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#21 of 59 OFFLINE   Cameron Yee

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Posted July 14 2014 - 11:01 AM

I never really understood when people complained about Buffy being their least favorite character on BTVS, but I kind of get that now with Sookie in True Blood. Last night's episode, with her rallying the troops again and again and again, didn't really endear her to me, it emphasized how she's been the least interesting character on the show. Sookie's repetitive speechifying wasn't just dull writing, it also revealed how little credibility she's been granted over seven seasons, so that now when she steps up to be a leader it just doesn't seem natural.



#22 of 59 OFFLINE   Matt Hough

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Posted July 14 2014 - 12:51 PM

I really thought we were going to lose another regular last night with Arlene, but thankfully not.



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Posted July 14 2014 - 02:21 PM

I really thought we were going to lose another regular last night with Arlene, but thankfully not.

They had me fooled too. It's weird because Arlene really sucks but Carrie Preston makes her fun and somehow likable.



#24 of 59 OFFLINE   Cameron Yee

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Posted July 21 2014 - 10:04 PM

The celebration of life plot felt kind of scattered and random, and Eric's search for Sarah wound up being kind of a big tease. Bill's flashbacks hopefully have some kind of payoff rather than being last minute back story.

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Posted July 22 2014 - 03:47 AM

Bill's flashbacks hopefully have some kind of payoff rather than being last minute back story.

I'll trade that for some kind of an explanation of how Eric survived bursting into flames at the end of last year. Since the season is half over and it hasn't even been commented on, I'm beginning to wonder if the writers are just pretending like it didn't happen.



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Posted July 22 2014 - 04:24 AM

I'll trade that for some kind of an explanation of how Eric survived bursting into flames at the end of last year. Since the season is half over and it hasn't even been commented on, I'm beginning to wonder if the writers are just pretending like it didn't happen.

 

I've wondered about that, too. The Bill backstory for me wasn't all that interesting though the revelation about his condition was a nice surprise.



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Posted July 22 2014 - 08:12 AM

I was glad when Sam's girlfriend/babymama pointed out the stupidity of the party. I was thinking that to myself before she said it.


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Posted July 22 2014 - 08:21 AM

I could see both sides to the party. Yeah, maybe it's one huge group denial and poorly timed, but one part of it was basically a wake for Alcide and Tara. I thought Sam's girlfriend was speaking for the other extreme, so somewhere in the middle probably would have been more fitting. Maybe not have a DJ. ;-)

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Posted July 22 2014 - 08:34 AM

After doing a sad memorial show when Terry died, I can understand that the writers didn't want to do a "Remember that time that Alcide..." episode but from a real world standpoint, a party was nuts. Though I have to say that I do find the idea of having a party celebrating a person's life to be a sorta beautiful idea and much preferable to the usual (and understandable) sadness after a death.



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Posted July 22 2014 - 09:36 AM

At least around here, there's lots of "celebrations of life” in lieu of the typical funeral. They don't play out to the extreme of the show's, but the spirits the same and so that didn't bother me.

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Posted July 22 2014 - 10:35 AM

It's not the party itself that was weird, it just felt like it was thrown in there to give the characters something to do. The whole episode felt slapped together, in fact this whole season feels slapped together.


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Posted July 22 2014 - 10:56 AM

...in fact this whole season feels slapped together.

I think that's because there isn't a story arc running for the entire season. The Hep V vamps & violent townspeople are all dead and Arlene & company have been saved so the second half of the year will apparently be a new story where they deal with Bill's Hep V & wrap up the series.



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Posted July 22 2014 - 10:58 AM

Why do I watch this show?

 

Three words: Jessica. Side. Boob.


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Posted July 29 2014 - 12:34 AM

It was another kind of random episode. I guess Violet is the big bad in Bon Temps for the rest of the season, but even so all the town stuff tends to feel like a multi episode dénouement for the series. The Pam and Eric story is more interesting by comparison, but technically that's dealing with fallout from last season's plot. No comment about Tara's Summer's Eve commercial. ;-)

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Posted July 29 2014 - 02:21 AM

This show is starting to lose its appeal to me - anyone else?



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Posted July 29 2014 - 04:48 AM

Yes, it's mainly running on fumes for its final season, but I'm still intrigued to see what happens to the core of regulars who have been with the show from the beginning.



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Posted July 29 2014 - 10:42 AM

This show is starting to lose its appeal to me - anyone else?

 

Starting? For me that started a long while ago. I always finish the shows I start no matter how crappy they get. - lol


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Posted July 29 2014 - 10:50 AM

For me, there's always stories and characters that I really like every year and ones that I really don't like. It's certainly time to wrap the show up but overall, I still enjoy it more than not.



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Posted July 29 2014 - 02:53 PM

Running on fumes is a pretty apt description, but I've been in it this long, there's no point in bailing now.



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Posted August 04 2014 - 06:14 AM

Even though last night's episode was the worst of the season. :-)




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