The series that left everyone wanting to be a vampire

The Vampire Diaries is a supernatural-fiction drama series starring Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, and Ian Somerhaulder. The filming began in September 2009 and lasted until February 2017. Candice King, Kat Graham, Zach Roerig, Steven R. Mcqueen, Michael Trevino, and Matthew Davis were among the talented actors and actresses in the cast of one of the most addictive CW series ever.

Elena Gilbert, a recently orphaned teenager, encounters Stefan Salvatore, a mysterious 163-year-old vampire, in her high school hallway. While all of the girls in high school have their sights set on him, he has already fallen in love with Elena. Damon Salvatore, "the big bad vampire," arrives in Mystic Falls to rescue his ancient love, Katherine Pierce, from a cave she was allegedly trapped in a hundred years ago. Damon eventually falls in love with Elena as the story unfolds with its unpredictable twists and turns and Damon faces betrayal. Elena, fortunately for him, was a befuddled teen who didn't know where her heart was. So she absolutely loved both of them but had to make a decision!

The cast has a priceless off-screen bond, with the main trio being particularly close, and co-stars Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhaulder having dated for a few years as well. Paul and Ian are more like brothers, and they have a very close relationship.

Damon's smirk, nicknames, and ability to care for those he loves, as well as Stefan's selflessness, loyalty, love, and hero hair, have won many fans over the years, and the TVD fandom is one of the largest and strongest.

The show was supposed to have 13 seasons, but Julie Plec, the show's director, stated that she did not want to extend the show to the point where it loses its charm and after Nina Dobrev's exit ratings swooped to a little low.

Nonetheless, the show had a very unpredictable ending, and fans treasure all of the moments from this iconic teen romance-drama series!

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From left to right: Elena, Stefan, Jeremy, Bonnie (beneath Jeremy), Damon and Caroline.