Show 101: The Vampire Diaries

SHOW: The Vampire Diaries

PREMIERES: Season Two premieres Thursday, September 9 at 8 p.m.

WHY YOU MIGHT LIKE IT: Did you camp out to be the first in your town to see the latest Twilight movie? Don't lie, we know you did, and we know you'll enjoy The Vampire Diaries. Because this isn't just a few good-looking vampires vying for the affection of a hot girl, it's based on the popular book series of the same name and was adapted for TV by Kevin Williamson, the creator of Dawson's Creek. And let's face it, Ian Somerhalder is WAY hotter than Robert Pattinwhatshisface.

WHY YOU MIGHT HATE IT: Did you drive by people who were camping out to be the first to see the latest Twilight movie and throw insults and eggs at them? Then this probably isn't for you. It's True Blood without the gratuitous sex and grotesque violence, it's Twilight on the small screen, and it's full of cliches (as is every vampire movie/show) and girl-squeal moments. Hey, it's on the CW, what did you expect?

THE PREMISE: Stefan (the dreamy Paul Wesley) and Damon (the dreamy Ian Somerhalder) are two drop-undead gorgeous vampire brothers who come home to Mystic Falls, Virginia, after being apart from each other for awhole. Stefan is more in touch with his human side and falls for human Elena. But the real draw of the show is Damon, a drunken beastly bad boy who pretty much thinks his brother is a wuss.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: The season ended with more cliffhangers than a worldwide mountain climbers convention. Elena's doppleganger Katherine (a vampire and the former love of both Stefan and Damon) may have killed Elena's real father, Elena's BFF Bonnie is a witch who hates vampires, Elena's brother Jeremy may have turned himself into a vampire (don't do that at home, kids), some other kid may be a werewolf, and... I'm sure I missed some others. Ask your teenage daughter about the rest. Oh one more thing: Damon kissed Katherine (though he thought it was Elena). This is juicy stuff, people! Got it? Good! Now pass the Bon Bons.

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awesome start of season 02. i actually like the whole drama-girly-stuff ... cliffhangers are just for kicks... and i'm pretty sure that no one missed the fact that nina dobrev is just perfect.
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This show keeps getting better each episode i meant :)
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This show keeps getting better each season, has been from the start. Season 2 promises to be even better then the first, loved the first episode of the second season!
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Question: why can't we watch any of your videos, sneak peaks or else from Montreal???? i live more close to the states of NY and Vt than the state of Maine is...I can't understant it....Julie B.

P.S. Do you need a new vampire for the next season of your show...Because I know one who would fit perfectly in.... Bonsoir...
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oh and *cough* Elena is hot :p
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@karlwolfe50 you *really* should watch the first season before you start the second. The other posters are right for the most part, start out a little weak but gets really good later in the season. If you donot watch season 1 , you will not get scenes where they reference season 1
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I love twilight and i love this show. I saved every episode so i can rewatch it. looking forward to seeing what this season has in store for all the characters
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I'm one of those really passionate Twilight haters. I want to throw up over all the bags, ringtones, whatnots. I'm even in hater groups. But this show is not Twilight. It did start out like it, but I stuck around because Damon is hot. Now that I watched the season premire, this is so far away from Twilight, it's not even in the same country. The vampires here are like vamps should be. They don't sparkle. They kill. Elena is no Bella, she can kick ass. They even paid a little homage to Buffy. Anyone notice "Wild Horses"? Remember the Prom episode in Buffy? She and Angel danced to it. Or am I the only one who noticed?
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this show just started really weak... like twilight...
but if you watched episodes from like episode 6 (when they start to remember past, when then vicky dies etc.) it's getting normal...
after thumbs got out it really made sense and from episode like 14 or 15 it really felt like an independent , awesome and very entertaining show!
they worked hard - and they see success, well at least - I DO!
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I like this show a lot. Ian Somerhalder is so hot !! I like all of the cliffhangers and shocking moments. This show is full of them, and that keeps me coming back.
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I really hate Twilight. But i love this show. So make of that what you will. The season premiere was amazingly good!
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Season 2 premiere was siiick
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Please.. Twilight is quite terrible, This is actually fairly good.
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i didnt watch season one and im probably gonna regret it but im gonna try out season 2
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