A few failed subplots are a given on any big television series that spans many seasons. The Vampire Diaries
especially has so many weaving storylines and characters that it’s natural to have weaker parts dotting the plot. There were many aspects of the show that needed to be expanded upon to get us invested in them, and other storylines that weren’t necessary at all. With so many supernatural talents and mystical elements, sometimes the writers seemingly got carried away and ended up in narrative cul-de-sac. In a lot of cases, producers didn’t let go of certain stories until they were long worn out, much to fans’ dismay.
Let’s be real, there are some side characters in The Vampire Diaries whose backgrounds and problems fans grew tired of. Even main characters wound up in tiresome and frustrating storylines that we could have done without. The writers never had a shortage of content for this popular eight-season long TV show, but not every narrative was a home run. Don’t forget, The Vampire Diaries is a fantastic show overall, and the purpose of this list isn’t to tear it down. As a whole, there were absolutely more great storylines than poor ones, and there’s no doubt this franchise is deserving of its huge following. Still, let’s take a look back at some of the events that made us cringe and wish we could press fast forward. Hopefully The Vampire Diaries' spinoff Legacies can avoid these storytelling missteps.
Here are 20 Storylines The Vampire Diaries Wants Us To Forget.