“We’re going to try to condense the number of stories we’re telling and make this really feel like we’re coming home,” [Brian] Buckner said to great applause. “I wanna bring it in a little bit. Not to discount Charlaine [Harris]‘ books at all, but my hope is to get all these people we love living under this one story and one threat. Really just make it about this small town we’ve all come to know and love.”
Well, that’s rich. The huge mess, the billion storylines, the dirty white trash werewolves, the ENDLESS maenad orgies, the feminine hygiene commercial faeries, the wasted season of The Authority, the continuous propping up of Bill Compton as the Hero of the show, the SHEARING OF ERIC NORTHMAN’s HAIR (no I’ll never get off that soapbox), and the Ifrit, that was Charlaine Harris’ fault was it?
Boy, not only do they feel like they can get away retconning their own mythology and storylines to fit wherever the hell they decide to go each season, they’re now retconning what their showrunner has said year after year (paraphrasing) “If we followed the books’ storylines, book readers would be bored.” I see, I’ve been mistaken, what I have been watching is a faithful adaptation of Charlaine Harris’ “The Southern Vampire Mysteries.” Close, just like “Game of Thrones” to GRRM’s books. Those books I read before the series started must have been an alternate universe vampire book series.
I will give them that they seem to be focusing more on the important characters this season, and Eric’s storyline has been fantastic so far, but we are on the downward side of the season and usually around episode 8 (because this season is shorter we’ll have to place the episode at 6 or 7) it all starts falling apart, not coming together.
SPOILER Dead Ever After SPOILER
I may no longer be a Harris fan because of the way she wrote the coming together of Sam and Sookie in her last “Southern Vampire Book,” but I will defend her against any comments that she is to blame for the clusterf*%$k that is True Blood.