Vampire Diaries 3X05 officially blew my mind

14 Oct

I just finished watching episode 3X05 of Vampire Diaries “The Reckoning.” I won’t recap every detail of the episode for two reasons.

  1. If you haven’t seen it yet, you need to stop reading this blog and whatever else you are doing, and watch it…NOW.
  2. Within the hour I am sure 30 other blogs will have an exact play by play hot off the press. (For a full recap visit: http://tvrecaps.ew.com/recap/vampire-diaries-season-3-episode-5/)

Instead, I am just going to gush about how amazing it was.

Before this episode, the cast and crew repeatedly tweeted about how much of a “game-changer” this episode was going to be and how proud they were. I was excited but I was also a little frustrated because I felt with all the hype, that there was no way the episode could live up to my expectations. Except…it did…TIMES TEN!

At the end of the last episode Stefan, Klaus, and Rebekah arrived in Mystic Falls just as Katherine and Damon headed out of town. To be honest, I was a little disappointed that Stefan was back so soon. Not only was I really enjoying his bromance with Klaus (their words not mine) but also, Damon and Elena’s relationship hadn’t had enough time to progress yet. Nevertheless, there they were, in bright sunny Mystic Falls with Klaus quite ill-tempered after the Ripper’s recent bitch-slap betrayal (with thousands of years of experience, I really think he should have seen that coming).

It was obvious Klaus would quickly discover that Elena was still very much alive but I wasn’t sure what would come next. Clearly he couldn’t kill her (important rule in television, don’t kill off your female lead…otherwise you end up with the disaster that was O.C. season 4). So what could the writers possibly have in store? Continue reading

Glee 3X05 Say Bye Bye to Kurt’s V-Card

11 Oct

Right now, I should be watching Glee but sadly the show is taking a three week break and will not return until November. In the meantime, I thought I should honor this time by writing a Glee blog post. The next episode to air is 3X04 “Pot o’ Gold” and here is the preview if you haven’t seen it yet:

I’m sure that episode will be terrific and from what I’ve read it will involve Brittany getting a new Irish roommate (who she believes is a leprechaun) and possibly Santana and Brittany finally becoming a couple! BUT that isn’t what I want to talk about. What I want to talk about is episode 5 titled “The First Time.”

I’ve wandered around quite a few websites and it looks like 3X05 will be the episode when… Continue reading

Vampire Diaries- the last two episodes

3 Jun

I just finished catching up on Vampire Diaries, including the season finale! I’m not sure how I ever managed to fall behind because this show is a-maze-ing.

At first, I was really confused why they chose to end the season with episode 22 instead of episode 21. “The Sun Also Rises” felt like a season finale all in itself and it was far more action-packed and intense than the actual finale. PLUS, the final scene (see below) was…phenomenal, artistic, gorgeous, symbolic- take your pick.

But upon further consideration, it makes sense why they added a 22nd episode. Had they ended with “The Sun Also Rises” the only cliff hanger would have been whether or not Damon would survive the wolf bite, which we all know isn’t really a cliff hanger at all. There is no way they would kill off one of the three main characters. A season finale is required to leave us with unanswered questions so daunting that the prospect of waiting 4 months for the next season makes us claw out our hair. Episode 21 lacked those daunting questions but episode 22 certainly didn’t.

1. Has Stefan really gone to the dark side??

2. What are Klaus’ plans for Stefan?

3. Is Jeremy seeing ghosts or has he just gone insane? If he is seeing ghosts, can he see all ghosts or is his new power limited to dead girlfriends?

4. Will his ability to see Vicki and Anna ruin Jeremy’s relationship with Bonnie (who, in case you’ve forgotten, just admitted she’s in love with him)?

5. Is Alaric going to move in to the Gilbert house and start playing dad to Elena and Jeremy?

6. Now that Elena has finally admitted her feelings for Damon, will they start dating?

7. Am I terrible for wishing Elena would choose Damon over Stefan?

The Fringe Season Finale is Coming!

4 May

I am an impatient and nosy person by nature which makes it excruciatingly difficult not to comb the internet for spoilers about the finales of my favorite shows. In fact, it makes it impossible. Therefore, for those of you who are as impatient as I am I thought I would share a little bit of what I have uncovered about the Fringe finale.

To begin, let’s review what happened at the end of 3X21 “The Last Sam Weiss.” In the final moments of the episode, Peter fulfilled his destiny by stepping into the machine. With bated breath, we all watched as it closed around his arms and feet, trapping him inside. No one knew what would happen but I doubt any of us was expecting what did happen. We were suddenly transported 15 years into the future, to a world that looks like this…

At first, it wasn’t clear what had just happened (Where’s the machine? Where’s Olivia? What the hell is going on?), then we were shown this memorial placard and the pieces of the puzzle started coming together…

I have been on the message boards and read many opinions about this new plot twist. Some people seem excited but there are also a fair share of viewers who are shaking their fists, rolling their eyes and referencing Lost a lot. As for me, I wasn’t looking in the mirror but I guarantee that there was a HUGE smile on my face the moment I realized… Continue reading

I Love You Beth Cooper

3 May

I Love You Beth Cooper:  I am fairly certain when I saw the preview for I Love You Beth Cooper I vowed never to see it. Ever. But it happened to be on TV when I was visiting my parents’ house for Easter weekend, and I was desperate, so I hung my head in shame and watched it. Thankfully, I only caught the last half of this film, but here is what I gathered.

During a highly unconventional Valedictorian speech, nerdy High School outcast, seen above, insults a majority of the student body before declaring his love for head cheerleader and high school dream girl Beth Cooper. Later that day she shows up at his door and what follows is a night of insanity and utter chaos involving rabid raccoons, roid-raging boyfriends, an awkward threesome, Spiderman underwear, and a cow stampede (not necessarily in that order).

While I probably wouldn’t suggest this movie to anyone else and I certainly wouldn’t take the time to watch the movie all the way through, there were some aspects of the film I appreciated. First, the main character had a huge nose and was really unattractive. Why did I appreciate this? Because often times movie nerds are actually played by fairly attractive actors. For example, Jake Gyllenhaal in October Sky,  Tobey McGuire in Spider-Man, Emile Hirsch in The Girl Next Door, Alyson Hannigan in Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The list goes on and on but the point is, I doubt any of these actors know what it’s like to dwell in the miserable cesspool that is high school loserdom. This guy definitely knows. The second thing I liked is that the two main characters didn’t fall madly in love and live happily ever after aka Can’t Hardly Wait. It’s not that I dislike happy endings, it’s just that I’ve seen that happy ending one too many times. This slight divergence from the norm was refreshing even if the rest of the movie was terrible.

Fringe 3X19 Lysergic Acid Diethylamide

22 Apr

 A new episode of Fringe is on tonight! For all of you who missed last week’s episode here is a short review…

Tripping on massive amounts of LSD, Peter, Walter and Bell traveled into Olivia’s mind with the intention of rescuing her from the depths of her own sub-conscious. Once inside, they were greeted by a hostile cityscape inhabited by the manifestations of Olivia’s deepest fears. Among those present were Nina Sharpe and her robotic arm, Brandon (assumedly the one from the altverse), and Olivia’s abusive step father. Realizing that Olivia is not lost within her own mind but rather hiding from these manifestations, Continue reading

Twilight Saga: Cheesiest Moments

16 Apr

I was an English major in college. I can distinguish the difference between quality literature and modern pop-culture trash for the masses, but I still love Twilight. I love the books and I love the movie adaptations. I am one of those twenty-somethings you see mingled in with the screaming tween twi-hards, waiting in line for hours to attend the midnight showings and I am not ashamed. But my fierce love for the Edward-Bella saga doesn’t mean I have failed to  recognize that the movies (and books) are riddled with cheesy moments.  This post is to commemorate the cheesiest of the cheese… Continue reading

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