Which Superpower Would Make Someone Basically Unstoppable?

Fantasy and science fiction stories are full of people who have incredible powers — and yet, they’re not just ruling over the rest of humanity, or luxuriating in untold wealth and luxury. Which superpower would make someone basically an unstoppable ubermensch if you took it to its logical conclusion? » 5/20/15 2:48pm 5/20/15 2:48pm

It's Amazing How Far The Originals Manages To Push Klaus' Superdickery

Behold my favorite scene from last night's episode of The Originals — Mama Original has been compelled to tell the truth to Klaus, so we know she has no hidden agenda. And she says she just wanted him to love her again. His response is totally priceless. (And also incredibly vicious.) Spoilers ahead... » 4/07/15 6:28pm 4/07/15 6:28pm

It Sucks When Your Body's Previous Occupant Was A Jerk, On The Originals

This is one of those situations they probably have a word for in German. What do you do when you meet your ex-wife, except that her body is now occupied by the sister of the person who was occupying your body until recently? That's the kind of etiquette problem that only The Originals is brave enough to address. » 3/17/15 6:00pm 3/17/15 6:00pm

Can The Vampire Diaries Please Just Be The Caroline Show Already?

This is not to put down the rest of the characters on Vampire Diaries, who are mostly lovely and interesting, or the show's talented cast. (Still wowed by Nina Dobrev's Elena/Katherine act.) But at this point, the standout character on the show is clearly Caroline Forbes. And last night's "The Downward Spiral" just… » 3/13/15 4:00pm 3/13/15 4:00pm

Last Night's Originals Ended With Not One, But Two "Holy F--k" Moments


The Originals is spending a lot of its second season focusing on the ever-growing number of Mikaelsons, and not really giving enough screentime to Marcel, Josh, Aidan, Davina, and all the storylines about New Orleans magical politics. But at least the Mikaelsons can still surprise us, as this clip proves. » 2/10/15 5:30pm 2/10/15 5:30pm

The Vampire Diaries Can Still Go Straight For The Heartstrings Sometimes

The Vampire Diaries is basically doing its own version of Buffy the Vampire Slayer's "The Body." But thanks to some genuinely razor-sharp writing and some strong acting from Candice Accola in particular, it's still incredibly moving and effective. Just check out this crazy-intense clip from last night's episode.… » 1/30/15 7:30pm 1/30/15 7:30pm

A Clip That Shows Why The Originals Is Amazing PhD Dissertation Fodder

Seriously, some media studies grad student somewhere has to be writing a thesis about race, gender and politics in vampire media — and she or he must be just drooling over The Originals right now. Just watch this clip, in which Marcel turns a segregated World War I unit into vampires, and see for yourself. » 1/27/15 4:40pm 1/27/15 4:40pm

The Originals Wields Irony Like A F--ing Straight Razor

To most people, The Originals is a wacky spinoff of the "vampire love triangle" show The Vampire Diaries — in which the ancient vamps from TVD go to New Orleans, have a magic baby, and get caught up in endless power struggles. But to devotees, The Originals is a reliable supplier of hilariously bitter irony. Just… » 1/20/15 7:59pm 1/20/15 7:59pm

Fran Kranz Takes On Oberyn Martell In The Bloodsucking Bastards


Cabin in the Woods' Fran Kranz as a soulless office drone? Check. Game of Thrones' Pedro Pascal as evil middle-management? Check. Here's the first trailer for Bloodsucking Bastards, an Office Space meets Fright Night movie where Kranz and his co-workers realize their bosses aren't just assholes, they're vampires. » 1/15/15 7:40am 1/15/15 7:40am

Why Is Kai Any Worse Than The Other Psychos On The Vampire Diaries?

The new villain of The Vampire Diaries is shaping up to be Kai, the psychotic son of a witch clan. Bonnie almost sacrificed her life to stop Kai — but how long before she's sacrificing her life to save him? And more to the point, is Kai any worse than the rest of the monsters on TVD? Spoilers ahead... » 12/05/14 4:40pm 12/05/14 4:40pm