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.
How many will die so that one can live?
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Did You Know?
Vampire Diaries' last episode aired on the same day that Buffy the Vampire Slayer had premiered 20 years ago, to the very day. See more
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
I DO believe in killing the messenger. Why? Because it sends a message.