Suitors with an appetite for blood in ‘Vampire Diaries’

2010-02-01 00:00

IF you’re a fan of the Twilight books and films and the television series, True Blood, then you need to book a seat in front of the telly to watch The Vampire Diaries, which premieres on Vuzu (DStv channel 123) at 8.30 pm tonight.

The show’s main characters are Elena Gilbert (Nina Dobrev) and her two suitors, Stefan and Damon Salvatore (played by Paul Wesley and Ian Somerhalder), who just happen to be vampires.

She meets the brothers — one good, one evil — four months after a tragic car accident that killed her parents. Elena, struggling to hide her grief from the world, is drawn to Stefan, who in turn falls in love with her. Unfortunately, his brother Damon wants her too.

Other highlights this week include:


• Grey’s Anatomy — M-Net, 7.30 pm: Several weeks after her near-death experience, a recovering Izzie returns to work. Meanwhile, nervous that there will be layoffs in the hospital in the wake of an announcement from the Chief, the Seattle Grace residents compete to survive the cuts.

• The 52nd Annual Grammy Awards — M-Ne­t, 9.30 pm: Find out who the big winners in the music business are tonight.

• World War II In Colour — BBC Knowledge (DStv channel 251), 10.30 pm: Using cutting-edge technology and state-of-the-art graphics, as well as newly released documents, this series adds a whole new dimension to the understanding of the world’s greatest ever conflict.


• 4 Play: Sex Tips for Girls —, 9 pm: This new 13-part series promises to produce a few blushes, much laughter and some tears, as four 30-something women — Nox, Noma, Amira and Danny — from contemporary Johannesburg explore the birds and the bees, with all its consequences.

• FlashForward — M-Net, 8.30 pm: Mark and Janis travel to Germany to speak with an impri­soned Nazi, who claims to have knowledge about the blackouts. Meanwhile, Aaron pleads with Mark to help him get the approval to have his daughter’s body exhumed in order to retest her DNA and confirm the identity of the remains.


• James May On The Moon — BBC Knowledge (Dstv channel 251), 10.30 pm: As a child, Top Gear presenter James May dreamt of being an astronaut. Now, driven by his passion for technology, he seeks out both the astronauts and the nuts-and-bolts heroes of the space race — and with his unique brand of humour, charts the story of space travel.


• Top Billing — SABC3, 7.30 pm: Kelly experiences a luxury African river safari down the Zambezi, the team visits three local restaurants earning top honours for their culinary genius, and then they get to experience all the glitz and glamour of this year’s fabulous J&B Met.


• Oz And James Drink To Britain — BBC Lifestyle (DStv channel 180), 8.25 pm and 8.55 pm: In this new series, Oz Clarke and James May embark on a trip around the Bri­tish Isles to see what delectable drinks the nation has to offer.

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