10 Harsh Realities Of Rewatching The Vampire Diaries

With The Vampire Diaries being rehomed last month, fans are catching their rewatch marathons on HBO Max and Peacock. The show premiered over a decade ago to fanfare, and much has changed since 2009, which means that viewers have different opinions about some of the storylines and foundational characterization of The Vampire Diaries.
Back then, Stefan Salvatore was considered the better brother, and romance was the fulcrum of the show, but all of it looks different in hindsight. The reality is that parts of the show appear changed through a modern lens, which includes the writing and in-universe lore.
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