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It was covered in the start of S2 that there have been myths of various kinds of doppelgangers. And we still DO NOT know on why and how Petrova doppelganger was created. We know that it is somehow connected to the curse put on Klaus, but we do not know what role the original Petrova had, not why exactly are there doppelgangers of her.
Also, yeah, I agree that it would be way too much to have them in the present, but thats pretty much the only original connection to salvatores that would make ANY sort of sense to me...blood-relationship would be way too contrived, "because of their bromance" would be too cheesy, so the only cases I can think of are:
1) its some sort of "destiny"/pre-planned stuff. Some sort of counter-balance to whatever else witches did.
2) There is somethng special about stefan specifically and not Damon.
3) doppelganger shennanigans.
4) For all we know its something out of the left field - for example Klaus wanting to use Stefan to open Dark Dimension(since most of villains in this show are obsessed with opening or releasing something). Of course that would mean that the press would draw even more paralels with Buffy than they have been doing for last two years...
Now here I just had AVERY CRAZY THOUGHT...that fits TVD Style so well..
WE are built on on how Klaus is interested. Well we all know that Originals will be set free by someone.
So, that someone opens the Coffins. Elijah is free. and in two cofins there are Stefan-lookalike and Damon-lookalike.
What if Stefan and Damon are doppelgangers of two of 7 original siblings?
Certainly would explain Klaus interest.
That and unwanted media attention.
Its a whole lot better to just deny that and get wanted media attention than to NOT deny that and have unwanted media attention destroy whatever relationship they might have.
This event bassically. cast and creators of various fantasy and scifi shows, comic books, movies, etc, appear there, do press-conferences, interviews, presentations, meet with fans, etc.
Its basically where anyone announces the FIRST news about upcoming tv season in terms of fantasy tv. Its pretty much the place we got this from last year.
These are actually season 2 promos. :)
We won't have any season 3 material till comiccon.
Buffy The Vampire slayer is THE MUST WATCH show. It started the whole vampires-on-tv thing and 99% of tv shows on tv right now have things invented and innovated in BtVS. Hell, Vampire Diaries bassically runs on a mix of tvd book plots combined with plotlines, scenes and characters from BtVS.
Veronica Mars is great show too. It does not have supernatural elements, however it has a lot of awesome things. Its bassically a detective show mixed with usual cw-style drama. It focuses on a girl, Veronica Mars. At first she is naive girl trying to fit in in a new town where her father is a sheriff. However all it takes is her getting raped in a college party for her to realize that this town has many dark secrets and that she will never fit in here. Everyone will think of her as of an outcast, humiliate her. Its all about her trying to get over her "experience" and starting a sort-of private detective agency in hopes of cleaning up this town and punishing those who raped her.
Another good one is Moonlight - a short lived one season show on CBS. It had quite inventive fight scenes for TV(considering they were choreographed by the guys responsible for Matrix movies) and it also had a very...unique main cast and the show did not fear even a bit to "dirty up" every one of them. Mick(main character), certainly is not just another good tortured vampire and has certain shades of gray. Not to mention the canon pairing is something viewers could actually root for as it did not feel as forced as for example 99% of main vampire pairings in tv shows(*cough*stelena*cough*)
Fringe is another show I would recommend. Its a whole lot more mature, though, contains a very much of yucky scary sick deaths and is very confusing.
Then there's Lost Girl. Cheesy rompy journey into life of one very confused succubus looking for her origins and being stuck in between two supernatural factions.
First season is mostly homages to famous horror movies (as at first it was intended to be a miniseries).There's ongoing theme of Buffy's life and character and how all those cases affect her life and relationships she has with people. Its also used to introduce us to characters that are important and to kickstart the whole Buffy/Angel relationship. There is quite a bit of foreshadowing about the things that will happen in the show, as far as season 5 or 6 (for example the episode which is based around nightmares foreshadows a lot of big things in the main storyline). The episodic stories themselves are used in first season to introduce how various things(like witches) will work in this show.
Then quite a huge thing happens at the end of season 1 and season 2 sort of juggles multiple ongoing storylines alongside the occurences in the town. As the season goes on those occurences start to be connected to each other and intertwine with the ongoing plotlines. And some of those episodic plotlines are used only as decoy to suddenly shift the entire show into a very different directions. I'd say season 2 is where the show gets REALLY good at using tvd like mood shifts(You know the whole "oh everything is okay and then this...OMG WHAT THE HELL JUST HAPPENED?" type of twists).
Of course there are still just stand-alonge episodes there and here, but even they have certain underlying theme that is important.
If looking back at entirety show, as storyline progresses and things are revealed, show gets darker and darker and the main storyline and characters take focus of attention.
P.S. Fun fact: SMG originally auditioned for the role of Cordelia, but got the role of Buffy. C.Carpenter originally auditioned for role of Buffy, but got role of Cordelia - Same thing happened with TVD. Nina Dobrev auditioned for Caroline but got Elena, C.Accola auditioned for Elena but got Caroline.
So its start of august and somewhere in october ends the second season.
Well, I have seen this, in this forum, twice, about a week ago in the thread where all the interviews are :P
There was even a discussion about things revealed in these interviews and thats what sparked the whole "normalcy is lacking in the show, Elena is lacking in the character" argument.
And thats the thing this show is doing wrong.
Veronica Mars in Veronica Mars dealt with running a private detective agency, attending college, trying not to get killed by those who want her dead, dealing with personal issues and outcast status, having romances AND solving the cases AND figuring out the ongoing plot.
Buffy in BtVS pretty much had entire supernatural world part that cares wanting her dead, dated a vampire(well, two vampires, cue triangle, well actually, love pentagon, but does not matter), dealt with personal issues, family issues, friends issues, romance issues, town secrets, various characters plotting their way to power, psychological toll all the events take on her and a hell of ammount of vampires, werewolves and various other creatures eating and killing people...AND we still got to see her normal life, saw her ice-skating, knew perfectly the school she is attending and what she is doing there, saw her life in university and other normal things.
They do not need to "focus" or separate things. They need to integrate normal and casual places, interests, hobbies into the plotlines. Not all plots need to take place in Boarding House/Grill/Elena'shouse where characters come in, conveniently having nothing else to do.