The Vampire Diaries: Season 1, Episode 1

Pilot (10 Sep. 2009)

TV Episode  |  TV-14  |   |  Drama, Fantasy, Horror
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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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'Ashlee Simpson' was the CW network's first choice for the role of Elena Gilbert. See more »

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Elena's front door has glass panel's in it, in every subsequent episode there are no glass panel's in her front door. 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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Bonnie Bennett: Hold up, who's this?
Elena Gilbert: All I see is back.
Bonnie Bennett: It's a hot back! I'm sensing Seattle and he plays a guitar.
Elena Gilbert: You're really going to run this whole psychic thing into the ground, huh?
Bonnie Bennett: Pretty much.
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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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