Because we are still all about the vampires:
Jesse -On my way to work, I was listening to a podcast about vampires, as one does, and I have to say: the older I get, the more ridiculous I think it is that these vampire dudes would want to go out with high school girls. It's so gross! And honestly, from middle age, 30-year-olds still look young and beautiful to me and at least they have some sense and life experience!!
Victor Infante-That whole sense and life experience would probably keep you away from the vampires, although I do know too many 30 year old women who didn't get that sense.
Jesse - Oh sure, that side of things is a whole different question. But I'm not even 50 and I have no interest in teenagers! Never mind if I were 150.
Laura- Oh yeah, I didn't even like them when I was a teenager.
-t -It does seem like vampires are skeezy creepers but each one is supposed to be with that one exceptional girl who transcends age or something, right?
lisah -And if you were alive in a time where teenagers were basically middle-aged thanks to a life expectancy of, like, 40ish, maybe it makes more sense?
-t - Hm. I can see the logic of that but I don’t think it’s how shorter life expectancy works
Jesse - I guess 18-year-olds were less dumb if they were running a household, but still.
Topic!Cindy - In fact, I have no desire to watch any vampire-related series. I keep seeing people here talking about What We Do in the Shadows, and while I should enjoy it in theory, I can't get past my "Nah, vampires suck" reaction to watching yet another bloodsucker series. I blame this feeling on my having recapped The Vampire Diaries, which made me pay way more attention to The Vampire Diaries than it was ever meant to bear.
There is a theory that addicts (who are not in recovery) stop maturing at the age they start using, so I've extended the vampirism = addiction metaphor to 300 year old vampires who become enamored of schoolgirls. So, for example, with Buffy and Angel, at the time (and in the era) in which Angel was sired, it would not have been unusual for Liam and Buffy to get together.
Matt the Bruins fan -Maybe "hmm, their blood smells fresh and vital" overrides "when are they going to stop talking about Pokémon?" for vampires?
I did like that in What We Do in the Shadows Viago referred to his romance with a 96-year old as May/December with her being the younger half of the couple.
-t - Laszlo and Nadja are like the polar opposite of that whole idea, though, right?
mean, it's really meant to be, like, a draw for the putative teenage girl audience to have power over the good looking and dangerous supernatural being, but it's just such a widespread pattern that is disturbing on its own merits. Any particular couple, fine, they can have their reasons, but there are SO MANY
Steph L. - Laszlo and Nadja are #goals.
Dana -If only I had the ability to shout "BAT" and disappear from situations I don't want to be in.
-t - I would abuse that so much