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.
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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.
as Elena Gilbert/Kather...
as Jeremy Gilbert
as Stefan Salvatore
as Damon Salvatore
as Aunt Jenna
as Tina Fell
as Guiseppe Salvatore
as John Gilbert
as Alaric, Alaric Saltz...
as Mr. Tanner
as Bonnie's Grandmother
as Sheriff Forbes
as Amber Bradley
as Mayor Lockwood
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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.
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.
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.
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.