When people hear about a show or movie dealing with vampires, they start to instantly think it is going to be like Twilight. I have constantly brought up Vampire Diaries because it is one of my favorite shows and the reaction I tend to get the most is , “I don’t want to watch some Twilight crap.” Vampire Diaries is not Twilight nor can it be compared to it.
The Vampire Diaries is originally a book series written by L.J Smith that started in 1991 and has continued to the present. There are about ten books to the series and also a side story dealing with just the past of the characters. This phenomenal story was turned into a television series that aired its’ first episode in 2009. The beginning of the show wasn’t the best and seemed to turn a lot of people off; but fans who stuck it out were in for a pleasant surprise as the show started to turn into an amazing story. The show is filled with everything from blood, torture, love, and not to mention really attractive cast members -but that is just a bonus.