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Everything is heightened - only not...

Couple thoughts on the lastest eps as well as this Season in general of Vampire Diaries

I can`t believe that Jeremy seems to be getting the best plotline this year. I never disliked the character but they had a hard time finding a real purpose for him. Guess it`s to be Buffy. :)

And sorry to say but Elena Gilbert is the worst vampire in the history of vampirism. And that includes rat-eating Angel moping around in alleys. The character was so good in Seasons 1 and 2, then annoyed me something fiercely during the last third of Season 3. I was glad she was turned at the end of Season 3 because I figured she might get an upgrade in awesomeness as Caroline did when she became a vampire. But nope. So much nope.

If I never hear the words "compassion" and "heightened/magnified" ever again, it will still be TOO SOON. I felt more sympathy in that moment for Klaus when he could number to the day the time he spent being tormented by five! killed hunters than I felt for Elena all episode. All the other characters killed someone and were expected to pretty much suck it up by the next episode. Not to mention, after what Connor pulled with April at the funeral, I can hardly bring myself to light a candle for him. He was just as bad and a killer as he perceives vampires to be. There was no moral distinction there.

At least Stelena broke up again. Thank God for small blessings because those two characters? You know what they do? They magnify, ha, the worst in each other. Their fucking mopiness and denial.

I have no doubt they`ll get together again and be the "epic" endgame couple but so ill-advised.

Not that I don`t think Damon should tell her to take a hike if she propositions him romantically. I think they have chemistry and I have rooted for the pairing but right now, right this? I`m hoping against hope that he has a shred of self-respect left and doesn`t put himself through another "hey, last resort" debacle. Their friendship is fine and I enjoy scenes between the characters but at the moment she basically considers herself dirt for even wanting him and what does that really say about her feelings?

Of course, that all feeds into this good brother/bad brother bullshit. Thing is, Stefan made a better first impression on the Fellowship of the Falls. Whereas relatives of his Ripper-victims from oh, last summer, would probably not consider him a good anything. And his actions with Chris in the last episode? He can`t claim any moral highground over Damon. If you go by how ethical they are, they are both killers and both equally capable of total moral shittiness. Damon just manages to be a self-actualized, sarcastic badass about it which is why I prefer him.

Am iffy on Bonnie`s storyline this year with the shady professor. Is he Silas himself or just some flunkie of a Silas-cult?

I`m still rooting for Klaroline somewhat. If you get down to it, they make no sense and he is pretty much a remorseless killer. But I like his pony-drawing, ten-year-old-girl self and Caroline actually brings that out. Aww.

This Season is a bit weird. I`m still engaged in watching but something is missing.

Comments

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mareen
Nov. 25th, 2012 03:53 pm (UTC)
Elena just annoys me now. I loved her so much in season 1 and 2, but at this point she's either whining or her "enhanced emotions" get the better of her. And as you said, Stefan is supporting that. They are in fact bringing out the worst in each other. He keeps on trying ot shelter her, wheras Damon wants her to face reality.
Which is not what Elena wants to hear of course, so Damon is always the bad guy, and Stefan the good guy because they can keep living in their dream world together.
astri13
Nov. 25th, 2012 04:49 pm (UTC)
Which is not what Elena wants to hear of course, so Damon is always the bad guy, and Stefan the good guy because they can keep living in their dream world together.

I know. When they were sitting on the roof together at the end of the Season Opener, after Stefan had put the daylight ring on her finger and they were all glowing and basking in their (re)-discovered love, I felt like I had accidently watched a Clana barn scene or maybe something from Dawson`s Creek.

No acknowledgment of anything bad, just them and their little pink bubble of denial.

The problem with Elena and Stefan both is IMO this insistence (by other characters and the narrative as a whole) that they are somehow so pure at heart, small woodland animals sit up and take notice. While neither of them is a horrible person, that feeds into a totally wrong self-perception and whenever they can`t live up to it, they crumble and/or deny it. Both would be better suited with someone more honest.
rheasilvia
Nov. 25th, 2012 04:02 pm (UTC)
I`m still rooting for Klaroline somewhat. If you get down to it, they make no sense and he is pretty much a remorseless killer. But I like his pony-drawing, ten-year-old-girl self and Caroline actually brings that out. Aww.

This made me LOL. :-)

I also stopped watching TVD... I seem to stop watching every show, huh? *g* But the truth is that when they killed off Alaric, my interest totally fizzled out.

And I just don't like Damon as a love interest at all. He's a rapist, an unrepentant killer, and shows no character development that would indicate he has changed, or intends to change. I never understood why viewers are evidently expected to like him. He may be snarky and sarcastic, but that really doesn't make him any less a serial rapist and murderer.
astri13
Nov. 25th, 2012 04:18 pm (UTC)
This made me LOL. :-)

After Klaus was introduced as basically the devil, I giggled so hard when last Season, he was basically an emo boy, crying all over the place. He is no menace, he is a woobie in the truest sense of the word. :D

As for Damon, I do believe he has changed and grown, he is just still honest about what being a vampire entails. Stefan, who is just as bad, tends to live in a bubble of self-righteous, hypocritical denial and that puts me off more.

But of course all the protagonists have a very me-centered morality. Anyone outside their little circle is basically not worth their time so noone is a beacon of morality there.

I miss Alaric, too, though. Hopefully this new show the actor left for will be worth it. Sniffle.
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