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The Vampire Diaries: Season 1 (2009-2010)




Critic Consensus: It's not particularly innovative and there's a lot of angsty brooding going on, but there's a self-referential cheekiness in The Vampire Diaries that will appeal directly to its target audience.


Air date: Sep 10, 2009
Air date: Sep 17, 2009
Air date: Sep 24, 2009
Air date: Oct 1, 2009
Air date: Oct 8, 2009
Air date: Oct 15, 2009
Air date: Oct 29, 2009
Air date: Nov 5, 2009
Air date: Nov 12, 2009
Air date: Nov 19, 2009

Tv Season Info

Think you know vampires? You don't. Neither does Elena (DeGrassi: The Next Generation's Nina Dobrev), but she's about to. Paul Wesley (Everwood) and Ian Somerhalder (Lost) star in the series as two vampire brothers at war for her soul.

Genre: Drama
Network: CW
Premiere Date: Sep 10, 2009
Executive Producers: , , ,
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Nina Dobrev
as Elena Gilbert/Kather...
Steven R. McQueen
as Jeremy Gilbert
Paul Wesley
as Stefan Salvatore
Ian Somerhalder
as Damon Salvatore
Kat Graham
as Bonnie
Sara Canning
as Aunt Jenna
Autumn Dial
as Tina Fell
James Remar
as Guiseppe Salvatore
David Anders
as John Gilbert
Kelly Hu
as Pearl
Matthew Davis
as Alaric, Alaric Saltz...
Benjamin Ayres
as Mr. Tanner
Jasmine Guy
as Bonnie's Grandmother
Marguerite MacIntyre
as Sheriff Forbes
Spencer Locke
as Amber Bradley
Rob Pralgo
as Mayor Lockwood
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Critic Reviews for The Vampire Diaries: Season 1

All Critics (25) | Top Critics (17)

It might not be the most groundbreaking show on television right now, but it's a well-crafted, interestingly developed series, which really kicks up a gear after an anodyne opening episode.

Full Review… | February 5, 2010
Independent (UK)

The Vampire Diaries is a mishmash of ideas we've seen before.

Full Review… | February 2, 2010

The Vampire Diaries nonetheless satisfactorily opens up yet another TV world of heightened youth, where blood-sucking is a metaphor for a whole range of fears and desires.

Full Review… | September 18, 2009
Boston Globe
Top Critic

Even if you're on the fence about vampires, werewolves and witches, The Vampire Diaries still delivers better-than-average entertainment, boasting a soundtrack that oozes cool and a talented cast that can really get its brood on.

Full Review… | September 18, 2009
Common Sense Media

Since there's no Twilight movie in theaters right now, there's no point in resisting The Vampire Diaries, some prefab filler premiering tonight.

Full Review… | September 18, 2009
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

A tolerably flavorsome ball of crimson bubblegum.

Full Review… | September 18, 2009
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