To be honest though, at some points I felt like the show dragged on a bit. But even so, I pushed through and will continue being loyal. Even though Nina Dobrev isn't coming back next season, I will watch this show until the end, similar to my feelings towards Pretty Little Liars (I will still watch the 5 years later seasons despite that shitty ending)(I wanted Wren to be A).
Season 6, episode 22 was so freaking emotional. It started off like any ordinary episode within the blur of this continuous story within my head, when bam, Elena is unconscious and not coming back. I just feel like there was so much unnecessary tragedy that stemmed from Kai's return. I feel like all the bad things happen to Alaric, and I just want something permanent and happy to happen to the poor man.
Funny thing is though, after finishing the season I had a little stalk of the actors on Instagram, and the actor for Kai seems to be pretty friendly with all the other actors. Kai seems like a great guy in real life, and that's just plain weird.
I don't even like Nina Dobrev that much in real life. She's super attractive, but as I got further through the show she began to lose that. I think it's because everything was always about her and I didn't understand why. I don't get why most cliche shows always have to have one main protagonist who's practically the centre of the world.
I loved Elena's farewells though, how she had a moment with each of the characters, even the ones I didn't think she was all that close to. I love the fact that the death I was anticipating never came, but instead she will be back eventually, apparently even in the season 7 finale. That takes the absolute tragedy away from the incident.
What I don't understand in this show is the theme of love. It just feels so overplayed, like the characters fall so deeply in love in such a small space of time. They'd do anything for each other, even the most dramatic of sacrifices. I just can't imagine feeling that way about anyone. It seems so unrealistic, but then what would I know about "soul mates"?
That said, I do like Stefan and Caroline's relationship. I like how they've been best friends for so long. I like the idea of friendship to love. But then, I also liked Caroline and Tyler, and Caroline and Matt, and Caroline and anyone but Damon because ew. I feel like Caroline's my favourite character because I always end up going for the control freaks.
Or Bonnie. Bonnie's plain awesome.
And Jeremy's hot but I feel like he's never there.
I don't know what Damon will do next season. I think he's the only reason I'm sad that Elena is gone. I don't see how the writers will be able to write him another love interest without gaining a wave of hate from all the fans. I couldn't see Damon with anyone else either. If he were to find someone else I'd feel like it couldn't be as real as him and Elena, considering he was about to become human for her.
Maybe I watch these shows because I like the idea of love.
Or maybe it's because real life is so boring and sometimes we need to escape by watching cliche shows. The Vampire Diaries isn't even cliche though. I mean, it has all the cliche supernatural creatures, but the story is quite unique if you think about it. The writers could literally do anything with it and it would make sense because the entire show is somewhat bizarre.
Maybe bizarreness is the reason it's such an effective escape.
I'll be starting Teen Wolf tomorrow.
It has Dylan O'brien.