I was looking forward to liking VAMPIRE DIARIES, but I had no idea how MUCH i would like it. For network TV, this pilot flew by and hit all the right buttons. It has that 'supernatural' feel to it that I have come to enjoy in CW shows like SMALLVILLE and, well, SUPERNATURAL. Its a great fit for Thursday before the Winchester Boys start their fifth season. Unlike MELROSE PLACE, DIARIES has an instantly likeable cast, and GORGEOUS GUYS to boot. Written with snarky wit by Kevin Williamson, VAMPIRE DIARIES is going to be teh pilot to beat for me.
MY RATING: A