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DVD Review: The Vampire Diaries Season 1

DVD Review: The Vampire Diaries Season 1


The Vampire Diaries was my guilty pleasure last year, and you’ll be hard pressed to find someone as excited as me about Season 2 starting next week.

I’ve always described the series as the middle ground between Twilight and True Blood. A lot more passion than Twilight with a lot less blood and nudity than True Blood.

The best thing about this series? The undeniable chemistry between Damon and Elena. Sorry, Stefan fans, but I’m rooting for Elena to wake up and decide she wants the bad boy. The moments they share together onscreen where Elena is completely swearing Damon off because of her love for Stefan are to die for. But isn’t this how it always is? We girls fall for the bad one… and it’s not overly difficult to ignore the voice of reason when the face of bad looks like Ian Somerhalder. Edward Cullen who?

Bottom line – if you liked Twilight, but wanted more (Who didn’t? Those moments in Breaking Dawn just weren’t enough!) – then this is the series for you. It hit shelves yesterday and started back on September 9th, so have a marathon this weekend and be ready next Thursday for a brand new season of bloody, sexy awesomeness!

Synopsis of Season 1: It’s Elena’s first day back at Mystic Falls High School since the tragic death of her parents. Along with her Aunt Jenna, Elena tries her best to look after her troubled younger brother, Jeremy, and salvage what family they have left. The first day is already shaping up to be a struggle for Elena until she meets the mysterious new kid at school, Stefan. Elena is touched that he can relate to what she’s going through. What Elena doesn’t know is that Stefan is a vampire, constantly resisting the urge to taste her blood. As their undeniable connection grows deeper, Stefan’s dangerous older brother, Damon, shows up to wreak havoc on the town of Mystic Falls – and claim Elena for himself. THE VAMPIRE DIARIES is based on the bestselling book series from Alloy Entertainment.

The Season 1 DVD is loaded with special features that will be heaven for any Vampire Diaries fan. Lots of featurettes on casting the series, bringing the story to the screen from the book series, and on the popularity of vampires. There is also a gag reel, a downloadable audio book, commentary, webisodes, and un-aired scenes.

Grade: A-
Official DVD Website: www.vampirediariesondvd.com

Review By: Emma Loggins

Emma Loggins Emma Loggins is the Editor in Chief of FanBolt. She updates daily on the latest entertainment news, her opinions on current happenings in the media, screening/filming opportunities, inside scoops and more.  She’s been writing on the world of geekdom and pop culture since 2002!


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