cmfireflies wrote:Let's play best case/ worst case scenario with the plot:
The first few episodes are Let the Right One In in mini-series form, complete with zombie Hakan and Tommy. Midseason ends with the pool massacre. Second half of first season introduces Karin and starts the investigation into the massacre, with Karin developing her relationship with Stefan and Oskar on the run with Eli. Oskar and Eli can try to settle into another town, living as runaway children while trying to hide their killings. Throughout this, it is revealed that Eli still has a psychic connection with the vampire lord, a connection which is strengthened by Eli's turning of Oskar. Meanwhile Karin is looking into a history of bizarre murders and trying to catch/find Eli. The end season can be Eli meeting the vampire lord again and subsequently fleeing the country. Season 1 can end with Karin getting an anonymous tip as to the whereabouts of Eli and Oskar and evidence of their true nature.
I'd watch that.
The first few episodes are Let Me In in miniseries form, Eli does not turn Oskar after the pool massacre. Instead they run away together. Eli introduces Oskar to a whole underground subculture of vampires, with Oskar debating whether or not to remain human and whether or not he's strong enough to protect Eli. The season is interspaced with flash fowards showing an older and more distant Oskar flirting with a girl at a bar->teasing the audience about whether Oskar and Eli are still together. Meanwhile the season itself deals with Oskar's parents' efforts to find their son. They team up with a looney investigator with a drinking problem and a troubled past. Things come to a finale when the investigator finds Eli, but tries to kill her in revenge for some past wrong; Oskar once again saves Eli and runs away with her, thus completing his arc and discovering the importance of remaining human to protect Eli. In the future, it is revealed that Oskar was luring the girl to Eli so she can eat showing that Oskar has embraced his role as Reinfield. The season ends with older Oskar finding evidence of Eli's past companions and starting to doubt her feelings for him.
Interesting to see which of the two is closer to the final thing.
I actually don't mind your worst case scenario too much.
And I think that best case scenario, at least the first half, has a shot. I doubt they will bother with being true to LTODD: I think that just wouldn't work as a series concept. It works in the short story, but frankly, do we really care about these people that much? They are a fine framing device, but…
I could see the plot of the novel getting stretched out, maybe even with a toned-down version of Zombie Hakkan. But, yeah, it's a pretty standard trope to put some tension between our lead characters, so I think the "is he still on Team Eli" bit is not just possible, but likely. And there characters are going to be older, I'm pretty sure. Which unfortunately will mean having to consider all the typical teenage stuff……..
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