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I hate to think that private actor's life could interfère in the quality of the show ... Stephen and Anna should seriously question themselves about all thèse irrelevant story lines !!!
And why the Eric-Sookie's lové story blew up so quickly after such a perfect built up ... Anna is an Oscar winner and Askards is the best actor Hollywood has seen In ages !
What a waist of talents !!! Sorry Stephen but this is not cool at all ...as a director yourself you should Know better...
I agree too many story lines irrelevant to the TB original concept. The writers did well to add caracters from the books like Jessica or to change them like they did with Russell or Tara and even Hoyt. But they should stick to the Spirit of it : it's about supra naturals i.e. vampires vs fairies vs shifters vs humans. And also Louisiana's black Magic stuff. What is wrong with Sookie's family original story Line ?
Why so many changes from the Books ? Her cousin Claude is gay and super sexy.. Not the right Guy on screen. Also i miss the every day/night Life of Eric and Sookie's love relationship ... The writers got to get Back to vampire story lines and shifters going public ans fairies battles
Talk about being bored by unnecessary story lines...I watch online, and I just completely skip over the Terry, Lafayette, and Andy story lines. Couldn't care less about them. I watch for the Authority/Bill & Eric and (surprisingly) Tara/Pam/& and now Jessica(?) story line (and I guess Sookie and Alcide are all right :-). Everything else is ridiculous, out of place, and there's just way too much going on!
Hoooooooooolyyyy crap. This show is making me absolutely nuts lately. A FIRE MONSTER FROM THE IRAQI WAR? Are you friggan kidding me? I... I can't even go there. I don't get the apparent viewer confusion about the werewolves... Russell has always employed them and all it would take was word getting out that he wasn't dead for them to rejoin his ranks- He's a vampire who will willingly provide them with V straight from the tap. I'm glad they're exploring the whole fairy deal and mystery of the Stackhouse parents' deaths. All in all the only thing that even remotely salvaged this episode was the beautiful albeit brief return of Russell. I've been needing it and now I have it.
Apart from that though, I thought the episode was pretty good--better than the last few. And I'm really excited that Russell is back.
Lola, you're not the only one who misses Eric and Sookie. Their relationship was showing real progress and now it's almost like it never happened.
Apart from that, I agree with everyone about too many cast members and too many storylines. Just stick the few cast members that really matter on this show because I don't think every character needs to have their own individual story.
they should of stuck to the books to keep it going , in the books you dont see several storylines all at once , its about sookie and thats how the show should of stayed, season one was the best in my opinion but as the seasons went on im finding my self less interested in it as i used to be. why did they stop sookie and alcide getting it on !??
I think this is the perfect show for him to be reviewing. I enjoy his reviews for the most parts and when there are times I do not agree with him I agree to disagree. I have been checking many sites and most of the posters agree with his analysis!
Sloppy writing and editing and too many characters.... it's all true.
I hope next week is better! I miss the old show!
I used to love this show, now it grates on my nerves! How in the world can anyone keep up or care about the confusion/boring story lines?
Filler? More like concrete set-up. To be an emotionally satisfying show, there can't be just action or drama. There must be a set-up for there to be a big emotional pay-off. Idk if you're a bookie, but the shifter sniper was the plot of the fifth book. I like the extra characters. Have the drifted from Sookie, yes, but that does not mean that they deserve less face time. I could see how Roman's speech and the composition of characters could have been perceived as rushed, but I thought it was a way to bring the characters to, because they drifted after. It's a foreshadowing technique to symbolize that they all will be effected by the Authority's decision.
July 9th, 2012 10:29 AM
Did anyone catch how Tara/Jessica's conversation about being a new vamp was kind of talking about how it feels to realize you're homosexual? Listen to their convo one more time and you might catch the underlying message.
I'm guessing that was how you felt when you realized it? Because honestly, I sure didn't when I figured it out. Seriously. That was a weird comment
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Sick of the Lafayette magic drama. He's a scared whiney baby now. I miss the Lafayette of old, confident, sexy and proud!
I agree with so many others, there are to many stories going at once here. On the average 50 minute show, each story is getting maybe 10 minutes or less. Lets narrow the field a little. I know things have moved away from the books however your main 3 characters are and will remain to be, Sookie, Bill and Eric. Lets try and give them a little more air time and lesson some of the secondary story lines.. Please thank you
- The supernatural killings. I do not care very much for Luna and the shapeshifters. Sorry
-Terry and Captain America.
-Terry, Captain America, the other dude and the fire-whatever. Bored.
- Jess! GLAMOUR Hoyt, already. Make him forget his pain. He's sort of pathetic and such a cliché.
-I really hate that Eric has become Bill's labradoodle... He is not saying much. It trots behind, does not make his own decisions... :-(
-HATE that there is no Eric and Sookie!!! There I said it! I know I am such a girl. But I want them together and I hate those long, longing looks between Bill und Sookie.
I'm a bit ambivalent ...
- Sookie's hangover ... epic!
- Sookie making out with Alcide
- Sookie´s speeches.
- Sookie, Eric, Bill, Alcide and poor Doug going all Buffy the Vampire Slayer on Russell.
- The asylum. Every decent horror show needs at least one episode in a nuthouse or abandoned hospital or whatever.
- Jason and Andy being nice to Sam.
-Pam, Tara and Jess
-and Arlene. I do not know why, I just really like her.
KIND OF INTERESTED:
-Lafayette. The magic stuff and what's up with his boyfriend's head on his bedside table aunts.
-THE AUTHORITY! I like THE AUTHORITY. I think it is interesting. But I also feel that they should move it along a bit faster. Feel like nothing really happens -> they torture Nora, they monitor Eric and Bill, they talk talk talk, mainstreaming bla bla bla... but there is not a lot of action.
- The supernatural killings. I do not care very much for Luna and the shapeshifters. Sorry
-Terry and Captain America.
I agree, as I understand shows do not stick very
Close to the books . This how is so far gone from the books it is crazy. They have ruined some of my favorite characters. They need to pull it together
Watches too much:
the head was Jesus, and the woman was Lafayette's mom.
Jesus used to be her nurse in the home, that's why she knows him also.
You're that guy at that party - that sulky, whiny teenager - who's too cool for everything "this is lame", this drink is lame, this party is lame, his shirt is lame, I'm bored, yadda yadda.
If this is SUCH a waste of your time, go review backyardagains or something.
I don't think I've ever "picked on" a reviewer, and I don't mean it to be that way - but seriously dude, I've read your other stuff. This is just not a show you belong reviewing.
I'm sorry, but can we please get a reviewer that LIKES the freaking show? You have whined like a little spoiled baby for EACH one. Seriously. I don't think I've ever seen a review from you on this show that you have said you actually LIKED an episode that DIDN'T come with a "BUT".
You know what? We liked this episode (hubs and I). The reason all the "talk" about Russel Edgington is b/c it was the only way to work Dennis O'Hare into this season w/a conflict he had - he wasn't available until this part in shooting. That's well publicized. So chill the hell out. Most of the rest of us can keep up with the rest of the story lines, and many of us actually ENJOY the fact that we're not just spoon fed a single plot line b/c that's all the writers think we can handle.
I did care - greatly - that Sam and Luna were shot. I enjoy this show. You're that guy at that party - that sulky, whiny teenager - who's too cool for everything "this is lame", this drink is lame, this party is l
By the way:
Season 1: Vampires/Fangbangers/V Addicts
Season 2: Vampires/Dryads (?)/Shapeshifters
Season 3: Vampires/Werewolves/Werepanthers?
Season 4: Vampires/Wiccans/Werewolves/Brujos/Faerys (although season was just weird!)
Season 5: Vampires plus their different factions/Werewolves/Faeries/Brujos/Smokey/Shapeshifters/Masked Assasins/Iraq War vets/Fangbangers/Religious Freaks/Psychics/Burlesque... I like this season but WHAT THE...!
Where's Hoyt's mum just making a good ol toasty sandwich and keepin it real??
This was a very terrifying and graffic episode to watch before bed!!! It was great to see Tarah finally step it up a notch, and take some control of her situation, I'm surprised you didn't mention that. Jessica is looking hotter and hotter every episode!
This episode was full of action, the only thing really lacking from it was comedy, and that's due to the fact that all the characters who bring comic relief to the show and allow us to breathe have been given these super serious (and largely irrelevant) storylines this season. Lafayette, Terry, and even in part Jason have got way too serious on us! Andy is still bringing in some quirkiness, and Reverand Newland... we need more of you!! I love that even in his one sentence Russell still made me crack a smile... what a classic actor!!
Ok I get it. You are bored and annoyed with Sam, Lafayette, Tara, Terry, Andy, they waste your precious time, you don't care about those residents. Do you even like True Blood?? Because TB is not and never was all about Sookie. And to me, this week episode was the best of this season so far. The firs 3 were good, but last week was very disapointing, watch it again, there was no progression in it. And the way they end each episode , they do that since the begining, and I like it it's not lazy writing, it keeps the tension. I LOVE THIS SHOW SO MUCH.
The best thing about this episode, for the first time in quite awhile (if ever) I, having read the books (except this most recent one because the books are wearing on me) I finally recognized Sookie as the character who helped hooked you into this world (for those who haven't read, and this isn't a spoiler, but the books are entirely Sookie first person accounts of everything and while she has been a little victimy lately, and she was a little more of a shrinking violet in the beginning, she has a fun snarky sense of humor. I get we have to pay attention to the other characters, even if Sookie is not there, but there are some characters I like better (i.e., Sam) from Sookie's point of view. He is her most reliable friend in the books, yes, he sort of takes a huge back seat in a lot of stories, but he you like him because she does (and in the books you are so sick of the drama of Bill and Eric that you kind of look at Sam and wonder, he can be as dangerous as Bill and Eric, he is aliv
i can't believe no one has mentioned how similar this "ifrit" is to the smoke monster on 'Lost', they even had the same "tk tk tktkk tkkk" sounds. I thought this was the best episode so far this season to be honest. Did anyone catch how Tara/Jessica's conversation about being a new vamp was kind of talking about how it feels to realize you're homosexual? Listen to their convo one more time and you might catch the underlying message.
Anyhoo, can't wait for Russel next week... can't say I care much about any other storylines so far this year.
Nope. I agree with Matt's review on this episode... so much of it. Especially the fire monster crap... to be honest my awareness of watching something badly CGI created took over more than the fact that he's going to die. Also, I was secretly hoping when the guy was threatening Terri for that 'boom' moment!! Terri actually died... weren't ready for that were you?! It'll surprise me if (trying to remember his name...) SAM! actually dies. Nobody dies on this show... no need to fear because bad things only happen to D grade characters, if that. Instead we're lumped with 20 (or more) badly written characters with storylines which for the most part, aren't actually developing to anything that make us invested in the characters growth. Not this season anyway... :/
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