The Vampire Diaries (2009 - 2017)

The Vampire Diaries


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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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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

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

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

2014, CW, 22 episodes

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

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

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

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

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


Nina Dobrev
as Elena Gilbert/Katherine Pierce
Paul Wesley (II)
as Stefan Salvatore
Ian Somerhalder
as Damon Salvatore
Steven R. McQueen
as Jeremy Gilbert
Kat Graham
as Bonnie
Candice Accola
as Caroline
Sara Canning
as Aunt Jenna
Marguerite MacIntyre
as Sheriff Forbes
Rick Cosnett
as Wes Maxfield
Taylor Kinney
as Mason Lockwood
David Anders
as John Gilbert
Jasmine Guy
as Bonnie's Grandmother
Todd Williams
as Connor Jordan
Tristin Mays
as Sarah Salvatore
Teressa Liane
as Mary Louise
Rick Worthy
as Rudy Owens
Joel Gretsch
as Peter Maxwell
Benjamin Ayres
as Mr. Tanner
Rob Pralgo
as Mayor Lockwood
Susan Walters
as Tyler's mother
Aisha Duran
as Virginia
Autumn Dial
as Tina Fell
James Remar
as Guiseppe Salvatore
Spencer Locke
as Amber Bradley
Alyssa Diaz
as Kimberly
Justine Ezarik
as Bartender
David Colin Smith
as Medical Examiner
Tempast Wulf
as Pageant Attendee
Marguerite MacIntrye
as Sheriff Forbes
Frank Brennan
as Tobias Fell
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