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  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 10, 2009
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5
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  • Summary: Damon and Stefan discover Katherine has returned to Mystic Falls.
  • Genre(s): Drama
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. The triangle--quadrangle?--becomes more twisted by episode's end. It leads to shocking violence against outsiders that deepens the tragedy and the mythology at the core of the show. "Game on" just might be the two most chilling words uttered this season.
  2. The throbbing red heart of The Vampire Diaries remains the tension between Damon and Paul Wesley's Stefan, and their mutual attraction to whomever Dobrev is embodying at the time.
  3. Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    This is the sort of show where "never say die" is written into the mythology--a good thing for several of the opening hour's apparent victims. I don't know how much longer The Vampire Diaries can keep churning stories at this feverish rate, but if this is your sort of guilty pleasure, you'd be crazy not to bite.
  4. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    Good start with a pair of shockers. Beware.
  5. The Vampire Diaries is no "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"--it doesn't have that series' depth--but it's plotted well enough to mix supernatural action with the occasional game of Kiss Me or Kill Me and some surprising cliffhangers, too.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 27
  2. Negative: 3 out of 27
  1. Dec 3, 2010
    I love this TV show. it's full of action, drama, romance etc.
    i bought the first season on dvd recently, and i love it!
    i can't wait for
    season two! unfortunately it is not on the dutch tv yet.
    my English is not so good, but i hope that you all understand me.
    every Friday i watch TVD season 2 online, and after i watched it, i'm totally blown away.
    every episode something exiting happens
  2. Nov 18, 2010
    This season of TBV is much better than True Blood. Kevin Williamson and Julie Plec are doing a great plot. Every episode are having some of the best twist and cliffhangers that i ever seen... i hope we got more seasons... Expand
  3. Aug 9, 2013
    WAS THE BETAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA SEASON IN THE HISTORY OF TV, OMFG, I CAN'T EVEN BREATH BECAUSE WAS SO SHOCKING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! better than other tv shows that wins some Grammy's just because have the 'big name of channel'. Expand
  4. Apr 25, 2011
    One episode is better than any Twilight Saga lover's lame book and NOT oversexed like HBO's True Blood. The actors have come a long way in this series, and they will make you really interested in their characters! This season is coming to a close, and it was so much better than the first one! Loved it! Beautiful cast and great storyline. Expand
  5. Jan 29, 2013
    A great and entertaining show. Love it. Has definitely gotten better since season 1. Funny, but poignant. Damon Salvatore is by far the best character on this show, but the others are great, too. Character development makes Twilight look like absolute garbage (which it is). Line of good/evil is far less defined than in season one. Expand
  6. Jun 12, 2011
    The second season is a big step up with the stories written brilliantly and lasting over the best number of episodes to leave people on the edge of their seats. The characters are developed really well and the best thing is they had the bravery to kill off one of their main characters at the end of the season which is something I thought they wouldn't do. Roll on season 3. Expand
  7. Mar 8, 2011
    Its one of the worst vampire show ever! The plot is stolen from other successful show and adapted. The actors are bad. The storyline and dialogues are poor. Expand

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