Here’s a round-up of the articles we’ve been tweeting throughout the week, now all in one post for your enjoyment.
First up, the Miami Herald chats with Paul Wesley and Ian Somerhalder at the Hot Topic Cast Tour stop last weekend:
What can we expect this season?
Ian: The boys are sort of getting thrown in a different situation. My character Damon was the villain last year, and Stefan had to deal with him.
Paul: Well, you’re not really the villain anymore.
Ian: I know. Stefan has brought Damon to the other side to be a unlikely hero with his brother.
Young Hollywood has posted their video interview with Ian Somerhalder.
The CW has uploaded a webclip for Rose, next week’s episode of The Vampire Diaries, and it features a testy (but relatively healthy, all things considered) conversation between Stefan and Damon.
Last night’s episode of The Vampire Diaries, Masquerade, had 3.492 million viewers, according to TV By The Numbers:
The CW’s The Vampire Diaries was up 8% vs. last week in the CW target women 18-34 demo to a 2.6 rating.
The episode has yet to hit iTunes, but we’ll update this post the minute it does. In the meantime, you can find downloads and streaming for Amazon, CTV, and MuchMusic below.
Entertainment Weekly‘s Mandi Bierly has great interview with Michael Trevino about last night’s Vampire Diaries episode (how good was he last night? gah), which marked a significant (that’s putting it mildly) leap forward in Tyler’s story. Michael discusses the frustrations of Tyler in Season 1 (as a character and an actor) versus Season 2, what he learned and will take from Taylor Kinney’s performance as Mason Lockwood, what he wants to remain distinct and different, why Tyler should not be pissing Damon off, and new friendships. This is definitely a must-read.
It was so easy to dislike Tyler in season 1 because of the way he treated Vicki. How do you want fans to feel about him? Do you like the idea of a love-hate relationship, or do you wish he’d be adored?
It was frustrating, because like you said, it was really easy to dislike Tyler. But now, we’ve seen the family that he comes from and what he has to deal with at home. He’s not just this bully or punk; he has a heart. Yes, he has problems. Yes, he has a temper, but there’s more humanity in him. I think fans of the show are gonna see that in the unlikely friendship that happens between Tyler and Caroline.
The CW has released a new November Sweeps poster for Vampire Diaries and this one features Elena and a pretty heavy tagline. Click on the image for a larger image or check it out in the Gallery. You can also find a textless version.
Courtesy of Chris Mollere, Vampire Diaries‘ music supervisor – follow him on Twitter!:
Songs listed in order of appearance.
|Cruel Black Dove “Love My Way” (Psychedelic Furs Cover)||Free Download|
|Gorillaz “On Melancholy Hill” (Feed Me Remix)|
|Digital Daggers “Head Over Heels” (Tears For Fears Cover)|
|Morning Parade “Under The Stars”|
|Joel & Luke “People Change”|
|Kaskade Feat. Dragonette “Fire In Your New Shoes”|
|Tawgs Salter “Brave”|
Extended promo for episode 8, Rose, now available on YouTube! Usual spoiler warnings apply. Also, is that a British accent in this trailer, or just wishful thinking on the part of the resident Brit? ;)
The short promo for episode 8, Rose, is available on YouTube
(apologies for the DVR stuff, hopefully a better version will be along soon). US Vampire Diaries fans can see the extended version over on the CW website, and we’ll be posting it when it hits YouTube.
Thanks to MiI2aCIe for the video.
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Does anyone have any fingernails left after this week? Katherine’s Plan B is so full of evil that fans have been speculating and chewing their fingers all week. We know some of what the dastardly diva has got planned (Matt fans, show your support with the #SaveMatt hashtag on Twitter. Team Matt needs you!), but we’re sure this is only the tip of the iceberg, and plans C and D are both ready to roll at a moments notice. Team Badass may be armed and dangerous, but the Kat still has a few of her nine lives left, she won’t be going down easy.
LIVE TWEET WITH THE VAMPIRE DIARIES WRITERS’ ROOM during tonight’s East coast airing of Masquerade. So far, it looks like the gang will include Kevin Williamson, Julie Plec, Mike Daniels, Elizabeth Craft, Sarah Fain, Andrew Chambliss, Brian Young, and Caroline Dries, and feature a special guest appearance by Marcos Siega. Head over to tweet.cwtv.com at 8pm EST.
Watch and then swing by here to rate the new episode of The Vampire Diaries. Spoilers are welcome in the comments, though if you want some more in-depth discussion then head on over to the forums! (You’ll need to register, but it takes two seconds.)
You can also participate in the chatroom, and we have a channel specifically for discussing the episode live – just click on the tab when you’re in the main chatroom. You will need to be a member of the forums to join in.
Quick guide to the poll options: You think we could resist wearing masks to a masquerade party? 5 Masks = LOVE. 1 Mask = MEH.
Don’t forget to head over to tweet.cwtv.com during the 8pm EST airing of Masquerade for live-tweeting goodness with the writers of The Vampire Diaries. That’s less than three hours from now, so take a shower and stuff.
We also bring you this special message from Switzerland: The writers are having a Twitter War to see who can gain the highest percentage of new followers before 6:05 PST (that’s 9:05 EST) tonight. We don’t know what they win. All we know is that their war is hilarious and you should humor them. (We know you’re already following Kevin and Julie.) So give all of the writers a follow, OR you can strategically pick and choose according to 1) whether they wrote your favorite episode, 2) how much you like their profile picture, 3) how witty their last tweet was, or 4) who spills the most during the live-tweet tonight. Or you can follow the underdog, which would be Mike Daniels.