Half-Yearly Examination 2013/14

Half-Yearly Examination 2013/14


Boys’ Secondary, Kirkop




The Vampire Diaries is a supernatural drama television series developed by Kevin Williamson and Julie Plec, based on the book series of the same name written by L. J. Smith. The series takes place in Mystic Falls, Virginia, a fictional small town haunted by supernatural beings. The series follows the life of Elena Gilbert , a teenage girl who falls deeply in love with a 163-year-old vampire named Stefan Salvatore. Their relationship becomes increasingly complicated as Stefan's vicious older brother Damon Salvatore returns with a plan to seek revenge against his brother for turning him into a vampire against his will. Both brothers begin to show affection towards Elena, mainly because of her resemblance to their past love Katherine Pierce. It is revealed that Elena and Katherine are relatives. Katherine eventually returns with plans against the trio. As the narrative develops in the course of the series, the focal point shifts on the mysterious past of the town involving Elena's look-alike Katerina Petrova and the family of Original Vampires, all of whom have an evil plan of their own.

The story includes other characters such as Elena's younger brother Jeremy Gilbert, her best friends Bonnie Bennett and Caroline Forbes, and their mutual friends Tyler Lockwood and Matt Donovan. The town is supervised by the "Founders' Council" which is founded by some descendants of the original families who used to live in Mystic Falls in the old days. Some members of Mystic Falls’ council include the Salvatores, the Gilberts, the Fells, the Forbes, and the Lockwoods. They guard the town mainly from vampires, although there are other supernatural threats such as werewolves, witches and ghosts.

The very first episode attracted the largest audience of any series premiere since the network began in 2006. The first season averaged 3.60 million viewers and following seasons have maintained an audience of over 2 million viewers. It remains the most-watched series on the network. The show has received numerous award nominations, winning two People's Choice Awards and many Teen Choice Awards.

On February 11, 2013, The CW Television Network renewed the series for a fifth season. On April 26, 2013, The CW Television Network officially announced that the spin-off The Originals has been ordered to series, set to premiere in the 2013–14 television season. The fifth season premiered on October 3, 2013.

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