So you want to try to understand this "Twilight" phenomenon, but you can't bring yourself to read the books? British video blogger (and musician, and culture critic) Alex Day has got you covered -- through the first 19 chapters, anyway.
So put aside an hour or so, and watch as Alex eviscerates Stephenie Meyer's beloved book with a few choice curses thrown in. (So careful before you blast this one.) There are also a couple of asides to things that have nothing to do with vampires or their bland girlfriends -- Doctor Who and drawing a deck of cards, for instance -- but it's definitely worth a view or two.
Of course, it would have been nice if someone had mentioned this Internet gem back in October, before I trudged through the entire series ...