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Battle ‘Ships: Will They or Won’t They Edition!

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Usually on Battle ‘Ships, we like to pit couples from the same show against each other. But this time we’re switching things up and focusing on a theme rather than a love triangle. Welcome to Battle ‘Ships: Will They/Won’t They edition. Any TV junkie is well aware of the Will They Or Won’t They (WTOWT) couple. It’s one of the most familiar tropes out there –- so familiar, in fact, that it’s hard to name a TV show without a WTOWT couple lurking somewhere in every episode. Famous ones from history include Rachel and Ross from Friends, Luke and Lorelei from Gilmore Girls, Jim and Pam from The Office, Chuck and Blair from Gossip Girl, etc. I could go on and on,…

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Failed it/Nailed it: The Vampire Diaries Edition

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In 2009, everyone was talking vampires. The Twilight series was crowding bookshelves everywhere, with the second movie coming out in November. True Blood had aired the year before, an instant hit for HBO. Blood suckers — especially cute ones — were everywhere. In the midst of all of this fervor, The CW created the teen vampire drama, The Vampire Diaries, and fans immediately fell in love. Based on a series written in the ‘90s by L.J. Smith, the books tell the story of Elena Gilbert, the golden girl of Mystic Falls high school. She falls hard for Stefan Salvatore, while he keeps a very big secret from her: he’s a vampire. In turn, his brother, Damon (also of the vampire persuasion), falls hard for her because…

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