I don’t know what’s happening to The Vampire Diaries this year but I’m really losing interest.
Simply put, show used to be much more compelling (and thrilling). I was sure this season would be epic with Elena’s transformation, but it’s been anything but. The twists don’t seem earned, and a lot of the double-crosses have lost their impact. I hope the show bounces back eventually and regains its status as must-see television because at the moment, it’s sadly become kind of a chore to catch up with the gang of Mystic Falls.
On the bright side, I do appreciate the fact that there’s one goal (the cure) in sight and we have a bunch of teams scrambling to get to it first. Rebekah’s pairing with Stefan in particular, made both characters infinitely more interesting and fun to watch. Elena however, is becoming a drag. She whines and nags and constantly feels sorry for herself whenever one of the Salvatore Brothers tries to grow a backbone. She’s becoming an unlikeable lead and I really don’t think I’d miss her if the writers simply staked her and replaced her with Katherine. That way we’d still get Nina Dobrev, only as a character that doesn’t grate.
I have to admit, I did like the final development with Elena suggesting that Jeremy kills Kol and thus his entire bloodline. It’s an intelligent loophole instead of killing countless of “innocents” himself.
Bits & Bites
– For the second week in a row, TVD used a superb song (Skin By Zola Jesus) that I discovered on Grey’s Anatomy last year.Why so late guys?
– Stefan trapping Damon in the cellar at the end was frustrating but appropriately evil.
– I want to care about Bonnie going nuts (I have been pushing for her to go Big Bad all year) but she’s such a non-character. I really have zero attachment to her plight.
Stefan: I know you were daggered but knocking is still a thing.
Shane: You’re accusing me of mass murder. Do you have any idea how ridiculous that sounds?
Sheriff Forbes: It’s Mystic Falls. That’s actually one of the least ridiculous things I’ve heard.
Shane: I’m not crazy, I’m just passionate.
Klaus: I think you need a lesson in “how to properly dagger a sibling.”
Must Download Tune
Skin by Zola Jesus.
Perhaps I’m being too harsh on the show because I was entertained by this. It’s just no anywhere near the pinnacle of what The Vampire Diaries should be producing at this point in the season.