Show & Season Review:
I've been dedicated and loved this show ever since it aired in 2009. The stories have been engaging and the love story and character are fantastic. The season overall is okay, the romance(s) are still good and still going strong. The chemistry between Damon/Elena/Stefan/Caroline are wow. Alaric returning is good addiction. Good villains. Recurring characters like Tyler/Matt/Jeremy/Liz Forbes have their moments along with new recurring characters Enzo/Liv/Luke have some moments. Overall a fair season the first part of the season is good, but second felt rushed in the end. Season has fantastic moments you'll remember. I laughed,cheered,questioned scenes, and cried (especially for finale). Overall 4 and fair.
Great show never regret watching it but might be my last season because one the highlights of the show was Nina Dobrev's portrayal of Elena/Katherine and 123456 other characters. Her characters and portrayal of each storyline/writing and character was truly the best. Best actress on the show, phenomnal. But this was her last season, her sendoff was open but can be resolved at anytime. Character of Elena was the glue and soul of the show. Don't know or trust how next season is going to honor her character, love story and etc. But her sendoff was a good as opposed to sending her off in a different way like other shows would do (Caroline Dries & Julie Plec were clever on that twist) along with Nina's acting was on point as usual.
But we'll see not going to watch the next season live just going to let it pass and see if the storylines remain true to the core of what the show was about and respectful to 6 years of writing and not influenced by media/"actors".
Anyways Nina Dobrev will be missed along with her characters of Elena/Katherine/Amara/Tatia.....
Also great acting done by: Ian (Damon)/Candice/Paul/Steven/Matt Davis/Zach/Michael T/Michael M and new cast.
Blu-ray is GOOD, kinda bummed they stop doing the DVD+BLU-RAY+Digital Code combos. But the blurry is good, some deleted scenes, some extras honoring characters and cast members, fun extra's (like bloppers and the twitter fan reaction reads). Commentary on one episode by producer Julie Plec, Comic-Con 2014 Panel included and a extra about the locations for the show.
Same as the rest, well done and fancy. Cover art is fantastic and episode guide art too. Sound and picture and editing is well done. And music choices are on point and fantastic.