The Vampire Diaries Season 1 Rewind: Let's Kick It Old School!

When I first began recapping this season of The Vampire Diaries, I was very upfront about the fact that I hadn't seen most of Season 1 and didn't necessarily even want to. What I had seen of it was sort of boring and lousy, plus I was enjoying the new episodes too much to want to become annoyed with the show all over again. But since two weeks of reruns is also boring and annoying, I figured I should just bite the bullet and get caught up. So, thanks to the commenters who suggested I do this, and let's get started, shall we? (P.S. Relax, Bulgaria.)

What follows are little recaplets of the first four episodes of the series, all of which pay particular attention to just how much has changed since the show began, not to mention the admirable amount of story elements that were firmly in place from the start.

Are you ready? Let's do this.

Season 1, Episode 1


Before Mystic Falls was a town full of monsters, it was a town full of jerks. Seriously, with one exception, almost every character had a worse personality in the pilot. Caroline was awful. Jeremy was a nightmare. Tyler was date-rapey. Damon was a total A-hole. Elena and Stefan have been dull from the beginning apparently, so at least that was consistent. The one laughable exception was Bonnie, who was originally sassy and confident. Crazy, right? Bonnie used to be fun!

And not only was Mystic Falls filled to the brim with jerks, it barely even looked like Mystic Falls!

Haha, where is this? Yeah, I know how pilots work. The Vampire Diaries switched towns or sound stages or something before Episode 2. But still, it's crazy how different all the original locations were.

When we first met Elena and Jeremy, they were returning to school as newly minted orphans. Elena was understandably moodier then (you could tell by the hoop earrings), and Jeremy was a drug addict caught up in the grossest love triangle ever. Jeremy was the worst.

So then a mysterious stranger showed up to enroll in their high school and we immediately knew that he was a vampire. The whole time, Stefan was filmed from behind, as though revealing his face too soon would be like spoiling our Christmas present. Please, Vampire Diaries. I've been to the Smithsonian. I've seen caveman mannequins.

So begins The Vampire Diaries' biggest fraud to date: trying to convince us that Elena was the most sought-after girl in school and that Stefan was the biggest dreamboat in the South. Why must you lie, Vampire Diaries?

Meanwhile, a string of murders had people on edge. Don't worry, they were just animal attacks, definitely. Just kidding, it was actually Stefan's mysterious vampire brother, Damon. Right away, Damon seemed different than he is now. Not only was he way meaner, but Ian Somerhalder actually attempted subtlety in his acting. No eye-acting in the entire pilot! What show was I even watching?

Also, I guess vampires had different, cheesier powers back then? For instance, Damon used supernatural fog machines. He also used creepy crows a bunch. It was implied that he could either watch people through crows or himself could become a crow. Who knows. But he could definitely fly—the opening roadside murder showed him swooping down and grabbing a fleeing lady.

But guess what was set up from the beginning? Katherine! Stefan essentially returned to Mystic Falls and even enrolled in high school because I guess he found out that Katherine's doppelganger had come of age? And they didn't state it immediately, but Damon followed Stefan into town for the same reason. So yeah, I was interested to learn that Katherine has always loomed large in this show, but it was suddenly super frustrating to know that she won't even show up until Episode 22! And since the show's other amazing character, Vampire Caroline, won't show up until Season 2, that means that so far this season has exactly zero awesome characters.

Also, who was this guy? Oh, haha, he was Stefan and Damon's "nephew." This show!

Season 1, Episode 2


Although this episode took place only the next day, it was hilarious how different everything was. Jeremy had a different haircut, Jenna's hair was a different color entirely, Bonnie's Prius turned from blue to white, and oh yeah, every single location looked different. I mean this as a compliment since this was the episode where The Vampire Diaries really began to take shape, style-wise (i.e. they turned off most of the lights.)

But unfortunately, this episode also started showing signs of lousiness. First off, and I can't believe I didn't mention this earlier… THE DIARIES. Holy moly. I guess it makes sense that a show called The Vampire Diaries might have diaries, but I really didn't realize that BOTH main characters would write in them and we'd hear them as voiceover! Double ugh. So I guess this was a device that got ditched sometime during Season 1, but in this episode it's especially horrible. Get this: At the end, just before Elena and Stefan's first kiss, they each "write diary entries" ALOUD TO EACH OTHER. It's unbearable. I have to hand it to the die-hard fans, you really had to endure a lot to stick with this show. Hats off to you, sirs and gentlewomen.

And don't even get me started on the pop culture references. At some point in one of these episodes, Caroline and Damon even discuss the Twilight series. You guys, I got so mad at my TV when that happened. Since then, someone must've taken Kevin Williamson aside and just been like, "Cool it."

Another creative red flag was just how slow the storytelling was. Honestly, by Episode 2 I was so, so sick of Jeremy's love triangle with Tyler and Vicki. And it's so frustrating that this show tried to drag out Elena's realization of Stefan's vampirism for so long. I mean, we KNOW she's going to find out about this, it's basically the show's entire premise. It just makes her seem like a total dunce for not realizing it sooner.

This here is a comet. Bonnie claimed its return coincided with Mystic Falls becoming a hotbed of paranormal activity. She wasn't wrong! I liked Bonnie's slow realization that she was a witch, especially whenever she mentioned Gran, because it would remind me that pretty soon we're gonna get to meet JASMINE GUY. Honestly, my theory is that Vampire Diaries didn't really start to heat up until Jasmine Guy showed up (or MAYBE Melinda Clarke). CANNOT WAIT.

Oh, and you can tell this is an old episode because of how the show treated Jenna like she was a real character. In this episode, she even got to be in an ENTIRE SCENE!

One downside of watching these episodes out of order is that if I don't recognize a character, he/she is totally going to get killed later, right? Spoiler alert!

It made me laugh that all the mysterious murders and attacks were simply chalked up to animal attacks, like that's just a normal fact of life around Mystic Falls and not completely horrible. I mean, if someone came up to me with a neck bandage and said, "Oh, I was bitten by a baby koala," I'd run into the nearest gun store.

Here's Stefan and Elena's first kiss. You'll just have to trust me.

Season 1, Episode 3


Haha, this episode. I think Kevin Williamson might've been watching a lot of Friday Night Lights at the time? I mean, I don't blame him, that is an awesome show! But still:

This scene was even filmed using handheld cameras! Plus, they're about to play against the Lions, which is the main team featured in FNL Season 4. You know what, I'm just going to pretend it's the same universe because I like to laugh.

So yeah, between this and Bonnie suddenly being a cheerleader, it's clear The Vampire Diaries was battling a touch of schizophrenia.

There's one element of these early episodes that I find to be really uncool and off-putting, and that is the Damon and Caroline plotline. Not to get all serious and whatnot, but there's almost no way describe this relationship other than as a serialized sexual assault and brainwashing. It may have been easier to stomach this plotline back when people considered Caroline to be just some cardboard cut-out blonde, but now that we've come to really dig her character, in retrospect it's pretty tough to see her get treated this way. This was the first time I actually got ANGRY at the show. Not just because Damon basically rapes her a ton, but then later it seems like Caroline actually falls in love with her rapist? Real cool, Vampire Diaries.

Anyway! Aside from how hilarious the football/cheerleader elements were, this episode was a ton of boring. Elena had a heart-to-heart with Damon about Katherine, and Jeremy's love triangle continued to go nowhere. How many of you stopped watching after this episode? I don't blame you.

Oh well, at least this guy got killed!

Season 1, Episode 4


Okay, so this episode really started establishing some main show elements. First off, it featured the first ever Mystic Falls town-wide party! Also, we started to meet more and more important authority figures—including the mayor, a reporter, and also this dunce:

Also: Hydroponic vervain! Yup, just some hydroponic vervain Stefan's elderly nephew has been growing in the cellar. Stefan was like, "Why are you growing the one herb that could kill your relatives?" And the nephew was like, "Because." Fair enough! I agree with the nephew on this issue.

Also, this was hilarious: Bonnie finally realized that she had witch powers when she re-lit a candle with her brain. But check it out, she was being a total loner at the time! So it's true, her powers really do coincide with her plummeting self-esteem!

This episode really began to test my patience. Even after Elena saw that Damon bit Caroline all over and that the original Founder's Day guest list included Damon and Stefan's names, she STILL didn't realize that Stefan is a vampire. Good Lord! Can we cut to the chase already?

Luckily, this episode also marked the first ever meeting of the town's anti-vampire league, and for the first time this season an episode concluded with a scene that made me actually WANT to see the next one. Well-played, Vampire Diaries. Just kidding, TERRIBLY PLAYED (and then fun at the end), Vampire Diaries!


This concludes the first installment of Vampire Diaries Rewind. Check back next week for even more back-catalogue misadventures!


Questions:

... How many of you also gave up early on only to return later? What was your breaking point? What brought you back?

... How long do I have to wait until Jasmine Guy? The suspense is killing me!

... Aren't you so glad that Damon isn't so much of a bastard anymore?

... Which character has improved the most since Season 1? (Besides Caroline, obvs.)

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I have only just found this site - I know where have I been!! But have to say that I agree almost completely with this. I watched the first couple of episodes and then stopped as I thought I was just too old for it - dismissed it as a teen drama though I liked Damon even though he was a creep - he was a compelling one! Then near the beginning of season 2, I found myself watching an episode and thought - this is really good so went back and persevered through the first bit of season 1 till it picked up! Think you kind of need to otherwise you don't understand everything that is going on - some stuff was laid down in season 1.
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I started watching at the beginning. But for Damon I wouldn't have stuck around. You know my take on Bonnie so 'nuff said. :P Didn't like Jeremy THEN and STILL don't like Jeremy. Damon had me at hello brother and thank goodness. What he did to Caroline was awful but it was always portrayed that way. I LIKED the dis on Twilight because I HATE Twilight with a fiery passion. I might have given up despite Damon but for it turning out that the town leaders knew all about the vampires. Also I loved Nina from the beginning but Stefan is a lot creepier than Damon. Stalking the girl for months so he can make sure she's a "good" version of his long dead evil vampire girlfriend? Whut? At least you can see Damon coming from a mile away and he doesn't pretend to be anything else. And yes I'm Somerhalder biased. Wanna make something of it? :P
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Well, you are right, the first few episodes of this show were...boring and just boring,,,have I mentioned 'boring'? I started watching from the fift episode...that one wasn't THAT bad, then I watched it whenever nothing better was on and I had some time to kill. I re-watched after the whole season was done and I had my best friend there, the 'skip' button.

The questions: I explained that; you know that; yes, but I must admit, I don't like the tortured version, looking all constipated is SO Stefan's thing; I have to go with Damon.

My question: I've noticed you haven't done all season one episodes, are you planning on doing them later on/
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I've been a diehard fan from the very beginning, and I've loved the show through all of it's rough patches, because it really is a great show even though it definitely has it's moments. Haha. :) But to answer your questions:

1. I never gave up.

2.Not much longer! :)

3. Heck yessss! (I don't understand the people that say they miss that Damon?)

4. Damon, Tyler, and Elena definitely!
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I love The tvd reviews, sometimes I don't even watch the show I just come here to read the review on saturday!
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to answer ur questions: i've been watching from the very beginning, and while i liked damon's character right from the start (yes,yes, i know, i know, lol), i actually do understand where u're coming from. i guess the only way i can explain it is that:
a) i *intensely* disliked caroline in the beginning, and b) i could kinda see how that much power over others could make any1 abuse it. i actually thought damon's usage of his powers was far more realistic than stefan's (considering that most guys' i know WOULD probably do that, if they got the chance, lol) i'm sorry, but it's a sad truth, and it's also, i believe, his behaviour in the beginning that signals that he MUST have an unhappy past, because nooooo1 gets that pissed-off and dark without some serious issues. i mean, in the most recent teen-demographic shows and movies, they've been redeeming the "seemingly-evil-but-actually-misunderstood-guys" like it's going out of fashion (which for a badass-lover like myself is fine and dandy) true he's kinda scary, and all that, but i think it just begged for his character to get better, otherwise he wouldn't've been 1 of the main characters. (that's a response to the 1st and third question) and for the 2nd question: trust me, it's well-worth the wait :) and as for the 4rth question: it goes without saying that while i had the hots for the badass-damon, i honestly LOVE the progression of damon's character, and the person that he's become, with helping elena, to loving her, to admitting to himself that he's in love with her, to telling her. I wish she'd end up with him, simply because it'd be very..... entertaining, watching them figure out how to put up with each other -_-.
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i like this show,
and I love stevan salvatore, he is so very handsome :)
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i love this show, but i also love youre down-to-earth reviews! even though i do not agree with most in them you do make some good points.



question 1; sorry, always been a hardcore fan. (especially love ian somerhalder's and nina dobrev's acting) even though i found stefans character totally boring from the beginning and fall asleep every time i see him.



question 2; just wait and see...



question 3; oh yeah..... best thing that EVER happened in this show, except carolines transformation. (of course)



question 4; JEREMY!!
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Julie Plec wrote on her twitter: "This TV.com review just made me laugh out loud. Thank you, funny snarky part-time hater guy." She liked ur reviews! So why not continue to write rewind reviews for the rest of Season 1? Have u finished watching it?
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What's the thing with vervain, is it so rare in United States that Stefan and Damon's nephew need to cultivate it ?
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you know I was watching TVD when it first premiered for the first 10 episodes but after the first hiatus I never returned as a viewer. I thought if it really is any good considering it's on TheCW it'll prolly be on for a while so i can catch up later. Is it really good enough to catch up on? (I'm a guy so a watchable CW show for me really only consists of Smallville/Supernatural)
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Hey, I'll jus say this much....
I'm also one of those who started watching TVD after the first few eps were done with (somewhere around ep 6) and jus last week I decided to watch the first few and I have to say, I completely agree with the review. Those were exactly my thoughts while watching them....Bonnie seemed so much more confident, Damon's 'acting' was commendable(soo much better), I also liked the fact that he was depicted as a real Villain, scary and nasty....and they actually showed him baring his fangs and doing some real action. Haven't seen that for a While now in the new season.
Stefan has always been boring. I noticed the change of lighting that suddenly dawned after a first few eps...and the cheerleading part was jus too far fetched and ...very LOL. And(this is not related) but I have to say Nina Dobrev somewhat fits the description of her character as Elena but I still find it hard to digest it as Katherine....whenever Damon and Stefan(everyone else) describes her, she comes off as a powerful and charismatic woman....which I'm sorry to say, jus doesn't fit Nina's frail physique and tiny face.
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I watched the first half hour or so of the very first episode, thought it was unoriginal and frankly TERRIBLE and stopped watching. Luckily, I tuned back in a few months later when it was on the Georgia road trip episode (go delena!) and found it had gotten BRILLIANT in my absence.

I think most would agree with me that Vampire Diaries is one of those shows that had a really bad few episodes that you just have to slog through.Luckily, it learned from its mistakes and kicked up the pace and action round about episode 9/10 of the first season. Now, I'm hooked and have all my friends hooked as well :) :)

There are still moments that make me want to scream because of inaccuracies and plotholes that would be so simple to fix but for the most part, its a great show. I only like Elena's character when she's with Damon though, because he actually brings out some fire in her :)
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I have liked this show from the beginning and yes each ep has gotten better, and what show do you know that has 7 cliff hangers for the season 1 finale. Not a Bonnie fan at all, she blames everyone else for problems she and gran caused, love the vamp Caroline and have been a Damon fan from the first..love the bad boys. Nina is awesome as both Kat and Elena..different walk, voice and look when needed. And just so you know I am NOT a teen, senior citizen here and TVD is my favorite show on TV, with White Collar number 2.
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Like any show, start from the pilot... especially if you know it gets better. This show has good enough writing & good cast that you don't absolutely need action every episode, but the action (for me) is why I keep watching it.
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So happy you took my suggestion to do reviews for season 1! 1. Never gave up. Damon's bad boyness kept me watching 2. Jasmine Guy will be in the next episode (ep.5) 3. Yes! 4. Apart from awesome Caroline, I would say Tyler and Damon have improved the most(Jeremy is still the same annoying insecure kid that serves NO purpose to the show)
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I never droped it! But it's true it wasn't a good show until ep 5 (i think that's when elena finds out the truth). I like the old Damon, but I preffer the one with his heart broken (actually I like him either way), the Damon we see now starts to appear by ep 11, because that's qhen he and elena became friends!
I think they really destroyed Bonnie's character, I hate now, but in the first episodes she seems nice. On the other hand I think they improved Jeremy (just wait to meet Anna, she got out the best Jeremy) and Tyler.
I think the show improved a lot when Elena found out the truth, from there the show became great.
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I know dropped out of the loop during the first season right about the time Stefan confessed he was a vamp but just before Bonnie's gram showed up. I didn't start makeing a consorted effort to watch until the season 2 premiere...and that was after I realized I had missed the S1 finale...
My ONLY gripe about this show (now) is that it airs opposite another show I have watched religiously for 6yrs on FOX now that starts a certain Ex-Sunnydale vampire actor, so I have major conflict on Thursdays! LOL
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love this show but this review made me laugh. i almost forgot about Zach lol i found it easy to believe Caroline was so easily fooled b/c she was sooo stupid...me and my mom would sit there and see she was going to do somethign stupid and laugh...i think she was a bit of a comic relief for wen things got too serious and then she grew into a more important role. Also, i love Damon, favorite character (i always like the bad one lol) but i did like him at the begining b/c he was bad and sarcastic and it was fun to see wat he would do next. you were saying wabout why the show is titled vampire diaries and its not just b/c 2 of the main characters have diaries(that i dont think they even use that much anymore) but its also b/c it is based off a book series (sort of, they strayed so far off the books' plotline its hardly like the books at all except character names) that is also where damons powers with the bird and fog come in too, they are in the books but i guess they didn't like it in the show much. most improved is prob Damon b/c he has feelings now, Bonnie b/c she's learned her powers, or Jeremy b/c he's sorta getting his life back on track
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Okay, this is my favorite show in the whole, entire world and I think that every episode is absolute perfection... BUT this made me laugh so hard I almost fell off my couch.
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The first 3 or 4 episodes really sucked. Must have gagged every 2 minutes in the first episode but I got really hooked in the episode where they turned Vicki. That was a game changer!
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Which character has improved the most since Season 1? (Besides Caroline, obvs.)



All of them minus Bonny
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I am sooooo happy that you took mine and other's advice and decided to do the season 1 recap (yes, I am taking some of the credit! :-D But seriously, Thank you) Anywho, Q1: I started watching because I was still high off True Blood and Twilight movies and figured I'd give this show a shot. Yes, it was a little slow moving at first and corny with the diary writing, it kept my interest and got SOOOOO much better mid season. I was hooked by the second half and finally converted my sis and bro. Q2: Ummm a bit longer, but it will be worth it, Jasmine was awesome. And yes, Bonnie was so much better in S1 when Gran was alive, but after Gran died, she lost some of her fire; which may be why her self esteem dropped so low in S2. I hope she gets it back, soon. Q3: Though Damon 1.0 did run the show as the hot bad guy in S1, I will admit, I am a softy for Damon 2.0, so yay for the change. Q4: Jeremy, who got way better in the second half of S1. And now you get to compare annoying human Caroline to the new vamp Caroline and truly appreciate how much Caroline 2.0 Rocks! I agree with Butterflyagirl that Tyler is less of a jerk too. And LOL @ romanticblossom. That is so true! They really need to change that intro!
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I really like The Vampire Diaries, no matter the what you say....
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Honestly this is a horrible article. You watched the show all wrong, and then get mad at it because of how the characters first started out. Obviously there are reasons the characters changed, the circumstances in the first season made them into who they are in the second. You are becoming increasingly annoying every week!
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Tyler is the most improved since season one. However, I loved him as a jerk too.

This show rules. It improved a lot too and it's now a must watch for me.
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I'm so confused, why are you watching if you're not taking the show for what it is (it's a teenage drama, they're not meant to be good)?
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Come on, you know you're a Vampire Diaries closet fan. Despite all of its misses, bad characters, and messed up storylines, you must be a fan on some level if you keep reviewing it every week
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i need to ask why this person watches this show?
they write these every week dissing the show, yet they continue to watch, and re-watch to write these.
personally it doesnt make sense
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Very Funny, Glad that your doing reviews on the older episodes since Vampire Diaries isn't on right now! I agree Season 2 is much better! I think Jeremy has improved the most! I used to hate his character.
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Love your retrospective although it would be nice to read one that wasn't hiding clever witticism behind snide scarcasm for a change.

As to TVD. I find if you don't take it seriously and just enjoy the view of all those beautiful, 'toned' and in the case of the 3 leads, too thin, actors then you enjoy it much more; and let's face it, it's wayyyyyy better than the books - from book 2 at least. Book 1 was fine but everything that came after was ghastly!
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@ jstitely1 I'm not sure about that. At one point she tries to escape and he literally throws her back onto the bed. It's very rapey. Just because she forgets about the whole thing doesn't mean he wasn't doing stuff to her against her will. Anyway! Damon was still a great character, it just made me sad to see Caroline treated badly now that I like her so much.
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just pointing out Caroline wasn't raped. She slept with him willingly he just compelled her to let him drink her blood and forget
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Yo bro - that review rocked! I have to say that my FAV character is Damon and even I'm forced to agree that his eye acting is getting a little out of hand (see the preview of the next episode with the eye bulge scene about tossing Elena over his shoulder if she doesn't leave ). Jeremy's gotten better since S1 (not counting Caroline - God, why would you eat salad if you are a vampire and can't get fat?!?) but that only puts him on par with all the other boring characters (ie. Stephen, Elena, Matt, etc). Stephen annoys me to no end - not only does he look like a caveman, he also has the IQ of caveman. I'm trying to think of another type of supernatural creature that would fit into the show but without success. Maybe shapeshifters?
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While you fans watching reruns.... my sister and I are receiving a double dose of Season 2 this Thursday (New Zealand Time). My sister and I cannot wait. :D
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I have watched from the begining. I can't wait for Jasmine as well, I like Damon both ways, depending on the circumstances. I think Jeremy has transformed from a naive loner to an engaging character.
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In the beginning the show fullfilled all the prejudices I had against it, cause I expected a Twilight style boredom show. I initially stopped watching after the first 3-5 episodes.
I'm a collector, so I kept recording the episodes and also lent it to 2 friends of mine. Both reassured me that the show would improve. So, after finishing the second True Blood season I gave it another shot and stuck with it.
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PS: forgot to ask... doesn't it bother you that EVERY SINGLE episode (except the pilot) starts with "for over a century I've lived in secret until now...I know the risk but I had to know her" ?(yes...I know it by heart and not because I wanted to)

I mean WE GET IT, I don't need to hear it every week! And the new viewers won't get lost if you don't give them this lame explanation for why stefan does anything. You can understand the show wihtout it.

And now on the season 2, when I finally thought it'd be over they added a "what are you?....I'm a vampire" in every episode! I mean, really?? I thought I was watching The power ranger's diaries....

I just needed to say it out loud lol I still love TVD even if that anoys me a bit ;D
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"(P.S. Relax, Bulgaria.)" - that's hilarious. I just read the comments to the last recap and I was surprised to find out how many people from Bulgaria commented on it. I felt bad for not saying anything.
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Damon was better back then. And he carried the entire show (probably still does). This was hilarious to read, and interesting as a retrospective. I still joke about the diaries and the football from time to time. And yes, JEREMY SUCKED! I actually appreciate this season's improvements even more, now. But at least back then people stayed dead when they were killed (how many fake-outs have we had this season?) Good stuff! Keep 'em coming!
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I love your recaps bro. I love TVD and the mocking we do here is fun because revisiting the episodes after is like watching a comedy. I wanted to remind you and all the other commentors that seeing where everyone began and seeing the characters now shows us how the one good thing that the characters have gotten since the town changed and everyones life dangles by a thread each week is that they have all become better people who are a family. All of this insanity has made each character become a powerful person part of a huge family unit. Also I feel that the diary entries in the beginning were meant to show that these characters were from the books and they set up a similarity between Stefan and Elena that would lead to them falling in love. Kevin stated that he never intended for that plot device to last. Finally, episode 7 (Haunted, I believe) is where we get to see the show come into it's own. It includes the death of Vicky (which shows us that Noone is ever safe, which for me, knowing that a show can be really unpredictable is the best part of the series. Price, I was also hoping at the end of the columns (on a serious note) we could all start talking about where we think the shows gonna go therefore we can all give ideas and ultimately see whose right. If you agree I think it would add a nice serious part of these otherwise funny/awesome recaps. I just like to be interactive with other tv.com users. Thanks!
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I didn't give up i just held on for the ride I just didn't take the show too seriously because then I probally would have given up a long time ago, I do love the recap too very funny!
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AWESOME, I thought we'd have to wait for your next VD article until they were back from sabbatical. Damn, I looove your articles, you are hilarious... Please give us sum more next week, ok? ;)
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I guess you would find the first scenes with Damon and Caroline quite offensive, if you had seen it not the other way round it would have been different, because things were different in the beginning and Caroline was basically a total **** And yeah Damon was much more evil, I liked him that way. How can he be so evil and yet so charming as well. I stopped not because I couldn\'t bare the stupidity, the things you point out did not even occur to me while watching, go figure. I stopped because I started watching Supernatural again amongst other shows and there was basically no time anymore, I still think I will pick it up again soon. Looking forward to next weeks review!
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YAY!!! I can't believe it! I thought I'd be two weeks without laughing this much!

(will you review all episodes from season 1? I mean, TVD has so much hiatuses that you could! Think about it, please? )



anyway, hilarious! And so true. The first episodes from vampire diaries were really boring. All my friends started watching it, then they stopped, except for one that kept going on and said it was getting fun. Then everyone started again.

Not me, I started watching it this year when there was a marathon and they went on until episode 13 I guess... I didn't stop because I wondered what was gonna happen and since the next episode was actually one hour away I kept watching it...and episodes 12-14 were fun.(besides, I loved damon from the beginning---NOT BECAUSE OF HIS ACTIONS! of course! but because I wished there was more to him than they were showing...if there was, it'd be great to see what have happened in hs life ;D).



(1) if I had stopped watching it i'd probably get back around episode 12, when damon started being nice.

(2) i'm not sure... but is not to close.

(3) EXTREMELY!! He makes this show to me. He's the reason why i watch it ( and the other cool charecters like jeremy and caroline :D and delena...i'm a girl...i can't help it) Because he has one thing called character depth...something some characters couchStefancogh can't have.

(4) hum...it depends from what part of season 1 are we talking about. episodes 1-15 are one thing 15-22 are another( ANOTHER! believe me)

Damon has improved already on season 1, so did Caroline! So I'd say Jeremy, I hated him until the beginning of season 2. Seriously. But now I love him so much!
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Well at first I did find the show kinda boring, but I had absolutely nothing better to do, and I like shows that are Sci-Fi, supernatural elements. so I watched it. It's definitely much better this season.
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I agree with eskimoking37, I kept up with the show because I liked Ian Somerhalder being such as ass. Nothing is better (cheesier?) than having such a guy do emotional heartfelt scenes in season 2. But season 1 was absolutely terrible, although this recap is really great fun to read. Can't wait till next week!
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HILARIOUS!! Its so true. The show has changed alot. I remember hoping that the diaries wouldnt be a weekly installments and now they never show the diaries!
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Oh, TVD! Let's mock it like it's hot ;D
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