Friday, October 2, 2009

Ian Somerhalder Makes Me Think of Rob Lowe

In honor of mindlessness, I recorded the CW's Vampire Diaries and watched it after midnight. Everytime I watch this show and see bad vampire brother Damon, played by Ian Somerhalder, 30, I think of Rob Lowe, 45, a younger Rob Lowe.



Of course, while Somerhalder plays a bad boy, Lowe is a bad boy. At least, he was in the 80s and 90s. That's Lowe under 40 top hunks. Somerhalder's the other guy. Sorry, Rob. I think Ian may be better looking.



This Thursday night's episode was okay. I got the biggest kick from Damon reading Twilight, making a crack about the books, asking why everyone was so into Bella, noting that the vamps are whipped in the books, that it's got vampires wrong, and he misses Anne Rice. Someone made a video spoof of Twilight's Edward encountering Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I think the video's creator might agree with Damon, and then there's True Blood fans who would agree, Twilight vampires are wimps: See "My Vampire Can Kick Your Sparkly Little Vampire's Butt" at Leftcoast Cowboys.

Yes, the Vampire Diaries can take a swing at Twilight. Call it seniority. The Vampire Diaries series of books came before the Twilight series.

2 comments:

Taylor said...

Whenever i have the show on and my Mom walks in the room and she always ask me "Is he related to Rob Lowe?" haha no matter how many times i tell her NO. haha he truly freakishly does look like him......

PandyCandy said...

It's uncanny how much he favors Rob Lowe. Especially in Rob's younger years. And I agree, he's even sexier looking than Rob! lol. In my teens I had Rob Lowe posters hanging up. SO I know what I'm talking abt. Hahaha. ;) I love this TV show, Vampire Diaries. I love Ian's character. I can't imagine anyone else playing his role...