True Blood

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  1. charlesbronsen macrumors 6502a

    charlesbronsen

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    Any fans? I just finished watching the first season and was pleasantly surprised. I was a little weary going into knowing only it was about vampires but a friend of mine kept pushing me watch it. Anyway I watched the whole thing in like 3 days, it's addictive! I love how the show picks up right where it left off. very cool. Hopefully the second season lives up to the first.
    thoughts?
     
  2. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus

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    I am... I enjoy it quite a bit. I got HBO just to watch it... :( :)

    It's based on a series of novels. If you search for Sookie Stackhouse on Amazon they'll come up. The first season is based on the first book. I'm reading through that. The book mostly focuses on Sookie and Bill and not so much on the other characters though.
     
  3. barkomatic macrumors 68040

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    So far, the second season is even better. I hope it doesn't peak too soon.
     
  4. killerrobot macrumors 68020

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    Really? I thought season 2 was moving too slowly.

    Last night's episode (Episode 8) brought some interest and pace back into season 2 though.
     
  5. timerollson macrumors 65816

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    Tried to watch. Can't stand the show. Personally, I don't get society's obsession with vampires, i.e. Twilight & True Blood.

    I'll stick with Dexter, Entourage & Weeds.
     
  6. scotty96LSC macrumors 65816

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    8pm Central, my wife and I are glued to HBO and True Blood. And yes, I agree, the second season is even better than the first.
    And Entourage is a winner too.
     
  7. brn2ski00 macrumors 68020

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    friggin love it! bought season 1 from iTunes and have been streaming season 2 online - best show since the sopranos. last night's episode was the best till date.

    so many rich plot lines going on - makes my head spin :D
     
  8. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    i haven't seen last nights episode yet. but looking forward to it.

    its a good series and although its a bit sappy and poorly written here and there (the scripting not the plot) its an enjoyable watch.
     
  9. charlesbronsen thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I really like the feel of this show. The casting is excellent as well, reminds me of Twin Peaks which I loved.
     
  10. Silencio macrumors 68020

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    Funny how much of the plot conflict in both Entourage and True Blood revolve around boyfriends not revealing seemingly innocuous information to their girlfriends and how it ends up blowing up in their faces...

    Anyway, True Blood is getting pretty strong aside from the aforementioned plot cliché that seems to occur with regularity between Bill and Sookie. Then again, I guess he's just an old-fashioned kind of guy who thinks he's protecting her.

    Entourage is still great fun to watch, but I feel like they've been treading water the past couple of seasons.
     
  11. barr08 macrumors 65816

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    I have just finished watching TB all the way through, and all I could think the whole time was "damn this reminds me so much of Twin Peaks". It has the same creepy atmosphere, and all the characters have some mystery surrounding them, but you can't quite put your finger on it. It just has the same feel as TP - which is great, because TP was an amazing television show.
     
  12. Tower-Union macrumors 6502

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    Really? I keep seeing the "Sookie runs her mouth, Bill saves her ass" plot time and again.

    1. Sookie gets her ass kicked by the Rattrays due to her own stupidity, Bill saves her life (literally)

    2. Sookie gets attacked by whats his name, the bartender at Fangtasia, Bill saves her (granted not her fault). Bill gets punished by being forced to make Jessica, Sookie gets angry at Bill. . .

    3. Sookie is upset that Bill "isn't there for her" (despite the fact that he's being tried for killing one of his own to save her), she runs off to Sam and gets a little too cozy, just as Bill returns. Wow, that's a nice way to say thanks.

    4. Sookie takes Jessica to her parents house despite Bill's warnings not to, things to go ****, Bill saves the day, Sookie gets angry and gets out of the car, gets attacked by MaryAnne (after screaming for Bill to save her), putting them further in Eric's debt.

    5. Latest episode, Sookie runs her mouth to Lorena, despite Bill's pleadings for her to stop, Godric steps in to save her ass before Lorena kills her.

    The list could be a lot longer.

    Don't get me wrong, I love this show, but the continual narcissism and self centered world view of Sookie is driving me up the wall! Then again, it could be that way intentionally, some characters your just mean't to dislike! It'd be pretty damn boring if everyone was courteous and insightful :eek:
     
  13. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Every single character in the series has something that makes me want to kill them. But I love the show, the latest episode was a ripper. Can't wait till next week.
     
  14. charlesbronsen thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    got caught up on the show last night and the latest episode was great! While were naming characters we dislike -I cannot stand Mary Anne:mad:
     
  15. barr08 macrumors 65816

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    I love her. She is one of the most mysterious parts of a generally mysterious show. What exactly is she? Why does she do what she does - just for pleasure? How does she relate to Vampires? Etc.

    Fun side note - she's the actress that played Ensign Ro in Star Trek TNG.
     
  16. Chundles macrumors G4

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    What she is has been explained, she's a Maenad - the handmaidens to the god Dionysus (Bacchus to the Romans) who was god of wine and the inspirer of ritual madness.

    And she's also bloody annoying, like every character on the show but dammit I can't get enough.
     
  17. barr08 macrumors 65816

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    When was this explained? I watched the most recent few eps with a group of people, so perhaps I missed it.

    Edit: Oh I think I remember. The shapeshifter waitress (forgot her name) explained that to Sam on the dock, right?

    Edit 2: Perhaps we should add "Spoilers" to the thread title now?
     
  18. Mike Teezie macrumors 68020

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    I'm embarrassed to admit I love the show. Season 2 is picking up as of late, but I am damn tired of MaryAnn and Eggs.

    Godirc rocks though.
     
  19. brn2ski00 macrumors 68020

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    Daphne told Sam about it while swimming off the dock...
     
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    I work a lot with Jace Everett, who did the theme song for this show.
     
  21. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    whats leaving me puzzled at this point is MaryAnne's motives and ultimate plan.

    Eric obviously has plans for Sookie, but thats easily understood, even if they are unknown, but MaryAnne's are so weird in that we've seen a lot of the same from her... and not much progression other than her pretty much just wrecking havoc.
     
  22. charlesbronsen thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe a good idea. I was shocked with what happened to Jason at the end the episode.
     
  23. brn2ski00 macrumors 68020

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    I think that eventually MaryAnne will PO one of the vamps and then go toe to toe with them - some sort of battle. Right now she is just feeding on humans, won't be long until she gets a does of Eric and his crew.

    At least I hope!

    Jason is fine, what do you mean? Are you meaning when Luke walked into the Dallas nest with a Bomb strapped to his body and hit the detonator?!
     
  24. scotty96LSC macrumors 65816

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    Yea, I'm trying to figure that out as well. Can't get a handle on that.
     
  25. charlesbronsen thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    didn't that christian lady he had the affair with cap him?
     

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