‘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’: 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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