The Vampire Diaries

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Friday 8:00 PM on The CW Premiered Sep 10, 2009 Between Seasons

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The Vampire Diaries is based on a novel series penned by L.J. Smith where you are given the insight into the diary of 17-year old Elena Gilbert (Nina Dobrev). Elena and her 15-year-old brother, Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen), live with their Aunt Jenna (Sara Canning). Elena seeks comfort from her familiar social circle – best friend Bonnie (Katerina Graham), frenemy Caroline Forbes (Candice Accola), and former boyfriend Matt Donovan(Zach Roerig, Friday Night Lights). At Mystic Falls High, Elena and her friends become fixated by a mysterious new student, Stefan Salvatore (Paul Wesley, "Fallen"). Stefan and Damon(Ian Somerhalder, Lost) are vampire brothers – one good, one evil – at war for Elena's soul. The Vampire Diaries is from Alloy Entertainment and Bonanza Productions Inc in association with Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios.

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  • Pretty little liars lovers

    10
    Ok honestly this is the best show I've ever watched ever since the first episode I've just loved it the way they portray love is just absolutely perfect it's also really interesting I wish it wasn't ending at season 8 because it's so good the only thing I personally don't like is Delena Damon and Elena just don't work I feel like Elena and Stephen were the best couple ever shown on tv I also feel like if they spiced up season 8 with the reunion of stelena the show might have a chance to come back or even a good ending even sterilize would be really goodmoreless
  • Praying for a good Season 8

    4.0
    I loved the first four seasons of the vampire diaries and I will watch as many seasons as they air because the characters are somehow part of my family. However, this season was so confusing... I will have to watch it again to understand it (especially the second half)

    I think there is one major problem. Now, the characters are completely unrooted. Their relatives are dead, Mystic Falls is desert and they hate each other. I think it is very difficult to handle a plot like that. Besides, a good villain with a good motivation is needed urgently.

    Elena stopped having chemistry with Damon last season, when Alaric compelled her to forgot her memories. In my opinion, that relationship never made a full recovery. I don't like Bonenzo neither Steroline. Bonnie has always been strong, but now she doesn't even seem human anymore. Finally, Damon has been a saint for a few seasons; it doesn't makes sense anymore that Stephan blames him for everything he doesn't like is his life.

    Lily's arc was good, although Damon felt sorry too soon (when he was inside the stone).moreless
  • I LOVE THIS SHOW !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    10
    I WATCH THIS SHOW EVERYDAY I LOVE IT TO MUCH and I LOVE JEREMY GILBERT AND ALL THE OTHER CHARACTERS !!!!!!!!!!

  • What I now think of the vampire diaries

    3.5
    Ok so The Vampire Diaries is a great show in all but season 7 just kills the magic .Like seriously Mystic Falls Damon [Not dead meaning he's not alive dead meaning He's gone],No good romance, No life threatening situations. The show just lost its life .all the show is now is boring.
  • Julie Plec Wake up! You are ruining The Vampire Diaries!

    2.0
    I used to love TVD. I waited each week for Thursday so that I could DVR it. Every week, I waited anxiously to start watching it halfway through (so I could skip commercials) and get my Damon fix! ;) However, this season has been such a let down, not even Ian can fix it. It has been sloppy and confusing. Too much time and energy wasted on Julian, Lily and the heretics that no one really cared about anyways. The Damon bashing has reached an all-time high, and that is despite the many sacrifices he has made for everyone, none of which anyone seems to notice, nor remember--writers and characters alike! I can see why the ratings for this show have plummeted, and it really has nothing to do with Nina Dobrev leaving the show. It has more to do with the confusing, and yet still boringly predictable if all else fails blame Damon because that has always worked in the past! My God! Can't the writers find a new dog and pony show to give the viewers?! Damon bashing was fine in the first four season--he deserved it! However, in the last few seasons he has made some serious changes. He makes the tough choices that no one wants to make for the people he loves, and yet, he never--and I mean NEVER gets any credit. I think the writers just kick the Damon character around so much because of how popular Ian is and they know they can get away with it. Well, not anymore. I am done! It was bad enough the way they kept flashing forward in such a ridiculous way that never let the audience know just what the heck was happening, but then we were forced to watch the Bonnie/Enzo relationship just appear in one episode--just a week or so before that she was chopping off his hand!! Real sloppy and completely unbelievable, not to mention unwatchable, I fast forwarded through every one of the B/E scenes! And then there was the scenes that made me realize this show no loner cares about the relationships between the characters. I cannot help but believe the writers simply want to continue to pigeon hole each character into their tiny little frame because they keep writing the same old plot lines with just a different villain in the mix! It is boring and predictable--find something new and exciting will you? How about actually allowing the other characters to acknowledge the growth Damon has had, huh? Now that would be a real crazy thing, hmm? I swear, I thought the Damon bashing was bad earlier in the series, but this season was like all six seasons before it--X's 10! And when I was forced to watch every single character in the show say what a piece of crap Damon is--literally in one episode, I think every character in the episode said how bad Damon was and how everything would be better without him! And yet, when he goes to do just that--(because yes, those insightful writers have no other tricks up their sleeves!) Stefan, Ric and then Bonnie all turn their backs on him and in some form or another tell him they are done with him!



    I have taken the Damon abuse for a long-long time because Ian was so you have given him nothing to work with this season. This is nothing more than a boring plot with the same old soccer ball (Damon) to kick around when you run out of interesting things to write about! Snooozzee! This is why TVD are about to be cancelled! Wake the heck up, Julie Plec, you've finally gone too far! Give us something new andf exciting--please, before you lose the last of the loyal fans you still have!!!!!!!!!!moreless
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teen angst, Supernatural, Teen Terror, Zombies,Vampires & Monsters, Thrillers