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The lives, loves, dangers and disasters in the town, Mystic Falls, Virginia. Creatures of unspeakable horror lurk beneath this town as a teenage girl is suddenly torn between two vampire brothers.
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Series cast summary:
Paul Wesley ...  Stefan Salvatore / ... 171 episodes, 2009-2017
Ian Somerhalder ...  Damon Salvatore 171 episodes, 2009-2017
Kat Graham ...  Bonnie Bennett 171 episodes, 2009-2017
Candice King ...  Caroline Forbes 171 episodes, 2009-2017
Zach Roerig ...  Matt Donovan / ... 171 episodes, 2009-2017
Michael Trevino ...  Tyler Lockwood 144 episodes, 2009-2017
Nina Dobrev ...  Elena Gilbert / ... 141 episodes, 2009-2017
Steven R. McQueen ...  Jeremy Gilbert 134 episodes, 2009-2017
Matthew Davis ...  Alaric Saltzman 123 episodes, 2009-2017
Michael Malarkey ...  Lorenzo 'Enzo' St. John 72 episodes, 2013-2017
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Storyline

The vampire brothers Damon and Stefan Salvatore, eternal adolescents, having been leading "normal" lives, hiding their bloodthirsty condition, for centuries, moving on before their non-aging is noticed. They are back in the Virginia town where they became vampires. Stefan is noble, denying himself blood to avoid killing, and tries to control his evil brother Damon, who promised to Stefan an eternity of misery. Stefan falls in love with schoolgirl Elena, who has an uncanny resemblance to the Salvatore brothers old love, Katherine; and whose best friend Bonnie is a witch. Written by KGF Vissers

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English

Release Date:

10 September 2009 (USA) See more »

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Trivia

Nina Dobrev (Elena) & Paul Wesley (Stefan) both share Eastern European origins. Nina changed her last name from Dobreva to Dobrev while Paul changed his from Wasilewski to Wesley. Paul sought his family's approval before the name change in 2005. See more »

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In ''162 Candles'' Lexi says that Stefan got drunk on The Statue of Liberty. Later in the season it is clearly stated that vampires can't get drunk. See more »

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Damon Salvatore: I DO believe in killing the messenger. Why? Because it sends a message.
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Follows The Vampire Diaries: A Darker Truth (2009) See more »

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Has its Good and Bad - But it just started.
11 September 2009 | by dlintheSee all my reviews

I read the books 15 years ago, and I was a bit excited and apprehensive about it being made into a TV series with all the liberties that are taken these days. Last night, I watched the pilot. I have a few beefs (missing character and particular character interactions), but mostly I think I was alright with it. It has been update to fit with the times a bit more.

It appears that they are loosely following the story, and that is fine if they are making it into a series. To follow the books, they would have just needed to make a mini-series and been done with it. For a full-on TV series they needed to make many adjustments. I'm a little sad that they are aiming so very hard for the Twilight crowd by throwing the romance factor in right away, but it has the potential to be pretty good.

The acting isn't the greatest, but I have definitely seen much worse. This felt to me like actors that had not yet fit themselves into their characters. It will smooth out with time and become more comfortable for them and it will show through in the series. They have managed to obtain a bit of balance between the almost care-free world of high school and the dark gritty nature of what they can't see and don't know about. That was actually what I was most worried about.

So, from a MAJOR fan of the books (I rejoiced when I realized they were with me instead of another state and started reading them for the umpteenth thousandth time) to the CW....So far, so good. Let's see where they take this and hope they keep true to the feel.


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