Mar. 18th, 2017

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Finally got around to watching last three episodes of The Vampire Diaries. It was a bit over the top and very sentimental. Although I liked the ending and found it comforting in its way. Have to admit at the end of the series, I was watching more for the friendships than the romantic relationships. My favorite ships in the series were purely platonic:

Stefan/Damon

Damon/Alaric

Bonnie/Damon

Caroline/Alaric

The only romantic relationships that worked for me were Caroline/Tyler and Damon/Elena....Bonnie/Enzo felt a bit too sappy in places. Preferred Bonnie/Jeremy to be honest.

It was a fun series, but lacked the depth and metaphorical chewiness of Buffy. It didn't quite have the same edge somehow. Also too much emphasis on the male vampires, and less on the women in the series. Nina Dobrev's Elena sort of drops out at certain point, and focus centers on the Bro-Romance between Stefan and Damon. Bonnie and Caroline do benefit from Elena's absence, their characters get a bit more development and take center stage. At the end of the series, I decided the heroine was Bonnie.

It's not a series I can see myself re-watching or writing about like Buffy. I don't think it attracted quite the variety and range of viewers that Buffy did. But...it had it's moments. I rather liked the third-fifth seasons.
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Whoa...Chuck Berry died at 90. (Of course, I already thought he was dead.)

He was the King of Rock n'Roll. We wouldn't have had the Beatles, Elvis, Jimi Hendrix and so many others...without him.

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