First off let me apologize for my lack of reviews this week. It was my 21st birthday so I let myself slack off a bit and I haven’t gotten around to watching anything except GG and TVD. But gosh I will never miss a Vampire Diaries post! The writers of this show need a huge applause for making villains look like friends, making us fans side with villains, and letting us openly accept that Elena is in love with two beautiful men. For someone that has been on Team Damon for so long now, I am internally conflicted. The chemistry that connects both couples is so strong that when Stelena has the spotlight im rooting for them, when Delena has the spotlight im cheering them on and when both men are at Elena’s side, I cant help but drool and be super jealous of that broad.
Lets kind of gather our thoughts here and recap what the hell happened this week. Revelation number 1, Klaus is adorable. God who would have ever expected that one. With every other show there is always a girl with many guys but one soulmate. On the Vampire Diaries theres one girl, with multiple soul mates, namely Elena and Caroline. See I’m so team Tyler but how can any girl resist that English bad boy gone good charm. I mean literally here is sweet little Caroline waltzing with an immortal, whose gushing and raving about how beautiful she is and wooing her with little trinkets. The writers incorporated something unbelievable and made it a possibility. I betchu thats going to catch Tyler off guard when he comes back from physically training himself to disobey his “master” for the girl he’s in love with, only to find out that his master and that girl and rendezvousing.
Theres a little bit of disappointment and lack of consistency in the fact that Doctor Fell was not featured nor were the murders really adressed. I understand that all of Mystic Falls was attending a killer party, but who the hell is killing people? Could it really possibly be Jeremy? Also, why was Bonnie not invited to the party. I think she deserves some credit for releasing the original witch. Without Bonnie’s help she would have never gotten out of that coffin and than she would have never been able to enact her master plan, which by the way took me for a curve ball. It was fairly obvious that only someone completely retarded would forgive their immortal son after he’s killed you. But when the plan came together that Ester wanted to kill all of her children instead of one that was pure genius. See the story line would be blatantly boring if Ester would just be able to kill her son because she was the original witch, but by binding all of her kids together and making sure that the minute one dies they all die, now that’s extreme.
The worst part is that Elena has to be in between this family feud, basically signing everyone off to their death. She has to lie to Elijah who is probably the most honest member of that family and amidst all of that she is stuck between overprotected and on a heightened emotional roller coaster Damon and her non caring ex boyfriend Stefan. The battles over this girl just never seem to end. What seemed like the beginning of Delena was quickly shut down when Elena accidentally told Damon that he shouldn’t love her. As she attempted to retrieve Stefan back Damon drowned his miseries in a bottle of liquor and shared a bed with the enemy, Rebekah. You know thats what I mean by twists. Rebakah just tried killing Elena, the girl Damon loves not even 24 hours ago and now he’s rocking the bed with her. People, I understand keep your friends close and your enemies closer, but sheesh not that close. Does this mean Delena is finally over? Has she crushed Damon enough or has Stefan finally put her down for good and she will find comfort in Damon.
I’m interested in seeing how the storyline with Matt and Cole escalates and develops. Cole seems like the ignorant and impulsive type and poor Matt cannot fend or defend himself. Will a relationship with Matt and Rebekah develop or will Rebekah stay with Damon??? And why the hell cant Stefan feel? Why does feeling make him hurt? That’s such a oxymoron, even for a vampire. He won’t let her be happy with Damon but he wont let his feelings for her come out. So he hurts her by keeping her away from a potentially good boyfriend and by rejecting her attempts at helping him.
Lastly, after Ester attempted the spell the paper went up in flames? Does that mean the spell back fired? Why wouldn’t it have worked? Is it wrong for a mother to kill her children? Have they all been bound together? It seems to me that in the next coming episodes the Salvator, Gilbert and Mikealson families will ultimately blend and unite as one. Who knows, maybe Klaus isn’t even so bad after all. He doesn’t seem to be bothering anybody at this point. Maybe all he needs is some love…
- Elijah: Well I believe we have a little catching up to do.
- Ester: Forgiveness is not a chore, its a gift.
- Damon: Can we go back to the old Stefan who cared if Elena lived or died.
- Stefan: Whats the point its your job now.
- Caroline: Its some twisted cinderella fetish is what it is. And why does the witch want an audience with you?
- Caroline: Well I think a Salvatore would look a lot better in a tux and by that I mean Stefan.
- Damon: It would be rude not to dance.
- Elena: I know, its tradition.
- Damon: You look stunning if it isn’t obvious.
- Caroline: I didn’t really have time to shop.
- Klaus: And the bracelet I gave you. Whats your excuse on wearing that?
- Elena: He dances and I didn’t even have to beg.
- Damon: You tried to kill Elena last night. You don’t get compliments.
- Caroline: Yes I like horses. But I also like people and people actually like me. So I’ll be inside.
- Ester: I love my children but their an abomination. I betrayed nature when I created them. Now its my duty to kill them.
- Caroline: You don’t connect with people because you don’t even try to understand them.
- Damon: No I’m mad at you because I love you.
- Elena: Well maybe thats the problem.
- Stefan: She wants to kill her whole family? How’s that for mother of the year.
- Damon: Rejected by the captain of the football team. Welcome to adolescence.
- Rebakah: Shut up Damon.
Why Caroline Forbes Never Needed a Man on ‘The Vampire Diaries’
This is a story about a girl named Caroline Forbes.
Caroline is not the same woman she was when The Vampire Diaries first premiered in 2009.
In terms of character growth, the vapid perfectionist — brought to life by the impeccable Candice King — underwent the biggest evolution in the show’s eight-season run.
Though she was introduced as a shallow, oftentimes insufferable teen, with time, she blossomed into a strong-willed and impressive young woman who knew what she stood for and always stuck up for her friends.
Most of all, she grew into a fiercely independent.
She was no longer the girl that needed a man to feel a sense of worth — a stark contrast from the Caroline we met on The Vampire Diaries Season 1, who looked for love in all the wrong places.
In those early episodes, Caroline was a control freak who took on as many extracurriculars she could squeeze into her schedule (head cheerleader, in charge of dance committees, town activities, and more) to be the best.
Deep down, however, she was insecure and sought validation from the opposite sex, and then blamed herself when she didn’t get it. Not being “the best” made her feel worthless.
We saw that on full display on The Vampire Diaries Season 1 Episode 1, we saw that a smitten Caroline tried to date brooding newbie Stefan Salvatore. When he told her it would never happen and chose Elena instead, Caroline was heartbroken and drowned her sorrows.
“How come the guys I want never want me?” she asked Bonnie before wallowing in self-pity and emphasizing that she was never good enough.
Teenage Caroline was a bit neurotic and even downright mean, as she lashed out at everyone around her, including her closest friends. Her toxic behavior was mostly fueled by insecurity and jealousy.
While these characteristics undoubtedly gave the character substance, they also gave her something much more important — room to grow. And that growth was wonderful to watch over the years.
Elena was always put on a pedestal, but Caroline was a constant work in progress, which leaned in her favor as it allowed her to flourish and surpass her story arc.
On the road to becoming your best-self, hardships are unavoidable, and Caroline went through her fair share.
Her eventual complexity, good nature, and thoughtfulness made her a far better lead than Elena. Upon Nina Dobrev’s departure, she (along with Bonnie, who also deserved better) carried the series.
Since Caroline’s self-esteem was effectively shot, she became the perfect target for any man who would give her even a smidge of attention.
Damon Salvatore was the first to prey on and manipulate Caroline for selfish reasons.
And it didn’t stop at Damon. In those early seasons, Caroline dated nearly every single man in Mystic Falls — Tyler, Matt, Klaus, Stefan, and Alaric, along with supporting characters like Liam and Jesse.
While the relationships usually progressed naturally, it was obvious that Caroline was trying to find herself and fill a void.
That strength was always within her; she needed help finding it.
Caroline was “revamped” — pun intended — when she turned into a vampire. Again, she was the victim of someone else’s selfish games, but it was a turning point for her and, quite honestly, the best thing that could have happened to her character.
Her transition wasn’t wasted or used simply for plot development as she found both physical and mental strength while gaining a new outlook on life.
Joseph Morgan Reveals If He’d Ever Reprise His Character Klaus Mikealson for ‘Legacies’
If you’ve been waiting for the day where Klaus Mikealson strolls back into Mystic Falls to pay his daughter, Hope Mikealson, and the Salvatore School — which he helped fund — a visit, well, don’t get your hopes up.
The first two seasons of Legacies have given us some grade-A guest stars from The Vampire Diaries and The Originals including Aunt Freya (Riley Voekel), Kai Parker (Chris Wood), and Matt Donovan (Zach Roerig). We even briefly saw Lizzie and Josie Saltzman’s birth mother Josette (Jodi Lyn O’Keefe).
But as for baddie Klaus Mikealson, the man who brought him to life, Joseph Morgan, doesn’t think he’ll ever reprise his role again.
And turns out, he has a really good reason!
TV Guide caught up with the actor to talk about his Peacock show, Brave New World, and when asked about guest starring on The CW teen drama, he bluntly and rapidly shut down the possibility.
“No never, never. You’re never going to see it.” Morgan said. “You can hold your breath as long as you want. You know why? I have The Originals box set on my shelf, and it’s a beautiful thing because it’s five DVD sets that are a complete story from beginning to end of this guy, Klaus Mikaelson — well, starting back in The Vampire Diaries Season 2. So I just feel like to come back as a ghost or a flashback or something, for me, that journey, that story has ended. That’s the complete story, and it just doesn’t feel right to me to do that.”
As much as we’d like to see Klaus in the flesh again, you have to admit that’s a satisfactory answer. It shows that Morgan cares enough about the character not to reprise him without a purpose or taint his legacy.
Klaus Mikealson’s story came to a fitting end in the series finale of The Originals when he redeemed himself for the greater good and sacrificed himself alongside his brother Elijah to save his daughter. Since then, Hope has carried on his legacy; his memory lives on as she mentions him pretty often and channels what he taught her to protect her friends and fight off a plethora of demons and monsters.
Morgan added that he felt like series creator Julie Plec understood where he was coming from.
“I think Julie [Plec] feels the same. It just feels like it would be strange, like a little forced,” Morgan continued. “Like I’m coming back just so we can see something else of him, but when we see it we go, ‘Ugh, that was it?’ And I don’t want his legacy to be, ‘Ugh.’ I don’t know what the scene could be that it would be exciting enough and epic enough after the journey that he’s had.”
Morgan may get a pass, but Candace Accola surely doesn’t. We’d love to see her reprise her role of Caroline Forbes considering she’s raising two daughters with Alaric but has yet to pay them a visit or help out with the school! Don’t let us down, Caroline!
The fact that she is still alive in the supernatural world and has such close ties to Mystic Falls but yet never comes to visit doesn’t paint her in a great light!
Is Netflix’s ‘Sweet Magnolias’ Filmed in Mystic Falls?
The small town of Serenity, filled with Southern charm and people who know everything about everyone, is one of the main character’s in Netflix’s new Hallmark-esque series Sweet Magnolias.
Based on Sherryl Woods’ novel, the series, starring JoAnna Garcia, focuses on family, friendship, careers, and picking up the pieces for three lifelong 30-something friends who decide to convert an old home into a spa.
Small towns are a huge draw for TV shows, and Serenity has already drawn comparisons to other iconic and quaint towns like Stars Hollow in Gilmore Girls.
However, it should be compared to one supernatural town instead!
While there’s nothing supernatural about Serenity, if you found yourself waiting for a vampire to walk through the town square as Garcia’s Maddie is cooling off after a meeting with her lawyers about a divorce, you’re not alone.
If the town looks eerily familiar (almost like you’ve been there before and lived there your whole life), it’s because you have… well, at least if you’re a CW fan!
Fans of The Vampire Diaries and Legacies will recognize that Serenity is Mystic Falls!
In that same spot when Maddie comes to terms with the dissolution of her marriage and is consoled by her best friend Helen Decatur (Heather Headley from Chicago Med) on Sweet Magnolias Season 1 Episode 1, we’ve seen Damon and Stefan Salvatore come to blows and the Malivore pit open up.
The episode even gives us a glimpse of Mystic Falls’ Founders Bell.
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#SweetMagnolias is set in a fictional town called Serenity. Sheryl Anderson repeated, throughout the shooting of the show, that it was important that everyone might see themselves in Serenity. I like that idea more than ever these days—Serenity not just as a place, but a state of mind. The show drops on #Netflix in just 5 days on May 19.
Serenity and Mystic Falls overlap even further as the restaurant previously known as Mystic Grill (a popular hangout in town for Elena Gilbert and friends) was turned into Sullivan’s, Dana Sue’s (Brooke Elliot from Drop Dead Diva) restaurant!
Mystic Grill is also home to a museum of TV memorabilia and show costumes (and there’s plenty of Mystic Falls TVD fan tours) called The Alley, so it’s likely it will soon feature pieces from Sweet Magnolias.
While Sweet Magnolias was a cute series, it was hard for me to get fully invested because I kept getting thrown off with Mystic Falls being referred to as Serenity! As much as I want to like Serenity, it will always be Mystic Falls in my eyes.
Of course, Mystic Falls is a fictional town (though, it’s very real if you ask any TVD fan), set in Convington, GA located about 30 miles from Atlanta.
We’re not surprised Sweet Magnolias used the town as their backdrop — without the vampires, werewolves, witches, and doppelgangers, it truly is charming in that Hallmark kind of way.
Sweet Magnolias is currently streaming on Netflix. It also stars Chris Pine (American Pie), and Jamie Lynn Spears (Zoey 101).
If you’re looking for some sweet “comfort food” to pull you away from reality, Sweet Magnolias is definitely your cup of iced tea.
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