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The Originals, Season 1, Episode 4: "Girl in New Orleans" Recap/Review

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The first couple of episodes of The Originals may have been a little slow, and full of exposition/flashbacks, but THIS episode was full of awesome, from start to finish. Like, I really don't know what else I can say about it, so I'm just going to let what happened speak for itself. Let's get moving!

Previously, on The Originals: Klaus, Rebekah and Elijah are three of the first vampires of all time, and they pretty much built New Orleans by hand 300 years ago, blah blah blah. They returned to find Klaus' former protegee, Marcel, running the city as a tyrant with the back-up of an army of vampires and a baby witch named Davina, who is more powerful than anyone has ever seen. There is a coven of witches who are tired of being held under subjugation by these vampires, and want Davina for themselves. Also, Marcel and Davina are currently holding a daggered Elijah hostage, so Klaus is making a move to both free his brother and topple Marcel's regime from the inside so he …

The Vampire Diaries, Season 5, Episode 3: "Original Sin" Recap/Review

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This episode, as full of exposition and flashbacks as it was, was still pretty fucking thrilling to watch, IMHO. We got a lot more doppelgänger mythology, which is awesome, and figured out who Silas' ~one true love~ really was, too. Although, chances are you weren't so surprised about that. I am really pumped to see where these storylines are leading us, though!

Unfortunately though, with the massive info-dump we got this episode, there will probably be a LOT of just straight-up quoting the dialogue, because you never know what is going to end up being important later, and I don't want to ruin the finer details by paraphrasing. So yeah, my apologies in advance, but this wasn't as fun to recap as it was to watch (although you know I still managed to write like, 8,000 words about it, so maybe I'm a liar) Hopefully you'll all still find this recap worth reading! So, here's what's up:

Previously, on the Vampire Diaries: Elena loved Stefan, and then she love…

The Originals, Season 1, Episode 3: "Tangled Up In Blue" Recap/Review

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This week was full of a lot of exposition, which some found to be a little boring, BUT, there was some action that was pretty neat to watch. We learned more about Marcel's particular brand of leadership, including more about the vampire hierarchy and punishments for those who break his rules. We also got to see more about Davina and how her powers work, which has only made me more curious as to who and/or what the fuck she is. Plus, it was nice to see Klaus back to his super-strategist ways, where he's got back-up plans for his back-up plans, as well as side plans that serve to better assure that his current plans will actually go successfully. It was pretty sweet! So, I'm going to quit summarizing and start discussing it. Let's go!

Previously, on The Originals: Rebekah, Elijah and Klaus Mikaelson are the oldest vampires in history, "The Originals," and thus every vampire is somehow descended from them. Three centuries or so ago, they sailed back to the New Wo…

The Vampire Diaries Season 5, Episode 2: "True Lies" Recap/Review

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This week, much like the premiere, was really heavy in exposition and not so much in action/plot development, which is sort of a bummer. BUT, on the other hand, it is a super fun episode to watch, and it begins to set everything up for the rest of this arc, so I'm really excited to see where this leads!

This week's MVP award should go to Nina Dobrev, because SERIOUSLY, she is absolutely the hardest working and most underrated actress in TV, imo. I literally never think about the fact that Elena and Katherine are played by the same actress, because she is SO GOOD at making them similar but completely different, all at the same time. PLUS, each character has had about a million different life stages to deal with, which means that she's really playing like, a dozen characters. Think about it; with Katherine alone, we have 1) human, 15th century Katerina Petrova, 2) Civil War-era vampire Katherine Pierce, 3) modern-era, super-strong vampire Katherine, and now 4) modern-era, su…

The Originals Season 1, Episode 2: "House of the Rising Son" Recap/Review

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The Originals is continuing to really intrigue me, although "House of the Rising Son" is more flashback and exposition-heavy than it is packed with action, but it's definitely setting the pieces up for some intense drama, and I, for one, cannot wait.

The character who is fascinating me most on this show is Davina. I need to know where she's from, how she's so strong, how she met Marcel and why she's so protective of him. What is she getting in return for being kept in that attic? Obviously, she's allowed to use her magic whenever she wants, as long as she's also using it to keep Marcel in the loop of the witchy happenings in the French Quarter, but is she reaping other benefits? Why is she so willing to work against her magical brothers and sisters in New Orleans? I am dying to learn more about her. Anyway, Rebekah, my favorite of all the Originals, is back in town, and things are starting to heat up, so let's just jump in!

Previously, on The Origi…

The Originals Season 1, Episode 1: "Always and Forever" Recap/Review

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(Blogger's note: I know this is super late, but the whole switching The Originals from Thursday to Tuesday, in addition to a week full of exams, totally fucked up my schedule. The next recap of the S01E02 of The Originals and S05E02 of The Vampire Diaries should both be up within the next few days, and then with any luck I should be all caught up!)

Did any of you guys watch the backdoor pilot of the Originals? (AKA "The Originals," Season 4, Episode 20 of the Vampire Diaries) The real pilot was more or less the same story, except this time, we saw the events from Elijah's perspective, rather than Klaus', which I thought was pretty cool. We got some new information as well, and we were introduced to a new character who already has me asking tons of questions. So, I'm just going to skip the chit-chat and get right into it!

In case you haven't watched The Vampire Diaries before, or haven't watched in a while, here's what you should probably about thi…

The Vampire Diaries Season 5, Episode 1: "I Know What You Did Last Summer" Recap/Review

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HOLY SHIT YOU GUYS. The season premiere of The Vampire Diaries seriously exceeded all of my expectations. Although, to be fair, my expectations weren't thaaaat high to begin with, tbh. It took me a little while to get excited about this season, because 1) Teen Wolf ruled my summer, as you might have noticed, so I kind of forgot all about it, and 2) I wasn't a huge fan of TVD's fourth season; I liked the beginning episodes up until the cure was introduced and they started training Jeremy to hunt vampires, and then I hated it until Elena flipped off her humanity switch, and then I loved the episodes from then to the season finale. So when I thought about season five, I figured it would either be really awesome or really terrible, because the whole college-transition thing is usually a killer for teen dramas, (like Gossip Girl) and especially supernatural teen dramas. (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, anyone?)

I had a bit of trouble actually watching the premiere, which was kind of …