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Battle ‘Ships: The Originals’ Klayley vs. Klamille

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Can we please talk about how awesome Klaus Mikaelson is as a character? When we first met him on The Vampire Diaries, viewers were immediately intrigued by the sexy bad boy with a long history of questionable deeds (he is an immortal vampire, after all) and a hidden soft side he only shows to a select few. Now that he’s on his own show, The Originals, he’s even better – that soft side is a little more pronounced without losing the evil-vampire edge we’ve come to know and love. He’s the kind of guy who might make out with you, compel you to forget it, snap your neck in a fit of rage, and then feel bad about it later.…

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The Antiheroes We Love to Hate and Can’t Stop Watching

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We’re so used to instantly recognizing our heroes on television: that do-good attitude, those all-American good looks. Even an initially prickly nature is usually smoothed out in the first few episodes, leaving us with a hero or heroine we will always root for. But what about those characters who never quite get redeemed? The ones who will destroy anyone in order to protect themselves? In this golden age of television we’re running into more and more antiheroes who we simply love to hate. I call them likeable jerks: those characters who are just a little smarter, more cutting and definitely more ruthless than anyone else around them. They use those smarts to succeed in business and relationships, and they don’t…

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Battle ‘Ships: The Vampire Diaries’ Klaroline vs. Steroline

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One day in the BookTrib offices, three of us almost came to blows over The 100’s “Bellarke” and “Clexa” relationships as we fought for who Clarke should ultimately end up with (Bellamy for the win with two against one!). That’s when we realized how passionate ‘shippers can be — including us. Which is why we’re presenting our own “Battle ‘Ships,” our latest column that pits some of the biggest television ‘ships against one another. We’ll weigh in our favorites and give you a chance to vote for yours. Not sure what a ‘ship is? Don’t worry: we’ve got you covered. This time we’re tackling one of the most complicated shows on television: The Vampire Diaries. As soon as The Vampire Diaries…

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