Vampire Diaries In Review: Home (Season 5 Finale)

Favorites lost and favorites returned – Crissy takes on TVD’s wrenching season five finale. And so it ends. Season five came to a close on Thursday night with a heart-breaking implosion (and an impressive explosion) that left our characters unmoored — loved ones lost, and returned. Home is where the heart is, as the saying […]

Vampire Diaries In Review: Promised Land (ep521)

How about that ending, eh? Crissy looks at the penultimate episode of The Vampire Diaries before the season finale. Everyone okay out there? TVD did what TVD does best on Thursday night, and that’s to leave us tweeting in all-caps or stunned into silence. Did that really happen? After an episode that was not my […]

Vampire Diaries In Review: What Lies Beneath (ep520)

Vengeful ghost? Check. An ill-advised bubble bath? Check. A cabin in the middle of the woods? Check. Crissy takes on a “fun, if ultimately kinda pointless, episode.” When you’re on the run from an evil magic nomadic people and you could hide anywhere in the world, where do you go? Isolated cabin in the woods. […]

Vampire Diaries In Review: Man On Fire (ep519)

Saying Man On Fire was an eventful episode of TVD would be understating things juuuuust a little. As we find ourselves upon the final episodes of season 5, Man on Fire relegated the supernatural-wacky-doodle stuff to the subplot, to instead focus on Damon’s only friend hell-bent on revenge. It’s been a season of characters being […]

Vampire Diaries In Review: Resident Evil (ep518)

This episode marked Paul Wesley’s directorial debut! So how did Crissy feel about it? If there’s one thing we’ve learned from this show over the past five seasons, it’s to never trust a prophecy. Resident Evil marks the directorial debut of Paul Wesley, and the guy got stuck with not only presenting us the usual […]

Vampire Diaries In Review: Rescue Me (ep517)

In before the wire: Crissy breaks down the last pre-hiatus Vampire Diaries episode before we head into the final five eps of Season 5. An episode that will always be known in my heart as the Junkyard One, Rescue Me featured breakups and blonde would-be assassins, tests of character and trust games. And a new […]

Vampire Diaries In Review: While You Were Sleeping (ep516)

A raging killer virus, secrets, break-ups, new agendas and doppelgangers – Crissy sorts through last week’s frenetic episode of The Vampire Diaries. For an episode where Elena had a heck of a lot of catching up to do — made much trickier thanks to Katherine’s parting gift of a werewolf-venom-infused ripper virus — While You Were […]

Vampire Diaries In Review: Gone Girl (ep515)

Crissy takes on last week’s excellent episode of The Vampire Diaries, which saw the (permanent?) exit of one of the show’s mightiest – and most entertaining – forces. With the necessary mourning period come to an end, it’s time to talk about just what made Gone Girl such a season stand-out episode — despite the fact […]

About an Originals Companion Guide…

Hello, friends. Surviving the Olympics hiatus? We hope you are as thrilled as we are that The Vampire Diaries and The Originals have been renewed by the CW, for seasons six and two, respectively. We’ve been fielding a lot of questions about whether there will be an unofficial guide for The Originals, in the vein […]

Vampire Diaries In Review: Total Eclipse of the Heart (ep513)

Crissy pulls out the Taylor Swift references in her review of last week’s Vampire Diaries. Just because most of the characters have graduated from high school, that doesn’t mean we can’t have a good old-fashioned TVD dance, and Total Eclipse of the Heart gives us the Whitmore College Bitter Ball, where lonely singles find new […]