Some people will never learn.
It seems The Vampire Diaries debut the other night was a toothy success as 4.8 million viewers tuned in.
Now, I'm man enough to admit I was wrong about Dollhouse (well, sorta - too much typical goofy-ass Fox network interference seriously hobbled Joss Whedon's storytelling abilities early on [and it SHOWED], but when Whedon was able to work the series the way he always INTENDED it got noticeably better). But I will stand firm on the major suckage that is The Vampire Diaries. It's entirely unoriginal. It's boring. It's bland. It's not just "plain old vanilla," it's plain old vanilla made with entirely artificial ingredients. Cheap, bought in bulk from Third World countries, not inspected by the USDA artificial ingredients.
If you really want to fill your nights with this kind of claptrap, well, it's your funeral. Just make sure it's closed casket.