Why The Vampire Diaries will survive Nina Dobrev’s exit

As I opened Buzzfeed this morning and was wondering why they featured a listicle with Nina Dobrev, I was met with shock. And then relief. Losing the lead on any show means the end, for sure. Except, The Vampire Diaries is already renewed for season seven. So we’re about to witness a show losing its central character in Elena Gilbert and a fantastic actrice in Nina Dobrev, whether we like it or not. But let me tell you why the show will live on. Lees verder “Why The Vampire Diaries will survive Nina Dobrev’s exit”

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The Vampire Diaries – Season 4

The fourth season of ‘The Vampire Diaries’ contains all kinds of new components. The opening has changed into a more generic introduction to the show (don’t worry, they change it back later on). The show is losing some of its steam because it’s using a lot of familiar tricks (understandably so considering this is the fourth season of a show that packs more story than any other show out there). Oh, and the main character is very much dead. Season 4 feels fresh and vibrant. Because “losing steam” on ‘The Vampire Diaries’ means that it’s still pretty much the most daring, fast-paced, ahead-of-the-curb drama that is on the air, there’s still enough to enjoy. The visual effects rival that of ‘Game of Thrones’, the bloodshed and death count puts ‘Dexter’ to shame and the risk the writers dare to take make any show look like child’s play. And yet, ‘The Vampire Diaries’ is still seen as that teen show about a girl in love with two vampires. Which is true. But if you judge a show by its premise, you’re going to miss out on the most fun you can have on network television. Lees verder “The Vampire Diaries – Season 4”

Favorite TV Moments of 2012

Memories are only as good as the feeling they give you, which why through the art of re-watching, TV shows tend to give you the best kind memories: the ones that last forever. 2012 was a perfect year in that sense adding and taking some of my favorite shows of all time. Whether these shows set themselves apart by cinematography, quotes, song choice, editing, nostalgia or performance, they add up to truly some of the best moments of the year. Here’s my top 10 11 of favorite TV moments of the year.

!!! Obviously there are major spoilers ahead. Watch out if you still want to see Downton Abbey S3, The Vampire Diaries S3 or Grey’s Anatomy S8!!!

Bonus: Kristen Bell’s weird love for sloths

There’s absolute joy in seeing your favorite star in the world in an interview. Ellen is a great host so everything about Kristen Bell visiting would be good. But we couldn’t expect she’d have a birthday video about a special present from her boyfriend. The video is hilarious, the moment so weird  and random and yet relatable. It’s an honest moment in a new age where celebrities make their own press. With 14 million views it’s the most popular video from the list and it spun off a series of spoofs and homages. Kristen Bell remains flawless.
Episode: Ellen January 31st, 2012.  Lees verder “Favorite TV Moments of 2012”