Another entry into the vampire melodrama arena, Vampire Diaries is more True Blood than Twilight. Two vampire brothers fall for high schooler Elena. One loves her for who she is; the other loves her for who she appears to be (the spitting image of his lost vampire love). Throw in some witchcraft, a cabal of town elders, and some of the hottest sex scenes you will see on network television, and you have a special show.
The blu-ray doesn’t disappoint. There are over eight hours of goodies in this package: loads of featurettes, plus deleted scenes, a gag reel, and commentary on the pilot episode. You even get an audiobook digital download of the original novel, The Awakening by L.J. Smith, that the series is based on. Talk about getting your money’s worth.