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The Vampire Diaries MAG

September 10, 2010
By Brenna Jackson BRONZE, Peoria, Arizona
Brenna Jackson BRONZE, Peoria, Arizona
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If you want a break from the mushy-gushy stories of erratic and eternal teenage love, I suggest you begin feeding from “The Vampire Diaries.”

In this new TV series, 17-year-old Elena Gilbert is trying to cope with the recent loss of her parents. She meets Stefan Salvatore, a mysterious newcomer to Mystic Falls whom she snags as her own. After Stefan's arrival, citizens of the small town begin reporting they have been attacked by a wild animal, or so they think.

Turns out, Stefan is a century-old vampire, as is his brother, Damon, who is the cause of the “animal attacks.” By staying with Stefan, Elena is soon submerged in his dangerous world, in which Damon takes pleasure in making his brother suffer as much as possible, turning the peaceful town inside out in the process.

You may be thinking, This sounds awfully familiar, but “The Vampire Diaries” strays far from its overexploited origins. For example, Elena's younger brother Jeremy copes with the death of their parents with drugs, a theme that is out of the ordinary for fans of goodie-two-shoes plots. The show is surprisingly complex and dark, with clues leading to unexpected twists. And the typical vampire tendencies being dramatic, suspenseful, and slightly more graphic. The best part by far is the return of old-school vampires that actually burn in the sunlight.

So, if you're ready to drop your sparkly, stalker-vibe vampires and single-minded heroines, then immerse yourself in the exhilarating realm of “The Vampire Diaries.”

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This article has 5 comments.

jenb2499 GOLD said...
on Jul. 8 2015 at 3:21 am
jenb2499 GOLD, Thousand Oaks, California
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Favorite Quote:
"We love the things we love for what they are."
Robert Frost

I absolutely love the show, and this review is fantastic! It sheds light on what makes "The Vampire Diaries" unique from the stereotypical vampire romance.

on Sep. 25 2013 at 9:55 am
This review is really good. 

Taming_Agony said...
on Oct. 9 2011 at 2:18 pm
Taming_Agony, NY, New York
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Single minded heroines! Lol! Thats great! I love this show! I'm going to get season two soon. Can't wait! LOVE YA JEREMY!

on Oct. 4 2010 at 11:24 am
EmilyDanyelle, Cleveland, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
"I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together."
— Marilyn Monroe

Great review! I love this show!

on Sep. 21 2010 at 1:17 am
Wow, this review has got me wanting to see "Vampire Diaries", which to be honest I didn't have much interest in till I read this.  Great review by a very talented writer!