the story took place in a town called Mystic Falls and followed the story of Elena, who tried to get over her parents' death, while her brother Jeremy turned to drugs to avoid dealing with the pain. at the same time, 2 vampire brothers arrived in town, named Stefan and Damon. while Stefan tried to blend in with the humans, Damon wasn't afraid of exposure and continued killing his victims or toying with them. Stefan wanted badly to win the heart of Elena, who was named Katherine in her previous life, while Elena felt puzzled over their attractions for each other.
the show started out slow, giving more than enough introduction on the main characters, with Damon and Stefan being a complete opposite of each other. even though the relationship started out with Stefan being with Elena, there were always a hint of a love triangle between them. the introduction of Katherine further proven it. despite the tiring relationship, the twists every episode hid was what got us through the season, and perhaps even for its following season.
some backgrounds on the drama:
- author: L. J. Smith
- episodes: 22
- director: Kevin Williamson
- released: September 2009 – May 2010
- casts: Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder, Steven R. McQueen, Sara Canning, Katerina Graham, Candice Accola, Zach Roerig, Kayla Ewell, Michael Trevino, Matt Davis
- language: English
- genre: Fantasy/Horror
- The Vampire Diaries: Season 1 (2009)
- The Vampire Diaries: Season 2 (2010)
- The Vampire Diaries: Season 3 (2011)
- The Vampire Diaries: Season 4 (2012)