If you’ve ever been moved to tears by The Vampire Diaries, take comfort in the fact that you’re not alone: Executive Producer Julie Plec picks her eight favorite TVD “cry” moments for Entertainment Weekly‘s 2011 round-up, and chances are at least one of your picks is also on her list. (We know quite a few of them have been mentioned in recappers’ Top 3 Moments.) Julie not only talks about the moments themselves but gives insight into how some of them came to be, the themes at work within the overall story of The Vampire Diaries, and why she cries every time she hears Birdy’s “Skinny Love.”
I think that our most successful emotional moments on the show — I go back and look at Rose’s death, when Damon has to put her out of her misery — they’re all very human, real moments. It’s a guy who just needs to hear the voice of his touchstone, of the love of his life, to let him have a better day. It’s about a girl wanting to be reunited with her mother who she was lost from. It’s about a woman admitting at first she’s afraid, but then that she’s okay to die, and a guy who has intimacy issues being willing to end it for her so she can have peace. It’s all rooted in very simple and very primal human emotional instincts, which I think is why it strikes people in their gut a little.
And more Best of 2011 goodness!
- First: Have you voted for The Vampire Diaries and cast in TV.com’s Best of 2011 poll? No? Well, it’s not too late: Voting ends January 2nd, so that’s plenty of time to give TVD’s checkboxes a tick in the following categories: Best Overall Series of 2011, Best SciFi or Fantasy Series, Best Teen Series for Grown-Ups, Nina Dobrev in Best Dramatic Actress, Stefan Salvatore and Elena Gilbert in Favorite TV Couple, Damon Salvatore and Caroline Forbes for Most Lovable “Monster”, Klaus for Biggest Badass, and you can let TV.com know your favorite 2011 TV quotes here.
- Thanks to V-D.net forumite DianaPauline for the heads up that Entertainment Weekly has named The Reckoning (EP305) as one of the top 10 TV episodes of 2011 in their December 23/30 issue. It clocks in at #10.
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