Tuesday, July 16, 2013

True Blood: Does Anybody Remember Laughter?

SPOILER ALERT:  I am caught up on True Blood as of July 14th. 

WTF.  This show has gone total outer limits.  Thank god for Eric Northman or I'd have opted out long ago.  Where's the comedy?  Where's the intrigue?  Where's the FUN?!?

How Stephen Moyer hasn't told them to eff off by now is beyond me.  Then again, he's got much more (stupid) storyline than he did in the books at this point...so I guess he's happy.  And he gets to remain on set with Anna Paquin and watch her make out with pretty much everyone on set.  (Haven't seen that yet this season?  Just wait.  It'll happen.  Clothing optional.)

OK so why do I continue to watch?  Because some of the things I *have* seen are just SO MUCH LIKE THE BOOKS and I can't help but love it.

I LOVE all the zooming around the vamps do.  It's perfect.  Here one minute - gone the next.  And
Eric flies.  That, alone, is worth all the huffing and puffing about boring Sam Merlot's storyline all night.

I am also digging the Pam/Eric storyline right now.  She's all "eff you - I hate you" but we all know she lives for him.  It's kindof like highschool boyfriends.  Tara's talents are completely wasted - up to this point.  What happened to the hilarity that girl used to bring to every show??  I am kindof liking her in the vamp camp though...and I like that went voluntarily with Eric.  Eric and Tara?  Together?  Helping each other out?  Now THAT is interesting.

Jessica is starting to scare me, too.  Lordddddddddd the whining.  She is whining about killing those fairies almost as much as Khaleesi whined about her dragons last season on Game of Thrones.  Shut the eff UP already!  And Bill is not your dad.  I was in SHOCK when he turned her away.  HE is a vampire, too!  You'd think boyfriend would realize it's OK to get it on with your progeny.  Hello?? Eric and Pam, much???

I don't know how to feel about the sortof hot/sortof not vamp, Warlow who killed Sookie's parents.  One minute I'm like "Does anyone now how this guy got this role?"  and the next I'm like "Oh.  THAT'S how he got this role.  Yum."

Let's tally, shall we?

Boring as hell: 
Sam / shifters
Alcide / wolves (even with the pecs)
Terry / Arlene
Andy / Andy's stupid, annoying fairy daughters (glad most of 'em are dead)
Bill

Jury's still out:
Tara
Sookie
Jessica
Lafayette (it PAINS ME OT SAY THAT.  GIVE the man a STORYLINE!)

The reason I watch: 
Eric
Pam
Jason (Thank god for Jason.  Seriously.  He's a constant.)
Steve Newlin's ex wife  (this woman is deliciously good at this role.)

I will continue to watch, just for scenes like Eric turning the governor's daughter.  That was somewhat new territory for True Blood.  Very sensual...yet sweet...with shades of Bill and Sookie's first encounter.

But I am hangin' by a thread.  Here's hoping SOMEONE on that production crew has read the books.

3 comments:

Julia said...

I don't care for the Warlow guy either; not hot IMO. Tara has really hardly been on screen much for these first 4 eps....she was so fun on the early seasons of the show. Likewise Lafayette. I hate what's happened to Bill (and BTW, doesn't he look scrawnier and more gaunt this season?). I did like the thing about Eric turning the governor's daughter - do you think he'll call her back at some point to do his bidding or whatever? And Pam is going to have an absolute conniption when she discovers that Eric made another vampire; she was his one and only "child" and is possessive, I think. Jason, as usual, is always hilarious to me - I love his character too. What do you mean *most* of Andy's fae daughters are dead; I thought they *all* were.

Honestly, the first season was really the best, IMO. It stayed closest to the first book and the writing was great. I think it's gone downhill steadily since then.

Carol said...

He carried one out and brought her home and laid her on the table at his house. Did she die, too? (That's pretty pathetic that I can't remember. Just shows you how forgettable the show has become. TOTALLY agree with everything you just said!!)

Anonymous said...

Hey Carol! Just catching up on this purgatory blog..., so there are only 2 episodes of TB left. this season seems to have a more playful tone, although you are so right on the money with your "meh" list.

sam? who cares, really, the shifters and wolves are really all one/maybe two dimensional.. big yawn. alcide, just hold still and take off your shirt, cause that's all we really want. the wolves can just all have a massive chewing spree and chomp each other to high heaven. grrrr!

sam sure jumped at the chance for a new girlfriend, and her only talent is her amazing hair. i do miss terry, but only for his endearing oddness and point of view, not for his military background story.

sookie, sookie. she's gotten pretty gritty and snotty. where's the sweet sookie of season's past? and, bill, he's long-gone. he looks worn out from watching his wife drop her drawers for other lovers. poor bill.

warlow. hmmmm. don't trust him, sookie! he's not the sweet vamp/fairy, i'm thinking, and so is sookie as she remembers the scary visits in her bathroom (funny and odd place for a portal to another dimension--maybe it's all the steam), and maybe someone needs to give a thought to grandpa and where did he go courtesy of warlow?

yes, and thank goodness for jason, he remains the same. that blond ex-preacher's wife, she is so yummily evil! best recent line: "thank you, jesus," after taking off her high heel to bash the beep out of that woman (and why didn't the starving vampires, with amazing strength, and jumping and flying abilities, grab blondie's foot when she was standing on that grating over their pen?).

eric! love him, but had to laugh when he flashed back to the 17th century and his first meeting with sister. eric's wig and bad accent were pretty funny. pam's sessions with the doctor are pretty good, like a cat playing with a mouse...purrr, and gulp!

tara and lafayette are left as side characters, especially tara. boohoo. miss her snicky bartender schtick.

you summed the season up really well, carol! 2 episodes left, so there's still hope. --julie in jersey