From Vampires to Werewolves, from Epic Love To Miserable Heartbreaks, The Vampire Diaries delivered the best Toxic Relationship Behavior.
The best era for the best teenage shows was undoubtedly the ones around the early 2000s and mid-2000s. This was the time when we enjoyed some amazing shows via streaming platforms like Netflix. Not only these shows became some of the greatest television hits, but also the reason why teenagers fantasized about the toxic characters by making them look attractive.
Damon and Stefan knew how to make a girl feel butterflies in her stomach.
One of the most famous and liked by the majority of the audience, The Vampire Diaries was one of the very few tv series that greatly impacted its audience. I would be lying if I say I am not a fan of the Salvatore brothers. Damon and Stefan knew how to make a girl feel butterflies in her stomach. TVD also forced the teenagers (of that time and even now) to ignore the toxic behavior of the male characters simply because of their charming looks.
Elena rejects his love, so Damon kills everyone she cares about without hesitating.
Well, let me put it out there once and for all that ‘your habit of choosing toxic men over the quintessential nice guys started when you chose Damon over Stefan’. You can love it, you can hate it, but you have to face it. Anyone who’s seen The Vampire Diaries knows inside their heart that Katherine wasn’t wrong when she said Stefan is the better brother.
Because of how toxic Damon is and how unbalanced his relationship with Elena is, he cannot take rejection. Elena rejects his love, so Damon kills everyone she cares about without hesitating. But this Damon behavior is not limited to a single incident; he does so for the majority of the entire series.
Another toxic character enters the show in the second season and is the ultimate villain of the show till the end. Klaus Mikealson, the vampire-werewolf hybrid also known as the psychopath killer is charming, hilarious, and deadly. It was Klaus Mikealson’s killing sprees and bad guy image that made Damon look like a good boy even in his worst.
Klaus Mikealson’s killing sprees and bad guy image that made Damon look like a good boy even in his worst.
Some of the best bad boy characters have come from teen shows like The Vampire Diaries. Although entertaining to watch, these characters frequently normalize unhealthy relationship practices. Fortunately for us, as long as we establish a distinct distinction between fantasy and reality, we may still enjoy them while knowing that they are harmful.