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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. […]

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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 […]

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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.

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Recap: The Vampire Diaries, Ep. 3.4, “Disturbing Behavior”

Oh Vampiaries. How I love thee and thy maniacal pacing, beautiful casting, and sad sad love stories.

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Recap: The Vampire Diaries, Episode 3.2, “Hybrid”

It’s that time of the week again, where we indulge in our latest romangsty vampire show! What shenanigans has our latest installment of TVD brought us? If you’ll recall, previously on The Vampiaries, QoB told us all about the latest drama in Mystic Falls: Stefan is a sad ripper, Klaus is making hybrids, and Mrs. […]

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Bodies

In Defense of Bikram Yoga

Full disclosure: I am both a Bikram yoga instructor and an active participant in yoga competition. That doesn’t make me a fanatic, and that doesn’t make me an automatic asshole, as some would have you believe. But it does mean I love Bikram yoga in spite of all the baggage that comes along with it – […]

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LadyGhosts of TV Past

Ladyghosts: BSG “Flesh and Bone”

Some drugs have mild side effects. Dizziness, the occasional constipation, reduced libido. Chamalla extract is not one of those drugs. The episode opens with an ethereal President Roslin being chased through an ethereal forest (that’s how the forests of the Canadian Pacific coast look in real life even without the use of drugs), only to be […]

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Ladyghosts: Battlestar Galactica “Water”

So last week, “33,” the first episode post-Mini-series, introduced us to the everything-is-so-crazy-we-can’t-sleep-and-look-like-zombies world that is this rag-tag fleet of would-be survivors (I swear I don’t usually use so many hyphens), where, shall we say, difficult choices have to be made at an increasingly alarming and accelerated rate.