The Vampire Diaries are most certainly one of the best TV shows I ever saw. I have all the books, but I must say that the show is much better. I really, really adore it. The only thing that I don't like is Elena - she's pretty cool and all, but she's so whiny, and as Stefan said in one episode, what she's doing is not heroic, it's tragic. Although, in season 3 she grew a bit stronger, but in seasons 1 and 2 she was unbelievably dull.
i have previously watched this show because i love supernatural shows. but i considered this to be a bottom feeder show during seasons 1 and 2. basically trashy with a stupid plot to it. season 3 though blow my mind i loved it the plot got awesome and this made me go from the attitude of "meh" to "i must watch this without fail." i can't wait to see what they do next.
I always thought that after Smallville I would never watch CW again but I was wrong. Since the first episode of TVD I have been hooked. It's one of those shows that I give me a weird euphoric feeling when I watch it. I hope it has as many seasons as Smallville.
Again, I thought this was going to be another lame vampire love story but it wasn't. I was pleasantly surprised to find that I did not want to stop watching an episode once I started it. I love that they're an hour long an not just 30 minutes cuz that's not enough.
It started out very good for me the show was fun to watch. The show is a good alternative in the middle of Twilight and True Blood. The show did a much better job with the teenage vamp tale than Twilight. Here we have likeable characters and real sexuality and casting some of tv's most know actors was a great touch. The story arcs kept you engaged and were plausible leaps from season to season. Towards the end the show became soap operish and felt like they were pulling things out of the ether to push the story along. I still recommend at least the first 3 seasons before the quality fell. Those seasons show the promise this show had and were a joy to watch.
I have read all the vampire diaries so fan and i agree that the book is always better - WELL USUALLY - because i think the TV show is far better. At first i was unsure but quickly the show won me over. i jus hope the story doesnt get weak like the books did, i found wings of justice etc a bit much, the way it seemed when i read it was like a cheap syfy movie so if you keep it in pleeease dont make it corny xxxx
I'm a boy and I enjoy the vampire diaries because of the snarky, hilarious damon, the habanero-hot elena gilbert, and the fact that it's one of the bastions of vampirism to combat the notorious plague that is twilight saga. even though it's too different in the books and yes, they're a little old to be high schoolers, I'm still proud that it honors the true nature of vampires and not make grotesque parodies of it (sparkles, seriously? SPRAKLES??!!!). thank you, tvd.
I absolutely love this show! I only started watching it a cpl weeks ago on Netflix. Now, I only need to watch Season 3 to be caught up. Stefan is ok, but he's just too much of a whiney-butt. I LOVE Damon! He's the bad-boy with a heart. I can't wait to see what Season 3 holds for Damon and Elena!
The best show out there. The season 3 finale last night cemented why this show is so close to people`s hearts! Can`t wait to see what happens to Elena next season and what repercussions this has with her relationship with Damon! Also am intrigued as to whether Caroline will realise that Tyler is not who she thinks he is anymore?
I really love the Vampire Diaries. I think that the Damon\Elena\Stefan triangle is really good and one episode i am like 'Pick Damon' and the next i go 'Pick Stefan'. It is such a hard decision. I also really love Caroline and Tyler and I have grown to like Caroline as she is a nicer person than in the first two seasons :D
Elena and stefen started fine but now it gets dead boring....bringing damon in spices things up. And i just love his humorous lines....stefen is sooo boring.....so edward-ish. But well after watching TVD, twilight is sooo wimpy....even the werewolves scenes are wayyy more realitic than twilights. Caroline's character is still worth watching, while Bonnie is geting more pathetic and helpless and annoying....unlike the rest of the witches in her bloodline...
the vampire diaries the only show in the whole world that i would do near any thing to watch but when i saw that it could be cancelled i nearly cryed it hurt thatbad i really wish it dont get canceled if t did i think i would suw the creator stelena forever teem stefan
The vampire diaries is my favorite show ever. First off I'd like to say that the targeted audience is 13-25, and the second most popular viewers are 26-38. So basically middle schoolers to college students. Anyway, I have never been this addicted to anything ever before and that's saying something lol because I get addicted easily! This show is great young adults/teens, vamp lovers, and romantics! Also people who love a good sci-fi! For a while I must say it got kinda boring especially since the Damon and Elena stuff wasn't going anywhere and confused Elena was just being irritating (but I still love her), then I took it all back and was like whoa! Never mind lol! Give this show a shot, believe me it's worth it! Delena forever <3
i would give up anything to watch this show,elena is soooooooooooo not annoying she is the best actress and so is caroline,bonny,jenna,gerremy,ric,taylor,madd,stefan and damon................i love u guys espicially the hot salvatore brothers and ms pierce and ms gilbert.......I LOVE VAMPIRE DIARIES AND IT SHOULD NOT COME TO AN END!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This is one of those shows you either really like or really hate. I want to try my best to review this from both sides of that spectrum.
Some critics say that it is too much like a soap opera. Well that is pretty much what it is. There are different characters, different families, and it's just like a soap opera on network television except that it's about the supernatural and is generally always a setting of fantasy. That pretty much involves just about everything.
Because there are no apparent limits to this show, the next thing I want to talk about is how some people criticize this show because of the relationship between twilight and VD. The truth is that I have actually watched the twilight movies and, although both main female characters are written to be intentionally annoying, the only thing these two stories have in common is that they are both fantasy and they are both about vampires and werewolves.
That brings me to the next thing I want to talk about in my review. The writing in this show is quite professional in my opinion. I have read a lot of negative reviews stating that it's too much like this or not enough like that, but I think this show is quite independent. Characters come and go so the show is not in any way static at all so that leaves a lot up to the imagination. Elena is annoying because she is stubborn, passionate to a flaw and expects the entire world to revolve around her. I really can't stand that character but one thing people have to realize is that this personality is intentional. You are either supposed to personally identify with the character or get ticked off at the character's personality. That shows that the writers really went out of their way to encourage empathetic interaction with the characters of the story. Elena constantly ticks me off but really that is kind of the point.
In any case, one of my favorite aspects of this show is the evil doers. The villians in this show are the real deal. There is a big personality revolving around most of the villians in the story, and like I said before nothing is truly static because the personality in each villian and/or character is a big appeal to the entire show. Some people don't like this but I don't think they are looking deep enough. VD writers go out of their way to make the viewer understand why the villian does what they do, so there is a lot of empathy involved in understanding why things are like they are. These are not your comic book template characters and that is personally my favorite part of the show.
To conclude this review, there are a lot of things about this show that will make you upset, make you cheer, make you scoff or facepalm, or make you scream at your television. I think that is the interaction they were going for. Yes there are vampires, and yes there are supernatural themes that are in other shows and/or movies such as Twilight, but that is really where the similarities end.
Unlike some people I have actually watched the Twilight series, and the romance in VD between the three main characters is nothing at all similar to the romance involved in Twilight. The main character in Twilight romanced both supernatural characters, but the romance in VD is extremely personal and the writers go out of their way to delve deep into that character interaction.
I don't really understand why some people scoff at this show for being centered around high school because the characters are very empathetic and the writers go out of their way to evolve them pretty much constantly. If you just stick with it then you will see that for yourself. It's not a "teeniebopper" show but it is centered around "coming of age." There is a lot of interaction between siblings, responsibilities, character flaws, etc. Sometimes these flaws will upset you.
And that brings me to the last thing I want to speak about. Elena is the only character that does not evolve in this show. She is stubborn, annoying, extremely entitled and is the most spoiled brat I have ever seen in a TV show in my entire life. The actress is fairly decent but I'm not sure if she was worthy of being chosen as the main character of the story. I often wonder if she was only chosen as the actress for the main character because she was physically appealing. However I'm not quite sure if a different actress would change the flaws in the Elena character itself. She IS extremely annoying and immature, and the show would be much better without her. The character doesn't evolve at all, and the Elena character has the mentality of a 6 year old child.
I still enjoy watching the show however the beginning of the first season was a bit dull. The Second and Third season are definitely worth waiting for because that is when the story really picks up. Even though the Elena character makes me want to bash my head into a wall 98% of the time she has a scene, it is still a great show and I really enjoy watching it.
I love the vampire diaries, I find everything to be perfect, its just a awesome show and it should carry on forever, its my favorite tv series and its the best ever..and it should carry on forever....I just love it:D
I'm a huge fan but the love triangle is driving me against a wall. It's getting old and fast. Please, just pick one and stay with him. I know Elena is a main character but, she is just so unlikable now! She has no common sense and ruins everything when it comes to the Salv. brothers plans. With all this, I'm still gonna watch my most loved show haha
I used to love Vampire Diaries. I still like it but not as much as I used to. Elena bores me so much so as her love triangle. Damon was cooler when he was not in love with her and Stefan is cooler when he is not together with her. Caroline should be the main character, at least she smiles from time to time. What makes this show interesting is Original Family and the whole story. If TVD want to be more entertaining = less delena stelena scenes, more originals and more development of other characters like Bonnie and Tyler.
While we all know that Elena will end up with Stefan, I really feel sorry for Damon. The poor guy would go to the ends of the earth to save Elena, and still no dice. He deserves better. Damon started off as the bad guy in season one, and ended up as the better guy. Stefan is a ripper for heavens sake!!!!
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