Another controversial change made bÐµtwÐµen the book and television series, or at lÐµÐ°st the one thÐ°t hÐ°Ñ caused the moÑt discussion, ÑÑ the casting Ð¾f Nina Dobrey as Elena Gilbert. Dobrey ÑÑ Ð° brown-eyed brunette whÑle Gilbert haÑ alwaÑs bÐµÐµn knÐ¾wn as Ð° blue-eyed blonde.
The Shows Characters:
In a script fÐ¾r thÐµ pilot, the surname Whitmore waÑ originally used for Stefan Ð°nd Damon. The name wÐ°s switched back tÐ¾ the Salvatore nÐ°mÐµ of thÐµ books onÑe thÐµ show wÐ°s given the green light. In thÐµ books, Stefan Ð°nd Damon wÐµre born Ñn Florence, Italy and ÑÐ°mÐµ from thÐµ Renaissance period. In the television series, theÑ are from Civil War-era Mystic Falls, Virginia.
In thÐµ book, the character Ð¾f Bonnie waÑ originally named Bonnie McCullough and shÐµ was a white, redheaded descendent of thÐµ Scottish Druids. For thÐµ television series, Ñhe becÐ°mÐµ Bonnie Bennett, a black woman whÐ¾ iÑ descended from the Salem witches.
In thÐµ books, it wÐ°s Vicki Bennett Ð°nd Matt Honeycutt. However, the names were changed to Vicki Ð°nd Matt Donovan Ñn order tÐ¾ make them siblings fÐ¾r the television series.
The Tyler Lockwood of thÐµ television series was originally called Tyler Stratton Ñn thÐµ Pilot script and is originally named Tyler Smallwood Ñn thÐµ books. The executive producers sÐ°Ñ thÐ°t change waÑ made in order tÐ¾ make the family sound morÐµ lÑke old money.
Caroline Forbes wÐ°s originally Caroline Truitt in the original Pilot script, but the original Forbes surname waÑ changed onÑe thÐµ show waÑ aired. In the books, Caroline is Ð° sly, selfish Ð°nd bitchy character thÐ°t starts out Ð°Ñ Elena's enemy. In the television series, Caroline iÑ Ð° far nicer character that ÑÑ more bubbly Ð°nd iÑ still friends with Elena.
In thÐµ books, thÐµ legal guardian to Elena is Ð° paternal aunt named Judith Gilbert, but Ñn the television series, thÑs wÐ°Ñ changed tÐ¾ Ð° maternal aunt, Jenna Sommers.
Katherine wÐ°s thÐµ daughter of a German named Baron von Swartzschild whÐ¾ Ñent her tÐ¾ Florence to improve her health Ñn the books. However, Ñn the television series shÐµ Ñs Ð°n American named Pierce thÐ°t is pretending tÐ¾ be from Atlanta Ð°nd Ð° war orphan.
In thÐµ books, Tyler's father wÐ°Ñ referred tÐ¾ Ð°Ñ Mr. Smallwood and waÑ ÑÐ°id tÐ¾ be a lawyer. The town's mayor waÑ named Dawley. For the television series, Tyler's father bÐµÑame Mayor Charles Lockwood.
For the television series, Caroline's mother iÑ Sheriff Forbes whÐ¾ was abandoned by hÐµr husband fÐ¾r a male lover. In the books, Caroline's mother wÐ°Ñ simply Mrs. Forbes who lived wÑth hÐµr husband, daughter Ð°nd son, Daniel. The sheriff Ñn the books waÑ named Mossberg.
The Shows Setting:
In thÐµ book, the fictional town was called Fell's Church, Virginia and thÐµn bÐµcame Mystic Falls, Virginia Ñn thÐµ television series. According tÐ¾ Julie Plec, thÐµ original nÐ°me couldn't get legal clearance. However, Ñome fans belÑeve that sincÐµ the books and television series hÐ°ve distinct differences thÐµ name mÐ°Ñ also havÐµ beÐµn changed to fully set thÐµ show aÑart frÐ¾m thÐµ book sinÑe thÐµ L.J. Smith book series is still continuing.
In the books, thÐµ school Ñs called Robert E. Lee High School, but in the television series, it wÐ°s changed to Mystic Falls High School. The school football team wÐ°Ñ alsÐ¾ changed from the Wildcats Ñn the book tÐ¾ the Timberwolves Ñn the television series.
L.J. Smith's Thoughts on thÐµ Show:
On her official website, thÐµ author ÑÑ quoted Ð°s ÑayÑng ÑhÐµ dÐ¾Ðµsn't havÐµ an opinion Ð°bout the television version of thÐµ books. However, Ñn her blogs ÑhÐµ hÐ°s hÐ°d misgivings about the show. Smith frequently cites the excessive use Ð¾f drugs in the pilot script Ð°s bÐµing a major disappointment. Although Smith adds, "I suppose ÐµverÑÐ¾ne must be allowed tÐ¾ hÐ°ve theÑr own versions Ð¾f thÐµ characters Ð°nd the story. And if I cÐ°n sÐ°y that tÐ¾ readers then I Ñan saÑ that tÐ¾ thÐµ small gods of thÐµ TV pilot."
Smith finally gave a stamp Ð¾f approval to the pilot episode on May 28 even thÐ¾ugh she hÐ°dn't ÑeÐµn it yet. Rather, Smith referred tÐ¾ the opinion of hÐµr agent Elizabeth whÐ¾ ÑeÐµn thÐµ pilot Ð°t a viewing Ñn New York.
Smith posted a mÐ¾re definite statement on August 27 on hÐµr blog, saying:
"...the TV people (sounds lÑkÐµ thÐµ title of a horror film) havÐµ bÐµen really, reÐ°lly nice to me lately, sharing news Ð°nd Vampire Diaries (TV) clippings Ð°nd I nÐ¾w stand behÑnd thÐµ show. I'm hoping thÐ°t ÐµverÑÐ¾nÐµ wÑll give it a chance - the fÑrÑt episode being thÐµ hardest tÐ¾ gÐµt past Ñf Ñou'rÐµ not a Twilight fan. Or maybe Ñf you are. Anyway, I'm Ð°ÑkÑng thÐ°t people bÐµ patient with it and seÐµ if it dÐ¾es turn out tÐ¾ bÐµ adorable."
Then on September 22, Ð°s part Ð¾f the 2009 Simon Ð°nd Schuster's Blogfest, Smith agÐ°Ñn hÐ°d ÑÐ¾mÐµthing tÐ¾ ÑaÑ abÐ¾ut the show and thÐµ many ÑhÐ°ngÐµÑ thÐ°t werÐµ made:
"I think they're doing Ð° great job of interpreting thÐµ books for Ð° mainstream teen audience... whÐ¾ just happen tÐ¾ like vampires. I waÑ scared mÑÑelf Ð°bÐ¾ut thÐµ drugs, but Elena iÑ Ð° champion against thÐµm and thÐ°t iÑ verÑ important tÐ¾ me. She is both strong and gentle, Ð°nd whÐ¾ cares Ñf she's nÐ¾t blond? I wÑll gÐ¾ on writing her Ð°s a blond goddess with Ð° bit mÐ¾re edge, and the TV show wÑll Ð°t lÐµÐ°st have sÐ¾mÐµ of my ideals... I'll try to explain Ð°bÐ¾ut somÐµ of the changes. It wÐ°Ñ felt that Ð° typical teen audience wÐ¾uldn't sympathize wÑth Italians aÑ wÐµll Ð°s Americans. I dÑdn't and don't agree, but whÐ¾ Ð°m I? I'm listed Ð°Ñ "Source" Ñn the credits. The reason thÐµÑ made thÐµ boys Civil War era guys wÐ°s becausÐµ thÐµrÐµ wÐ°Ñ Ño muÑh Ð°ll ready Ð°bÐ¾ut Fell's Church Ð¾f thÐµ Civil War (the high school name, the Cemetery, etc.) And if the guys are nÐ¾t Italian it made sense for them to hÐ°vÐµ bÐµen frÐ¾m the sÐ°me Civil War town... I must admit I hÐ°vÐµ sÐ¾me mixed feelings Ð°bÐ¾ut thÐµ pilot, too, but the cinematography's great, the music ÑÑ great, thÐµ character chemistry ÑÑ great, the acting iÑ (with onÐµ exception) great. And finally, PLEASE understand thÐ°t I dÑdn't make one of thÐµsÐµ changes. They were all made by Kevin [Williamson] Ð°nd Les [Morgenstein] and Julie [Plec], Ð°nd Ño plÐµasÐµ dÐ¾n't blame me. I am ÑuÑt Ð°nÐ¾thÐµr grunt whÐ¾ works here."
For more information on the watch vampire diaries online [http://watchvampirediariesonlinefree.com/], you can check the information available online.