+ not really feeling the new navigation bar on LJ. It looks all unfinished.
+ I watched The Vampire Diaries' finale, and this might not be the squee you are looking for.
I'm happy about Stefan getting an actual storyline next season but I am so jaded about Damon that I can't help but see it as a contrivance. Especially given that this finale seemed so random/contained very little of what the rest of the season appeared to be about, except for Klaus's general presence. Looks to me like Stefan's now out of the way for Elena and Damon to make a go of things, which given how Stefan is literal perfection, was the only way that could ever plausibly happen. She'd never ever choose Damon otherwise. And I don't know what to say about it because I don't understand why she'd choose him even with Stefan gone but that's probably what's going to happen despite everything he did/will continue to do, because... Because. Because I don't know, this show doesn't seem to be aware of the fact that Damon is the worst the way I thought it was.
How can it be that in the first half of the season I thought they were actually leaning towards character development for Damon in which he learns important lessons about the value of selfless love? Instead we get Damon's deathbed regrets, followed by what I can assume will be another season of him complaining about how haaaarrrrrd it is that the woman he loves would rather he didn't rape/torture/murder people.
He is so gross, I'm sick of his face. :/ And it's weird to me because she's been through so much, much of it at his hands, and he's taken so many of her choices away from her, and she's aware of all of it, and she seems in all other situations to be focused on keeping the people she loves safe/being fiercely loyal to them, so it's jarring that on the other hand she feels all this affection for Damon, and forgives him for everything ever. Which I guess is why it all exists in this bubble apart from the other characters because they wouldn't understand it either. I assume Bonnie helps sometimes because she loves Elena.
So yeah. I dunno. I wish I didn't care so much about every other character/storyline.
+ I don't understand Klaus' obsession with Stefan and can only assume he wants to bone him. Just ask, buddy. Just ask.
+ The show keeps killing off good people/people I was just starting to like, and preserving the worst people. At some point they'll run out of people I like but then I'm sure they'll bring in new people for me to like and then kill them. This is my own fault.
+ I love Katherine, smartest character on the show. And Elijah. Poor, naive Elijah.
+ So Jeremy dies and then is...idk SHADOW-KISSED?!!? I was so happy to see Anna's face again I didn't bother to unpack any of it, but interesting setup for next season I guess. Even if it's bound to put Bonnie through more hell.
+ I hope next season Caroline gets to be a part of things instead of in her own little triangular bubble. I'm pulling for Matt/Caroline just because I like Matt and dislike Tyler. *kanyeshrug*
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