Don't be fooled by the love triangle, this is definitely NOT Twilight! The Vampire Diaries has had me hooked since the very first episode, with its shocking twists and emotional upheavals, it is definitely worth a watch. Although some people I know have found it difficult to get into (due to the style of the first few episodes), they're now so, so glad they did! The cast and crew work seamlessly as a collective and I always come away from an episode of The Vampire Diaries longing for more. It's rewatchable and exciting television. There is something for everybody; gore, the core love story, imagination, drama, a quick pace and not to mention lots of twists! Oh, and did I mention the mind-numbingly beautiful cast? All-round brilliance, worth every penny and most definitely recommended.