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03 January 2012 @ 02:13 am
The Vampire Diaries - 20 Favorite Episodes (Episodes 05-01)  
Finishing up my list of my 20 favorite Vampire Diaries episodes in order of fondness. (I will confess here that I rewatched the last four episodes of this season since I posted the last one, and actually have made a few changes in the position of a few episodes.) Each one is highlighted with the first five things I thought of that I loved about each episode in my top 20, made into a graphic to go with it. And here we are at the end. (My number one favorite will be a surprise to no one who's read my TVD ramblings. :)

The Vampire Diaries - 20 Favorite Episodes

Episodes 05-01




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And that's all she wrote ...
 
 
 
x5valex5vale on January 3rd, 2012 10:30 am (UTC)
I think my favorite episode so far is Homecoming...I think it's because everytime I see Stefan choosing Damon over something, my little fangirl heart melts.

I also love The Return. Possibly one of the best premiere ever.

But your choices are absolutely perfect and very well explained.

Thanks for doing this.
Arabian: DE & Stefan01arabian on January 4th, 2012 01:26 am (UTC)
I have to say upon another rewatch OP might go above HC, and possibly FMO and TSAR on the list. I REALLY loved it upon rewatch. Of course, I honestly think it's possible that eps in the rest of this season could wipe out the top five period. This show just keeps topping itself, I love it so. And right now we're getting so much more Damon/Elena, and Damon/Stefan that it's hard to not imagine things can't only get better as a fan of those two relationships, you know?
x5valex5vale on January 4th, 2012 09:42 am (UTC)
I just hope things can go better...I am a little scared about Damon's choices...but everything that can help to build up the tension is ok for me.

About the episodes, I think Blood Brothers will always have a special place im my heart. It was the episode which made me fall for Damon once and far all (I became addicted to TVD last year in few days during the Xmas Holidays) :)
Alishakalishaka on January 3rd, 2012 02:59 pm (UTC)
Finally convinced a friend to watch the series with me. And upon rewatch I have to say, Miss Mystic Falls is probably still my all-time favorite episodes for all the above listed reasons!
Arabian: Rose_smilearabian on January 4th, 2012 01:27 am (UTC)
MMF is just so fantastic. Although, I do think it's possible that something this season may take that spot if only for the D/E factor, LOL!
sassy, classy, and a bit smart-assy: love show hardbadboy_fangirl on January 3rd, 2012 08:09 pm (UTC)
It's funny because while I love "Homecoming," "Ordinary People" is my favorite of the season so far... But there is so much to love about "Homecoming," there really, really is, but OP has my all-time favorite D/E scene thus far, so it wins.

As for the other four: I don't know where TSAR would fit in my line-up. I don't think it would be Top Five, though, again, I think it's a fabulous episode. There are so few that I DON'T think that of, I know. . But sometimes I think that's the magic of this show, that I can't pick, that I don't know, that I CAN'T DECIDE! D: I do love Bonnie so much in that episode, though. SO MUCH, right up there with FMO.

FMO, MMF and TR are for sure in my Top Five though, with TR & MMF swapped, of course.

It's just the best show EVAH!
Arabian: Peace_LEarabian on January 4th, 2012 01:34 am (UTC)
I have to say that another rewatch may put OP above HC, and possibly FMO and TSAR on the list. I REALLY loved it upon rewatch. Of course, I honestly think it's possible that eps in the rest of this season could wipe out the top five period. This show just keeps topping itself, I love it so. And right now we're getting so much more Damon/Elena, and Damon/Stefan that it's hard to not imagine things can't only get better as a fan of those two relationships, you know?

BTW: Going back to the other post. You had guessed "Bloodlines," and I will tell you that actually that one would never make my top 20, except when there were only 27 episodes. Any more than that and it's knocked off the list. The road trip is fantastic, BUT the Stefan/Elena scenes ENRAGE ME! I stalked you for month? We'll just gloss over that. I lied to you EVERY SINGLE MOMENT WE'VE SPENT TOGETHER BEFORE THIS? We'll just ignore that. You look just like Katherine, the woman I loved so desperately a century and a half ago? Yeah, water under the bridge. And on top of that, the Jeremy/Anna stuff is kinda meh in retrospect since I never dug Anna like almost everyone else did, nor do I think that McQueen and Jow have chemistry. So yeah, that one was a weaker episode when you take out the Damon/Elena stuff which was only about 10-15 minutes of the episode in total.

Edited at 2012-01-04 01:35 am (UTC)
sassy, classy, and a bit smart-assy: TVD: Elena Damon kitchenbadboy_fangirl on January 4th, 2012 06:36 am (UTC)
It's true: I actually relish the day when I finally love an episode more than "The Return." It will be the most amazing episode, and I could flail myself to death just thinking about it.

I should have known you would have my back on "Bloodlines." It didn't make my Best Episodes list from S1, and I guess we've just never talked about it, but yes, while the Damon/Elena/Bree stuff is so beautiful--honestly, one of Ian Somerhalder's best faces EVAH for me is when he takes Bree's heart, plus I honestly think it's the funniest thing in the world that they hired an AMAZON woman to be one of Damon's past relationships. But the rest of the episode is not that great for me, either. Though I love Nina's performance when Stefan reveals the truth about Elena's parents, it is such a manipulation on his part to distract her from all the other stuff by telling her what he tells her there. Which, just another reason that I DON'T ship them. But yeah, "Bloodlines" has never been high on my list either, but it's not like I skip it on a rewatch :D
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Arabian: Damon & Elena11arabian on January 4th, 2012 03:56 am (UTC)
I've been trying to go spoiler-free, but yeah, every time something pops up, I'm there, LOL! I'm at work and can't watch it yet, but I get off in 6 minutes, so I'll watch it when I get home. I did see the gif of the face caress thingie though. :)

Though, if this season continues the way its going, one of this seasons might take the top spot. LOL

I think that is very, very possible. I said above to a few others that I honestly think it's possible that eps in the rest of this season could wipe out the top five period. This show just keeps topping itself, I love it so. And right now we're getting so much more Damon/Elena, and Damon/Stefan that it's hard to not imagine things can't only get better as a fan of those two relationships, you know?
bluesuzannebluesuzanne on January 5th, 2012 02:03 am (UTC)
Looooove it. I would probably place 'The Return' at #1, but I love all the eps you chose so much that it's hard to even order them. <3
Arabian: Damon & Elena02arabian on January 19th, 2012 03:55 am (UTC)
I don't know if it's because MMF is the first episode I saw live, or if it's the only episode where I enjoy all the S/E stuff, but it just owns my heart sooooooooooooooo...............