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The Vampire Diaries 5x11 500 Years of Solitude

Okay, honestly, this whole episode was kinda ruined by the ending. Not that Katherine jumped Elena, or rather jumped into Elena, because sadly that does make sense for Katherine as a character. *sigh*

Show, you used to have this magic with twists, but here you really dropped the ball. Here the surprise would've been Katherine dying instead of jumping into Elena (or jumping into Stefan), because with as much time as you had Elena and Katherine spend talking (if for no other reason) it was obvious this is what was gonna happen. At the very least you could've made the whole thing slightly less obvious at any rate.

Honestly, though, this whole episode would've been better without the Stefan and Elena drama - really it would've been a perfect episode if the characters had just been allowed to continue sitting around playing their "goodbye" Katherine drinking game. On the other hand, if that had happened it might've been harder to have Caroline being naughty with Klaus, and Matt getting (what I'm calling) a special goodbye with Bekks.

Also, I'm pretty much over Nadia as a character, but that isn't the worst part of this episode - no the worst part was Tyler showing up. Someone needs to kill this jackass like yesterday!
Okay, so the following is the entry I was going to make, but then LJ wouldn't let me, so I'm making these as comments, because I soooo don't have the time tonight to keep screwing around with LJ.

So, last week I had three days in a row off from work starting after my shift ended Wednesday afternoon. Now I knew Wednesday evening/night I wouldn't be watching my shows, because Tuesday night I had problems sleeping/resting because of a wicked combo of tummyache/heartburn. But I had planned to start watching on Thursday night, but alas I had other stuff that needed doing and so I did not get around to watching the following shows until Friday evening/night

The good news is that I did watch the following on Friday night, but couldn't post these on Saturday afternoon as was the original plan, because I could not get connected to the internet. But despite that hiccup I'm still happy, because Friday and Saturday I did manage to get almost completely caught up on my TV watching. Still as mentioned I typed these up Saturday morning before I started watching other shows, because I didn't want my thoughts from these episodes to get lost in the thoughts of other stuff.
(And I probably won't get behind much (if at all) this week, because for some reason I'm not working as much this week as usual either - I'm starting to feel paranoid about that - like what did I do wrong? - but that is a topic for another time, especially thanks to being called for tomorrow night I won't be as lacking hours as I would've been without that.)

Anyway, I have no idea when/if my internet connect will return, so I have no idea when I'll get this posted. But while this would've been late it wouldn't have actually been this late is my point, and while I do have to work tomorrow night - if everything goes well I should be able to watch The Originals and Supernatural sometime after work tomorrow and if my internet doesn't go screwy again be able to post the reviews on Wednesday.

And, of course, now that my internet is back up LJ is post-blocking me again! *sigh*

And, okay, SPOILER text won't work for me for some reason - so just know that beyond this point there is SPOILERS!

The Originals 1x12 Dance Back from the Grave

I don't know that there was anything wrong with this episode, in fact I'm almost certain there was not, but I found myself just not caring all that much for it. Though all things considered the episode did leave me wondering what the evil witches are planning, so I suppose in that way its done its job.

Mostly though I think the show might work better for me if it backed off Bekka's rebellion. I mean, sure, if I thought she'd win one I'd be all for this, but I think everyone knows that Bekka will never ever be allowed to win one against Klaus, Marcel, OR Elijah. Though at least she did me a solid by trying to back Elijah off of Hayley. Sorry, but Original Bro is hot enough that he should never no never be tied down to just one partner.

But my big problem with this show since the break - they are writing Bekka into a corner. Sooner rather than later... Actually, we're already at that point - it's not making sense that Bekka keeps staying in New Orleans. Not that I want Bekka to leave the show, but that's what I'm saying by writing into a corner - having the dudes shovel so much crap in her direction makes it highly unrealistic that she'd want to keep sticking around.

Edited at 2014-02-04 02:59 am (UTC)
Okay, making an entry in a new way Part Two: As before there are SPOILERS beyond this point!

Supernatural 9x12 Sharp Teeth

Honestly, I was bored (and not just because monster!Garth was obvious before the episode started - he was either dead or monster the minute he broke contact last season) - I tried not to be, because I wanted to like this episode, because while I hated (loathed really) the idea of Garth as the new Bobby (nobody needs/wants Bobby Redux!)... Well, while I was bitching about that I saw people on the internet being, well, people on the internet.

And while I think it's totally okay to hate Garth as a character (and the puppet and him as the new Bobby) I saw some very ugly things said about DJ Qualls (and I mean DJ and not Garth) that I personally found totally unacceptable, so I resolved to try my best to never again have anything bad to say about Garth. And, to be fair, I'm not sitting here holding rabid anti-Garth thoughts, but it feels wrong to be really bored with the episode, despite the fact that it wasn't really Garth's fault the episode was boring.

No, I'm maybe holding in some rabid thoughts regarding Madison, but they're basically the same ones Bitten brought out in me so even that's nothing new. But while Bitten at least actively pissed me off (because of the BS retconning if nothing else) I was just totally bored with this episode - so much so that I totally missed the ending.

At least I have three days off from work now (YAY! Yes, I could use the money, but this week I've worked some long shifts so I need some time and since for the past month(s) I've been working five days a week - this is a nice change) I'll probably watch (or try to) again tomorrow, though honestly I'd rather go back and rewatch the previous episode.

No, I didn't miss the start of Dean and Sam's talk, but I think I've finally seen where Carver is headed or trying to head with Dean and Sam and to be honest I don't like it - I don't like it at all! I know most of fandom is screaming for Dean and Sam to move into a more healthy relationship with each other, and I don't want that at all. I want Sam to end up just as fucked up as Dean, but Carver seems bound and determined to not let that happen.

On the other hand, next week Sam in shorts and Dean in a hair-net, so I'll be watching.
Third verse same as the first two - can't make LJ post an entry, and I apparently can't get the SPOILER text thing to work with my coding, so beyond this point there be SPOILERS!

The Vampire Diaries 5x12 The Devil Inside

I admit that I was not eager to watch this episode, because based on the episode description I did not need to see Stefan or that cancer on the ass of humanity (Tyler) giving Caroline shit over sleeping with Klaus. Thankfully, this episode did not tick me off on that score near as bad as I was expecting. No, it wasn't the best episode ever, but it was certainly much better than I was expecting.

Still, I mean, sure, it wasn't like sleeping with Klaus was the best decision she could've made - on the other hand, if that's the worst mistake she ever makes it's just not really that big a deal. But compared the mistakes Stefan has made he has no room to toss stones (and thankfully he did not), and certainly Tyler needs to stone himself to death before he dares toss a stone at anyone else. Though, yes, I can understand why this would bug Tyler - I just have no sympathy for him, because somehow this show managed to make him such an asshole that I have no damns to give when it comes to Tyler.

The only other thought I have about the episode is that while I do find it fitting that Elena was the one who made Katherine human and so Elena is the one who keeps Katherine alive - I must admit that I'm just not thrilled with this storyline - it's not so much that I'm not thrilled with it I'm just mostly bored with it. I guess because I know somehow Elena will be back and this show has totally trashed the character of Elena to the point where I'd almost rather Elena be lost now forever and Katherine in control for the rest of the series, but come on we know that isn't going to happen.