The Vampire Diaries
The Vampire Diaries was a hit TV show adapted from a series of books by L. J. Smith. The series follows Elena Gilbert, a young woman who finds herself caught between two vampire brothers, Stefan and Damon Salvatore. There are notable differences between the books and the series, but the series ran for eight seasons and boosted the careers of the leads - Nina Dobrev, Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley.
The vampires featured had the ability to compel a person - hypnotize them into doing what they want. This way they can feed on someone and then wipe their memory. The mythology was huge, with a new big bad each season. One big bad - Klaus Mikaelson - was given his own spin off show - The Originals. The series has only grown from there, with a spin off from the spin off, the new series Legacies, which features Klaus' teenage daughter, Hope.
The series faced an unprecedented twist at the end of season 6 when the lead actress, Nina Dobrev, left the show to pursue other roles. Her character Elena was placed into a mystical coma to explain her absence. She did reprise her role for the series finale though and her character got the happy ending she always dreamed of.
If you haven't seen the show, then I would highly recommend it.
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