The vampire diaries are a series of novels written by L.J smith for young adults. the story centers around Elena Gilbert, a high school girl torn between two vampire brothers. The series was originally released in 1991 because of the pressure from the fan readers he was pushed to release fourth volume. The Dark Reunion, which was released the following year. After taking a hiatus from writing for several years, L. J. Smith announced in 1998 a new spin-off trilogy entitled The Vampire Diaries: The Return, continuing the series, with Damon as the main protagonist. The first installment, The Return: Nightfall, was released on February 10, 2009. The Return: Shadow Souls was released on May 16, 2010. The Return: Midnight is tentatively slated for release in 15 March 2011.
After so much followers of the book, it became clear that a television series would be a great idea. The idea was brought to life when The vampire diaries premiered on The CW Television Network on September 10, 2009, it was not surprising when the series attracted largest viewers than any other series since the beginning of the network.
The plot of the series revolves around Elena Gilbert (Nina Dobrev), who falls in love with vampire Stefan Salvatore (Paul Wesley). The series also focuses on the lives of Elena's friends and other inhabitants of the fictional town of Mystic Falls, Virginia. The series is a mix of teen drama and the supernatural.
The show has received mixed reviews Entertainment Weekly gave the pilot a B+, stating that the show "signals a welcome return to form for writer-producer Kevin Williamson". They end by saying that "Diaries promises us a season of sharp-tongued amusement." Metacritic gave the show a score of 50/100 based on 22 critical reviews, indicating mixed to average response. The future of the series looks promising as most the critics said that improved with each episode.