The Vampire Diaries Disappoints Yet Again


If you haven’t seen the most recent episode (2/21/13), you might want to skip this post.


If you watch television, there’s no getting around the fact that once in awhile…someone you love is going to die. It’s almost always because an actor wants to leave a series, but fortunately it doesn’t happen too often.

Unless we’re talking about The Vampire Diaries. And apparently the writers can’t figure out how to make the show interesting without killing off main characters every season.

In some ways this show gets better and better, but that aspect of it is getting really old.

Frankly I didn’t care when they knocked Vickie, Anna, Tyler’s uncle, Caroline’s father and a few of the others off. Given the theme of the story, people dying is pretty much a given.


Jenna Sommers, John Gilbert, Lexi Branson (yeah, I know, she wasn’t an MC, but I liked her), Carol Lockwood, Alaric Saltzman (I’m still a little ticked over that), and now…Jeremy Gilbert?!

We’re talking not quite four seasons here, and the cast is dwindling more and more. The only humans left are Liz Forbes and Matt Donovan – and if Matt dies, I probably will stop watching the show.

Maybe it’s time to hire a few new writers. People who can come up with interesting scripts that don’t rely on reducing the cast every time we blink.

I’m going to stop here before this turns into a rant, or more of a rant than it is. But I have to say…if I wanted a steady dose of depressing ‘reality,’ I’d turn the news on. I don’t watch much television, and when I do, I watch it to escape, not to walk away feeling bummed out when the hour is over.

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6 Responses to The Vampire Diaries Disappoints Yet Again

  1. Debra Kristi says:

    I agree with Emma. Of course, they hinted that he could be brought back. Maybe they just want us hang on for hope. Honestly, I don’t really care anymore. I could use having less television to catch up on. Just saying.

    • Kristy K. James says:

      That’s actually the only thing I’m watching at the moment, and it should be getting near the end of the season. Of course about that time the next half of Revolution’s season should be starting up again. But it’s pretty cool when I’m only watching one series at a time, which is frequently. It does give you a lot more time for writing-related things. Unless you’re doing research and watching old, non-scary vampire series on Netflix. I’m hoping Angel turns out to be pretty good…though the guy who played him is cute enough that it would be worth watching it just to drool over him, lol. And I love his little buddy’s Irish accent. Too bad he died in 2002. 🙁

  2. Emma says:

    I don’t think this season has been great anyway. I stopped caring about Jeremy this year. He became more of a plot device than a character.

    • I didn’t like that they made him a hunter, but I’ve always had a soft spot for him, Tyler, and Matt. At one point in this episode I thought they were going to kill Matt, too, and then I’d have been done with it.

      Frankly I don’t know where they can go with the series now. Especially since Klaus is moving to the spinoff…which I will give a shot (because even though I shouldn’t, I like him and Elijah a lot).

      That pretty much leaves the Salvatores, Elena, Bonnie, Caroline and Matt for TVD. They’ve killed off everyone else. If this is the way the books have gone, I guess I’m just as glad I never read them. 🙁

      • Emma says:

        I read the first few books, but I can’t really remember the plot. I adore Elijah. I’m not sure where they can go next season either, unless they bring in a few new characters.

        • Kristy K. James says:

          Elijah is definitely the most sexy of the originals. Although I’m finding I have a bigger soft spot for Klaus than I ever thought I would. Right now I’m just kind of disgusted with TVD. When they have to continue resorting to killing off main characters to keep the show moving, it says something about the writers. And it’s not good. 🙁

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