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'The Vampire Diaries': Everything you need to know

'The Vampire Diaries': Everything you need to know

Despite the title, the CW's "Vampire Diaries', now in its third season, is not all about vampires.

Though it started out eerily similar to the overrated "Twilight series" — human girl falls in love with vampire boy (or really an old man stuck in a boy’s body) — the show has progressively added onto its supernatural storyline.
Throughout the first two seasons we were introduced to witches and werewolves. Now, in the third season we’re dealing with an idea other vampire/werewolf shows and movies have not yet tackled (or have been smart not to) — a hybrid. The hybrid is a half-vampire, half-werewolf.
To understand the show is to...