Flashback Central: Review of The Vampire Diaries 2.04: “Memory Lane”

By Carla Lee

To start, I want to say that I am intrigued by the fact that the moonstone belonged to Mason’s mother, but since it’s so explicit that the werewolf curse passes through the Lockwood line, I doubt we’re actually going to see any female werewolves.

I want to know why not. Why do the men get to have all the fun?

(Yes, I realize that Mason would argue that being a werewolf isn’t fun at all, but still.)…

IFPFlashback Central: Review of The Vampire Diaries 2.04: “Memory Lane”

A Howling Good Time: A Review of The Vampire Diaries 2.03: “Bad Moon Rising”

By Carla Lee

[spoilers ahead]

This episode seems custom-made for me, combining a road trip for supernatural research and werewolves with a title which made me grin. Sadly, the song never showed up in the episode. Maybe it was too much of a callback to other werewolf stories and to Supernatural‘s use of it during a season finale. Happily, and probably coincidently, it aired in a week with not only a full moon, but a gorgeous harvest moon. Good …

IFPA Howling Good Time: A Review of The Vampire Diaries 2.03: “Bad Moon Rising”

Review: Carnivals and Boardwalks, Prime Hunting Grounds: The Vampire Diaries 2.02: “Brave New World”

By Carla Lee

[spoilers ahead]

Mystic Falls High School Annual Carnival

Oh, Mystic Falls, why so many events? And didn’t Vicki die at this same carnival? Has it really been a year? I have such difficulty following time of year in Mystic Falls, possibly because they have similar town events every other week.

Still, a carnival is a fantastic setting for horror. Though I enjoyed the dark atmosphere this episode provided, I don’t think they went far enough with it; …

IFPReview: Carnivals and Boardwalks, Prime Hunting Grounds: The Vampire Diaries 2.02: “Brave New World”

TV Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 9/20/10

This week, we continue with spoilers from V, The Vampire Diaries and Supernatural:

V (Tuesday nights, 10pm, ABC)
By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Photos of Jane Badler have emerged. For her grand appearance as the mother of Anna, she is wearing a red dress, which harks back to the original unforms of the aliens. There is also a recent interview with Jane where she talks about how she fought to get this role: http://www.seattlepi.com/tvguide/426608_tvgif13.html
In case you were wondering: Jane …
IFPTV Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 9/20/10

Vampire Thursdays: The Vampire Diaries Top Fives

By Carla Lee

Top Five Things to Love About The Vampire Diaries Season One (and a Few Things to Hate)

5. Mood

Mystic Falls is deliciously gray and foggy and creepy. Sometimes, the music is a little ridiculous and takes away from the overall tone of the show, but there are some lovely melancholy or dangerous moments. Early episodes did a nice job of creating mini-horror movies in opening scenes, even if those scenes were fairly stereotypical (damsel in distress, …

IFPVampire Thursdays: The Vampire Diaries Top Fives

Lies and Lying Liars: Review of The Vampire Diaries 2.1: “The Return”

By Carla Lee

[spoilers ahead]

After a summer of anticipation, season two starts where season one ended, with Katherine-as-Elena’s scene with Jon, and I am pleased. I dislike his character so much, I was happy with a second chance to see Katherine cut off his fingers and stab him. Then it got even better! Elena rushes to Jon’s side, despite how he feels about her, and we get the first of many beautiful scenes in which Katherine lurks just behind …

IFPLies and Lying Liars: Review of The Vampire Diaries 2.1: “The Return”

TV Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 9/13/10

This week, we continue with spoilers from V, The Vampire Diaries and Supernatural:

V (Tuesday nights, 10pm, ABC)
By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Not many new spoilers to report this week, except for an interview with Laura Vandervoort, who plays Lisa. The actress talks about how her character grew from a minor player to a more complex character. She also talked about Tyler, explaining that “Lisa is questioning her people and moving toward The Fifth Column, and Tyler is obsessed …

IFPTV Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 9/13/10

Absolutely Nothing Interesting Lies Beneath: The Gates 1.2: “What Lies Beneath”

By Carla Lee

[spoilers ahead]

What a let-down after the pilot. I was bored every second of this episode and I finally put my finger on why: there was absolutely no chemistry between any of the characters this week – romantic chemistry, hatred chemistry, family chemistry, nothing. All the performances were very flat and uninspired.

Because I was so bored, I had a hard time paying attention, so this review will be very short. Plus, when there’s no chemistry between …

IFPAbsolutely Nothing Interesting Lies Beneath: The Gates 1.2: “What Lies Beneath”

TV Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 7/12/10

This week, we continue with spoilers from V, The Vampire Diaries, and Supernatural:

V (Tuesday nights, 10pm, ABC)
By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

The V Files posted a YouTube clip of an interview Morena Baccarin did with SyFy UK. In it, she describes what the set of the show is like: you are in a big, 360-degree, green room. She also revealed that the hybrid baby will become a key element in Anna’s plan. What could Anna possibly want …

IFPTV Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 7/12/10

TV Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 7/05/10

This week, we continue with spoilers from V, The Vampire Diaries, and Supernatural:

V (Tuesday nights, 10pm, ABC)
By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Warner Bros Television Group is bringing a record 14 shows to Comic-Con, including V, during July 22-25. The V panel is scheduled for Saturday, July 24, from 2:30pm to 3:15pm.

The V Files reports that the writers have returned to work since the first week of June 2010. Cast and Crew begin filming August 12.

Executive …

IFPTV Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 7/05/10

TV Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 6/28/10

This week, we continue with spoilers from V, The Vampire Diaries, and Supernatural:

V (Tuesday nights, 10pm, ABC)
By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Elizabeth Mitchell has reiterated she wants her character to have a romance storyline. She also enjoys working with Charles Mesure, who plays Kyle Hobbes. Kyle Hobbes seems to be patented after mercenary Ham Tyler. Ham never enjoyed a romantic storyline, though we did discover he had a lost wife and daughter, before he was written out …

IFPTV Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 6/28/10

TV Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 6/21/10

This week, we continue with spoilers from V, The Vampire Diaries, and Supernatural, as well as some news about Eastwick:

Eastwick (Saturday night, July 10, 9-11pm)
By Paula R. Stiles

Eastwick will be back, very briefly, on ABC, as the network burns off the final two unaired episodes, 1.11 (“Red Bath and Beyond”) and 1.13 (“Pampered and Tampered”) on July 10 from 9 to 11pm. Yep, that’s a Saturday death slot. As you may have noticed, …

IFPTV Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 6/21/10