The Vampire Diaries (2009–2017)
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Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley and Ian Somerhalder star in this series, based on the best-selling book series, of two vampire brothers at war for the soul of 17-year-old Elena.

Director:

Marcos Siega

Writers:

L.J. Smith (based upon the book by), Kevin Williamson (teleplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Nina Dobrev ... Elena Gilbert
Paul Wesley ... Stefan Salvatore
Ian Somerhalder ... Damon Salvatore
Steven R. McQueen ... Jeremy Gilbert
Sara Canning ... Jenna Sommers
Kat Graham ... Bonnie Bennett (as Katerina Graham)
Candice King ... Caroline Forbes (as Candice Accola)
Zach Roerig ... Matt Donovan
Kayla Ewell ... Vicki Donovan
Michael Trevino ... Tyler Lockwood
Chris William Martin ... Zach Salvatore
Steve Belford ... Darren
Cindy Busby ... Brooke
Benjamin Ayres ... William Tanner
Marci T. House ... Secretary
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Storyline

In the small town of Mystic Falls, teenager Elena Gilbert and her younger brother, Jeremy, struggle to come to terms with the recent death of their parents. Elena is popular amongst her peers and the perfect straight-A student. However, she has difficulties hiding her grief from the world. Meanwhile, Jeremy treads on a dangerous path of using drugs to ease his pain. The arrival of new student Stefan Salvatore, makes Elena think about romantic possibilities. Elena is unaware about Stefan's mysterious origins as well as his brother Damon. Written by matt-282

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 September 2009 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

The number of the Gilbert house is 935. See more »

Goofs

During the history class when they are talking about he Battle of Willow Creek the blackboard says the battle was in 1865, but throughout the rest of the show it is always said that it happened in 1864. See more »

Quotes

Elena Gilbert: You know, you're kinda the talk of the town.
Stefan Salvatore: Am I?
Elena Gilbert: Mysterious new guy, oh yeah.
Stefan Salvatore: Well, you have the mysterious thing going on too, with a twinge of sadness.
Elena Gilbert: What makes you think I'm sad?
Stefan Salvatore: Well, we did meet in a graveyard.
Elena Gilbert: Right. No, technically we met in the men's room.
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Soundtracks

Consoler of the Lonely
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Written by Brendan Benson and Jack White
Performed by The Raconteurs
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Somewhere In Between "Buffy", "Twilight" and "True Blood"
8 May 2012 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In Mystic Falls, Virginia, the teenage siblings Elena and Jeremy Gilbert still grieve the loss of their parents in a car accident. When the newcomer Stefan Salvatore arrives at the high school, Elena and Stefan feel a great attraction for each other and sooner they date.

What Elena does not know is that Stefan is an ancient adolescent vampire that does not drink human blood anymore to avoid killing. However, when his evil brother Damon Salvatore arrives in Mystic Falls, his safety and his romance with Elena are compromised by Damon.

After "Buffy", there are many romantic films about love between a human adolescent and a "good" vampire, like the franchise "Twilight" and "True Blood". The pilot of "Vampire Diaries" follows the same wasted formula, with beautiful actresses and handsome actors and it seems to be predictable. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "Piloto" ("Pilot")

Note: On 05 July 2013 I saw this episode again.


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