If you’ve been reading any of my past reviews for The Vampire Diaries, you’ll know my largest complaint is that the Salvatore brothers always think they know what’s best for Elena and will go to any extreme to push it on her.
When I’d finished watching the pilot episode of A&E’s Bates Motel, I was at a loss as to how to take what had been shown so far. Here we have a series that takes the story most of us know, that of Norman Bates and his mother Norma who both put a whole new meaning to the term ‘momma’s boy in the classic Alfred Hitchcock film ‘Psycho’, and puts it into a modern setting. But there’s a little more to the story than that and what Bates Motel seems to be is the ultimate what-if experiment. Take a classic story change the setting and add a few more variables plus do it at a more formative age for the famed antagonist then step back to see what happens.
After a short break, The Vampire Diaries returned tonight touting a supposedly (finally) awesome vampire!Elena. Ever since she's been turned, fans have craved a glimpse of what an Elena would be like that embraced her current vampiric nature and had a bit of naughty fun along the way. Instead this led to a storyline is showing off all the worst flaws of Elena the character and the show's current direction as well. Here's our list of the six reasons why this storyline really sucks.
There comes a point where, as a viewer, you
have to decide how much faith you’re going to put into a show to deliver the
shocks it’s been promising. #OneWillDie was even a hash tag thrown around on
Twitter and it referenced the fact that tonight’s episode would consist
of a death in Storybrooke that would ‘change everything’.