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The teen drama is kind of gone…

Duana Posted by Duana at December 7, 2012 20:32:19 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

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

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.

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

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

Duana Posted by Duana at November 9, 2012 16:04:01 November 9, 2012 16:04:01

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

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

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?

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

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

VD is pleasure spiked with pain

Duana Posted by Duana at October 19, 2012 14:58:38 October 19, 2012 14:58:38

Vampire Diaries Season 4 Episode 2 recap I mean, if you don’t think that Ian Somerhalder smirking as he crosses himself with holy water is one of the best scenes of the fall 2012 TV season, I don’t know if I can help you.   This show is so strong because it is quite literally a melodrama – people are dying and bleeding all episode long, most episodes – and yet it manages to have so many layers in the way it addresses the feelings these characters have, allowing them complex and changing emotions. Full Story

Elena Drank

Duana Posted by Duana at October 12, 2012 15:38:58 October 12, 2012 15:38:58
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Vampire Diaries Season 4 Episode 1 recap One of my favourite things that is going on on Twitter these days is the TV tweeting by Retta. You know, Donna on Parks & Recreation? Her tweets about Season 4 Buffy were endearing and hilarious, especially since you know what’s coming. Last night, though, she was livetweeting about this episode of  Vampire Diaries – and it was all just like  “Aw, no, and he loved her!” This show moves so fast that all you can really come up with for reactions in the moment are ‘”aw, no!” Did you miss it? Did you worry? Were you like me, thinking there was going to be a bait-and-switch and those who were dead wouldn’t be? I thought about refreshing myself and everyone else about who had and had not been killed, but when it all reverses again in moments, what’s the real benefit? This show is so delicious we’ll go back to the scene-by-scene thing next week because there’s too much to miss otherwise, and because Damon’s one-liners deserve a second airing. Full Story

Life's too short

Duana Posted by Duana at May 11, 2012 13:57:04 May 11, 2012 13:57:04

The Vampire Diaries Season 3 Episode 22 recapIsn't that right?  No matter how long a time on earth, isn't the person always gone too soon?   Isn't there always more you could have said or done?  Greater wishes you had to be with them, say the last thing? Nobody ever says, at the end of a life, “well, that was about the exact right time. Full Story

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Duana Posted by Duana at May 4, 2012 15:45:24 May 4, 2012 15:45:24
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The Vampire Diaries Season 3 Episode 21 recap Some shows have a philosophy about second-last episodes. That they are for fire and brimstone and the next week, the finale, is for tears and emotions.  Others don't go in for that level of sentiment. It's the last of the year? Blow everything up - physical and metaphorical. Full Story

Finger Waves for Everybody!

Duana Posted by Duana at April 27, 2012 15:30:00 April 27, 2012 15:30:00
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The Vampire Diaries Season 3 Episode 20 recapWhoo!  I'm just gonna call Rebecca's body walking around with Esther in it “Esther”.  Ya'll down? Or “Resther”? In comes Resther, overseeing Klaus' angst black painting.  He's irritated because he thinks she's Rebecca and therefore late, and she has the White Oaks stake as a peace offering. Full Story