Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Supernatural - This is the End - Season 6 Review

Well friends. That’s it. I have crossed the finish line of this marathon. There is no more (at least until September). 126 episodes in 12 days. That averages out to more than 10 episodes a day. Nearly 7 hours of Winchester goodness every day for almost 2 weeks. That has to be some kind of record right? Cannot even say how emotionally exhausted I feel right now. The most ginormous of THANK YOU’s to those of you who have gone on this ride with me. And my GOD what a ride!! Couldn’t have done it without my faithful friends following my journey here and on Twitter. Open yourselves a beer and indulge in a delicious bacon cheese burger with me. You’ve earned it!

Moving on. So. Season 6. Hmmmm….. I felt like I was watching the entire thing sitting on egg shells. Maybe if I don’t make any sudden movements, maybe if I keep quiet and shut my eyes everything will be just fine. I had not one bit of trust for anyone but Dean. For 22 episodes I was looking over my shoulder and checking to make sure I still had my wallet. Anyone else?

I knew immediately what was wrong with Sam. I tried to complicate it for myself (because that is just what I do. With everything). But that first hug. I knew. And even when I was looking right at his face, I missed Sam. Mostly on Dean’s behalf of course. Mostly. In “You Can't Handle the Truth,” Lisa sums it up pretty perfectly: “You two have the most unhealthy, tangled up, crazy thing that I’ve ever seen.” So true. But that is what we love right? In the season opener I thought I understood why Sam would come back and not go to Dean. Before he went to hell, it was so important to Sam that Dean get that life that had always seemed so out of reach. I understood it but I was still so fucking pissed. Pissed and confused. No matter what, our Sam would never be able to NOT be a part of Dean’s life.

Dean’s post Sam life, as happy as it seemed, for those looking through unknowing eyes, was not what Dean was meant for. The opening montage in “Exile on Main St.” was so beautiful and still so heart breaking. Even with everything, Dean has nothing without his brother. (Please tell me I am not the only one who held her breath until she knew the Imapala was safe and still in Dean's care?) That Sam stuff said, it doesn’t make any of the Ben and Lisa loss any easier to handle. The woman tried so hard, put up with so much (wouldn’t you for that man?) but she is only human. And of course Dean, in the end ("Let It Bleed"), feels like he must sacrifice every bit of himself for those he loves. The conversation that takes place in the hospital after Cas saves Lisa’s life and cleanses their memories of her and Ben’s life with Dean, blaming the whole thing on a car crash, was one of the most difficult things I have witnessed on this show of endless pain. The crying was loud. And I actually thought I might stop breathing for a minute.

Ben: Who are you?
Dean: I'm the... uh, the guy who hit you.
Lisa: Oh.
Dean: I just, I lost control for a minute. And I just wanted to say that I'm sorry. I'm really happy you two are both okay. And, uh, I'm glad your life can get back to normal now.
Lisa: We're okay. So, so that's what's important, right?
Dean: Yeah. Anyway, I'll leave you two alone. You take care of your mom.

The double meaning behind everything he said just laid me out as if I myself were the one hit by a car. He is so unable to allow himself any happiness. It makes my soul ache.

This season wasn’t all tears and nervous scratching though. “Weekend at Bobby’s,” was super fun. I am such a giant fan of his. I loved getting to see the story from his perspective for once. And cheers to Jensen on his directorial debut. It was an amazing episode. “Clap Your Hands If You Believe...,” was brilliant of course. The Fairies and Dean were a perfect combination. And Sam’s soullessness was actually fucking awesome for once, which I never would have expected. In “The French Mistake,” the show confronted their fandom once again. I wish every show would be this self aware. I had tears streaming down my face from laughing so hard. And, of course, “Frontierland.” Dean’s enthusiasm alone put a smile on my face throughout the entire thing.

So now it’s on to Season 7. Cas is God? Do you think the guy maybe got a bit ahead of himself? Perhaps a little power hungry? I totally get what he set out to do but the boy just got a bit carried away didn’t he? I can’t wait to see how this will affect Sam and Dean. Dean was right to question him and mistrust him but now I am afraid that Cas is going to make him pay for that. Dean has to pay for everything. How this man isn’t a broken, busted, messy puddle on the floor by now just shows the strength of his character, of his soul. It illustrates just why I love him the way that I do. Speaking of busted, messy puddles, what can we expect from Sam? He seemed ok for those 6 seconds we saw him post full Hell memory retention. But we all know that can’t last. Will Season 7 be more of watching him through suspicious eyes? I cannot wait to find out!!! Also, real quick, anyone else as worried about the Impala as I am? FREAKING OUT! Dean can fix it. Right? *pray, hope, wish*

I have enjoyed all of your comments on these Supernatural posts more than I can say. Please feel free to continue with the Winchester love and tell me what you thought of Season 6!! I hang on every word!

Also, before I move on to my next show, I want to re-watch 10 episodes of Supernatural just so that I can move on properly. It is extremely important that I have your vote on which 10 those should be. HELP ME OUT!

*Screencap credits to http://supernaturalfansonline.com/

Friday, May 27, 2011

Supernatural - Season 5 Review

And Season 5 is dead and buried. I must be making some kind of record. 5 seasons in 7 days. I told a friend on twitter that Supernatural is worse than crack. Not that I’ve ever smoked crack. But I imagine it feels very much like this. The more you have, the more you want. And friends, I WANT.

However, I did learn my lesson from my last post. I will not be going episode by episode this time. I won’t do that to my loyal readers again. No more novels from this girl. So sorry about that. Though, if you love this show half as much as I do, I am sure you understand. For this season, just a few highlights and thoughts to share. I'll keep it as brief as possible. (Sweating from the stress).

This season, for me, was all about redemption, faith and home. Redemption for Sam. He wanted and needed it so badly. Honestly I have mixed feelings about the way Dean treated Sam throughout the season. Yes. Sam really fucked up. Not just “oops I made a mistake” but seriously fucked up beyond fixing. He started the fricking apocalypse for frak sakes! So I kind of get Dean being unable to trust him. Sam had lied. Had gone against everything Dean had taught him growing up. For Dean it must have been worse than any beating he’d ever taken. But Dean has to remember, he’s no saint. He played his part in getting the ball rolling. And Sam was so sorry. Not that “sorry” can undo anything. But Sam’s remorse was so strong and true. And of course losing faith in Sam led Dean to lose Faith in everything. Faith in humanity, in his family, in himself. Dean just isn’t Dean without his self assuredness. Famine was right. Dean was dead inside. And to see it, to watch it unfold, was more tragic than anything. More tragic than Sam’s continued blood lust. Every time he was near the stuff I was yelling aloud at my TV in the same voice I use for my 3 year old niece when she’s getting into something that she’s not supposed to touch.

The underlying home theme didn’t really register until the finale, which made me look back throughout the rest of the episodes. Because for the Winchester brothers, home is not a town or a building. It’s something else entirely. They were lost for a while, but they made it back there just in time.

The mythology this season was also a ton of fun. I love apocalypse stuff. Which seems really creepy typed out like that. But it was all very interesting to me. God and Lucifer. The angels and the demons. The Four Horsemen. I loved it. Actually makes me want to read Revelations again. And Dante’s Divine Comedy. I was especially fascinated by Dean’s conversation with Death in 5x21. I thought Death was really cool. I could have watched Death and Dean talk it out for days. I’m weird. It’s ok for you to think so. Also, I think I have become completely bipolar thanks to this show. All day every day laughing my head off or crying my brains out. About what you ask? Here goes:

What made me laugh until it hurt?

“I Believe the Children Are Our Future” – 5x6: That Tooth Fairy who “looks like Belushi” was HILARIOUS! And Dean’s hairy palms? Sam’s look of disgust? PRICELESS!

“The Curious Case Of Dean Winchester” – 5x7: I’m too lazy to look up his name but that guy playing old Dean did some serious research. He was magnificent. The fighting with Bobby killed me.
Sam: It's like Grumpy Old Men.
Old Dean and Bobby: Shut up, Sam!
And Sam got The Clap. Fantastic!

“Changing Channels” – 5x8: Aside from the faux Grey’s Anatomy stuff (which was hilarious) there was THIS. I honest to God thought I might pass out from laughing. I could have died you guys. For reals.

“The Real Ghostbusters” – 5x9: The moments when Supernatural incorporates the fandom into the show itself is so endearing and brilliant. Is there any other show with the balls to do this?

“Sam, Interrupted” – 5x11: These boys do crazy so well. “I don't have any elephant books.” *DEAD* And then there is THIS which kills me deader than dead. Pudding will never be the same.

“Swap Meat” – 5x12: That first sequence with Gary in the Sam suit had me convulsing with laughter. Jared just KILLED it. How he got through any of that with a printable take is beyond me. “Crystal, I would love to have the sex with you.”

Througout the season, the overall hilarity of Castiel’s inability to understand pop culture references (which Dean uses as he breathes) and his deadpan responses to such will bring joy to my heart for years to come:
Dean: Cherub?
Castiel: Yeah, they're all over the world. There are dozens of them.
Dean: You mean the little flying fat kids in diapers?
Castiel: They're not incontinent.

What made me bawl my damn eyes out?

“The Devil You Know – 5x1: The conversation between Sam and Dean at the end of this episode was so hard. Sam is so sorry and Dean is so disappointed. “I don’t think we could ever be what we were.” It’s heart crushing.

“Good God, Y'all” – 5x2: I hate, hate, hate that Dean gave up his necklace. Partly because the moment that it was given to him was one of the most touching for me. And partly because I just can’t stand to see him without it. Wanna know what else I hate? THE BROTHERS WINCHESTER SEPARATED! *SOB, SNIFFLE, TEARS*

“Free to Be You and Me” – 5x3: The opening montage of Sam and Dean going their separate ways is nearly impossible to watch without wracking sobs, all set perfectly to Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Simple Man.” No matter what has happened, nothing is right unless they are together.

"The End” – 5x4: “We’re all we’ve got.” Would it have killed them to hug?

“Abandon All Hope” – 5x10: Such loss. I had wanted Jo and Dean to hook up since they were pretend together in “No Exit” (2x6). So, for me, the goodbye kiss on the forehead was hard. The goodbye kiss on the lips was agonizing.

“The Song Remains the Same” – 5x13: The conversations between Dean and their mom and especially between Sam and their dad were so much more than beautiful. Despite everything these boys have been through in their short lives, they still love and need their parents. So much.

“Dark Side of the Moon” – 5x16: There were a lot of moments in this episode that really broke me but none more so than Dean’s memory of fireworks with Sam. I was just sitting and watching, eating my breakfast. And then this scene came along and hit me like a ton of bricks. One second I was fine, the next I was rolled up in a ball with sobs shaking my entire body. I can’t even put my finger on exactly why it triggered me like that but it did. Maybe it was Dean’s first really real, happy smile in the longest time. Maybe seeing them as they should be. Please tell me in the comments that I was not the only one to spaz out like that. What a beautiful mess that was. And now every time I hear Bob Dylan’s “Knocking on Heaven’s Door,” people are going to want to know what’s wrong with my helplessly crying dumbass.

“Swan Song” – 5x22: Where do I even start? From “The Road So Far” to the closing credits I was a God Damned mess. Through the story of the Impala (I dare you to read and not break down); I learned all about what home really is. The Impala was their physical home and a symbolic home as well. But in spirit, when we’re talking souls, they were each other’s home. Where ever they were, together, they were home. And I feel that after so much time fighting and doubting and losing faith in each other, they were able to make it back there before the end. Dean refused to give up on Sam (“Rock of Ages” by Def Leppard will, from here forward, be my go to song for motivation) and when it came down to it, Sam came through (after the most spectacular montage ever created by humans, which was triggered, of course, by the magical Impala). Watching Satan in the Sam suit beat the shit out of Dean; while Dean continued to reach out to Sam (“I’m not going to leave you”) was so hard to watch that I feel I might be damaged for life. But, Team Free Will won the battle. Sam did what he set out to do. And Dean kept his promise. The entire thing was ridiculous in how gut stripping it was. It is ridiculous how shredded my heart and soul feel even hours later while writing this. I know their story isn’t over (judging by Sam’s showing up at Lisa’s in the end) but for right now, I’m just devastated. And, maybe, a tiny bit hopeful.

Peace or Freedom?

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Supernatural - Season 4 Review

The marathon continues! I have now finished Season 4 and due to popular demand (and because I have way too much to say) I will be doing the 4, 5 and 6 season reviews separately instead of as a group. Lets take a ride shall we?

What really hit home in Season 4 were the parallels to 2 of my very favorite shows: Buffy the Vampire Slayer and its spinoff, Angel. (Duh. Positive I'm not the first here). Not that the similarities hadn't occurred to me before. Good versus Evil. Monster of the week with a Big Bad waiting in the wings. But it's more this season. Some of it is the 38 minutes of hilarity followed by 2 minutes of emotional hell. Joss was always so good at that. It always makes for the most memorable pieces of television. Who doesn't want to float on the clouds and then crash violently to earth? Maybe it's also Dean's coming back from the dead. Having to make those impossible decisions. You or the world? Your loved ones or some random stranger? Can you do the job you set out to do? Is it worth giving up everything? Who do you trust? Do you even trust yourself? Why you? How far are you willing to go? And these parallels might upset people who will make accusations of copy catting but it really just makes me love this show even more. Buffy and Angel are over (on the screen anyways) but that doesn't make this kind of story telling any less mesmerizing. These themes will always be alive and well in our culture and I am just thankful that I have happened upon so many great tellings of them. We all need heroes. Especially the messy kind.

"Lazarus Rising" - 4x1: Another Buffy moment for me. Dean digging his way out of his grave. He seemed to adapt a little faster though. Dove right into the junk food and porn. That's the Dean we know and love. The hug he and Sam shared nearly knocked me out of my chair. I felt it in my soul. Also, nice to finally meet Castiel and Genevieve Cortese (who we know becomes Genevieve Padalecki) as the new Ruby. I'd known about both of them prior to watching but it was nice to get some context.

"Are You There God? It's Me, Dean Winchester" - 4x2: This episode reminded me of a Buffy episode as well. "Conversations With Dead People" from Season 7. Each of the characters dealing with their own personal demons through a fight with a monster. I also love Dean's crisis of faith now that he personally knows an angel. "I thought angels were supposed to be guardians. Fluffy wings. Halos. You know, Michael Landon, not dicks."

"In the Beginning" - 4x3: Loved the Back To The Future parallels! Loved learning more about their family history. Hunting really is in their blood.

"Metamorphosis" - 4x4: "I've seen big weird, little weird, weird with crazy on top." One of my fave Dean quotes only because it's so applicable to the crap I have witnessed within the fandoms I live in. Scary people are scary! I was so moved by Sam's efforts to help this guy. Because maybe if this guy was a monster and could live a normal life, so could the monster Sam believes he is.

"Monster Movie" - 4x5: Loved that the brothers Winchester seemed back to themselves after so much stress regarding Dean's return and Sam's "activities." Loved the black & white take. Dean said the word hymen like 10 times. Fantastic. See also the Kiss of the Week.

"Yellow Fever" - 4x6: OMG The Scream. I nearly choked from laughing so hard. And then his rant; "And you… you're gassy. You eat half a burrito and you get toxic!" Seriously fraking hilarious. I delighted in seeing this side of Dean. Oh, and the song "Eye of the Tiger" has been forever altered in my mind. Thank you Jensen Ackles for this shining moment!

"It's the Great Pumpkin, Sam Winchester" - 4x7: Living where I do, it was nice to hear some accurate Halloween lore. That stuff is always so interesting to me. Loved Dean standing up to the angels. That Uriel is such a dick.

"Wishful Thinking" - 4x8: I seriously thought this episode was going to kill me. That entire business with the Teddy Bear was too much. I am still cracking up over it: "How do we even know that's gonna work? I mean I don't want some giant, flaming, pissed-off teddy on our hands." And then Dean is honest with Sam about Hell for the first time. And though he won't share specifics, I'm upset just thinking about it.

"I Know What You Did Last Summer" - 4x9: Sam comes clean (mostly) about what Dean missed while in Hell. I could not have been more broken hearted about his trying to get Dean back. And while half of me loves when they scream at each other (the raw emotion is enough to swallow anyone whole) the other half of me hates it so much. I also want to thank Sam for "too much information." I've said it before, Supernatural doesn't do a whole lot of love or sex but when they do it they do it so right. Holy Hotness Batman. Please tell me I'm not the only one who watched this more than a few times. No wonder the actors got married. They almost had to after that public display. WOW.

"Heaven and Hell" - 4x10: I have 2 things from this episode I want to comment about. Remember when I said 6 seconds ago that this show knows how to do sex? Um... Yeah. Boy do they. I cannot believe they showed this on The CW. Seriously. YOU GUYS! He removed her pants and separated her legs and crawled between them. My jaw was on the frickin floor, drool just pouring out. Mostly thanks to one of the hottest backs I have ever seen in my life (thanks again Sandi!) Lord. Have. Mercy.

The other thing about this episode that I need to bring up (which reminds me of a certain Angel Season 5 basement:
Dean: They... they sliced and carved and tore me in ways that you... Until there was nothing left. And then suddenly, I would be whole again. Like magic. So they can start all over. And Alastair, at the end of every day... every one, he would come over and he would make me an offer... to take me off the rack if I put souls on... If I started to torture. And every day I told him to stick it where the sun shines. For thirty years I told him. But then I couldn't do it any more, Sammy... I couldn't. And I got off that rack, God help me, I got right off and I started ripping them apart. I lost count of how many souls. The... the things that I did to them...
Sam: Dean.... Dean, look, you held up for thirty years. That's longer than anyone would have
Dean: How I feel. This... inside me... I wish I couldn't feel anything, Sammy. I wish I couldn't feel a damn thing.
I can't even write about it without my body shaking with sobs and feeling like my guts are being tied in knots. I cannot handle Dean's tears (they are just as bad if not worse than Stefan Salvatore's tears). It's too much. The guilt and the shame. To carry that with you. Every. Day. It's too much.

"Family Remains" = 4x11: A devastating story. The most devastating of it all though was Dean. Again. "I enjoyed it Sam. They took me off the rack, and I tortured souls, and I liked it. All those years, all that pain, finally getting to deal some out yourself, I didn't care who they put in front of me. Because that… that pain I felt, it just slipped away. No matter how many people I save, I can't change that. I can't fill this hole, not ever."

"Criss Angel Is A Douchebag" - 4x12: The title of this episode is a giant win. I also liked that they said the word "douche" about 90 times.

"After School Special" - 4x13: Those shorts! That sweat band! "Take a lap!" "Walk it off!" *DEAD* Funny Gym Teacher Dean aside; poor Sam. He wanted so badly to be normal but he was just always different. Even as a grown up hunter, still such a little boy. Poor Sammy.

"Sex and Violence" - 4x14: "Strippers, Sammy. Strippers! We are on an actual case involving strippers. Finally!" Loved seeing Jim Parrack who plays Hoyt Fortenberry on True Blood. Hate what he did to my boys. That fight. Ouch. As Scarlett O'Hara's Mammy once said: "It makes my blood run cold, the things they say to one another."

"Death Takes a Holiday" - 4x15: "Floored by the Lord.com bloggers" LMFAO!! I hated that the boys could not get past their fight, hard as they tried. And I was sad for Pamela. She only ever wanted to help.

"On the Head of a Pin" - 4x16: I tweeted this as I was watching but I must reiterate: I need new pants every time Dean uses his angry voice. Good God. And Uriel always brings Angry Dean. Glad he finally got his. My poor Dean though. To have to relive that Hell. To learn what he did. Torture is such a gray area. It shouldn't be, but it is. And not just because I'm torn between thinking he's hot doing it (that Alastair fucker is creepy and deserved all of it) and hating that he has to do it at all. I hate that it has changed him. But he's not the only one who has changed. It's been the underlying theme of the entire season. Dean is not the same old Dean (because of Hell and all) and Sam is not same old Sam either because (SURPRISE!) he's been drinking demon blood. Oh Sam.

"It's a Terrible Life" - 4x17: I have witnessed a lot of scary ass shit watching this show but nothing is scarier than Corporate Dean. Parted hair? Shirt and tie? Talk radio? SALAD?? *shudder* And Corporate Dean thinking Corporate Sam is hitting on him? BAHAHAHAHA!!! The lesson from all of this? Dean can't be done. He has to do what he does. He has no choice. It's Buffy all over again. And it's heart crushing.

"The Monster at the End of This Book" - 4x18: I have only this to share. Absolutely brilliant!
Dean: There's Sam girls and Dean girls. And what's a slash fan?
Sam: As in... Sam slash Dean. Together.
Dean: Like... together together?
Sam: Yeah.
Dean: They do know we're brothers, right?
Sam: It doesn't seem to matter.
Dean: Ah, come on. That's... that's just sick.

"Jump the Shark" - 4x19: I am so glad they only had a brother for like 5 minutes. That would have been so annoying. This is the book of Sam and Dean. Not Sam, Dean and Adam. Blech.

"The Rapture" - 4x20: Sam is cranky. that's what happens to addicts who don't get what they want. Damn it Sam. Really enjoyed getting more Castiel/Jimmy back story. Though considering what happened to Jimmy, makes me kinda glad I don't pray that much.

"When The Levee Breaks" - 4x21: I'm incapable of describing the sob fest I had watching this episode. From start to finish. What is it with brothers on The CW locking each other up? And while I always know it's for the best, it doesn't make it any easier. Sammy may as well have stuck a spork in my heart. That's how it felt watching him go through his withdrawals. I wanted to hug him and run away from him at the same time. And then their fight. I know a dozen of you will say I have cheered on their screaming matches in the past. And I have. Because it shows the depth of their devotion. But this. This was so bad. What Dean called Sam. The tears in both of their eyes. You guys I was SOBBING.

"When The Levee Breaks" - 4x22: THAT FUCKING BITCH!! I wanted so bad for her to be good. I really really wanted it. Even when I knew that wasn't the case. And I KNEW it! She said it herself when they first got it on: "Because it's wrong and it's bad and we shouldn't." Dean was right. What good could EVER come from drinking the blood of a Demon? But I also knew Dean would NEVER give up on him. No matter what he had done. Sam's "I'm Sorry" was a killer. Of course he was sorry. Poor Sam. And now both of them have played their part in bringing on the apocalypse. An apocalypse only they can stop. *SOB* Those angels seem like total dicks if you ask me.

Before I end the sequel to War and Peace ( DAMN THIS POST IS LONG! RIGHT?) I have to give a shout out to Bobby Singer. I absolutely love this character. ADORE this character. I was crazy about Jim Beaver on Deadwood and am so glad to see him have such an irreplaceable role on Supernatural. He has been more than a father figure to the boys. They owe him a seriously nice fruit basket.

Lucifer is having a coming out party. What comes next?? So excited for Season 5! If you have made it this far in my novel (SO SORRY!) please leave comments! Love sharing the #SPN love with you all!

*credit for all screencaps goes to http://caps.oxoniensis.org/spncaps.html

Kiss of the Week

This week's kiss comes courtesy of my current obsession: Supernatural of course. This kiss is from episode 4x05 - "Monster Movie" between Dean and a random barmaid (I think her name was Jamie). It was so hot that it prompted me to go onto YouTube to watch nearly 30 minutes of Jensen Ackles kissing (Thanks Sandi!!!). He's a PRO! The lips! The jaw! The SOUNDS! Whoa baby!

If you want some shots of Dean in action check this out.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Supernatural - Halfway Gone

Just finished watching Supernatural Season 3 and I thought this would be a good point to stop and reflect on what I've seen so far (also, I'm waiting for my Season 4 download and it's taking forever! I need to kill some time).

I'm pretty pissed off at myself for waiting so long to watch this show about two brothers on the road, hunting down the evil of the world. I had seen the first half of the first season when it first aired but this was during MLPT (My Life Pre-Tivo) so I got really far behind and sort of gave up. Last year, I started from the beginning again and got about half way through the first season (again) but I got scared watching by myself all the time so I gave up. (I'm a giant baby. You will never see a horror movie review on this blog). And despite my constant abuse of this fantastic show, it came back to me again and I grabbed my blankie, a glass of wine and dove right in. Thank God.


What a show. I have so much love that it's hard to put into words. One of the things I love most about it (so far) is that it doesn't need huge relationship drama and love triangles to be great. Don't get me wrong, I love those things. But to find such a spectacular show that doesn't rely on that stuff is a huge breath of fresh air. The only relationship that really matters is the one between Sam and Dean Winchester. And it's one of the best sibling relationships I've ever witnessed on the small screen. It feels so real to me. I even love when they fight, when they full out scream at each other, because it shows just how much they care for one another. I'm also a huge sucker for the teasing and the bickering. This show is HILARIOUS! I have had tears streaming down my face more times than I can count. Laughing so hard I cry and also just crying. Supernatural is not just funny as hell, it's moving beyond imagination. Who knew? Oh right. Everyone except my dumb ass.

I've been asked a lot on Twitter whether I'm a Sam girl or a Dean girl and I cannot say how hard of a decision that is to make. Both brothers have so many great qualities. They are both brave and selfless. Where Dean is tough, Sam is sweet. I love that when they are on the hunt they are both so strong and fearless but in the presence of their father, they both turn into little boys (Yes Sir. No Sir). And they're both pretty easy on the eyes. Lets be real here. After careful consideration though, and through no control of my own, I think I'm a Dean girl. I'm an oldest sister. I understand everything he does, he does for Sam. Even when it might not be the very best thing to do. I can understand all of his motivations. I can understand trying to cover pain with humor and anger. I even understand always choosing scissors. Not saying I don't love sweet, sensitive, Sam though. I'd love to give him a naked hug every day.

I have favorites other than Dean though:

Favorites of Season 1:  I loved the Pilot of course, setting the boys on their path. ("Driver picks the music. Shotgun shuts his cakehole!") And you can't beat the introduction of the Impala, the fake IDs and the amazing soundtrack (more on that later). I also LOVED "The Benders" and "Provenance". Both super scary and a hell of a good time. And at the finale. I screamed.

Favorites of Season 2: "Everybody Loves a Clown" scared the crap out of me! I have always hated clowns and this one makes Pennywise look like a puppy! "Playthings" had some of the funniest moments (like this one). "Tall Tales" was another that had me ROLLING! "Heart" had one of the steamiest love scenes I've ever seen on network TV. My jaw was on the floor. "What Is and What Should Never Be" was so bitter sweet. It was heart crushing to see Dean live his life without the supernatural stuff. Both because it was so great and because it wasn't. And then of course in the finale ("All Hell Breaks Loose Pt. 2") Dean makes the ultimate sacrifice for his brother after he cries over his dead body. Gut wrenching.

Favorites of Season 3: "Bad Day at Black Rock" had some of the best physical comedy seen on the show (so far). Sam's clumsiness and Bobby's annoyance were magnificent. As a sucker for fairytales, I of course adored "Bedtime Stories" and their evil take on them. "A Very Supernatural Christmas" was the first time I really sobbed. Finding out where that thing Dean always wears around his neck came from? BAWLED! The best of brotherly love. "Mystery Spot" was such a head twister for me. One minute I'm on the floor peeing myself laughing ("Sam Winchester wears makeup. Sam Winchester cries his way through sex!") the next minute I'm sobbing out of control. A fantastic piece of TV. The finale, "No Rest for the Wicked" had me sobbing again. Sam holding Dean's lifeless body as Dean's soul screams from hell. Painful is an understatement.

Favorites in Music: For me, one of the best things about this show right off the bat was the classic rock soundtrack. I love getting new indy and pop tunes introduced to me through my favorite TV shows (The Vampire Diaries and The O.C. make up a HUGE chunk of my iTunes) but I was raised on the music from Supernatural. A lot of these songs have been a part of my life since before I have memories of them. But to speak to the epicness of this show, songs like "Heat Of the Moment" by Asia, "Wanted Dead Or Alive" by Bon Jovi  and of course "Carry On Wayward Son" by Kansas, will never be the same to me again, despite having listened to them most of my life. That's huge. Some other favorites:
  • "Long Train Runnin" by The Doobie Brothers - 3x10
  • "Back in Black" by AC/DC - 1x1
  • "All Right Now" by Free - 1x6
  • "Wheel in the Sky" by Journey - 2x3
  • "Burnin' for You" by Blue Öyster Cult - 1x17
  • "Renegade" by Styx - 2x12
And I am going to make myself stop or the list will go on for days!! So much great music! If you are looking for a full list of songs by episode go here.

I think that about sums it up for now. I could go on forever about how much fun I am having watching this show but I do want to get back to actually watching this show. OMG you guys! Cannot wait to start Season 4!!! Have you watched it? Loved it? Need to warn me about anything coming up? Go crazy! Would love to hear your thoughts on this gem!! (NO SPOILERS IN THE COMMENTS PLEASE!)

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

I am a Kissing Slut

The BG on my desk top wide screen monitor is a wallpaper I made ages ago of every single kiss that Buffy and Angel ever shared.EVER. It's pretty epic.

Looking at it made me realize how much TV kisses move me. The right kiss at the right moment can just EXPLODE into everything that is right with the world.

So... Every day you will find here a Kiss of the Day. At least one TV kiss every day that I feel is worth posting.

My first Kiss of the Day is the very first Buffy/Angel kiss ever shared. The kiss that inspired me. From Buffy episode 1x7- Angel. The only kiss exchanged without her knowledge of his vampy secret.

Is this kiss amazing or what? Have kissing requests? Go crazy in the comments.

Wildfire - Series Review

There are a lot of television series that I really want to see and catch up on but am having a hard time finding for free. And, if I can find them for free, I have to watch them on my computer, not on my big screen TV. So, because of my cheap and lazy nature, I have been watching series I find on Netflix streaming. One that they recommended to me was Wildfire which aired on ABC Family from 2005-2008.

I have to admit, I first thought this series was RIDICULOUS! Some of the acting is so bad. Some of the situations are just absurd! But for some reason I just could not tear my eyes away. And now that I have finished all 4 seasons I'd recommend it to just about anyone looking to fill some free time. (I don't want to spoil but anyone who wants to know what I thought was ridiculous is free to contact me).

This little show has so much heart. I love family drama. I am addicted to love triangles. And I cannot step away from anything where I get to see horses on a daily basis.

Truth is, these people get into some pretty serious situations. And chosing a guy for Kris (played by Genevieve Cortese Padalecki) was as hard for me as it was for her. The guys are nothing to scoff at. It would be a difficult choice for anyone. And you never can tell which way it will go. The girl has chemistry with everyone! I found myself looking forward to my husband going to bed (he was completely intolerant of my obsession with this show) just so I could turn it on and find out what trouble she would find and who she would kiss!

I also loved seeing the family drama unfold. I have seen this sort of bad kid brought to the good side sort of thing before on The O.C. I love that on Wildfire they did some different things that I didn't expect, some things that made the whole story very interesting. And moving.

If you are looking for something super serious and groundbreaking this is probably not for you. However, if you are looking for some quick fun, sweet love and eye candy, this might be just the thing. If you decide to watch please come back and leave comments!! If you have seen it already, let me know what you thought! And tell me: Did Kris end up with the right guy? Check it out and have a great time!!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Q & A with a Fantastic Fan of Friday Night Lights

Carina Mackenzie of http://www.zap2it.com/ (@cadlymack on twitter) gets a lot of the credit for my current obsession with the BRILLIANCE that is Friday Night Lights. And, as I hear it from many of my friends, I’m not the only one she convinced to check into this gift of a television show. Her twitter exchange about FNL with Julie Plec (@julieplec from The Vampire Diaries) was, for me, something I looked forward to every week, even without watching the show. And, now that I’ve seen it all from start to finish (in what must be record breaking time), I’m dying to know Carina’s every thought on Friday Night Lights!

I know this show is a great passion of yours. Have you watched from the beginning or did you have a friend turn you on to it?
C: I watched it from the beginning. The movie screened at my school when I was a freshman in college – I probably wouldn't have seen it, except it was free, and I was totally in love with it. So when the show started, I made sure my ass was parked on the couch for premiere night. I remember being actually confused by the pilot – even though I recognized Kyle Chandler from "Early Edition," and I knew he was an actor, I did not understand how this show could possibly be scripted. It was shot so much like a doc, and the acting felt so genuine.

FNL is very different from anything I’ve seen on TV in my life time and I have seen a LOT of TV. What do you think makes it so special?
C: If I could put a finger on what makes "Friday Night Lights" so special, I'd be a better writer and a better critic. It's hard to nail it down, though. I think mostly, it comes down to honesty. They remain steadfastly true to the characters they've created and, more importantly, to the town. They tell stories that are ugly if that's how they would've really happened. There's no bending the rules of the people or the place just to make way for a neat ending or a big, TV-friendly moment. If this was a typical TV show, Tim and Lyla would've ended up together, Jason would've had some miracle surgery, Matt Saracen would've gone on to be a football star who could afford to buy his grandmother the universe. This isn't that show, and that's why I love it.

This show has a PLETHORA of tear educing moments. Is there one moment you can remember that makes you cry harder than all the others?
C: Well, I cried so much through the finale that I barely saw what was happening on screen, but I think the moment that made me cry the absolute most was Tim saying goodbye to Jason in New Jersey. It was perfect. A tiny part of me is still really bitter that we didn't get to see Tim and Jason together in Season 5, but again, that's not this show – and at least I have that perfect goodbye to hold onto.

This show was very well reviewed but never great in numbers. Is there anything marketing wise you would have don differently in order to better share the greatness?
C: I honestly don't think this show ever would've done fantastic numbers, even with a perfect marketing campaign. It was too different from anything on television, and it challenged viewers a little too much. It made you hurt, and I think that when a lot of people sit down to watch TV, they only want the highs, not the lows. I just want to feel something strong – I don't care whether it's heartbreak or elation. I know there are other people out there like me, but I think most people just want to be entertained, not challenged.

One of my favorite things about FNL is all different relationships. Give me your thoughts on a few of the most prominent pairings:

Tami & Eric Taylor:
C: Can they adopt me? It's such an underrated thing, but there's this episode where Tami basically finds her dream house in Dillon, and Eric has to tell her that no, they can't afford it, they can't take the risk. I thought this was the best portrayal of the real struggles in marriage. I mean – my parents are divorced and I'm only 24 and not married, so it's not like I'm the expert on the subject, but these two were the most "real" couple on TV. I think when most TV shows try to give a married couple juicy stories, they introduce third parties and the threat of infidelity, or unwanted pregnancies, or secrets/lies. Not "Friday Night Lights." They never cheapened the relationship. The inability to afford a house was story enough.

Lyla & Jason:
C: Here's the thing – I can't actually separate Lyla and Jason's relationship from their relationship with Tim. This was a triangle like none I'd ever really seen on television in that yes, Jason loved Lyla and Tim loved Lyla, but Tim and Jason loved each other just as much. She never came between them for more than a few weeks if you go by the timeline of the season. My favorite moment in the whole show is when they're in Mexico and they're exhausted and dancing and she kisses both of them. These three people are all so in love with each other that they could never be fully happy as long as they stayed wrapped up in each other. It's royally fucked up, but it's really beautiful in a sort of desperately sad way.

Tim & Tyra:
C: Tyra could do better than Tim, and Tim knows that. I think by the series finale, though, she's planted this idea in his head that one day he could be better. Listen, Tim Riggins is never going to be the great love of Tyra's life. He represents a lot that she ran away from. But I think there's something to be said for the fact that her leaving Dillon means that he, potentially, could be bigger than Dillon, too. I'm not sure he wants to be, but he could be. He'll be the guy she sleeps with every time she comes home, and they'll be okay with that.

Matt & Julie:
C: HE PROPOSED TO HER OUTSIDE THE ALAMO FREEZE. Okay, this is the part where I was like "this show has made me a better person." I'm from Connecticut, okay? I'm about as blue blooded as it gets. I'm liberal as fuck and I think everybody should be allowed to get married but only idiots actually do it. If I knew someone who got engaged when they were 19 I would judge them so, so hard. And yet, somehow, I watched Matt Saracen get down on one knee and I was like "Yes, this is perfect, this is exactly how this should go." I love them. I mean, she was pretty much a disaster and when Coach said they weren't mature enough to get married, I think what he really meant was that SHE wasn't mature enough to get married, but whatever. Matt Saracen can settle for Julie Taylor any day. I'm happy.

Tim & Jason:
C: See Lyla & Jason. Also, Texas Forever. "I'm the caretaker, Streeter." For me, this is what the show was about. I'm devastated by the fact that the scene where Riggins is building his house in the series finale was filmed with both Billy and Jason, and they decided to go with Billy. It's the one wrong this show has ever done me.

Tyra & Landry:
C: LOVE. Not for, like, a forever, thing, but for a high school thing. They both made each other more confident. Her college entrance essay made me ugly cry for days.

Tami & Julie:
C: Tami reminded me a lot of my mom. I think that the way Tami had to almost give herself permission to be disappointed in her daughter once in a while was very brave and telling. One of my favorite scenes is when she takes Julie to get the tattoo removed, and they end up talking instead. Those confessions of imperfection are incredible.

Tim & Lyla:
C: I think I said everything I need to say about this one above – but really, I think that Tim/Lyla was mostly about how thoroughly and desperately they loved Street. I think they both represented who Street was before the accident and when they couldn't fit into his lives the same way, they tried to make room in their lives for each other instead.

Favorite episode:
C: Probably the series finale, except for that glaring Streetless imperfection.

Favorite character:
C: Riggins. Not even in a shallow way. For me, other than the Coach, Riggins is the hero of this story.

Favorite moment:
C: The Y Tu Mama moment in Mexico. I watched it and suddenly felt that I understood the characters in exactly the same way the writers did.

Moment, character, & storyline you hated the very most throughout the 5 seasons:
C: When Julie drove off with the Swede I wanted her to keep driving off a cliff. My least favorite character was Hastings Ruckle, because Grey Damon was a series regular that was heavily promoted, but they never did anything with him, and Billy/Mindy should've been regulars instead. My least favorite storyline was Saracen's grandma's nurse. Blech.

You once told me that watching Friday Night Lights would be “life changing.” And indeed it has been. What else would you like to share with people who might be hesitating to watch?
C: Nothing. It's off the air now so I don't really feel the need to browbeat people into tuning in. Now it's almost this little secret, these five boxes of DVDs that hold the meaning of life and only the people who have seen it can understand what it means.

How did you feel about the finale? Did it do the show justice? Did it end as you had hoped?
C: Yes, I loved it. I'm not really ready to talk about it though. I'M STILL HEALING.

Any final thoughts for fellow FNL fans?
C: Clear eyes! Full hearts! Also, Luke and Vince were epic and I don't know why you didn't ask me about them but THEY WERE EPIC EPIC EPIC. I loved their friendship so much.

[This is me recognizing my short comings. I suck. Vince and Luke were so much awesome. I suck, I suck, I suck.]

Huge thanks to Carina!

Also want to send a shout out to my dear friend Amy (@tvgirl222) another big reason I finally clued in to watch this AMAZING show! Thanks Amy!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

The Vampire Diaries Recap - The Sun Also Rises

For the 3 or 4 days leading up to this episode I was STRESSED OUT! Actually, I think “living in terror” would be a better way to describe me while waiting for this installment of The Vampire Diaries. I made sure that when I sat down to watch, I had a HUGE margarita and my blanky. And if you didn't make it through your viewing (I nearly didn’t) and are reading this from heaven, may you rest in peace.

• Not only did Klaus turn Jenna but he roofied her too. And as a vampire? She looks AWESOME!!! I'd probably let her bite me.
• I did not expect to be as moved by Damon and Katherine's exchange as I was. After everything, she still has the balls to need feelings from him.
• Husband wants to know if Bonnie and Jeremy are still using MyFi or if they are serving each other big glasses of Pepsi! The choice of a new generation!
• Is Klaus performing the sacrifice or opening ceremonies for the Olympics?
• Shut up Jules. Everyone knows you’re heartless. (See what I did there?)
• Jenna’s speech to Elena is so tragic. Poor drunk, clueless Jenna. If she lives it’ll take a lot more booze to catch that buzz.
• The rest of the Originals are dead? I AM SO CONFUSED!
• Damon’s violent heartbreak over the thought of losing Stefan is moving and refreshing. As is his acknowledgement of the fact that Stefan has been cleaning up after him for ages. Despite every nightmare they have survived, they love each other. It’s impossible to not be touched by that.
• “You can’t die, I’ll die for you!” “No, I’ll die for you!” “No, me!” “No, let it be me.” Husband refuses to believe there are this many selfless people in the whole world, let alone in one town. His vote is for Klaus to kill them all just for being annoying. Husband is kind of a jerk.
• Me: “Stefan! GET UP!” Husband: “Honey he can’t! He has Klaus’ wood in him.”
• “Hello Brother.” Hmmmmm…… Where have we heard this before?
• Despite my best efforts to prepare for it, Jenna’s loss is heart crushing. And Elena’s reaction is heart crushing.
• And then Alaric knows.
• And then Jeremy knows.
• And John.
• You guys!! They have no parents. Even bad ones. I can’t stop crying.

• Still crying.
• I’m gonna have to come back to this later. I just can’t.

• My eyes feel as if they’ve had Tabasco poured in them and my face is puffy beyond all recognition but I’m gonna try to finish this up.
• On a personal note, I lost my parents a few years ago. And, though I am a grown ass woman, my Aunts have taken care of me in one way or another ever since. While I am well aware that TVD is just a television show, this episode really hit close to home. Please forgive me if my usual humor is lacking in this post.
• While I’m glad that we have not seen the last of our lovely accented Original Recipe friends, I am so fucking pissed off at them right now. Especially Elijah. But I get it. I understand his motivation 100%. Still fucking pissed though. What a couple of weenies.
• The way Damon picked up Elena and laid her next to Stefan. And then he removed Stefan’s stake. And he takes her away at Stefan’s insistence. You guys, I am so fucking close to forgiving Damon and I hate that about me!! UGH!
• I understand Matt’s motivation too. He never asked for this. He is truly lovely but he doesn’t have Elena’s heart. And that is such a shame. Caroline deserves so much more. I suppose if she can forgive Tyler, I’m going to have to as well. What is wrong with me tonight with all of this forgiving crap?
• If you would have told me even a week ago that Uncle Daddy John would move me to tears I would have asked you to be my roomie in this lovely padded room I’ve reserved.
• I know that Damon will be fine. How can he not be? But the pain that he and Stefan and Elena will go through to get to that point is almost too much to take. Which leads me to……..

Friends! I will be away for the finale next week. I’m in a wedding. Maid of Honor actually so it’s a pretty big deal. And honestly, after tonight’s emotional nightmare I’m almost glad. I will miss you all terribly though and please check back here because I WILL recap. Just late.

Regarding this one though, if you’re alive out there I would love your reactions to the episode!! Please tell me I am not the only one who cried for an hour! I'm sure I have missed a lot and gotten a ton of shit out of order but I'm sure you understand. Feel free to correct me!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

The TVD Musketeers

Tealey, Simone and Jason have been chatting about The Vampire Diaries for over a year now. And the best part is that they let you listen in!! They have some of the best analysis and speculation and most fun discussions found on the subject. You can keep up with all of their podcasting adventures at http://salvatorecouncil.podbean.com/ and be sure to follow them on Twitter: @SalvatoreCast. In the mean time, check out their super fun answers to my questions below:

How did you all meet?
Tealey: I met Simone on one of the TVD fan boards. I’ve been meaning to do a TVD podcast, and at the time she was interested in starting up a fancast and was looking for a co-host. It was perfect timing really, so I put my hand up - we chatted and got the ball rolling. In the beginning, it was just Simone and I – but then we met Jason and asked him to join us. And here we are now.
Jason: I believe I met Simone at a TVD VRO show and IHeartTVD recap show.

What made you decide to podcast about TVD?
Tealey: I’ve always been a fan of LJ Smith’s work, and TVD is no exception. To be honest, even though I’m a bit of a TV/film junkie, I’ve never been so immersed in a series as I am with TVD. I guess I wanted to do my part in supporting the series and its fandom. There is a lot of work that goes into running a website, and since there were already a few totally awesome fansites out there, I wasn’t really interested in creating another one, especially if I knew I couldn’t give it my all, time-wise. However, I felt like I had to find an outlet to discuss and share my passion/enthusiasm for the series, so I decided that a podcast was the way to go.
Simone: I’ve got to give credit to the cast of Imprint and Mugglecast who gave me the inspiration to create a podcast. I’ve always wanted an outlet of my own to talk about anything and everything I wanted and with all the shouting at my TV and prediction-making I did during TVD I figured it was best to channel all those thoughts and put them out there so I made it a mission to find (a) cohost(s).
Jason: I was approached by Simone around last May I believe and she thought it was awesome that a guy loved The Vampire Diaries and was very informative and passionate about the show just as any other fan. So I was like, sign me up girl!

What has been your favorite episode to podcast about so far?
Tealey: This may sound corny, but I’ve seriously enjoyed every episode that we’ve recorded thus far. It’s always delightful when we have a special guest on, because we mix things up a bit. Our interviews with Vee (from Vampire-Diaries.net), Michael Jaegers (background actor for TVD), Chrissy Calhoun (author of Love You To Death) and Jim Halterman (Entertainment Reporter) have been some my highlights.
Simone: Plan B, hands down. Looking back at Episode 15 Life Gives Us Lemons, I had an awesome time with Tealey being able to break down every single aspect of the episode from acting to plot. The format that we used to recap the episode, while too time consuming to use for every episode, was essential to talk about Plan B. I remember being in awe during the whole episode. I still to this day can’t recall exactly what it is but to me it just seemed everyone on set stepped up their game by 10 for that episode hence us having to break it down so thoroughly. Plus I believe this was the episode where I hummed to Tealey and no one had a clue what music I was talking about which will forever go down as one my stupid moments on the show.
Jason: This is such a HARD question. I literally am thinking as I am typing this at the moment…hmmm. However, I’m just going to pick a few. I absolutely loved when we did a lot of episode recaps in one recording last summer and I loved talking about “Friday Night Bites”, “The Turning Point”, and “Under Control”. Right now “Know Thy Enemy” is probably my favorite recording because we discuss a lot of theories and go through a lot of points from the episode.

What has been the most difficult episode to talk about?
Tealey: Definitely the Season 1 Finale. I’m still mourning Anna’s death.
Simone: The Descent broke my heart while watching, literally. I don’t cry while watching TVD; I’m an avid fan and all but its not like real life where you can change it so whatever the writers want to do they’ll do and I try to calm myself knowing this. BUT Lauren Cohen’s death scene just wrenched my heart OUT of my chest. When Lexi died I was pissed, for weeks. When Anna died I was resentful, for months. When the writers killed off Rose I irrationally balled, screamed and cursed and I knew it would be hard to talk about that’s why I had to make Episode 21 “No Hate”.
Jason: I would say talking about the episode when Tyler left town with Jules. It was really difficult to talk about him leaving for me. I’m a huge Michael Trevino fan and my heart was absolutely broken when I saw that happen. Honestly, I was thinking “OH MY GOD…They’re pulling a Buffy!” (By that I mean how Oz left town and came back eventually, but left town AGAIN.) Hopefully that won’t be the case.

If you could have anyone guest host a podcast with you, who would it be?
Tealey: Michael Trevino and/or Matt Davis. I can just imagine how hilarious and insane it would be. I’m going to also throw in Robbie Jones (from HellCats), so you guys can hear Simone fangirl.
Simone: A tie between Michael Jaegers (who I love) and Vee/Red (who are like a laugh bomb for me)
Jason: I seriously can’t pick one! I would have to say TVD_Chloe of twitter though. That would be really fun.

TVD Person you’d most love to interview?
Tealey: Oh, this is a toughie! I would love to interview any of the cast members, writers and producers. But if I had to choose, it would be Michael Trevino, Matt Davis, Julie Plec and Kevin Williamson.
Simone: LJ Smith
Jason: Handsdown Michael Trevino!

Favorite TVD character Book and/or show (if it differs):
Tealey: My favorite characters in the book – Meredith, Matt and Damon.
My favorite characters on the show – To be honest, I love them all. Each character delivers something special to the show and the cast is fantastic in bringing the characters to life. In the TV series, they have time to explore each character in depth, and thus, there is more character development. Each character is multidimensional - we see their strengths and flaws, and they are relatable. I think this is one of main reasons why so many of the characters on the show are loved universally by fans.
Simone: Anna. Let’s just say I had my Anna phase (minus the whole vampire-with-entombed-mom-thing) meaning I too had a boy best friend whose name ironically started with J and who was irresistible to me despite reasons to NOT like him. There’s your little juicy Simone tidbit for today 
Jason: I haven’t read the books. However, Tyler Lockwood on the show is an absolute “Dream Boat”! Tyler is definitely my favorite because I feel there is so much potential with his character that hasn’t been seen yet. They need to pursue the bromance between Tyler and Jeremy.

Favorite TVD show moment:
Tealey: I have to say the return of lil’ Miss Katherine at the end of S1 ;) John would probably disagree – but the girl did come back in style (albeit somewhat gruesomely)! I also enjoyed the flashbacks scenes. Damon’s 1864 hair is priceless.
Simone: Umm… wow, brain officially hurting. I guess I’d have to say the moment that pops out is Damon compelling Rose’s dream in The Descent. I’ve mentioned already that this was a hard scene to take but at the same time from an aspiring screenwriter’s POV, the writing was brilliant. I hate (with extra loathing on the side) the fact that she died but I do have to give props for how they chose to do it. The moment was truly beautiful. I guess you can say as a fan I hated it but as a writer I was dumbstruck so it was a bittersweet scene I’ll never forget.
Jason: How could you ask this hard question? LMAO! I honestly would have to say when Tyler went up to Matt before he left town. It was a really emotional moment for him to say good bye to his best friend and tell him the truth about how he felt about Caroline. I actually wish they did more with that scene and made them hug or something more. I mean these two were so close in season 1 like brothers and I hope that will be brought back. Matt is alone and Tyler is his best friend so hopefully we will see more of a connection between the two before the end of season 2.

Favorite TVD show song:
Tealey: Metric’s ‘Help I’m Alive’, Cage the Elephant’s ‘Ain’t No Rest For The Wicked’ and Alex Band’s ‘Only One’.
Jason: The song that played when Tyler left town with Jules. Sorry, the title slips my mind.[The song is “Family Tree” by Matthew West ]
Favorite episode:
Tealey: Season 1 – Children of the Damned and Isobel, Season 2 – Masquerade and Know Thy Enemy.
Jason: This is super hard for me to answer. However, I absolutely love “Let the Right One In” I swear upon every higher power I’ve probably watched that episode 50+ times. Not even joking. It’s just so brilliant! I swear it could have possibly been a finale it was that dam good. Another favorite as of now would definitely be “Know Thy Enemy” I mean did you see that episode? It was freaking insane! I felt like I was in Inception or I was watching the anime Naruto and I was trapped in some spell!

Hopes for the future of TVD:
Tealey: I have faith in the cast and crew and believe they will continue to deliver the goods ;) This show has so much scope and with the talented writing team, anything is possible. I look forward to seeing what TVD has in store for us over the next few weeks and I hope the series will continue to build on its successes and draw in a new generation of TVD fans.
Jason: Lord! Let me keep it real! Okay! They definitely need to figure out who Bonnie is. At this point I’m confused as a viewer because it seems to me Bonnie has turned into the character “Storm” from X-men. I mean, she absorbed the powers (which wasn’t believable to me by the way) of (100?) dead witches and the only thing she did was change the weather and make leaves float? I want to see real magic from Bonnie. I wanted her eyes to go pure black and start a earthquake - throw a ball of energy at a tree or something. I mean, let’s be real. Every witch on Buffy The Vampire Slayer was the real deal. I’m really wondering what is going on when it comes to the CGI and contemplating what powers Bonnie should have as a witch on The Vampire Diaries.
They need to do something different from the mind mojo and make it more believable. I also hope that the Tyler/Jeremy bromance happens and the Bonnie/Jeremy relationship, which feels completely forced, ends. Bonnie/Jeremy is one of the most random relationships I’ve ever seen in the history of TV shows. I mean they had no scenes together in season 1 and all of a sudden now in season 2 they like each other, especially when Luka came into the picture? Bonnie needs a man not an emo boy who just decided to get a haircut and shop at Abercrombie and Fitch all of a sudden to impress her.
And do these kids even go to school anymore? They need more school scenes, and make Jenna a stronger character – in particular, a parental figure. Jenna can’t just keep leaving the house whenever something goes wrong. It’s time for her to step up and take control of the household. Also, please introduce more diversity into a show – i.e. a gay (male) character to the show! It would be totally amazing to see. The reason why I stated “gay male character” is because I would love that personally and I would find it interesting to see someone hit on Tyler Lockwood LOL! Just kidding! However, I would love to see that character introduced and how good the role would be.

Message for the TVD Fandom:
Tealey: Thank you guys so much for your support – we really appreciate it and you don’t know how much it means to us. I’ve met so many great people through TVD, and it really does feel like we’re one huge family. Please keep supporting LJ Smith, the show, the cast and crew and each other! xx
Simone: I’ve talked to a lot of you guys and I love you all and thank you for making this fandom such a family. And lets face it guys, we all have our issues in life sadly and there’s no need to create even more with people on the internet. If someone has a difference in opinion, turn the other cheek PLEASE. Make twitter, and facebook, and imdb, etc. more pleasant and bearable.
Jason: My message for the TVD fandom: Please don’t stop watching the show just because a ship may not happen. The reason I bring this up is because it’s such a huge topic among the fandom. Sadly, it has gone as far as (some) fans attacking the show’s writers and it is absolutely uncalled for. A little respect goes a long way.