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Underwhelmed If That’s A Word

March 15, 2013 15:39:18 Posted at March 15, 2013 15:39:18
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The Vampire Diaries Season 4 Episode 16 recap Well, that was less than I expected.   Am I wrong? After watching Elena’s pain overwhelm her, then her badass walk out of the house she decided to torch, I thought the turning off of her feelings would mean she was unfeeling, but not necessarily numb to the point of …boredom. Full Story

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The Best Bad Idea

February 22, 2013 19:33:58 Posted at February 22, 2013 19:33:58
Duana Posted by Duana

The Vampire Diaries Season 4 Episode 14 recap This was not the easiest episode of The Vampire Diaries to watch – I mean technically. I’m on West Coast time, the streaming was difficult in the hotel, no matter which site I’m used to going to I’m geoblocked somewhere. It was worth it. Full Story

“I will live a happy life without you”, he lied

February 15, 2013 18:51:42 Posted at February 15, 2013 18:51:42
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The Vampire Diaries Season 4 Episode 14 recap It took damn long enough!  Seriously, this episode, with the wandering and the moaning, and one person after another discovering that in fact there was only cure enough for one person, was kind of exhausting, wasn’t it? I mean, we get it already, and nobody’s relationships really changed, did they?    That’s not entirely true, I suppose. Full Story

The “Lost” Diaries

February 8, 2013 18:44:44 Posted at February 8, 2013 18:44:44
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The Vampire Diaries Season 4 Episode 13 recap Not only was I not the only one who was thinking it, I have to believe it was where the whole idea came from, right? “Guys, how are we going to do this whole ‘nobody trusts anyone’ thing this week?” “Dump ‘em on a beach! Somerhalder on a beach! It’s flashbacks right there! I miss LOST!” It is indeed flashbacks, though Damon is way more interesting to watch than Boone, even when he’s doing nothing. Full Story

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How Have I Not Made A “Run for the Cure” Joke Yet?

February 1, 2013 15:00:47 Posted at February 1, 2013 15:00:47
Duana Posted by Duana

The Vampire Diaries Season 4 Episode 12 recap “Dad ,There’s A Dance Tonight! “Not Anymore” I mean, these words made me really hope this was going to be a Footloose tribute – and you did too, what with the 80s music taking you back. What we got instead was a little more directly murderous on Elena’s part, but I mean, the sentiment is the same, right? Good girl has way more chutzpah than we bargained for? And the pure of heart get to have their pride at the dance, even if they don’t get the guy? (Can’t you just see Rebecca screaming “No! What about prom?” I now need to see that before I can successfully die happy. Full Story

“Stupid, Idiot, Borderline Brain-Dead Moron”

January 25, 2013 20:14:28 Posted at January 25, 2013 20:14:28
Duana Posted by Duana

The Vampire Diaries Season 4 Episode 11 recap Guess whose PVR cut out right as (MAJOR SPOILER) Jeremy shot Damon in the heart? Obviously I found a way to work around it, because otherwise I wouldn’t have the charming title for this blog above but it kind of bugged me for a different reason. Full Story

Bonnie Bungs It Up Again

January 18, 2013 19:30:17 Posted at January 18, 2013 19:30:17
Duana Posted by Duana

The Vampire Diaries Season 4 Episode 10 Remember how on the old, politically incorrect Scooby-Doo, no matter who actually screwed up, they would blame Daphne? I wasted serious time this morning trying to find the catchphrase they said but to no avail, so if you remember, you’ll make my weekend. Full Story

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Christmas in Mystic Falls

December 14, 2012 17:40:47 Posted at December 14, 2012 17:40:47
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The Vampire Diaries Season 4 Episode 9 recap I love Christmas.  I do, I’m that person.   I don’t go crazy, but I am one of those people who overspends on the “perfect” gift and prays that UPS gets their sh*t together (please, UPS) then wraps everything like a magazine and I get really excited to watch the same movie we’ve watched every year. Full Story

The teen drama is kind of gone…

December 7, 2012 20:32:19 Posted at December 7, 2012 20:32:19
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The Vampire Diaries Season 4 Episode 8 recap I mean, of course it’s not; the CW exists because there are teen dramas abounding, and ABC Family is there to pick up where they leave off, but that year 2000 movement where anything with a teenager was automatically relevant and made what your show had to say not just a show about coming of age, but a greater treatise on The World and how Learning To Be In It was bittersweet. Full Story

It’s Not A Tumor

November 30, 2012 17:14:47 Posted at November 30, 2012 17:14:47
Duana Posted by Duana

The Vampire Diaries Season 4 Episode 7 recap I was a pretty substantially nerdy little kid. Surprise. I used to look at all kinds of things to help me understand the stupid world,  including books on parenting so I could figure out what I would say to me in a given situation. One thing I remember that really stuck with me was a phrase about someone acting out of character. Full Story

Yes. Yesssss.

November 16, 2012 16:12:45 Posted at November 16, 2012 16:12:45
Duana Posted by Duana

The Vampire Diaries Season 4 Episode 6 recap I have been rightly chastised for spoiling major plot points in the title of the article, so I’ve been vague thus far.  But seriously?  Get going, because I am about to squee. All the hits, all the time!  I heard a little about this episode beforehand – that it was going to be a little unusual. Full Story

Elena Acts Like A Grown Up

November 9, 2012 16:04:01 Posted at November 9, 2012 16:04:01
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The Vampire Diaries Season 4 Episode 5 recap I was watching something else last night when a commercial for The Vampire Diaries in syndication came on -- you know, just all kisses and quick cuts and good lines --  and I realized how much I miss Katherine.  All that sass and a real willingness to get into trouble and curly hair. Full Story

The College Years

November 2, 2012 18:37:50 Posted at November 2, 2012 18:37:50
Duana Posted by Duana

The Vampire Diaries Season 4 Episode 4 recap So when you become a vampire, you don’t get your period anymore, right? This is a ridiculous question, but it was the first thing I thought of when Elena and Damon were hanging out in a lecture hall. Someone in there has to be on their cycle – can Elena smell that? What about in the party? Remember how when you got to college you heard these types of questions for the first time that were sort of titillating and also intriguing? You dragged yourself to lectures, but then they are kind of exciting and if you feel that way, does that guy two rows over feel that way, and can you both remember that feeling when you run into one another later on that night? One of the things The Vampire Diaries does so well is to keep apace of the “regular” lives of these characters. Full Story

Why Do Vampires Wear Helmets?

October 26, 2012 15:00:30 Posted at October 26, 2012 15:00:30
Duana Posted by Duana

The Vampire Diaries Season 4 Episode 3 recap It’s not just a cutesy question, although I assume the answer is to protect themselves from the odd flying wood chunk. Why do they adhere to any societal norms like that? Do they wear seatbelts? Cross at the lights? They do, right? I further wonder who’s the one holding the gun to these kids’ heads demanding that they finish high school? I mean, Mrs. Full Story