Previously on VD, a bunch of stuff happened. Tyler became enraged when Jules revealed Caroline is not a natural blonde. Vampire Steve is trying to find Elena’s evil vampire mother, Dinah Lohan, so he can figure out how to kill the original Vampire, Santa Claus, and save Elena from her fate as the lost Kardashian. Perkybrows is suffering through a great inner struggle, as the left eyebrow wants to be all moral and more importantly, bang Elena, while the right eyebrow wants to kill motorists and be evil, accurately pointing out that this tactic is far more likely to get Elena’s pants off than being noble. Uncle John reappears in town to reveal that thanks to a combination of his youthful sluttiness and patronage of a poorly regulated sperm bank, he’s the father of everybody in town, including Tyler via a very traumatized Labrador retriever. Caught up? Then let’s go!
Some parts of life are so fleetingly fragile, aren’t they? That first crush, the morning dew, and secondary characters on the Vampire Diaries. Poor Rose, You actually lasted to the point where I learned your name – no small feat as I still have trouble remembering the names of some of the characters that have been on since the beginning. And now poor Travis has had to take you out to the shed and … well, let’s get to that in the recap shall we?
Yes, I’m back! Just when I think I’m out, they pull me back in. When I heard about the upcoming season of Survivor, I got so goddamned excited/annoyed that I KNEW I had to try twice as hard as last season to actually recap the damn thing. Will I actually follow through? The suspense will keep us all entertained for months, I’m sure. Anyway, shall we discuss Survivor?
Hi guys! Well, it’s the end of another year. Another nail in the old coffin of time. A chance to reflect on the year that was whilst polishing off those holiday leftovers and planning for that new year’s weight loss plan that, by golly, you’ll stick to this time around. An opportunity to make some real changes for the better. But where’s the fun in that? I say we focus on what really matters, TV and internet listicles.
Here I give you my top ten TV dramas of 2010, with the top 10 comedies and reality shows to follow. A couple disclaimers/warnings/drivel
- These are just my opinions, not those of the other MSRies. They are welcome to post their own lists or (more likely) insult me in the comments.
- The listed is limited to what I actually watched in 2010. I don’t get ShowTime, so there’s that, and CSI: Pacoima could be the most brilliant show on TV, but I will never, ever watch to find out.
- The ranking is pretty arbitrary, especially towards the end. I can easily be talked and even more easily bribed into changing them.
- Bonus points are given to shows that employ actors from The Wire. Not enough bonus points for Beverly Hills 902010 to make the list, sorry kids.
- Spoilers galore!
Let’s dive in
Have you been watching the Vampire Diaries? Despite the obvious debt to Twilight, what with the vampires scoring with teenage girls theme, it manages to be fun. And by fun I mean a cheery willingness to kill off minor characters before they overstay their welcome. Oh, and there’s Ian Somerholder’s supernaturally spastic eyebrows. They’re mesmerizing.
On the minus side, their efforts to keep the nonsensical plot moving forward cause the things that already make no sense make even less sense, although I can’t rule out that the plot is in fact GENUIS and I am too drunk/stupid/tired to follow. So! Here is a recap of the latest episode for you (repeats Friday at 9:00), in which I will also try to explain the various goings on to the best of my impaired ability for those who have not watched. Also! There is a marathon on the CW this week. Newbies may wish to check it out, if only for the eyebrow porn. We can meet back after the New Year for more recaps and discussion.