I initially tried to watch the first few episodes of Vampire Diaries before but it seemed to close to the plot of the Twilight books that I found it too much of a copycat trying to ride with the fad of the times. However, I have gotten a lot of positive feedback that the series in fact did an original take to it and is actually worth watching.
I'm doing a marathon of it right now. Hope it really is worth the download and the watch time.
My initial opinion...Nina Dobrev is a pretty little thing!