February 24th, 2011

Elena03

Central character per episode (The Vampire Diaries), part 1

Discussion came up in one of my Vampire Diaries posts about Damon being the central character in "The Descent", and crowandfog (whose username I will forever adore) came up with the idea of listing the central character from each episode to see how it played out. (You can see that list here.) Now, she wound up picking more than one character for certain episodes, and it was interesting to see her choices, but I wanted to take it a step further. I decided to make it harder on myself and just choose one character (as the show generally has an A, B, C and sometimes a D plot going per episode), the character focused on in the A-plot, and to explain why I chose that character.

I had originally planned on rewatching the season, but I do think that the fourth rewatch kinda put a dent on my rewatchability (considering I've never rewatched an entire season of ANY show more than once within a year that's still not bad for TVD at all). So I decided to just go with my memory of the episodes -- which again, been done watched FOUR TIMES!, and I've watched and rewatched quite a bit of season two episodes, not to mention that my long-ass reviews are good refresher courses, especially since I just reread all of them! I based my choice on four things:
    1) Which character had the strongest emotional arc
    2) Which character drove the most story
    3) Which character had the most key focus in their scenes (and in scenes not involving them)
    4) Which character interacted with the most characters
This wound up being longer than I expected (big shocker coming from me, huh?), so I'm breaking it into ten episodes per post. Collapse )