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I really need to start using my LJ more, I've always been very against letting this site die through inactivity, but I'm getting so lazy with updating this year. I just never seem to have the energy for long entries lately :(

The Vampire Diaries finale )

Meme

Jan. 19th, 2017 10:37 am
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Give me a character and I'll tell you:



Why I like them

Why I don't

Favourite Season:

Favorite episode:

Favourite Line:

Favorite outfit:

OTP:

Brotp:

Unpopular opinion:

A wish:

An oh-god-please-dont-ever-happen:
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THE VAMPIRE DIARIES’ JULIE PLEC TALKS REDEMPTION IN THE FINAL SEASON


Hopeful speculation behind cut )

Am I just kidding myself, or does this seem like a strong possibility to anyone else?
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I just got more interested in The Good Wife spin-off, although I can't actually link to the deadline website for some reason, LJ keeps calling it spam? But I read an article on there today which makes The Good Wife spin-off sound promising enough that it will most definitely be on my watch-list in February


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Other new shows I plan to check out are Luke Cage, The Good Place, and The Gilmore Girls revival. And then my returning shows are The Vampire Diaries, iZombie, The Big Bang Theory, Empire, and Pretty Little Liars. I also need to start catching up with From Dusk Till Dawn and Wentworth


How about everyone else, what shows are people planning on watching this year? :)
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Comic-Con: 'The Vampire Diaries' to End With Season 8

"We all have discussed it and we've made the decision that this is it," Plec told fans Saturday. "This is going to be the final season of The Vampire Diaries. It's bittersweet and emotional and we're all going to be crying in a minute. It's been a beautiful run.... Get ready, because it's going to be an epic ride."

The final season also will be a shortened one, consisting of 16 episodes. The show returns Oct. 21 at 8 p.m.

While once the cornerstone of The CW, The Vampire Diaries, based on the books of the same name, has, like many other veteran series, begun to show its age. In the past few years, the drama was bypassed as the network's most-watched show by The Flash as The CW has made DC Comics fare (including Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow and CBS import Supergirl) a priority.

“The Vampire Diaries has meant so much to so many fans around the world, and has meant so much to all of us at The CW,” network president Mark Pedowitz said in a release shortly after the news broke at Comic-Con. “I am a huge fan of the show myself, and I’ve seen every episode. So I am very happy that we can give Julie and Kevin the chance to finish their story the way they have envisioned, and to give viewers a fantastic conclusion to eight spectacular seasons.”


I haven't had a chance to watch the panel yet, but supposedly Kevin Williamson will be coming back for the final season as well? I'm happy that they're going out on their terms anyway, it feels like it's time. It was always my hope that the writers would know from the beginning of that season when the show would be ending, so hopefully this will give everyone a chance to work towards the ending and wrap things up properly.

And TVD being cut down to 16 episodes clears up what some of us were wondering about the number of shows that the CW renewed, it sounds like TVD (and possibly other shows?) will be finishing early to make way for the many other shows on the schedule. Honestly I'm a little bit surprised that they didn't want to end with the usual 22 episodes, but still 16 episodes isn't a bad number, and it will be a good thing if it means taking less weeks off in-between episodes! I assume they wouldn't be taking so many breaks anyway, that they'll want to finish the run early next year so that they can introduce their mid-season shows to the schedule?


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Okay I tried to post a link to the article "The CW Renews ALL 11 Series For Next Season, Including Veterans ‘Supernatural’ & ‘The Vampire Diaries’", but I kept being told that deadline is 'banned for spam' for some reason?

But anyway, awesome news! I was starting to worry about iZombie as so many people seemed convinced that the ratings were pretty terrible and it was at risk, so I'm pleasantly surprised that we're getting a third season. And I'm still here for The Vampire Diaries of course! Although I do hope that we will get confirmation on whether the 8th season is going to be the last or not, I'm not sure that it needs a 9th or 10th season, but I definitely wouldn't have been ready to let it go after this season when there's been no real build-up to it being the end

It feels strange that I only watch two CW shows these days actually, I used to watch four or five of their shows, but I'm not as into the superhero shows that they've been focusing on lately I suppose. Lol I know I'm too old for them these days, but I can't help wishing that they would bring back at least one high school focused teen show to their schedule, the WB and CW used to be known for those shows after all! Still I suppose that you can't really blame them for sticking with the male demo instead, those shows do seem to do a lot better for them ratings-wise
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Which TV shows did you start watching in 2015?

I really need to get into more new shows, I don't think that I did pick up any new shows this year other than Daredevil! I'm currently watching The Vampire Diaries, The Good Wife, The Big Bang Theory, Pretty Little Liars, Doctor Who (all pretty old now), and the only newish shows that I'm following are iZombie, Daredevil, and From Dusk Till Dawn. Otherwise most of my tv time goes to re-watching my DVDs of older shows

Oh and I am currently watching early seasons of How I Met Your Mother on Netflix! I watched season 1 a while ago and always meant to catch up with some more, then I subscribed to Netflix for Jessica Jones and found that HIMYM was on there as well, so I've just caught up with seasons 2 and 3.


Which TV shows did you mean to get into but didn't in 2015? Why?

I hate to say this because my flist has been so enthusiastic about this show and I really wanted to join in the squee, but...Jessica Jones :( It's not that I didn't like it at all, it was nice seeing so many different female characters on-screen for a start, but I just found that the episodes were really feeling like a misery slog after a bit. I was the most invested after the first episode actually, I really liked how that whole Noir vibe with the voice-overs reminded me a bit of Veronica Mars, and then the ending with Hope certainly left an impression, but as it went on I found myself struggling to get invested. I read this interesting article which I think that sums up a lot of what I was struggling with? 13 episodes of trying and failing to catch Kilgrave just doesn't appeal to me as much as shows that have individual episode cases, as well as the serialised element. The pacing was really dragging for me when it was all so serialised, I couldn't get through an episode without it starting to feel like a chore :( And David Tennant still doesn't do a lot for me

And I talked more about The 100 at the time, but I'm still not sure whether I will watch any more of that show or not


Which TV shows do you intend on checking out in 2016?

Amazon's "Man in the High Castle" is on my watch list at the moment, and The Originals, Luther, and Prison Break are all on my maybe list if I can find the time


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This is SUCH a petty thing to care about, but lately it's been bothering me how many people talk about what the cure did to Katherine in The Vampire Diaries, and why would Damon want to take it when that would surely mean him ageing rapidly the way that Katherine did. Katherine didn't die because of the cure, she started ageing rapidly because Silas sucked the cure out of her blood. It wasn't in a blink and you'll miss it moment even, there was a whole cliffhanger build up around Damon feeding Katherine to Silas, yet even critics reviews for the last episode are talking about how it's the cure itself that will cause rapid ageing with older vampires?!

I just don't get why do so many viewers seem convinced that the cure was what somehow killed Katherine, Silas forcibly draining Katherine of the cure was a fairly important plot point?
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Smallville's John Schneider Dislikes Man Of Steel's Jonathan Kent

“I love Kevin, and I love what Kevin does. But I didn’t care for one scene in there, where Jonathan was advising Clark to do something that was self-serving, it was tell a lie, I can’t remember exactly what it was. I think Jonathan Kent is the best dad perhaps ever depicted on television. And I don’t mean my work, I just mean the man I was fortunate enough to play. He was a great father, and I don’t think the one in Man of Steel was a great father. He had some flaws that don’t belong in a comic book. I really had wished that had been me.”


Umm I haven't seen Man Of Steel yet and I'm not totally sure what moment he's commenting on, but since when did Smallville's Jonathan Kent never advise Clark to tell a lie or be self-serving, the Kent's on Smallville were constantly advising Clark to lie and telling him how vital it was to always protect the secret?!?




And meme taken from my flist!

Give me a fandom (or more than one) and I'll tell you:

Character I'd let hang from a cliff
Character I'd frak or make-out with
Character I'd marry
Character I'd wrap a blanket around
5 favorite characters
3 OTPs
Funniest character
Prettiest character
Most bad-ass character
Character I'd like as my BFF
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Episode 616 of The Vampire Diaries was sooo good, A+ directing from Ian, especially that final shot! This is shaping up to be one of my favourite seasons yet :D

What did you do to Liam? I ate him )


And some surprisingly (or maybe not lol, I haven't been keeping up with his interviews recently?) blunt words from Ian on the show ‘The Vampire Diaries’: Ian Somerhalder Spills On Bamon, ‘Twilight’ Digs And Directing

"they were on schedule to write a good episode, and they did...seasons one and two of this show were the best. That’s when Kevin [Williamson] and Julie [Plec] were still writing together, and Marcos Siega was still with us. He was our supervising producer, who pushed for depth and darkness, and scary. So I was hoping that this [episode] could be reminiscent of that...And actually, probably one of the reasons why you don’t see Bonnie and Damon together very much is because I don’t think that the powers that be want there to be much of a Damon and Bonnie storyline, or chemistry, because then it takes away from what I guess is supposed to be, or what people think is supposed to be, which is this whole Damon and Elena thing"


I'm feeling kind of bad for Caroline Dries to be honest, it must suck to have one of your lead actors publically saying that the show was never as good without the original show runners! I know that a lot of fans say the same thing, but when it's one of the actors throwing shade about how the writers were on schedule to write a good episode, that must sting a little bit...And hmm has it been confirmed yet if it's Nina or Ian leaving after this season? Because Ian sounds really over the show in those quotes, but then I also keep getting the sense that the show is making Elena more and more irrelevant and gearing up to write her out of the next season?
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Honestly I don't understand why the majority of fandom seem so down on The Vampire Diaries still, yes it's obviously had its rough spots, but this season has been really strong so far IMHO!


613 spoilers )
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I decided to rewatch some of the early seasons of The Vampire Diaries yet again (seasons 1-3 so far), and this entry is basically my trying to figure out Elena's character

I've read many comments on Elena using soft power to manipulate her friends and centre herself as the focal point of the group and, while I still don't always completely agree with every suggested instance of that, it did stand out to me in episode 322 that everyone immediately acts like the choice of whether to take up the deal with Elijah or not was Elena's alone, even though they'd all worked together on the plan to get rid of Klaus, and if Elijah had double-crossed them then they would have all been just as affected by that as Elena would be. The writing can sometimes be a bit too on the nose when it comes to Stefan insisting on respecting Elena's free will, and Damon just yelling 'no' over and over again on the speaker phone and saying that he would tie Elena down if he has too, yet there was no one to bring up that actually maybe it's a decision that they should all discuss and agree on as a group. Elena getting to make her own decisions when it comes to her own life is fair enough, but TvD took it to an extreme in moments like that, so that we're expected to accept as a matter of course that Elena gets the final say on everything

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List 10 tv shows/movies/books
-- Have your friends guess your favourite characters from each one.
-- Cross out the show/movie/book and put the character in when someone guesses.


1. Buffy The Vampire Slayer Buffy

2. The Vampire Diaries Caroline

3. Breaking Bad Walt

4. Dawson's Creek Joey

5. Farscape John

6. Supernatural Sam

7. Veronica Mars Veronica

8. Friends Monica

9. Pretty Little Liars Spencer

10. Dollhouse Adelle
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Really enjoyed The Vampire Diaries this week

TVD 605 )



And what can I say about Doctor Who :D :D :D

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I loved The Vampire Diaries this week, Read more... )


Probably unpopular opinions )


And Doctor Who!

I just thought it was supposed to be bigger on the inside, so I didn't say anything )

And next weeks trailer certainly looks very intriguing!

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The Vampire Diaries 602 )


And I've finished watching season 7 of Supernatural, but I gave up on catching up on seasons 8 and 9 in time, so I jumped straight into 1001.


Supernatural 1001 )


I also enjoyed the pilot for The Flash. I don't really have that much to say about it, but it seemed fun and I liked the characters

And I watched my first episode of American Horror Story, and er that was different *g* Is anyone on my flist following that show?
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The Vampire Diaries 601 )


And I found Doctor Who..confusing this week

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So who on my flist is still watching The Vampire Diaries next season?





And how many on my flist are watching Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., cause I'm seriously thinking of giving it a go now? I skipped it in the first place because I wasn't all that into The Avengers movie, so I don't know if that means that it will be an automatic miss for me...But eh I do usually enjoy Joss's other shows (well at least I loved Buffy and Dollhouse, liked Angel, and Firefly was okay), plus I've seen some enthusiastic reviews for it really picking up in the second half of season 1, so would people recommend giving season 2 a try when it airs?

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