The Vampire Diaries (2009 - 2017)


The Vampire Diaries

86%

Avg Tomatometer

84%

Avg Audience Score

Series Info

It's Elena's first day back at Mystic Falls High School since the tragic death of her parents. Along with her Aunt Jenna, Elena tries her best to look after her troubled younger brother, Jeremy, and salvage what family they have left. The first day is already shaping up to be a struggle for Elena until she meets the mysterious new kid at school, Stefan. Elena is touched that he can relate to what she's going through. What Elena doesn't know is that Stefan is a vampire, constantly resisting the urge to taste her blood. As their undeniable connection grows deeper, Stefan's dangerous older brother, Damon, shows up to wreak havoc on the town of Mystic Falls - and claim Elena for himself.

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Seasons

100%
Critics Consensus: Even into its eighth season, The Vampire Diaries exceeds genre expectations while still servicing fans with Nina Dobrev's return.

2016, CW, 16 episodes

77%
Critics Consensus: Despite an Elena-less season, Vampire Diaries still has plenty of fleshed out plot and new characters for fans to sink their teeth into.

2015, CW, 22 episodes

81%
Critics Consensus: The sixth season of The Vampire Diaries attempts to give Elena the fondest farewell amid the murderous melodrama.

2014, CW, 22 episodes

100%
Critics Consensus: After a floundering fourth season, Vampire Diaries redeems itself with scorching twists that remind viewers that nothing is sacred.

2013, CW, 18 episodes

69%
Critics Consensus: Vampire Diaries gets the best out of star Nina Dobrev, but could use some fresh blood on the page as plotlines struggle to move the series forward.

2012, CW, 23 episodes

90%
Critics Consensus: A bloody delight, The Vampire Diaries continues its winning run with its trademark twists, shocking deaths, and consistent character development.

2011, CW, 22 episodes

100%
Critics Consensus: The sophomore season of Vampire Diaries is top shelf guilty pleasure, balancing wild twists and cliffhangers without going off the rails.

2010, CW, 22 episodes

71%
Critics 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.

2009, CW, 22 episodes

Cast & Crew

Paul Wesley
Stefan Salvatore
Ian Somerhalder
Damon Salvatore
Katerina Graham
Bonnie Bennett
Candice King
Caroline Forbes
Zach Roerig
Matt Donovan
Matthew Davis
Alaric Saltzman
Nina Dobrev
Elena Gilbert
Steven R. McQueen
Jeremy Gilbert
Michael Trevino
Tyler Lockwood
Leslie Morganstein
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