Why is it that TVD, a show that used to be so great at character development, has suddenly stalled in being able to develop strong, independent female characters?
The show’s greatest success, Katherine, is the last remaining example of what the writers used to do so well. In S1, we had Pearl and I would make a strong argument for S1 Elena. In S2, we had Katherine and, to an extent, Rose. We also had flashes of Caroline developing into something great, but that was quickly watered down by her romances (first with Matt, then with Tyler).And then there’s characters like Bonnie, whose potential has remained untapped throughout the series. Why is this show so afraid of its female characters?