The Vampire Diaries (TV Show 2009-current on CW) (LJ Smith)
The Vampire Diaries is an American television series developed by Kevin Williamson and Julie Plec, based on the book series of the same name written by L. J. Smith. The series premiered on The CW Television Network on September 10, 2009, and has currently finished its second season on May 12, 2011. The series follows the events in the town of Mystic Falls, Virginia, a fictional small town haunted by supernatural beings. The main focus of the series is the love triangle between the female protagonist Elena Gilbert (Nina Dobrev) and Stefan and Damon with dark pasts.
This show is amazing. I personally, have never read The Vampire Diaries books, though I have read several other series by L.J. Smith. This show has it all: Gorgeous stars (male and female), scary story lines, fights, love triangles, and deep characters. Not to mention some of the greatest music EVER in a tv series. I've been a fan since the premiere and I can't wait to see what happens in season 3.
You have a lot of horror elements in this series: vampires, werewolves, and witches. Not to mention, other people with "abilities" of some kind. (Don't want to spoil anything.) One of the main reasons I like the show is the dynamic between Damon and Elena. Throw Stephan in the mix, and you have some awesome scenes! The fight scenes are really brutal to watch. There is a lot of blood. There is a ton of anguish, too.
In the end, I highly recommend this show! Check it out if you like vampires, werewolves, witches and sexy stars. I don't think you'll be disappointed. :D There's pretty much something for everyone.
You can find season 1 on Amazon.com on Blu Ray or DVD. I'm pretty sure Netflix would have it as well. Season 2 just stopped airing, so it should be released later this year. Season 3 starts this fall on the CW.