We might have just seen the worst episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The last episode of the 4th season is a “dream episode”, where each member of the team is hunted by the first slayer in each of their respective dreams.
Not only am I not a fan of surrealism, dreams, visions and all that stuff on TV, but this episode has a special place in the most boring ones of all times, it almost feels as if David Lynch has been directing it.
Since I didn’t watch it in the 90s, I’m only discovering Buffy now and I enjoy it a lot. This episode was actually the first that I didn’t like. Hopefully, it’ll be the last.
Hope Mikaelson, the daughter of a werewolf and a vampire, attends the Salvatore School for the Young and Gifted and learns to use and control her supernatural abilities. IMDb
As a great fan of The Originals, I was ecstatic when I heard that there would be another spin-off of the infamous Vampire Diaries. Werewolves, vampires, witches, and demons are some of my favourite subjects so, this was perfect for our week-end dinnertime TV-show. Even though, Legacies is less deep and serious as The Originals, I absolutely love it. The Salvatore School reminds me a lot of Harry Potter, so beautiful and cozy, I sometimes wish I could live there. One down point was the ridiculous appearance of “the necromancer”, but he was easily overshadowed by some great episodes like the 80’s flashback, and the epic fight against the Grinch on Christmas.
Danielle Rose Russell is a complete badass as Hope Mikaelson, both her and Alaric Saltzman are my favourite characters of the TV-show. I just hope that it won’t take too long before season 3 will come out since a lot is on hold with the whole COVID situation.
When I crochet, I usually watch tv-shows that I’m sure Sardoken won’t like. That way I keep all the good stuff for when we watch TV together. One of these shows was supposed to be The Originals, a spin-off from The Vampire Diaries. Little did I know that a few episodes later, both of us would get completely hooked to the Mikaelson family drama.
Instead of writing a review, here’s a list of all the things I’ve loved the most about The Originals:
The visual effects were stunning. No tacky transformations or cheap blood effects. They were beautiful and credible;
The mischievous smile of Klaus Mikaelson. You always knew when he was up to no good;
The effects when a witch casts a spell;
The casting. Most characters were attaching and brought tears to our eyes when they died or relief when they didn’t;
They never hesitated on the horror-effect. Some scenes were pretty gruesome like anything horror is supposed to be;
There was always some action. No slow, one-plot season, but a web of stories that never make you fall asleep in the middle;
The decorative skills and taste in food in this TV-show are flawless. The Mikaelsons’ Christmas holidays look epic and don’t even get me started on their famous dinner scenes.
Last summer, we’ve watched the fifth and last season of the show. While I’ve loved each and every episode, the end was way too sad. I sure will miss watching my favourite vampires, werewolves and witches creating chaos in the city of New Orleans.