1. The Visuals
CW’s The Vampire Diaries offers viewers a delightful feast for the eye. From dim hospital hallways to foggy, crow-infested graveyards, the sets are both creepy and beautiful, while the cinematography makes nice use of shadow and light. The cast, too, is predictably, yet pleasantly attractive. Vamp brothers Stefan (Paul Wesley) and Damon (Ian Somerhalder) are fairly ogle-worthy, while Elena (Nina Dobrev) is darkly lovely.