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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
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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 (II)
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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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

I'm so hooked after one episode that I feel like Vlad the Impaler when he was down to his last half pint of O positive.

Full Review… | September 18, 2009
New York Post
Top Critic

You need to look elsewhere if you were hoping that The Vampire Diaries would mark the beginning of the end of the current vampire craze.

Full Review… | September 18, 2009
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

There's an engrossing moodiness to Mr. Williamson's latest venture, but one he conveys without annulling the pact he long ago made with himself never to let his cheekiness go undetected.

Full Review… | September 18, 2009
New York Times
Top Critic

What Vampire adds is a kind of knowing, self-referential jokiness that lightens the tension without dissipating it.

Full Review… | September 18, 2009
USA Today
Top Critic

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