Mia Clyde, Entertainment Writer

The popular TV series “The Vampire Diaries” shocked its audience with its outstanding season one that premiered September 10, 2009.

Season one of “The Vampire Diaries” features Nina Dobrev (Elena and Katherine), Ian Somerhalder (Damon), and Paul Wesley (Stefan). During this season, Elena, an ordinary seventeen-year-old, finds out that her town (Mystic Falls) is different than what it seems. Following the death of her parents, she soon meets a one hundred and sixty three year old vampire, Stefan, that brings her into a world she would never have imagined, including his one hundred and seventy-year-old vampire brother named Damon. Elena soon falls for Stefan as she then learns the brothers have a secret of their own. She learns that she has a doppelganger named Katherine, and that the brothers were both in love with her the year they first turned into vampires, 1864. Scared, she eagerly finds out more about her ancestry with Katherine. As the season progresses, things in Mystic Falls begin to fall, quickly.

With a successful first season, a big part that made it successful was the blooming relationship between Stefan and Elena and Damon’s growing love for his brother’s girl. Fans reacted in a positive way to these new relationships. The way Elena was able to know the truth about Stefan and still fall in love with him was a beautiful storyline. Also, fans fell in love with Damon and how he was starting to fall for Elena. This began more people to view and enjoy the show and for it to be additionally renewed for a second season.

Even though season one of The Vampire Diaries was successful, there were still a few things that dragged it down. One of Elena’s best friends, Caroline, is a mean girl. She is jealous, bitter and envious of Elena in season one. Luckily after season one, her personality takes a turn for the better. She eventually becomes a great friend to Elena and their other friend, Bonnie, and fans begin to appreciate her character more. Another thing that was rather annoying was when Damon was the villain in the beginning of season one. In the first few episodes, he wanted to kill Elena to hurt Stefan. He also made Caroline his personal “blood-supply” and almost killed her as well. But, towards the middle and end of the season, he starts having a good relationship with his brother and Elena, and the three begin fighting the evil that comes their way, together.

All in all, season one of The Vampire Diaries was amazing in so many ways. This series is recommended for ages fourteen and up. After it premiered, it additionally ended up with 4.91 million live viewers. It is known as one of the most popular seasons in “The Vampire Diaries” franchise.