The Vampire Diaries

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  • TV-14
  • 2009
  • 8 Seasons
  • 7.7  (291,493)

The fantasy soap opera The Vampire Diaries follows a group of vampires who (sort of) live and love in a small town in Virginia. As in the Twilight series, a young mortal woman falls in love with a hunky vampire. She then has to deal with all the drama that ensues. The series is set in the town of Mystic Falls. The town has been a focal point for supernatural activity since its founding in the 1700s. Prominent among its paranormal residents are a clan of vampires who have been up to mostly no good for centuries. When a teen girl, Elena, moves to town, she falls in love with a mysterious hunk, not realizing that he's a vampire and he's 162 years old. The world of the vampires is a dangerous one, and Elena is soon in peril. Her biggest problem is that she draws the attention of another vampire who notices she looks exactly like his long-dead vampire lover. The resulting love triangle causes all kinds of peril. The TV series is based on a series of young adult vampire romance novels. The story bears many resemblances to the Twilight novel series, but The Vampire Diaries novels predate that launch of the Twilight series by more than a decade. The TV series debuted on The CW in 2009, and it continued for eight seasons before concluding in 2017. During this time, it was one of the most successful series on the network, and it spawned a spin off, The Originals.

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I Was Feeling Epic
16. I Was Feeling Epic
March 10, 2017
In the series finale, Stefan and Damon fight their greatest enemy in a final battle to save Mystic Falls.
We're Planning a June Wedding
15. We're Planning a June Wedding
March 3, 2017
A shotgun wedding is planned so that Damon and Stefan can lure a dangerous enemy out into the open. This looming threat puts the fate of Mystic Falls in eminent danger and must be destroyed.
It's Been a Hell of a Ride
14. It's Been a Hell of a Ride
February 24, 2017
Damon and Stefan team up against Cade in effort to save Elena's casket. Meanwhile, Caroline and Alaric address their daughters' burgeoning magical powers.
The Lies Will Catch Up With You
13. The Lies Will Catch Up With You
February 17, 2017
Damon and Alaric are met by an old enemy after they obtain a weapon that could destroy Cade. Stefan is held captive by an unexpected acquaintance and must expose a dark secret from his past.
What Are You?
12. What Are You?
February 10, 2017
In order to save Stefan's soul, Damon makes a deal with Cade to retrieve the Maxwell journal. Alaric and Matt refuse to hand the journal over as it may contain the key to destroying Cade. Caroline desperately tries to connect with Stefan before Cade goes through with his plan.
You Made a Choice to Be Good
11. You Made a Choice to Be Good
February 3, 2017
Cade returns to Mystic Falls and offers Damon and Stefan additional assignments, each with inconceivable consequences. Despite mounting tension in their friendship, Caroline and Matt do their best to protect the town's residents from Cade's appetite for their souls.
Nostalgia's a Bitch
10. Nostalgia's a Bitch
January 27, 2017
Sybil seeks vengeance on Damon by putting him in a catatonic state. Caroline and Bonnie enter Damon's mind and encounter familiar faces from the past, only to discover Stefan is the key to Damon's fate. Sybil and her sister Seline contend for the bell and control.
The Simple Intimacy of the Near Touch
9. The Simple Intimacy of the Near Touch
January 20, 2017
Sybil seeks the help of Stefan and Damon in her search of the historical artifact in Mystic Falls. Bonnie returns from Paris wearing a vile of Enzo's blood, making Caroline doubt she will become a vampire.
We Have History Together
8. We Have History Together
January 13, 2017
In their search for their next victim, Stefan and Damon attend an anger management support group. Sybil is still alive and using a group of high school students to manipulate Caroline.
The Next Time I Hurt Somebody, It Could Be You
7. The Next Time I Hurt Somebody, It Could Be You
December 9, 2016
In the aftermath of his interaction with Cade, Stefan is determined to have a perfect Christmas Eve with Caroline. However, their dinner is anything but perfect.
Detoured On Some Random Backwoods Path to Hell
6. Detoured On Some Random Backwoods Path to Hell
December 2, 2016
When her children become the focus of the Siren's latest plan, Caroline is determined to ensure the safety of her family.
Coming Home Was A Mistake
5. Coming Home Was A Mistake
November 18, 2016
Damon's s latest actions prove he may have spiraled completely out of control. Unwilling to give up on his brother, Stefan is faced with a choice that will change their relationship forever.
An Eternity of Misery
4. An Eternity of Misery
November 11, 2016
In an effort to find a mysterious artifact, Damon travels to Texas where a violent encounter with Peter Maxwell leads to an unexpected revelation. Meanwhile, after gaining the upper hand in their fight to save Damon and Enzo, Stefan and Alaric team up and uncover the origins of the mysterious force they're up against.
You Decided That I Was Worth Saving
3. You Decided That I Was Worth Saving
November 4, 2016
As Enzo continues to fight the control over him, Bonnie faces a major dilemma. At the Armory, Alaric researches a mysterious artifact that he hopes will help in their fight to get Damon and Enzo back.
Today Will Be Different
2. Today Will Be Different
October 28, 2016
Upon their discovery that someone from Stefan's past may be Damon and Enzo's next target, Stefan, Bonnie and Caroline head to North Carolina. There, Bonnie takes extreme measures in an attempt to break Enzo free of whatever has control over him.
Hello Brother
1. Hello Brother
October 21, 2016
In the eighth season premiere, it's been months since Damon and Enzo mysteriously vanished from the Armory vault. Stefan has exhausted his search, while Bonnie's hope that they will be found has diminished. Meanwhile, a dangerous encounter with an unexpected visitor leaves Caroline and Alaric fearing what may be targeting their family.
The Vampire Diaries
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The fantasy soap opera The Vampire Diaries follows a group of vampires who (sort of) live and love in a small town in Virginia. As in the Twilight series, a young mortal woman falls in love with a hunky vampire. She then has to deal with all the drama that ensues.

The series is set in the town of Mystic Falls. The town has been a focal point for supernatural activity since its founding in the 1700s. Prominent among its paranormal residents are a clan of vampires who have been up to mostly no good for centuries. When a teen girl, Elena, moves to town, she falls in love with a mysterious hunk, not realizing that he's a vampire and he's 162 years old.

The world of the vampires is a dangerous one, and Elena is soon in peril. Her biggest problem is that she draws the attention of another vampire who notices she looks exactly like his long-dead vampire lover. The resulting love triangle causes all kinds of peril.

The TV series is based on a series of young adult vampire romance novels. The story bears many resemblances to the Twilight novel series, but The Vampire Diaries novels predate that launch of the Twilight series by more than a decade.

The TV series debuted on The CW in 2009, and it continued for eight seasons before concluding in 2017. During this time, it was one of the most successful series on the network, and it spawned a spin off, The Originals.

The Vampire Diaries is a series that is currently running and has 8 seasons (172 episodes). The series first aired on September 10, 2009.

Where to Watch The Vampire Diaries

The Vampire Diaries is available for streaming on the The CW website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Vampire Diaries on demand at Netflix, Amazon, Microsoft Movies & TV, Google Play and Apple TV.

  • Premiere Date
    September 10, 2009
  • IMDB Rating
    7.7  (291,493)