The Vampire Diaries is an American supernatural drama television series based on the same named book series written by L.J Smith. The show aired on September 10th 2009. It has recently just finished it's fifth series and will be back with its sixth later this year.
The Vampire Diaries is set in the town of Mystic falls, Virgina a place with a lot of supernatural history. The series follows the life of teenage Elena Gilbert (Nina Dobrev) who finds herself falling in love with vampire Stefan Salvatore (Paul Wesley). This becomes slightly complicated when Stefan's older brother damon Salvatore (Ian Somerhalder) comes back to town. There is a constant love triangle between the three as Elena resembles a former love interest of the brothers, Katherine Pierce (Nina Dobrev). As well as vampires, Mystic Falls plays host to werewolves, witches, ghosts, originals and hybrids. There is also a spin of show called The Originals based on the first original vampires, it is definitely worth watching and contains a lot more action rather then a romance theme that The Vampire Diaries has.
You might be thinking The Vampire Diaries is similar to the film Twilight which I was also a fan of but believe be it is way more interesting and so much more to it! I kindly received a four seasons box set of my sister for my birthday back in February, it took me a lot longer then usual to get through it all as well as season five and season one of The Originals because my mum thought she'd join in on watching it with me (she's also very obsessed).
My favourite thing about this show is the characters within it, their personality and role in the show. Like before I will let you know who my favourites are. In answer to my title I am of course TEAM DAMON I mean how could you not be? Luckily my mum is also team Damon so there's no arguing there. He has such a daring attitude and although he may come across as heartless he occasionally shows his soft side. Quite a few times I find myself laughing at the things he says, I just adore his character so much and if you're all caught up with The Vampire Diaries you will understand how annoyed I am right now! Next we have Caroline Forbes (Candice Accola) and at first I did find her annoying but I learned to love her and her caring personality. Lastly we have the original vampires Elijah Mikaelson (Daniel Gillies), Rebekah Mikaelson (Calire Holt) and Niklaus Mikaelson (Joseph Morgan). These three come close favourites to Damon. At first you fear them but I am in love with them now and although they don't appear in The Vampire Diaries much after season four, they do have their own spin off show called The Originals which I also recommend watching! The plots in this show are interesting but in my opinion I think it's the characters that make the show worth watching.