‘The Vampire Diaries’: Five Things You Need to Know About This Week’s Episode

Tonight, two fan favorites return to the “The Vampire Diaries.” In the Thursday March 28 episode,”American Gothic,” Elena (Nina Dobrev’s)  and Rebekah’s (Claire Holt) search for the cure for vampirism leads them to a small Pennsylvania town where Elena’s doppelganger, Katherine, is hiding. We’ve already seen the episode, which features several surprising moments that people […]

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‘Vampire Diaries’: A Sad, Fiery Farewell

“The Vampire Diaries” is often a dark show, but this week’s episode, “Stand By Me,” was the “Sophie’s Choice” of teen vampire series. It was really, really depressing. The show said goodbye to a core character in a way that seemed pretty damn permanent. It also said goodbye to the Elena (Nina Dobrev)  we have […]

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Ian Somerhalder, Nina Dobrev and Paul Wesley of "The Vampire Diaries" (Photo: The CW)

CW’s ‘Vampire Diaries,’ ‘Arrow,’ ‘Supernatural’ Get Early Renewals

The CW has renewed “The Vampire Diaries,” “Supernatural” and “Arrow,” giving its buzziest shows early pick-ups for next season. All three supernatural dramas are high-profile for the network: the addictive “Vampire Diaries” will be heading into its fifth season; The CW’s longest-running series, “Supernatural,” is getting an impressive ninth season; and last fall’s breakout hit […]

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‘Vampire Diaries’: Another Original Bites the Dust

There’s always a twist on “The Vampire Diaries,” always an unexpected consequence. This week’s episode,”A View to a Kill,” broke with formula in that everything eventually went exactly as Elena planned.  That either means that the episode was unpredictable in its predictability or that Vampire Elena is the only character in Mystic Falls who knows […]

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‘Vampire Diaries’: The Race for the Cure Becomes The Thirst Games

Last week, “The Vampire Diaries” riffed on ‘The Breakfast Club.” This week’s episode, “Catch Me If You Can,” takes on a more contemporary teen film, “The Hunger Games,” as Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen) is forced to do his best Katniss impression. It’s as suspenseful and scary as its cinematic counterpart and a whole lot sexier. […]

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