Author Sara Ditta

Sara has been an avid TV fan for several years and is now applying that vast expertise as a couch potato to reviews at Next Projection. She can be found on Twitter at @SaraWatchingTV.

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The Vampire Diaries flashed back to the real 1994 in “Black Hole Sun,” after weeks of Damon and Bonnie reliving that day over and over again while cut off from the rest of the world. And through this flashback, some plot threads also started to come together in the present – both large and small.

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Over the more than five years that The Vampire Diaries has been on the air, a consistent focus has been on the love triangle between Stefan, Elena and Damon. It started out with Stefan and Elena as the perfect couple, quickly falling deeply in love while Damon pined from the outside. Eventually, it shifted to Elena growing …

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From the opening seconds of Mulaney, which features John Mulaney (who plays a version of himself) in the middle of performing his standup routine, it is clear that the show is heavily inspired by sitcom icon Seinfeld.