The Vampire Diaries: Season 1 (2009 - 2010)


Season 1
The Vampire Diaries

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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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Critic Ratings: 30

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Episodes

Air date: Sep 10, 2009

Elena is drawn to Stefan, a handsome and mysterious new student; Vicki is attacked at a party; Stefan learns that his evil older brother has returned.

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Air date: Sep 17, 2009

Stefan tries to make Vicki forget who attacked her; Jeremy struggles with drug use and his feelings for Vicki; Damon reveals information about Stefan's past.

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Air date: Sep 24, 2009

Tyler's attempt at embarrassing Stefan backfires; Elena invites Bonnie and Stefan to dinner; an act of violence shocks the town.

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Air date: Oct 1, 2009

Elena asks Stefan to escort her to a party; Vicki thinks Tyler is hiding their relationship from his family; Stefan tries to get Damon out of his life permanently.

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Air date: Oct 8, 2009

Jenna and Elena worry about Jeremy's relationship with Vicki; Stefan reveals part of his past to Elena; Bonnie is surprised by abilities she didn't know she had; a stranger shares a disturbing story with Elena.

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Air date: Oct 15, 2009

Stefan tells Elena how his rivalry with Damon began; Damon takes control of Vicki's future; Mayor Lockwood and Sheriff Forbes try to protect the town.

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Air date: Oct 29, 2009

Stefan tries to help Vicki when her behavior becomes increasingly dangerous; Bonnie's abilities surprise Damon; Matt tries to cheer Vicki up by taking her to the high school's haunted house.

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Air date: Nov 5, 2009

Stefan is visited by one of his oldest friends; Elena tries to avoid Stefan; Jeremy's behavior surprises Jenna and Elena; Damon's offer to help Sheriff Forbes has tragic results.

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Air date: Nov 12, 2009

Bonnie has frightening dreams about one of her ancestors; Caroline and Bonnie continue to fight over the medallion; Damon tells Stefan why he returned to Mystic Falls.

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Air date: Nov 19, 2009

Damon and Stefan find they have some competition to deal with; Elena makes a shocking discovery.

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Cast & Crew

Nina Dobrev
Elena Gilbert

Actor
Paul Wesley
Stefan Salvatore

Actor
Ian Somerhalder
Damon Salvatore

Actor
Steven R McQueen
Jeremy Gilbert

Actor
Sara Canning
Jenna Somers

Actor
Kat Graham
Bonnie Bennett

Actor
Candice King
Caroline Forbes

Actor
Zach Roerig
Matt Donovan

Actor
Kayla Ewell
Vicki Donovan

Actor
Michael Trevino
Tyler Lockwood

Actor
Matthew Davis
Alaric Saltzman

Guest Star
Jasmine Guy
Sheila Bennett

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David Anders
John Gilbert

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Kelly Hu
Pearl

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Chris Johnson
Logan Fell

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Malese Jow
Anna

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Marguerite MacIntyre
Liz Forbes

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Rob Pralgo
Richard Lockwood

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Sterling Sulieman
Harper

Guest Star
Susan Walters
Carol Lockwood

Guest Star
Kevin Williamson
Executive Producer
Julie Plec
Executive Producer
Leslie Morganstein
Executive Producer
Bob Levy
Executive Producer
John Dahl
Director
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Critic Reviews for The Vampire Diaries: Season 1

Audience Reviews for The Vampire Diaries: Season 1

  • May 11, 2022
    I swear.. this ian somerhalder guy made the series worth it even more..everyone know that.. the acting, face expressions is rare.
  • Jan 10, 2022
    Rating: 8/10. 85/100
  • Jan 04, 2022
    A great season that starts the Vampire Diaries - I give it a *4* stars!!!!
  • Dec 06, 2021
    One of my top 3 seasons of this show. Obviously it's the first of the show so the characters are still fresh and the possibilities are endless. The characters are instantly lovable, or at least most of them are (sorry Caroline). It's inviting nature is addictive
  • Nov 27, 2021
    My favorite guilty pleasure.
  • Apr 16, 2021
    First loves, sexy brooding vampires, magic, evil doppelgangers, werewolves with rage issues, and teenagers who have no idea what they're doing. This is Mystic Falls. If you love all of these things, plus a seriously beautiful atmosphere that will make a person smile, gasp, laugh, and sob all in the same episode, you'll fall in love with The Vampire Diaries. Jam-packed with strong female and male characters, the cast does an incredible job at making this story touch the hearts of their audience, despite all the supernatural wonder taking place around them. In this first season, you will fall in love with your favorite characters, but you'll also love to hate your least favorite characters too. And if you're like me, you'll eventually rewatch season 1 because it is simply beautiful to witness the growth within some of these characters, causing your least favorite character to suddenly become your favorite.
  • Feb 19, 2021
    There are "rings" that let you walk in the sun, you need to dip stakes in special tree shavings to kill another vampire, and everyone who's 150 years old stopped right on that 24-32 age age gap. It's Twilight in a different wrapper.
  • Jan 24, 2021
    Love this show! I have even rewatched the entire series. I wish the characters would show up on the Legacies spin-off show!
  • Jan 08, 2021
    most definitely the best season
  • Aug 29, 2020
    What's to say I love this episode how Stefan and Elena meet. And this show is gonna be the type of show to watch over and over. Plus with the other shows to go with it.

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