First aired: 2010-2011
When I reviewed season 1 of the show I suggested that I was in danger of drowning in teen angst. Not so much in this season, instead we get overwhelmed by an insistence (from primary characters) of carrying out the noble act and sacrificing themselves. Luckily we have some secondary characters who are much more selfish than selfless.
Also gone – ish – is the school. One complaint might have been the focus on a high school but the characters seem to have decided school to be unimportant (this is actually mentioned in script) and so the school becomes a very occasional set.
|more fun than Elena|
|Klaus, one of the originals|
|Paul Wesley as Stefan|
The series as a whole was a little over long. A few of the episodes seemed stretched out and perhaps a couple could have been shaved off the length but overall the reduction in angst saw this nose ahead of season 1. 6 out of 10.
The imdb page is here.