Two quick notes to kick off DGOW in 2012. First, I'm going to try to do my best to make this a weekly feature again, after it just about disappeared at the end of 2011. Second, the feature, when it does run, will now run on Thursdays instead of Wednesdays.
So, who better to kick off the move to Thursdays than the queen of The CW's Thursday night lineup, Nina Dobrev? If you're not familiar with her, she stars in the dual role of Elena and Katherine on "The Vampire Diaries", which is a really good show, despite its target demographic.
The show returns tonight, after an extended (scheduled) hiatus, a typical move for CW shows, but one that I think really kills the flow of a series like TVD, which tells an ongoing story from episode to episode.
Dobrev has pretty much been in full TVD mode for awhile now, with little else on her plate, but Canadian viewers may remember her from her run on "Degrassi" from '06 to '09, just before she made the move south of the border (the Bulgarian-born Dobrev was raised in Canada from the age of 2). She did have a supporting role in the Leighton Meester/Minka Kelly project "The Roomate", and will have a larger role in "The Perks of Being a Wallflower", coming out later this year.
For now though, you can see Dobrev every Thursday night, and I highly recommend you tune in. Come for the Elena, stay for the Katherine.