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  8. Damon really grew on me in the later episodes-it was nice to see that he has a vulnerable side when he's not impressing us with his shirtless abs or his eyebrows (they really do express a lot more emotion!)In the beginning I was way more into Stefan but now? I iz on Team Damon! <3

    That video was fantabulous :)

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  9. I love Damon, at first he was just nice to look at but as his character grew in tthe show so did my love for him.

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  10. HECK YEAH!!!!!
    That's all I have to say! (were you inside my head when you wrote that!?) lol
    AWESOME!!! =)

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  11. Woooo Damon love! Thanks so much for commenting, guys! I totally agree that the more complex his character has grown, the more I loved him.

    And YA Vampire Books, HOW could I have forgotten Damon's smirk? It's trademark!

    Ok, off to watch that video again...

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  12. Wow, funny quotes! I don't watch Vampire Diaries, but I have a feeling I should. HE'S SO HOT!!!!!!!!

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  13. DAMON SALVATORE! I don't really care for the book series (bored me to death) but the TV show is good, and Ian Somerhalder's just plain adorable in that oddly sinsiter way.

    I pretty much agree with every reason on here (especially 1 and 7 :) ) Thanks for this!!!

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  14. I have to say I enjoy Kellan Lutz because of HIS eyebrows.

    And all that other stuff he has going on.

    But mostly his eyebrows.

    Okay, that's a lie.

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  15. I LOVE ME SOME DAMON ABS BROWS!!! The have the whole, soap opera, john from days of our lives eyebrow twisty thing going on. I loved him on LOST and I love him as a Vamp. =)

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  16. Damon is my favorite too. It's just something about the bad ones that looks so good.

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  17. 10 very valid reasons...I TOTALLY concur LOL. TVD would be a big bore without Damon's flying brows.

    All kidding aside, IS has the most incredible eyes! I'd watch the show just for those baby blues.

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  18. Kelly's CompositionsJune 23, 2010 at 8:41 AM

    I Love this post! I used to be in love with Stefan, but when you write all of this funny stuff out about Damon, you made me switch. He's my favorite now, but I think because I'm rooting for him to be redeemed at some point...I love his humor (and abs)

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  19. I love your recaps! I am a recent TVD convert, although I have yet to read the books. My favorite character is Caroline, though, because the change in her is amazing. But Damon is my favorite guy character. Thank you for this list!!!!

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  20. I love Ian Somerhalder. When they killed "Boone" in season one of "Lost", I stopped watching the show! So glad they did or someone else might be playing Damon - and no one could do it better. Best part I've seen him in ever - and I've been watching him since 2002!

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  21. Damon's eyebrows are really cool, but let's not forget his eyes themselves, lol. Also, Damon's dance moves ARE slick, but just watching him WALK turns me on. :)

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