The Vampire Diaries : Season 2

  • Network: The CW
  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 10, 2009
Season #: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 5 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5

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Critic Reviews

  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. 80
    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
    75
    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.
User Score
8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 201 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 27
  2. Negative: 3 out of 27
  1. Nov 18, 2010
    10
    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 ofThis 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... Full Review »
  2. nbc
    Feb 23, 2011
    10
    The second season is amazing. Nina Dobrev does an excellent job of portraying both Elena and Katherine. And by the way, Katherine is the bestThe second season is amazing. Nina Dobrev does an excellent job of portraying both Elena and Katherine. And by the way, Katherine is the best part of this whole season. She's so unbelievably bad that you just love it. If you do start to watch, I suggest you watch from the beginning. There is a lot of mythology that you have to keep track of. Anyway, can't wait for every Thursday night! Full Review »
  3. Dec 24, 2010
    10
    People need to shut up about the fact that this is a vampire show. Yes it is, and it is amazingly entertaining. The reason that this got a 50People need to shut up about the fact that this is a vampire show. Yes it is, and it is amazingly entertaining. The reason that this got a 50 in its first season and a 76 in its second is not simply because not enough critics reviewed it but because it got so much better after 5 episodes into the first season. EASILY better than True Blood because it STAYS ON TOPIC and has likable MAIN characters and doesn't rely on subordinate characters. One of the best shows on TV. Full Review »