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@Rose: Tara would be non-existent?!?!? Don't tease me like that!
I never review any shows based on the books. That gets too complicated and irrelevant, really. I review base on what I see on television; I respond to material solely as a television viewer and, as a television viewer, I simply do not care about Terry, Andy or any number of other storylines. I also need to see characters actually die or else the stakes on such a supposedly dangerous show are non-existent.
okay a few issues with this review... for one the witch storyline wasn't just "thought up" somewhere, it came from the books, and as much as I loved charlaine harris' take on v fueled werewitches (werewolves that were witches) in the forth book, Alan Ball's more simple approach with simple human wiccan delving into death magic was FAR more exciting. As for multiple storylines.. if they went according to books, this would be a Sookie only story.. Lala would be dead, Tara would pretty much be non existent, and Russell would just be the "king of mississippi" and not the awesome badass that he was turned into for the show. They need multiple storylines to make it well rounded. It may seem like all these "simple" things are being done, but it is a season opener, they have to set up for the next 11 episodes.
Last season was so bad that this episode felt like a breath of fresh air. I laughed out loud twice -- once at the Rev's absurd declaration that he was coming out as a "Gay Vampire American", and once at the "Silly Love Songs" playing on the radio as the Authority carted off Bill and Ted ... I mean, Bill and Eric. I can't remember the last time this show made me really laugh.
I agree with everybody everywhere that the foregrounding of all of the secondary and tertiary characters last season was a bad, bad mistake, and I am as concerned as anybody that they will make things even worse this season. I am hopeful, however, that the writers are just tying up loose ends and will refocus on the show's core business before we get to mid-season (as soon before as possible).
True Blood is getting old. After watching Game of Thrones I can honestly say that G O T is far better written and executed than anything the trubi team is now delivering. If this seasons flakes like 3/4 then I think I don't care if I miss an episode! Bit sorry bout that but dont like the writers take on things. They need to get back to the Sookie baseline and make her querky but almost militant. I would like to see the demons come on scene. Instead they have served up an overloaded pizza of ideas and its gonna become too top heavy and fall over. They need to make it more dirty and underground. Its too cutesy and not raw enough. It feels like the writers dont know where the story is heading and if thats the case it will just end up in a heap of unrelated stories which are lumped together wth tenuous connections.
You used the word "obvious" twice within two sentences of each other. Isn't that a writing no-no?
a SOLID episode:
Tara Story- I love the solution they brought for her. She hate her being weak so HER being strong will change things. Loved the flashback to their childhood days.
Laffayet- I want him to raise and kick some major ass. I was really sad when he spoke to Hesus.
Reverent Newbie V- There were no sign of him being Gay and this is just pulled around so he can stalk Jason around.#BadWriting But the Jessica appearing and ass kicking just perfect! Jason being the sucker in Love is kind of IRONIC. Nasty orgy.
Terry-Patrick story- seems like he was a KILLER down there. and Patrik has a supernatural background and I wanna know what.
Bill and Eric or Eril or Biric- Nora and Eric are steamy.But it's nasty that they call each other Sis and Bro.
Sam story- Sam is my fav character and he has gone a long way since season 1. But he always bangs the best chics in the block(Luna is wOw). It was so shity to eat the body.
Alot of people seemed to miss this, but I'm pretty sure the person that was being dragged into that cell was being fed to Russell. Whoever supplying him with "humans" is the one who released him. Also I agree with Jarrod, the Tara arc could be fun, especially if it means more Pam!
i am so excited by the triumphant return of true blood i wont sleep. my big gripe, it needed to be 2 hours long. but ive never missed a show since day 1 and i wont !!!!!!!
I think vampire Tara will be fun. I’m gonna enjoy Tara and Pam scenes. However, I do feel bad for her. I don’t blame her if she decides to hate Sookie and Lafyette. They were both aware of how much she hated vampires, so to bring her back as one – for what I believe for their own personal gain – was truly selfish.
@Terrie: Oh yep, good call. I remember her saying that Godric was her maker as well but somehow didn't put the two together and still assumed she was his blood relative.
As far as Russell, I was actually under the impression that he just gained enough strength back to burst on out of there. It'll be interesting if someone did track him down and release him though. No clue on who that could be.
That girl wasn't Eric's "sister" in the biological sense. They both were "made" by Godric. She referenced Godric....
I have the same complaint. They COMPLETELY tried to cram WAY too much in an hour........it should have been 2 hours.
It's really bad that this season there is only 12 episodes.........
Anybody got any thoughts on who the hell dug up Russell?????
And I don't even care anymore that Alan Ball has went so way far off from the books.
I was so disappointed with this opener. It felt like we just got all these random snip-its of every minor character that amounted to nothing more than setup for uninteresting future storylines (Terry's soldier past? Andy and his special friend? Really?). I was half expecting an arc to pop up that involved Arlene looking for a new house and developing a crush on the landlord, or maybe Hoyt's mother taking in a foster kid. It's very rare that a True Blood episode has so little juice you start doing things on other tabs and continually pausing it, but that was me.
On the bright side, next week's episode looks like it will deliver.
P.S. Eric and his sister - WTFH was that??
Pam had the best lines all say for one that came from Eric. "we bicker/fight like siblings, and f**k like champions" that it is so twisted only true blood could do this lol. The werewolves too... wow eating the dead pack master that was.. ewwwwww. and the Tara part was a little obvious. i am looking forward to this season now that i have seen this episode.
I loved it!!! But it did go in the same direction as game of thrones trying to cover so many story lines in one hour leaves you wanting more from your favorite characters, waiting a hole week to get more from the main characters that everybody loves makes you kind of angry but its still one Hell of a show.
Loved Bill and Eric. Hope to see their relationship develop further.
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