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jen_faith
07-27-2009, 09:32 PM
Speaking of deviating from the books I am not all that happy that TB Sookie is dumber than a sack of rocks. Biology has not been kind to the Stackhouse sibs when it came to handing out brains in the TB universe. In the books, at least, Sookie is smart. On the show, her dumb bunny ways just get her into trouble. It makes her less appealing/sympathetic as a character.

I'm okay with deviations in general, but this one just kind of bugs me.

Oh and another deviation that kind of gets up my nose is the fact that the vampires so far have been able to get away with all sorts of awful without any CONSEQUENCES from the vamp powers that be.

Part of the fun in the books is the tension between the vampires' basic nature/traditional ways and the new order in place with the great reveal where they now basically conform to human norms -- vampire police and all -- in return for living opening in human society. In TB, the vampires can basically carry on mutilating, torturing, and turning against wills without any problem.... meh...

grumble grumble /book snob rant off

AliasJohnDoe
07-27-2009, 10:11 PM
I've loved the HBO True Blood series since it began. I kind of like that I haven't read the books, because I'm not getting confused by the deviations. I'm completely surprised every week on the show since I have no idea what is going to happen. I'm getting the True Blood experience through Allan Ball's perspective.

I did look on Amazom.com though. I can get the first 7 books on mass market paperback in box set for less than $30... http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_gw_8_17?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=sookie+stackhouse+southern+vampire+series&sprefix=sookie+stackhouse. The others I could get later. It's soooo tempting to get them, but it might change how I look at Ball's perspective if I do get them and read them. I like HBO/Ball's version of True Blood like it is as a tv series.

My favorites: Jessica, Pam and Eric :swoon:.

Orable
07-28-2009, 05:15 AM
Lorena's flashback was craziness on crack :eek: That whole vampire-sex-after-gorging and WHILE the victim was dying was the sickest thing. Ever. And yet, highly engrossing. :yikes:

Love Hoyt and Jessica :swoon: And Lafayette totally :kickass: his scenes; esp loved the PTSD therapy session :)

screech
07-28-2009, 05:53 AM
I just re-watched the episode and noticed the best subtle bit of continuity! Because this season takes place immediately after the last season, the sticker on Maryann's car still said 07/08.

And I so love Jessica and her 'I'm so happy I could cry, but I won't cause it's kind of gross when I do' thing. Adorable!

And I kind of laughed at the fact that she tries to stick it to bill by wasting 2 $45 bottles of Tru Blood, but in reality it's Eric paying for the rooms.

And Lafayette's halucination of Andy/Eric was freaky!

And love how with Pam, she's always got sunglasses on as an accessory.

Evilynn
07-28-2009, 09:29 AM
Haha love your mention of Pam. I read an interview with Alexander where he said she sounds like a Russian prostitute when she tries to speak Swedish. (and of course he was asked to elaborate on how he knew what a Russian prostitue sounded like... that in Swedish TV/Movies the villain is regularly a Russian prostitute)


:lol: Not quite as PR trained as the other actors? Uhm, nice save though. I can't think of any Russian prostitute bad guys (human trafficking victims maybe) in Swedish movies or TV, but I doubt anyone outside of Sweden would notice. ;)



Another cute one was asking about changing from Swedish to English, and he kind of twisted it and said if Comi Con was in sweden, this conference would be taking place in a barn with about 35 people, and about 25 would be called Skarsgard.

This is very true for Swedish SF cons, but he's pretty much acting royalty over here (he's from an acting family, and has been at it almost his entire life), so maybe a bit self deprecating. ;) As far as True Blood goes I think season 1 has been shown on a movie cable network, but Sweden's been pretty much silent like the grave on the whole thing. I saw an interview with Skarsgård from ComiCon where he looked a bit wild eyed and said he just got back from 3 weeks in Sweden and had sort of missed the entire hoopla surrounding it until now.



Quibble with the make up: why oh why do Bill and Eric have pasty skins and red-rimmed eyes when all the other vamps have normal coloring? Is this deliberate or merely a case of make up artists gone wild? Inquiring minds want to know.

Pam is equally pasty though. I don't know if it just looks better on, say Jessica or Sophie Anne, who are naturally very pale, while Bill and Eric aren't? Dunno about the red rimmed eyes though.

kosjenka
07-28-2009, 11:27 PM
i really like 1st season of True Blood. 2nd was not working out for me. I used to like Bill - now, noto so much. The character I love now it Eric :D

colinmom71
07-30-2009, 12:19 AM
So, you guys want some "True Blood" of your own? HBO is now accepting pre-orders for 4-packs of "True Blood" here - https://securestore.hbo.com/detail.php?p=105736

It's a blood orange soda made to look like the "True Blood" used on the series. Though Alan Ball joked at Comic Con that it's a combination of "V8, vodka, vicodin, valium, and Viagra". HA! We wish... :lol:

screech
07-30-2009, 01:13 AM
And it's supposedly all natural too. I can't wait until its in stores this September! I hope it's not just going to be available in US stores...

Satellitegirl
07-30-2009, 07:10 PM
The pig thing with Daphne, cracked me up.

I was never a huge Bill fan, but I think the guy that plays him is much better looking without the vamp stuff going on. I :swoon: Eric.

Can't wait for Sunday's episode :)

I could actually do without a tad of the sex they always film. I don't mind seeing sex, but it's a bit overdone at times.

jen_faith
07-30-2009, 08:16 PM
Oh and another deviation that kind of gets up my nose is the fact that the vampires so far have been able to get away with all sorts of awful without any CONSEQUENCES from the vamp powers that be.


Just adding on to my earlier crabbiness about some aspects of the show. I'm also a bit ticked that there are no consequences for the murder and mayhem from the human authorities either. If this sort of thing was real, I could see myself almost empathizing with the aims of the Newlin church. :shuffle:

AliasJohnDoe
07-30-2009, 08:49 PM
Just adding on to my earlier crabbiness about some aspects of the show. I'm also a bit ticked that there are no consequences for the murder and mayhem from the human authorities either. If this sort of thing was real, I could see myself almost empathizing with the aims of the Newlin church. :shuffle:

But last season, humans burned down a house with 3 vampires and a human in it. A human kidnapped, bled and killed a vampire in her basement lawnchair with a plank!!! Humans attacked Bill in the very first episode with a silver chain and tried to bleed him!!!

Where's the vampire sympathy?!?:soapbox:...or are you a member of "The Fellowship of the Sun" posing uncover as an FSUer?!?...:P

jen_faith
07-30-2009, 11:38 PM
Our vigilante justice is better than THEIR vigilante justice :P


Where's the vampire sympathy?!?:soapbox:...or are you a member of "The Fellowship of the Sun" posing uncover as an FSUer?!?...:P

Seriously, though, the series is supposed to be a very close parallel of "real life". Real life is really regulated...so where's the regulation? That's what's bugging me.

screech
07-31-2009, 03:44 AM
Shape shifters, vampires, telepaths, etc are (as far as we know at this point) not 'real life', so I won't expect any reality out of the show until the (real life) British scientist trying to bottle synthetic blood succeeds and vamps come 'out of the coffin' and I've got an Eric Northman of my own.

They're following the books with the 'reality' of it. No jail can hold a vampire (unless they are constructed of silver) and no cop would be able to capture one anyway (unless again, they had silver) and none would want to risk it. So if it's 'reality' based on the security and vampire powers, not having this retribution is pretty realistic.

rfisher
07-31-2009, 11:30 AM
Shape shifters, vampires, telepaths, etc are (as far as we know at this point) not 'real life', so I won't expect any reality out of the show until the (real life) British scientist trying to bottle synthetic blood succeeds and vamps come 'out of the coffin' and I've got an Eric Northman of my own.

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You realize, of course, you're more likely to end up with an Eddie or a Bubba. :lol:

screech
08-01-2009, 12:54 AM
Shhh, let me have my fantasy. The only thing better than a viking vampire like Eric would be a pirate vampire... a vampirate! Imagine Captain Jack Sparrow as a vampire... or Captain Eric Northman... that would be even better!

Anyways, just a note, HBO has officially announced that they have picked up True Blood for a 3rd season. Alan Ball hopes to start shooting just before Christmas and the season will air next summer. YAY!