The Vampire Diaries: When Should It End?

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The CW just moved The Vampire Diaries to Friday nights.

The show just aired an that felt desperate and dated, copying a trope used in Groundhog Day, Edge of Tomorrow and many other films and movies:

A character repeats the same day over and over and over until he or she arrives at some realization about himself or herself.

Team Salvatore! - The Vampire Diaries Season 7 Episode 7

Not exactly an original concept, and not exactly a shocking outcome either. 

Was anyone surprised that Damon actually feels guilty over his mom's death? He's been using humor and anger as a coping mechanism ever since we met him.

All of this is just a preamble to the following question:

Should The CW cancel this show after The Vampire Diaries Season 7?

We're certainly not the first site to pose this question. It's been floated ever since Nina Dobrev announced she was leaving the series.

But now we really do wonder whether there's any more story left to tell.

As many of our loyal readers know, we love The Vampire Diaries. We adore The Vampire Diaries. We ran a site called The Vampire Diaries Insider prior to folding it into TV Fanatic.

Nothing would make us happier than seeing The Vampire Diaries return to its glory days of drama, shock and suspense.

But nothing would make us sadder than seeing this beloved show limp to its finish line.

So, we once again ask, should The CW announce this is the final season and give Julie Plec and company plenty of notice, in order to pen the ending this series deserves?

You tell us:

Matt Richenthal is the Editor in Chief of TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter and on Google+.

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Vampire Diaries Quotes

Dear Diary, a chipmunk asked me my name today. I told him it was Joe. That lie, will haunt me, forever.


Dear Elena, yes you heard that correctly. Hell has frozen over. I'm writing it all down. Granted, I'm half a bottle in thanks to my 1950 Chateau Cheval Blanc, a bottle I waited 65 years to open. I used to spend nights sitting in my wine cellar convincing myself I could hear it age, tannins growing, fermenting, but appreciating its beauty didn't make time go by any faster. The bottle just laid there on its shelf, torturing me while I waited for Katherine and time stood still. Eventually I convinced myself that no sip of that wine could ever taste as good as I dreamt it would. And that is the story of why I drink bourbon. I don't know who I am without you, but I know that as long as I'm with you, time will stand still. So who is Damon Salvatore without Elena Gilbert? A selfish friend, a jealous brother, a horrible son? Or maybe with a little luck, I'll do right by you. Because you may be a thousand miles away or a hundred years away, but you're still here with me and my heart is right there in that coffin with you. Until you come back to me.