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kosjenka
08-18-2009, 10:54 AM
last episode was utterly brilliant !
Eric was . . . oh gosh I felt like a horny schoolgirl :D

Don't understand all the adult women hunting down that Pattinson Edward dude. He is very pretty and cute, but Alexander is HOT !

more naked Eric !

jen_faith
08-18-2009, 11:25 AM
Eric is sometimes played flat, but it's also kind of explained - he's 1000 years old and completely disinterested most of the time, so he doesn't really put too much thought or effort into anything. I think that AS does great in that respect, but his breaking down was heartbreaking last night and so extremely well done. And Sookie is getting to see the 'human' side of him now.

...snip....

Just 3 episodes left...

I understand TV Eric is supposed to be disaffected and bored with life after his 1000 years on earth sort of thing. What I meant with my "flat" comment is that Alexander Skarsgard's delivery is sometimes flat..or just a bit odd/off and to me it breaks the flow of the dialogue.

That being said, I thought he did a pretty good job on the rooftop. I did like that when he broke down and started crying he did it realistically--high pitched, cracked voice and all. This is how people really cry when dealing with something traumatic. On TV, manly men types usually just shed a silent tear that slides manfully down their cheek as they manfully hold back the sobs etc etc. It's a TV trope that has always bugged me. So I give Skarsgard props for that scene.


And how will they explain the entire town being destroyed? I recognize that people don't remember what they did while under Maryanne's spell, but that just seems to open the door to using the cosmic reboot button.

If this show does a cosmic reboot I shall throw something at my TV. I sincerely hope Alan Ball and his writers are more intelligent than that. Gah... Still, in the Buffyverse after every season's big bad destroyed the school/town/world, life still seemed to go on for the good townsfolk as usual. Nonetheless, this is another TV trope that really bugs me. Guess there's a lot of tropes that get my goat and that's why I don't watch TV too much...grumble grumble.. cranky old person...

Only 3 episodes left and no new ones until next summer. How will I live without my TV vampire soap opera crack? :fragile:

rfisher
08-18-2009, 11:34 AM
Whole post.

One of the things I really like about the books is that in spite of Sookies mind reading and the fact vampires and other supes are strolling about, Bon Temp is your average Southern town. I think Ball miscalcuated with the MaryAnn story line but now they have to finish it out. If Season 3 follows Book 3, they'll have the same problems when the main plot action moves out of town again. Hopefully, they'll do better. I'd rather see more of Hoyt's mama than more flabby naked people. She's a wonderful actress. If we're going for the requisite HBO nude scenes, just have more Alexandar.

I also don't like what they've done to Andy on the show. They could show his snotty sister and grandmother and explore how they suddenly have a benefactor.

jen_faith
08-18-2009, 11:52 AM
Barry should show up again when they go to St. Louis (book 4 in book time).

Well obviously YOU are not as much of a geek as I am :P because in book 4 Eric loses his memory and ends up at Sookie's house where all sorts of wet and wonderful activities happen. I think Barry doesn't come back as a character until book 7 when they're all off at the vampire summit/conference in Rhodes. .

I am just wondering about the hanging plot line in the TV show. Bill rescues Barry and... then what?? Just like Eric/Pam forces Lafayette to start selling V again and....

I did like, however, that Barry's blood tasted a bit odd to Lorena. I'm wondering if that is setting him up to have fairy blood like Sookie? This would mean that the telepathy is connected to the fairy blood in TV land whereas in the books, Sookie's telepathy is so far apparently not related to her fairy genetics. But I am maybe jumping to conclusions

rfisher
08-18-2009, 11:55 AM
Well obviously YOU are not as much of a geek as I am :P because in book 4 Eric loses his memory and ends up at Sookie's house where all sorts of wet and wonderful activities happen. I think Barry doesn't come back as a character until book 7 when they're all off at the vampire summit/conference in Rhodes. .

I am just wondering about the hanging plot line in the TV show. Bill rescues Barry and... then what?? Just like Eric/Pam forces Lafayette to start selling V again and....

I did like, however, that Barry's blood tasted a bit odd to Lorena. I'm wondering if that is setting him up to have fairy blood like Sookie? This would mean that the telepathy is connected to the fairy blood in TV land whereas in the books, Sookie's telepathy is so far apparently not related to her fairy genetics. But I am maybe jumping to conclusions

:lol: I read the books out of sequence starting with the St. Louis book and I forget which was which. I bow to your geekiness and you are correct. B4 was the best.

jen_faith
08-18-2009, 12:16 PM
. I bow to your geekiness and you are correct. B4 was the best.

Bow in awe indeed :lol:

It's a sad commentary on my life (or probable lack thereof) and intellectual development that I know far too much about a frothy, light-weight, brain-candy mystery series. Mr. jen_faith is re-reading Paradise Lost with side dips into the history of Sumer, I am re-reading books about southern vampires. I wonder sometimes how we stayed married for so many years :slinkaway

Facetiousness aside, I actually really like the Sookie Stackhouse series and the TV series is growing on me. There's nothing wrong with escapism once in a while.

Back to the series: if Ball is introducing the Queen and Sookie's cousin Hadley this season, I am wondering if we are going to have a conflation of several books?

screech
08-18-2009, 03:43 PM
I personally don't like that Lorena noticed something different in Barry's blood, since Sookie's blood is different because of her ancestry. Unless they're going to go the whole 'not fully normal human' route, but in the books Sookie's was always related to her ancestry and as far as we know, she and Barry don't share that.

rfisher
08-18-2009, 04:20 PM
I don't think there was ever an explanation regarding Barry, however, book spoiler aheadSookie's little cousin does share her ability and indicated a genetic connection. I think CH just sort of forgot Barry after she used him in the STL conflagration.

screech
08-18-2009, 08:37 PM
I concur with book 4 being the best (please let HBO keep it for a season 4!) Actually, I only really liked books 1-4 then 8&9... 5-7 didn't do as much for me.

And a nice note - Sunday's episode was the highest ever for viewership that TB has received with 4.5 million viewers at the 9pm timeslot (beating last week's 4.4 previous best). With DVR, etc, it had almost 12 million viewers!

screech
08-19-2009, 03:12 AM
Oh, just re-watching the episode right now... LOVE when Sookie screams at Eric, calling him an a-hole and he goes 'you're right, I think I can tell her emotions!' He played so perfectly sarcastic.

jen_faith
08-19-2009, 11:36 AM
More a teaser than a spoiler, but in the book, Eric gets all gussied up as a bisexual drag queen ... snip... If there is an HBO god, WE WILL SEE THAT SCENE. to see that play out. :saint:

I believe this book scene does not make it into the show. Either Ball or Skarsgard was asked about it and said so.

It is a tragedy of epic proportions.

Who or what do we have to sacrifice to the HBO gods to make it happen? That's what I want to know :lol:

rfisher
08-19-2009, 11:42 AM
I offer up Stephen Moyer. :saint:

jen_faith
08-19-2009, 12:09 PM
I offer up Stephen Moyer. :saint:

:lol: Poor TVBill. He gets no love except from his ubers (and those numbers are dwindling). I think this is partially the fault of the TB writers. The way he is being written this season makes him come across as a complete drip. He spends most of his time either wallowing in existential angst or telling Eric that "SOOOKIE IS MIIINE!"

I do think that the show is going to keep the book idea that Bill has a secret assignment from the Queen of LA, unknown to Eric. There have been hints of this such as the "Soooookie must be PROTECTED" statements by Bill and the upcoming introduction of the Queen in the series at an earlier point than the book.

skategal
08-20-2009, 12:10 AM
Dude looked hot but should have been nakeder.

Lookey what I found.....nakeder Alexander/Eric. :swoon:

It starts at about 3:30 minute mark.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8nINgN2DhU&feature=related

screech
08-20-2009, 12:50 AM
In season 1 Bill also said to Eric about Sookie 'if anything happens to her you will be...' and Eric replies 'that sounds like an edict, but I would know about that...' which implies the books will be followed.

In the books it's hard to be a Bill/Sookie shipper but in the show they make it seem more 'real' like the feelings are really truly there.

Bill kind of implied Sookie's feelings for him aren't real too in this episode by stating that the exchange of blood can cause sexual attraction. Her sexual attraction for him really started after she had his blood the first time, didn't it? So he kind of did to her exactly what Eric did (though she did actually need his) but both men were saving her lives, but in different ways (Bill's blood from her beating, Eric shielding her so he took all the bodily damage).