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February 22, 2013

Vampire Diaries Post Mortem: Stand By Me

As painful as I expected and yes, I have said for months they needed to burn the Gilbert house to the ground–too much pain and blood in that house. While this is not my full post mortem as I am hitting the road today, I wanted to give you a place to chat about it. So come share your thoughts. What did you like? What did you hate? What did you love? For me? I liked Matt reaching out to Elena and Caroline’s need to plan. I loved that Elena absorbed all of Bonnie’s crazy and rejected her premise. She […]
February 1, 2013

Vampire Diaries Post Mortem: A View to a Kill & More

Oops, I didn’t do a Post Mortem last week, I knew I did one in my head and I certainly talked about the episode, but with deadlines I just didn’t get it done. So here’s a quick hit list about last week: Damon summoned Elena to him, but Klaus through a wrench into it by turning an entire town for Jeremy to kill. Unfortunately Kol has other plans—he really doesn’t like the idea of raising Silas. Point of Order: I knew Kol would compel Damon, but he had to drain the hell out of him to get him to that […]
January 19, 2013

Vampire Diaries Post Mortem – After School Special

Two lies and a loving truth—I couldn’t help but be utterly delighted as The Vampire Diaries returned with a powerful, poignant episode motivated by two of the most narcissistic characters the show has ever seen. Carol Lockwood, You Will Be Missed The funeral is taking place in the high school gym—which I don’t completely understand. That said, Liz’s eulogy was lovely and made all the more powerful by Tyler’s emotional breakdown as he had to get out of there. Like Elena and Jeremy before him, he’s lost both of his parents—only in this case he lays the blame for her […]
November 12, 2012

Vampire Diaries Post Mortem – The Killer

 They say you never forget your first—well, Connor at least you know you’ll never be forgotten. From the moment the episode opened with Connor taking the Mystic Grill hostage with Jeremy, Matt and April (whom I now unceremoniously dub Red Shirt. Add her to the drinking game folks, April is in jeopardy take a shot, April is clueless take a shot, April has to have her memory wiped, take a shot…you get the picture) in it, I knew Connor was going to bite it (pun intended) and that it would be Elena who did the deed. And you know what? […]
October 29, 2012

Vampire Diaries Post Mortem The Rager

Yep, I’m days late with this post mortem and I blame deadlines for it, but here I am after rewatching the episode this morning ready to do my breakdown. Don’t worry Once Upon a Time fans, I’m writing up that post mortem next. I want to say that I loved this episode and there was certainly lots to love—but one character storyline in particular made me angry. Really angry. The character in question is Stefan Salvatore. Most of the time I like Stefan, I do. He’s not my favorite, but he’s not a waste of space either. I used to […]