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The Vampire Diaries- Do Not Go Gentle



“Our emotions are what make us human.”

The roaring twenties really took us on a emotional ride. It seemed as if this was Ric’s last episode. His final hurrah. He would have had a noble death. But that wasn’t Esther’s plan and even in death she will find a way to get her way. With such a strong episode, you know that the season finale is just around the corner. Will we loose anymore vital characters along the way???

In an interesting turn of events, the few human characters on the show jumped into action while the vampires laid low as the were stuck inside the schools gym while Esther attempted to turn Alaric into a super immortal vampire. The main goal; the elimination of the whole vampire species. Its a bit odd that by turning Ric into a vampire, she want’s him to kill all the vampires, which ultimately means after everyone is dead Ric will commit suicide. What Esther didn’t anticipate was that Ric would turn around and stab her giving him the ability to decide if he would like to complete the transition or not. Ric being the good guy that he is chose to die in peace, fearing what would happen if his evil side was to become immortal. The odd thing about Esther is that she is one of the most hated characters but she has good intentions. She was the only person that had the ability to kill Klaus and she never went back on her word. Yet, in killing Klaus she also wanted to bring peace by killing all the people that meant something to Elena. Similarly, while she tried to do good, she unleashed bad. Her character is such an oxymoron. 

The water works were unleashed and candles were lit as everyone honored Ric one last time. It was a beautiful gathering of people that loved Ric dearly. The episode finally showed us that no matter how much Damon pretends not to care about anything, he really is a softy. There are only a couple of people in the world that matter to Damon and Ric was one of them. Although they started out on the wrong foot in the beginning they have grown to establish a bromance that at times was much stronger than Damon’s relationship with Stefan. But this is the Vampire Diaries were talking about and if its one thing we should be used to it is the twists and turns that come ever so often. Since Esther was unable to oversee her plan to action, she hypnotized Bonnie to do it for her. As Ric lay on his death bed, Bonnie fed him her blood and unleashed what will ultimately be the demon of all demons. Interestingly enough, Bonnie who called herself everyone’s savior, is the reason that many people might die now. Her decision (hypnotized or not) doesn’t come as a surprise though because its no secret that Bonnie hates all vampires and only helps them out to save Caroline, Tyler and Elena. 

Elena is, as always, trapped in the midst of everything. Loosing Alaric would mean that she has lost the last “family member” besides for Jeremy. It isn’t much of a calming thought that she also has Damon and Stefan because although they are vampires and they live forever, there are people and forces out there that are trying to kill off the vampire species. If Esther had been successful than Damon and Stefan would have died. Elena will also loose Caroline and Tyler. She might think that she is in the clear since Ric is supposably dead, but we know otherwise. If he is on the loose with that powerful weapon, than Elena really has to start worrying. 

And lastly, I cannot write about an episode of The Vampire Diaries without touching on the couples. You have to hand it to the writers and their incredible ability to delivery one episode where everyone is rooting for Damon and Elena and than another episode where she definitely belongs with Stefan. I mean, you cannot blame the girl for her inability to choose when both are so good to her in different ways. And at this point the girl needs all the love she can get. Nevertheless, it does make her a little slutty as she bounces from one brother to the next. Epic love story with Stefan or kinky love with Damon. Its a hard choice yet its one that has to be done sooner than later. Fans cannot keep getting their emotions messed with– its torture! The reunion of Bonnie and Jeremy wasn’t as intense as I assumed it would be. It seems that Bonnie has moved on, which is good for her since she was the one that suffered because of Jeremy’s infidelity, but inside I was always sort of rooting for them. Despite Klaus’s attempts to lure in Caroline and break her and Tyler up, their love is as pure as ever. If there’s one guy that would do anything to keep his girl safe, its Tyler. What do you guys think is in store for Meredith? Will she cozy up to Damon as many of the ladies on the show do or will she help them fight Ric?? How do you think they can even win against Ric now….???

Memorable Quotes

  • Damon: I don’t know if right nows the best time for you to go on a spirit quest Ric.
  • Caroline: I’m sorry but Stefan is your epic love!
  • Elena: Getting out of bed is dangerous but we gotta live our lives somehow.
  • Stefan: I was blacked out for most of the decade.
  • Stefan: After everything I put you through I’m just honored to be your date tonight.
  • Damon: He already has a brother… Not to be all territorial or anything.
  • Klaus: My survival will haunt you through eternity.
  • Damon: Apparently, my choices have controversial lately. 

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Lizzy Buczak is the founder of CraveYouTV. What started off as a silly blog in her sophomore year at Columbia College Chicago turned her passion for watching TV into an opportunity! She has been in charge of CraveYou since 2011, writing reviews and news content for a wide variety of shows. Lizzy is a Music Business and Journalism major who has written for RADIO.COM, TV Fanatic, Time Out Chicago, Innerview, Pop’stache and Family Time.

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Why Caroline Forbes Never Needed a Man on ‘The Vampire Diaries’



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. 

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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. 

Through these relationships and the subsequent heartbreak, she was able to grow into a strong woman. 

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. 

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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! 

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Is Netflix’s ‘Sweet Magnolias’ Filmed in Mystic Falls?



Is the town of Serenity in 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.

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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