3 okawesomecity | 10/06/2011 | See all awesomecity's reviews (987)i read amazing reviews about this series and given the fact it was hbo, decided to watch it. im confused. why is it so popular? it is basically twilight with more sex and gore. the acting is painful at times with stereotypes galore and the actual vampires are laughable. there are some good bloody scenes and brave glimpses of direction but overall i can only see this really appealling to over-excitable american teens.