5 Not just for teenage girlsShortOfIdeas | 01/09/2010 | See all ShortOfIdeas's reviews (2)I get the impression from the reviews that the "romance" tag of the series means male viewers have to enjoy it secretly. Everyone raves about the "hot" male stars and Nina Dobrev, who is one of the most promising young actresses I've seen for quite a while, barely gets a mention.I've never seen Twilight and only watched this series because I always check out any new Sci-Fi or Fantasy series. My first impression was that it was fairly unoriginal but worth recording if only to see Nina. I actually recorded the whole series before watching beyond episode 3. Once I started watching the rest and the twists started to come in, I was hooked and everything else on my recorder had to wait until I'd seen the whole series. Once the DVD arrived I watched it again right through and the performances were good enough to sustain it even with the suspense taken out. The three stars and most of the supporting characters are so convincing in their roles that when I dip in for my favourite scenes I get completely drawn in again.I'll look forward both to the next series and to getting hold of more of Nina Dobrev's other work.