Monday, July 14, 2014
My "True Blood Thoughts" blog thanks to GoDaddy coupon 199scott
True blood this week was actually very good. You know, it's a funny thing. Shows are all the same. Whether it be a medical drama, lawyer show, or perhaps an airplane falling out of the sky, the same thing makes them good. Characters. How the characters interact. This week, we finally got some good interactions.
We start off with Jason and Sookie having to tell Alcide's father and Hoyt about the deaths to their respective loved ones. Sookie, heartless as ever, seems a bit cold. Jason on the other hand had the much tougher job. It's as if he had to call into the abyss, to a loved one he lost, and tell him about his mom's death. It was touching.
Of course, naturally, we get the backstory to Ginger, which, although I didn't know I wanted it, I was glad they delivered. That's house you do an 80's/90's flashback. With some context. Excellent.
Pam had probably the best quote she has had ever in the show.
Then we get to oh so drab Bill. He tells Sookie he owes her everything. Does he? I think Bill owes a lot of people a lot of stuff. Why just Sookie? And, what, actually did she DO for him? I think the show thinks better of it's writing then the actual writing allows.
Pam's relationship with Eric is always good. They have perfectly written those two together. They stand by each other, always. It's not just Eric to Pam, but both ways. It's fun watching them enjoy each other a little bit. Eric smiling over just what a bitch Pam was to Ginger was awesome to see.
Pam has got to be one of my favorite characters. I really can't say that she has ever been in a bad scene.
Pam warns Bill that Sookie will never be back with him. I like it. I don't want those two together at all.
Then in walks Eric (to the little gathering of the rebel army or what not), and Sookie runs to him. Is it the writing? Is it the actor? I don't know. But it worked. The moment between them was so touching. It was more than we've gotten from Sookie to Alcide all season. The smelling of the hair to start it off to the stroking of her hair later. Such a small detail, but conveys so much. A delicate love between them. A caring that goes beyond the sex in the show.
Now I will give Sookie and Anna Paquin their just deserves when it came to the Arlene scene. Yes. That was good. Yes, actual emotion was conveyed. It looked believable. It looked legit. It helped so much put some legitimacy back into her character, and, for that matter, he legitimacy as an actor.
Lafayette. Oh, dear. I love him too. One did have the sense he truly didn't get over his boyfriend yet. Nor have we. Here's to hoping for love and absolution for Lafayette at some point in this show.
One final thought, isn't Sookie's blood supposed to be so awesome? Isn't that why Bill was after it from the four fairy kids from before? If fairy blood can make vampires stand out in the daylight, couldn't it help heal vamp hep v? Or was it some weird combination with Lilyth Bill?
Who knows, but I think it's worth a shot? Then Sookie can be with Eric. If that does not happen, then honestly, end the show.
Until next week!