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Vampire Diaries “Smells Like Teen Spirit”: It is not over when you are dead

Vampire Diaries got crowded this week and as ghost Vicki said it best “In a town full of vampires,werewolves and witches I’ll fit right in”. Elena is back as I know and love her, bad ass Elena. She is very wisely training with Alaric at 6 am to protect herself against vampires against Stephan to be exact… Whats is funny about that scene in the woods is Alaric’s out of control hair and the-Greendale-human-being-cousin-doll Elena was practicing on (shout out to NBC’s Community).

It is the first day of school and Stephan and Elena’s anniversary and as I hear Elena remember that it hits me, it has been a year, all that that happened throughout the past two seasons happened in one year and I really admire Elena for getting out of bed in the morning,I wouldn’t ,this is why I get upset when Elena is whiny because she is strong, she is no Bella and that is what I love about her.My friends claim that in this season Nina Dobrev who plays Elena over acts and I disagree,if there is something I am worried about with Elena is that with the gradually changing wardrobe and little more makeup she’ll blend with Katherine, and they will become the same actress, I hope that never happens.

This episode was an homage to the season’s pilot and I loved that,Elena coming out of the bathroom and bumping into Stephan and the bonfire it shows how far those characters have come, I didn’t like The Vampire Diaries the first 3 episodes of season one and I am glad I continued watching to see the error of my ways because now I can honestly say that Vampire Diaries gives me my drama fix for the week.

Damon surprisingly seemed like the only together person/vampire in this episode, now another thing I discussed with friend is the shift of roles between Stephan and Damon, they claim it is not realistic and again I disagree, I said it once and I will say it again, Damon is not bad and it will be boring if he had that one side to his character, Damon is impulsive he lets you know what he thinks, he is the most emotional and guarded one of the two brother she has always been the screw up and he is comfortable with that label , Stephan on the other hand himself to a high moral code that always weighed heavy on him and made him seem as kind of a buzz kill because unlike Damon he cares how other people see him, he is hard on himself and has a darkness in him that he fears, a real darkness that Damon talks about but never shows , Stephan never mentions his darkness but it can be seen in moments he lets his guard down. and what we see now is Stephan letting go of that moral code. In a nut shell this is not a change as much it is a revelation about the two characters which I think is brilliant.

The ghost story line continues to worry me because I don’t know exactly where it is going but then again when do I ever see a story line coming in Vampire Diaries, six episodes in and i have gasped and yelled out OMG more times than I can count, so even though I am a little scared I will trust the writers and watching this week’s episode helped me get to that state of mind because at least a little is being revealed and apparently even witches on the other side are hell-bent on killing Elena…poor Elena.

A little B story line that will eventually get to the A story is Rebekah’s (I caved and now that is how I spell her name) interest in Tyler and Tyler’s blind devotion to Klaus are getting on Caroline’s nerves and as Damon sees it there is one solution to the problem “Get a new boyfriend”. Elana’s plan to lock Stephan up seemed too easy to pull off, but I admire her dedication, she was out there in the bonfire party looking Stephan in the eye refusing to back down, and as she is busy getting “not sober”, Damon is trying to charm Rebekah but she is too smart to fall for it. Elena is drunk and let me just say I love drunk Elena, and she fakes falling from the bleachers as Stephan catches her as wee swoon over the exchanged glances Alaric shoots him in the back. Let me take a moment to recognize how amazing and awesome Alaric was in this episode, tortured fighting with Damon Alaric is awesome…how cute is it that Damon misses his friend when he says ” Are you ever gonna be not mad at me rick?“. On another note I wish everyone would stop calling him Rick, I love the name Alaric and Damon started using Rick to get on Alaric’s nerves now everyone is using it…NOT COOL. Now back to Stephan he gets trapped in the car with elena as Vicki sets the car on fire, Matt does the hardest thing he ever has to do which is let her go and put her back where she belongs…not here.

Elena’s is hurt and Damon is “medicating” her, Elena is really struggling with her feelings for Damon(Damon is not making it easy to not fall in love with) because she doesn’t know hat they are and she is a little ashamed that now that Stephan is gone she is eyeing his brother, before we saw Damon looking at Elena’s lips filled with desire, now it is Elena who’s doing all the looking. Standing ovation to the scene in the  weight room where Damon shows her exactly where to get to a vampire’s heart…the mention of Buffy made it better.

The cherry on top: Katherine wakes Michael up who is changed and refuses to drink human blood and just as you are thinking “Aww he doesn’t drink people he is the good guy” he ..um well…he eats Katherine. Michael feeds on vampires, so Klaus is running away because he is someone’s dinner. Chocolate sprinkles: as you are enjoying watching Damon clean up after Stephan, ghost Mason shows up and he does not look happy.

What is in store for next week? well looks like Mason is not the only ghost in town [SPOLIER] Lexi Stephan’s best friend makes a comeback and from the looks of it tries to help Elena “restore” Stephan…WHAAAAT?!

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Vampire Diaries “The Reckoning”:Where Were You Damon?

I will start off by saying WHAT THE HELL?! Vampire Diaries writers never waste any time, this episode had a finale vibe and we are still in the beginning. As it seems Klaus have been patient with Stephan all this time and now there is no more Mr nice guy. we get a first taste of what a ruthless man Klaus is, unlike his brother Elijah, Klaus is not only a killer he is a manipulator, he compels a girl to left her foot up and her friend to beat her to death if she puts her foot down. He is twisted.

The gang are preparing for senior prank and it makes me sad that making something so normal feels alien to them and they don’t live that dream for long when Klaus grabs Elena…the writers didn’t even prepare for that they just dove right in…Elena is understandably terrified and Nina Dobrev’s innocent doe eyes help her greatly, as Klaus ruthlessly drags around Caroline and Tyler are attacked and Tyler is taken to Klaus by Rebecca who turns out to be a scary ally. Klaus wants to turn Tyler into a hybrid, and he kills him I pause the scene and let out a helpless shriek…

Kathrine tries to get Damon on her side while taking his phone and Jeremy hostage, she wants information on who exactly is Klaus afraid of, Damon tries to bang the information out of Jeremy and succeeds.Damon is away from all the drama that is taking place in the school gym, amazing location by the way the echo of the gym amplifies everything that is happening. Stephan is staked by Rebecca but why would a metal rod immobilize him unless perhaps it has vervain? anyways Stephan shows up and tries to convince Klaus to leave Elena alone and ends up having to feed on Elena “you know you want to” I kinda wanted him to. Time runs out Tyler is almost dying as Caroline helplessly watches and yes I am totally leaving out the Vicki talking to Matt story because I don’t like it that much, I know it is going somewhere and I will stay patient till we get there.

Klaus compels Stephan to kill the two students in the gym and then feed on Elena, there is a part of Elena that   believes he will not hurt her and there is another part that does not trust him at all and at the end of the episode the part that doesn’t trust him prevails. The best and saddest of it all is that Klaus compels Stephan  to shut off his feelings totally and it looks painful…as we are left to presume Stepahn hurt Elena beyond repair Damon is alerted to the situation back in mystic falls with many texts from Bonnie and leaves Jeremy and Katherine together, the last time they were together one was feeding on the other so I am not sure that was a good idea, granted Katherine wont kill him but still……

Elena is not killed but worse, she is lying on a hospital bed as a  nurse drains her of blood under Klaus’s compulsion, Klaus discovered that the blood of the doppelganger is the key for siring his own specie thus turns Tyler into a hybrid….Tyler was never totally a human to begin with but he is now dead. Damon comes to the rescue and receives a bit of complementary ass-kicking from Klaus, Damon very cleverly gets rid of Klaus by telling him Michael who we see wake up at the end a vampire who hunts vampires is coming for Klaus. Damon saves the day and carries Elena out of the hospital.

Elena went through hell in this episode and now she begins her journey into letting go of Stephan, I loved the moment she looks at Damon and says “where were you Damon?” he is now her savior, and as Damon came in to turn things upside down in season 1 now Stephan comes to claim his thrown as “The Ripper”.

Here’s next week’s promo “smells like teen spirit” will Elena succeed in saving Stephan? hope not …..

Chemistry: I Can’t Believe They Are Not Dating

There are couples that you see on TV and you Google the right to see if they are dating because the chemistry is too gripping . Most of these couples are not dating which means they are great actors because they had us fooled

1. Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder The Vampire Diaries : they both play roles of unspoken attraction, when ever they are around each other you feel electricity.there has been rumors about those two but the age difference might be an issue.UPDATE: they are dating as is obvious in this blog nina-dobrev-and-her-gorgeous-squeeze-ian-somerhalder-took-their-mums-out-for-a-walk-in-paris

2. Kyle Chandler and Connie Burton Friday Night Lights : they looked like a real couple, watching FNL I was totally convinced they are married.They have a genuine chemistry that you can’t fake.


3.Paul Wesley and Candice Accola The Vampire Diaries : those two are not a couple on or outside the show but as i see it the chemistry is unbelievable. I swear i was shocked to learn they are not dating. Am I the only one who sees it ?

4. Ellen Pompeo and Patrick Dempsey Grey’s anatomy: That scene in the pilot where Meredith and Derek are in the stairwell after realizing he’s her boss,they had it and it was magnetic.

5. Leighton Meester and Chase Crawford Gossip Girl: remember I am listing people on TV who have Chemistry not necessarily people I want to end up together. Though the Chuck and Blair chemistry is undeniable. The two actors listed have great chemistry, they look great together.

6. Paul Reiser and Helen Hunt Mad About You : do you remember that show, well those two had IT . They were a great duo.

7. Timothy Olyphant and Joelle Carter Justified : they just look so good together I don’t know what it is but they do, they both give off the same vibe.

8. Mary Louise Parker and Justin kirk Weeds : they have been the embodiment of team work on the screen. I can’t believe we wont see them again next year.

9. Mila Kunis and Danny Masterson That 70s Show .


10. Joel Mchale and Chevy Chase Community : O.K that last one is a filler but imagine if you will a world were those two are a couple 🙂

So here’s my list  to keep you entertained in this cruel summer without our beloved TV shows. If you have a couple to add or any comments please head down to the comments section.

Vampire diaries S2 Finale :Stephan unveiled, Elena yields.

After last weeks episode, I came to “As I Lay Dying”  with very little expectation( it’s rude to be greedy).  I knew the episode was Damon-centric but I  didn’t expect any deaths and as usual I was wrong.    The episode opened with Elena checking in on  Jeremy as he sleeps only to be interrupted with  Damon asking for forgiveness and Elena needed  more time which Damon doesn’t have to give.

Damon takes a drink and stands in front the window,  no ring trying to die. Stephan comes to the rescue  and violently I might add I felt sorry for Ian  Somerhalder, he must’ve got a little bruised.Did Paul Wesley have to tackle him like that?! Anyways Superman (Stephan) locks Damon in the dungeon.

Klaus wakes up in a meadow and if that is not weird enough he is naked since he was running around as a wolf for a while. Elijah wants to see his family and Klaus points out what I think Elijah didn’t think of ; No one can kill Klaus now not even Elijah. At that moment I knew Elijah wont get what he wants.

Drunk Alaric, he’s a sarcastic mean drunk when Stephan calls for help but is fast to sober up after learning Damon is dying , goes on suicide watch as he serves booze to Damon to ease the pain. What a wonderful bromance.

Stephan asks Bonnie for help which pisses off the witches but all they can get is the name Klaus…TATATATAAAA. Stephan tells Elena Damon is going to die knowing fully that the only person Damon wants to see now is Elena ,God bless his soul.He tells Elena he owes Damon a cure but it is clear as day Stephan wants to save Damon for one reason only: He is after all his brother and he loves him.

Back in -what I understand is Alaric’s apartment- Katherine is still there (where’s Alaric staying?) with Stephan . Surprise Klaus walks in, Why???? Stephan asks for help and Klaus seems amused, then brushes Stephan off to “help” Elijah. Klaus naturally kills Elijah the minute he’s distracted and i know why he went back, to get the dagger. Why wouldn’t he kill Elijah when he gets the chance but as he was stabbing him there was a tenderness as Klaus holds Elijah’s face and Elijah tries to hang on to him AWWW?!

Later Klaus stakes Stephan near the heart -just to be mean- then reveals his interest in Stephan. Who was once a great Vampire but not anymore making him drink human blood bag after bag. At that moment it hits me why I feel like Stephan is an idealistic character, because he is.Stephan acts with great restrain in everything because if he unleashes who he really is the consequenses are dire. Stephan is the kind of person who never says what he feels, he doesn’t allow dark thoughts or negative feelings which makes him liked but too good to understand or relate to.I like him more now.

Damon is on the loose, found by Jeremy and taken to the grill. Sheriff Forbes follows and tries to shoot Damon who whooshes to reveal Jeremy standing behind him who is fatally shot …I had to pause here because I was pissed ,Jenna and Jeremy was too much. Luckily Caroline showed up and I was optimistic but nothing helped Jeremy was dead. Bonnie and Alaric takes him to the spooky witch house to try to bring him back to life and after much crying and bleeding from Bonnie’s part Jeremy is saved with consequences…What are they other than seeing dead people ? I still don’t know.

Back at the movie screening Damon is on the loose again, found by Elena and he is”tripping balls” daydreaming about Katherine … Finally they waited till the last quarter of the show to have Elena and Damon together. He bites Elena’s Neck thinking she is Katherine then wakes up and collapses into her.

Caroline at the grill informs her mother that Jeremy is alive and she has a moment with her mother that brings me to tears Candice Accola  and Marguerite MacIntyre delivered the scene to perfection, Sheiff Forbes will be on Damon and Stephan’s side next season.

Stephan is sitting with lots and lots of blood bags and boy is he devouring them making a very creepy animal-like sound, he refuses to drink more unless he is given the cure which is Klaus’s blood. Klaus gives to Katherine and as soon as he gives her the order to leave she flees. Stephan is distraught because he knows Katherine wont give it to Damon and we discover Klaus knew Katherine was on vervain all along. he made her stand in the sun and burn for fun he knew she was lying, gotta love the guy .

The most important scene: Elena is by Damon’s side in his bedroom, Damon is looking back at his wrong choices that led him to this point and he regrets nothing because those choices led him to meet Elena. They are both cuddled in his bed now  and Damon apoligises for the many things he did to hurt Elena and she effortlessly forgives him. She rests her head on his chest and he honstly with no purpose other than saying it tells her he loves her. She tears up with great pain and reveals …she knows.Damon wishes she could’ve met him in 1864 when he was innocent and Elena tells him what he was aching to hear her say “I like you now, Just the way you are”. Then she looks down on his face and she decides at that moment she will do what she was afraid to do, just because he is dying, she gives in to the moment. Elena kisses Damon warmly, briefly and passionately she kisses his lips. Thank you

Katherine shows up at Damon’s bedroom door with the cure because after all she cares, when her life is not on the line she cares. As she’s leaving she tells elena Rose’s intended line “it’s ok to love them both” and then adds “I did ” and I add “I do”.

Klaus and Stephan joined forces and are leaving Mystic Falls , tucking Elijah away in a storage space, I’m thinking Stephan is pretending to make sure Damon is Ok  then he gets the text from Elena that he is. Klaus very thoughtfully brings Stephan a girl to eat and the poor thing is not screaming, she’s only shaking her head no. A very polite victim I say. She runs screaming and Stephan has a look on  his face that only the great Paul Wesley can bring to life, Stephan has crossed over to a very dark side, and he eats the poor girl though it starngely sounded like she is enjoying it.

If all the above wasn’t enough the precious writers leave us with this Jeremy wakes up to be reunited with Annabelle and Vicky who are supposed to be dead. WTF?!

A stellar episode to wrap up a stellar season. Season 3 is teased to be “The season of the originals” her’s an interview with Julie Plec answering your burning questions with TVLINE’s Magan Masters

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Ants In My Pants: Magical Thursday

Thursday, my favorite day of the week, has landed .Here is what you should be looking forward to.

NBC Thursday Night Comedy: The best talents in comedy all lined up together for your pleasure:

  • Community Season 2 Finale : “For a Few Paintballs More” part 2 of the paintball saga and a sort of a “star wars” review, Greendale collage takes down a mystery enemy.
  • The Office : “Dwight K. Schrute, (Acting) Manager” the title alone promises good fun and the misery of others in the office. Dwight brings the reign of hell as he becomes the temporary regional manager of the Scranton Branch.
  • Parks and recreation: A delight of 2 episodes YAY!The fightLeslie offers Ann a Job at city hall and Ann is cavalier about the offers which ignites their first fight ever. “The Road Trip” Ben and Leslie take a road trip to Indianapolis and Leslie is worried she can’t fight her feelings for Ben anymore (please don’t fight) , Ron takes on an unsuspecting  protégé to teach him about government.
The CW’s Doom’s day :
  • Vampire Diaries :”As I Lay Dying” #poorDamon has been trending on twitter for a reason Damon is dying .He is hallucinating (Delena kiss promised) and trying to die in dignity luckily Stephan is trying to save him. Who is to say what is going to happen the writers of the CW hit have made it clear that no one’s safe this season and the bodies keep piling up  .
CBS’s nerd day :
  • The Big bang Theory:“The Engagement Reaction”  Howard tells his mom he’s engaged and that news puts her in  the hospital . Will we be fortunate enough to meet the screeching mom? I hope not. Sheldon hangs around in the germ infested hospital -that’s always a treat-
Hope you all tune in and what you can’t watch DVR. For us who live overseas download all as a torrent come Friday morning 🙂

TVD: “The Sun Also Rises” a lesson in TV perfection

Dedicated to my amazing supporter Amani Rabah : you are awesome 

It took me a while to write about last week’s The Vampire Diaries episode recap , I needed time for what happened to sink in. Without hesitation ” The Sun Also Rises” is the best episode of TVD to date. The death toll was shocking 4 were killed and only 2 broke my heart. I sobbed during this episode and as the episode finished i had to take time to breath and take in the intensity of this episode.

The darkness started with Caroline and Matt fighting off Tyler the wolf and i was like “Oh Holy ****” boy how little did i know. That ended with Tyler being shot and wounded which allowed Caroline and Matt to make a run for it. I understand that Caroline loves Matt I really do but I don’t understand why. After turning into this amazing vampire she is not Caroline anymore but in a way maybe Matt is her connection to innocence and humanity.

Later Tyler is found lying naked on the floor -that poor guy if that is not a lesson of humility I don’t know what is- and Caroline helps him by covering him up, she is such a great friend, she started the series as annoying and insecure then blossomed into awesome character. turning into a vampire was the best thing that ever happened to her, but Matt doesn’t think so he’s calling Tyler “that thing” and looks at Caroline like she’s a freak and I understand.

Now to the Sacrifice; If there is a creeper setting and a creepier guy than Klaus I haven’t seen it. I expected Klaus to be bad-ass like Elijah but he is really  deviant and selfish more than anything else. Elijah is the one that really scares the crap out of me . I knew the sacrifice wont end well but i didn’t expect the sacrifice to work, i kept expecting something to go wrong  but  Jules got her heart ripped out quickly and swiftly – a moment i waited for so long to see, she was mean to Damon.

and then came Jenna , oh Sara Canning I am sorry i took you for granted. Sara Canning delivered this episode she was amazing. The heart to heart between her and Elena was touching and though it was ominous i really wished she’d make it for her,Elena’s, Alaric’s and Jeremy’s sake sadly i was mistaken. Stephan offered himself instead of Jenna and redeemed himself for the parade of wussy decisions he has made in the past few episodes.I didn’t envy Elena for the devastating heartache she needed to bear. How do you choose? what was she hoping for in that instant? Klaus refused because he has “plans” for Stephan, cue storyline for season 3 🙂

Standing surrounded by fire Elena witnessed her only guardian die as she is engulfed with tears Jenna says it’s O.K and i think it’s to soon for Jenna to be O.k with death but then she heads for Greta as she pieces the puzzle together and tries to take her out Klaus outsmarts her and stakes her in the back and Elena breaks my heart as she yells out “Jenna NO!” damn you Nina Dobrev and her cries are helpless Elena knows there is nothing she can do now -reaching for tissue-.As I am  being broken to pieces with Elena she says “just turn it off, you wont be scared anymore”  and I am in despair, damn you TVD writers .

Jenna dies as a vampire and it kills me that she died such an ugly death with no goodbye so cruel and sudden, again Sara Canning i will miss you. As Elena has the life sucked out of her she dies in front of Stephan 😦 and then Bonnie comes to the rescue  i have never been happier to see Bonnie and boy was she strong. As Klaus is being thrown around  Elijah is turns up and proceeds to finish the job as promised and then we discover Klaus kept the bodies of his family and can tell elijeh where to find them and Whoosh!  he disappears with Klaus. Now we have a werewolf-vampire hybrid and a family of originals to deal with.

back at the creepy witchy house Damon carries Elena in and tenderly strokes her hair pleading that she wont be a vampire, say what you will but Damon is a passionate he really loves Elena the heat is undeniable. Alaric asks news of Jenna and Damon delivers it without words just a simple shake and i ask how can you say it ? a shake was good enough. Another woman disappears from Alaric’s life with no goodbye…I love Matt Davis, I just do.

Elena wakes up and John Gilbert loses his life force and hits the ground, no runs out to see him, cry for him or even carry him, David Anders i hope TV will realize your worth and will keep you around, great talent.

All wraps up in the funeral scene and as all is laid to rest Damon’s bite still stirs, he tells Stephan what’s going on and Stephan is at loss of what to do,And as Damon walks away looking massively dashing in his suit a little hello from the director Paul M. Sommers in the words “Paul Sommers rest in peace”.

I’ll leave you with next week’s promo. who will save Damon and what more can happen after this week’s stellar episode . “As I Lay Dying” we all thought it would be Elena but the capable writers proved us wrong. What will the world of Damon’s hallucination bring, why is Bonnie crying and bleeding. Will someone else die ?