I think it's a pretty decent show. It falls somewhere between Twilight and True Blood. If you can get past the corny romance and horrible product placements, it's actually enjoyable.
Regarding the season finale:
[HIDE]I'm going to take a guess that Jeremy is somewhere between life and death. So I wouldn't say Anna and Vicki are back from the dead but that Jeremy can now see/talk to the dead.
Also, I really liked that scene between Alaric and Jeremy where Alaric made fun of what Bonnie said. Vampire Diaries needs more humor like that.[/HIDE]
it's funny people call this Twilight light, because to me its what Twilight could be if it was made by competant people. Im way behind on Season 2, but overall this is a grewat watch i think, and well worth giving a try too! As with any show, if u don't like it in 5 episodes, stop.