The Vampire Diaries – S01E06 – Lost Girls Review

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Way to go Vampire Diaries for deciding to step up their game in a big way. The series as a whole hasn’t been too shabby but “Lost Girls” is probably the best episode so far. Storylines were at their peak, characters weren’t annoying, and I didn’t get bored once. It was a big improvement from last week’s episode. It seemed like so many things finally came to a head and the end result was highly gratifying. So Elena has had the realization that ... Read More

The Vampire Diaries – S01E05 – You’re Undead to Me Review

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So I was both pleased and disappointed by this episode. It had a lot of good qualities to it but it also had a few that were... not so good. Some characters continued to hold my attention while others flat lined. Elena and Stefan held the show which is good because they’re our main characters and if they get boring we have a problem. As far as storyline, “You’re Undead to Me,” flowed well. Though some of the side storylines are taking ... Read More

The Vampire Diaries – S01E04 – Family Ties Review

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The Vampire Diaries is doing its best to keep from getting boring and with scandalous, blood-sucking drama at ever turn, it’s succeeding. Now heading into its fourth week, “Family Ties” begins to lay the ground work for the story arcs and plotlines that will work their way through, what I’m imagining will be, the entire season. The Founder’s Party works as the focal point of this episode, gathering all our central characters in one location and shedding some much needed light on ... Read More

The Vampire Diaries – S01E03 – Friday Night Bites Review

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It hasn’t taken long for the Vampire Dairies to settle into its niche as supernatural teen drama, complete with dramatic paranormal plotlines and characters that have enough emotional baggage to fill an airport. It probably didn’t hurt that the first two episodes went at warp speed. Unlike those episodes, “Friday Night Bites” travels at it’s own pace, a pace that suits the characters and story far better.  Now that setup and character introductions are out of the way, the show seems free ... Read More

The Vampire Diaries – S01E02 – The Night of the Comet Review

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The second episode of The Vampire Diaries, “The Night of the Comet”, definitely doesn’t stray too far from the first. Another couple bites it in the opening scene and once again it’s in classic horror film fashion. This time it was a couple who has gone camping, last time it was a couple driving down a dark abandoned road. Either way, both couples are dead before the opening credits and presumably Damon is stuffed. It then, once again, goes to Elena and ... Read More

The Vampire Diaries – S01E01 – Pilot Review

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Girl starts school, girl and brooding boy makes eyes at each other, brooding boy turns out to be a vampire. It seems like a pretty familiar formula, especially in the current Twilight-crazed nation we live in. However, to simply call The Vampire Diaries a Twilight knock-off would be to severely underestimate it. Sure, it contains the basic elements of the genre, but there seem to be enough differences to keep it from getting boring. Also, with Kevin Williamson as producer, whose achievements ... Read More