i know Im a bit late for this thread, but I have recently become addicted to this series as well!!!
I finished twilight in about 24 hours, then read midnight sun right after followed (obviously! LOL!) by new moon. Im now about halfway through eclipse.
I love the storyline and character development.
I actually saw the movie right after reading twilight and MS, and Im not sure I should have. I didnt love what they did to the movie and how they chopped it up. I totally agree about the cheese factor, some of it was terrible! LOL! BUT I really did like the actor who played Edward. I think he did the emotion exceptionally well and he really showed alot of internal conflict about his relationship with Bella. Sure, some of the closeup faces he made were weird, but overall I think he did great. NOw, in my mind, he IS edward kwim? Now Bella, I didnt like the actress that played her and unfortunately my mental picture of Bella is tainted. I liked how they cast Japser (though they should have given him longer hair, the books talk about his curls) and Alice was very close to how I pictured her in my head. But I think Rosalie was all wrong too. I dont think her actress did her beauty justice. And, what was up with Edwards eyebrows? That was my biggest Edward complaint.
As for the books, I have a couple of minor issues (so far anyway) but am still totally consumed by reading them~!
*I did not like the way that Edward was so controlling of Bella in the beginning of Eclipse. I dont like how he talks to her and how he tells her she isnt 'allowed' to do this or that. I realize he loosens up and apologized, but more than his actions I didnt like how Bella always stood up for him and made excuses for his (IMO) inappropriate behavior.
*What is UP with her not wanting to Marry Edward? Seriously! That bugs me. It makes me dislike Bella for this portion of the story. Her excuse about not being 'that girl' was lame IMO and seems out of character and out of the story line.
*The parental involvement... I cant explain it but it sortof bugs me. Charlie's "get back here right now, your grounded" etc. Sure she's a teenager, but she also turns 18 and is truly and adult. They have Bella dealing with very adult issues throughout the book and she is totally an 'old soul' so it seems out of place to me. In her 'human' world she cooks, cleans, does Charlie's laundry, cares for Renee like a parent, and then they ahve her fill this grounded teenager role. I felt it a bit hypocritical and I dont like it.