“The Vampire Diaries” is a new hit show on The CW. This show is based on a book series by L.J. Smith. It started in September 2009 and is still going strong. Vampires are very popular right now and this is a show that has taken the world by storm. This series follows a girl named Elena Gilbert who falls in love with Stefan Salvatore. She soon finds out that he is a vampire and so is his brother, Damon. They all live in a town called Mystic Falls.
This show goes into the past where a doppelganger named Katherine looks exactly like Elena. She was the one who originally turned the two brothers into a vampire. You learn of their past little bits at a time as the show lets us see flashbacks into what has happened in their lives.
For the first season, it was basically a show about the vampires and their lives. We would see a few new people turned into vampires or killed of the show. They introduced that Elena’s best friend Bonnie is a witch, but the supernatural did not seem to go much further than these two areas. This season we have found out that werewolves do exist in this area and around the world. They are starting to play a part into the show with a local boy Tyler turning into one.
The Gilbert family has always hated vampires in the past. Elena’s brother, Jeremy, has even found a diary of their ancestors that explains a lot of things to them. The town knows that they are there and is trying to do what they can to rid Mystic Falls of them forever. The chief of police and other high ranking people in the town call themselves the “Founder’s Council.” This group looks like a small group just trying to keep history alive in this town, but they are really trying to keep the vampires out of the area.
“The Vampire Diaries” is a great show with a wonderful cast. The main characters in this show are played by Nina Dobrev (Elena and Katherine), Paul Wesley (Stefan), and Ian Somerhalder (Damon.) Nina does a wonderful job of portraying both parts and you can easily tell the difference in who she is acting as every time. This show is going strong on season 2 and I see a lot more seasons in the future. With 4.9 million viewers on premiere night, I don’t see it going anywhere for a long time.