Remember when all those Vampire movies and TV shows came out, followed by web series and YouTube videos. It’s as if they all came out at the same time. We couldn’t get enough True Blood, Twilight, New Moon, The Vampire Diaries, Kevin Pollack’s Vamped Out (web series) and don’t forget Joss Whedon‘s long running Buffy the Vampire Slayer with Sarah Michelle Gellar.
Seems like the subject of dating, love and relationships is headed in the same direction this year. I’d like to say Party Girl Plus One started the trend, but I have to admit I wasn’t the first. How about the star studded cast including Ben Affleck, Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Connelly and Scarlett Johansson in “He’s Just Not that into You” or New Line Cinema’s “Valentine’s Day” directed by Garry Marshall including Jessica Alba and Bradley Cooper.
As bees swarm to honey, the networks are not far behind the studios with NBC rolling out THREE television shows in the same vein with Love Bites, Perfect Couples and Friends with Benefits. Don’t forget ABC’s Romantically Challenged staring Alyssa Milano which has already hit the air, and most recently HBO to team up with Mark Wahlberg to develop a new dating show described as an “Entourage in Heals“.
So it is written in Blood, Party Girl Plus One is on to something.
So will this years “Vampire” take the shape of Dating, Love and Relationships? And do we have to give up all the blood?
First off, I’d like to think the subject of dating, love and relationships will be this years big bloody winner. But I don’t think the subject of dating is as trendy as vampire related stories and will ever loose it’s appeal. It’s all in the delivery of the show.
And as far the giving up all the blood and guts, well isn’t that what dating is about? It definitely takes guts to date. A lot less bloody, but nonetheless a bleeding heart is still a bleeding heart.
Keep your eyes open for Party Girl Plus One as the networks are looking for the next bloody thing to sink their teeth into.