The Vampire Diaries, “Bad Moon Rising”

I've had trouble all day with this post. I've started and stopped twice now because I don't feel like I have a whole lot to say about "Bad Moon Rising," even if the episode itself is a nice character-focused effort. Maybe it's the by-product of watching all of the first season all at once, but … Continue reading The Vampire Diaries, “Bad Moon Rising”

The Vampire Diaries, “Brave New World”

The action-packed Vampire Diaries premiere reminded us of how great the series can be when a lot of crazy things are happening. The second the episode, "Brave New World," suggests that the series can also do more low-key, character-centric episodes as well. "Brave New World" is all about the aftermath of Katherine's rampage in the … Continue reading The Vampire Diaries, “Brave New World”

Season Premiere — The Vampire Diaries, “The Return”

After my whirlwind, 2.5-day screening of The Vampire Diaries' first season, I have been chomping at the bit for more. So I can only imagine how those of you waiting since May felt. No matter when we watched first or how long we waited, I think it's safe to say that the season two premiere, … Continue reading Season Premiere — The Vampire Diaries, “The Return”

Far from sucking: Reflections on season one of The Vampire Diaries

From the beginning, I was skeptical of The Vampire Diaries. When I heard about the series during development season back in early 2009, I was more than¬†ambivalent. And what shouldn't I have been? Its development came right on the heels of the Twilight phenomenon and just as True Blood was taking off. The whole thing … Continue reading Far from sucking: Reflections on season one of The Vampire Diaries