Vampire Diaries in Review: The Devil Inside (ep512)

Super extreme doppelganger hijinks in the latest episode of The Vampire Diaries…. In the immortal words of INXS, Every single one of us, the devil inside. And nowhere is that more true than in Mystic Falls. The Devil Inside was another top-notch episode, in my opinion, with the Katherine-bodyjacking-Elena plotline taking its next logical, and for some disastrous, […]

The Originals In Review: Dance Back from the Grave (ep112)

Celeste is not wasting any time in hitting the Original family where it hurts. When your show centers around a villainous anti-hero, and one that cannot be killed at that, how do you introduce a character who’s a credible and formidable threat? Time and again, on both The Vampire Diaries and The Originals, we’ve seen […]

Vampire Diaries In Review: 500 Years of Solitude (ep511), aka TVD100

Crissy tackles TVD’s 100th episode, which centered around the most important figure of the series to date: Katherine. Spoiler alert: Katherine is still queen of everything. It’s a very nostalgic time to be a hardcore Vampire Diaries fan as the show hit 100 episodes with 500 Years of Solitude on Thursday, and Twitter flipped the […]

The Originals In Review: Apres Moi, Le Déluge (EP111)

This is not how it ends….right? Riding the momentum of last week’s episode, Apres Moi, le Déluge was an hour brimming with everything that makes The Originals so damned good: startling revelations, epic supernatural shenanigans, and intimate, perfectly played character moments. Much like Sinners and Saints, huge plot bombs and mythology disclosures worked in tandem […]

Vampire Diaries In Review: Fifty Shades of Grayson (ep510)

And here’s Crissy’s review of the Vampire Diaries mid-season finale, just in time for the mid-season premiere this Thursday, January 23rd. The long winter hiatus is just about finished, and before we move on to TVD’s one hundredth episode (!!!), let’s revisit the fall finale, Fifty Shades of Grayson. An episode that saw Katherine hoping […]

The Originals In Review: The Casket Girls (ep110)

Finally, our national nightmare is over and The Originals is back on our television screens where it belongs. Tuesday night saw The Originals return from its holiday hiatus with a mid-season premiere that was a bone-snapping, blood-choking, surprisingly emotional good time. In many ways, The Casket Girls was a reset – a righting of a […]

Vampire Diaries In Review: The Cell (ep509)

The Vampire Diaries returns from holiday hiatus next week, so why not catch up on Crissy’s reviews in celebration? Cast your mind back a week or so, to before the midseason finale, to the night we met Enzo . . . My post on Fifty Shades of Grayson is forthcoming, but first let’s flash back […]

The Originals In Review: Reigning Pain in New Orleans (ep109)

I’m having a lot of mixed feelings about the Klaus and Marcel dynamic at the moment, so I’m being cautiously optimistic that the bottom will drop out and things will be messy and spectacular. After Klaus took it to the bridge in the previous episode, it’s not so surprising that The Originals would turn out […]

The Originals In Review: The River in Reverse (ep108)

Klaus dressed up special for me in this episode…in other people’s blood. And it was pretty epic, I must say. Kings rise, kings fall, and new kings rise in their place. In eight episodes, The Originals’ dynamics have transformed so completely that it has rendered every aspect of the story unpredictable. But here’s what remains […]

Vampire Diaries In Review: Dead Man on Campus (ep508)

Just a wild guess, but I think Crissy really, really, really enjoyed last week’s episode of The Vampire Diaries? Was that awesome? Or was that awesome? Besides the fact that registering for classes never looked so fun, Dead Man on Campus shifted up the season’s focus by highlighting the friendships that get this gang through […]