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21 December 2010 @ 11:51 am
30 Day Vampire Diaries-Meme, Day 02  
Continuing on with the 30-Day Vampire Diaries meme ...

Day 02 - Your Least Favorite Character

Vicki Donovan

This may come as a surprise to some (many? most?), but Vicki is by far my least favorite character of any of the main characters ever on the show. I can't even really put my finger on why, I just know that when she died, I was not only not in the least upset, but I had a moment of 'yay, I don't have to watch her anymore.' By all counts, I should have liked her, and everything I've read/heard about the actress, Kayla Ewell, is that she's a lovely person, but something about her performance -- no matter how good, and she was damn good! -- rubbed me the wrong way. I just didn't like Vicki, she was wishy-washy, weak, petulant and even as I felt for Jeremy's pain in dealing with her both pre and post death, I just couldn't find myself caring for her at all. If I had been asked if I wanted any main cast character gone in the first four-to-six episodes, it would have been Vicki. And when it happened in the seventh, yeah, it worked for me. Totally.


Sorry, Vicki -- R.I.P.
 
 
 
eolivet on December 21st, 2010 05:12 pm (UTC)
Interesting. I didn't love Vicki, by any stretch -- and I agree that she was all those things. But I liked her as a storytelling device -- I liked her story vs. her character, if that makes any sense. I liked her the most when Damon took her home of any point in her arc -- how she wouldn't die, seemingly kept fighting and then was all "Ooh, blood! Cool!" She was a good "vessel" for the audience to be introduced to what happens when someone is turned, because we weren't going to be like "Oh no, not Vicki!" I almost thought that was her point, actually. She was a "lost girl" (read: lost cause) from the beginning.

So, I didn't really care when she died, but I loved the repercussions of it. Plus...were we really supposed to care? I mean, she was an evil vampire who tried to turn Jeremy and then attacked Elena. :/

(But I found her by far the most tolerable out of any of the Donovans we have met. As you know, I'm rooting for her brother to join her soon. :x )
Arabian: Caroline02arabian on December 21st, 2010 05:58 pm (UTC)
I liked her story vs. her character, if that makes any sense.

That actually makes perfect sense. Her character and the repercussions of her character's turning and death actually motivated a bunch of story (plot-wise and character-wise) throughout the season.

Aww, you don't like Matty? I like him. I just am fairly meh on him and Caroline because I don't think he treats her well, just because he treated her better than Damon -- which is pretty much saying NOTHING -- doesn't mean he treats her well. And he didn't, and doesn't.
eolivet on December 21st, 2010 06:09 pm (UTC)
Aww, you don't like Matty?

Nope. He'd be my answer to "least favorite character on the show," hands down. He's just so...devoid of wit. There's nothing...to him, other than "I have a bad mommy and my sister's dead!" You'd think that would've made him more complex or interesting, but...no. I wasn't a huge fan of Tyler, but I was intrigued at his relationship with his dad -- especially that great scene when he wanted Tyler to fight outside.

But especially now that they've incorporated practically everyone else (i.e., Caroline, Tyler) into the whole supernatural undercurrent of the show, Matt seems especially useless. Which is why I'm hoping he dies soon. Waste of screentime, IMHO. ;p
Arabian: TVD-Cast02arabian on December 21st, 2010 10:13 pm (UTC)
Well, to be fair, Matt would be my 2nd after Vicki, but I still like him, I just like him least of everyone else. Hell, except for Tyler (I'm still not 100% onto the 'love' train), I love every other main cast character, so ...
crowandfogcrowandfog on December 21st, 2010 10:36 pm (UTC)
Lol. This cracks me up! Vicki is such a non-entity for me that she really didn't cross my mind at all when I was doing this! I liked her story in relation to Jeremy and enjoyed that Damon turned her, but otherwise, meh. Good choice!

Ooooh, I should so include pictures with mine...
Arabian: Damon07arabian on December 22nd, 2010 04:42 pm (UTC)
I didn't consider a non-entity because she was such a huge part of the first 1/3 of the season, and she still resonates in the form of Jeremy for me.

Ooooh, I should so include pictures with mine...

It's fun! :)
crowandfogcrowandfog on December 22nd, 2010 06:47 pm (UTC)
Ah, that's true. She was kind of a big deal while she was there. It's just feels like all that stuff happened ages ago! This show moves so fast!
Arabian: Damon05arabian on December 22nd, 2010 11:11 pm (UTC)
Yeah, the show does move fast, but I think because I've rewatched s1 four times, more of it is stuck in my head, LOL!

Edited at 2010-12-22 11:12 pm (UTC)
crowandfogcrowandfog on December 23rd, 2010 02:33 am (UTC)
Yeah, the show does move fast, but I think because I've rewatched s1 four times, more of it is stuck in my head, LOL!

I love you SO MUCH for admitting this! I've seen it three times I think. But I guess, all of my memories for the show seem to revolve around one particular character... :P
Arabian: Damon&Stefan02arabian on December 23rd, 2010 03:56 am (UTC)
Starting on Saturday, I'm going for my 5th rewatch of s1 and first half of s2. (I've rewatched "The Return," "Bad Moon Rising," and "Masquerade" of this season once already). Since I have watched the first season so many times, I admit it, I'm totally ffing through the SE scenes this time, though, LOL! I've never done this with another show though. EVER. I'll rewatch scenes or specific episodes, but I've never rewatched an entire show more than twice. EVER! This show ... gah, it owns my soul!
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Arabian: DE & Alaric01arabian on December 22nd, 2010 04:42 pm (UTC)
We may be the only two because I've never read anyone else flat-out not like her.

he just was such an easy to dislike character, especially with the way she treated Jeremy (and I didn't even like him that much then!).

Imagine how it was for me because I LIKED Jeremy even then!
Myra: Katherinemidnightblack07 on December 22nd, 2010 05:47 am (UTC)
haha awesome choice!! (y) when Stefan staked Vikki I felt nothing but shock that they actually killed off one of their main characters so soon, there was no sense of loss for the character. just like you said, I was effected by the impact her character had on the others (like Jeremy and Elena's relationship with Jeremy), but nothing for the character herself.

heck, even when she was alive and all "woe is me, I'm a small town 'lifie'" I couldn't bring myself to care, and don'teven get me started on the way she treated Jeremy :(
Arabian: Katherine04arabian on December 22nd, 2010 04:44 pm (UTC)
I felt nothing but shock that they actually killed off one of their main characters so soon, there was no sense of loss for the character. just like you said, I was effected by the impact her character had on the others

Yup, that's exactly what it was about with Vicki.

Grr to how she treated Jeremy. Oh, Jeremy.
Heather-Annlinsell_farm on December 23rd, 2010 02:19 am (UTC)
Vicki would be my second choice as least favorite character. A lot of your reasons are the same as I put for Logan in my post.

I, too, did not shed a tear when Stefan staked her. I didn't care about her at all, which I found odd as she'd been with the show since the beginning. I have to say, that she does get points for allowing us to see shirtless Damon dancing :)
Arabian: Ian & Nina07arabian on December 23rd, 2010 02:21 am (UTC)
There was just something about the actress (sorry) that made her unsympathetic to me. :(
Heather-Annlinsell_farm on December 23rd, 2010 02:25 am (UTC)
True that. She was the only one that came across that way.
Arabian: Ian & Nina04arabian on December 23rd, 2010 02:27 am (UTC)
And she shouldn't have; we should have felt enormously for Vicki. Ah well. She's dead; no worries. (LOL!)
Dulcedecorumest: HeloStarbuckdulcedeusex on January 7th, 2011 08:49 am (UTC)
Yeah I totally was not feeling the love for Vicki either! I was shocked that they killed her... shocked and pleased. She was a great plot device but that's about it.

Something about her character was just not sympathetic and I kinda blame the actress for that. Although I don't think the actress was bad at acting... Gawd I don't know how to explain it better than that.

Also, I was constantly distracted by the way her lips used to twist.
Arabian: Dr Who (10)arabian on January 15th, 2011 02:20 am (UTC)
I was shocked that they killed her... shocked and pleased. She was a great plot device but that's about it.

Yup.

Something about her character was just not sympathetic and I kinda blame the actress for that. Although I don't think the actress was bad at acting... Gawd I don't know how to explain it better than that.

Also, I was constantly distracted by the way her lips used to twist.


No, I agree. She just seemed to have a constant bitch-face, and I just couldn't muster up any sympathy for her, and I so should have. I feel bad for saying it because it seems like Kayla Ewell is a lovely person, but there it is.
Kristypinkkisscandy on January 30th, 2011 10:37 pm (UTC)
She was way more sympathetic (and likable) in the books.
Arabian: Booksarabian on February 2nd, 2011 08:54 pm (UTC)
I've never read the books (and from what I've heard, I don't think I'm missing out). I didn't realize that Vicki was one of the characters in the book. Considering she died so soon, I guess I'm glad that she was as unlikable as she was. :)
Kristypinkkisscandy on February 2nd, 2011 09:09 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I would say the show is better (though Book!Klaus and Damon are awesome).

In the book, Vicki isn't on drugs or involved with Jeremy (since in the books, there is no Jeremy) and ends up only doing crazy things because vampires compel and use her for entertainment, which is quite sad :(

She still ends up dead.....but by a much more brutal way.