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The Vampire Diaries Midseason Report Card: Grade Season 6!

I do enjoy the friendship that blossomed between Damon and Bonnie. I'd be up for a romantic storyline to develop. I used to be excited to see Damon with Elena, but I've since changed my opinion. I have no interest in their romantic relationship and I don't feel like it's a true bond. It seems like a young lustful relationship, which is always fun but not meant to last forever. She belongs with Stefan.
I too don't want to see a Steroline relationship develop. I'm not feeling a romantic attraction between them at all. If the writers want Enzo to become interesting again, he needs to start a relationship with Caroline. And what the hell, why does Stefan barely have any storyline. Isn't he supposed to be the male lead. They need to bring him back into the picture here.

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Sojourner, you are absolutely correct and that's the ironic problem with trying to live a life as a good person who trust their spouse/partner. I will continue to trust my wife but will make sure to not turn a blind eye to an obvious sign. But I pity the day that Simon or Ray has someone like Mallory's husband coming for them. But if you decide that you want to play with fire, then you have to risk getting burned. That is not to say that I condone the violence, but my job has made me too aware that it happens. Jojobobo, I hope that you did not take my comments as a criticism of you post. I agree with your assessment. I also agree with you that Simon might have been willing to give up on chasing Grace any further but that Adriana, ever the troublemaker, told him if he really wanted Grace, what did he have to lose. This will always be one of the reasons why I will dislike Simon with a passion. In my opinion, it is and will always be Grace's choice whether she wants to stay with Neil or leave the marriage. But I have always found a person, who is willing to destroy another's marriage in order to get what they want, to be reprehensible. If Grace wants out of the marriage, so be it, but for Simon to take action to make that a reality is reprehensible and I have no problem with bad karma coming his way as a result. Golfingdocp, I come from a middle class upbringing but I have known some people of some measure of wealth (more upper middle class than me as I don't know any 1% personally). I have always appreciated the person, from the upper middle class, who understood their obligation to use at least part of their wealth for the betterment of their community and generally those individuals were always also people with a good heart. I've also known a few people like Simon (although clearly not as wealthy) who came from privileged families and acted as if they were better than those of us who have to work hard to make a living. They acted like spoiled children and could care less about anyone but themselves. Naturally, I can't stand them. That's another reason why I can't stand Simon as a character. WHAT I AM TRULY INTERESTED IN IS WHAT IS YOUR WIFE AND DAUGHTERS' OPINION OF SIMON? When I have watched how he has interacted with anyone else other than his clients, and people of wealth or power like Adriana, Simon naturally has always acted in a sophisticated manner But go back and think about how disdainful he is in his interaction with other people. Look how he treated his date when He met Grace at the nightclub. Not exactly the nicest person to be hitting on another person when you;re on a date. It says a lot about Simon's true character. When Grace tells Simon to leave her alone after he comes looking for her in the bar, he decides to hook up with Grace's boss ( breaking the nature of the confidentiality so that Grace is outed about her affair). Really a classy guy. See how he acts toward the friend/escort in the poker game when the friend jokingly gives him the middle finger, Simon tells him get out of my house and the look that he gives is one that conveys a mean spirit. See how disdainful Simon is of the working man when he sarcastically says that he wants to have the same life as Neil (working 9-5). It's the little things and the way that people act in their unguarded moments that give you clues as to what's really inside of them. The true Simon is not someone that I would want for a friend or to be introduced to my family or loved ones. If he came to the door to date my daughter, I would kick his ass out the front door.

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Bushi101
In the current series Neil had no idea that Grace was cheating. Only his freak emotional breakdown betrayed her infidelity. Neil might never have discovered her trysts, since he was not monitoring her spending habits nor how she spent her days. For those of us married for significant periods of time, it would take something rather dramatic or really out of the ordinary for us to become suspicious. That is the insidious nature of infidelity. Grace use of her home stagings was actually kind of vile. She clearly planned these trysts where she was dressed very well and in environments where her husband would rarely suspect wrong doing. Secondly, because Simon had his own apartment set up for his profession, Grace did not have to resort to hotels for trysts. Everything made the affair difficult to discover. Even after spending a passionate and vigorous tryst with Simon only hours before, Grace is capable of appearing at her daughters recital without a hint of her prior activity. The fact that she wore the same clothes is even more remarkable. Grace has made a concerted effort to make detection of her adultery difficult. She has learned to lie without conscience. That is very difficult, yet she did it for 6 months to someone she loved. Acting naturally while dragging your spouse through filth is quit a feat and Grace has done it well. Even her session with the psychologist was somewhat telling. She was surprised that she was found out at one of her planned tryst. That is why I have particular difficulty with Grace. Neil wants to come clean.. He actually has tried several times to start the conversation. Grace never broached the issue on her own accord.

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@ golfingdocp

That's the nature of infidelity. I think Sojourner might have previously mentioned that many of those involved in affairs have little or no remorse. I would assume that results from those individuals justifying their conduct in their mind before they enter the affair. I'm not saying that it's right. I'm just saying that it seems to be the way that they carry on their affairs. I don't think Neil had any remorse over the three women that he slept with. He justified to himself why he was doing what he was doing, and of course he lied to Grace about where he was going to be and what he was doing and I suspect he didn't change his clothes too. Has Neil shown any remorse either? I don't think so. If anything, he realized that it made him feel alive and he didn't really want it to end. That's why he stares at the phone after his call from Adriana came in episode 9. He had to be wondering if it was the right choice to cut himself off from Adriana who had done so much to help him find what he was looking for in the way of meaning in his life. At least, we saw Grace starting to cry and apologizing to Neil in the bedroom before Anika and Mateo stuck their head into the room in episode 9. God, does this girl seem to always be getting in the way of things? I don't know if Neil has ever begun to tell Grace about his three trysts. Neil told Grace that she could tell him anything. Neil asked Grace if she would lie to him about big things. These conversations were his attempts to allow Grace to come clean about her affair. That's where the conversation has to start. It only makes sense for Neil to admit to his wandering in response to Grace admitting to her affair because his wandering was in part a reaction to his finding out about the affair. In the end, we both know that Neil and Grace are going to both have to admit to their bad conduct before they can truly decide whether they want to stay together and move forward together in repairing their marriage and their love.

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The Mentalist Round Table: Teresa Lisbon, Psychic Medium

I had high hopes for Vega but every week she gets a little more annoying and she has very little interaction with Jane, which is disappointing. Maybe that will change but I was looking forward to her figuring out why everyone gives Jane so much leeway to do his own thing.

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The Best of 2014: 18 TV Couples Who Made Us Swoon

Regina and Robin - Once Upon A Time

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Days of Our Lives Recap: My Favorite Christmas Tradition

This is the episode I wait for all year. As much as I love the Horton's hanging their Christmas ornaments, I think the Kiriakis Christmas stole the show this year.

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The Best of 2014: 18 TV Couples Who Made Us Swoon

Emma and Hook - Once Upon A Time

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18 Cancellations That Cut Deep

im so happy that longmire has been picked up !!! Firefly i will forever be sad this was cancelled it was a fantastic and exciting show !!!! and the josh Halloway one Intelligence .i absolutely loved Veronica Mars but i did get sick of tired of her blaming logan when all he ever did is stood by her and then to go off with Bif it didnt really make sense but i still miss it and loved the movie !!! Ringer had so much potential and with all those gorgeous guys in it to but it was intriguing and interesting and exciting it just needed a bit of time to warm up !! i love Ioan as her husband and another one not mentioned is Secret Circle if only they had made a few changes this was such a good show !! all gone to soon

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Days of Our Lives Round Table: Christmas in Salem

Saint Abby with the children? What a pathetic choice. Hey Abby, go back to your office, don't lock the door, and go screw your boyfriend. While your at it, call EJ and invite him for a threesome. I'm sure Sami wouldn't mind. And your brother? He's only screwing his girlfriend's mother. Why not Theresa? All she did was put someone in a coma with a fireplace poker AND she is still allowed to work in a hospital. Salem is sure lucky to have upstanding citizens like these.

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The Best of 2014: Best New Show

Chicago PD is my favorite show ever, I never miss Faking It or The Last Ship. HTGAWM, The Librarian, Constantine and Jane the Virgin...all I couldn't make it past a second episode.