I loved the vampire diaries when I saw it the first time, the cast, the vampire faces were amazing and scary,the fights were cool, It got more interesting when Klaus and company joined, but then it got boring because it was to much drama, and I got tired of Damon who was evil first, then good, then evil, then good. It got annoying in the end and predictable. And the ending was just meh, like they wanted it to be over fast. Lazy writing. Could've been better. The originals was a much better show than this.
I'm not going to tell you what really got my attention (I hate spoiliers just as much as you ;) but this show really started to come to life half way through season 1! I was super excited to see that this is what was waiting for me. I honestly thought it was just some dumb teenage show but this deals with bigger issues. I never thought I would say this, but I love it! Please give it a good go! If you still don't like it at the END of season 1, than you can obviously move on. But it does get really good!
Ok, so I willl very honestly write this review and say that the show started out amazing. The story seemed a typical highschool drama in the first few episodes but then it improves with every episode and honestly speaking , I think season 2 and season 3 are perfection. The character development of all the characters, especially Damon and Stefan, the blend in of the originals and their plot twists, Katherine pierce and her badassery; all these things come together and make season 2 and season 3 perfect. I think the reason the show started going downhill from season 4 is because of two reasons, A) a vampire turned Elena honestly changed the story dynamics and the story became more revolved around Elena and her love life rather than the thriller vampire adventures the audience looked forward too, and secondly they honestly made this recipe of introducing a new supernatural villian backed up by an ancient historical tale who is attacking mystic falls every year and Elena and her friends end up fighting them. Season 5 was literally a ripoff of the earlier seasons, they conjured these stupid creatures called Travellers who needed the doppelganger blood to break the curse. Season 6 was much better though, I enjoyed the new relationship of Damon and Bonnie, Kai was an intriguing villain and the story took pretty unexpected turns. Season 7 and we are back to the same old shenanigans, again there is a revival of some deadly super natural creatures. Honestly speaking , the whole Julian affair and the huntress thing was boring and predictable. Season 8 was still good, although the ending broke my heart. I still gave this series a 8/10 because the first few seasons of this show are a pretty close to my teenage self,this show gave us amazing characters. Stefan , Damon , Katherine , Lexie. Liz Forbes. One of the best things about this show is that contrary to popular belief, its not all about romance, infact, for me it is more about the brotherhood of Stefan and Damon. Stefan and Damon were best friends who ended up as enemies because of their love for Katherine, then came back together after a century reunited by their love for Elena. And eventually, Stefan loved Damon so much that he decided to give up Elena for him because he could see his humanity returning thanks to her. I honestly love Stefan and Damons relationship. Anyways, the point being that I would recommend this show despite the fact that its quality fell over time, because it still encapsulates beautiful characters and story telling.