The Vampire Diaries: Season 1, Episode 1

Pilot (10 Sep. 2009)

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In the small town of Mystic Falls, teenager Elena Gilbert and her younger brother, Jeremy, struggle to come to terms with the recent death of their parents. Elena is popular amongst her ... See full summary »

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In the small town of Mystic Falls, teenager Elena Gilbert and her younger brother, Jeremy, struggle to come to terms with the recent death of their parents. Elena is popular amongst her peers and the perfect straight-A student. However, she has difficulties hiding her grief from the world. Meanwhile, Jeremy treads on a dangerous path of using drugs to ease his pain. The arrival of new student Stefan Salvatore, makes Elena think about romantic possibilities. Elena is unaware about Stefan's mysterious origins as well as his brother Damon. Written by matt-282

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The crow that is seen in the pilot is in reference to Damon, who in the books had the power to transform into a crow. The producers said they didn't run with that because they didn't want to give him too many powers too quickly and leave no room for growth. See more »

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The Salvatore boarding house looks completely different from what it does in the rest of the series. This is because the pilot was filmed in Vancouver, whereas the rest of the show was filmed in Georgia. See more »

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Stefan Salvatore: I know it's late. But uh... I needed to know that you were ok.
Elena Gilbert: You know, for months, that's all anyone's wondered about me. If I'll be OK.
Stefan Salvatore: What do you tell them?
Elena Gilbert: That I'll be fine.
Stefan Salvatore: Do you ever mean it?
Elena Gilbert: Ask me tomorrow.
Elena Gilbert: It's warmer in the house. We can talk. Would you like to come in?
Stefan Salvatore: Yes.
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Somewhere In Between "Buffy", "Twilight" and "True Blood"
8 May 2012 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

In Mystic Falls, Virginia, the teenage siblings Elena and Jeremy Gilbert still grieve the loss of their parents in a car accident. When the newcomer Stefan Salvatore arrives at the high school, Elena and Stefan feel a great attraction for each other and sooner they date.

What Elena does not know is that Stefan is an ancient adolescent vampire that does not drink human blood anymore to avoid killing. However, when his evil brother Damon Salvatore arrives in Mystic Falls, his safety and his romance with Elena are compromised by Damon.

After "Buffy", there are many romantic films about love between a human adolescent and a "good" vampire, like the franchise "Twilight" and "True Blood". The pilot of "Vampire Diaries" follows the same wasted formula, with beautiful actresses and handsome actors and it seems to be predictable. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "Piloto" ("Pilot")

Note: On 05 July 2013 I saw this episode again.


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