100% better than twilight
it takes the books as a guide line and manages to take it to a whole new level, with more twists and turns more depth to the characters and more action. I have been fascinated vampires since I was 5 years old and when the twilight film came out and the big frenzy around it. I thought it let the vampire world down, and now everyone compares all new vampire things to 'The Twilight Saga' when most of them are better as twilight should hardly be classed as a vampire film its more like a romance novel with a tiny bit of action!
Where as the vampire diaries has the romance aspect like Buffy did but keeps it as a vampire/ sci-fi program. I personally think it is one of the best vampire things in a long time.