At its Best, Vampire Diaries Admits It's A Show About Terrible People

At this point, almost everyone on The Vampire Diaries is a mass murderer — but even more than that, the show is about how our foolish notions of "romance" are a pure distraction from the ugliness of our violent world. And last night's episode beautifully uncovered the unromantic truth about Damon and Stefan. » 10/10/14 4:40pm 10/10/14 4:40pm

On Vampire Diaries, the moral high road is littered with the corpses of…

Everybody's a murderer on Vampire Diaries. Except maybe Matt and April. Killing is like a badge of pride on that show. At one point in Thursday night's episode, Kol asks Elena if she's killed people, or if she's just a "Mary Sue Vampire." (Heh.) And then there's the clip above, where Klaus asks Damon why Damon gets… » 2/02/13 1:00pm 2/02/13 1:00pm

Do we really need two Vampire Diaries shows?

One of the best parts of The Vampire Diaries right now is the semi-evil Klaus, one of the Original vampires who's also half-werewolf. (Don't ask.) So at first blush, it's exciting news to hear that The CW is thinking about giving Klaus and his Original siblings their own spinoff show, possibly focused on their… » 1/11/13 3:20pm 1/11/13 3:20pm

Why do all of the grown-ups on The Vampire Diaries suck so much?

There was only one reasonably stable adult human left on The Vampire Diaries — and they just borked him. The vampire-hunting history teacher and surrogate parent Alaric Saltzman has been forever altered by a supernatural plot twist — leaving the CW series with absolutely zero likable adults left who aren't vampires.… » 5/10/12 11:33am 5/10/12 11:33am