October 12, 2012

Vampire Diaries Post Mortem: Growing Pains

It’s almost hard to believe it’s finally back, but season four debuted with a bang last night and we’re going to talk about some of the twists, the turns, and the WTF moments. Producers revealed the cold open a couple of weeks ago, offering us a glimpse of the all the changes in Mystic Falls and setting the tone for the episode with Elena’s, “I’m human or at least I was…” The next couple of minutes were also previewed. The white noise, the intensification of sound and Elena’s sudden wake with a gasp… Stefan and Damon sat in her room […]
October 21, 2011

Vampire Diaries Post Mortem: Smells Like Teen Spirit

Stefan won’t leave her alone Hard to believe that in story time it’s just been a year since Elena met the Salvatores for the first time.  It’s been a hell of a year with something like fifty episodes of danger, action, adventure, love, passion, loss and mayhem. And vampires and witches and werewolves, oh my.  Smells Like Teen Spirit is hardly a departure for the series that takes the action and keeps ratcheting it up until sitting back in your seat is damn near impossible. The episode opens at 5:15 in the morning with Elena turning off her alarm clock, then […]
October 21, 2011

Vampire Diaries Post Mortem: The Reckoning

Busted! Vampire Diaries Post Mortem:  The Reckoning You know, when you’re just five episodes into a season and you get a title like this, you just know it’s going to be a game changer.  In all fairness, The Vampire Diaries does very little that isn’t game changing, even their ‘slow’ episodes are not slow.  But make no mistake, The Reckoning was anything BUT slow. Senior Prank Night Lest we forget against the backdrop of epic battles, hybrids, bloodsuckers and unrequited love, a good chunk of our main characters are in high school and it’s time to head back for senior […]
October 20, 2011

Vampire Diaries Post Mortem: Disturbing Behavior

Damon gets a bad rap We’re back in Mystic Falls and Damon is hovering around Elena.  It’s actually rather cute, Elena’s making chili from her family recipe and Damon is giving her crap that he’s had the Gilbert family recipe.  It wasn’t that good.  He’s bored by the idea of a Founder’s event because he knows it’s just an excuse for the council to get together.  He’s also concerned about Elena, he’s waiting for her to break after Stefan’s harsh words in the last episode.  Alaric, Bonnie and Caroline are all concerned about the obvious affection building between the two.  […]
October 20, 2011

Vampire Diaries Post Mortem: The End of the Affair

Rebecca and Stefan circa 1920 Here we go, it’s a mad race of recapping, dissecting and debating and we have a lot to talk about.  So hang in there with me, I’ve had all these thoughts in my head colliding while writing, while editing, while trying to go to sleep at night and I apologize for the delays. Nobody Does It Better The End of the Affair was all about the flashback and no one does it better than The Vampire Diaries.   While I admit to finding Klaus tiresome, Joseph Morgan does a great job of getting me engaged in […]