Last season I kept thinking about making a thread for this show, especially as it seemed to improve week after week. I got distracted and never did, but I’m on the ball for season two. It starts in two days!!!!
I have to admit I did not have my hopes set very high for this show. I was never really into Twilight or any of the other “vampire” books or shows (that’s changing). But I was surprised that this show was MUCH smarter than I expected. I was expecting a frivolous teen show, but the Vampire Diaries is so much more than that. It’s tough to determine which is better…the writing, the directing or the acting. The fact is…all three are top notch. One thing I like about the show is that I often don’t know where the plot is going, and characters rarely do things that you are expecting episodes before it happens. I find this to be unlike most other TV shows!
So who else is hooked? Who’s thinking of giving it a try? If so, here’s some info in case you want to get caught up…
Series overview from wikipedia:
The Vampire Diairies’ main writer and director is Kevin Williamson who did the Scream movies, Dawson’s Creek and movies such as Teaching Mrs. Tingle, Cursed, I Know What You Did Last Summer and the Faculty.The series follows the life of Elena Gilbert (Nina Dobrev), who falls for a century-old vampire named Stefan Salvatore (Paul Wesley). Their lives grow more and more complicated as Stefan's vicious brother Damon (Ian Somerhalder) returns to town with a vendetta against his brother. Both brothers begin to show affection towards Elena, mainly because of her resemblance to their past love Katherine. It is revealed that Katherine is Elena's doppleganger, who eventually returns with vain plans against the trio.
The series is set in the fictional town of Mystic Falls, Virginia, a town charged with supernatural history. Other storylines revolve around the other inhabitants of the town, most notably Elena's younger brother Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen). The town's politics are orchestrated by descendants of the original founding families, all comprising a "Founder's Council". They guard the town mainly from vampires, but also creatures like werewolves and witches, some of whom are themselves members of the Founder's Council.
Watch full episodes of the Vampire Dairies online:
CW homepage for the show:
Season one is now out on DVD:
Season 2 previews: