Every week, I think True Blood is going to give me some meat, you know: a filet mignon with mashies, and a nice veg on the side, but every week I don't even get past the salad. Eric and Sookie, Bill and Sookie, Alcide and Sookie, Bill and Lorena, Jason and Crystal, and so help me, Tara and the sort of squished Franklin (not the mace Tara, the broad ax!). The closest we have been to anything good is Alcide wearing his shirt only slightly more than Jacob does. Really, after season two did Alan Ball get death threats from some right-wing group about sex on TV.
There's apparently a rift between the King and his consort, Eric is working on his thousand year-old sworn vengeance on a lot of levels - including widening and encouraging that rift, even as he ingratiates himself with both. I wonder if his plan is to get Talbot to kill the King. And, Talbot doesn't seem like a really bad or violent vampire; he doesn't see humans as sentient, but he isn't really cruel. Lorena may be working on a tan, Sookie, may need a transfusion
True Blood is dancing around being interesting and succeeding in being a gore fest. Gore doesn't take talent. Could it be they are trying to attract a younger and more and more male audience with gore? This season, vampires are drinking and draining humans instead sucking down their True Bloods (perhaps they discovered it was just expensive orange soda!).
The closest we have had to the tender love we saw in Season One, a big part of the show's popularity, was the teenager humping his girlfriend in the vintage 67 or 68 Mustang rag-top. No wait, we had Tara and Franklin's first encounter when she seemed to have a seizure and Lorena and Bill's twisted encounter. But, I don't think that could compare to the original frisson we all felt when Bill and Sookie first got together (minus the corny bathtub scene) and even the dream Sookie had about Eric after getting sucking all the blood from his wounds while he was "dying" after the exposion.
Eric dreams of Sookie, but the bones of his father have a song of their own and the lyrics are, " Kill the King of Missippi" (come to think of it that is the refrain as well). Maybe the act he is putting on is partly to protect her. If the King thought he cared about Sookie he could use her as leverage. Would Eric be willing to sacrifice Sookie and /or Pam for his vengeance? It could also be that Eric is trying to convince himself that she means nothing to him. I like the cashmere. He is quite the chameleon. And, his make up is better.
Where Did We Get Tonight?
The King's probing has even Sookie coming to learn she's not just a little gifted, she's downright not human
Tara, for once in her life -- even if it turns out an epic fail, has taken action and not just been a doormat taking whatever dirty feet scrape themselves off on her.
Bill enjoyed or did not enjoy his earlier life with the queen of darkness and fetish, and next week's preview, I don't think he has met his true death. In fact, it may be that after Lorena savages Sookie he nearly finishes the job, which is why, in the sneak preview for the second half of the season, she is having a chat in the space between life and the hereafter with someone I suspect is her cousin Claudette .
Poor Lafayette; Jesus has seen too much of what drugs can do to people in his job as an orderly. I wish he did have a real relationship with someone. But man, that pretty car has been taking some major abuse!
Sookie uses the "F" word once again - Gran is a-spinning in her grave. Trust me I am not F-shy but it is just so not "Book-Sookie." Suddenly, Arlene seems more the innocent than Sookie who just seems sort of helpless and unable to assess the situation as she did with Rene in Season One. She is in a house full of vampires, more or less, powerless. I am not seeing her as resourceful.
Lorena will never get those stains out of the nice blouse she had on.
Paying it Forward
Each week I like to return some of the kindness and generosity I have received since starting out in blogging by featuring a couple of other blogs. This week I would like to recommend the following blogs:
Julia Barrett's World: I reviewed Julia's book Captured last week and she is guest posting here on Thursday. Her new book, Daughter's of Persephone just released. You'll hear more from Julia this Thursday when she guest posts! She is donating some books for a give-away!
That Bookish Girl's blog is just starting to cook. She gives succinct reviews that are personal
rather than academic.
Check out her her great contest for a signed Kelly Armstrong hardcover!That Bookish Girl was created in 2010. It features primarily Young Adult Books, Urban Fantasy Books, Paranormal Romance Books. I write my reviews for the average reader - I try and keep them concise and relevant.About the AuthorI am a 20 year-old Elementary Education Major (English/Social Studies) who happens to adore books. I will read practically anything, but I particularly enjoy Urban Fantasy, Paranormal and Young Adult books. I am a born and bred Michigander (or Michiganian, whichever you prefer) and reside in the Lower Peninsula (yes, I am a "troll").
The Kindle Vixen has no idea I am featuring her blog today - probably b/c I only found it last night right before I hit the hay - well the hay hit me really as I fell asleep typing.
Well-written, personal reviews, great tips and information on Kindle and other e-readers, including a great e-reader comparison chart: http://www.kindlevixen.com/archives/911.
Ramblings of a Book Bitch This is only one of a couple of blogs my twittering pal, Ms. Sparklybearsy keeps. She is also part of the Gutter Girls and has her own little "durty minded fantasies" site too. But, her reviews and commentary are smart and well-though out, and sometimes hillarious. She is very fond of quotes and gives great bits from whatever she is reviewing. I always think that this is one young woman who is not afraid of stuff!
WOULD YOU like your blog featured here next Monday? I don't have thousands of followers but I do what I can. It's free and can't be a bad thing.
RANDOM TREAT - Look what I found while eating my Rice Chex this morning (quote blown up for easier reading below: