Articles for The Vampire Diaries Season 1

The CW‘s Fall lineup was officially announced today, and as expected, most of the schedule remains in tact with the three new shows fitting in exactly where they belong.  The decision to only schedule nine hours of original programming each week is a bit unusual for a growing network, but perhaps a more focused strategy will help the CW succeed.The only major upheaval is Smallville, about to enter season 9, is moving to Fridays at 8pm to make way for the new drama The Vampire Diaries.  However, since Smallville is at the end of its run, it makes sense to prioritize the growth and development of new shows.More Fall Lineups:FOXABCNBCCBS Read more »
Will the audience bite into yet another vampire-themed series?  Perhaps banking on the success of the Twilight saga, the CW is set to launch Vampire Diaries, a television adaptation of bestselling books courtesy of Scream and Dawson‘s Creek‘s Kevin Williamson.  The network apparently has high hopes for the upcoming series, pairing it with Supernatural on Thursday nights, replacing Smallville.  Wait, two shows featuring two brothers one after the other?The Vampire Diaries follows a dark love triangle with Elena Gilbert (Nina Dobrev) right smack in the middle of a competition between two vampire brothers - one good, one evil - Stefan and Damon Salvatore (Paul Wesley and Ian Somerhalder).  Wesley, 26, said the CW bigwigs are hoping Vampire Diaries will help the network reel in a bigger female demographic. Read more »
You don‘t have to be very discerning to figure out that the popularity of vampire-themed series largely owes its existence to the huge following that Twilight has birthed.  With the CW recently coming up with The Vampire Diaries on its roster, one of its star Ian Somerhalder gives credit where it‘s due.  The Lost alumnus plays the bad vampire brother Damon Salvatore on the upcoming series."[Twilight] is a huge phenomenon," he tells MTV News. "Quite possibly and inarguably, yes [we have a show because of it], so I‘m not going to complain. I haven‘t seen [Twilight] yet, so I don‘t know how it compares, but yeah, it‘s good that they‘re around." Read more »
I know you all have been dying to hear who will be at this year‘s Comic Con. I have some good news for all the Twilight and Supernatural fans out there. Although guest lists haven‘t been confirmed yet, both camps will be present for panels, which is no surprise. Other Comic Con essentials confirmed are Chuck, Lost, Fringe, True Blood, Smallville, Vampire Diaries, and the new Peter Jackson flick District 9. Check out our tentative TV panel schedule and our confirmed show list:  Read more »
It‘s time to mark your calendars, because the CW has announced the premiere dates for its fall shows.  As they did last season, the CW is bringing out most of its shows earlier than the other networks to try and earn some loyal viewers before they get a chance to see everything else.The big news is that the CW has decided to switch its Monday shows, so now One Tree Hill will air at 8pm and Gossip Girl is being pushed back to 9pm.  The news is great for Gossip Girl, as now it‘s not up against House and Heroes., but instead against Lie to Me and the new drama Trauma. Read more »
While we have a long way to go before The Vampire Diaries premieres on the CW, perhaps it‘s safe to say that fans of vampire-themed franchises can‘t wait to sink their teeth into the upcoming series; and debating whether you‘ll really like it or not is moot at this point since no one has really seen the show.Perhaps to assuage the thirst of fans, however, the CW has released an extended trailer - more than five minutes long - giving potential Vampire Diaries viewers a chance to take a longer look at the highly anticipated series. Read more »
While everything may look set for The Vampire Diaries‘ premiere in the fall, one of its stars may need to head over from Mystic Falls to Hawaii to revisit an old show.Ian Somerhalder, who plays evil vampire brother Damon Salvatore on the upcoming CW series, tells TV Guide that there‘s a "large or decent" chance that he‘ll be back on the ABC series Lost for its final season.  He starred on the hit sci-fi series‘ debut season as Boone Carlyle, stepbrother of Maggie Grace‘s Shannon Rutherford, who is also rumored to be making a return. Read more »
There‘s no denying that vampires are sexier than ever.  With True Blood season 2 going strong, the Twilight sequel New Moon on the horizon, and new shows like the CW‘s Vampire Diaries, it‘s a great time to be a vampire, and as all women know, there‘s nothing more alluring than an undead man.Everyhot vampire leaves normal girls filled with passion, and now you canfind out which vampire really gets your motor running with BuddyTV‘snewest personality quiz, Who is Your Vampire Soulmate? Read more »
The Saturday and Sunday Comic-Con schedules were released over the weekend. I thought things would get really good on Saturday, but the list is less than impressive. I suppose with four full days of Comic-Con, you can spread out the really big panels. Once again, below is a list of our picks for the day. Check it out and if you see anything missing, check the full list here.One thing I‘m curious about is the Chuck panel. Why is it at 10am? Doesn‘t Chuck deserve one of the better time slots? Wouldn‘t NBC push for a better panel time? Chuck already had some struggles last season, but this season promises to kick-ass and the new kung fu twist is perfect for the Comic-Con fans. I stand perplexed. Either way, it looks like I‘ll be spending my morning with a donut, cup of coffee and my favorite show Chuck.Check out our list of picks below. Check out the other schedules: Thursday Friday Sunday Read more »
First, let‘s get this out in the open: initial reports said that Supernatural and Smallville will have their panels on Sunday so don‘t freak out that the shows aren‘t included in the first two days.Other than that, Friday‘s schedule looks amazing. Although my TV favorites aren‘t on the list, my movie favorites are. There a a couple more timing conflicts and I‘m guessing that people are going to have to make some tough choices. When in doubt, stick with Whedon, Rodriguez, Cameron and Jackson.Below are my picks for Friday‘s schedule. Once again, it was hard to narrow down the list. Check out the full schedule here. Check out the other schedules: Thursday Saturday Sunday Read more »
The Vampire Diaries is the latest fang sensation sweeping through pop culture, as if the vampire genre hasn‘t been saturated enough. With the release of the movie Twilight and the HBO series True Blood, critics are bound to compare and deduce that this is yet another lame vampire series that takes the premise of its predecessors. But the people behind the CW show remains optimistic that it won‘t suck for viewers, especially young women. Why? Because "vampires are like bad boys with brains!" Read more »
In preparation for the premiere of The Vampire Diaries this fall, The CW has released several promotional photos to whet your appetite. Clearly, the network has been working hard for this fall‘s marketing campaign, and it looks like they‘re trying to pull off that super creepy sexy vibe young women are going crazy for these days.  According to Ian Somerhalder, who plays bad boy vampire Damon on The Vampire Diaries, co-star Nina Dobrev, who plays high school student Elena Gilbert, had never done a love scene on camera before. Still, he didn‘t go easy on her since "that would be way out of character." Read more »
There are many ways to market a new TV show, but The Vampire Diaries is definitely thinking outside the box by partnering with the American Red Cross to sponsor Vampire Diaries-themed blood drives at more than 230 high schools and colleges across the country over the next several weeks.  Read more »
"I get it. Blood makes you squeamish," Elena Gilbert says in the new video of The Vampire Diaries. The clip doesn‘t reveal any major spoiler plots and it doesn‘t feature a lot of new material to begin with. But it‘s a pretty good excuse to see the beautiful stars of this CW vampire series.  The trailer kicks off with Elena (Nina Dobrev) talking with a friend as set their sights on new guy Stefan (Paul Wesley). They‘re obviously attracted to each other and seeing them eventually talking validates their hot chemistry even more. Meanwhile. Elena isn‘t the only one who wants a piece of Stefan because it looks like a blonde girl named Caroline Truitt (Candice Accola) is also on queue.   Read more »
For those of you that don‘t know, I‘m a huge fan of Degrassi: The Next Generation. Imagine my utter delight when I got to interview Nina Dobrev who played Mia Jones in the Canadian television staple. More respectably, I was also a huge Everwood fan. Although he had a smaller part, Paul Wesley‘s Tommy Callahan still stole my heart when he stole Emily Van Camp‘s Amy Abbott away from protagonist Ephram Brown. And did you know that Paul was also in American Dreams? He played Tommy DeFelice. Remember? These two were hitting up my television favorites before I was old enough and wise enough to write about TV for a living. I made a point to catch up with them both at the Entertainment Weekly and SyFy Comic-Con party in San Diego earlier this year. Read more »
For the past several weeks, we‘ve been putting the spotlight on Elena (Nina Dobrev), Stefan (Paul Wesley) and Damon (Ian Somerhalder). But The Vampire Diaries has other personalities that are just as intriguing. After the tree main characters, you‘d probably want to set your sights on Elena‘s younger brother, Jeremy. He‘s also one of the regulars, which means he‘s got a lot of layers to uncover and he‘s on every episode of the show.    Read more »
Almost every school has one and Mystic Falls High School is no exception. On The Vampire Diaries, Candice Accola makes her debut as a series regular as the manipulative Caroline Forbes, the nemesis of former friend Elena Gilbert (Nina Dobrev). Imagine watching Mean Girls but with less comedy and loads of vampire mysteries and that‘s what you get when you tune in on September 10 on The CW.  Read more »
The world of teenage vampires is about to get a whole lot hotter withtonight‘s premiere of The Vampire Diaries at 8pm on the CW.  The showcertainly has echoes of Twilight, based on the ill-fated love affairbetween a normal teen girl and a soulful, mysterious, broodingvampire.  However, the book series on which The Vampire Diaries isbased came out a decade before the Twilight books, so more accurately,Twilight was the rip-off.When stars Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley and Ian Somerhalder attendedComic-Con over the summer, BuddyTV was there and got the inside scoopon the show and their characters.  Check out our exclusive video belowfeaturing these three talking about love stories, soulmates and the funpart of being evil.  Read more »
Kayla Ewell, who plays Vicki on The Vampire Diaries, has no idea why motorists would think that she would expose herself in public following reports that she and her female co-stars flashed their breasts in Forsyth, Ga. After all, the size of her "breasts aren‘t necessarily something people would be interested in." Still, Ewell found herself in the middle of the controversy that has now been blown into proportion. Read more »
The Vampire Diaries has added one more name to watch out for in Mystic Falls and she comes in the form of Jasmine Guy, who is perhaps best known for her starring role as Southern belle Whitley Gilbert in the television series A Different World. She joins the cast of the CW series as the grandmother of Bonnie (Katerina Graham), one of Elena‘s best friends with psychic abilities. Warning: Minor spoilers ahead!!! Read more »
The CW‘s newest hit, The Vampire Diaries, is surely the hottest new show of the season.  The premiere scored the network‘s highest rating ever for a new series and the vampire trend is in full swing.  New episodes air Thursday at 8pm, but to get your fix right now, take our newest personality quiz, Which Vampire Diaries Character Are You?Become hooked right now by finding out which of the characters you relate to.  Are you one of the brooding vampire brothers Damon or Stefan?  The lovelorn Elena?  The troubled Jeremy?  The cheerful Caroline?   Find out today and feed your vampire addiction.Take the Which Vampire Diaries Character Are You? Quiz>> Read more »
As we get to know Damon Salvatore on The Vampire Diaries, we may see some traces of humanity in him, giving viewers yet another reason to root for the wicked vampire. But overall, he‘ll pretty much stick with the callousness we first saw in the premiere for the duration of the series, hinting that there‘s no telling how far he‘ll interfere in Elena and Stefan‘s relationship."He sticks with it for a little while," Ian Somerhalder, who plays evil brother Damon, told of his character lingering in the dark side. "I think that‘s his thing, and he has such a good time doing it. There are moments where you may see some sort of humanity in him, and there are moments when you may see that he may not be as intense as he appears to be." Read more »
The CW is feeling cheerful about the new slate of shows and, accordingto, the network has ordered additional episodes and scripts for One Tree Hill, The Vampire Diaries and Melrose Place.For One Tree Hill, the network is enjoying the new direction of season 7 and has officially picked it up for the full season. Read more »
The CW has a lot to be proud of when it comes to The Vampire Diaries,as the show‘s ratings aren‘t dying in the face of stiff competition. The show premiered with record numbers for the CW with 4.84 millionviewers.The second episode saw a slight dip once it was in competition with new episodes of NBC comedies, Survivor and Bones,but the second episode still earned 3.78 million viewers.  The realtest was the third episode.  Would the numbers continue to drop,especially since the series premiere of Flash Forward on ABC was the time  slot‘s top show with more than 12 million viewers? Read more »
The Vampire Diaries is on the right path.  The ratings are good,the network wants more episodes, and Damon is as evil as ever.  In nextweek‘s episode, he continues to play his mind games to mess with Stefanand Elena‘s epic romance, and he might be doing a pretty good job.  Read more »
In this episode of The Vampire Diaries, Damon is back to thebusiness at hand, trying to ruin Stefan and Elena‘s romance with thehelp of his helpless puppet, Caroline.  Sadly, Stefan spends the wholeepisode trying to kill his brother by poisoning him with a magicalanti-vampire herb.See, it‘s Stefan who‘s being sneaky and underhanded, he‘s the truevillain.  At least Damon is upfront about how naughty he is.  He‘s alsohonest when it comes to book reviews, as he bitches about howunbelievable the crappy second Twilight book is.  Read more »
There are obviously some similarities between The Vampire Diaries and Twilight,no matter what Damon Salvatore might have to say about it.  But afterwatching the fourth episode, I realized that, when you start looking atthe characters and storylines, The Vampire Diaries has a lot more in common with Buffy the Vampire Slayer.A little more than a decade after Buffy hit our TVs, The Vampire Diariesis following an eerily similar path, with similar relationships, plotdevices, and romances.  Here are just a few of the shockingsimilarities I‘ve discovered.  Read more »
The Vampire Diaries is still running strong after four episodes, andthings are heating up with Damon locked in the cellar and the Parents‘Council now looking for vampires.  Episode 5, called "You‘re Undead toMe," is sure to increase Elena‘s doubts about Stefan‘s openness andCaroline reconsidering her relationship with Damon.  Read more »
The traditional Nielsen ratings might say that shows like NCIS and Grey‘s Anatomy are on top, but when it comes to younger audiences and non-traditional ways of watching TV, the CW is way out in front.The official premiere week for television was the week of Monday,September 21, and while the CW‘s shows had mostly premiered by then,they were still lumped together at the top of the DVR ratings reportwhen the final +7 numbers came in.  If you‘re new to ratings analysis,DVR +7 refers to the numbers of times a show was watched on  DVR withinseven days after it originally aired.  Read more »
As if the world of teenage dating wasn‘t complicated enough, The Vampire Diariesthrew a wrench into the mix by having Elena learn all about Stefan‘svampire secret.  However, Elena couldn‘t handle the pressure and dumpedStefan like a bag of potatoes at the end of the latest episode.Still, between newly single Stefan, Damon and now Vicki, there arethree very sexy vampires out there single and ready to mingle.  Butwhat should you do if you wanted to date one of these undeadbloodsuckers?  There are some important lessons you need to know aslearned on The Vampire Diaries, so make sure you‘re prepared by checking out my 8 simple rules for dating a teenage vampire.  Read more »
The Vampire Diaries keeps getting stronger, both creatively andcommercially, and last night‘s episode was solid proof of that.  Whilemost new shows have a steady decline in ratings throughout the season,the sixth episode of The Vampire Diaries had its highest rating since the series premiere, with 3.9 million viewers.Every week The Vampire Diaries is the CW‘s highest-rated show,making it the clear standard bearer for the small network.  While newshows on the larger networks see higher ratings, they‘ve largely beengoing down every week.  Even the season‘s most-watched new series, NCIS: Los Angeles on CBS, has lost one million viewers in each of the last two weeks.  Read more »
While the CW only has eight shows on TV right now, the network isworking hard to find the next popular series by developing shows forpilot season.  Traditionally, networks start out with a large number ofshows in development, then some will get made into pilots, then thenetwork will choose some of those to add to its schedule for Fall 2010.Right now, the CW has at least eight very interesting projects in development, one of which could be the next Vampire Diaries or the next Gossip Girl.  Which one will it be?  Check out the initial descriptions to pick your favorite. Read more »
There may not be a new episode of The Vampire Diaries this Thursday, but to get you hungry for more, LilMissX on Twitter has gotten her hands on two new photos from the set of The Vampire Diaries that feature two new characters we‘ll be seeing in upcoming episodes.The first photo is of stars Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley with theshow‘s newest hunk, Matthew Davis (far right) who will be joining thecast starting November 12 as Alaric Saltzman, the new history teachersince the last one, who also happened to be the football coach, waseaten by Damon.  Read more »
In the least surprising pick-up announcement of the season, the CW hasordered a full season of the network‘s highest-rated show, The Vampire Diaries.  Since the show regularly pulls in more than a million more viewers than any other show on the CW, The full season of The Vampire Diaries was expected.  Read more »
Mystic Falls isn‘t as eerie as Harper‘s Island but you can look forward to more unexpected deaths on The Vampire Diaries, proving that no one is really safe from the chopping block--- not even the main characters that headline the series. So far, we‘ve seen Mr. Tanner and Zach Salvatore die at the hands of Damon but Katerina Graham, who plays witch newbie Bonnie Bennett, hints on more.   Read more »
In yet another strong show of faith in The Vampire Diaries, the CW officially changed its schedule so that repeats of the freshman drama will now air Wednesdays at 9pm following America‘s Next Top Model.  After the quick cancellation of The Beautiful Life, that spot featured repeats of Melrose Place.The CW is clearly putting all of its chips on The Vampire Diaries.  The network already picked it up for a full season, and now the addition of repeats should increase that audience even more.  Read more »
As we found out last week, The Vampire Diaries is here to stay. Well, this week‘s episode, much like every television show this week, has a spooky Halloween theme. To help celebrate, BuddyTV is giving away treat bags to TWO vampire-obsessed fans. Each treat bag includes:A Trick-or-Treat bagCandyBumper StickerThe Vampire Diaries bookThe Vampire Diaries T-ShirtWant to find out how you can win? Keep on reading. Read more »
After feasting our eyes on Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder and Zach Roerig, The Vampire Diaries has added yet another hunk in Mystic Falls for us to sink our teeth into. According to Entertainment Weekly‘s Michael Ausiello, model turned actor Sean Faris is joining the cast of The Vampire Diaries for a multi-episode arc.  Read more »
This morning the People‘s Choice Award nominations were revealed, andas always, it‘s populism at its best.  On the TV side, the nomineesoften look like the top of the Nielsen ratings list, with a few notableand surprising exceptions.  Shows like True Blood and Gossip Girl crept into the Favorite TV Actress categories while Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Show features Lost, True Blood, The Vampire Diaries and Supernatural.However, those are the very cool exceptions.  For the most part, the list is full of CSI, NCIS, Grey‘s Anatomy, Two and a Half Men and other top-rated shows.  Here are the major television nominees for this year‘s People‘s Choice Awards. To vote for the People‘s Choice Awards, CLICK HERE. Read more »
I recently stopped by AOL‘s popular television podcast DVR Divas. The show is an overall review of the fun and crazy shows on TV, andthis week I stopped by to offer up my unique and very compulsive loveof TV.If you don‘t know, I watch A LOT of TV.  Basically, I‘m like one of those people on the A&E documentary series Horders, only with television.  I watch more than 50 shows every week on a regular basis, everything from cable gems like Dexter and Sons of Anarchy to mainstream hits like Grey‘s Anatomy and Dancing with the Stars to guilty pleasures like One Tree Hill and The Vampire Diaries.  Read more »
Have you missed out on the wild and crazy ride that is The Vampire Diaries? Do you want to relive all the excitement of the show again from thebeginning?  You‘re in luck, because the CW, in a sign of immense faithin the freshman series, is dedicating an entire week of programming tonothing but The Vampire Diaries.Starting Monday, December 14, the CW will have an entire week of The Vampire Diaries.  That‘s all 10 episodes, filling two hours every night, Monday through Friday.  Read more »
Kevin Williamson, the man behind The Vampire Diaries, is contemplating on adding yet another beautiful face to the fictional town of Mystic Falls. This time, he wants country pop singer Taylor Swift to come onboard as a vampire.  Williamson has already approached the award-winning artist to guest star on the series though no deal has been struck as of this moment.  Read more »
James Remar, who is perhaps best known as Richard, the on-off tycoon boyfriend of Kim Cattrall‘s character in Sex and the City, as well as serial killer Dexter Morgan‘s father Harry on Showtime‘s Dexter, has joined the cast of The Vampire Diaries to spice up the drama in the key role of Giuseppe Salvatore, Stefan and Damon‘s father.Remar is expected to start filming his scenes early next month.  Read more »
The Vampire Diaries has left us high and dry with lots of cliffhangers and unsolved mysteries. While I don‘t know who turned Logan Fell into a vampire or who caused Elena‘s accident, I do have some teasers to look forward to when The Vampire Diaries returns in January, thanks to TV Guide Magazine. Warning: Spoiler Ahead!!! Read more »
As BuddyTV reported previously, The CW is planning a marathon for The Vampire Diaries beginning Monday, December 14 for all those fans out there who may have missed an episode, for curious newbies and for those who just want to relive the drama. You can check out the details of the reruns here. You can also check out the recently released trailer for the much-awaited TV event below.  Read more »
As BuddyTV reported previously, The Vampire Diaries will be kicking off the new year with a "very Damon and Elena-centric story." Though The CW has not released an official synopsis regarding the 11th episode of the series, we‘ve stumbled on a few clues that will hopefully get you through this dry spell. Warning: This article may contain spoilers. Read more »
Matt and Caroline aren‘t exactly characters I‘d like to see hook up with each other on The Vampire Diaries. I like Caroline right off the bat, largely because she‘s fun, quirky and she reminds me off another shallow young vamp from another show. On the other hand, Matt, though easy on the eyes, is just plain boring. But after seeing how Matt struggled to get over Elena and seeing what he went through with sister Vicky, not to mention how Damon effortlessly manipulated Caroline, I‘m now willing to give these two a chance.  Read more »
Tonight marks the official start of The Vampire Diaries marathon, the special week-long CW event that gives fans the opportunity to relive the vampire saga from the very beginning. Starting at 8pm, the network will rebroadcast every episode of its smash hit series in consecutive order, airing two episodes each night until Friday, December 18.  Read more »
Tomorrow morning the Hollywood Foreign Press Association will revealthis year‘s Golden Globe nominees, and you never know what to expect. The Golden Globes have been a lot more diverse than the Emmys,nominating people like Evangeline Lilly for Lost, Anna Paquin for True Blood, Lauren Graham for Gilmore Girls and Sarah Michelle Gellar for Buffy the Vampire Slayer.  They‘ve also given the Best Drama award to Nip/Tuck and Party of Five.This year, there are a ton of new shows that have a good chance to be nominated alongside regulars like 30 Rock and Mad Men.  Here are some of the new faces and names you could see at this year‘s Golden Globes.  Read more »
Next year‘s Paley Festival in Beverly Hills will kick off with two breakout hits from this year: Fox‘s Glee and the CW‘s The Vampire Diaries.The whole thing happens from February 26 to March 14 at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills, and it‘s pretty much like the Comic-Con in San Diego in the middle of the year, only focused on television. The annual event honors the diverse programming television has to offer, and the creative process behind the whole thing--but usually that involves a Q&A with the cast and an episode of the show being aired.  Read more »
The whole Stefan-Elena-Damon love triangle is already intriguing as it is but things got really interesting on The Vampire Diaries when we learned about Damon‘s diabolical plan to open the tomb by the old church that contains Katherine plus 26 other vampires. As mentioned previously, this mystery will be uncovered when The Vampire Diaries returns with new episodes, beginning January 21. But if you think that something this significant will lead up to the big finale, think again.  Read more »
This week, BuddyTV is starting a new weekly feature with Sarah East, BuddyTV‘s Non-Prophet. Each week, Sarah will be given a topic and she‘ll use her psychic abilities to to predict the future of television. There‘s no crystal ball, no witchery abound, just true psychic powers at work. (Note: None of Sarah‘s predictions have yet to be proven true but the future is upon us and BuddyTV has all the faith in the world in Sarah‘s psychic powers). Read more »
More fresh faces are about to be added to Mystic Falls when The Vampire Diaries return with new episodes beginning January 21. Mia Kirshner, who is perhaps best known for her portrayal of Jenny Schecter on the Showtime drama series The L Word, will join the cast on a recurring capacity, according to Entertainment Weekly‘s Michael Ausiello. Read more »
The Vampire Diaries wasn‘t initially welcomed by critics who deduced the show as yet another lame vampire series that takes the premise of its predecessors. But surprisingly, the first 10 episodes of the CW series didn‘t suck. In fact, The Vampire Diaries is now one of the latest fan sensations sweeping through pop culture, earning record breaking ratings for the network. This just proves that the vampire genre hasn‘t been saturated, even with Twilight and True Blood around. Does this mean there‘s still room for CBS‘ Moonlight? Sorry to disappoint Moonlight fans but has already looked into the possible scenario and the results are not good.  Read more »
New Year‘s Eve is a time for celebration, reflection, and of course, new (or renewed) determination to make this coming year even better than the one before. In other words, it‘s almost RESOLUTION time!We here at BuddyTV are always striving to bring you even closer to the TV characters you know and love so well, so we personally spoke* with 20 of your favorites and found out: what do they resolve to do differently in 2010?We also made some resolutions of our own, and hope you‘ll share yours with us. Have a safe, healthy, happy, and TV-filled new year, from your buddies at BuddyTV. Read more »
Remember that creepy girl Emily? She‘ll be resurfacing again on The Vampire Diaries as the series flashbacks to 1864 in which she served as Katherine‘s handmaid. According to, Emily‘s portrayer, Bianca Lawson, has been booked for the 12th episode entitled "Children of the Damned," which is scheduled to air on February 4. Read more »
Well, you have spoken and, well, the People‘s Choice Awards have been given out. For the most part, the winners were an expected bunch.House took two awards: it was voted Favorite TV Drama, and its lead, Hugh Laurie, was named Favorite TV Drama Actor. The Big Bang Theory was named Favorite TV Comedy.  Read more »
Here at BuddyTV, we really like ships. We get invested in the relationships or potential relationships of our favorite characters and we definitely get a bit obsessed. We‘ve already told you our rankings for the Best Ships of 2009, but we want you to be able to convince us otherwise. We decided to put together a video contest for the best (relation)ship of 2009. Simply watch the video below for the rules and then submit your entry.UPDATE: Due to the large number of entries winners will be announced Friday January 15! Thank you to everyone who submitted. Read more »
Vampire Diaries fans have another reason to celebrate when the show returns with new episodes beginning Thursday, January 21. According to Entertainment Weekly‘s Michael Ausiello, Melinda Clarke, who is perhaps best known for her role as Julie Cooper on The O.C., is heading to Mystic Falls. She‘ll be stirring up trouble as Kelly Donovan, Matt‘s irresponsible, hard-drinking absentee mother. Read more »
There are a few departed souls who will be resurfacing on Mystic Falls when The Vampire Diaries return with new episodes beginning January 21. One of which, according to TV Guide Magazine, is Harper, a character played by All My Children vet Sterling Sulieman.Warning: Spoilers ahead!!! Read more »
In exactly one week from now, The Vampire Diaries returns with a brand new episode that will uncover some starling clues to Mystic Falls‘ past. To shed light on "Bloodlines," the 11th episode of the series, executive producers Julie Plec and Kevin Williamson talk about what fans can look forward to. Warning: Minor spoilers ahead!!! Read more »
Jeremy, Elena‘s younger brother, has gone through a lot of things on The Vampire Diaries‘ first half of the season alone. After losing his parents, he became a destructive kid with drug addiction issues and struggled to settle into a new domestic situation under their Aunt Jenna‘s roof. He also experienced the tragic loss of his vampire girlfriend Vicky when Stefan put a steak through her heart. Thanks to Damon‘s special vampire powers that allowed him to take away Jeremy‘s suffering, Jeremy doesn‘t remember a thing about his girlfriend‘s death. But considering that things don‘t always go as planned in Mystic Falls, you can bet that there‘s a clever little twist behind all this. Warning: Spoilers ahead!!! Read more »
Remember when I told you about Melinda Clarke joining the cast of The Vampire Diaries this season? Well, here‘s another scoop that involves the former O.C. actress. Warning: Spoilers ahead!!!  Read more »
Does the name Jonathan Gilbert sound familiar to you? If it doesn‘t then clearly, you‘re not a fan of The Vampire Diaries. The show has made frequent references to Jonathan, who happens to be Elena and Jeremy‘s direct-line ancestor and an author/investor in Mystic Falls back in 1864.  Read more »
As mean and wicked as he is, Damon (Ian Somerhalder) has a soft gentle side, which we are gradually seeing as he forms a bond with Elena (Nina Dobrev) on The Vampire Diaries. However, that doesn‘t necessarily mean that Damon and Elena‘s relationship will blossom into something romantic.  In fact, Somerhalder reveals that there‘s only one woman for Damon.  Read more »
The Vampire Diaries initially gave me the impression that I‘m watching some vampire flick rip-off with a hint of Dawson‘s Creek ---no offense to Dawson‘s Creek fans. Surprisingly, it got better and better and it‘s now one of the shows I‘m looking forward to every Thursday night. However, we just might get that Dawson‘s Creek vibe again now that there are talks to bring in James Van Der Beek on the vampire series. Read more »
A vampire series wouldn‘t be great if it didn‘t have a lot of good looking actors who are more than willing to bare some skin. Luckily, The Vampire Diaries is a show that has lots of hot cast members and plenty of nudity, at least that‘s what Ian Somerhalder hints for the rest of the season.Though I‘m sure a lot of Vampire Diaries fans won‘t have a problem with Stefan or Damon flaunting their gorgeous bodies, viewers shouldn‘t expect anything close to True Blood‘s raunchy themes and scenes. Still, there‘s comfort in knowing that there will be a lot of "sexy stuff" for the rest of the season.  Read more »
There‘s good and bad news for fans of the CW‘s Thursday night schedule.  First, the bad news: after this week, both Supernatural and The Vampire Diaries will be taking a five-week hiatus, with reruns filling the Thursday night schedule through the middle of March.What‘s the good news?  When Supernatural and The Vampire Diaries return with new episodes starting March 25, their seasons will finish uninterrupted with eight brand new episodes each.  Read more »
Last week, BuddyTV posted a video from The CW that features executive producers Julie Plec and Kevin Williamson discussing the crazy stuff that will occur in this week‘s Vampire Diaries episode entitled "Fool Me Once." Something big is definitely happening and if you have no idea what‘s about to go down, check out the video preview here.Warning: Possible spoilers ahead!!! Read more »
The CW announced early renewals for next season, and one of the more surprising picks is Supernatural.  The show will officially be back for a sixth season despite creator Eric Kripke‘s original five-year plan for the series.  While Erick Kripke will be back, EW‘s Michael Ausiello is reporting that Kripke will no longer be the showrunner.  He will stay on to work on Supernatural, but according to Ausiello, writer Sera Gamble will take over showrunner duties.In addition to Supernatural, the CW has also renewed America‘s Next Top Model, The Vampire Diaries, 90210 and Gossip Girl.  The first two are hardly surprising since The Vampire Diaries and ANTM are the networks two highest-rated shows, but the others are a bit surprising.  Read more »
The Vampire Diaries appears to have a never-ending influx of hot vampire guest stars. And now that the Tomb has been opened, we can expect that things can only get better from here. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Stephen Martines will join the cast of The Vampire Diaries as a bloodsucker named Frederick, one of the vampires locked up in the Tomb. Considering how long he‘s been without blood, fans can expect him to go wild when he‘s released.  Read more »
The Vampire Diaries is one of the most talked-about shows on TV, not just because of thescintillating romances and shocking plot twists, but because of theunending parade of sexy men the show features.  From the main cast torecurring guest stars, the male cast of The Vampire Diaries is easily the sexiest collection of man flesh assembled on television.While the show is on hiatus until March 25, we‘ll be looking at five ofthe show‘s hottest stars for a closer look at their raw sex appeal. Michael Trevino‘s Tyler Lockwood may not be the most visible Vampire Diariesstar, but he‘s certainly one of the hottest, and based on Tyler‘sstoryline in the books, he‘ll be a major part of the future of theseries.  Read more »
The CW liked what it saw from Sean Faris.  According to the Hollywood Reporter, the hot young star who recently showed up on The Vampire Diaries as a hunky bloodsucking bartender landed the lead role in a new series the network is developed currently known as The Wyoming Project.The show, created by Gilmore Girls mastermind AmySherman-Palladino, centers on a young horse trainer (Faris) who takesover the family ranch and watches after his three younger sisters afterhis parents‘ death.  Think Party of Five meets Little House on the Prairie.  Read more »
The spectacle of guest stars on The Vampire Diaries just keeps getting better. When the series returns with new episodes beginning March 25, The O.C.‘s Melinda Clarke and General Hospital actor Stephen Martines will be spicing things up in Mystic Falls. But that‘s not all, according to Entertainment Weekly‘s Michael Ausiello, who reveals that 24 actor David Anders will also be joining the Vampire Diaries cast for a multi-episode arc.  Read more »
The Vampire Diaries has given us one hell of a season so far, from the shocking twists to the string of gorgeous looking actors guest-starring as vampires to spice up Mystic Falls. When the show returns with new episodes beginning March 25, we‘ll meet more characters in the form of 24‘s David Anders, General Hospital‘s Stephen Martines, The O.C.‘s Melinda Clarke and Sunset Beach‘s Dax Griffin. But as The Vampire Diaries further explores the mysteries of the Tomb, it‘s safe to assume that more and more new faces will pop up in Mystic Falls.  Read more »
With all the shocking twists and turns on The Vampire Diaries, it‘s hard to imagine what will happen when the show returns with new episodes beginning March 25, let alone predict how things will play out in the season finale. Luckily, the cast and crew of this CW drama have managed to spill several teasers about the rest of the season during this weekend‘s Paley Fest.Warning: This article contains spoilers on the upcoming episodes of The Vampire Diaries. Read more »
If you‘ve enjoyed all the unexpected twists and turns on The Vampire Diaries so far, then be ready for another massive wave of surprises when the show officially returns with new episodes beginning March 25. Spoiler Warning: After the jump, you‘ll find several details about the upcoming episodes, courtesy of TV Guide, so read no further if you don‘t want to be spoiled.  Read more »
Not much has been said about Jonathan Gilbert on The Vampire Diaries and so far, every spoiler about him has been pretty vague, making him mystifying all the more. But luckily, David Anders (24, Heroes) has managed to spill a few details to Starry Magazine about his highly anticipated character on the vampire series that will hopefully help fans understand the mystery that is Jonathan Gilbert. Warning: This article contains spoilers about David Anders‘ character on The Vampire Diaries! Read more »
After revealing The Vampire Diaries‘ roster of guest stars in the coming episodes, more and more photos are gradually surfacing to give fans a sneak peek of the new characters who will be gracing Mystic Falls. Yesterday, we saw Melinda Clarke‘s Vampire Diaries debut photo as Matt‘s absentee mother, Kelly. Now it‘s time to get a glimpse of David Anders as Jonathan Gilbert.See Melinda Clarke‘s Vampire Diaries Debut Photo Read more »
On March 25, Vampire Diaries fans will finally meet Matt‘s absentee mother, Kelly, in the form of Melinda Clarke. As BuddyTV reported previously, the former O.C. actress will be spicing things up with her sudden reappearance, which spells disaster for some of the residence of Mystic Falls.   Read more »
After a shocking new Vampire Diaries where the Tomb was opened,Katherine wasn‘t inside and the other vampires woke up, fans are leftwith a long wait.  New episodes of The Vampire Diaries don‘t return until March 25, but for now, savor every last drop of the latest trailer.Will Damon continue his search for Katherine now that he knows sheisn‘t that into him?  Will Stefan and Elena finally be happy?  How willBonnie cope with the death of her grandma?  Will Matt and Caroline makeit?  What does Jeremy‘s new Bing obsession with vampires mean?  Andmost importantly, will Tyler get an actual story?  Read more »
The Bachelor recently just ended its run on ABC but on The Vampire Diaries, the quest for love has only just begun. On March 25, the CW series returns for the remaining episodes of its pilot season, kicking off with an installment that puts the spotlight on Damon as one of Mystic Falls‘ most eligible bachelors. Read more »
SPOILER WARNING: This article contains details about events in TheVampire Diaries book series that haven‘t been revealed on the show. Turn back now if you don‘t want to know more.Among the many shocking twists and turns on The Vampire Diarieswas the return of Tyler Lockwood.  Sure, he didn‘t do anything otherthan mock Jeremy, Matt and Caroline while consuming all thebooze and drugs he could find, but he was there nonetheless.  Read more »
The Vampire Diaries brought an end to the Tomb chapter of its story intypically shocking and twist-filled fashion.  Every single charactergathered at the Tomb for the grand unveiling of Katherine and the 26other vampires inside.Stefan wastes little time rescuing Bonnie and Elena by scaring the crapout of the incredibly useless Ben.  Anna still has plans to be therewhen Damon gets the Tomb opened to rescue her mother, but first Elenahas to convince Damon to work with her and Stefan again. Read more »
There‘s no TV more fascinating or compelling right now than Damon Salvatore on The Vampire Diaries. Ian Somerhalder‘s performance is equal parts fun and horror, and justwhen it looks like he‘s going to be a good guy, he shows us just howevil he can be.That‘s especially true in the latest video clip from this week‘s new episode of The Vampire Diaries. The episode, "Fool Me Once," brings an end to the Tomb chapter andfinds Stefan worried about Elena being taken by Anna, especially sinceshe still has some vampire blood in her.  Check out the clip below toget excited for this week‘s episode.  Read more »
Next week is going to be a big episode of The Vampire Diaries.  Theshow‘s executive producers, in a new video preview, promise that theTomb chapter will come to an end in a big way.  Once again, The VampireDiaries proves its uniqueness by not waiting until the end of theseason to drag out Katherine‘s Tomb.  Instead, just like with the Vickistory, there will be a certain amount of closure.  Read more »
The Vampire Dairies has proven once again that it‘s one of the most shocking shows on TV nowadays with tonight‘s episode, "A Few Good Men." This week, we meet Matt‘s long-lost mother in the form of Melinda Clarke, learn more about the vampire who escaped from the Tomb, and the mystery that is Isobel.Catch up on The Vampire Diaries by reading our recap of "Fool Me Once." Read more »
The Vampire Diaries returned with a bang but it appears that we ain‘t seen nothing yet. In this week‘s episode alone, "There Goes the Neighborhood," Pearl and Anna resurface to tell Damon about their diabolical plan which will drastically change everything in Mystic Falls should they succeed.  Read more »
"Fool Me Once," the 14th episode of The Vampire Diaries, has left fans with so many unresolved issues, one of which is the aftermath of Damon‘s discovery that the love of his life Katherine was not in the tomb and no longer cared about him. We‘ll learn more about this when the show returns with new episodes beginning March 25 but for now, you can catch a glimpse of the 15th episode "A Few Good Men" after the jump. Read more »
In between the introduction of a house full of vampires recently released from the Tomb and the world‘s worst double date starring Matt, Caroline, Elena and Stefan, The Vampire Diaries was all about Jeremy Gilbert.The sweet younger brother of Elena has been sidelined since having his memory wiped of Vicki, but his relationship with Anna took one giant leap forward when he finally put two and two together and discovered that she‘s a vampire.  It feels like he came to that conclusion a lot faster than Elena did with Stefan.  Read more »
Romance is in the air as The Vampire Diaries continues to focus on Elena and Stefan, and two other budding relationships. In spite of all the odd twists and turns in Mystic Falls, Elena remains in love with Stefan, at least for now, while Caroline and Matt are going strong regardless of the arrival of Matt‘s rude absentee mother, Kelly. Jeremy and Anna, on the other hand, have not had any progress in their relationship, if you can even call it that, but it seems that things are about to change in the episode "There Goes the Neighborhood." Read more »
The chemistry between Elena and Damon is burning slowly but surely on The Vampire Diaries but we have proof that things are only going to get better from what we‘ve witnesses so far, thanks to Entertainment Weekly, which first posted the photo. In an upcoming episode, Elena finds herself competing with Caroline in the beauty pageant "Miss Mystic Falls," and as a result, she ends up recruiting Damon as her partner.Spoiler warning: More details about the episode are revealed after the jump.   Read more »
Up to now, Stefan has been a relatively boring character on The Vampire Diaries.  He‘s the White Knight, the relentless do-gooder who saves the day and gets the girl every week.  But now, Stefan is turning to the dark side, which is the best thing that could‘ve happened to him.In this episode of The Vampire Diaries, old wounds were opened.  For Jeremy and Matt it came in the form of the discovery of Vicki‘s body, which will open a can of worms Damon, Stefan and Elena hoped would remain closed.  The bombshell also offered the chance to understand Jeremy‘s true motivations for wanting to turn into a vampire (to be with Vicki, not Anna) and it saw the reappearance of the Lockwoods.  Read more »
After seeing what went down in last week‘s episode of The Vampire Diaries, we can expect things to get complicated and the Founder‘s Day party appears to be the perfect venue for everything to muddle up.  Read more »
Only a couple of episodes left before The Vampire Diaries concludes its first season but before that happens, we can expect the show to lay plenty of twists and turns, including the emergence of werewolves, Stefan‘s dark side and a major death of a series regular. Warning: Spoilers ahead! Read more »
Aren‘t you just dying to meet John Gilbert? Well, tonight‘s the night we finally set our sights on Elena‘s uncle on The Vampire Diaries and his sudden arrival in Mystic Falls certainly raises a few questions, at least for Elena, Jeremy and Damon. Read more »
The Vampire Diaries is in the home stretch with Stefan‘s new love of human blood and the arrival of the very knowledgeable Uncle John Gilbert.  This week‘s episode, "Miss Mystic Falls," takes place during a town beauty pageant, but it‘s the vampire drama behind the scenes that will cause the real fireworks.Check out these two clips from this week‘s episode of The Vampire Diaries.  Read more »
Tomorrow I‘ll be interviewing Vampire Diaries star Matt Davis, who plays vampire-slaying history teacher Alaric Saltzman.  If you have a question for Davis, leave it in the comments section below and we‘ll try to get answers to your most burning questions.(Imnages courtesy of the CW) Read more »
The much awaited Founder‘s Day Gala happens tonight on The Vampire Diaries and you‘re all invited to witness the turbulent events surrounding the beauty pageant that puts Elena and Caroline against each other and other girls from town, including Tina Fell (guest star Autumn Dial) and Amber Bradley (guest star Spencer Locke), for the title of "Miss Mystic Falls." Read more »
What‘s in store for the final four episodes of the first season of The Vampire Diaries?  Don‘t worry, there won‘t be aliens, though star Matt Davis, who plays vampire-slaying history teacher Alaric Saltzman, did recently have a close encounter of the strange kind.I spoke to the elder statesman of The Vampire Diaries (at almost 32, he‘s technically the oldest series regular) about Alaric‘s relationship with Damon, his reunion with Isobel, getting killed off, and a very elaborate alien prank someone on the set is pulling on him.  Read more »
The Vampire Diaries is ready to go back to the past one more time this season with next week‘s "Blood Brothers."  The episode focuses on Stefan detoxing from his human blood addiction, causing memories from when he and Damon were first turned into vampires.Check out two clips from this episode below.  Read more »
We‘ve seen Stefan when he‘s sober and we‘ve also seen him when he‘s drunk, whether on alcohol or on human blood. But now it‘s time to really turn the tables on The Vampire Diaries and reveal Stefan for who he really is: a closet blood junkie!  Read more »
If there‘s one thing The Vampire Diaries has thought us, it‘s that Mystic Falls is a town rich in secrets. This week, everyone seems to be hiding something from someone, whether it‘s Elena concealing the truth about Vicki‘s death to Jeremy, Stefan denying his monster of a drinking problem to his girlfriend and brother Damon or Uncle John Gilbert, who remains to be one big question mark.  Read more »
Will Anna turn Jeremy into a vampire? Hopefully, we‘ll find out in this week‘s episode The Vampire Diaries entitled "Let The Right One In." So far, Jeremy has been sidelined to make room for other major storylines, including Katherine, the tomb and Elena‘s birthmother, but the arrival of Anna in his life has made the idea of Jeremy‘s turning possible, and this consequently puts him in the spotlight. Here‘s why. Read more »
If there‘s one person who could get on Elena‘s nerves, it‘s Damon. Aside from the fact that he turned her birthmother into a vampire, he‘s also a self-serving psychopath with no redeeming qualities, well at least in the eyes of Elena. In the next episode of The Vampire Diaries, we‘ll get to see more of Elena‘s snarky attitude whenever Damon‘s around but you can check out the clip after the jump for a sneak peek. Read more »
The Vampire Diaries is officially back with answers and tons of new mysteries, proving that this series is well worth the long wait. Hopefully, tonight‘s episode entitled "A Few Good Men" will shed light on the repercussions of the events that transpired in "Fool Me Once," including the aftermath of Grams‘ death, the aftermath of opening the tomb and the aftermath of Damon‘s discovery that Katherine wasn‘t in the tomb and no longer cared about him.Catch up on the last episode of The Vampire Diaries here. Read more »
Tonight‘s episode of The Vampire Diaries marks the last new installment of the series before it takes a five-week hiatus. While the news of a long break is a big bummer, there‘s comfort in knowing that the 14th episode will answer a lot of our burning questions and leave us with enough mysteries and twists to chew on while waiting for The Vampire Diaries to return in March. Read more »
Just when you thought the story on The Vampire Diaries was asrich and complex as possible, things get a lot more interesting.  In1864, there are a ton of revelations, mostly that Damon really did loveand want Katherine to turn him.  Also, Anna is the daughter of an oldvampire friend of Katherine‘s named Pearl who is one of the other 26vampires in the Tomb.In the present, there are just as many big twists.  Alaric tells Stefanabout what Damon did to his wife.  Damon learns the truth about Anna. And Stefan tracks down Emily‘s spellbook in his father‘s grave, onlyDamon takes it.  That probably won‘t matter since hunky bartender Benkidnaps Bonnie after she finds out he‘s a vampire and Anna kidnapsElena.  I say this every week, but The Vampire Diaries continues to impress me.  More happens in every episode than happens in an entire season of most shows.  Read more »
One of the many things I love about The Vampire Diaries is the dense,rich backstory from 1864.  "Children of the Damned" was the secondepisode to provide flashbacks into the time the Salvatore brothers fellin love with the vampire Katherine, and it just added more mysteriesand more mythology to the series.  At this point, The Vampire Diaries could spend an entire season in 1864 and I‘d be happy.The latest trip introduced the vampire Pearl and her daughter Annabel(aka present-day Anna), a duo working with Katherine in Mystic Falls. Knowing that Pearl is one of the 26 other vampires in Katherine‘s Tombopens the door to one major question: who are the other 25?  Read more »
The Vampire Diaries sheds light on what caused the rift in Damon and Stefan‘s relationship with the flashback episode "Children of the Damned." Tonight, more secrets about Mystic Falls will be revealed, including the Salvatore family history, when Stefan and Damon recall the events that transpired in the year 1864.   Read more »
If you enjoyed all the shocking twists in last week‘s episode, then you‘ll love what The Vampire Diaries has in store for you in "Children of the Damned," an installment where we go back in time yet again. After all, any flashback episode involving vampires is just plain fun to watch.  Read more »
The Vampire Diaries had a ton of huge twists and revelations in thelatest episode, including several new vampires who are just asinterested in opening Katherine‘s Tomb as Damon is.  But perhaps themost surprising twist came when Aunt Jenna realized that Isobel, AlaricSaltzman‘s wife who was killed by Damon, is Elena‘s mother.This curveball complicates matters on The Vampire Diaries by alot, adding to the intense soap opera-style storylines.  It adds plentyof layers to the series.  Stefan tried to save Elena‘s parents whileDamon killed one.  Just when Damon was starting to seem like a goodguy, this horrible act is made even worse.  And most importantly, therevelation of Elena‘s mother adds about a thousand questions into themix.  Read more »
I‘m not sure how The Vampire Diaries does it, but the shockingtwists continue to pile up with several "Holy Crap!" moments in everyepisode.  This week, we get three new vampire revelations, a tie toKatherine, and the identity of Elena‘s biological mother.First, we meet the mystery vampire who caused Elena‘s car crash.  He‘sNoah, but he‘s dead by the end of this episode thanks to Stefan andDamon channeling their inner Jack Bauer.  Using their enhancedinterrogation techniques, they learn that Noah is also working on a wayto open Katherine‘s Tomb, because she had more friends than just theSalvatores. Read more »
Looks like everyone‘s a sucker for a decade-themed high school dance, and that includes the characters of The Vampire Diaries. Tonight there‘s a 1950s dance party in Mystic Falls and you‘re all invited to enjoy the colorful costumes and music, not to mention the mystery that‘s about to unfold when Stefan and Damon attempt to figure out the identity of the new vampire in town. To catch up on last week‘s episode, read our recap of "Elena and Damon‘s Excellent Adventure." Read more »
The hardest working person at The Vampire Diaries might be thecostume designer.  Forgetting about the modern clothes (which,thankfully, Stefan and Damon don‘t wear that often), the show also hasperiod flashbacks to the 1860s and now, the kids are going to a ‘50sdance.In next week‘s episode, "Unpleasantville," the school throws a ‘50sstyle dance, giving everyone the chance to play dress up.  But thatdoesn‘t help uncomplicated matters for Elena, who apparently has twodates.  Check out two new video clips from the episode below.  Read more »
The Vampire Diaries is a lot like 24, and not just because Paul Wesleyappeared on both shows this week.  While every new character introducedon 24 is instantly under scrutiny as a mole, every new Vampire Diaries character is a possible vampire.Such is the case with Anna, the awkward home schooled girl Jeremyflirted with in the library.  This new girl comes out of nowhere, isallegedly "home schooled" and has an intense interest in vampiremythology and old family journals.  Read more »
The Vampire Diaries is officially back and what better way to celebrate the first episode of the new year than to bring in new faces, new alliances and new supernatural adventures.  You‘ve probably already heard a lot of spoilers and speculations about what‘s in store for "Bloodlines," the 11th episode of the series. After the jump, though, you‘ll find an even more detailed teaser of tonight‘s installment.Spoiler Warning: Stop reading if you want to go into "Bloodlines" completely blind.  Read more »
The Vampire Diaries had a huge start in 2009 with great ratings,a loyal fan base and a People‘s Choice Award for Favorite New Drama. Can the show keep that momentum up in 2010?Yes, and that is almost entirely due to Ian Somerhalder.  Thedelightful joy he takes in playing the sinister but charming DamonSalvatore is getting stronger as The Vampire Diaries realizes he‘s the real star of this show. Read more »
The Vampire Diaries is back this week and it looks fans will have to get used to some changes starting with the episode "Bloodlines."  Surprisingly, Elena is with Damon while Bonnie is stuck with Stefan, albeit temporarily and not for romantic reasons. After the jump, you‘ll find two recently released clips by the CW that give you an idea on what brought these characters who rarely hang out together.   Read more »
The Vampire Diaries can‘t come any sooner but at least, we can get a sneak peek at what‘s to come when the show returns with new episodes beginning January 21. As some of you many know, The Vampire Diaries will kick off the new year with a very Damon and Elena-centric story--- which is not really that surprising considering how things left off between Elena and Stefan.Warning: Spoilers ahead! Read more »
The Vampire Diaries closed out the first half of the season with plentyof turning points.  Stefan and Elena finally had sex, Damon learnedthat there‘s someone else trying to open Katherine‘s tomb, and mostshocking of all, Elena was in a horrific car accident.While driving away from Stefan after learning she looks exactly likeKatherine, his former lover, she encountered a shadowy figure in themiddle of the road and flipped her car about 23 times.  Miraculously,she remained conscious after the trauma, but the real bad news camewhen she saw the person she hit put his or her bones back into placeand walked ominously towards Elena.  Read more »
The last episode of The Vampire Diaries in 2009 definitely hadplenty of turning points, as the episode‘s title suggested.  Elena hadtwo major turning points, Damon had one, Jeremy and Tyler had one, Mattand Caroline had one and even Alaric had one.And if you count death, I suppose Logan had one too.  The Vampire Diaries had plenty for everyone, unless you‘re a Bonnie fan.  Then you got screwed because she wasn‘t in the episode at all. Read more »
We won‘t be seeing Damon, Stefan, Elena and the rest of the townies of Mystic Falls for several weeks so we can expect the mid-season finale of The Vampire Diaries to leave us with enough lingering mysteries to sink our teeth into while we wait for the show‘s return in January. A lot of weird things have already happened so far, including Bonnie being possessed by Emily, the arrival of the mysterious Alaric Saltzman and dead Logan coming back to life, but "The Turning Point" ups the ante as it introduces Stefan and Damon‘s new competition and gives us more insight on the town‘s founding families. Read more »
Get ready for a bloody mid-season finale with The Vampire Diaries‘10th episode this Thursday at 8pm on the CW.  This will be the last newepisode of the series for a while, but fear not.  It was recentlyannounced that fans will get to rewatch the entire series the week ofDecember 14.  Read more »
Just when you thought The Vampire Diaries had run out of twistsand turns, last night‘s episode proved there‘s an endless supply ofshocks for fans.  First was the revelation that Damon was trying tobring Katherine and 26 other vampires back to life for a killing spree,then Damon bit Bonnie when she burned the necklace, and finally, theepisode ended with Aunt Jenna‘s dead ex-boyfriend Logan coming back, invampire form.Those are just some of the reasons, The Vampire Diaries climbedto new heights last night with more than 4.5 million viewers, thehighest since the season premiere.  While other shows drop in viewersevery week, The Vampire Diaries had been in a steady climb for the past four episodes, but in terms of viewers and quality.  Read more »
Bonnie was placed center stage this week on The Vampire Diariesas her witch ancestry came into play.  Her long-gone relative Emily,Katherine‘s hand maiden, returns to stop Damon‘s Diabolical MasterPlan, which is revealed.Elsewhere, Aunt Jenna gets a new boyfriend in the form of new historyteacher Alaric Saltzman, a man who wears big rings and doesn‘t come inunless he‘s invited.  But that‘s the least of Jenna‘s relationshipproblems. Read more »
History seems to always repeat itself in the world of vampire lore and The Vampire Diaries is no different. In tonight‘s episode, we learn more about the mystery behind the coveted medallion and the real reason why Damon returned to Mystic Falls.After witnessing all the odd twists and turns in the last couple of episodes, including the recent death of vampire Lexi, we‘re inclined to believe more than ever that anything can really happen on The Vampire Diaries. "History Repeating" takes us back to Emily‘s past as Caroline, Bonnie and Elena hold a seance to invoke Emily‘s spirit to help them decide what to do with the medallion, which has put a wedge in Bonnie and Caroline‘s friendship. (A little refresher courtesy of Stefan reminds us that Emily, who owned the medallion, was a witch and was Katherine‘s handmaid.)  Read more »
The next episode of The Vampire Diaries promises to put Bonnieand her witch past center stage.  In this new video clip from theupcoming episode, we get a rare Bonnie-Damon interaction, and as healways does, Damon pours on the charm.  Read more »
The Vampire Diaries is going full steam ahead, scoring anotherimpressive 4.2 million viewers with last night‘s episode, improving forthe third week in a row.  Starting the amazing "Lost Girls," The Vampire Diaries has steadily risen, going against what most shows usually see.  Read more »
I hope this doesn‘t become a pattern.  The Vampire Diaries introduced another new female vampire in last night‘s episode, but by the end, she was dead.  What a waste of over 300 years.This marked the second consecutive episode of The Vampire Diaries in which a Salvatore brother stakes another vampire.  I guess they really want to be the only ones in Mystic Falls.  Read more »
The Vampire Diaries didn‘t stop the exciting plot developments withanother episode that saw Stefan celebrate his 162nd birthday with hisoldest friend, another lady vampire named Lexi.  We also got movementon Bonnie‘s witch storyline, a new possible romance and one crazyending.But the big story is Lexi, the fun and old vampire who shows up toparty with Stefan, wear a towel and distract Elena and fight Damon. But in the end, despite being stronger, Damon‘s intelligence won outand he got the upper hand by launching his Diabolical Master Plan.  Read more »
Now that the minx of Mystic Falls is gone, it‘s time to deal with the aftermath of Damon‘s little mess in the eighth episode of The Vampire Diaries entitled "162 Candles." Although Damon has erased Jeremy‘s memories and planted new ones so he won‘t remember that Vicki turned into a vampire, tried to attack him and Elena and then was killed by Stefan with a wooden stake, Vicki‘s brother Matt knows that something‘s seriously wrong with his sister so he‘s not going to just accept that she left town and won‘t be back.  Read more »
The Vampire Diaries is on a roll with the latest episode getting 4.2million viewers, the highest since the premiere.  With Vicki dead, it‘stime to move on to the next chapter of the story, and next week‘sepisode will definitely do that."162 Candles" focuses on Stefan‘s backstory when an old friend comes tovisit, and by old, I mean over 300 years.  But with Damon erasingJeremy‘s memory and Elena trying to keep Stefan‘s secret, will theirbreak-up stick, or will Stefan and Elena reignite their romance?  Read more »
This week‘s new episode of The Vampire Diaries is sure to beanother great one.  Not only is new vampire Vicki going to learn allabout how to live as one of the undead, but it‘s also Halloween, whichis the perfect holiday for a show about vampires.  Read more »
The Vampire Diaries celebrated Halloween with an episode sure to dividefans.  While the first six episodes were all building up to a greatboil, the show made one big change this week by killing off a major andbeloved character, for real.The episode explored Vicki‘s newfound vampire abilities while everyone around her worried about what was happening.  The Vampire Diarieshad more great lines, witty Damon moments, and just a little bit ofBonnie‘s witchy adventure to move her story forward a tiny bit more. But here are my five favorite moments, all of which include my twofavorite characters, Vicki and Damon. Read more »
The Vampire Diaries certainly shocked viewers by killing off newvampire Vicki on last night‘s episode, but that‘s not what was supposedto happen.  In a new interview with EW‘s Michael Ausiello, Kayla Ewell,who played Vicki, revealed the real story behind her character‘s death.In the interview, she said that the original draft had Jeremy killingVicki in order to protect his sister.  They even filmed that scene,Ewell left town, and a week later the producers called her back toreshoot the ending we saw with Stefan as the killer.  Read more »
The Vampire Diaries came back stronger than ever with a fantasticHalloween-themed episode, a huge shocking twist, and 4.2 millionviewers, a new best since the season premiere.  But the moment stuck ineveryone‘s minds was the sudden and shocking death of Vicki.  Only thistime, it was for real.In the last episode, Damon bit Vicki and turned her into a vampire,boosting the character and giving Vicki a major role in the series.  Itlooked like she would become a leading lady, and the whole episodefocused on how she adapted to her new afterlife life.  But then sheturned, biting Jeremy while making out with him and then attackingElena, forcing Stefan to shove a stake through her heart, endingVicki‘s fantastic run.  Read more »
Stefan finally came out as a vampire and Damon got his awesome strengthback on The Vampire Diaries, but this episode wasn‘t about the boyvampires.  Sure, they‘re very, very pretty to look at, but now it‘stime for the lady vampires to shine, because for the first time, thereARE lady vampires!The Vampire Diaries decided to up the ante by using flashbacks to 1864(complete with totally inauthentic dialogue and absolutely no Southernaccents) and by making one of the series regulars turn into a vampire. As if that wasn‘t cool enough, it‘s also my favorite non-Damoncharacter.  And the fantastic streak of randomly killing off minorrecurring characters continues!  Read more »
Tonight on The Vampire Diaries, we finally hear Stefan utter those three little words we‘ve been longing to hear: "I‘m a vampire!" The Salvatore secret is almost out and we see everything unravel in the episode "Lost Girls," which picks up right where we left off last week. Read more »
At last, the time has come for Elena to learn the truth about Stefan on The Vampire Diaries. After five episodes of pondering all the evidence (all the mystery, the animal attacks, the miraculously healing wound from the football game, and the names in the old town registry) pointing to the fact that he is a vampire, Stefan finally comes clean to Elena, who, as you would have expected, doesn‘t take the news very well. And her quick google search about vampires in the fiction world has only made matters worse. Read more »
Big things are happening on The Vampire Diaries as Elena has finally become clued in to Stefan‘s secret life as a vampire.  Next week‘s episode will really open the door for The Vampire Diaries, seeing how Elena reacts to the news and where the story goes from there.And in an equally interesting story, Damon regained his strength byfeeding off Vicki...again.  Seriously, what is it about that girl,because it seems like everyone wants a piece of her?  Read more »
After five painfully long episodes of The Vampire Diaries, ElenaGilbert finally grew a brain and realized there‘s something off abouther boyfriend Stefan Salvatore: he‘s a vampire.  It was one of thoseclassic "No duh" TV moments, but also quite cool because it means theshow can stop being about secrets and lies and start being aboutkick-ass vampires and the women who love them.But why did it take Elena so long to figure out that Stefan is undead.  Didn‘t she realize the title of her show is The Vampire Diaries? Perhaps it was just a lack of general awareness.  So to help preventany women from suffering Elena‘s fate, here are six simple clues thatthe man you‘re dating is actually a vampire.  Read more »
If there‘s one thing I‘ve learned from The Vampire Diaries, it‘s that you can‘t keep a bad guy down for long, much less a hot wicked vampire. So how can Damon possibly breakout of the Salvatore basement? We find out tonight in the episode "You‘re Undead To Me." But before anything else, here‘s what happened so far: Elena and Stefan went to the town‘s annual Founder‘s Party where Damon gave Elena a history lesson about the Salvatores. Elena then confronted Stefan but he refused to open up about anything in his life, leading Elena to think that Damon‘s right. With the help of Zach, Stefan spiked Damon‘s date Caroline and now has him locked in a cellar, while we learned that Caroline‘s mom, Jenna‘s ex and Tyler‘s parents are all part of a secret council on the lookout for vampires. For a more detailed recap, check out this article. Read more »
It‘s Thursday and we‘re all cordially invited to witness the fun as Damon (Ian Somerhalder) tries to ruin Elena (Nina Dobrev) and Stefan‘s (Paul Wesley) first official date. After a few bites and squabbles on last week‘s "Friday Night Bites" episode, The Vampire Diaries will offer a glimpse into the Salvatore family‘s past as Elena asks Stefan to accompany her to the town‘s annual Founder‘s Party, where we see them kissing and dancing.  Read more »
We‘re only three episodes into The Vampire Diaries, and already I have characters who I love and characters who I hate.  I love Damon and Caroline...and that‘s pretty much it.My problem with the rest of the cast of The Vampire Diariesisn‘t that they‘re awful characters, just that they are incrediblystupid.  They all exhibit clear signs of idiocy, and if they could justcure themselves of this one ailment, they‘d be a lot better.  Read more »
Tonight, Damon and Caroline take the spotlight on The Vampire Diaries which should be a refreshing change after the all the cheesy and painfully boring courtship between Stefan and Elena. And judging from how things went down last episode, in which Damon bit Caroline during some hot bedroom action, I bet things could only get better from here. Read more »
Next week‘s episode of The Vampire Diaries, titled "Friday NightBites," is allegedly about Stefan joining the school‘s football team. But based on these two new clips from the episode, the real story isthe utterly fantastic relationship between Damon and Caroline.As the title suggests, I‘m officially declaring them the new Spike andHarmony, and unless you were brain-dead during the past decade, youknow that would be the bad boy vampire played by James Marsters and hisperky blonde cheerleader girlfriend played by Mercedes McNab on Buffy the Vampire Slayer.  Read more »
Dear Vampire Diary,The second episode of The Vampire Diaries means twice the angst,twice the sexiness and because both Stefan and Elena get to narrate,twice as many pretentious voiceovers as Grey‘s Anatomy.  It‘s kind of like if Meredith Grey were in love with a boy version of herself.However, all their staring and brooding and allegedly "epic" romance isdull, even when they share their diary entries before having apassionate kiss.  In the words of Meredith Grey, "Seriously?" Read more »
There‘s no telling how far Damon would go to get what he wants but it‘s pretty clear from the pilot episode of The Vampire Diaries that he‘s dead serious in making Stefan‘s life miserable, whether it means letting Stefan take the blame for a recent attack or coming in between Stefan and his love interest Elena. And it looks as though the love triangle officially begins tonight in the episode called "The Night of the Comet." Read more »
After getting the highest premiere rating in the CW‘s short history, The Vampire Diariesis off to a fast start, but can the second episode keep up thatmomentum?  The CW released two clips from the episode that hope toanswer that question as we see what kind of show The Vampire Diaries will become. Read more »
One of the best things about being a teenage girl in love with avampire is that there‘s probably a second, equally hot vampire who isalso in love with you.  Such is the "dilemma" for Elena on The Vampire Diaries.  Yes, she is clearly in love with Stefan from the start, but things aren‘t always that simple.As we know, a girl who looked just like Elena a long time ago once camebetween the Salvatore brothers, and both were hopelessly in love withher.  Already Damon has developed a disturbing fascination with Elena,but is that a road you want to see her go down, or are you firmly inthe Stelena camp?  Read more »
The ratings are in, and it looks like vampires aren‘t going anywhere.  Last night‘s series premiere of the CW‘s The Vampire Diaries was watched by 4.8 million viewers, and that‘s without any additional DVR numbers.Just how big is that for the CW?  It‘s on par with last year‘s much-hyped premiere of 90210, which was the CW‘s highest-rated premiere ever.  However, I suspect the fall-off into the second week won‘t be as huge, since The Vampire Diaries doesn‘t suck nearly as much as that did.  Read more »
Dear Diary,There‘s some crazy stuff going on in The Vampire Diaries. Thistown, Mystic Falls, seems like an average place where all the"teenagers" are ridiculously hot with outrageously fantasticvocabularies, and they‘re all somehow connected to each other throughvarious hook-ups and family ties.  In other words, it‘s just like Dawson‘s Creek. But then there‘s this new kid and he‘s totally my brand of heroin.  Helooks a bit like that Robert Pattinson guy, only with more manageablehair.  His name is Stefan Salvatore, the dreamy and mysterious new kidin town, only he‘s not a kid, he‘s a centuries-old vampire!  Read more »
Is it really worth all the hype? We find out tonight as The Vampire Diaries makes its debut at 8pm right before Supernatural returns for its fifth season on The CW. I admit I have my doubts about this show simply because it gives me the impression that I‘m watching some vampire flick rip-off with a hint of Dawson‘s Creek ---no offense to Dawson‘s Creek fans. Somehow, after all the preview clips and mostly positive reviews, I‘ve decide to give it try and I‘m now inclined to believe that it‘s not all bad. Read more »
Earlier this month, we reported about a major death this season on The Vampire Diaries. And since we only have three episodes left before the first season comes to a close, more clues are surfacing as to who might bite the dust in the finale. At this point, though, the identity of the character being killed off is still unknown but E! Online has eliminated yet another person from the "death list," narrowing down our choices to five. Warning: Spoilers revealed after the jump.  Read more »
We‘ve seen the down side of what human blood can do to Stefan in "Miss Mystic Falls" but there‘s also a silver lining amidst this whole ordeal. For one thing, it makes room for more adorable Elena-Damon moments. But more importantly, Stefan‘s addiction takes us back to the 1860s--which is always a good thing on The Vampire Diaries.    Read more »
And now we know the rest of the story--that is the story behind how Stefan and Damon came to be vampires on The Vampire Diaries. Though I always knew that Katherine was responsible for the Salvatore brothers‘ transition, I never expected the little twists and turns that came along in the flashback scenes, let alone the casualties and delightfully surprising revelations at the end of this episode. More on the highlights of "Blood Brothers" after the jump. Read more »
There are only two episodes left this season on The Vampire Diaries, and the shocking arrival of Elena‘s birth mother, the vampire Isobel, is sure to cause some chaos.  Next week‘s episode, appropriately titled "Isobel," will focus on everyone dealing with the arrival of the vampire mama.Check out a video preview from this episode of The Vampire Diaries.  Read more »
Ever since Matt Davis joined the cast of The Vampire Diaries, his character Alaric Saltzman has become front and center with all the twists and turns in Mystic Falls. Not surprisingly, fans are curious to find out what‘s in store for the charming yet mystifying vampire slayer, and it looks like we‘ll be seeing more of him, literally, as the season comes to a close. Read more »
If you like daydreaming about dating your favorite TV characters, then you‘re not alone. After all, TV Land might just be the best place to find that perfect hunk, whether you‘re looking for someone who will knock you off your feet with grand romantic gestures, a knight in shining armor who will rescue you from serial killers or that special friend with benefits. We asked and you answered the call for your favorite TV boyfriends. Here‘s who made the short list:  Read more »
The Vampire Diaries is indeed going into an interesting direction with tonight‘s episode which is all about the mystery that is Isobel. You see she‘s now lurking in Mystic Falls just as Alaric was about to give up on her. Coincidentally or not, she also surfaces shortly after the arrival of Jonathan Gilbert. Are they working together? We find out in the penultimate episode of the season entitled "Isobel." Read more »
The CW announced part of its summer plans today, and the schedule includes a double dose of vampire action on Thursday nights.  Starting June 3, repeats from the first season of The Vampire Diaries will be paired with Moonlight, the 2007 CBS vampire drama starring Alex O‘Loughlin.The moves demonstrates that the CW is going after the vampire audience in a big way, and that The Vampire Diaries is the new lynchpin of the network.  Moonlight has grown into a cult classic and helped make O‘Loughlin a beloved hunk.  Read more »
There are a lot of things going on in tonight‘s episode of The Vampire Diaries but the main focus is on Elena. On one hand, she‘s dealing with the fact that her spiteful birthmother is in town. On the other, she‘s also dealing with an angry brother who doesn‘t want anything to do with her. Plus, there‘s a bunch of other stuff like tainted friendships, hidden romantic feelings and some daddy drama. More on the highlights of the episode "Isobel" after the jump. Read more »
With only one episode left on The Vampire Diaries, Stefan is getting more and more worried about Damon and Elena‘s "friendship" and so are a lot of Stefan-Elena fans. And why wouldn‘t they? It looks like Damon‘s true feelings for Elena is becoming more and more blatant, thanks to his constant flirty little comments and his "eye thing." Check out these clips from the "Founder‘s Day" and see for yourself. Read more »
Founder‘s Day has finally arrived in Mystic Falls and that means it‘s time to bid farewell to the first season of The Vampire Diaries. But as promised, the show is going out with a big bang--complete with fireworks that will literally signify the end for some of our favorite characters. Read more »
The Vampire Diaries has given us one hell of a season, which has managed to tap on various mysteries--from Katherine, the never-ending tension between the Salvatore brothers, the colorful history of Mystic Falls, vampire slayers, and witches to Elena‘s birth parents. But at the end of the day (or better yet at the end of this season), it all boils down to the Tomb vampires versus the Founding families. And Founder‘s Day might as well serve as the perfect battleground for this centuries-old war.The people behind The Vampire Diaries really did live up to its promise to deliver an ending that will leave viewers breathless so I‘ve decided to rundown the most shocking moments on tonight‘s finale. Read more »
The CW‘s Upfront presentation is this Thursday when the network will announce its fall lineup including new shows, returning shows, and new timeslots.  While we know some things (six shows have already been renewed), the rest of the schedule is still a mystery.One thing that could definitely change is when fans can watch the sixth season of Supernatural.  The show was already renewed, but its Thursday timeslot at 9pm might be in jeopardy. Read more »
The Vampire Diaries just successfully wrapped up its first season but the hype surrounding the shocking finale remains a water cooler topic among the show‘s cast and its fans. If you haven‘t seen the episode "Founder‘s Day" yet, you can check out my recap of the 7 Most Shocking Moments from the Finale.   Read more »