Eight seasons later and 121 episodes, Vampire Diaries is a TV show I have fell in love with over and over again. The show takes place in a small town called Mystic Falls in Virginia. It is a drama, fantasy, and horror show all wrapped into one. The storyline of this show is based on two brothers, Stefan and Damon Salvatore, who have been fighting for centuries as they are vampires. Stefan falls in love with a human Elena Gilbert, but his brother Damon is a charming and dangerous vampire looking for payback. This show has many plot twists and spins leaving watchers on the edge of their seat screaming, crying, or in suspense as many supernatural creatures lived in secret in Mystic Falls and a young girl is torn between two beautiful yet dangerous brothers.
The cast for Vampire Diaries is made of some wonderful actors and actresses including Nina Dobrev, who actually plays to huge roles in this show that portray two very different characters of Elena Gilbert and Katerina Petrova (Katherine Pierce). Ian Somerhalder plays Damon Salvatore the antagonizing, handsome, and cocky vampire.
His sweet, sexy, and serious brother, Stefan Salvatore is played by Paul Wesley. The aiding witch Bonnie Bennett is played by Kat Graham. Elena's little brother, Jeremy Gilbert is played by Steven McQueen. Vampire Hunter Alaric Saltzman is played by Matthew Davis. Tyler Lockwood, werewolf of the town is played by Michael Trevino. Bubbly friend and vampire Caroline Forbes is played by Candice King. These are just a few of many important characters in this TV show.
There is a hug fan base for this TV show as many people visit the filming location in Covington, Georgia in which they can go on a tour called Vampire Stalkers Mystic Falls Tours. They can see the sets, the house Elena Gilbert lives in, get "blood bags" and see the clothes the actors wore. There was also a spin off of the show created called The Originals.
The sound track for Vampire Diaries are well known songs that usually set the mood and tempo for certain scenes making the watchers become more invested into the show. I certainly am very attached to the characters in this show and usually watch with a box of tissues. A well known song attached to a very important scene is Hold On by Chord Overstreet which is in season eight episode sixteen for the Vampire Diaries finale.
I highly recommend diving into this wonderful and thrilling cinematic TV show written by Julie Plec and Kevin Williamson that has been nominated and won many awards. In 2011 and 2012 Michael Trevino was nominated for the ALMA "Supporting Role" award. In 2014 it was nominated for "Best Cast Chemistry" from Young Hollywood Awards. In 2010 Ian Somerhalder, Paul Wesley, Nina Dobrev won the "Cast to Watch" award from Young Hollywood Awards. In 2010 Nina Dobrev won the "Making their Mark Award" from Young Hollywood Awards. In 2014 Ian Somerhalder, Paul Wesley, Nina Dobrev also won the "Best Threesome" award from Young Hollywood Awards.