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post #211 of 218 Old 05-24-2016, 11:38 AM
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Season seven has wrapped....
It's disheartening how this show went from fresh and interesting to just "filler" over the last couple of seasons.
It literally seems like the writers have run out of new/interesting story lines and are just coming up with stuff to keep the franchise running for another $eason.

Next season will be the last season as planned- let's hope they can give us a season long arc that will keep us interested.

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I was actually rather surprised with the way season seven ended: I was sure that they were going to make Bonnie the villain for season eight so that they would have a reason to kill her in the series finale and thus bring Elena back. Now that she's not evil anymore, I suppose Enzo has to kill her in the final episode. Either way, this show has been dragging for a long time, and it should have ended quite some time ago.
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.....this show has been dragging for a long time, and it should have ended quite some time ago.
Agreed.
Pretty much as soon as the gang went to college, the downhill slide began.

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I think it started before that. The introduction of the original vampires pretty much hosed the show going forward, as they were never able to come up with bad guys who could top those of season 2. Silas was a huge disappointment, and and the whole "everybody's a doppelganger!" phase was dreadful. I agree that the college transition was disappointing, but perhaps my biggest gripe has been the constant annoyance of all the vampires eating sandwiches in the later seasons. We already established that vampires get no enjoyment from ingesting anything except blood, but for some strange reason all of them like eating lunch now, which just drives me nuts. (It's even worse than every vampire on the planet somehow having a daylight ring now, because it's too much trouble to film at night, or something.)
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Well, eight years of suffering enjoyment come to an end tonight. This show may not be in a genre popular among AVS members, but it's had a good run, despite the lack of discussion here.
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Just tonight I noticed on Sonarr there was a red "ENDED" banner across the series poster icon.
Looks like they only produced 16 episodes for the final season.
I haven't watched this or the previous season, guess I'll binge watch them sometime in the future.

Well, all in all- going eight seasons nowadays is an accomplishment in itself regardless of our individual opinions of the the content.

171 episode is quite a run...

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I've enjoyed this season as a guilty pleasure although, despite its CW good looking people, its fairly twisted. The ending was worthy although a bit schmaltzy but not an awful way to go out.

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Well, that finale was part warm and fuzzy and part anticlimactic. I was impressed with the number of cameos they managed to squeeze in, if nothing else.
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