Recap: The Vampiaries, Episode 3.18, “The Murder of One”

Woah, you guys. This episode was an excellent lesson in how you do soapy supernatural drama, and there weren’t even any sexy times!  But how can we be sure? Let’s make a list: torture (chains!) by the scorned lover? Check. Angsty love triangle? Check. Super weapon for killing the big bad? Check. Scooby gang? Check. Plans gone awry? Check! What else? Let’s find out!  Read More Recap: The Vampiaries, Episode 3.18, “The Murder of One”

Recap: The Vampiaries Ep. 3.16, “1912”

If for some reason you missed watching this episode, or don’t feel like watching it, that’s really no big deal. Though it wasn’t bad by any stretch, it didn’t have any shining moments of true TVD glory (most everyone wore all their clothes! No Caroline or Klaus!). Basically, it was pretty utilitarian and is setting us up for what’s to come.  Read More Recap: The Vampiaries Ep. 3.16, “1912”

The Sin of Competitive Yoga

Oh hey. Competitive yoga, you say? Well, that’s a bizarre bastardization of everything yoga is supposed to be about, isn’t it? Well that depends who you ask and, perhaps even more broadly, how you define the terms. Read More The Sin of Competitive Yoga

Recap: The Vampiaries, Ep. 3.15, “All My Children”

The events of “All My Children” pick up the morning after the ball chez Les Originaux. After Elena and Stefan’s will-they-or-won’t-they moment Elena calls to check up on him, but alas, Stefan, bruised soul that he is, is busy self-flagellating as he journals.

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Recap: The Vampiaries, Episode 3.12, “The Ties That Bind”

Wow, a lot happened this week. The episode opens with another of Bonnie’s dream sequences. She is in a cemetery full of Bennett witches. She finds a coffin. Klaus finds her. Klaus bites her. She wakes up. In a coffin.

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Recap: The Vampiaries, Ep. 3.10, “The New Deal”

Alright, back from hiatus after all the drama with which the mid-season ended. For a quick refresher, check out QoB’s last recap to be reminded of all the backstabby, break-uppy good times from way back in November and then on with latest romangst! Read More Recap: The Vampiaries, Ep. 3.10, “The New Deal”

Recap: The Vampire Diaries Ep. 3.07 “Ghost World”

After the preview for this week’s episode, I thought “Ghost World” was going to be a ridiculous conceit loaded with trite ghosty moments. By now, you’d think I’d have learned to not doubt the quality and direction of the writing on this show. Ghosts actually are awesome! Read More Recap: The Vampire Diaries Ep. 3.07 “Ghost World”

Recap: The Vampire Diaries Episode 3.06, “Smells Like Teen Spirit”

Well, after last week’s whirlwind of an episode, I really wasn’t sure what to expect, and though it didn’t have the same emotional heft it still rounded out to be pretty great and, as usual, finished with a bang. Read More Recap: The Vampire Diaries Episode 3.06, “Smells Like Teen Spirit”