The Vampire Diaries | Road so far and show review


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Vampire Diaries is an American supernatural and horror series of books written by L.J Smith. The series premiered on The CW on September 10, 2009. The series takes place in Mystic Falls; a small town of Virginia enveloped and haunted by werewolves, witches and, by the name suggests, vampires.

Love is the strongest motivator in Vampire Diaries

The series revolves around a teenage girl, Elena Gilbert who is torn between two vampire brothers (Damon Salvatore and Stefan Salvatore).Stefan, the brave, selfless, altruistic one who fell deep in the love ocean of Elena Gilbert, while Damon the gorgeous, self-centered and dangerous vampire is after his brother’s girl for revenge of what he did in 1864. An unexpected chain of events takes place when the story unfolds that Elena has an uncanny resemblance to Katherine Pierce; Salvatore brothers’ old love. Here I have tried to summarize the road so far till the end of sixth season.

Season 1 – Getting to know Mystic Falls

Four months have passed since that horrific accident took Elena’s parents but Elena is still struggling to hide her mournful behaviour and grief. Her brother, Jeremy and herself is now living with their Aunt Jenna. Elena tries to socialize with her best friend Bonnie, frenemy Caroline, and her ex-boyfriend Matt.

As the year begins at Mystic Falls High School, Elena is charmed by the new student, Stefan Salvatore. Both immediately fall for each other. Though Elena is baffled by the mysterious and bizarre behaviour shown by Stefan. Chaos erupts when Vicki is attacked and left bleeding from a vampiric bite to the neck. Fearing what he is feeling, Stefan rushes to home and finds his older brother Damon. Damon is the one who is turned into vampire by Stefan. Both brothers have long and bitter history. Though Damon can understand the fascination of Stefan for Elena, since she gives an uncanny resemblance of Katherine Pierce, Stefan’s old love; that Damon tried to make his own. Now both brothers are at war.

Season 2 – Finding a love that consumes you

At the end of season 1, Damon was determined on releasing Katherine from the Tomb where she was trapped by a Witch’s spell. John Gilbert, Elena’s biological father set a plan in motion and brings back vengeful Katherine Pierce. In season 2, the atrocious Katherine muds the love triangle. On the other hand, Caroline Forbes, one of Elena’s friends turns into a vampire after being bitten by Katherine while containing Damon’s blood in her system. Werewolves, a new species of creatures will be introduced in Season 2 creating tension among Vampires. Also ,the beginning of the vampire legacy will come into light by the epiphany of the Original Vampires, the oldest and the strongest vampires in the world.

Season 3 – The Originals are here

Season 3 focuses more on Niklaus Mikaelson, the male protagonist and the Original Family. The Original Family (or “The Originals”) is referred to as the first of their bloodline and is considered to be the fastest, oldest, strongest and the most powerful vampires in the world. Desires of Klaus (Niklaus Mikaelson) for Stefan on his side are finally revealed. Dark side pulls Stefan deeper which gives Damon and Elena an opportunity to work together and to build a trusting relationship as they bring Stefan back home from the Dark Side. War breakouts between families of Caroline and Tyler as they come closer.

Season 4 – Tragedy, rage and love galore in Mystic Falls

Transition comes into the spotlight in Season 4. Transition relates to reanimation of human corpses which are possessed by the terminated person’s spirit and who strikes a remarkable resemblance to the vampire’s human form before the transformation. Elena wakes up from a nightmare and finds herself in transition. Whereas, Bonnie experiences a kickback for using dark magic and spells. Both the vampire brothers are even torn apart over how to help Elena to adjust to the life she never wanted. Also everyone has to struggle through anarchy created by Alaric. Season 4 ends with the graduation of high school and sends then off on different paths.

Season 5 – The enchantment of spells

Season 5 starts with Elena going to Whitmore College with Caroline after spending a blissful summer with Damon. Bonnie’s friends desperately try to bring back Bonnie’s life which she sacrificed in order to resurrect Jeremy, unknown to Elena. New rivals emerge from the dark as Stefan clashes against Silas, his immortal doppelganger and newly transformed human, Katherine struggling with mortality. On the other hand, Damon’s past caught up to him, as Enzo, an old vampire makes an appearance looking for some retribution and attacks the newly built relationship between Damon and Elena. Also including, Damon and Bonnie made huge sacrifice in order to save all the supernatural beings residing at Mystic Falls from the Travelers, nomadic tribe led by cold-blooded Markos.

Season 6 – Immortality comes with a price

At the end of Season 5, Damon and Bonnie sacrifice their lives to bring back all the Mystic Falls supernatural residents including their loved ones and the ones they care about. Now, months have passed since this disastrous catastrophe took place. In the meantime, the Mystic Falls initiates a watch program to sustain a magic-free zone, protected by a secretive new community. Season 6 shifts its focal point on a sense of hope for salvaging the lost ones. Everyone is dealing with the loss in very different ways, but some have put aside their grief and sorrow, and are finding new ways to bring back them from the afterlife. This season will teach us the hard reality of acceptance, to press the heartbroken attitude and to move on in the face of immortality.

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