Vampire Diaries In Review: Death and the Maiden (ep507)

Nina Dobrev and Paul Wesley were working overtime this episode, and a lot of people were dying, and maybe it was the best episode of TVD Season 5 so far? Crissy breaks down “Death and the Maiden”: For an episode with some heavy storylines and a high death count, Death and the Maiden was a […]

The Originals In Review: Bloodletting (ep107)

This week’s The Originals brought a familiar face from Mystic Falls and into the bayou. Oh, and Klaus bit Elijah. If you thought Klaus had gone all ponies, prom dresses, and postmodern snowflakes, Bloodletting featured the hybrid hornet nest getting poked from all directions. We’ve become accustomed to Klaus at a low simmer, with the […]

Vampire Diaries In Review: Handle with Care (ep506)

Crissy has a lot of love for Katherine this week, but is running out of patience with Tessa’s one-note scorned woman routine. Tis the season for doppelgängers! As Damon and Jeremy try to bring Bonnie back from the Other Side by teaming up with Silas, while Tessa tries to subvert the plan and bug Elena […]

The Originals In Review: Fruit of the Poisoned Tree (ep106)

Another week, another excellent episode of The Originals. Fruit of the Poisoned Tree saw Elijah re-enter the Original sibling fold, Rebekah left out in the cold, and Klaus reaping what he has sown with Marcel and Cami. If last week’s Sinners and Saints was about how one event can have wide-ranging ramifications and link disparate […]

Vampire Diaries In Review: Monster’s Ball (ep505)

“Monster’s Ball” had it all: an event, silly costumes, a great cover of INXS’s “Never Tear Us Apart,” and Katherine Katherine Katherine. Oh, and a revelation or two. Crissy breaks it all down: It’s strange to think about how far we’ve come from the end of season one when Katherine Pierce was the Big Bad […]

The Originals In Review: Sinners and Saints (ep105)

Still reeling from all the things in the latest episode of The Originals? Require smelling salts after the swoon-inducing presence of Elijah holding a violin? Vee is here to bring you to your senses, like a nice hard slap from a feisty werewolf: And it all comes together. In Sinners and Saints, The Originalsperforms a sleight of hand, and it […]

The Originals In Review: Girl in New Orleans (ep104)

This week’s episode of The Originals was outstanding and went a long way in boosting hopes for the long-term future of the show. This. This is the show we all knew The Originals could be. While the bigger picture is still tantalizingly out of focus, Girl in New Orleans was the first episode to feel wholly confident juggling […]

Vampire Diaries In Review: Original Sin (ep503)

Crissy deserves a slow clap for attempting to unravel the tangled web of WTFery we were served last Thursday night in “Original Sin,” aka the most BANANAS episode of The Vampire Diaries in quite some time. Geez, not much to talk about with this episode… Except the massive backstory revelations, insane twists, flashback hair like […]

The Originals In Review: Tangled Up in Blue (ep103)

Vee reviews the latest Originals episode over at, giving the show some much-needed tough love: As The Originals begins its steady escalation towards full-blown war,Tangled Up in Blue was accelerant for the front-yard pyre: star-crossed lovers, sibling cruelty, sexual tension, and meticulous subterfuge all mingled at the bar, looking gorgeous. So it’s really too bad about the show’s […]