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The Vampire Diaries

The Vampire Diaries

The CW 2009

The story of two vampire brothers obsessed with the same girl, who bears a striking resemblance to the beautiful but ruthless vampire they knew and loved in 1864.

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The 10 Worst Episodes of The Vampire Diaries

The Vampire Diaries - S7E3

#1 - Age of Innocence

7.57

Season 7 - Episode 3

In the aftermath of a clever plan orchestrated by Lily, Damon sets off on a road trip with Bonnie and Alaric in search of leverage they can use against his mother. Meanwhile, Caroline, who is being held hostage by the Heretics, learns some shocking information about Valerie’s past, while Stefan learns a few unexpected details about his own past from Lily. Finally, Alaric turns to Bonnie for her help after coming clean about a secret he’s been keeping.

The episode was rated #1 Worst episode of The Vampire Diaries from 1342 votes.

The Vampire Diaries - S7E11

#2 - Things We Lost in the Fire

7.58

Season 7 - Episode 11

With the traumatic effects of the Phoenix stone taking a toll on his brother, Stefan attempts to help Damon regain his grip on reality, while secretly struggling with his own experience in the stone. Elsewhere, Matt and Bonnie deal with the fallout after Julian and his men take over Mystic Falls, leading Matt to spiral out of control and into trouble with an officer named Penny. Meanwhile, Tyler returns to town for Alaric's baby shower and Caroline makes an upsetting discovery involving Alaric and his future plan for the babies.

The episode was rated #2 Worst episode of The Vampire Diaries from 1409 votes.

The Vampire Diaries - S7E2

#3 - Never Let Me Go

7.62

Season 7 - Episode 2

When an impulsive decision by Damon threatens to unravel a carefully negotiated deal between Stefan and Lily, he has no choice but to make amends with his mother before things spiral further out of control. Elsewhere, after returning to Whitmore Collage, Alaric turns to Bonnie for help with a mysterious and potentially dangerous artifact he has obtained, while Matt is forced into making a risky life or death decision. Meanwhile, Caroline, who finds herself a pawn in Lily and the heretics' plan for retribution, uncovers a shocking detail about Stefan's past.

The episode was rated #3 Worst episode of The Vampire Diaries from 1354 votes.

The Vampire Diaries - S7E12

#4 - Postcards from the Edge

7.64

Season 7 - Episode 12

When his experience in the Phoenix stone leads him to do the unthinkable, Damon finds himself spiraling out of control and under the influence of a dangerous and reckless Julian. Refusing to give up on his brother, Stefan attempts to reason with Damon. Elsewhere, Caroline begins having some dangerous side effects as a result of her supernatural pregnancy and is forced to turn to Valerie for help. Meanwhile, Bonnie, Nora and Mary Louise attempt to track down a ruthless vampire hunter named Rayna after they suspect that she has reemerged.

The episode was rated #4 Worst episode of The Vampire Diaries from 1436 votes.

The Vampire Diaries - S7E19

#5 - Somebody That I Used to Know

7.64

Season 7 - Episode 19

When Enzo’s efforts to protect Bonnie end up putting her life in jeopardy, they learn that Rayna may hold the key to her survival. With time running out and Rayna at the reins, Enzo and Bonnie reluctantly team up with Damon, who is desperate to save Bonnie’s life and to repair their broken friendship. Elsewhere, when Stefan travels to Dallas and comes face to face with Alaric, tensions escalate and they are forced to confront the fallout from Stefan’s absence in Caroline’s life. Finally, Enzo learns The Armory’s true motives behind their search for Bonnie.

The episode was rated #5 Worst episode of The Vampire Diaries from 1643 votes.

The Vampire Diaries - S6E19

#6 - Because

7.65

Season 6 - Episode 19

Wrestling with whether or not to tell Elena about the cure, Damon brings up their future together and what life would be like if they weren’t vampires. Meanwhile, it’s all hands on deck when attempts to stop a humanity-free Caroline doesn’t go as planned. Elsewhere, when Bonnie discovers that Damon has betrayed her trust, she takes matters into her own hands, setting off a chain of events that leaves Damon dealing with the fallout. Lastly, after being forced to face his traumatic past, Enzo sets out for answers and is surprised when he learns the truth about the day he was turned into a vampire.

The episode was rated #6 Worst episode of The Vampire Diaries from 1022 votes.

The Vampire Diaries - S6E20

#7 - I'd Leave My Happy Home for You

7.65

Season 6 - Episode 20

As Alaric and Jo reluctantly participate in their bachelor and bachelorette parties, Damon and Elena discuss the ramifications from an impulsive offer that Damon makes. Unsure of what to do, Elena turns to Bonnie and Jo for advice, but is left conflicted when Bonnie raises some unanticipated concerns. When Enzo realizes Lily is on a dangerous downward spiral, he asks Stefan to help intervene before it’s too late. Lastly, fed up with the supernatural threats that plague their town, Matt takes his frustrations out on Tyler, while Alaric considers a life-changing piece of advice.

The episode was rated #7 Worst episode of The Vampire Diaries from 984 votes.

The Vampire Diaries - S7E5

#8 - Live Through This

7.66

Season 7 - Episode 5

After realizing the downward spiral he was on, Damon decides he’s going to turn over a new leaf and that his actions moving forward will do right by Elena. Lily prepares for the arrival of a special figure from her past, while Enzo stands by not sure what to expect. Elsewhere, at Caroline’s urging, Stefan comes face-to-face with Valerie and learns some upsetting details about her past, while Enzo and Bonnie find themselves at odds when they’re forced to fend off a violent threat. Finally, when Bonnie learns some disturbing information involving the Phoenix stone, she is forced to confront Alaric.

The episode was rated #8 Worst episode of The Vampire Diaries from 1313 votes.

The Vampire Diaries - S7E4

#9 - I Carry Your Heart with Me

7.67

Season 7 - Episode 4

Just as Damon thinks he's gained the upper hand in his fight against Lily, an unexpected turn of events leaves him scrambling for a plan B. Elsewhere, when the fallout of Damon's actions gains the unwanted attention of Mary Louise and Nora, Stefan and Caroline are forced to spend the night distracting the girls at Whitmore College's Heaven & Hell ball. Finally, after suspecting that she's up to something, Enzo sets off on a mission to find out what Valerie is hiding, while a plan set by Alaric and Bonnie leaves their worlds turned upside down.

The episode was rated #9 Worst episode of The Vampire Diaries from 1335 votes.

The Vampire Diaries - S6E18

#10 - I Could Never Love Like That

7.68

Season 6 - Episode 18

With their humanity turned off, Stefan and Caroline begin wreaking havoc at Whitmore, leaving Damon to come up with a risky plan involving Lily. After rushing to help Jo treat victims of Stefan and Caroline’s latest killing spree, Elena discovers Jo is pregnant, prompting her to reevaluate her own life as a vampire. Meanwhile, when Sarah boldly turns the tables on an unsuspecting Enzo, he is forced to open up about his tragic past. Lastly, at Scull Bar, a twisted round of karaoke leaves Tyler and Matt in a dangerous situation.

The episode was rated #10 Worst episode of The Vampire Diaries from 1012 votes.

The Vampire Diaries - S7E17
#11 - I Went to the Woods
7.68
Season 7 - Episode 17

In the aftermath of his brother’s fateful decision, Stefan awakens to find himself thrown into a life or death situation with only his basic instincts to rely on. With time working against him, he sets off on a journey of survival. Meanwhile, desperate to save his brother, Damon follows an unusual lead he has come across, while Matt sends Valerie to Dallas to enlist Alaric’s help in the search for Stefan. Finally, when Rayna discovers the emergence of a new threat, she sets off on her own mission to find Stefan before the others do.

The episode was rated #1 Worst episode of The Vampire Diaries from 1662 votes.

The Vampire Diaries - S6E13
#12 - The Day I Tried To Live
7.70
Season 6 - Episode 13

Elena convinces Jeremy that Bonnie would have wanted to celebrate her birthday. After piecing the broken ascendant back together, Elena, Jeremy and Damon attempt to send Bonnie a message. Meanwhile, after uncovering Stefan’s secret about his great-niece Sarah Salvatore, Enzo enlists a reluctant Matt to help interfere with her life. Elsewhere, Stefan keeps a close eye on Caroline as she unconventionally attempts to cope with everything going on around her. Lastly, realizing it might be time to move on with his life, Jeremy contemplates leaving Mystic Falls for good.

The episode was rated #2 Worst episode of The Vampire Diaries from 806 votes.

The Vampire Diaries - S7E18
#13 - One Way or Another
7.70
Season 7 - Episode 18

Determined to capture an escaped vampire named Ambrose, who may be the key to getting Stefan back safely, Damon heads to Memphis with Alaric in tow. However, reluctant to step back into his former vampire hunting ways, Alaric makes his unwillingness to participate clear, while revealing the truth about the past three Damon-less years of his life. Meanwhile, in the psych ward, Bonnie meets a young woman named Virginia, who provides her with some valuable information about why The Armory may be after her. Finally, Enzo takes matters into his own hands when he learns some devastating news from Rayna.

The episode was rated #3 Worst episode of The Vampire Diaries from 1666 votes.

The Vampire Diaries - S8E8
#14 - We Have History Together
7.70
Season 8 - Episode 8

Stefan and Damon attend an anger management support group looking for their next victim. Sybil is still alive and teaching a group of high school students who she’ll later use as leverage to get Caroline to locate a historical artifact that can be used against her. Meanwhile, Stefan and Damon continue their commitment to Cade as they test the morals of a young doctor, Tara.

The episode was rated #4 Worst episode of The Vampire Diaries from 2051 votes.

The Vampire Diaries - S1E2
#15 - The Night of the Comet
7.70
Season 1 - Episode 2

As Mystic Falls gets ready for a festival to celebrate the passing of a comet, Vicki continues to recover in the hospital following Damon's attack. Stefan heads to the hospital to try to use his abilities to make Vicki forget who attacked her, but his efforts are cut short by Matt. Meanwhile, at a parent/teacher conference, Mr. Tanner tells Aunt Jenna that Jeremy is struggling in school. Elena visits the Salvatore house to talk to Stefan, but meets his charming brother Damon there instead.

The episode was rated #5 Worst episode of The Vampire Diaries from 1234 votes.

The Vampire Diaries - S7E9
#16 - Cold as Ice
7.71
Season 7 - Episode 9

With the holidays in full swing, a search for Julian leads Damon and Stefan to a small town outside of Mystic Falls. While managing a holiday toy drive at Whitmore College, Bonnie seeks help from Nora and the two strike up an unlikely friendship. Elsewhere, Caroline does her best to navigate her new life as a pregnant vampire, while Alaric grows concerned that the pregnancy is effecting her more than she’s letting on. Finally, after finding himself at odds with Damon, Stefan is forced to take matters into his own hands, setting off a tragic chain of events that leaves their lives changed forever.

The episode was rated #6 Worst episode of The Vampire Diaries from 1351 votes.

The Vampire Diaries - S7E1
#17 - Day One of Twenty-Two Thousand, Give or Take
7.72
Season 7 - Episode 1

With Elena's life now linked to that of his best friend Bonnie, Damon is forced to navigate his new reality without her. A newly empowered Bonnie keeps a close eye on Damon as he, in turn, keeps tabs on Alaric following the loss of his fiancée, Jo. Meanwhile, as he waits for Caroline to sort out her emotions, Stefan takes an active role in protecting Mystic Falls from Lily and her family of Heretics. Elsewhere, Enzo struggles to find his place in Lily's new life. Finally, Matt, who has recently completed his deputy training program, teams up with Stefan and Caroline to put a stop to the Heretics.

The episode was rated #7 Worst episode of The Vampire Diaries from 1555 votes.

The Vampire Diaries - S7E6
#18 - Best Served Cold
7.72
Season 7 - Episode 6

After being reunited with her former love Julian, Lily hosts a dinner party to introduce him to Damon and Stefan and to declare peace between her family of Heretics and the residents of Mystic Falls. Damon and Stefan find themselves at an impasse when they realize they have differing views on how to handle Julian’s arrival. At the party, Bonnie and Matt uncover a strange mystery involving some unsuspecting residents, while a devastating revelation causes Alaric to reach his breaking point.

The episode was rated #8 Worst episode of The Vampire Diaries from 1322 votes.

The Vampire Diaries - S4E16
#19 - Bring it On
7.72
Season 4 - Episode 16

Elena’s new outlook has everyone concerned, leading Stefan and Damon to agree that going back to the normal routine of high school would be the best thing for her. Caroline is pleasantly surprised when Elena decides to rejoin the cheerleading squad, but her pleasure turns to shock when Elena’s behavior proves dangerous. Not giving up on their search for the cure, Damon and Rebekah work together until his unwanted advice catches her off-guard. Klaus tries to use Hayley to get the information he’s after and makes an intriguing discovery in the process. Meanwhile, a bored Elena throws a wild party and gets into an ugly fight.

The episode was rated #9 Worst episode of The Vampire Diaries from 879 votes.

The Vampire Diaries - S6E17
#20 - A Bird in a Gilded Cage
7.73
Season 6 - Episode 17

With the help of Bonnie and Kai, Damon and Elena set forth a plan to rescue Damon's mother Lily, who is trapped in the 1903 prison world. Meanwhile, when Caroline's plan for Stefan backfires, she is left to pick up the pieces. Elsewhere, back at Whitmore College, Enzo and Alaric's attempt to reel Caroline back in doesn't quite go as planned when they realize they're outmaneuvered. Lastly, an unexpected gift from Bonnie leaves Damon shaken to his core.

The episode was rated #10 Worst episode of The Vampire Diaries from 1016 votes.

Last updated: feb 25, 2021

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How this has become a discussion about two very different shows, I can't possibly understand. (Seriously, TRUE BLOOD and THE VAMPIRE DIARIES? It's like comparing HOUSE, MD and GREY'S ANATOMY.) I started watching this show when I was most definitely a part of the target audience, and despite my initial fear of this show being a TWILIGHT rip-off (despite the fact that the books had been written before, which yes, would make it a "Follow the leader"; mainly because Book!verse differs vastly from TV!verse), its flaws are entirely different. THE VAMPIRE DIARIES has a protagonist-centered morality, that, when it comes down to it, isn't caused by Elena Gilbert's gentle or loveable personality (of which's existence, by now, only the Salvatores seem to be entirely certain), but the fact that she's got the special kind of boobs. Her magic hooha is infamous among fans of PNR and UF, the hypocrisy of the characters one of the most fandom-intern-critizised points of the entire show. Despite that, we still watch it, and once you've come to the point where you hate a show with a passion, yet can't wait for the next episode, you do wonder why that is. (Or at least I do.) The heteronormativity, the lack of POCs, the annoying protagonist and love-triangle, the melodrama, the patheticly obvious loop-holes and inconsistencies. Even the beautiful and rather talented actors and actresses (and amazing music (and yes, to be fair, the few very well-written and often well-directed episodes) shouldn't be able to make up for it, right? But in the end, the show is what the HOUSE OF NIGHT series is in the PNR bookworld. It might suck, it might be immature, sex-negative, and downright awful at times, but it's also compelling. I can't help but react to the insanities that ensue, and even though it probably isn't what the writers and creatores intended, my hatred for certain characters and the misery I feel everytime they mess an magnificent concept up beyond repair, are what keeps me coming back. In other words, if you are looking for a well-written, sex-positive, 21st century TV-show whose writers you can trust, look somewhere else. If you want a guilty pleasure "Jesus, why do they all look so good, and wth, how is this his voice?"-experience, THE VAMPIRE DIARIES should definitely do. (Then again, shows like LOST GIRL, TEEN WOLF, and BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER are, at this point, easier to recommend with a clean conscience.) (That isn't to say the show isn't enjoyable. Especially if you are less involved, are able to be entertained by shows despite their influence on particular people, or don't question the characters' and writers' decisions, it should be a show you might come to like.)

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i used to be good. season 7 have to be the final season.

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Why does it say that language is Polish? It's English, fix it.

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Despite its evident flaws, I'll always have a soft spot for The Vampire Diaries: it was the first Tv series I started following, the first I fell in love with which also led to my first binge and of course my initiation to "shipping my OTPs" ... it's a lot to live up to I guess!! So I don't really care about the inconsistencies, the obvious hypocrisy, or how annoying some characters were, taking turns throughout the seasons. That's all true but I decided I want to remember how much I got swept up by the various storylines they told in eight years, how much I cried during emotional episodes ( guys when [spoiler]Liz Forbes[/spoiler] died I thought I'd never stop, I can't listen to that song without weeping ), how insanely hot and definitely talented the cast was and how taken I've been from the beginning to the end no matter what ... this show deserves all my praise!!

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People still watch this show??? I stopped at season 3!

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This was the first TV show that I started watching. I was 14, obsessed with Twilight (don't judge) and wanted mooooore vampires. In the beginning it was good. I became older and decided to stay loyal to my first TV show and finish it, despite not liking it anymore. I was so glad when I heard season 8 was the last one. Why? Because it's the same thing over and over and over again. Killing some humans, oh oops, major characters die. Let's bring them back from the dead! Aaaaand they're dead again. Luckily we have another spell to bring them back! Seriously? I can't keep track of how many times some characters have died and were brought back! And after [spoiler] Elena became the sleeping beauty [/spoiler], I thought the show would get better, since that was the most dreadful character. I was wrong. It got even worse. [spoiler] Just like before, it was still all revolving around Elena. I mean come on, the chick isn't going to wake until that Bonnie dies so can you just go 5 minutes without mentioning her? Please? [/spoiler] It should have ended right there, with season 6. It appeared that even the original cast grew tired of this show as a lot of the original cast had themselves written out and were replaced by new, insignificant characters and with that, a new, insignificant plot. Says a lot about this show too... If even the actors are done with it, then you really know it became a bad show. The vampire diaries? More like the boring diaries.

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Stopped watching after the 5th season. The first few seasons were amazing, but I lost interest by the 4th.

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**on July 23, 2016, announced that the eighth season, which would have 16 episodes, would be the show's last.**

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I don't want it to end. I want to see the life everyone is having. I'm crying because I don't want it to be over!!!

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the spin-off series 'The Originals' is waay better than this guys

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Best Fantasy TV Shows To Watch (Including The Vampire Diaries)

  • The best place to start for me is “The Originals”. It’s the spin-off of The Vampire diaries, which we all remember. The first season premiered in 2013. It’s the storyline of power-hungry family, originals of the vampires, who are trying to reclaim their own city as they refer to  - “New Orleans”. But things get complicated when witches and other vampires get involved, who are not ready to give up power. Not surprising after Vampire diaries we saw this coming.

  • The next TV Show we’re gonna discuss is the “Supernatural”. Yes, why not, let’s dive in in our youths. The story revolves around two brothers, who are fighting bad supernatural creatures. Such as demons, monsters, and even fallen gods. It’s some kind of twist when we understand what their motive is, so go on trust me on this to start these series if you have not seen them yet.

  • And last but not least is of course “Game of Thrones”. Probably the most popular series of all.f you have not seen it yet, trust me you’re missing out. It’s the masterpiece written by George. R.R. Martin.  The plot follows the title. Seven kingdoms fighting for one throne, but it’s not that simple. They all have mutual enemies, which will lead them to form a truce and even fight for each other’s lives. This show is full of surprises so you don’t wanna miss it.

So these are my favorite fantasy TV shows, choose one to watch and have fun.

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