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Us Rating: ***

First seen as a Twilight knockoff -- teen Elena (Nina Dobrev) is torn between two supernatural hotties, vampire Stefan (Paul Wesley) and his sinful brother, Damon (Ian Somerhalder) -- this sexy soap quickly earned its own fans. The deft touch of exec producer Kevin Williamson (Dawson's Creek) is evident in the snappy dialogue, and it doesn't hurt that the cast is typical CW: hotter than hot. Plus, unaired scenes! (Warner Home Video, $60)