Nobody panic, but The Vampire Diaries is finally back! It’s been a long summer – both for viewers and for the Mystic Falls gang. The premiere picks up a couple months after Season 4 ended – just in time for the summer to come to a close and the girls to head off to college. To bring the audience up to speed, Elena ”writes” an e-mail to Bonnie telling her what everyone has been up to over the summer – which is...Read More
The Vampire Diaries Recap: 5.01 “I Know What You Did Last Summer” – Silas, man… that’s no way to make friends.
After hitting the ground running with a jam-packed premiere, All Aboard Who’s Coming Aboard felt a little slow. It was still quality Braverman time, but it didn’t pack quite as much of a punch. Additionally, for a show that usually hits homeruns in the realism department, there were several moments this week that had me raising my eyebrows. Possibly the best answer for at least some of the strange moments starts at the top, with Zeek. We...Read More
I can’t believe this is really happening – after all the waiting, The Originals is officially… well, official. For those who watched the backdoor pilot back in April, the overall story of this episode wasn’t anything new. What was new was the point of view – as, instead of Klaus telling the story, viewers got to hear Elijah’s side. That in itself was an exciting change, to say nothing of the new...Read More
One of my biggest pet peeves when I watch TV – and I recognize that this is a plot device used to create drama – is when people don’t say what they want to say. Conversations are so often written with people thinking about saying something and then choosing not to. I sit there willing them to just open their mouths and say what needs to be said, but it rarely actually happens. And it drives me bonkers. So I need to start this column by...Read More
Special Premiere Event: “The Vampire Diaries” and “The Originals” Premiere Thursday, October 3 on The CW!
The summer hiatus ends tomorrow for The Vampire Diaries fans. This season, viewers get to enjoy twice the screen-time with the wildly popular vampire universe as The Originals, a spin-off of The Vampire Diaries that will follow the Original family as they leave Mystic Falls to take over New Orleans, will make it’s debut this season. Though The Originals is scheduled to air on Tuesday nights before Supernatural, the show will premiere...Read More
There is certainly no shortage of young, funny women on TV this season. You can stop on any channel and see these ladies running a bustling medical practice, navigating three male roommates, attempting sobriety, or waitressing in a diner in Williamsburg. Funny women are having a moment, and it is hard to pin down whether this kind of character has come along as a result of a cultural shift, or if we are just now noticing how funny girls...Read More
Can you imagine being so afraid of who you are, and what that means that you would rather live a life of pain and unhappiness than face the truth? Imagine for a moment the person who is supposed to love you and care for you and protect you from harm is also the monster lurking in the shadows waiting to strike you down. Mickey Milkovich doesn’t have to imagine this; he lives with this reality every day. In his life loving someone means not...Read More