Shouldn't we be eating sandwiches instead?
There are all kinds of ties in life: mental, physical, familial. This episode contained so many references I expected the Man from Glad to show up and offer his patented sandwich bags as a solution. Look, son, no ties! Continue reading
The old me's dead and gone.
Our Town is a Pulitzer Prize-winning play written by Thornton Wilder, examining the themes of daily life, love, marriage and death through the lens of a small New England town. The original 1938 production used chairs, tables and ladders as scenery, with the actors miming a lot of their interaction with props. Thankfully we don’t get a mime, but we do get Stefan chopping off heads, which is way cooler. Continue reading
Welcome to the episode that exploded the internets. Two months since we last saw our heroes, and for a big portion of the viewing audience, it was worth the wait. Fire, passion, heat, flames, and that’s just on the message boards. It’s for realz this time, kids, and you either love it or hate it. Unless you’re me, in which case you’re just jonesing for more Klaus/Stefan. Continue reading
Homecoming. As a non-American, this is one of those high school rituals that confuses me. What is a homecoming dance? Who’s coming home, and from where? No matter, because in this episode it’s everyone. Klaus, Stefan, others (hint) – even Daddy’s home. And daddy calls Klaus “boy” and Klaus calls him “old man,” so really, what more could I ask for? Continue reading
Around the time of 1,000 AD, Leif Eriksson (no, not that one) became the first European explorer to discover North America. I learned this in history class, where we were taught all about L’Anse Aux Meadows and the fabled land called Vinland, which is though to encompass most of Atlantic Canada. What they didn’t tell us was that Leif had a bunch of vampire cousins with curiously Biblical names living in Virginia, one of whom bore a striking resemblance to Elrond in Lord of the Rings.
Who knew supernatural dramas could be educational? Continue reading
We all have our ghosts, don’t we? And the inhabitants of Mystic Falls have more than most. This week the ghosts come back to town to deal with unfinished business, and it’s up to the living to lay them to rest. Continue reading
Load up on guns, bring your friends
Another day, another Damon. Another disappearing storyline. Sorry, but we already have a Damon, and he’s way more fun than the reboot. Continue reading
Everyone is behaving badly in Mystic Falls this week – or are they? That’s the central question of this week’s episode. Humans, vampires, ghosts and hybrids – are they being bad, or are they just doing all the normal, nasty things that humans, vampires, ghosts and hybrids do? Continue reading
This week is all about the futility of trying to “fix” another person. If 12-step programs have taught us nothing else, it’s that only YOU can prevent blood-drinking. And if you happen to be a vampire and need blood to, oh, say, live, then giving it up completely is not an option. The only choice you have is whether your blood bags are the donated kind or the murdered kind. Continue reading