Episode #19 – TVD: Bulking Up and Hulking Out

Hosted by Selina Wilken, Tariq Herzallah, Kristen Kranz, Pamela Gocobachi

February 2, 2013

The Vampire Hype podcast this week talks about the most recent episode of The Vampire Diaries and some casting news for The Originals and Dracula! Good thing we’ve got some Merlin fans on the show this week, as there’s a surprising vampire connection…

The Vampire Diaries 4×12 “A View to Kill” discussion:
– So many decade dances, so little time!
– But the music was awesome
– There’s something in the water! “The Curse of Nimueh”! Oh, wrong podcast
– Bonnie’s expression magic: is it turning her evil?
– Is Bonnie gonna die? Did Kat Graham give it away?
– Bonnie’s parents are the worst! Just let her express herself!
– Stefan is so mean. Is he channeling Ripper, or are they blending together?
– Pamela is put to the shipper test! Will she be a Delena or Stelena shipper… or secret option number three?
– Selina is a shipper pirate, shooting her canons
– But we’re all sailing the SS Stebekah
– Rebekah vs Lexi vs Caroline vs Elena… who is the odd one out?
– We are constantly amazed by how much these people’s lives suck
– Elena’s feelings for Damon are real… but are they only real because Damon wants them to be?
– What if Damon turns human and Elena doesn’t?
– “I don’t mind being the bad guy, because somebody has to fill that role and get things done. You do bad things for no reason. You do them to be a dick […] If you’re gonna be bad, be bad with purpose. Otherwise you’re just not worth forgiving.” – Damon
– Kol used to run with witches in New Orleans. Interesting backstory… except, you know, he died
– Silas is Acathla. Happy meals with legs. It’s all Buffy, all the time
– Tariq is mourning Kol and his pretty face
– Kristen wonders if Silas might bring Kol back to life
– So like 1/4 of the world’s vampire population just died…
– You won’t like Jeremy when he’s annnngrryyyy
– Listeners react to the death of Kol, and wonder where Tyler and Caroline might have gone.

News (begins at 59:10):
– New casting news for The Originals: Daniella Pineda will play the witch Sophie
Dracula adds Nonso Anozie from Game of Thrones and Merlin‘s Katie McGrath. We fangirl and plug Hypable’s Merlin podcast Talks of Camelot (where Selina and Pamela will be discussing this news all over again!).

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