The Vampire Diaries

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The Vampire Diaries (2009-2017), based on L.J. Smith's series of books, is about the small town of Mystic Falls. The background is simple: Girl has vampire boyfriend. Vampire boyfriend has snarky vampire brother. Some friends with superpowers, and some friends without. VD started off slow, but by the middle of the first season it suddenly got good--and before I knew it, I was hooked.

Season One

1.1 Pilot
1.2 The Night of the Comet
1.3 Friday Night Bites
1.4 Family Ties
1.5 You're Undead to Me
1.6 Lost Girls
1.7 Haunted
1.8 162 Candles
1.9 History Repeating
1.10 The Turning Point
1.11 Bloodlines
1.12 Unpleasantville
1.13 Children of the Damned
1.14 Fool Me Once
1.15 A Few Good Men
1.16 There Goes the Neighborhood
1.17 Let the Right One In
1.18 Under Control
1.19 Miss Mystic Falls
1.20 Blood Brothers
1.21 Isobel
1.22 Founder's Day

Season Two

2.1 The Return
2.2 Brave New World
2.3 Bad Moon Rising
2.4 Memory Lane
2.5 Kill or Be Killed
2.6 Plan B
2.7 Masquerade
2.8 Rose
2.9 Katerina
2.10 The Sacrifice
2.11 By the Light of the Moon
2.12 The Descent
2.13 Daddy Issues
2.14 Crying Wolf
2.15 The Dinner Party
2.16 The House Guest
2.17 Know Thy Enemy
2.18 The Last Dance
2.19 Klaus
2.20 The Last Day
2.21 The Sun Also Rises
2.22 As I Lay Dying

Season Three

3.1 The Birthday
3.2 The Hybrid
3.3 The End of the Affair
3.4 Disturbing Behavior
3.5 The Reckoning
3.6 Smells Like Teen Spirit
3.7 Ghost World
3.8 Ordinary People
3.9 Homecoming
3.10 The New Deal
3.11 Our Town
3.12 The Ties That Bind
3.13 Bringing Out the Dead
3.14 Dangerous Liaisons
3.15 All My Children
3.16 1912
3.17 Break on Through
3.18 The Murder of One
3.19 Heart of Darkness
3.20 Do Not Go Gentle
3.21 Before Sunset
3.22 The Departed

Season Four

4.1 Growing Pains
4.2 Memorial
4.3 The Rager
4.4 The Five
4.5 The Killer
4.6 We All Go a Little Mad Sometimes
4.7 My Brother's Keeper
4.8 We'll Always Have Bourbon Street
4.9 O Come All Ye Faithful
4.10 After School Special
4.11 Catch Me If You Can
4.12 View to a Kill
4.13 Into the Wild
4.14 Down the Rabbit Hole
4.15 Stand by Me
4.16 Bring It On
4.17 Because the Night
4.18 American Gothic
4.19 Pictures of You
4.20 The Originals
4.21 She's Come Undone
4.22 The Walking Dead
4.23 Graduation

Season Five

5.1 I Know What You Did Last Summer
5.2 True Lies
5.3 Original Sin
5.4 For Whom the Bell Tolls
5.5 Monster's Ball
5.6 Handle with Care
5.7 Death and the Maiden
5.8 Dead Man on Campus
5.9 The Cell
5.10 Fifty Shades of Grayson
5.11 500 Years of Solitude
5.12 The Devil Inside
5.13 Total Eclipse of the Heart
5.14 No Exit
5.15 Gone Girl
5.16 While You Were Sleeping
5.17 Rescue Me
5.18 Resident Evil
5.19 Man on Fire
5.20 What Lies Beneath
5.21 Promised Land
5.22 Home

Season Six

6.1 I'll Remember
6.2 Yellow Ledbetter
6.3 Welcome to Paradise
6.4 Black Hole Sun
6.5 The World Has Turned and Left Me Here
6.6 The More You Ignore Me, The Closer I Get
6.7 Do You Remember the First Time?
6.8 Fade Into You
6.9 I Alone
6.10 Christmas through Your Eyes
6.11 Woke Up with a Monster
6.12 Prayer for the Dying
6.13 The Day I Tried to Live
6.14 Stay
6.15 Let Her Go
6.16 The Downward Spiral
6.17 A Bird in a Gilded Cage
6.18 I Could Never Love Like That
6.19 Because
6.20 I'd Leave My Happy Home For You
6.21 I'll Wed You in the Golden Summertime
6.22 I'm Thinking of You All the While

Season Seven

7.1 Day One of Twenty-Two Thousand, Give or Take
7.2 Never Let Me Go
7.3 Age of Innocence
7.4 I Carry Your Heart with Me
7.5 Live Through This
7.6 Best Served Cold
7.7 Mommie Dearest
7.8 Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me
7.9 Cold as Ice
7.10 Hell is Other People
7.11 Things We Lost in the Fire
7.12 Postcards from the Edge
7.13 This Woman's Work
7.14 Moonlight on the Bayou
7.15 I Would for You
7.16 Days of Future Past
7.17 I Went to the Woods
7.18 One Way or Another
7.19 Somebody that I Used to Know
7.20 Kill 'Em All
7.21 Requiem for a Dream
7.22 Gods & Monsters

Season Eight

8.1 Hello, Brother
8.2 Today Will Be Different
8.3 You Decided that I Was Worth Saving
8.4 An Eternity of Misery
8.5 Coming Home Was a Mistake
8.6 Detoured on Some Backwoods Path to Hell
8.7 The Next Time I Hurt Somebody, It Could Be You
8.8 We Have History Together
8.9 The Simple Intimacy of the Near Touch
8.10 Nostalgia's a Bitch
8.11 You Made a Choice to Be Good
8.12 What Are You?
8.13 The Lies Are Going to Catch Up with You
8.14 It's Been a Hell of a Ride
8.15 We're Planning a June Wedding
8.16 I Was Feeling Epic

Articles

Discussion: True Blood vs. The Vampire Diaries
Holiday Gift Guide: The Vampire Diaries by Josie Kafka
Why VD Doesn't Suck by Josie Kafka
Vampire Diaries: Pilot by Billie Doux

Related Links

The Originals reviews
Cult pilot episode review

Cast

Nina Dobrev (Elena Gilbert)
Paul Wesley (Stefan Salvatore)
Ian Somerhalder (Damon Salvatore)
Steven R. McQueen (Jeremy Gilbert)
Kat Graham (Bonnie Bennett)
Candice Accola (Caroline Forbes)
Zach Roerig (Matt Donovan)
Michael Trevino (Tyler Lockwood)