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Supernatural 9.01 – I Think I’m Going to Like it Here

I Think I'm Gonna Like it Here

Throw a party, toss off your grumpiness; hellatus is over and season 9 is here.

We open the episode with Sam and Dean cruising in the Impala discussing rain of angels. Sam is ready to deal with it, Dean is gruff and distant. Okay, so it’s a kinda depressing party.

You really are back Supernatural! Continue reading

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Boardwalk Empire 3.01 – Resolution

Last season (not necessarily in this order): Margaret slept with the sexy Owen Slater; Lucy had Van Alden’s baby and his wife Rose wasn’t very happy about it; Van Alden evaded arrest for murdering his fellow agent back in season 1; Jimmy tried to take over AC with the Commodore; Nucky made a slightly more honest woman out of Margaret; the beautiful Richard contemplated suicide and broke my heart about 50 times in only 12 episodes; Jimmy hired someone to kill Nucky, then intervened so he only got shot in the hand; Horvitz killed Angela and her lover when meaning to kill Jimmy; and Nucky shot Jimmy at the end (leaving poor Tommy to be raised by Gillian if Jimmy is indeed dead).

And now the season premiere… Continue reading

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The Vampire Diaries 3.22 – The Departed

Goodbye to everything that I knew.

In Martin Scorsese’s 2006 film The Departed,  the theme of blurred identities is explored as a young police officer goes undercover to infiltrate the mafia, while a mafia informant goes undercover to infiltrate the police force. There have been lots of identities blurred in this season of The Vampire Diaries, and there will be plenty more blurring by the time the final episode ends. But enough about my crying, let’s get to the recap. Continue reading

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The Vampire Diaries 3.21 – Before Sunset

To err is human, to forgive, vampire.

Oh, Stefan. Klaus still loves you. So much! Even after all the abuse he put you through, and all the times he threatened to kill you and your loved ones, anyone can see that he just wants you to be happy. He’s giving you permission to work out your feelings for Damon! He’s being so magnanimous! Hasn’t he suffered long enough? You really should take him back.

Can you say “irony,” Stefan?  Continue reading

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The Vampire Diaries 3.20 – Do Not Go Gentle

And you, my father, there on the sad height, Curse, bless me now with your fierce tears, I pray.

And so we enter the final arc of the season. Only three episodes left, and in this one, there’s a lot of body-jacking going on. Sadly that’s not nearly as dirty as it sounds. Continue reading

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The Vampire Diaries 3.19 – Heart of Darkness

The nightmare of Elena's choice, or the dream of mine? Maybe both.

What darkness lies in the hearts of humans, vampires, and dopplegangers? Everyone takes a deep dive into theirs this week. And while Delena fans may whoop with joy at the riches they find buried in the dark, fans of Stefan/Elena can be heard all over the internet moaning, “The horror! The horror!” Continue reading

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The Vampire Diaries 3.18 – The Murder of One

Faithful readers of Hey, Don’t Judge Me will be familiar with our awesome chief editor–actress, writer, and recapper extraordinaire, Laura Stone. Laura co-starred in a little comedy horror movie a few years back called Blood on the Highway, which killed at film festivals across the U.S. Well, the latest episode of The Vampire Diaries opens with a rock montage of Damon, Stefan, and Alaric carving stakes from the white oak tree—and with me laughing my ass off, because it looks and sounds an awful lot like this:

Those are Laura’s fake fingernails carving that stake. And apparently her technique is better than Damon’s, because Stefan tells him, “We finally have a stake that can kill an Original. I’m not gonna miss because you can’t whittle.” Continue reading

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The Vampire Diaries 3.17 – Break On Through

Stefan breaks through a bathroom door only to find Jim Morrison dead in the tub.

“You know the day destroys the night; night divides the day.” The title of this episode makes me think of that song by The Doors, which then makes me think about Krusty the Klown singing it on his anniversary special. “What was I on?” Krusty ponders, and I bet it wasn’t blood. Continue reading

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The Vampire Diaries 3.16 – 1912

Watch out, Stefan, Damon has a crow hidden under that hat.

Hooray, it’s the return of the vampires! Let us all celebrate with the dance of Endus Hiatus. When last we left our heroes, I finished my recap with the rhetorical question, “How many times must a man fall dead, before they call him a man?” I guess my question should have been, “How many times must a man fall dead, before they call him a crazy man?” It looks like Alaric is about to find out. Continue reading

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The Vampire Diaries 3.15 – All My Children

Just a couple of psychotic brats, doing what brats do.

Sometimes it feels like Elena is the Mom of Mystic Falls, doesn’t it? She’s the one who takes responsibility for everything, feels guilty for everything, does questionable things to protect everyone she loves and makes decisions on behalf of everybody else – often without telling them (see: Jeremy. Compulsion. Twice.). But, you know, when everybody around you is an evil psychotic brat? What else are you gonna do, besides take them out and spank them? Which is pretty much how this episode begins.  Continue reading

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