the vampire diaries

October 3, 2013

Thor’s Day – Bigger, Better, and OMG Fall TV

It’s Thor’s Day and in some ways, it’s the day we’ve been waiting for, because everything is back on television. In a little over 35 days it will also be the day before Thor 2 hits theaters and I have a feeling my brain will pop. Let’s pause for a moment to look at a preview of Thor 2. But in addition to the beauty of Thor, we’re adding back into the television watchpot: The Vampire Diaries The Originals (just for tonight and then it moves to Tuesdays next week) Once Upon a Time in Wonderland Big Bang Theory The Crazy […]
May 17, 2013

Vampire Diaries Post Mortem: Graduation

It’s been an interesting—and at times enormously frustrating season. I do not think season four of Vampire Diaries will go down as my favorite, from the uneven storytelling to the overabundance of some characters at the expense of others to the beating of some storylines like a dead horse, there were moments of great cheer and moments of throat clutching disappointment, and when I honestly felt some of my passion for this show wane, my bafflement at the choices seemingly being made often left me with a feeling of “really?” rather than “OMG” at the end of every episode. Thankfully, […]
May 11, 2013

Writers Gone Wild: Or What Do We Talk About on a Friday Night?

So it all started out as an innocent moment of nerdgasm:AGENTS of SHIELD Baby! It got picked up! *WOOT WOOT* Feel the nerdgasm! Along with a little happiness about the new Tomorrow People (yes my Brit roots are showing, I loved that program) and The 100 based on the Selection I believe. And well…I’ll let you read the rest for yourself 8:09pm Heather Long Hart of Dixie got renewed Yes, I am VERY happy right now 8:09pm Virginia Nelson I heard VD got renewed…and Duck Dynasty. Good! 8:09pm Heather Long Yeah, VD was picked up in February So was Arrow […]
February 19, 2013

Vampire Diaries Post Mortem – Down the Rabbit Hole

We’ve had to say goodbye to so many characters on The Vampire Diaries beginning with Uncle Zach back in first season. No character on the show has been spared grueling loss since the Salvatores returned to Mystic Falls, but the one who lost the most–Elena–has persevered, fighting to hold onto her hope and her utter humanity in the face of such utter cruelty. Breaking Elena Since waking up a vampire this season, Elena’s faced many challenges–not the least of which was holding onto her humanity and continuing to try and protect her baby brother from all of danger surrounding them. […]
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 […]