‘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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‘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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‘Vampire Diaries’ Heartstopping Terror: Is Klaus Down for the Count?

This season’s penultimate episode of “The Vampire Diaries” brought it, action movie style. But, in the midst of all the violence and plot twists, all anyone really cares about which brother Elena wants to date. Because whether you are fighting supernatural creatures hellbent on destroying everyone that you love or competing in “The Hunger Games”, […]

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‘The Vampire Diaries’ Producer: A Lot of People Might Not Make It to Season Four

*Note: this article contains spoilers for the April 26 episode of “Vampire Diaries”* No television character has been more persecuted this season than “Vampire Diaries” Alaric (Matt Davis). First the vampire slayer developed a serial killer alter ego and unwittingly killed several people. Then, when he tried to heal himself, a 1000-year old witch turned […]

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