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Episode 169 – The Vampire Diaries Seasons 5 – 8

We finally close out our time with The Vampire Diaries, examining how the show’s format contributes to its sometimes strange storytelling decisions, how the humanity switch intertwines with concepts of neoliberalism, and just how poorly this story treated Bonnie Bennett. 

We finally close out our time with The Vampire Diaries, examining how the show’s format contributes to its sometimes strange storytelling decisions, how the humanity switch intertwines with concepts of neoliberalism, and just how poorly this story treated Bonnie Bennett. 

Mistakes: Missy mixes up the names of the brothers at least once, probably more. If she says, for example, that Damon is the “good” brother, she meant Stefan. 

Some Sources You Might Find Interesting:

Switching It On/Off: Emotional Performativity and Melodrama in The Vampire Diaries by Malin Lidström Brock

The Dark Fantastic by Ebony Elizabeth Thomas

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