I got bored a few episodes into season one of Vampire Diaries and stopped watching, but then some friends told me it picked up the pace midseason and convinced me to give it another shot. I've been hooked ever since. I can't think of any show I've ever seen that packs more major plot developments in per episode as consistently as TVD. I enjoy the grey-and-grey morality, too - there's very few characters who are purely good or purely evil. I do think the acting and dialogue sometimes leave a bit to be desired, but so far it hasn't bothered me enough to make me stop watching again. And of course, the eye candy doesn't hurt either. Anyone else like the show?