We’re all slogging (or shivering, or burning, depending on where you live) our way through the winter hiatus, but E!Online is lending us a helping hand today. These new promo pics from The Originals are pretty terrific, and we’re not just saying that because of the waistcoat. Honest.
Hurry up, January 14th!
Raise your hand if you have a mythology migraine! First we had vampires, then witches, then werewolves and all kinds of curses, ghosts and magical items in between. Now we’ve got to get a handle on these hybrids before they’re running around all over the place!
It can be pretty tough to keep up with the monsters on this show, but don’t worry, we are here to help. Grab a glass of the red stuff and cuddle up to something furry, this is V-D.net’s first hybrid-specific information and speculation post, for all of your “What the hell, hybrids?!” needs.
Pretty historical costumes ahoy! Tonight’s repeat is episode 19, Klaus, which means we have only three more weeks of reruns before the season three premiere!
Episode refresher course:
- Reaction post & poll
- Complete songlist
- Discuss the episode
- Crissy Calhoun’s recap: Brothers at Arms
Miss a post this week?
- Interviews with Kayla Ewell: Restless Spirits & Family Photos
- Kayla Ewell on the VRO Friday August 19th
- E!Online’s First Look: First Official Vampire Diaries Season 3 Promo Shot
- V-D.net Giveaway: Win a Copy of Crissy Calhoun’s Love You to Death 2!
- Rolling Stone Behind the Scenes Video & Photos with Nina, Paul & Ian
- Erstwhile Exes & the Master Plan: TV Guide Talks with Kayla Ewell
- Interview with Candice Accola, Kat Graham & Steven R. McQueen on Amazon.co.uk
- TVLine’s Exclusive First Look at Guest Star David Gallagher
- TWoP Tubey Awards Finals, Round 4: New Noms for The Vampire Diaries
- Friday Night Bites, August 6-12: Good Deeds, Great Captions & Counting Up Vampires
- What Does Damon Think of Ripper Stefan? Ian Somerhalder Talks About Season 3
- Whet Your Appetite: 30 Seconds of New Season 3 Promo Goodness (VIDEO)
- Steven R. McQueen (Finally) Joins Twitter
Last week we asked you to vote for your favorite Vampire Diaries Season 2 episodes and we had a fun time blogging about them and reading your comments. This week we have a new question for you: Which character was the Most Valuable Player of Season 2? Aha, not so fast – you’re making THREE MVP picks and we’ll blog the top five just like we did with the favorite episodes poll. Including our main cast of characters, we’re including Katherine, Elijah, and Klaus, as we felt all three had a huge impact on the majority of the season.
And here’s an added bonus: Leave a comment on this post that makes a case for your picks and you’ll be automatically entered to win a copy of A Visitor’s Guide to Mystic Falls: Your Favorite Authors on The Vampire Diaries (co-edited by us and Leah Wilson), courtesy of Smart Pop Books. You have until Tuesday, June 14th at midnight ET to have your comment count as an entry. We’ll also only be counting ONE comment per person, but feel free to discuss away in the comments.
THIS POST IS A STICKY. KEEP SCROLLING FOR MORE NEWS. Alright, Vampire Diaries fans, the time has come to put our votes in for our favorite episodes of Season 2. We ran one of these mid-season, prior to The Descent, with Masquerade, Rose, and Katerina handily winning the top three spots. Well, a lot happened following that mid-season break and this time we’re allowing you THREE votes for THREE episodes.
Let us know why they’re your favorites in the comments!
It’s the summer hiatus – and IT SUCKS. So to help wile away those lonely TVD-less hours as we await Vampire Diaries Season 3, we’ve rounded up a slew of guest bloggers (and huge Vampire Diaries fans) for a series called Ripping Open TVD. Each blogger will be focusing on one particular aspect of what we’ve just experienced in Vampire Diaries Season 2 and adding a hefty dose of Season 3 speculation. Remember: These are guest posts, so these are the opinions of the person writing them, not necessarily Vampire-Diaries.net. Cool? Cool. First up, Salvatore Boarding House staffer Abby Graham dissects the new hybrid in town and makes the case for Ultimate Villainy in Mystic Falls.
“He’s real! And he doesn’t give up. If he wants something, he gets it. If you’re not afraid of Klaus then you’re an idiot.” - Rose, “Katerina”
Klaus. We first heard his name at the very end of Rose (EP208), and since that time our friends in Mystic Falls have been concerned with little else. His shadow has been looming over half of Season 2, yet the writers waited until the very last minute before showing us his true face. I’ve always been a big fan of villain characters and what they bring to stories, but Klaus is shaping up to be one of my favorite bad guys of all time. Today we’re going to take a deeper look at this year’s biggest bad, and give a little thought to what might be in store for everyone next season. This discussion will only cover Klaus as he is presented in the show, but lucky for us, on-screen Klaus gives us plenty to talk about. The fact and fiction of Klaus can be a little confusing, so I’m starting things off by going over what we already know.
Collider has yet another interview with Joseph Morgan, who discusses Klaus’s read on the Salvatore brothers (and Katherine), what he’d like to see of Klaus in Season 3, and being the newbie on set. He also mentions a few TV shows and films he’s enjoyed in the past few years (and what they have in common), and talks a bit about working with Tarsem Singh (if you haven’t seen The Fall yet, remedy that immediately) and Mickey Rourke on the upcoming film Immortals.
What do you think Klaus thinks of the Salvatore brothers? Does he feel that one is more of a thorn in his side than the other?
MORGAN: Maybe. Damon he just thinks is a loose canon. These guys are 160 years old, and he’s been around for probably 10 times that. At worst, they’re a nuisance to him. I don’t think he really sees either of them as a serious threat. Stefan (Paul Wesley) is more predictable for him because he’s in love with Elena (Nina Dobrev) in a way that is honorable. He can predict what Stefan will do and can manipulate that. Damon is a little more difficult because he is so unstacked. He doesn’t seem to value his own life very much, so he will turn up and say, “I killed your witch, and you can kill me if you want,” and just see what happens. That is probably a little more of a nuisance to Klaus, and also a little more impacting as well. He really puts himself out there and Klaus definitely has a fascination with that. I think there is also a fascination with Katherine because of that.
It’s that time of the week! When I attempt to feature insightful snippets from recaps of the previous week’s episode! I am super intimidated this week because Klaus (EP219) dropped out of the sky like a mythology atomic bomb! It’s been a while since an episode of Vampire Diaries fully occupied my thoughts throughout the week. It’s the episode that keeps on giving! I am using a lot of exclamation points! It was THAT kind of episode, as you know. But here’s my attempt and you can read my big mythology ramble here and are we all prepared for The Last Day (EP220) tomorrow?
Think there are some clever recaps we should check out? Hit us up in the comments.
Featured in this installment: The Salvatore Boarding House, The Voice of TV, AOL TV Squad, Smart Pop Books, ThinkHero, IGN, The TV Watchtower, The Televixen, TV.com, TV Goodness, iphignia939, Zap2It, Heroine TV, Off-Color TV, TV Overmind, Entertainment Weekly, The A.V. Club, L.A. Times, CliqueClack TV, Ology, The Examiner, Assignment X, and our own Crissy Calhoun.
You thought last week was full of shocks and surprises? It hasn’t got anything on this week’s episode. Klaus is here, and he’s more dastardly than we ever expected.
We have another giveaway this week, so make sure you’re following us (@tvdnews) if you want a chance to win. We’ve got two copies of the Vampire Diaries soundtracks courtesy of the awesome folks over at ITV2. We’re using the same format as we’ve done with the previous UK giveaways – one soundtrack for the best tweet using the #tvduk hashtag, and one for the first person who tweets us the answer to the trivia question we’ll post at the end of the episode. You don’t need to use the #tvduk hashtag for the trvia question, but you will need to keep a sharp eye on the little things in the episode, because that’s what the trivia question will be based on.
There’s plenty of time to still join in with the buzz following the episode after it aired in the US:
Tune in to ITV2 (and be sure to follow @itv2 on Twitter for some entertaining live-tweeting) at 9pm tonight to catch Klaus, or catch it again at 10pm on ITV2+1. Still need to catch up on the previous episode? You can watch it on ITV Player, or download it in HQ from iTunes UK.