Critical Myth reviewed The Vampire Diaries episode 5.08 Dead Man On Campus:
Contributor: John Keegan
Written by Brian Young and Neil Reynolds
Directed by Rob Hardy
In my review for the season premiere, I noted that there were a number of elements that reminded me of the fourth season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Not only was there the transition into college, complete with the arrival of a strange roommate, but there was the intrigue with at least one of the professors. While Buffy didn’t have to take the first third of the season to resolve the lingering plot and character issues from the previous season, there was enough to make me wonder how much else would be similar.