The Vampire Diaries

The Vampire Diaries

DVD - 2010
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It's Elena's first day back at Mystic Falls High School since the tragic death of her parents. Along with her aunt Jenna, Elena tries her best to look after her troubled younger brother, Jeremy, and salvage what family they have left. The first day is already shaping up to be a struggle for Elena until she meets the mysterious new kid at school, Stefan. Elena is touched that he can relate to what she's going through. What Elena doesn't know is that Stefan is a vampire.

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steresem
Mar 04, 2018

Like a really bad reverse-Twilight wherein Edward obsesses over Bella. Pretty horrid and banal. Save yourself 20-some odd hours of misery.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Jan 05, 2017

The Vampire Diaries complete first season was the best out of all seven seasons. The show introduced Elena Gilbert, a new orphan, as well as two handsome "teenager vampires". When I say "teenagers", I really mean that they've been alive for hundreds of years. Vampires do not age, of course! When Elena was first faced with the struggles of having no father or mother, I felt very bad and sad for her. Not only that, but as soon as she came to school, she was caught between the new Salvatore and his older brother. Little does Elena know, she had a doppelgänger named Katherine that these two teenage vampire boys were in love with, obsessed with, and fought over. Poor Elena, stuck in the middle, has to now choose between the brothers and what they both have to offer. Along the way, there are many issues revolving the supernatural siblings. I really enjoyed this season, and I think people should watch it. I rate this season of the Vampire Diaries a 5/5.
- @Montgomery of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

The Vampire Diaries is one of my favorite series ever! The acting is very realistic and I love the characters. It’s about Elena, a girl in high school whose parents died in a car crash and she’s recovering with her brother and aunt. She meets a mysterious guy named Stefan and eventually is suspicious and finds out his secret that he’s a vampire (obviously, it’s called the vampire diaries!) and falls in love with him. Stefan’s brother is known for causing trouble but later in the series turns into a great character. Just a heads up there are quite a few bloody scenes and gruesome things but just remember it’s only a show. There is a lot of drama, but it is really entertaining and I highly recommend you check it out! 
- @Canija of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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cesmomma
Jul 13, 2016

If you're a big fan of Twilight or perhaps a fan of the book series (I've not read them), then maybe you'll like this.
But if you're looking for a series with a lot of plot building and intrigue with suspenseful twists and turns, or if you're looking for an original, exciting play on the vampire mythos, this is NOT the place to go.
I was snoozing through the show by the end of the second episode and decided to give up on it. The really sad thing was that I could see elements in there that, if properly exploited, could have been AMAZINGLY good. But the story refused to progress at a rate beyond a snail's and there was way too much moping (Kristen Stewart would have had some stiff competition here) going on to make it engaging for an actual adult.

ISTALKYOURBOOKS Sep 17, 2015

I remember when they anouced this show on television. I was super excited to watch it. After a few episodes I just forgot about it. I found this dvd(s) just browzing the dvd shelf at my library. I thought "Hey why not. Let's see what I have missed?" In my opinion I thought it was boring. Back then I thought it was cool because it was about vampires. I mean really, who doesn't like vampires? Now........ I just couldn't watch the entire first dvd. This is all in my opinion though. Kudos to you if you did enjoyed it. Sucks if you didn't.

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fosterclaw
Sep 01, 2015

Why would a vampire have any interest in high school? Yet these shows seem to surround the high school environment. Never made much sense to me especially with Twilight where the vampires went so far as to enroll and attend classes. This series is pretty much the same thing although not a knock off of the Twilight books cause these novels came 14 years earlier. Day walking vampires, the everlasting love triangle; supernatural boys fighting over that one special (and apparently irreplaceable) mortal girl, werewolves have their introduction as well so nothing really new here. One moderately unique addition is the magical witchy twist with the gorgeous Bonnie who is underused in this season and faded into the background against her co-star who finds herself playing two roles in the show. Just in case the love triangle wasn't enough Nina time, then we meet Katherine, the doppelganger ancestor of Elena who just happens to look and sound exactly like her and with the same goals of having the boys to herself. YAWN. I am really hoping the writers start to get a bit more creative with this series. They really need to focus on the character and storyline development of the other characters to drive the show otherwise all we are doing is watching different ways for one girl to create chaos between two guys. Snooze. So glad they phased out the diary/journal monologue sequences, it was so totally annoying.

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Ron@Ottawa
Jun 23, 2015

After about 10 minutes I realized the series targets a young crowd, to which I don't belong. I fast-forwarded to other episodes and still failed to find anything that could engage me. So I stopped viewing it. Just a note: disc 1 itself has over 3 hours of play. So this multi-disc set demands a lot of time to finish.

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211680415290y74
Jun 12, 2013

Reminds me too much of twilight. It's a decent show, but nothing original here. The guy who was on the show ''lost'' and plays one of the vampire brothers though is a good actor. But like i said, too much of a vampire trend being followed.

Shontellenicole Nov 26, 2012

i love this show and the book is great

catbluecurious Aug 22, 2012

It was great from start to finish. I like how each epsiode left you wanting more and each episode added to the ride i never wanted to get off of. I loved it and I would watch them all the time if i could lol. Great Series! 100 percent would watch this again! I can't decide who I like more Damon or Stefan both are sexy! I also have to say that there is a perfect cast in this series. All three characters that are choosen to play Elena, Stefan and Damon go perfectly together. LOVED It! :)

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bstudent
Jun 18, 2012

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Nov 25, 2011

Violence: a lot of fighting scenes

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Coarse Language: they curse but not a lot

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Sep 23, 2010

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Violence: This title contains Violence.

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