117 User Reviews
Status: Current
Airs: Thursdays, 8:00 PM ET on The CW (60 min)

Based on the Alloy novels, WBTV's "The Vampire Diaries" centers on Elena (Nina Dobrev), a tragic heroine who is the object of passion for two vampire brothers, Stefan (Paul Wesley) and Damon... More

Based on the Alloy novels, WBTV's "The Vampire Diaries" centers on Elena (Nina Dobrev), a tragic heroine who is the object of passion for two vampire brothers, Stefan (Paul Wesley) and Damon (Ian Somerhalder).

User Reviews for The Vampire Diaries

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Oct 21, 2014 3:41PM EDT

Great show! Has some dry dull moments but imeditally starts to pick up after, there is always a curve ball that comes in play

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Dec 20, 2014 2:43PM EST

This show has created an exciting world. The mythology is interesting and you love the characters.

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Jul 18, 2014 5:50PM EDT

I'm not normally one for vampire shows, but my family watches it and I ended up getting hooked... It's got the trademark CW super sexy actors, but the writing and plotlines actually hold up too. Sadly I've quit this show (gotta prioritize, those hour long shows are hard to keep up with), but it still took 2 tries to get out.

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Mar 3, 2015 2:43PM EST

This show is a teen's wet dream, including fantasy, horror, drama, supernatural beings and more drama. The storyline is solid, the actors are above average and very good looking. You will get lost in the story and fall in love with the characters... I just wish there was a little less drama. I recommend this show to teens and drama queens everywhere.

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by Rebecca
Feb 12, 2015 4:26PM EST

This book adaptation to tv show series is amazing. I'm not going to talk about the book because I still don't understand. The show takes place in a fictional place called mystic falls, it follows a young girl in highschool, when she encounters vampires and other mythical creatures. I loved this show so much i was so consumed with this however recently it has been going downhill. I still recommend this show. twilight but less pale faces.... More

This book adaptation to tv show series is amazing. I'm not going to talk about the book because I still don't understand. The show takes place in a fictional place called mystic falls, it follows a young girl in highschool, when she encounters vampires and other mythical creatures. I loved this show so much i was so consumed with this however recently it has been going downhill. I still recommend this show. twilight but less pale faces. 10stars

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Jan 31, 2015 3:44PM EST

When I first started watching this show about three years ago (I started watching right before the premiere of season 2), I was instantly hooked. I was addicted and I counted time at school and work as time wasted because I wasn't watching TVD. The writing was good, the characters were interesting, the story, despite being yet another vampire-centric tale wasn't trite and had some fresh twists. Exit Kevin Williamson about two years... More

When I first started watching this show about three years ago (I started watching right before the premiere of season 2), I was instantly hooked. I was addicted and I counted time at school and work as time wasted because I wasn't watching TVD. The writing was good, the characters were interesting, the story, despite being yet another vampire-centric tale wasn't trite and had some fresh twists. Exit Kevin Williamson about two years later, leaving Julie Plec alone at the helm, and that all goes down the hole. This show annoys me. It caters to fans far too much instead of being a good show with a good story that allows the story to progress in a believable and natural manner. It panders to the crowd instead of developing independently. I don't just say this as an embittered Stefan and Elena shipper. I say this because the show has taken some dangerous attitudes towards things like abusive relationships and toxic people. Damon is a good character because he gets you to hate him so much, but romanticizing homicidal, manipulative, sociopaths who want to control everything and everyone isn't so great. Damon consistently has refused to listen to anyone around him, even when they were making their own choices for themselves. He's manipulated people. He's taken advantage of people. He's harmed the loved ones of people he claims to care for. I wouldn't get rid of Damon because he is a good CHARACTER, but as a character he is not a good PERSON. This is an important message to the show's key demographics that gets lost, and it's dangerous. Young girls sit around pining over Damon and insisting he isn't terrible, instead of Stefan–Stefan, who is kind, thoughtful, intelligent, compassionate, and yes, flawed, but humanly so. He cares about others, even when they aren't the show's central characters. He is a solid character, and worthy of love, and yet Plec's treatment of Stefan...it's truly abominable, and I think that is mostly to do with the fact that a lot of the female viewers love Damon. Which shows again a catering to fans. Not to mention Plec's complete character assassination of Elena. That was tough to watch, and was about the time that I started to give up on TVD. This show once had a good direction and it is now scattered twenty different ways. Half the time I can't even remember what happened earlier in the season because it has absolutely no tie to what's happening now and I think, "Wait, was that LAST season?" I think truly the only great thing that has come out of this mess is Caroline. Her character development has been flawlessly executed. And her platonic (!!!!) friendship with Stefan gave me so much hope, but it seems that even that isn't sacred anymore and has seemingly become entangled in romantic nonsense. I continue watching because I love Stefan as a character. He is remarkable. Other than that, I've basically given up. I care very little for anything else happening on this show anymore.

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Dec 21, 2014 12:38PM EST

review edit: had to drop this show because damn, it's getting hella long and boring.

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Dec 8, 2014 4:59PM EST

Always new trouble in paradise, but still worth watching ;)

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Dec 7, 2014 2:54AM EST

I'll be honest, this show is slightly beneath me, but I'm already invested and they are all incredibly good looking so who cares. I also would like to mention that the main actress is not my favorite. She is a decent actor and is pretty but her character is so annoying, and i also don't understand how she gets so many people to like her with her cardboard personality.

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Dec 2, 2014 6:07PM EST

THE VAMPIRE DIARIES - CURRENT

No, it's not Twilight--but it's not bad, either. The Vampire Diaries, The CW's new fang-gang drama, successfully hitches the sanguinary sexuality of the vampire ethos to the in-group/out-group dynamic of the teen soap.