Thurday“The Vampire Diaries’’ (The CW)
Teen vampire melodrama
Stars: Paul Wesley, Nina Dobrev, Ian Somerhalder
The concept: Vampire brothers compete over a human girl. Think of “Twilight’’ with a little “Dawson’s Creek’’ thrown in for serial purposes. Like so many vampire products, it’s based on a series of books, this one by L.J. Smith.
Our take: Another vampire story? Yup, and it doesn’t quite distinguish itself in the pilot. The good-brother-bad-brother setup is schematic, and the pilot drowns in the kind of fake atmospheric fog that substitutes for real creepiness.
Alternate name: “One Fang Hill’’
Grade: C+ (Sept. 10)From left: Nina Dobrev as Elena and Ian Somerhalder as Damon.