From the unseen 'Forgotten' to new 'Melrose Place' the unwatchable 'Brothers,' counting down the season's worst
#7 - 'The Vampire Diaries'
"The Vampire Diaries" (The CW) - Premieres Thursday, September 10 at 8 p.m.
Here's where "best" and "worst" takes on myriad meanings. "The Vampire Diaries" isn't a good show, but it's trashy vampire silliness mixed with trashy teen soap silliness and the result is a tremendous amount of earnestness that crosses over into camp in a hurry. Many viewers will prefer the new "Melrose Place" in the "So-Bad-It's-Good" category and we won't begrudge that choice. Neither show is actually good. It all comes down to which kind of guilty pleasure you prefer. Of the shows on my "worst" list, this is the one I'm most likely to watch regularly.