SPOILER ALERT: I am caught up on True Blood as of July 14th.
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.
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)
Jury's still out:
Lafayette (it PAINS ME OT SAY THAT. GIVE the man a STORYLINE!)
The reason I watch:
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.