5 Awards The Vampire Diaries Should Win — Sexiest Cast, Best Doppelganger Dynamic, and More!
The Vampire Diarieswas robbed of a win for last night’s People’s Choice Awards for “Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy Show,” so we’re here to bestow upon our favorite supernatural drama five fictional awards of our making. Here are five awards TVD should totally win.
The television landscape is populated by an unnatural amount of ridiculously good-looking people, but TVD might just take the cake. This is a main cast that includes Ian “Smoulder” Somerhalder, Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Steven “Biceps” McQueen, Kat Graham, Candice Accola, Michael Trevino and Zach Roerig. There is no aesthetic weak link. And that’s not even taking into account the recurring characters, former main cast members, and guest stars. Trust us, this is the sexiest cast on television — and, in an industry full of pretty people, that’s saying something.
In recently recounting the saddest character deaths in TVD history, we were struck by the sheer amount of people who have died on this show. Every main character on this show has died at least once — and most of them have also killed others.Game of Thronesmay be known for its shocking character deaths and devastating battles in which thousands of randos bite it, but — in terms of character deaths per capita — we think TVD might just have the edge. Heck, we’ve lost count how many times Jeremy and Matt have died.
As much as we love the clone interactions on Orphan Black, the tense and sometimes homicidal dynamic between TVD’s Elena Gilbert and Katherine Pierce is our favorite doppelganger dynamic on television. There’s so much backstory that Orphan Black has yet to build. With Katherine potentially dying in the 100th episode and Orphan Black picking up with a second season in the spring, this might change, but right now, “Best Doppelganger Dynamic” goes to TVD!
It’s hard not to mention TVD these days without mentioning its ratings-raking spin-off The Originals. We’re beginning to love TVD’s supernatural sister show starring our beloved Mikaelsons as much as we do its source material — and that’s saying something. There aren’t many shows out there that are capable of launching compelling spin-offs. The cast or plot isn’t as gripping, or the show can’t create a style distinct enough from its source show. But, The Originals is pretty amazing, and we think that says as much about TVD as it does about The Originals.
Not many high school-set shows can successfully make the leap to college, but it’s so far, so good for TVD. Sure, the Silas/Tessa/Amara drama went on a bit longer than we would have liked, but we still love this show. And one of the best plots it has going for it right now — aka the Augustine Society and its nefarious purposes — is based on the Whitmore College campus. Sure, it’s a little reminiscent of Buffy the Vampire Slayer’s college arc, but whatever. Imitations is the sincerest form of flattery and, if you’re going to imitate a show, it should definitely be Buffy!
Are you upset TVD didn’t win the People’s Choice Award? Which awards do you think it should win instead? Share your suggestions in the comments below!
Catch the next episode of The Vampire Diaries on Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 8 p.m. ET on the CW, followed by an all-new episode of Reign.
Kayti Burt is a contributing writer for Wetpaint Entertainment with a penchant for all things pop culture. Follow her on Twitter and Google+!