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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

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

Being Human 1X13 A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Me Killing You

14 Apr

Well, after just 13 wonderful episodes, the season one of Being Human is over. Before I recap the final episode, I think it’s important to look back at the first episode and the key events of the season.

1X1 There Goes the Neighborhood Part I

In episode 1, we were introduced to our three main characters, Sally the ghost, Aiden the vampire, and Josh the werewolf.

At the start of the season, Josh and Aiden were already best friends, working together at a local hospital. After a wild night in which Josh woke up next to a butchered deer and Aiden once again fell off the wagon by brutally murdering his date, Aiden implored Josh to become his roommate so they could look out for each other and try their hand at a normal life. Josh was hesitant at first but eventually relented because honestly, who could resist Aiden’s adorable smile? Events didn’t quite go according to plan however… Continue reading

Being Human 1×12 “You’re the One that I Haunt”

11 Apr

I will admit that Being Human has taken me by surprise. Despite noble intentions, SyFy’s original series tend to be disappointing, notably in the area of special effects, which I blame entirely on what I am sure is a very low budget.  The first season of Being Human, however, has been highly entertaining and what I would consider quality television. Very rarely during the first season have I winced in embarrassment due to cheesy lines or raised an eyebrow at questionable plot choices, and the special effects, particularly when we saw Josh go full on wolf-man, were dare I say it, impressive. Of course, a great deal of credit has to be given to the BBC considering this show is a remake of the UK’s Being Human, but I am still willing to praise SyFy for finally getting my attention.

So, on this week’s episode of Being Human, we witness the aftermath of Danny’s botched exorcism, Nora has her first ultrasound, Sally finally finds closure, and best of all we get a peek at what Aiden was up to in the 70’s, which was made all the more entertaining by the Aviators (did anyone else notice it was cloudy and snowing?) and out-of-control sideburns. But before we cover any of these story lines in detail or talk about the final scene, I want to discuss Sally’s opening monologue… Continue reading

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