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Review: The Vampire Diaries - The Turning Point

by Jane Boursaw, posted Nov 20th 2009 2:18AM
The Vampire Diaries: The Turning Point
(S01E10) "Too bad I live alone. I'm at the Ramada watching pay-per-view all day eating everything in sight, including the housekeeping." - Logan, since there's no one at his home to invite him in

As you can see, I'm a little crazy for Paul Wesley and all those muscles, so there ya go. Here's another one, in case you missed last week's episode, "History Repeating." He shows more and more skin with each episode.

We got lots more action and intrigue in this episode, involving Logan, the Sheriff, Caroline and of course, Elena, Damon and Stefan. And they certainly couldn't let the vampires-in-the-church storyline just drop, could they? Of course not. More after the jump.

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Gina Torres Biting Into 'Vampire Diaries'

by Scott Harris, posted Nov 16th 2009 2:20PM
The blood suckers on 'The Vampire Diaries' are about to get an infusion -- of cool.

According to Comcast, geek queen Gina Torres will be guest starring in an upcoming episode of The CW's freshman vampire drama as a witch named Bree who has a bit of a history with Ian Somerhalder's devilish vampire Damon.

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CW's 'Life UneXpected' to Premiere January 18

by Laura Prudom, posted Nov 10th 2009 5:45PM
The CW's mid-season drama, 'Life UneXpected,' will debut on Monday, Jan. 18 as a temporary replacement for 'Gossip Girl,' in an effort to combat the ratings slump 'GG' suffers during its cycle of post-sweeps repeats.

According to The Futon Critic, the freshman series will moonlight for 'Gossip Girl' for a number of episodes before moving to the 8 PM ET Monday slot, currently occupied by 'One Tree Hill,' to complete its run in the spring.

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Sean Faris Joins 'Vampire Diaries' (We'll Drink to That)

by Jason Hughes, posted Nov 10th 2009 12:25PM
Sean FarisIn all good vampire television series, you need a place for the kids and the undead to hang out and brood. 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' had the Bronze. Now, the CW's 'The Vampire Diaries' has the Mystic Grill.

However, as seen this week, there was a slight problem at the Grill with the bartender serving alcohol to underage kids -- which might explainwhy Sean Faris is joining the cast.

Matt Donovan's luck goes from bad to worse after his sister, Vicki, disappears -- and by disappears, we mean she was turned into a vampire by Damon and ultimately staked by Stefan when she went blood-crazy (you know, typical teenage stuff).

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Review: The Vampire Diaries - 162 Candles

by Jane Boursaw, posted Nov 6th 2009 2:08PM
The Vampire Diaries: 162 Candles
(S01E08) "It's not every day a guy turns 162 years old." - Lexi to Stefan on his birthday

What?! Nooooo! They keep bringing in these great characters and then killing them off! Hopefully, they're just stashing the bodies somewhere for a mass resurrection at some point. And, by the way, I totally did not see that coming.

The Vampire Diaries started out great and continues to get better each week. It's so beautifully dark and gloomy. I love the Salvatore's gothic digs, and Stefan is showing considerable restraint at not offing his bad, bad brother Damon.

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Review: The Vampire Diaries - Haunted

by Jane Boursaw, posted Oct 30th 2009 3:12PM
The Vampire Diaries - Vicki
(S01E07) "So she's a vampire with issues?" - Elena to Stefan about Vicki

Well! In case you haven't watched this week's episode yet, I'll save the big spoiler for after the jump. Suffice to say that things are jumping in The Vampire Diaries, and for some characters, that's not necessarily a good thing.

I continue to love the show and look forward to it every week (and was seriously bummed when it wasn't on last week!). In a sea of mediocre new shows (well, mediocre to me anyway), that IS a good thing.

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More Vampire Diaries to be forthcoming

by Brad Trechak, posted Oct 22nd 2009 8:02AM
The Vampire DiariesThis vampire thing could be getting to the point of oversaturation. Bram Stoker is to blame for inventing the concept. However, vampire fans and those that frequent Hot Topic can rejoice because the CW has ordered a full season of the freshman series The Vampire Diaries. This is opposed to the still-struggling revamp of Melrose Place which has only had five additional episodes requested of it.

Between True Blood, The Vampire Diaries and the ever-immortal Buffy the Vampire Slayer (which I still count despite being long off the air), you'd think television has had enough of our fanged friends. Perhaps other series should start involving vampires in order to boost ratings.

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The Vampire Diaries: Lost Girls

by Jane Boursaw, posted Oct 16th 2009 5:47AM
Paul Wesley, The Vampire Diaries
(S01E06) "Everything you know and every belief that you have is about to change. Are you ready for that?" - Stefan to Elena

And to finish that thought ... "I'm a vampire." So Elena knows now; no more speculating or wondering. My first thought was that Elena knows that Stefan is a good vampire. He even races to tell her: "I would never hurt you. You're safe with me." So why is she so freaked out? Because he's a vampire, of course, and who wouldn't be freaked out by that?

I'm loving The Vampire Diaries.

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The Vampire Diaries: You're Undead to Me

by Jane Boursaw, posted Oct 9th 2009 4:03AM
The Vampire Diaries: You're Undead to Me
(S01E05) "I'm not going to be one of those pathetic girls whose world stops spinning because of some guy." - Elena to Jenna, about Stefan

Ok, well, we'll see about that. Something tells me that by the next episode or two, Elena's world will indeed stop spinning. And then start spinning wildly out of control. She already knows something's up. She already knows in the darkest part of her heart that Stefan is a vampire. She just needs him to confirm it.

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The Vampire Diaries: Family Ties

by Jane Boursaw, posted Oct 2nd 2009 5:10AM
The Vampire Diaries: Family Ties(S01E04) "How do I fight the monster without becoming one myself?" - Stefan

I know The Vampire Diaries has been taking a beating from some TV reviewers, but I'm actually loving it so far. A lot of it has to do with bad-vamp Damon, played so deliciously evil by Ian Somerhalder. He's manipulative and just plain scuzzy, but he's also really cute. That's a bad combo for impressionable girls.

At this point, it's hard to imagine that Elena would fall for any of Damon's tricks. Then again, he did get her to believe that Stefan was actually the manipulative one, dating back to when the two brothers sparred over Katherine. Elena is either really, really stupid or she's being played by a master manipulator in Damon. Maybe a little of both.

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Vampire Diaries: Friday Night Bite

by Hemal Jhaveri, posted Sep 26th 2009 12:27AM
The Vampire Diaries
(S01E03) Why does every high school show have to do the obligatory football episode? Is this something that's still big for kids? Seriously, does this hierarchy of popularity still exist? Or are the writers just too old to know any better?

Anyway, this week Stefan tries out for the football team in a desperate attempt to not be so weird and creepy, and Elena, in an effort to get back to her "normal" life, goes back to cheerleading. That works for a few days, until Damon shows up and kills the history teacher/football coach Mr. Tanner. Yay for Damon!

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Fox May Bring 'The X Factor' to the U.S. & More TV News

by Andrew Scott, posted Sep 24th 2009 10:43AM
Simon Cowell X Factor FoxFox is negotiating a deal with Simon Cowell to bring 'The X Factor' to the U.S., the CW renews 'One Tree Hill' for a full season, 'SNL''s Jim Breuer lands a new deal with NBC and more of today's top TV headlines.

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Memo to the CW: Use More Vampires!

by Andrew Scott, posted Sep 17th 2009 4:00PM
The Vampire DiariesBetween 'Twilight' and 'True Blood,' vampires have sucked the competition dry in movies and television lately, turning everything they touch into big ratings and lots and lots of cash.

The CW recently experienced this trend for itself when 'The Vampire Diaries' debuted to 4.9 million viewers last week, making it the network's most-watched series debut ever.

This made me wonder: What if the CW, a network that still struggles to gain a wider audience, used vampires more often? Would 'Gossip Girl' and '90210' become more popular? Would 'Smallville' live on for another nine seasons? Read these four potential scenarios after the jump.

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The Vampire Diaries sets ratings record

by Brad Trechak, posted Sep 12th 2009 12:02PM
The Vampire DiariesIt has vampires at a time when vampires are cool. It has teen angst. It's on the network that has low ratings to begin with (although they did beat ABC and Fox for that night, but they had repeats). It should come as no surprise that The Vampire Diaries has set a ratings record for its premiere on The CW.

I didn't watch the premiere (our review of it is here). I'm at the age where I find the CW "teen angst" formula a bit painful to watch. For all that, the network can comfort itself with that fact that I am not the target market.

That formula is what made Smallville not live up to its potential (and makes that show even less likely to continue after this season. They're not teenagers anymore). It is interesting how The Vampire Diaries cast their leads from right out of Smallville.

From what I've read, advance reviews have been poor for the show. What do you think? Does The Vampire Diaries have some potential?

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What to Watch Sept. 7-13

by Kim Potts, posted Sep 6th 2009 3:00PM
This week on TV: 'Melrose Place' gets a makeover, 'Glee' returns and 'True Blood' takes one last bite. -- By Kimberly Potts

The Secret Life of the American TeenagerMONDAY, SEPTEMBER 7

'The Secret Life of the American Teenager' (8PM, ABC Family) 2nd summer finale
It's the summer finale and that likely means a cliffhanger or two, especially since everyone is experiencing relationship woes. Grace and Jack seem to be at an impasse when they can't agree on some major decisions, while Amy and Ben are also struggling and Adrian and Ricky go to counseling. And then there's Amy's mom Anne, who goes into labor, and may not have enough time to make it to the hospital. Grace and Jack hit a roadblock; Amy and Ben try to work on their relationship.

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