Paul Wesley is going to direct an episode of The Vampire Diaries

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Paul Wesley shadowed a carousel of directors for a year in order to prepare for one of his scariest roles yet — directing an episode of The Vampire Diaries! Apparently, he’s always wanted to direct, and told the executive producers about that early on the series’ run, but they told him that he had to go through the process before he was ready.

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Veronica Mars season one rewatch: Lil’ gumshoe

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I first watched Veronica Mars in the summer of 2006. Before then, I would see promos for the show and dismiss it as some cheeky teen girl drama. I was wrong. Before UPN and The WB merged into The CW, UPN was airing reruns of the show all the time. I was watching season two episodes, without context, and loving it.

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100 episodes: What are your favorite Vampire Diaries moments?

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These days, we don’t treat The Vampire Diaries as nicely as we possibly could. But there was a time when The Vampire Diaries was on my list of favorite television shows. I think it’s also safe to say that there was also a moment in time when The Vampire Diaries was one of the best shows on television, completely un-ironically. 

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Reign ‘For King and Country’ recap: Mary, marry, and murder!

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I’ve watched only about five minutes of Reign in total, so I’m going to be honest with you: I have no idea what is happening. Don’t expect me to have an accurate recap of what’s going down. I also have no conception of history, but maybe that’s a good thing when it comes to this show.

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Lost Girl ‘End of the Line’ review: Siren’s swan song

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Don’t say they didn’t warn you: Hale’s bloody ear as soon as he and Kenzi solidified their relationship, creepy-under-the-graveyard lady telling Bo someone will die, and the absolutely rushed engagement. Hale has bit the almighty bullet. But did it feel earned to you?

In some ways, I want to commend Lost Girl for going there.

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Lost Girl ‘Waves’ review: The Nutty Mermaids

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OK, I’m just going to say it: What? Right? Like I’m not the only person who is at all confused about all this, am I? Before we get into all of that, let’s talk about the mermaids and merman first.

That was a lot of fun! But what a coincidence that in my review of the previous episode, which you can read on mehlsbells, I mentioned that Kenzi had a complete Little Mermaid moment.

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The Vampire Diaries ’500 Years of Solitude’ review: Raise a glass

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Can you believe we’ve gone through 100 of these? I started reviewing The Vampire Diaries during the tail end of season two. Ah, season two. Good times. That was back when I, and everyone else, was trying to convince people that The Vampire Diaries is a show that is worth watching unironically.

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Does Shoshanna on Girls have an eating disorder?

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During the end of season two of HBO’s Girls, main character Hannah had a severe OCD episode, which spanned around three installments. In my personal opinion, it wasn’t used like an adorkable quirk that most sitcoms would portray it. It seemed real. It made my skin crawl. It helped create one of the most cringe-inducing episodes of 2013 — and my second-favorite episode of any show of last year — in “On All Fours.” The Q-tip incident is still a visceral image lodged in my memory.

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Lost Girl ‘Destiny’s Child’ review

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This week, Melanie, also known as Mehlsbells, contacted me with the idea to swap reviews on our blogs to help expose our reviews to different audiences, which I thought was a fun idea! My review is available on her site. What follows here is her review. Feel free to comment on both posts.

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ABC Family to stream live online 24/7 beginning Jan. 6

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I don’t normally publish press releases, but I just received this one from ABC Family, about their new WATCH ABC Family initiative. ABC Family is going to be streaming their channel live online 24/7. But there’s a catch. There always is. You have to have a current cable subscription that already includes access to the channel.

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