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Do you care?

May 15, 2014 15:42:56 Posted at May 15, 2014 15:42:56
Duana Posted by Duana

The Vampire Diaries Catchup Part 4 I’m asking you.   If Stefan is dead for real (not a chance) and if, as was reported by producer Caroline Dries, there are “at least three” other deaths coming, and if Markos’ whole plan unravels because the blood of the doppelganger might not be effective if said doppelganger is, you know, dead … …does anyone hear? There’s something about this season. Full Story

Sure, she’s dead, I buy that.

April 17, 2014 15:20:28 Posted at April 17, 2014 15:20:28
Duana Posted by Duana
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Vampire Diaries Catchup Part 3: Episodes 14-17 Well this was a convoluted catchup, wasn’t it? I mean, I’m talking purely logistically.  Olympics and breaks and everything else, it was a long time coming.   So maybe it’s for that reason that this run of episodes seems like it has really run out of steam. Full Story

Katherine Is The Best: A Thesis

February 13, 2014 17:39:19 Posted at February 13, 2014 17:39:19
Duana Posted by Duana
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Vampire Diaries Season 4 Catchup Eps 9-13 Like all theses, we need to set out up front certain rules that prove the proof – certain things we have to accept are true.  So. If a show in Season 5 is both a little tired and also a little bit free to do whatever it needs to do to shake things up. Full Story


January 9, 2014 15:26:19 Posted at January 9, 2014 15:26:19
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Is what fans of The Vampire Diaries might be angst-ing over today after watching Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder accept Best Chemistry or whatever they call it at the People’s Choice Awards last night. She wouldn’t admit it but Duana’s probably given it a few minutes of her morning too. Full Story

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Vampire Diaries Season 5 Catchup, Part 2

December 5, 2013 16:07:44 Posted at December 5, 2013 16:07:44
Duana Posted by Duana
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Click here for Part 1. Julie Plec giveth, and Julie Plec taketh away. I might be enjoying VD more as a bingewatch than I did watching every week.   Sometimes you can’t see the forest for the trees when there are so many cuts to black and so much going on and so many damn versions of Nina Dobrev everywhere. Full Story

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Vampire Diaries Catchup, Part the First

October 31, 2013 14:41:35 Posted at October 31, 2013 14:41:35
Duana Posted by Duana

Four episodes in, and we are beginning to see the shape of Mystic Falls and its surrounding university campuses. One of the reasons we decided to take this show in chunks a little bit more is because the crazy-twist play-by-play can be so exhausting that it’s hard to do it justice. Only when you take a look at it with a bit of distance can you really process the enormity of what these people go through on a regular basis. Full Story

Pomp, Circumstance, Humanity, and Truth

May 17, 2013 17:50:18 Posted at May 17, 2013 17:50:18
Duana Posted by Duana

The Vampire Diaries Season 4 Episode 23 recap It is a great luxury and a great relief to say that I can’t really breathe. The internet is a minefield today. Between Rob Ford (if you don’t know, please google ) and the Office finale and the VD finale and the Scandal finale, I had to pick my way around very carefully. Full Story

The love is over, the show goes on

May 16, 2013 20:18:55 Posted at May 16, 2013 20:18:55
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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The CW upfronts happened in New York today. And the stars of one of the network’s most important shows, The Vampire Diaries, turned up together, but not. It was confirmed last week that Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder have ended their relationship. Needless to say, there were no group shots. Full Story

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Welcome Back

May 10, 2013 14:18:28 Posted at May 10, 2013 14:18:28
Duana Posted by Duana

The Vampire Diaries Season 4 Episode 22 recap Well, that was only a little bit creepy. I know we had twenty minutes of explanation about the veil and where it dropped and why, but aside from those nods to propriety, it all felt a little easy, didn’t it? Veil dropped. Loved ones returned. Full Story

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Well. Thank God that’s over.

May 3, 2013 17:33:01 Posted at May 3, 2013 17:33:01
Duana Posted by Duana
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The Vampire Diaries Season 4 Episode 21 recap Elena has her humanity back, and it took Matt, who had never hurt anyone, being hurt himself, for her to realize this was all a bit much and to stop with the temper tantrums. Sorry, but that’s clearly what’s up here – Damon was the first to call her a brat, but she’s been cruising for it for a while. Full Story

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The Originals

April 26, 2013 15:01:19 Posted at April 26, 2013 15:01:19
Duana Posted by Duana

The Vampire Diaries Season 4 Episode 20 recap So a wee vacation from our friends in Mystic Falls to the grown-up world of New Orleans. I can say with absolute certainty that I got the flavour of the French Quarter in a way I didn’t expect to. I mean, the brass bands were somewhat expected, I guess, but the feeling of striding in and out of various establishments and knowing people there is something I’ve unconsciously associated with New Orleans, without having been there yet. Full Story

Prom Sucked

April 19, 2013 16:14:46 Posted at April 19, 2013 16:14:46
Duana Posted by Duana

The Vampire Diaries Season 4 Episode 19 recap Sorry, okay, but of all the things that this show does well, that delight me, I am least interested in the ongoing trials of our seniors in high school. Seriously, as though any of them were ever going to graduate anyway at this point? But on a serious note, it bothers me because, as we saw tonight, we’ve finally crossed the threshold where the “petty, teenage” concerns are just irrelevant,  seeing as saving the life of a given human is just all in a night’s work for Matt, the most “average” of them all. Full Story

Fun With No Extras

April 1, 2013 15:51:54 Posted at April 1, 2013 15:51:54
Duana Posted by Duana
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The Vampire Diaries Season 4 Episode 18 recap Please shut up, Caroline. Please. Now that we’ve covered that entire storyline, this was kind of a super-fun episode.   One of the things I like best about when Katherine and Elena face off – whether Elena’s in humanity mode, human mode, or none of the above – is that it makes her up her game. Full Story

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….and Damon Salvatore as Ren McCormick

March 22, 2013 18:18:00 Posted at March 22, 2013 18:18:00
Duana Posted by Duana

The Vampire Diaries Season 4 Episode 17 recap Come on, didn’t you think he was so hot in that sleeveless?  With the more-than-a-hint of eyeliner as he got all 80s soulful with her, and don’t tell me it was supposed to be the 70s, that was 80s Ren McCormick and St. Elmo’s Fire if I ever saw it. Full Story