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29
Jul
12

Really, this show is “Hopeless” True Blood S5 E6

Sheeeeee’s baaaaaaack!

Leave it to Alan Ball, who wrote this episode,  to reverse the steps Angela Robinson took with Sookie’s character.  Seriously, why did he even want to base a series on the Southern Vampire Mysteries?  He has such contempt for the protagonist.

1. What happened to Fangtasia?  It now looks like a college bar with all the lights on at the end of the night trying to get rid of the drunk frat boys.  Is the bar doing that badly?  There’s only about 15 people in there and they all look bored.  Is Pam running it into the ground?  Poor Fangtasia!

2.  Why are they all throwing Doug to the Vamps? Sookie should be ashamed of herself and Alcide should be too for not speaking up!  Nice boss!

See, Alcide’s just standing there saying nothing as Bill re-emphasizes it was Doug who led them there!

3.  Why is Sookie crying like she just lost her best friend?  She just dumped Bill’s and Eric’s butts not in a nice way.  She was happy to jump Alcide’s bones that night. She bitches to the boys that she lets them go so she can move on with her life but they end up at her house anyway.  So Bill just told her it was over (for her own good of course) and now she’s crying like an idiot.  Oh Alan Ball…..

4. One thing Sookie isn’t, is crude.  But Alan Ball writes this lovely bit of dialogue: “I just took an order from a man who could not keep his eyes off my TITS the entire time…..”

Yes, Holly and Arlene I most certainly agree.  Saying Boobs is one thing but Sookie saying “Tits” ?  I don’t think so.

5.  Blood of a Hemophiliac? Trying to get your book nods in Alan to keep to the “spirit” of the books?  Nah.  Nope!  Sorry, just doesn’t work when you’ve assassinated too many book characters.  That ain’t gonna make up for it.

6.  What is with this lamo faerie club?  Feel the need to soak up minutes upon minutes with dancing.  It’s horrible.   Though if the alternative is minutes of another non-sensical scene, I guess I’ll take the faerie dancing.  And while we’re on the subject of this storyline, what is the purpose of Claude having 101 sisters?   Don’t we have bloody enough characters on this show?  What are their names again? Claudette, Claudellen, Claudhopper…..

Four of Claude’s 101 sisters.

7.  What is this silly “Vampire killed your parents because he smelled your old crusty band aid” business?  That’s the silliest thing yet and this show excels in silliness.  One of her parents has to be fae.  The vamp couldn’t smell that? And as some of my friends pointed out, where was he throughout her life? When she scraped her knee?  Every month for god’s sake!  Makes no sense Alan Ball and writers.  I know you don’t care.  Just thought I’d point out another stupid hole you’ve dug yourselves.

8.  How did Junior know Sam was a supe?  Sam wasn’t doing anything suspicious.  He was just looking at the arsenal.  Guess Junior was a faerie who read Sam’s mind.  Right?  Wrong? Nonsensical show.

9.  That Nora.  Why does she still live?  She’s just the worst of the worst!

What I thought was less “hopeless”:

Ah..Russell…

“You might as well be praying to leprechauns or unicorns or the Mother F’ing Kardasians!  That makes as much sense!”

Eric glamours Alcide:

“You will keep your hands off her romantically speaking”

Confused Alcide

“She kind of disgusts you.” LOL!

Yay Dale Dickey!  She was a dear friend in college and she’s a fantastic actress!

Second Sookie/Eric eye communication, so much like their relationship in the books.  Again, not getting my hopes up at all, but it was great.

Bill: “We found them parked in a van outside of Shreveport.” Eric: “Humping each other like livestock.” and Sookie looks at Eric with this look.

Eric returns the look.

Eric:

“Lilith can blow me.”  LOL!  Eric!

The wonderful Alfre Woodard and Nelsan Ellis:

“The lestricity just runs through, it always has”

“Save Jesus!  Jesus love you.”

Molly doesn’t want to set off the istake, it would be ironic while she was taking it off Eric:

“But funny!”

I hate Terry’s storyline, but this goodbye scene was moving because they are very good actors, just too bad they’re saddled with a storyline at all.  They’re best served when they’re comic relief.

We’ll end this one with Russel:

“In the name of my ass.”

08
Jul
12

We’ll Meet Again. Really? True Blood Season 5 Episode 4

So this week raises a lot of questions, not the least of which is one I’ve been asking for several seasons.

1.  What the HELL is up with Sookie?  When did she turn into the whiny sniveling weepy damn waste of space?

This above all is what has ruined this show for me.  Alan Ball lied when he said he would keep to the spirit of the books.  The spirit of the books is Sookie Stackhouse, a strong, brave, tough smart woman, who comes up with savvy plans to save those she loves.  This is not the Sookie that appears on this show.  This Sookie does.not.think.  She reacts in a bratty childish way every.single.time.  She killed Debbie, but she admits she didn’t have to, she wanted to.  I know it’s not the books, but at least in the books she killed Debbie to protect herself.  Oh and Eric got in the way of the bullet, just one more Eric plot point given to someone else in the show.

2.  Why all of a sudden is Sookie a telepath after seemingly forgetting she was for three seasons?


Last week she started actually hearing people.  I may be repeating myself but it’s worth repeating, if she could only remember she’s a telepath at all times, she could avoid a lot of trouble. How’s about Debbie Pelt for one.  Had she listened, she would have been out the door before Debbie turned the corner, and Tara would still be a misery (have to say she has improved being a vampire).

3. Why did Eric have to release Pam?  He could have simply commanded her not to follow him or commanded her to leave Louisiana and hide.  It was a beautiful scene, but one wonders where the writers are going to go from here.

4.  Usually I only comment on what’s on the show, not “Inside the Episode,” but  this week causes a question or perhaps, it seems, an answer to a question that I’ve been asking from Season 2 on…

Do the writers bother to watch the show or go back to see what went before the episode they are writing currently?  Does “True Blood” employ a continuity person?  It’s perplexing.

Alexander Woo, writer of this episode in “Indside the Episode”:    “The scene between Jessica and Bill parallels the Eric/Pam scene, Bill doesn’t release Jessica……”  Say what now?

Don’t remember this little scene in Season 3 Mr. Woo?

Bill:”Jessica there is no time for this you must collect your things and leave immediately.”

Jessica: “Well where we goin’?”

Bill:  “We’re not goin’ anywhere.  Look at me.  As your maker I release you.”

Jessica: “What’s that supposed to mean?”

Bill: “It means our ties are  broken, you’re free to go.”

Now Jessica doesn’t like it and Mr. Weepy McWeepy does comfort her but he’s still RELEASED her!  Bill apologists say because she didn’t want it, it didn’t happen, well, what does it matter whether she wanted it or not?  He’s her bloody maker and he bloody released her!

Mr. Woo, HBOGO features every episode from every season, you might want to watch them before you write another episode.  Thank you.

5. This one is FREAKIN’ AMAZING!  How did Sookie jump out of a car going 80 miles an hour and not get as much as one scratch?  I would have expected her to twist an ankle or something, SOMETHING!

She doesn’t even get dirty!!!!  No ripped clothing.  Instead she walks into her house nice as you please and heads toward the liquor cabinet.  Which leads me to…….

6.  How is it possible that Sookie didn’t get alcohol poisoning or at the very least drunk to the point of blackout?  She’s drinking full glassfuls of liquor.  The woman is a size 2!!!!!  There is no way she’d be that lucid when Laffy called, let alone walking steadily out of the kitchen with those awful Orange Marzipans that Tara concocted.

Seriously, how is she still standing?

7.  Alcide really loved Debbie deep down despite everything?  Yes, I see how Alcide is mourning Debbie……..

8.  What kind of a business owner is Sam?  He tells people he doesn’t recommend any food on his menu?

Time to go into another line of business Mr. Merlotte!

Now for my salute to amazing performances or events that made me happy:

Sookie:  “I’m turning myself in.”  Jason: “Into what?”

Jason finds out Sookie had Tara turned.

“Kill the kid, kill the kid, kill the kid.”  THANK YOU!

And now for some of the finest acting that has ever been on this series….I give you Alexander Skarsgard (Eric Northman) and Kristin Bauer van Straten (Pamela Swynford De Beaufort.)

Bravo Alex and Kristin.  BRAVO!!!




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