• Network: The CW
  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 10, 2009
Season #: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
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No score yet - based on 2 Critics

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

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Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    Oct 10, 2012
    83
    Fans will be happy--maybe.
  2. Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    Oct 11, 2012
    80
    The first two episodes feel like the rebirth of a recharged series, with Dobrev taking the reins with gusto as she emotes.
User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 133 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. Feb 19, 2017
    1
    Elena turned into a vampire. Big shocker there. I can´t believe how embarrassing season 4 is. Elena is always crying and whining and wants toElena turned into a vampire. Big shocker there. I can´t believe how embarrassing season 4 is. Elena is always crying and whining and wants to be human again. I know, I know, Elena Gilbert is the main character, but it´s all about her lately.

    Bonnie is an interesting character, until she decides to help Elena to find the cure. She shouldn´t help them anymore. She´s a powerful but get abused by her friends? I mean, come on. How pathetic is that. She deserves better.

    Elena´s in love with two vampires and now that she´s actually like them, she wants to be human again? Damon should have killed her and not helping her to find the cure. She obviously doesn´t want to be with Stefan or Damon. Why doesn´t Elena let them go? Or why don´t Damon and Stefan leave Mystic Falls for good? It doesn´t make sense.

    The only sane person is Kol Mikaelson and he´s supposed to be a psychopath, the bad guy who kills people for nothing. He knows about Silas and wants to stop Elena and her friends.

    Jeremy is a jerk. He turns into an arrogant ass now that he´s a hunter and kills Kol. Sure, Kol wants to hurt him, but only because he wouldn´t listen to him. I mean, how stupid is that? Killing thousands of vampires just because Elena doesn´t want to be a vampire? And let´s not talk about Stefan or Caroline. They are just embarrassing. Caroline can´t choose between Tyler and Klaus, even after Klaus killed Tyler´s mother. What a good friend she is. And let´s not forget the time when she killed 12 witches and says it doesn´t matter because Bonnie ´s alive.

    Stefan is heartbroken because Elena slept with Damon? Why doesn´t he leave town and never look back?

    Matt Donovan is just useless. Always says nobody has to die, but then he helps Damon and Stefan to kill people. He should leave town and live with his mother.
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  2. Oct 10, 2013
    9
    The Vampire Diaries Season 4 starts with a bang as Elena has been turned into a vampire, but it turns out that she has been sired to DamonThe Vampire Diaries Season 4 starts with a bang as Elena has been turned into a vampire, but it turns out that she has been sired to Damon because he turned her into a vampire.After Jeremy dies Elena feels guilty and alone so Damon sires her into turning off her humanity switch. Elena tries to kill Bonnie and Caraline. Damon and Stephen help Elena turn her humanity switch back on. Katherine and Elijah return for season four. They find a cure to the vampire curse, Sylus is released. Rebbeka and Matt leave town to explore the world together. After Elenas sire has been broken, she tells Damon that she is in love with him not Stephen. This was a great followup to season three, and an amazing fourth season. Full Review »
  3. Oct 9, 2013
    10
    Full of suspense and action. One of the most exciting and well-written plots on television in 2012. Each season is consistent in its plot,Full of suspense and action. One of the most exciting and well-written plots on television in 2012. Each season is consistent in its plot, acting and overall arc. Full Review »