For those of you who’re not aware of this amazing Tv series, The Vampire Diaries is an American supernatural, horror, dramatic, and fantasy TV series consisting of 8 seasons of around 20-22 episodes each. The show is primarily about a 17 year old teenager Elena Gilbert (Nina Dobrev) who falls in love with centuries old vampire brothers Damon Salvatore (Ian Somerhalder) and Stefan Salvatore (Paul Wesley). Sadly, The Vampire Diaries is ending very soon ( the last episode of season 8 is expected to air on March 10th).
Here are 6 reasons why The Vampire Diaries is an amazing TV series (and why I personally love it):
One of the main reasons why the plot moves so satisfactorily is due to the structure of the show. Every episode begins with a teaser in order to arouse interest for the next hour, and ends with a cliffhanger which creates conflict for the next episode. The cliffhangers are unexpected, and do what they’re supposed to: To keep you addicted enough to come back to watch more. While other shows also have cliffhangers, the endings of this show are the only ones that ALWAYS make me say “OH DAMN” out-loud.
Do you like attractive people? Then you’ll unquestionably be into attractive people who are dressed in distinctive clothes and speaking in accents that are semi-stilted. Vampire fiction is known for its extensive use of flashbacks, and The Vampire Diaries doesn’t balk away from this cliche bit. If there are characters that have lived for over a 100 years, there’s supposed to be a backstory that will contribute in moving the plot along as well as creating suspense.
In Mystic Falls (where the entire tv series is based on) has an evil doppelganger and on a scale of one to ten, she’s undoubtedly a solid 10. In the very first season, Nina Dobrev (Elena) was a “good girl” who was more like a cheerleader. However, after season 2, she is caught juggling between two identical characters (both of them often impersonating each other), which is extremely fun to watch. Evil people are entertaining. It’s interesting to watch evil people who resemble the heroine and steadfastly make everybody impressed by their acting skills.
- Because Caroline
Although Caroline enters the show as an imitation of the famous Cordelia from Buffy, she undergoes one of the most fascinating dramatic arcs on the series. Caroline has to deal with a variety of problems such as major life changes, parental disappointment, and hatred but despite that, she remains to be a chipper and an immature cute girl. Besides being a stereotypical beauty queen, she’s also a talented vampire (she turned into a vampire in season 2 episode 2) who is always busy trying to channel her own qualities. Caroline’s empathy and commitment makes her an exceptionally formidable foe.
- Because Damon
Okay, let’s be honest here. One of the main reasons I watch Vampire Diaries is because of him. YES. Damon is an astounding character in the series. He is witty and sarcastic and serves as an antagonist in the first two seasons of the series. Beforehand, I wasn’t really a Ian Somerhalder fan when he first appeared in Lost as Boone. Anyhow, in TVD, I really appreciate the remarkable position he has established because of his acting talent. Besides, he’s not only an entertaining actor, but also has a backstory (well mostly every character does in the show). From the time he first fell in love with the main heroine’s evil doppelganger Katherine and competed with his brother Stefan to how he became a vampire. The process of how all this goes is pleasurable to watch, especially if you’re fanatical about a particular character.