• Network: The CW
  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 10, 2009
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6
User Score
8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 175 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 14 out of 175

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  1. Mar 8, 2011
    0
    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.
  2. Sep 13, 2010
    1
    So unbelievably sick of highschool vampires. This plot clone is missing werewolves (at least the premiere did) and everyone kept asking the one girl what she was doing there in their small town and she kept giving obscure answers which was at least funny becuase no one cares what she is doing there.
  3. Nov 15, 2010
    1
    This is a stupid show about a stupid fad. Vampires... I think people should litteraly stab themselves in the face with a fork than watch this show... Awful, awful show with awful awful casting
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
  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. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    75
    Good start with a pair of shockers. Beware.
  3. 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.