Dudes, I’m so late to the party, but I don’t do this now, I’ll never mention Vampire Diaries and I do want to. Nonetheless, this post is going to be quick, sloppy, and pay no attention to details … in other words, a little like the episode itself. Boom, ROASTED! I kid–it actually wasn’t all that bad, but parts of it definitely were, so let’s get down to business, shall we?
Let me just say that I really like this show. I look forward to it every week and I think it goes perfectly on Thursday nights, especially with Supernatural–the CW really has a knockout lineup going on right now. Contrary to much of the internet, I think Stefan and Elena have really great chemistry, and I’m pretty impressed with the horror elements of the show.
Oh, you knew it was coming. If this show wants to be taken seriously as anything other than a CW fluff show or just another teenage vampire romance, it’s going to have to pull it together. I’ll forgive early missteps, but too much more crap like that newsreel footage, and I will never be able to respect the show. It was SO cheesy, largely due to the fact that they had Logan Fell himself playing the old-timey reporter and that is SO LAME, people. So lame. Kevin Williamson, I’m kind of disappointed with you on that.
Bonnie bores the hell out of me and while I love Damon and Caroline, there is a lot of convoluted stuff going on surrounding the two of them that really needs to get straightened out, because as it goes on, it starts to feel less mysterious and more confusing and unresolved.
I’m holding back on doing TOO much bitching because it appears that there may be some big reveals coming up in this next episode, and we may get some answers then. And really, this was the first episode that I thought had flaws I couldn’t quite get over.
And you know, it’s so weird because the thing irking me the most is this vervain business. I honestly think I’d be able to wait out answers on almost everything else, but I feel like I NEED to know what the hell is up with that, and mostly that they’ll use it in a consistent way and stick to their own rules. Because I can already see where I’m going in my mind with that, and if it becomes just a plot device, I am going to be SO MAD. It’s like … have some pride in your work. Create a universe, work within it, and don’t cheap out on the audience!
But yeah, like I said, trying to hold back too much judgment until I see what’s up next episode. And that is SO why I like this show–I’m ALWAYS anticipating the next episode. :)