In less than one month, The CW will kick off a Thursday night filled with vampires, witches, werewolves, hybrids and the occasional human thrown in for good measure.
The Vampire Diaries returns for its fifth season and its spinoff The Originals debuts a brand new premiere episode. To say we’re excited would be a severe understatement.
Here at TVSource Magazine we’ve decided the best way to celebrate the upcoming premieres is with a good, old-fashioned shipper war. Let’s face it; it wouldn’t be TVD universe without people battling to the death on the internet to declare their favorite couple the best.
We’ve compiled a list of 24 pairings based on the following criteria: the two have dated, kissed, had sex, or one/both people involved have expressed romantic interest in the other. We love fangirl/boy pairings as much as the next person, but if it didn’t happen onscreen, it’s not part of the poll. And sure some of these ‘couples’ lasted for an episode or even a scene, but that just means they’re included, not that you have to vote for them.
Voting takes place Sunday-Friday, beginning Sept. 8. Polls will close Fridays at 8 p.m. EST and results will be announced Saturdays with the new poll available on Sunday morning.
Your votes will narrow the pairings to 16 (round one), 8 (round two), 4 (round 3) and then the final 2 (round 4) to declare a winner.
Have fun, vampire fans! And don’t forget to catch new episodes of The Vampire Diaries and The Originals beginning Thursday, Oct. 3 on The CW.
Round 1 – Voting closes Friday, Sept. 13 at 8 p.m. EST.