The Vampire Diaries Says Goodbye

It’s the end of an era. After 8 seasons and 170 episodes, The Vampire Diaries comes to an end tonight on The CW. What originally seemed like a TV version of the movie Twilight, turned into something with much my depth and promise. It would be easy to dismiss the show as genre show full of angst for it target audience but the show helped shape The CW and generated its own large fandom which led to its very own spinoff and worldwide success.

The show’s premise was thriving with potential promise when it premiered on September 10, 2009. The series is set in the fictional town of Mystic Falls, Virginia, a town charged with supernatural history since its settlement of migrants from New England in the late 19th century. It follows the life of Elena Gilbert (Nina Dobrev), a teenage girl who has just lost both parents in a car accident, as she falls in love with an 162-year-old vampire named Stefan Salvatore (Paul Wesley). Their relationship becomes increasingly complicated as Stefan’s mysterious older brother Damon Salvatore (Ian Somerhalder) returns, with a plan to bring back their past lover Katherine Pierce, a vampire who looks exactly like Elena. Although Damon is initially the villain and harbors a grudge against his brother for forcing him to become a vampire, he later reconciles with Stefan and falls in love with Elena, creating a love triangle among the three. Both brothers protect Elena as they face various villains and

OR
OR
Take a second to support Reel Chronicles on Patreon!
blank
About Gaius Bolling 851 Articles

At the age of five, I knew I wanted to write movies and about them. I’ve set out to make those dreams come true. As an alumni of the Los Angeles Film Academy, I participated in their Screenwriting program, while building up my expertise in film criticism. I write reviews that relate to the average moviegoer by educating my readers and keeping it fun. My job is to let you know the good, the bad, and the ugly in the world of cinema, so you can have your best moviegoing experience. You can find more of my writing on Instagram @g_reelz.

UA-79996458-1