Why Watch TVD?

Why Watch The Vampire Diaries?

Never watched The Vampire Diaries? Well it’s a good thing you are here then, otherwise we’d have a problem. Don’t worry, if you’ve only just caught on and want to know more about the show, we can certainly fill you in, although we are biased.

Why should you be fitting The Vampire Diaries into your TV and movie marathon schedules? Answer: You will never be bored. Once a plot point has been introduced, the show doesn’t beat around the bush. It travels at breakneck speed, never allowing you a moment to look away. The amount of plot the show fits in is seriously staggering.

The show also has a very sturdy structure that has been stuck to for the most part. A normal episode will have something teasing in the beginning that tickles your interest, before it ends on a cliff hanger. You’re left gaping at the screen, unhappy you have to wait until next week to find out what happens. Luckily as a new viewer, you’ll have three whole seasons worth of less anxiety than the rest of us.

There is a significant lack of brooding in this show, in comparison to Twilight and True Blood. While there are love triangles, heartache and regrets, you don’t get an entire episode of the gloom to roll your eyes at. It moves onto the next thing, fighting an evil character for example, always lightens a broody mood.

Last but not least, the show is actually fun. It isn’t supposed to be a work of art. It’s meant to be entertainment. And that is exactly what it supplies. Don’t assume that being fun makes it unintelligent, because on the contrary it is pretty damn smart. Just enjoy it for what it has.


Ruthie took her passion for The Vampire Diaries books and started Vampire Diaries Online in February 2009. After 10 years online, she continues to engage with fellow TVD fans here and on Twitter, sharing in the love of The Vampire Diaries. #TVDForever

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