It can be tough to be a fan of The Vampire Diaries at IGN. It’s title alone makes many a guy recoil in horror and mock disgust, fearful of anything that sounds at all like Twilight. And yes, it’s true, Vampire Diaries, like Twilight, has a love triangle involving a human girl and two supernatural creatures. But it also has a lot of fun elements that make it more appealing than one might think, and certainly more interesting than Twilight – including more than its fair share of decapitations and hearts being ripped out of chests, along with a ton of surprising and exciting twists and turns. It’s arguably the fastest-paced serialized drama on TV right now.
I recently had the chance to speak to Vampire Diaries cast members Ian Somerhalder, Paul Wesley, Nina Dobrev, Candice Accola, Kat Graham and Matt Davis and asked them all the same question: For those wary, why should guys watch The Vampire Diaries? Here’s what they told me, some via humor, others via a more straight-forward approach.