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Extended Preview Video for The Vamprie Diaries on The CW with Ian Somerhalder, Paul Wesley, and Nina Dobrev

The Vampire Diaries: A Longer Look

If there were a literal music video version of this new, extended trailer for The CW's Vampire Diaries, I think half the captions would read "hot dudes stare hotly." Seriously, there are so many intense looks in this video that by the time the five minutes were up, Paul Wesley's eyes were burned into my brain. (I guess I'm starting to buy that whole "epicly beautiful" thing.)

When we're not staring deeply into Wesley's soul, we're learning more about Elena (Degrassi's Nina Dobrev) and the two vampires who will be battling for her heart and soul: Stefan (Wesley), who seems like a mopey puppydog of a vampire, and Damon (Ian Somerhalder), his smug, sarcastic, and more evil older brother. For me, the trailer picks up when Somerhalder arrives on the scene; I like his snappy comments, and the relationship between the two brothers looks like something I could get used to watching.

There are plenty of cheesy moments, but for whatever reason, I found myself oddly satisfied after watching this preview. Does it make you want to check out the series come Fall — or are you planning to skip it? To check out the video, just read more.

Photo courtesy of The CW

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