The Vampire Diaries - Unpleasantville (Season 1, Epi 12)  

Posted by: Monroe Dawson in ,

As Stefan (Paul Wesley) and Damon (Ian Somerhalder) try to figure out the identity of the new vampire in town, Stefan gives Elena (Nina Dobrev) jewelry filled with Vervain to protect her family and friends. Hurting for money, Matt (Zach Roerig) takes a job at the Mystic Grill, where former high school football-star Ben (guest star Sean Faris, "Never Back Down"), works as a bartender. Ben comes to Bonnie's (Katerina Graham) aid when he notices Damon is bothering her. Damon and Stefan accompany Elena to a school dance with a 1950s' theme, where Alaric (guest star Matt Davis) introduces himself to Damon. Steven R. McQueen and Sara Canning also star. Liz Friedlander directed the episode written by Barbie Kligman & Brian Young.

So the gang all goes to a 50's sock hop-ish dance and we get to see the dude she hit with her car. He comes after E at the dance and E goes all Buffy on his ass...but it doesnt seem to work! lol The guys get there just in time to save her and kill Mr. Hoodie. Turns out he came after E b/c she "looks like Katherine". Also we find out the Jeremy's little friend hes been hanging with is in fact a vamp and knows the Katherine situation. Shes all crazy about wanting the diaries his grandfather wrote. Who knows whats going on there.

While dodging Damon Bonnie hits on a bar tender (also ex football jock) that pretty hot! This girl is just gorgeous! Well he turns out knowing Jeremy's little vamp ho and her and the bar tender are together. I think they all wanna get Kat out of the tomb! Ok so Matt and Caroline had it out b/c he says hes not over E...or at least he doesnt know if he is. But he ends up kissing her and my heart squeezed! :o) I want them to work out!!! the teachers wife that Damon killed years ago happens to have E's real moms name! So is she her mother...if so does that make him her father??? EPPP!!! He looks a bit young!

Oh and as for Stefan and E their relationship is sweet and fun! I want them to hurry and do it again! lol

As for all the new vamps coming into play (they arent in the books) I like it!! I think this is way better than the books and keeps me staying tuned in!

Until next week! :o)



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Ok, I'm combining the last two weeks episodes. And mainly the stuff that's happening with the squint squad.

Which is has to do with Angela. She's sleeping with Wendell. I don't like that. I don't like her with him. She's going to ruin Wendell. The purpose of the celibacy exercise was that she doesn't rush into sex with a guy. That gets to know the guy. I seriously doubt she got know to know Wendell before jumping in the sack with him.

Wendell tells Hodgins. Hodgins says he's ok. But later tells Sweets, no he isn't. Poor Hodgins. You deserve better.

Then Angela has a pregnancy scare. She tells Hodgins she may not keep the baby. He tells her she will. He also tells her that he will be there to support her. Even to go far as to marry her. Angela finds out later it's false positive, but she thanks Hodgins for what he said.

So glad she really wasn't pregnant with Wendell's baby. Just hurry up and dump him Angela. That's what you do.

Other than that nothing much. We learn Booth is a decedent of John Wilkes Booth. Which wow. Never made that connection. And Booth is a tad bit sensitive about that. The Michael Jackson moves he was doing at the beginning of last weeks episode was awesome. When he was doing the pelvic thrusts, I admit, I drooled.

yay for Masterpiece Theater  

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Are you ready?

Which reminds me, I need to continue reading Ms. Austen.

TV Shows: Life Unexpected.  

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I saw the commercials promoting this show long before it premiered this past week and I was interested in checking it out but it wasn't this show that I had to watch, you know?

But boy am I glad that I tuned in to the series premiere because I thought it was just too cute for words.

The main premise of the show is 16 year old Lux has been thrown into the foster care system and she's been shuffled from one bad situation to another and would like to be emancipated. In order to get that ball rolling, she needs to get the signatures of her birth parents and she finds her father, Nathaniel Basil, tracks him down and surprises him with her news of her being his daughter. Nate never knew he had a daughter out there and even though he was caught off guard by her, I thought that even with the slight blip at the beginning, he handled the situation with grace.

Watching the beginning of Lux and Nate's relationship was too cute. I thought it was adorable and then when Cate Cassidy (the Mom) gets thrown into the picture, things got more interesting. Cate's got this huge chip on her shoulder and seeing her work through them and then try to reconnect with the daughter that she thought was well taken care of, seeing her deal with meeting up with that old fling from high school was very interesting and you can just tell that things are only going to get better. Things are going to get complicated, messy and with all of her unresolved issues, I can't wait to see all of that unfold as the series progresses.

I've got pretty high hopes for this show so I'll definitely be tuning in every week to find out what's going on. I definitely recommend this show to those of you viewers out there who enjoy shows like Dawson's Creek, One Tree Hill, Gilmore Girls because this show is very reminiscent of those shows. SO GOOD, watch it!

Is it Monday yet?

The Vampire Diaries - Bloodlines (Season 1, Epi 11)  

Posted by: Monroe Dawson in ,

Damon (Ian Somerhalder) takes a trip to Georgia, where he surprises an old flame, Bree (guest star Gina Torres, "Eli Stone") and enlists her help to figure out how to open the tomb. In the process, Damon comes face to face with someone who is determined to make him pay for past wrongs. Stefan (Paul Wesley) opens up to Grams (guest star Jasmine Guy) in his effort to help Bonnie (Katarina Graham) overcome her fears and accept her powers. While researching his history paper in the public library, Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen) meets a cute-but-geeky girl named Anna (guest star Malese Jow, "Hannah Montana") who has her own theories on the folklore of Mystic Falls. When Damon returns from Georgia, Stefan is waiting with news that will change their world. Nina Dobrev and Sara Canning also star. Dave Barrett directed the episode written by Kevin Williamson & Julie Plec, with a story by Sean Reycraft.

Ok so we know that the "person" after Elena's accident wasnt Damon...or I dont think it was but that opening was powerful! When she said "I look like her"...EPP! I got excited for the rest of this

The music, the look...just everything seems so bright...higher budget??? Or do you think its just b/c Im so excited its back on??? lol Oh and btw...they were SO driving in Georgia (where I live). Ok anyways Damon whisks E to Georgia to "get away" and we are thinking hes turning a new leaf and is being sweet well we meet this witch he knew in college that he seeks advice from about breaking Emilys little spell with the crystal. Well as soon as he slips out of the bar she calls this guy that ends up kidnapping Elena! Turns out it was Lexis (Stefans friends Damon killed) boyfriend. He goes for Damon and Elena saves him. BUT as soon as we are thinking Damon is a goody...he kills the bar woman witch :o/

Ok all the meanwhile Bonnie is going down in the tomb...ok so she either slipped or got pushed...idk! Stefan saves her so all is well! although I guess Bonnie cant use her powers at the moment,

Oh and in Jeremy adorable is he now? Hes totally cleaned up and it works for him. Well anyways he met this chick in the library and she too has these journals like his dad did. Im not sure if I trust this girl though...she was wearing a ring but who knows.

Alrighty so as Elena gets back into town she faces Stefan. Shes pissed he didnt say anything about her looking like Katherine. Stefan grabs my heart...when he tells E that he fell for her the day her parents died. He seen E and fell for her. He seen the accident and tried to help but couldnt. We find out Stefan helped her get out of the car and he is the reason she lived. :*) omg! Even since seeing her he watched over her...and here we are today! :o) Oh btw Katherine looks like E b/c E was ADOPTED!!!! OMG OMG OMG! And he told her he loved her...sigh. I wanted them to do it again! lmao! They didnt! ;op~

Until next time...
<3 Monroe

new releases on DVD for January 19  

Posted by: ~ames~

I like Ricky Gervais. I thought Ghost Town was hilarious so I'm actually looking forward to this one. :P

new releases on DVD for January 12  

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As you can see, there are quite a few new releases today. I'm interested in all but the last one.

new releases on DVD for january 5  

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Meh...going to the theater tonight. Today's releases don't interest me...

Movie Review: It's Complicated  

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It's Complicated has an all star cast. Check it out: THE Meryl Streep, Alec Baldwin, Steve Martin, and John Krasinski (from the Office, so cute in this movie!).

Ok, so Meryl plays Jane, a woman who's finally recovering from her divorce, that happened ten years ago. Her and her ex, Jake (Alec Baldwin), are finally easy around each other and civil. Jake, the ex, is married to the younger woman he cheated on Jane on.

So at their son's college graduation, Jane and Jake find themselves alone together at the hotel bar. (They live on the west coast and the son's grad is in NY). The young wife had to stay home with the sick child and all the older children are partying it up before grad. Thus the alone time in the bar. A few drinks, a few dances and Jake and Jane find themselves in bed - TOGETHER. Jane has just become the other woman, her ex-husband's mistress. LOL She's torn with guilt, but the sex is just so good and it's fun and naughty and here she is, kind of sticking it to the younger woman who stole her husband in the first place.

Enter into the scene her divorced architect, Adam (Steve Martin). He's funny, charming, not bad on the eyes and he's unmarried.

So who does Jane chose? Her ex-husband or the new guy? It's all so complicated...

All right, this movie was hilarious and GOOD. Yeah it's not a bunch of teeny boppers, but that's ok. It makes these characters and what they go through more interesting. Plus they're so talented. So if you're in the mood for a fun, romantic romp, definitely see It's Complicated. I'm thinking, if you liked Something's Gotta Give, you'll like this movie. And I LOVED Something's Gotta Give. Although I just saw this movie, I cannot wait for it to be out on DVD so I can see it again. It was cute! B+