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News & Interviews for The Vampire Diaries: Season 7
TVD is still crushing it. Amid all the blood, man meat, romance and spells, the teens grow up and sometimes go to school while the adults are always useless. It's the guiltiest of all TV pleasures and serves up many satisfying binge sessions.
Try as I might, I doubt I'll ever be able to purge the image of Bonnie Bennett beheading Caroline Forbes from my memory.
The shadow of Elena looms large, though, as the series' diary conceit is now comprised of the other characters writing journal entries specifically to her.
So we've finally reached the end of our first Elena-free year of The Vampire Diaries, and it's been a perplexing year for the show.
Audience Reviews for The Vampire Diaries: Season 7
Season 7 of The Vampire Diaries delivers a new vision, post Elena, that's a bit darker and more expansive. Picking up on the apocalyptic preview at the end of the Season 6 finale, Mystic Falls becomes a deserted town when the Salvatores are forced to make a truce with the resurrected Heretics, but secretly the Salvatores plot to kill the Heretic's leader and reclaim their home. The tone is a lot darker than in seasons' past, and made more so by flash-forwards to 3 years in the future; foreshadowing that things will not end well in the present day storyline. However, as much as the show tries to explore new characters and relationships, the absence of Elena is keenly felt; particularly in regard to the show's signature love triangle, which the writers try to substitute with a lesbian romance. But this romance doesn't work, and in fact none of the new romances have much traction. Also, there's a real bad piece of miscasting with Leslie-Anne Huff as the season's main villain, vampire hunter Rayna Cruz. Yet, the main cast continues to bring their A-game and the 3-year flash-forwards adds a lot of mystery and intrigue to the show. Season 7 has its problems, but The Vampire Diaries remains an extremely compelling and exciting series that's full of rich, interesting characters.
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