The Vampire Diaries – Season 8 Finale Review – “I Was Feeling Epic” [podcast] #TVDforever #TVD


Hey everyone!

How are your emotions holding up after the EPIC series finale of our favorite show…The Vampire Diaries? Keisha and I got together to talk about our thoughts on the special 2-hour event and how the show has impacted our lives. You can listen to our podcast below and feel free to let us know what the show has done for you!


Personally, I started watching the show late in the game when it was on Netflix, but I’ve watched it live for the past few seasons now. I’ve met so many incredible friends at the TVD conventions, I’ve had the privilege of being in Covington, GA (aka Mystic Falls) for two season premieres and I just have so many great memories that I wouldn’t have it I hadn’t started watching. Meeting the cast and knowing that these characters we’ve fallen in love with over the past eight years genuinely care about the fans and are actually incredible people on and off screen makes me so PROUD to be a fan.

Here are a few of the photos from the conventions and my trips to Mystic Falls:



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Thank you to Julie Plec and Kevin Williamson for creating a show that we’ve loved for the past eight years. Thank you to the writers who delivered incredible storylines time and time again. & to the wonderful cast…thank you for giving us characters we could root for, feel for, and for being great human beings on and off our television screens.

The show was wrapped up perfectly, tragically and beautifully & we thank you!

The Vampire Diaries – S8|E3, S8|E4 and S8|E5 [Podcast Review]


Hey there, #TVDFamily!

On behalf of Keisha and myself, we sincerely apologize for being late in getting these recaps done. I actually had no voice for a while as I was suffering from an upper respiratory infection, Keisha has been extremely busy with work over the holiday and it’s just been a crazy time. But never fear…we’re back on track now and we’ll be recapping Episode 6 after it airs December 2!

So here are the episode details for each, and our podcast review below:

S8|E3: You Decided That I Was Worth Saving    (Aired 11/4/16)

SYNOPSIS: As Enzo continues to fight the control over him, Bonnie finds herself at the center of a deadly game and forced to make a heart wrenching decision involving two of the most important people in her life. At the Armory, Alaric researches a mysterious artifact that he hopes will help in their fight to get Damon and Enzo back. Finally, Damon’s downward spiral leads him to Tyler who attempts to talk some sense into him before it’s too late.


S8|E4: An Eternity of Misery    (Aired 11/11/16)

SYNOPSIS: asked with finding a mysterious artifact, Damon’s latest mission takes him to Texas where a violent run-in with Peter Maxwell leads to a surprising revelation. Meanwhile, after gaining the upper hand in their fight to save Damon and Enzo, Stefan and Alaric team up and uncover the origins of the mysterious force they’re up against. Finally, Matt returns to the fray after his past and present collide in an unexpected way.


S8|E5: Coming Home Was a Mistake    (Aired 11/18/16)

SYNOPSIS: Spiraling down a dangerous path of self-destruction, Damon’s latest actions prove he may be beyond the point of return. Unwilling to give up on his brother, Stefan is forced to make a gut-wrenching decision that threatens to change their relationship forever. Elsewhere, Bonnie gets advice from Caroline on how to break through to Enzo, while Matt attempts to decipher a mysterious box of messages that he’s received. Finally, after tragedy strikes close to home, Stefan and the others are forced to remember what matters most to them.


The Vampire Diaries – S8|E2: “Today Will Be Different” [Podcast Review]


Hey #TVDFamily!

Keisha and I got together to talk about the latest episode of The Vampire Diaries, which aired on Friday, October 28, 2016. Check out the podcast below and let us know what you thought!

Are you rooting for a Bonnie/Enzo reunion? What do you think Matt is doing while everyone is trying to figure out Sybil and the symbols of hell? Let us know what you loved and didn’t love!

SYNOPSIS: After learning that someone from Stefan’s past may be Damon and Enzo’s next target, Stefan, Bonnie and Caroline head to North Carolina. There, Bonnie takes drastic measures in an attempt to break Enzo free of whatever has a hold over him. At the Armory, Alaric and Georgie stumble upon a mysterious symbol that may be related to the supernatural force controlling Damon and Enzo. Finally, Caroline gets an unexpected surprise from Stefan.


Tune in to The CW on Friday, November 4th @ 8/7c for the next episode of TVD!

The Vampire Diaries – S8|E1: “Hello, Brother” Review


Season 8 | Episode 1

Hey everyone! Welcome back to what is regrettably the final season of The Vampire Diaries. Keisha and I got together earlier to discuss the premiere episode and what our predictions are for the rest of the season.

I had the pleasure of watching the premiere episode in Covington, GA, where they film The Vampire Diaries and it was incredible. Being able to have lunch at the Mystic Grill, stand in front of the clocktower and watch the episode with a huge group of fans was a great experience. If you can ever make it out to Covington, pay Jessica a visit at Vampire Stalkers: Mystic Falls Tours. You can visit her website and book a tour to see filming locations from the show. I’ll be posting pictures from the tour I took with my best friends, and also more about the experience of being in Georgia for the premiere, so look out for that.

Check out our podcast review of the episode below and let us know what you thought! You can follow me on Twitter at @ThisIsKristin_ and Keisha at @Keishamaze.

SYNOPSIS: Stefan continues his search for Damon and Enzo months after they vanished from the armory vault; Caroline and Alaric fear for their family after a dangerous encounter with an unexpected visitor.

The Vampire Diaries to end after upcoming 8th Season!

Yes, it’s true. It was announced on Saturday, July 23 at San Diego Comic Con that The Vampire Diaries will end after the upcoming 8th season.

With a beautiful tribute video to the fans serving as the show’s goodbye, fans were left to reflect on the memories this show has given so many of us. Admittedly, I didn’t watch the show from the very first airing, but I binge watched it on Netflix and was immediately hooked! My mother, my niece, her mother and I would have TVD nights to watch the show together. I even went up to Orlando with my good friend Keisha to a TVD Convention where I met a lot of other fans that became friends! Four conventions later, I can honestly say that this cast is so incredibly humble and extremely appreciative of their fans even after all these years.

To be completely honest, this show opened the door for me to start recapping shows for Variety Radio Online and now my own site, According to Kristin. While I won’t sit here and say that I sobbed after hearing the news, I will say that this show has changed a lot of things for me and for that I’m forever grateful.

Keisha and I will be recapping the 8th season each week over on our AudioBoom channel (The Chatterbox with Keisha and Kristin), so definitely check that out and like our page!


The Vampire Diaries – “Moonlight on the Bayou” – Podcast Review

Hey everyone!  Keisha, Raechel and I got together to discuss the latest episode of The Vampire Diaries!  This is the first half of the 2-Hour special crossover event with The Originals which aired on Friday, February 26, 2016.
Did you watch? What were your favorite moments? Comment or tweet us your thoughts!
SYNOPSIS: Stefan goes to New Orleans to lure Rayna Cruz away from his friends and comes face to face with Klaus Mikaelson, who’s suspicious of his old friend’s arrival.

The Vampire Diaries – “Moonlight on the Bayou” – Podcast Review

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The Vampire Diaries – “This Woman’s Work” – Podcast Review


Hey TVD fans!!  Keisha and I got together to discuss the latest episode of The Vampire Diaries for Variety Radio Online!

SYNOPSIS:  When complications from her supernatural pregnancy leave Caroline’s life hanging in the balance, Stefan and Valerie take extreme measures to try and save her and the babies. Meanwhile, after uncovering a dark secret about Damon, Enzo uses the information to force Damon into helping him track down Rayna Cruz, a ruthless vampire hunter who is on the loose. However, when Damon’s actions inadvertently put everyone he loves in Rayna’s path, he is forced to make things right before it’s too late. Bonnie and Alaric also appear.

Check out our podcast review below and let us know what you think!


The Vampire Diaries – “This Woman’s Work” – Podcast Review

The Vampire Diaries – “Postcards from the Edge” – Podcast Review


Hey everyone!!  Keisha and I got together to discuss the latest episode of The Vampire Diaries for Variety Radio Online!  🙂

Check out the podcast review below:

SYNOPSIS: When his experience in the Phoenix stone leads him to do the unthinkable, Damon finds himself without a care in the world, spiraling out of control and under the influence of a dangerous and reckless Julian. Refusing to give up on his brother, Stefan attempts to reason with Damon only to uncover the devastating reason for his descent. Elsewhere, Caroline begins having some dangerous side effects as a result of her supernatural pregnancy and is forced to turn to Valerie for help. Meanwhile, Bonnie, Nora and Mary Louise attempt to track down a ruthless vampire hunter named Rayna after they suspect that she has reemerged. Matt and Enzo also appear.


The Vampire Diaries – “Postcards from the Edge” – Podcast Review

The Vampire Diaries – “Things We Lost in the Fire” – Podcast Review

Hey everyone!!  We’re back for another recap of the latest episode of The Vampire Diaries! Check out the podcast below:
SYNOPSIS: With the traumatic effects of the Phoenix Stone taking a toll on his brother, Stefan attempts to help Damon regain his grip on reality, while secretly struggling with his own experience in the stone. Elsewhere, Matt and Bonnie deal with the fallout after Julian and his men take over Mystic Falls, leading Matt to spiral out of control and into trouble with an officer named Penny. Meanwhile, Tyler returns to town for Alaric’s baby shower and Caroline makes an upsetting discovery involving Alaric and his future plan for the babies.

The Vampire Diaries – “Things We Lost in the Fire” – Podcast Review
***Catch the next episode of The Vampire Diaries on The CW Friday nights at 8/7c.

The Vampire Diaries – “Cold As Ice” – Podcast Review

Hey everyone!! Check out our podcast review of the midseason finale of The Vampire Diaries for Variety Radio Online!  🙂
SYNOPSIS:  In the events following their mother’s passing, Stefan and Damon try to engage in the holiday spirit. 

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The Vampire Diaries – “Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me” – Podcast Review

Hey everyone!! Check out our podcast review of Season 7 Episode 8 of The Vampire Diaries for Variety Radio Online!  🙂
SYNOPSIS:  As Julian and Lily throw a party to celebrate Mary Louise and Nora’s anniversary, Stefan and Damon set in motion a risky plan to eliminate a new threat posed by Julian. Meanwhile, following a major revelation uncovered by Valerie, Caroline is forced to face her new reality, even as it threatens to destroy her relationship with Stefan. Finally, determined to do what’s best for her family, Lily makes the most difficult decision of her life.

The Vampire Diaries – “Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me” – Podcast Review

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