Supernatural Drama Media Essay

Topics: The Vampire Diaries, Drama, Literary Genre Pages: 2 (803 words) Published: April 24, 2012
Explore how far the 'Vampire Diaries/Being Human/Misfits' DVD cover conforms to genre conventionsIn this essay, I will be analysing the DVD cover of the 'Vampire Diaries' which is a television programme in the teen-supernatural hybrid drama genre. I will also be analysing the covers of 'Being Human' and 'Misfits' and I will compare and contrast them with the 'Vampire Diaries' cover. The typical genre conventions of supernatural dramas are that there are supernatural beings such as ghosts. Werewolves and vampires, and 'ordinary' setting, a trigger/event that leads to the creation of supernatural beings. 'Ordinary' people becoming supernatural or finding out about supernatural beings, and the running theme which is good vs bad. On the front of the 'Vampire Diaries' cover, the title is written in bold white writing. The red ribbon wrapped around the white writing could connote the red strangling the white, or rather the bad strangling the good. There is also a drop of blood that can be seen under the 'V'. Blood is conventional of the vampire story. There is a girl in a red dress which could connote lust, blood, love and danger and she is lying in the middle of two men which could connote a love triangle. The bodies look lifeless but they are looking directly at the camera which could connote that they are the living dead. This contrasts to the drooping tree which looks like it has been drained of life which links to blood being drained.The logo on the 'Misfits' cover is separated, and is tinged pink. The 'Being Human' title is written in a plain, simple font. The 'Misfits' title is the only one that uses an unconventional colour scheme. The 'Vampire Diaries' follows the life of Elena Gilbert (Nina Dobrev) who falls for a century old vampire Stefan Salvatore (Paul Wesley). Their lives grow more complicated as Stefan's vicious brother Damon (Ian Somerhalder) returns to town with a vendetta against his brother. The series is set in the fictional town of Mystic Falls,...
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