I read L.J. Smith's Books in High School which this series was based on/inspired by. I loved them! I'm so thrilled to see them brought to life with such an amazing cast! Some artistic liberties were taken but clearly the overall drama is a HUGE SUCCESS! THANK YOU! I am particularly impressed with/drawn to Ian sommerholder's/Damon's character's wit and, in a secondary way to Stephan. Keep up the good work, and keep the episodes coming! Or else!
Im a 30yr old guy and this show has never appealed to me, something about the title just screemed 'girl' show. I ran out of TV to watch and figured I would download this
Gotta say I was supprised. After watching S1 I couldnt help but see the story lines or incidents that were basically plagerised from Buffy; and It was not a patch on that show. I just finished S2 and S3 (watched all 3 seasons over 3 days). Must say I am really glad I stuck with it.
Yes the Elana and Stefan is dull and really boring and both the actors just drag down the show when they are together (S1/S2), However Nina Dobrev does a MUCH better job of acting when playing the part of Katherine. Damon on the other hand is a fantastic character and well acted by Ian Somerhalder.
The story arcs are long; basically one arc per season or even one arc for the entire show. But i'm hooked and looking forward to S4. Best show on TV? Maybe/Maybe not as both GoT and WD are both really good,
Gonna have to admit to a few 'teary eye moments' as well, S2E21 and S3E19 are prime examples.
Gonna have to give it a 10/10 even with the poor character association with Elana and Stefan. P.S She is SOOOOOOOOO much better with Damon
If you did not like season 2 so much, lots of mystical things going on then I have good news you should try season 3. I liked it much more. The character development is stronger and the storylines are better and more "realistic" I mean for a Vampire Story ;-)
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Really great show. The actors make me feel as if they're not acting. The shows feels real, makes me think vampires are real. Nina Dobrev does an amazing job at playing both Elena Gilbert and Katerina Petrova aka Katherine Pierce. I also really like the fact that they explained how vampires came to exist. I've never watched a vampire movie/tv show that ever explained where vamps came from, this is the first to do that. Ot makes it feel like vampires are real....Can't wait for season 4... it starts on my 18th bday!!
I like watching this show and enjoy the vampires actions in this. Story is good but acting not that good from two lead role Elena and Stefan (It's very irritating when Elena talk and breath at same time). Demon, Katharine and Caroline acting is great and yes Klaus is the best thing ever happened to this show. I have watched this show up to date and will continue watching :D
when i started watching vampire diaries it was a good show but gradually it became awful , now they are just trying to stretch it with nothing new always same klaus and original vampires , but sometimes they give some good episodes
I watch this show just for ian he is really talented and nina is crap just don't like her character .
How does anyone actually consider this a great show? Aside from girls fantasizing, I can't see any worth to it.. it's super slow, the vampires are obsessed with a girl for no real reason (once again), there's barely any story to it.. I feel like I'm reading a book, but each episode is just a couple pages of the book. Super long description of some minute occurrence such as being stuck in a cave or [insert scenario here] where one of the vampire brothers shows up to save the girl and scare off another vampire, and then that's it. It's basically a soap opera with vampires thrown in the mix. Come on guys...
TVD - along with pretty little liars is my favorite show! I love everything about it! The storyline. The cast. The setting. Everything about it is amazing! The only thing I hate is that I have to wait until Season 4 is released! Ahhhhhhhhhhhh I cant wait!
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?
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