The Vampire Diaries is a sensational supernatural vampire fest that has hit the TV screens astounding the audience with its exceedingly powerful drama set within the quiet town of Mystic Falls. It is produced by Kevin Williamson and is based on the books written by L.J. Smith. The immensely high rated TV programme has drawn over 5 million viewers (to date) to watch in awe the overwhelming love triangle between gorgeous vampire brothers Stefan (Paul Wesley) and Damon Salvatore (Ian Somerhalder) with high school student, Elena Gilbert (Nina Dobrev).
The global TV series follows the hectic life of Elena Gilbert, a teenager who is struggling to insert normality into her life after having lost both parents in an unfortunate car accident four months ago. Her brother, Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen) is also facing the same problem whilst they are living with their guardian, their mother’s younger sister, Jenna Sommers (Sara Canning)
At the start of a new year at school Elena finds herself with her best friend Bonnie Bennett (Katerina Graham) gazing longingly at the bewitching and mysterious Stefan Salvatore as he enrolls at the school, however she is unaware that he is a vampire who has lived a more than a century in seclusion. They both feel attracted to each other and instantly fall deeply in love. As the story unravels; she discovers his secret and despite not being a believer of the supernatural, overwhelmed with the feelings of love, passion and desire for him, decides to stand by him. But its not long before she is caught up in the middle of sibling rivalry between Stefan and his cunning, callous brother, Damon. The brothers share a very weak bond owing to the romantic relationship they both pursued with former lover of both brothers, Katherine Pierce, a conniving vampire who tricked both the Salvatore brothers into falling in love with back in 1864. Elena also shares a striking resemblance to Katherine which is probably a factor to why the brothers are drawn to her. However later on in the series, you can see that Elena is the complete opposite of Katherine and Stefan has fallen for Elena, not in terms of her resemblance to Katherine but her radiant personality.
But how and why exactly does Elena bare such a strong resemblance to a vampire who was present nearly 145 years ago? Too much of a coincidence don’t you think? Well, you’ll have to watch and find out!!!
Mystic Falls was Stefan and Damon’s hometown more than a century ago, long before they were turned to vampires. Due to an unexpected event occurring, involving Stephan and his father, Katherine was exposed as a vampire and was dragged away by the local authority, condemned for death.
Returning to Mystic Falls, not concerned about the years gone by Damon is intent on finding Katherine and claiming her love. No matter the consequences…
It may seem in comparison to Twilight, similar, you know, girl meets vampire boy and falls in love with him oh and not to forget the love triangle with brother Damon. However the story reflects quite a lot on the weak and anger filled relationship between the Salvatore brothers. Whereas Stephan is the ‘good’ vampire brother, Damon is a cold hearted slayer only thinking of himself; he feeds on human blood and takes people’s lives without a single doubt. Stefan resists his desire for blood as he knows it is wrong to kill innocent people. Damon constantly makes a mockery of this.
Not only is the show full of vampires but a witch or two may be present, not to mention there might be an extremely handsome werewolf prowling around (in disguise of course).
In my opinion, I can most honestly say that the turbulent turnabouts in the series are most definitely varied and consist of plots that are unbelievably amazing and unexpected. The Vampire Diaries not only focuses on the relationship between Stephan and Elena but it also explores the unusual aspects of vampire nature and gives us an insight to the calculating and derogatory actions performed by Katherine Pierce which is portrayed from many intriguing flashbacks displaying the history of the Salvatore brothers which will appear later on in the series..
As the show continues, many mysterious deaths have occurred with all signs of blood being drained from the body.How long will it be until the town is discovered to be full of vampires? The effective story lines and cliff-hangers will not only shock and surprise you but will keep you in total and utter suspense till the next episode comes along. The show is modern and contemporary portraying many aspects that keep the audience at the edge of their seat.
Shocking secrets are revealed, temptations are hard to resist, innocent blood is shed, curiosity leads to sheer animosity, and many vampires aching for revenge have returned to Mystic Falls…
Can Stefan and Elena’s love survive the brutal consequences attached to being together?
Can their love survive all the sorrowful and horrific situations they seem to be caught in continuously?
Tune in to watch on Tuesdays at 9.00 on Channel 118 (UK) or Thursdays at 8.00 on Channel CW (USA)