Due to executive producer Kevin Williamson ("Dawson's Creek"), "Vampire Diaries" has that old-school WB feel, back when The WB a) existed, b) was fun.
stars as Elena, an orphaned high schooler who becomes torn between two vampire brothers: the brooding romantic Stefan (Paul Wesley
) and the manipulative Damon (Ian Somerhalder
It's a teen vampire love story so there's plenty of moody, hormonally-fueled angst. But, unlike "Twilight," that's not all there is. There's also a good dose of snarky humor and a believable excuse for why these vamps can walk around in the daylight.
-- Brill Bundy, Zap2it