September 3rd, 2011

Arya & Gendry02

TVD favorites -- characters, duos, episodes! (REVEALED!)

First of all I wanted to thank everyone who participated, it was so much fun seeing your guesses. Every response I got made me smile. :) Most of you definitely have a grasp on my faves, but only two got either all 10 correct, or 5 in the correct slots.

* distant_autumn -- All characters and duos correct, but less than five in the correct slots, and seven of my ten favorite episodes guess, but no five in order. So, you get a prompt (go for two, but I can't promise I'll have the creative juices to do both, but I'll try).

* modbelle -- Nine of the ten characters guess, but only two in the right slots. Eight of the ten duos were correct, but five were in the correct slot, and seven of the episodes were correct, but none in the right spot. Still, with the five-correct-placement, throw me a prompt. :)

Now for the answers. Little graphic (icons representing the choices), and the list. In addition to the top ten episodes, I also put the remainder of the episodes in order of favoritism too.

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Central character per episode (The Vampire Diaries), part 5

Discussion came up in one of my Vampire Diaries posts about Damon being the central character in "The Descent", and crowandfog 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.) 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 did the first 38 episodes previously (links are behind the cut), and now here are the last six episodes of season two. As before, here is what I based my choice upon:
    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
First of all, these are the characters that I consider lead: Elena, Damon, Stefan, and the secondary leads are Caroline and Bonnie -- they've driven multiple episodes, and have been the lead B-story in more than a few episodes), They are all regular cast members and main characters (ie, even though Katherine is played by lead actress Nina Dobrev, I don't consider Katherine one of *the* main characters). Alaric, Jeremy, Vicki, Jenna, Tyler and Matt fall under the supporting roles for me. While we've seen them lead some stories, it's at the most the B-story, and more often than not, they are supporting.

- Central Character Per Episode (The Vampire Diaries), part 1
- Central Character Per Episode (The Vampire Diaries), part 2
- Central Character Per Episode (The Vampire Diaries), part 3
- Central Character Per Episode (The Vampire Diaries), part 4

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