Your Next Box Set: The Vampire Diaries
If you’re on the lookout for a new box set to obsess over and spend your evenings devouring then each week hmv.com will be recommending you a series to cosy up those cold nights.
This week, in celebration of the release of the fifth season of the Vampire Diaries on Monday (Octobrer 7th), we recommend you get involved…
What is it?
As the name suggests, this is a show where we’re hanging out rather handsome members of the undead, specifically Stefan and Damon Salvatore. Cursed to be adolescents forever, they’ve moved back to the Virginia town where they were created, only to discover things have changed quite a bit.
Stefan is noble, denying himself blood to avoid killing, and tries to control his evil brother Damon, who is still up for getting his hands on as much blood as he can. They then encounter a problem when Stefan falls in love with schoolgirl Elena, whose best friend is a witch, like her grandma. But is she all she seems?
Who’s in it?
Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley star as the aforementioned vampires, with Nina Dobrev playing Elena. These three are the show’s undisputed main stars and have appeared in every episode of the show’s 117-episode long history.
Why should I watch it?
This isn’t going to be everyone’s cup of tea, firstly because it’s about two vampire teenagers and their struggle to get the girl they love. But, if you love Twilight, Supernatural, Grimm or The Lost Boys, then this will be so far up your street it’s in your front room already.
Describe the show in three words…
Blood-spattered, angsty and addictive.
Season Five of The Vampire Diaries is released on Monday (October 27th) in hmv stores across the UK.