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#1 Jun 14 2010 at 12:56 AM Rating: Good
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I'm going to have the "less conscience, more dick" mantra in my head for a long, long time, because it absolutely had me cracking up.

Also, Bill/Sam dream-slash? Hawt. Bill may actually turn out to be somewhat less boring than dirt this season.

I don't know when or how I did a total 180 on Eric, but there it is. First season I wasn't into him at ALL, somewhere in the second season, though...hooboy. I'm glad to see him again. So very much of him. And how!

I can see where they're going to be taking Tara in pretty much the direction she went in the books and why. And Lafayette is still completely badass.
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#2 Jun 14 2010 at 11:20 AM Rating: Good
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I have absolutely no idea why I love this show, but I do. Anna Paquin, when did you lose your ability to act?? I think watching her eating half a pecan pie made me hate her a little.

Bill is pretty boring, but I like Jessica, and I love the Jessica/Hoyt thing. I just wish she didn't get all emo and start killing people.

I hope we see a little more of the queen. She and Jessica remind me a lot of each other, actually... Both petulant little bitches, except the Queen is a spoiled petulant little bitch while Jessica is a sheltered petulant little bitch.

And yes, I had the same thing happen in regards to Eric as you, Ambrya. Didn't much care for him in the first season but want to see more and more of him now. And I like his assistant, who's name I can't seem to remember anymore.

Lafayette and Tara have long been my favorite characters, but I have to admit, I don't like self-indulgent, depressed Tara much. I'm tired of her getting pissed at Sookie all the time, and gobbling pills doesn't seem like something the Tara from the first season would do. And Sookie needs to fix her damn house.

Sam has long been a favorite of mine, but I don't care about his sojourn to find his family. They must be going somewhere with this, but I can't see where.

Not sure how I feel about the werewolves, but I never read the books and am not interested in starting now, so I'm not sure how that works out in the long run.
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#3 Jun 14 2010 at 12:12 PM Rating: Decent
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I'm going to wait until the season is over to watch these in one or two sittings because it's loosely based on book three. I currently have the latest book on hold at the library, so whatevs.
#4 Jun 14 2010 at 6:22 PM Rating: Good
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Liked it. Pretty much summed up the point of True Blood: sex and vampires.

We got a bunch of female jiggly parts.
We got Jason Stackhouse and Eric.

There's something for every one!

Other thoughts:
1. Lafayette is the man. My favorite character, always.
2. Bill was actually kinda cool in this one.
3. Eric is still my second favorite character since the second season.
4. If Sam's little sojourn to find his family doesn't involve the werewolves somehow, I'm gonna be disappointed.
5. LOL at Sam's dream.
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#5 Jun 19 2010 at 8:22 AM Rating: Decent
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I hear the water is hard Lol This show rocks i loved it every since the first season.
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#7 Jun 20 2010 at 3:01 PM Rating: Good
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I tried to read the books, but I wanted to shoot myself by chapter 3. The writing is HORRIBLE. And first person with the protagonist being a stupid bitch? LOLNOTHANKS.

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Anna Paquin, when did you lose your ability to act?? I think watching her eating half a pecan pie made me hate her a little.


I thought that was one of the most powerful scenes I've ever seen in a television show (HBO or otherwise). I started to, like, sob when she did that...

@S3 Premier...

I thought it was good.

My favorite parts:

-Eric's ass, always welcome.
-The Bill/Sam scene was AWESOME. My friend and I were like O.O. But then she got mad when I pointed out that it was probably a dream because he drank Bill's blood. XD
-Pam pwning Lafayette.
-Lafayette pwning Tara's retarded, skanky mother.
-When Hoyt yells "Nice to meet you" when the two girls are leaving.

But I think TB is falling into the same trap Heroes did--there are too many characters. They just keep adding more and more, which means less time spent per story. And it makes the episode seem like it has ADD.

But I seriously wanted to just slam Sookie's head into a wall this whole episode. Like omg, stfu. When the episode started off with her running around screaming Bill's name I was like "Nice, we're off to a good start..."

Characters I love:
-Erik
-Bill
-Lafayette
-Pam
-Jessica
-Hoyt
-Godric :'(
-Terry

Characters I hate:
-Jason (so frickin' annoying...)
-Sookie (though she could possibly redeem herself)
-Andy
-Tara's mom
-Sheriff Deerborn

Characters I'm not a fan of, but hope they'll get better:
-the queen
-Tara
-Arlene
-Sam

I'm just hoping the werewolves are interesting, not just Vampires 2.0.
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#8 Jun 20 2010 at 3:27 PM Rating: Good
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I have to say I don't mind Paquin's performance. It's alright. Granted that her character is a little to "nice" (to point of being annoying as hell) but some scenes I've seen from this season's promos give me hope she gets some attitude. And she's hot. Very. That has to count for something, eh?

As for season premiere? I liked it. Tara is becoming first grade bitch, but it's nothing new. Lafayette is being his kickass self. Eric is getting more and more screen time, which is great. Bill/Sam awkwardness has potential of being hillarious distraction from main plot.

Also "Conscience off, dick on" might be best TV quote ever made. Seriously.
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#9 Jun 21 2010 at 8:07 AM Rating: Excellent
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Is it wrong that I want her to choose Eric?

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#10 Jun 21 2010 at 9:38 AM Rating: Good
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Is it wrong that I want her to choose Eric?

"INVITE ME IN!" /swoon

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I'm actually starting to feel the same way. The way he looks at her gives me shivers.

And Sookie's impression of how Bill says her name had my husband and I crying, we were laughing so hard.

I'm glad that Jason and Sookie are friends again. I'm not sure what I think about James Frain as a vampire who is @#%^ing Tara (according to next week's preview).

Anna Paquin's acting was abysmal again. Anyone else notice that horrible pose she had in the doorway at Merlot's when she was talking to Terry? She gets on my nerves, but the writers know how to keep you wanting to see what happens next week.

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#11 Jun 21 2010 at 8:39 PM Rating: Good
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How often does Anna Paquin naked it up?
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Second episode was pretty good too, IMO. I still hate Tara, Lafayette is still the man, and Jason is still a tool; albeit one who can sack a drug dealer pretty well.
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#14 Jun 22 2010 at 12:00 PM Rating: Good
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Jason's going to be made a cop. Smiley: facepalm
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Jason's going to be made a cop. Smiley: facepalm


I thought the exact same thing, lol.

Not having read the series, there's still a lot of mysteries I hope to figure out. Who was the woman Jason saw? What happened to the body in Jessica's basement? Who is the English-accented vampire? What's the deal with the werewolves? Did Sam's brother try and kill him?

Edit: Hit Post too soon, ha! Looking forward to the rest of this season!

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#16 Jun 23 2010 at 7:55 AM Rating: Good
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A lot of these stories aren't even covered in the books, actually. For example [Book spoiler that doesn't affect the show] lafayette is the one in back of that car with his heart cut out, so all of his arcs in the show are the product of the writers. And really, none of the minor characters get much development at all, from what I understand. They are kinda using the books as a very basic framework, and source for ideas, but moving the show the way they want to.
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Sooo... was anyone else completely disturbed by Bill's sex scene on Sunday? Smiley: um
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Sooo... was anyone else completely disturbed by Bill's sex scene on Sunday?


Yeah... what the hell was with that?

Episode was fine. Moved along the plot, not boring, nothing too noteworthy.
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#19 Jul 01 2010 at 7:42 AM Rating: Excellent
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Sooo... was anyone else completely disturbed by Bill's sex scene on Sunday?


Yeah... what the hell was with that?


He has to comply with orders from her, since she's his maker. He wasn't too happy about it, however.

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#20 Jul 01 2010 at 8:21 AM Rating: Good
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He has to comply with orders from her, since she's his maker.


That's what I told my husband, but he didn't believe me. I guess he missed that episode where it was explained. I'm glad I wasn't going crazy.
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#21 Jul 01 2010 at 11:45 AM Rating: Excellent
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He has to comply with orders from her, since she's his maker.


That's what I told my husband, but he didn't believe me. I guess he missed that episode where it was explained. I'm glad I wasn't going crazy.


Yeah, she raped him with his penis...vampire melodrama. I'm kinda surprised that they don't do more with the maker-directives, but I'm guessing it's a frowned upon behavior by the higher ups.

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#22 Jul 01 2010 at 7:49 PM Rating: Decent
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I enjoy this show but at the same time I'm mixed with my feelings now. It took me exactly 5 episodes to actually enjoy the show at the start of season 1. I got use to the whole concept and I fully enjoyed myself. The second season I was so-so about adding a new "creature". Again, I got use to it and had accepted the new role. The third season has yet again, another new "creature". Maybe I will get use to it again but I thought the show revolved around vampires. Not adding all this extra stuff in the mix.

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So no new ep this Sunday?
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I enjoy this show but at the same time I'm mixed with my feelings now. It took me exactly 5 episodes to actually enjoy the show at the start of season 1. I got use to the whole concept and I fully enjoyed myself. The second season I was so-so about adding a new "creature". Again, I got use to it and had accepted the new role. The third season has yet again, another new "creature". Maybe I will get use to it again but I thought the show revolved around vampires. Not adding all this extra stuff in the mix.


Having read the books before the TV series came out, it's hard to know where they are going to go with the creatures, since the TV series has already diverged a hell of a lot from the books.

The books are simpler in a way, as the plot sticks with Sookie instead of diving off with so much time spent on other characters such as her brother Jason, Her friend Tara, and La Fayette. Therefore there's room in the books for Sookie to be interacting with all sorts of other people/creatures as she comes into their life and they into hers. Everything revolves around the single Sookie-plot, whom she meets, makes enemies with, and teams up with. In the books there are werewolves who become major allies, witches of which one particular witch becomes a good friend, and Sookie and Jason's lives become more entwined with other types of shapeshifting people beyond Sam. There are also fairies, who later become major plot-drivers. Major Spoiler: Sookie and Jason have a small amount (one eighth?) of fairy blood in their ancestry. This is the source of Sookie's telepathy, and the slightly added attractiveness of her blood to vampires, since Fairy-blood is like Vampire-catnip. It is the source of Jason's extra charm at attracting women sexually.

Again, one thing that the TV plot script insults Jason with is his work attitude. While the book-version Jason is generally irresponsible about life and a total ladies'-killer, he's a hard worker at his job, and respected by his crew and other townsfolk for his work. In the books the reliability of Jason to his work is a plot turner a couple of times.

Since the TV series is so different from the books, I tend to view them as two separate entities, which I both love. The TV series writing seems to focus a lot on the affects and repercussions of prejudice, alienation and rejection (of any kind, but cloaking it in the metaphor of prejudice, alienation and rejection suffered by supernaturals from nonsupernaturals) Some obvious modern parallels are prejudice against blacks, gays, and Muslims. Sometimes victimisation is the result, sometimes revenge, escalating violence and exploitation of each faction against the other.
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#25 Jul 10 2010 at 11:09 AM Rating: Decent
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How many True Blood books are there? i'm asking cause i'm wondering how many seasons true blood will have.
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About 9?

They are really going to have get a shake along filming the series if they want to go as long as the books do. But I have a bad feeling they'll keep us waiting for the TV series filming like last time, because Anna Paquin and Alexander Skarsgård have thriving film and theatre careers as well.

It's not a film, but I think Generation Kill is a must-see 6-part series, with Alexander Skarsgård in it. Generation Kill was obviously meant to be an ensemble piece, but Skarsgard as Sgt. Brad "Iceman" Colbert completely stole the show by the end.

PS, S3E2 finally answered my question about why the scriptwriters gave La Fayette TWO legal jobs plus high end drug-dealing/hooking on the side, along with web-porn entrepreneurship. I was really wondering where that money was going.

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Sookie done gots her some spirit powers!

Cool episode, and more Eric, which I like. I kinda hope Tara gets turned, just because I feel like she'll stop whining so much. Bah, food... who needs that? Still no idea where the Sam + family story is going, and Chrystal is an interesting twist... nymph of some kind? Fairy? Wanna see where that goes.

Keeping me entertained, bring on the next episode!
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I think the king was responsible for the death of Eric father thats what i think after seeing the last ep.
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In the books, Crystal is a "something"... Smiley: grin She's a medium character, and a major plot-driver for a couple of books. In the books Tara is actually only a very minor character, although around in the background as Sookie's old childhood friend, and one of the many townsfolk.

The TV series and books are SO divergent now. Really the only thing that is left between them is what people's name's are, and WHAT people are.

I don't think you can blame Tara for being whiny. That's some really scary @#%^ed up sh*t being kidknapped from home by a vampire that is as strong and fast as hell, who keeps you physically weak from blood loss.
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I was surprised by what happened to Franklin in this weeks ep. Loved his craziness last week over the phone call from Lafayette.

I love Eric, so the more screen time the better. Interesting to see how the rest of this season will play out.
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Good episode. Kinda messed up. Between watching men make out, seeing a girl tear out pieces of her lover's throat, and then watching someone's head get mashed up with a morningstar, I'm starting to think this is the most messed up series I have seen. But totally entertaining, and I can't wait to see how it ends.

Also, Eric is my heterosexual man-crush. He is pretty damn sexy.
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Not sure what I think of Jesus and Lafayette...It seems a bit odd to me.
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Not sure what I think of Jesus and Lafayette...It seems a bit odd to me.


I thought it was adorable. Lafayette needs to find a good man. But I couldn't help wondering what was going to be wrong with him. Something always goes wrong.
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I guess I'm actually going to have to start watching this show. It's really that good?
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I just have such a hard time with the whole vampire trend right now. This is the one with vampires, right?
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I just have such a hard time with the whole vampire trend right now. This is the one with vampires, right?


Yeah, but they're the sexy!BAMF variety, not the wangsty, pansified, teeny-bopper <i>Twilight</i> brand.
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This.

Something about Jesus' expression when he asked if Lafayette was a drug dealer made me wonder what his intentions are. Guys who work in Merlotte's do not own cars like that.
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This.

Something about Jesus' expression when he asked if Lafayette was a drug dealer made me wonder what his intentions are. Guys who work in Merlotte's do not own cars like that.

About the car You saw the episode where Eric gave Lafayette the car for a reward for dealing V, right? Also the episode where Lafayette has his mother or someone in a fancy nursing home, which will be where all his money is going, which is why he's working two real blue-collar jobs and the drug dealing and still doesn't have all that much money for himself, right?
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Yes.

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Well, it's like really well shot soft-core porn/soap-opera/slight guro of the blood-spilling type/sweet, quirky, small-town house-on-the-prairie-swamp TV show.

Lots of drool-worthy men and women. Lots of shenanigans. Embedded liberal homilies. And gratuitous sex and violence.

Ok, Yes.

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I wounder what Sookie cousin told eric!?
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Yes.

Nexa

Well, it's like really well shot soft-core porn/soap-opera/slight guro of the blood-spilling type/sweet, quirky, small-town house-on-the-prairie-swamp TV show.

Lots of drool-worthy men and women. Lots of shenanigans. Embedded liberal homilies. And gratuitous sex and violence.

Ok, Yes.

Edited, Jul 30th 2010 9:55am by Aripyanfar


Apparently, I'm going to be jumping on this bandwagon. I'll hunt up the prior seasons (hope they're on DVD somewhere).
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Well this week ep was @#%^ing awesome!!! i love sookies ass ^_^
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I'm dying because I can't see ep 8 just yet. Ep 7 FINALLY had Claudine pop up. Although like the rest of the TV series, they've reinvented her narrative, although probably not what she is, or the kind of relationship she has with Sookie.

It's a shame they didn't spend more on special effects on the place Claudine took Sookie. Just having the bunch of them run around in tulle doesn't quite cut it, unless you are 6.

Also, the TV series seems to be getting bloodier and bloodier, which isn't bad, if you have the stomach for it. The books imply a lot, but the writing leaves out a lot of detail, unlike the Anita Blake stuff. So a sexual orgy, or a devastating battle in the Sookie books are strangely lustless or goreless.

EDIT: Saw episode 8.

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Lmao Russel is hilarious.
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Ya, from carrying & speaking to the remains of Talbot in a jar to cutting to Tiffany with the weather, Russel was pretty awesome in this episode.

So, Sookie's a fairy of some sort, right? Wondering what the deal is with Lafayette's powers & his BF too.

Also, I'm going to miss Franklin. He was psychotically awesome.

But not quite as much as I'll miss Cooter.
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I feel like finishing an episode of True Blood this season is like being told I'll be on bread and water for the rest of my life. I can't wait for the last few episodes to be shown, and at the same time, I dread them being over. This is like TV crack. DON'T TAKE IT AWAY FROM ME. NUUUUU, DON'T LET THE SHOW BE OVERRRRRRR....


I have one, and only one problem with what the scriptwriters have done with the Sookie storyline. Major spoiler for next season, corresponding to the 4th book: Sookie is single at the start of the 4th book. The major plotline of the book, involving the fantastic game-changing total amnesia of one of the major characters, relies on Sookie being single. This 3rd series is almost over, and so far the scriptwriters don't seem to be breaking Sookie and Bill up. I'd be really sad if the TV series never does the amnesia plot of the 4th book, because it's my favourite part of the whole book series. It also long term modifies one of the characters.

Edited, Aug 16th 2010 4:46am by Aripyanfar
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#50 Aug 16 2010 at 1:10 PM Rating: Decent
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yeah only 3 eps left, i really wish there was a new ep everyday i'd love life even more lol
#51 Aug 16 2010 at 1:28 PM Rating: Good
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I have to say, the acting has gotten a little better.

I love Tara. And I don't trust Crystal.
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