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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 …..

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Returning Shows: Fall TV Munchies

This season of 2011-2012 is the most excited I am for new upcoming TV shows, it is either because my appetite for TV programming has increased or that this season is an impressive one. It’s definitely a little bit of both. The summer has offered a few distractions such as new shows : Franklin and Bash and Friends with benefits and returning shows: Weeds,The Big C,Louie and True Blood . As great as they were they are NO fall TV programming where you having a long list to select and choose from.

That said the sadness is and the time has come where you grab popcorn and watch you favorite show on TV, your computer or whatever contraption who can keep track. Another option for people who live outside the US is to look for bit torrents, download and then watch.

I will first start with returning shows I am looking forward to and if I leave some shows out it is either because I am not fortunate to know them yet or that I think the shows sucks and refuse to watch it .

1. Community season 3(NBCSept 22nd : First ,yeah! I have no illusions how bias I am for the show, I still think it is the greatest comedy on TV and the lack of recognition saddens me because with no doubt the show has the hardest working actors, writers and crew.

Where we left off : The WW2 of paintball where Greendale Collage prevails over City Collage, Pierce (Chevy Chase) the recently becoming the villain of the group saves the day and wins the school $100,000 and refuses the group’s invitation to come back to the group after he’s been voted out. The door to study room F is open with 6 hopefuls that pierce will come crawling back to the group.

Why we are excited:  The obvious is more Community is always a good thing. The much anticipated Jeff/Annie ,Troy/Britta love connection.Knowing the creator Dan Harmon it will not be a typical soapy story line. They promise to have more fun and be less weird so we will have to wait and see. Oh plus John Goodman is coming to the show and Jim Rash (dean Pleton) is a series regular now 🙂

Excitement levellethally high, Hyperventilation high.

2. The Good wife Season 3 (CBS) Sept 25th : After delivering a stellar season it is no wonder The Good wife can’t come a moment too soon. so a moment of silence for the pure awesomeness that is season 2…………

Where we left off: Alicia and Will finally caved in and made their feelings clear, after everything went wrong they managed to let go of their fears and embrace their passion. Peter is State Attorney now and in cahoots with Carey, and bridges burned between Alicia and Kalinda.

Why we are excited: the “talk”, Alicia and Will will discuss the hell out of their encounter and a good covwersation is never bad between those two. Kalinda has a hell of redemption to do and losing Alicia is bound to spin her out of contorl,Eli Gold (Alan cumming) is Alicia’s co-worker no…or is it boss?! anyways  and Peter is going to play dirty with the help of the unfortunally scarcely used  Matt Czuchry.

Excitement level: High with occasional breathing.

3. Parks And Recreation Season 4 (NBC) Sept 22nd : with new addition last season this show managed to be more awesome, it should be registered as the smartest casting move in TV history.

Where we left off:  After a slow brewing romance between Leslie and Ben they’re finally on the right track, or are they? Leslie is offered a new job which might jeopardize her relationship with Ben. Chris is interested in Ann again and Ann is working with the parks department (to justify her constant showing up, no one visits city hall by choice).

Why we are excited: Tammy 1, mommy Swanson…need more…seriously?! we will find out what Leslie is going to do with Ben.

Excitement level : high with tendency to get light headed.

4. The Vampire Diaries season 3 (CWSept 15th : After so many dead could the body count get any higher? we are psyched to find out.

Where we left off:  the curse of the sun and the moon has been broken, Katherine is gone, Elena and Damon kissed ,Stephan turned bad and now Klaus is a vampwolf .

Why we are excited: All  the listed above…. What will happen with Stephan. How Damon and Elena will address their recent kiss. Who else will die this season and brooding,mourning Alaric is bound to be hot .

Excitement level : high with heavy bleeding.

5. Fringe season 4 (Fox) Sept 23rd : Fringe has proved itself a strong contender after surviving the death time slot it been moved to (Friday night) and for that it deserves commending. I am NOT a sci-fi fan but Fringe is entertaining enough to keep me hooked.

Where we left off: Peter was hooked to the machine resulting in a world merge and Peter disappearing taking away every trace of his existence.

Why we are excited: What happened to Peter? Peter does not exsit does that mean his son is never born? how will bolivia and olivia ever deal with eachother? so many questions unanswered.

Excitement level : high with drastic weight loss and chronic blackouts

There are some other shows I am excited about like How I Met Your Mother Sept 19th , The Middle Sept 21st ,Grey’s Anatomy Sept 22nd , The Big Bang Theory  Sept 22nd Raising Hope Sept 20th , and The  Office Sept 22nd  but those are the ones I wanted to focus on….ah my life is back to normal.

P.S: This Blog post is dedicated to Aseel Zahran who allowed me to use her computer to update my blog and who told me I should have a blog in the first place so I can stop blabbing about TV while she’s out to save the world.