The Vampire Diaries Review: All My Children

The Vampire Diaries’ ability to move through story at an unbelievably rapid pace is both what makes it great and what makes it fail. What I’m saying is that moving through story this fast sometimes makes the new plots feel a bit repetitive. I am really happy to have a show that doesn’t drag out a storyline…

The Vampire Diaries Review: Dangerous Liaisons

As you may or may not have noticed I haven’t written about The Vampire Diaries in a couple of weeks. The reason for this is that while I enjoyed the episodes, they were nothing spectacular. The most interesting things to come out of them were the return of the original family and a lot of…

The Vampire Diaries Review: Our Town

In one of this episode’s major storylines we see Caroline turning 18. After everything that happened with Jeremy and Tyler in the last episode she is feeling down, and is not up for celebrating her birthday. After some persuasion, Elena, Bonnie and Matt manage to get her to come with them and they replace her birthday with…

The Vampire Diares Review: The New Deal

My first reaction when this episode ended, right after I wiped the smile off my face, was how much I love the writers for letting their characters put all their cards on the table. I think it’s necessary to keep some things close to the vest in order to keep the story moving along, but…

Vampire Diaries Review: Homecoming

As the title suggests, it is time for Homecoming in Mystic Falls. At the same time the trio along with Rebekah and Mikael are coming up with a plan to deal with Klaus. Stefan calls him after they temporarily kill Mikael (with his consent) and Rebekah confirms it is true. We learn that their plan…

Vampire Diaries Review: Ordinary People

When I was at school today I spent my time between lectures dotting down a few notes on the episode that I wanted to include in my review, and because I’m cool like that my review will essentially be a rewrite of those notes this week. Let’s see what made ‘Ordinary People’ one of the best…

Vampire Diaries Review: Ghost World

In Ghost World we see the return of several familiar faces, some of them good, some bad, but all more or less unwelcome. I don’t quite know how to write this review, because all the plotlines were so intertwined, but I’ll do my best.

Vampire Diaries Review: The Reckoning

Prior to watching this episode I had read online that Julie Plec said it would be a game changer. I hate it when people use that term to describe their shows, mostly because it’s used way too much and usually don’t apply to the episode it’s being said about. However, this time I think game changer is used appropriately.

Vampire Diaries Review: Disturbing Behavior

Disturbing Behaviour was a good but not spectacular episode. I enjoyed watching it, but it felt like it was there to set up the next few episodes and didn’t move the plot along much. What it did do was let us know a little bit more about Jeremy’s situation, it finally addressed the tension between…

Vampire Diaries Review: The End of the Affair

In episode 3 ‘The End of the Affair’ we see Klaus and Stefan arrive in Chicago to find answers to why Klaus’ attempt to create his army failed. While there, Klaus fills in some of Stefan’s blind spots from his past, including what earned him the nickname ripper and his affair with Rebekah, whom we…

Vampire Diaries: Hybrid

I think I liked ‘Hybrid’ better than last week’s episode. I haven’t been able to figure out why exactly, or it might just be that I just haven’t had the time to think about it much today because of other obligations, but I have concluded that I liked this one more. Before I get into…

Vampire Diaries: The Birthday

In the season 3 premiere of The Vampire Diaries it’s Elena’s 18th birthday. Elena is focused on finding Stefan and is disappointed and annoyed that Damon doesn’t seem as enthusiastic about her mission. However, Damon is doing his best following Stefan’s bloody trail across the US but keeping it from Elena because he recognises the traces of…