the kind of human wreckage that you love
The plot...I'll get back to you on that. So far, it feels like the average "girl fall in love with dangerous vampire, friends and family worried, girl naively innocent about it, and the vampire finds himself intruiged despite himself"-storyline. I haven't read the books, so I have no idea what kind of plot the series is based on.
It did get a bit better, once you got past the first ten-fifteen minutes, though sometimes it "fell through the cracks" again, and I was left feeling strangely non-affected. I didn't get the sort of "wow" effect I'd be hoping for, that would leave me wanting more, despite the cliffhanger ending. My grade: 5/10, Acceptable, but not more.
Never the less, I'll give it a couple more tries, if for no other reason than Stephen Moyer (Bill), one of the few actors who were better than decent and worth watching for the drool effect alone... (I've always had a thing for vampires...)