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DarthQuack
08-17-2008, 01:35 PM
This (http://www.hbo.com/trueblood/) new show looks awesome. I can't wait for it to start, checked out this (http://www.hbo.com/trueblood/otherworlds/) video earlier today, they seem to be going all out for it. Anyone else looking forward to it?

UKWildcat
08-18-2008, 11:21 AM
I'm definitely gonna check it out! :thumbsup:

El Chuxter
08-18-2008, 12:06 PM
It's too early to make a decision on the show itself, but the preview comics they were handing out at Comic-Con were insanely bad. They killed so many brain cells, I passed out and had to be rushed to the hospital.

UKWildcat
08-18-2008, 12:29 PM
A show about vampires from the genius that is Alan Ball? Easy decision for me. :D

El Chuxter
08-18-2008, 01:55 PM
Okay, I didn't recognize the name, and did a little bit of Wiki research. I'll definitely check out this show based on his resume.

They're really marketing this the wrong way, though. Based on the downright goofy hype at Comic-Con and the insanely bad freebie comic (seriously, I saw Rob Liefeld saying, "This comic suck!"), I was prepared to completely ignore it.

Good thing I know people who recognize screenwriters' names better than I do.

Kidhuman
08-18-2008, 03:16 PM
I am going to check it out. Looks good.

TeeEye7
08-18-2008, 10:49 PM
I'd like to wear one of those True Blood t-shirts offered by HBO to my work!

The only problem is that the brass has no sense of humor.....

JediTricks
08-19-2008, 11:17 PM
My mom is a fan of the series of novels and is rethinking her policy of not paying for cable over this one.

Kidhuman
09-01-2008, 04:34 PM
Starts this Sunday night on HBO.

TeeEye7
09-08-2008, 03:46 AM
Hmmmm. Very interesting, y'all. I kept getting interrupted trying to view it, so I'll have to fire up HBO on Demand to see it all since I didn't get the chance to see it uninterrupted.

Waiting for others to chime in. I'm surprised there's not preliminary a review yet.

Hello....DQ....UKW....KH....JT...????

Kidhuman
09-08-2008, 06:18 AM
I have it on my DVR and will probably get to it in a few days.

TeeEye7
09-10-2008, 12:17 PM
Alrightie then.

Thanks to HBO on Demand, I was able to see the first episode in its entirety. I can see that it's going to take me some time to get into True Blood. Not sure why it didn't grab me (too many Southern cliches, perhaps?) but I'm not hooked like I was with John from Cincinnati from its get-go.

I know it's only the first episode, but I thought too many characters were introduced all at once for my liking. I would have liked to see more emphasis on just the main characters to start. Leave the others on the sidelines for now.

Time will tell.....

UKWildcat
09-10-2008, 12:53 PM
I just got around to watching True Blood last night, and I rather enjoyed it. They did throw a lot of characters at us, but by the end of the episode I had them all down. I absolutely love the premise of the show and I am eagerly awaiting the next episode, and to see exactly where they go with it. The writing is a bit different, but I am enjoying the acting and cast (Paquin especially), even though it isn't the greatest and I'm not familiar with most of them. So yeah, I enjoyed the first episode and I think the show will continue to get better/stronger and grow on the audience. :thumbsup:

Rocketboy
09-10-2008, 03:25 PM
Saw it the other night and thought it was bad, like Sci-fi Channel bad.

Kidhuman
09-10-2008, 04:52 PM
I got around tp it last night also. I thought it was ok, worth a second viewing to see where it goes. It has alot of potential to get better, hopefully it does

El Chuxter
09-14-2008, 02:35 AM
Just watched the first ep. It wasn't bad, but it wasn't especially good. I definitely don't see this as a worthy replacement for the Deadwood/Sopranos time slot based on the first episode.

Deadwood really grabbed me from the first scene, and Sopranos had a weak first episode, but it was just enough to make me have to see the second, which hooked me. True Blood was just sorta there. It was kinda like watching the first episode of Lost or Heroes here. I didn't feel like I wanted my hour back, but I didn't feel compelled to watch more. (I'm not asking to debate those two shows, since you already know that's how I felt about them.)

Mrs Chux really liked it, though, so I have this feeling I'll be seeing at least another episode or two. If it gets better within a few episodes, I'll keep watching after that. (Otherwise, it's Family Guy for me!)

Oddly, there was absolutely no connection to the preview comic, which was about a vampire who was a former Caribbean slave flying to Japan to discuss the True Blood drink with its developers. I wonder if that'll tie in eventually, or if it was a total red herring. (Like I said, that comic blew chunks, so it wouldn't hurt the show one bit if it never came up again.)

TeeEye7
09-14-2008, 02:23 PM
I saw a couple of "behind the scenes/making of"-type programs on True Blood last night on HBO.

It featured film makers and academics outlining the evolution of the Dracula/vampire genre of literature and movies. Interesting stuff. At this point more interesting than the series for me, but has given me hope that the series will improve and not poop out.*

*Chux's influence!

sith_killer_99
09-14-2008, 10:55 PM
It's okay, nothing spectacular. I will continue to watch, see if it grabs me eventually.

TeeEye7
09-15-2008, 11:38 AM
OK. Second episode fleshed out Bill and Sookie a bit more to my liking (i.e. powers they possess). We've got a murder mystery thing brewing. I'm liking it much more now. Nice mini-cliffhanger ending, too.

UKWildcat
09-15-2008, 01:18 PM
Nice mini-cliffhanger ending, too.

No kidding!!! *gasp*


I thought the second episode was awesome. This could easily be one of my favorite shows this fall, if not, all time. :thumbsup:

sith_killer_99
09-22-2008, 01:01 PM
thought it was bad, like Sci-fi Channel bad.

BLASPHAMY!!!

Battlestar Galactica
The Dresden Files
Eureka
SG-1
Stargate Atlantis

As for my view on "True Blood", I have decided that it is really nothing short of soft porn at this point. I get the fact that it's about Vampires and that inherently means eroticism, but it seems like someone's going at it every 5-10 minutes now. It has gotten to the point where the story is sacrificed for the $ex.:rolleyes:

I will probably continue to record it on the DVR, just to see if the story gets any better.;);)

JediTricks
09-22-2008, 11:10 PM
You forgot to mention Farscape as good SFC. The Chronicle, First Wave, Secret Adventures of Jules Verne, and The Invisible Man were decent too.

UKWildcat
10-02-2008, 11:55 AM
I'm still very much into this show.

I love Sookie and Bill, those characters (along with their relationship) are great.

Sam is interesting, and I think there is some sort of connection between him and that dog.

pbarnard
10-02-2008, 01:15 PM
Actually I think the dog is Bill. Remember from Dracula, he is able to transform into a wolf/dog as well so. This is the series where Vampires are the metaphor for whatever minority group, the werewolf will become the metaphor for the fringe majority group that commits hate crimes against the minority group.

And what is with casting Ana Paquin as outcast southern girl who's had no relationship/contact with others. I've seen this before, was it called X-Men???

UKWildcat
10-02-2008, 02:37 PM
Actually I think the dog is Bill. Remember from Dracula, he is able to transform into a wolf/dog as well so. This is the series where Vampires are the metaphor for whatever minority group, the werewolf will become the metaphor for the fringe majority group that commits hate crimes against the minority group.

That's not a bad idea, its just that when Tara slept with Sam he was making those dog noises/barking while he was sleeping. :Ponder:

pbarnard
10-02-2008, 03:00 PM
Plus at the end of the last episode, he rolled all over the bed where Jason's current f-buddy was killed. It's just one of those things meant to throw us off. But the dog was shown in both the first and second episodes with Sam at one point.

Kidhuman
10-02-2008, 04:46 PM
Sam also called the dog Broteher in the 3rd episode.

UKWildcat
10-09-2008, 12:10 AM
Another excellent episode.

That hamburger has aids. Ohh man. Awesome scene. Lafayette straight up worked those guys over. Great character, one of my faves on the show.

I liked how we got to learn quite a bit more about Bill and how he became a vampire. Good stuff.

Sam showed a different side. After he and Sookie got in that argument, you could hear a dog barking in the background. Hmmmm....

I hated the ending though. I liked Gran, didn't want to see her go. :(

RooJay
10-09-2008, 03:54 AM
Hey guys! You know, I've gotta say that even though the first episode didn't really thrill me as much as I'd hoped I decided I was going to stick with it anyway. It just seemed like one of those cool guilty pleasure type shows. I'm glad to say that it actually has gotten better with each consecutive episode. They do sort of overdo it a bit with the sex, and I'm not overly fond of how familiar I've been getting with Jason's rear, though, and I don't really care for the seemingly overwrought accent on Tara (I say seemingly because it sounds very fake to me even though for all I know it may actually be the actress' real accent) but I do see lots of great potential for this show and I'm hopeful for good things to come.
It probably helps that I actually know Sam's secret (and a couple of Sookie and Jason's for that matter!) and am really looking forward to where that's going!

Kidhuman
10-09-2008, 07:13 AM
I got around ot watching it yesterday and I loved it. IT was great to see how Bill became a Vampire. I too UK, was ****ed to see Granny dead. We know it wasnt a Vampire, too much blood on the floor for that.

TeeEye7
10-12-2008, 01:24 PM
I liked how we got to learn quite a bit more about Bill and how he became a vampire. Good stuff.

Agreed. It will be interesting to see the interaction between Bill and Elvira (pardon the pun). Was he "kept" by her for a while? Was he used and abused? Did he have to plan a getaway from her? If done right, this could be a really good part of the story and a good insight into vampire "culture". I hope they pursue this in tonight's episode.

Kidhuman
10-12-2008, 09:59 PM
Too bad T.I. tey didnt go back to the well. IT was a good episode all around.

TeeEye7
10-13-2008, 10:54 AM
Yes, I was a a bit disappointed, KH. I think they could really expand the story with Bill's journey into becoming a vampire. I'm still holding out hope that they will pursue that story line.

UKWildcat
10-13-2008, 01:36 PM
I'm still not sure what the think of last nights episode. I liked it..... but...

El Chuxter
10-13-2008, 01:59 PM
I only caught the last ten minutes or so. Not what I was expecting at all. Nice, though. :beard:

pbarnard
10-13-2008, 02:03 PM
Alright, so Bill and dog appear together, as do dog and Sam. Who's the werewolf?

I'm thinking of going and reading the book(s), although I have distaste for all regional literature.

Ando
10-13-2008, 07:48 PM
Wait, there's a werewolf?!?

Sonofa...

TeeEye7
10-13-2008, 08:35 PM
Wait, there's a werewolf?!?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZxNHmhw-kB8

:D

Kidhuman
10-13-2008, 08:43 PM
Hahahahahahahahahaha

RooJay
10-14-2008, 02:31 AM
Not a werewolf to be exact, but I like what you guys are thinking! For the record - I already know the answer to that one and I ain't tellin'!:razz:

I have to say after this last episode that I will now be eternally grateful to the producers of this show for giving me one thing I'd been hoping to see for quite a while now! I shan't explain further, but those of you who are appreciative of it as I am will already know of which I refer. I find it terribly interesting that It's finally been delivered in a television show as opposed to a theatrical film where one might be more inclined to expect that sort of thing. Anyway, I'm glad it's been done and that I was able to share in that moment!:thumbsup:

Oh yeah...almost forgot - good episode!

sith_killer_99
10-14-2008, 09:27 AM
I have to say after this last episode that I will now be eternally grateful to the producers of this show for giving me one thing I'd been hoping to see for quite a while now! I shan't explain further, but those of you who are appreciative of it as I am will already know of which I refer. I find it terribly interesting that It's finally been delivered in a television show as opposed to a theatrical film where one might be more inclined to expect that sort of thing. Anyway, I'm glad it's been done and that I was able to share in that moment!

Agreed, now to wait for this to come out on Blu-Ray so as to capture the moment in all it's high def glory. LOL:p

Ando
10-14-2008, 11:03 AM
I have to say after this last episode that I will now be eternally grateful to the producers of this show for giving me one thing I'd been hoping to see for quite a while now! I shan't explain further, but those of you who are appreciative of it as I am will already know of which I refer. I find it terribly interesting that It's finally been delivered in a television show as opposed to a theatrical film where one might be more inclined to expect that sort of thing. Anyway, I'm glad it's been done and that I was able to share in that moment!

Are we talking about Anna Paquin's naked mams?

TeeEye7
10-14-2008, 11:15 AM
Are we talking about Anna Paquin's naked mams?

No. This is a family website! ;)

SirSteve would ban us all if we were naughty!

El Chuxter
10-14-2008, 01:20 PM
Since it's out in the open now (in more ways than one), does it seem like Anna Paquin is going in sorta a reverse of the Hollywood stereotype?

She started out in an Oscar-winning role. Then she moved to superhero movies. Then to TV. And now she's topless.

Will she be conducting studio tours by the time she's forty?

sith_killer_99
10-14-2008, 01:30 PM
Since it's out in the open now (in more ways than one), does it seem like Anna Paquin is going in sorta a reverse of the Hollywood stereotype?

She started out in an Oscar-winning role. Then she moved to superhero movies. Then to TV. And now she's topless.

Will she be conducting studio tours by the time she's forty?

Honestly, I think she'll be another Jodi Foster. Hit it big, lay low, come back for a few big pictures here and there. That's about it.

pbarnard
10-14-2008, 02:18 PM
This is an HBO show. The network alone will get her Emmy nominations. She may try for the Helen Hunt, the double Emmy/Oscar bid.

TeeEye7
10-15-2008, 11:38 AM
If Harry Potter can do it, so can Sookie Stack(ed)house! :thumbsup: :yes:

....and Anna has twice the talent!

UKWildcat
10-27-2008, 02:08 PM
I love this show! :D

TeeEye7
10-27-2008, 04:00 PM
Boy howdy, UKW! Just about the time I think I've got things figured out, they throw a curve!
It's fun being teased and pleased! :thumbsup:

RooJay
10-28-2008, 01:44 AM
"I always look forward to Mondays! First Heroes then...you!"

LOLZ!!!lollollollollol

DarthQuack
10-28-2008, 04:03 PM
That was the best line of the episode....still wanna figure out why Sam runs through the woods naked....and something is up with that dog too.

RooJay
10-29-2008, 02:05 AM
That was the best line of the episode....still wanna figure out why Sam runs through the woods naked....and something is up with that dog too.

I know the secret! I know the secret! Nah-nah-nah-nah-nah!!!
He's so lying about his parents being naturists...

TeeEye7
11-24-2008, 03:42 PM
The season is over. What did you think?

Are you looking forward to summer 2009 when the new season starts? Or did you lose interest?

Kidhuman
11-25-2008, 07:06 AM
I thought it was a good wrap upand a good lead into the next season. I hope Lafeyette isnt dead, I thought he was the best character on the show.

TeeEye7
11-25-2008, 12:22 PM
I hope Lafeyette isnt dead, I thought he was the best character on the show.

Yeah, I'll really be p!ssed if he's dead. I really like his character, too. I think not, though. That would leave the story between the senator and him unresolved. I can't see the point in that. Maybe he met a "maker"? Hmmmmm.

RooJay
11-26-2008, 03:10 AM
I'm betting someone found out about Lafayette's little business venture as a dealer of "V" and decided to do something about it by...making him a taste of is own medicine, if you will! What an awesome plot twist that would make if Lafayette actually ends up becoming a vampire!

I really loved the visualization we saw from his own point of view of Bill braving the sunlight to go after Sookie. That was a really cool effect, and really helped to sell the scene. It might have been a bit nicer if it had taken him a bit longer than it seemed to recover from that, though.

I'm also going on record with my belief that Michelle Forbes' mysterious new character (who's name eludes me at the moment) is actually a real life demon that has come to manipulate Tara. After all, Sam did say to Sookie that there were a lot more things in the world that's secret to the general populace (aside from vampires, shape shifters, and what it is that happens to be why Sookie has her abilities) and something like that would fit right in. Her first appearance on the show, appearing to Tara naked on the road, with a pig might seem to imply something like that.

Kidhuman
11-26-2008, 07:39 AM
I think she is a werewolf or anohter shapeshifter. Sam seemed to have known her. Maryann I think her name was

Ando
11-26-2008, 11:04 AM
I thought that Bill had been the one who attacked Lafayette outside of Merlotte's after he showed up at Sookie's house (after he'd healed) and told her that he'd fed (implying that he'd fed from a human).

Am I misinterpreting these scenes?

UKWildcat
11-26-2008, 11:38 AM
That's what I was thinking Ando. And what we were led to believe.

Unfortunately, I think Lafayette is dead and gone. He was my favorite character too kh. At first I was thinking maybe he got away or something, but the foot falling out of Detective Andy's car at the end sealed the deal for me. If you all didn't remember, or put it together, Lafayette was painting his toe nails red at the bar in the previous episode. :(

It would be cool for him to come back one way or another though.


Anyways, I thought the finale was great. Overall, I thought the show was AWESOME!!! Job well done Mr. Alan Ball... you continue to impress and amaze me.

I can't wait for the second season. :thumbsup:

RooJay
12-02-2008, 04:42 AM
Yes, I think we were definitely meant to think that Laffayette is not only dead, but that Bill is responsible. For the record, I'm thinking that Bill's new little pet was the one that did the deed (even if he is dead.) I also think that we're meant to believe Maryann (or whatever) is merely a shapeshifter. Since her presence seems definitely connected to Tara's story, I'm betting she's something more.

Kidhuman
12-02-2008, 07:04 AM
I am thinking Eric killed Lafyette, he said he knew he "wronged" the Vampires. I thought he meant Amy and Jason, but Lafyette was selling their blood.

UKWildcat
12-02-2008, 02:55 PM
I also think that we're meant to believe Maryann (or whatever) is merely a shapeshifter. Since her presence seems definitely connected to Tara's story, I'm betting she's something more.

I think Maryann may be a demon... other theories are that she is the devil. I think the pig, or swine, is some sort of biblical reference to the idea, but I'm not sure.


Over the Thanksgiving Holiday, my brother, sister and I were talking about the show. Not sure exactly how to explain it, but we came to the conclusion that Maryann could create, or project, and obviously control, images (people); similar to a hologram, but completely realistic. Like the black guy playing the guitar and talking with Tara, he is not real. Maryann created/projected him and was controlling him; telling Tara to stay, that Maryann meant well, and etc. Throughout this interaction, Maryann is sitting in the backyard vibrating, or shuttering, or whatever you want to call it.

El Chuxter
12-02-2008, 03:00 PM
Why not stop theorizing and read the rest of the books? It looks like each season is based on a different novel, and there are probably more books out there than there could be seasons of most shows.

DarthQuack
12-02-2008, 07:58 PM
Awesome first season, loved seeing Anna P. naked of course :love:

Lafayette is a cool character...but I agree that I think he's dead.

Eric is a sweet character too, looks like a big guy, a good 5 inches or so taller than Bill, hopefully we'll see more of his character next season, along with the naked lady that Tara is shacking up with.

RooJay
12-03-2008, 02:39 AM
Bill is dead too, as is so frequently pointed out, and that hasn't stopped him.

I just like Laffayette too much for him to be off the show!!! I really doesn't feel like his character is done yet, though. I remain hopeful.

Was anyone else also sad to find out that Rene was the killer? Oh, and that he was also not Rene? I really liked that guy, and was hoping for more of him later on. I totally expected the big guy goofy that works at Merlotte's (whose name escapes me) would be the killer. He's always seemed a little too into the idea of vampires to me, and the murders all seemed like they were inept copycat versions of vampire killings. I had been thinking that he was going around playing vampire, and making a mess of folks.

I also happen to agree that Eric (Erik?) is very cool! I'm thinking he's totally a Viking! I remember Bill saying that he's very old, so it seems to fit.

UKWildcat
06-03-2009, 01:53 AM
Can't wait for the second season to start up in less than two weeks! :D :thumbsup:

TeeEye7
06-03-2009, 11:40 AM
Yep! Watching the previews on HBO is making me anxious for the start of the new season! Lafayette was the cliff-hanger for me last season.....like Roojay said, it would be a shame to lose his character.

mtriv73
06-03-2009, 12:16 PM
I can't wait for season 2 to start either, but read the books, you won't be disappointed. Charlaine Harris really improves as a writer as the books progress. She's no Tolstoy but she tells a really good story. Season 1 on HBO was different enough from Book 1 that even if you read the rest it won't ruin the show for you. Since I've read all 9 books, I'm going to keep my theories of what happens to whom and what everyone really is to myself, but season 2 should be really exciting and different.

RooJay
06-04-2009, 02:14 AM
Word has it that the show will begin to deviate even more from the books in season 2.

2-1B
06-21-2009, 12:13 AM
Late to the party because I was moving last Sept so I missed the first several weeks and fell behind, never caught up on On Demand until this past week when I watched all 12 episodes as well as the Season 2 premiere.

Awesome show, lame acting at times but still a very fun ride. I'm in this one for the long haul.

Nice to see Sobotka from The Wire and EB Farnum from Deadwood paired as the town police. It's like an HBO All Stars, of sorts. lol

RooJay
06-23-2009, 03:00 AM
Glad it looks like Lafayette has been spared the fate of his counterpart from the books! Maybe we'll be even luckier, and might actually get the potential awesomeness of Vampire Lafayette!

2-1B
06-23-2009, 10:05 PM
Indeed, Rooj. :thumbsup:

And what's the deal with Ensign Ro from Star Trek: TNG and her flickering and thinking in foreign tongues ???

(I don't really wanna know, I'm avoiding spoilers for the most part, I'm just asking rhetorically).

If Sam's a Shifter, is she a Shaker ? lol

TeeEye7
06-23-2009, 10:26 PM
If Sam's a Shifter, is she a Shaker ? lol

Only when his fur gets wet! ;)

RooJay
06-24-2009, 02:20 AM
I've been wondering about Sam. Supposedly he can turn into pretty much any animal - the dog being the easiest and apparent favorite - wonder if we'll ever see him change into any other form?

2-1B
06-25-2009, 06:39 PM
Is Eggs the pig ?

Not sure if I missed something...

TeeEye7
06-29-2009, 10:24 AM
I finally realized what scares me about True Blood: it's the guy in the rocking chair with the really creepy smile in the opening credits of the show. :eek:

You shore have a purty mouth......

mtriv73
06-29-2009, 02:38 PM
I finally realized what scares me about True Blood: it's the guy in the rocking chair with the really creepy smile in the opening credits of the show. :eek:

You shore have a purty mouth......

He reminds me of Cooter from The Dukes of Hazzard for some reason. I love the theme sonf though so I never fast forward through the opening credits.

Well I guess the best news about season 2 is no matter how many of the books you've read, nothing is spoiled for you.

RooJay
06-30-2009, 05:54 AM
So...no on the vampire Lafayette?

TeeEye7
06-30-2009, 11:05 AM
So...no on the vampire Lafayette?

I'm not sure. He said, "Make me a vampire", but I think Sookie may have intervened (although we weren't really shown that).

That would be an interesting twist, but I wouldn't want to see Lafayette's character change yet.

DarthQuack
06-30-2009, 02:14 PM
Great episode from this past weekend....really looking forward to seeing who it was that attacked Sookie. Like seeing Eric almost drool over Sookie's back maybe I think it was? Pretty funny! :thumbsup:

2-1B
06-30-2009, 09:05 PM
did Daphne attack Sookie?

RooJay
07-01-2009, 03:35 AM
I may be on the wrong track here, but something about Maryann brings to mind Circe from Greek mythology. Something about the feasting, and the pig (whom I'm certain is Maryann's butler/cook guy.) I might be way off base here, since there hasn't been a lot of evidence to support my theory. Just a thought.

Also, Hoyt and Jessica are on their way to becoming my new favorite couple on this show!

mtriv73
07-01-2009, 08:27 AM
Does anyone here know enough latin to translate what MaryAnn was thinking when Sookie read her mind in the bar in the second episode?

Actually, it could have been Greek for all I know, I just assumed Latin.

You may have something there with the Circe thing. The mansion, pig, and strange behavior of those around her seem to have at least inspired the character. If we see her with a big loom, we'll know.

RooJay
07-01-2009, 07:14 PM
Upon thinking a bit more about it, she could also have something to do with Dionysus, though I'm not really certain how - clearly she is not he. Everything else fits just as well as Circe.

clone157
07-01-2009, 09:02 PM
Upon thinking a bit more about it, she could also have something to do with Dionysus, though I'm not really certain how - clearly she is not he. Everything else fits just as well as Circe.

It sounded like you read the books Roo. You are very close. I don't want to ruin it for anyone else, they are so much fun. I've read them all since season 1 ended, and I gotta say they are entertaining, fast paced, and I hope Allan Ball doesn't leave out a thing. Lafayette being saved isn't a bad deviation from the novels as it is the perfect character to show the bigotry that is an underlying theme moreso to the show than the books.

2-1B
07-01-2009, 10:41 PM
SPOILER THEORY:



I think she is a Maenad, a follower of Dionysus.

RooJay
07-02-2009, 10:00 AM
It sounded like you read the books Roo. You are very close. I don't want to ruin it for anyone else, they are so much fun. I've read them all since season 1 ended, and I gotta say they are entertaining, fast paced, and I hope Allan Ball doesn't leave out a thing. Lafayette being saved isn't a bad deviation from the novels as it is the perfect character to show the bigotry that is an underlying theme moreso to the show than the books.

So far I'm only halfway through the first book - it's been slow going since the first season of the show is so close to the book, and I've already seen all of that.


SPOILER THEORY:



I think she is a Maenad, a follower of Dionysus.

I like that idea, but it really doesn't explain the pig. Of course, it wouldn't necessarily have to - it's not like there isn't already a separate precedent for folks who change into animals (come to think of it, I still haven't seen confirmation that the pig actually is also a person...)

TeeEye7
08-24-2009, 11:45 AM
Is this season a wild ride or what!?

Me like-a dees!

Ando
08-24-2009, 01:43 PM
Is this season a wild ride or what!?

Me like-a dees!

Yes, yes it is! And there's only 2 episodes left!

Hopefully it will be a short break before season 3 starts.

sith_killer_99
08-24-2009, 06:35 PM
Good stuff, I can't wait to see where it ends up or what they do for next season!:thumbsup:

Kidhuman
08-30-2009, 09:44 AM
It has finally picked up. they were in Dallas way too long. Been a good season overall. ****ed off Godric killed himself though

2-1B
09-07-2009, 07:44 PM
I'm more ticked about no new episode last night...I hate when HBO puts their shows on hold for a week before a season finale. Kind of like the NFL with the Super Bowl.

Ando
09-08-2009, 10:50 AM
I'm more ticked about no new episode last night...I hate when HBO puts their shows on hold for a week before a season finale. Kind of like the NFL with the Super Bowl.

I think they did it because it was a holiday weekend and some people who are out of town would have missed it.

New episodes of Monk and Psych weren't on (Friday night) either.

2-1B
09-08-2009, 06:55 PM
I won't be watching this Sunday, I'll be watching the Packers/Bears instead...so it's On Demand for me on Tuesday, then. ;)

RooJay
09-09-2009, 02:04 AM
I'm mad that this is the end of another great season! I love this show, and it seems like this season just flew by way too quickly!

crazzycat
09-16-2009, 07:10 AM
Really?I didn't know yet that new season will be soon will search for it

TeeEye7
09-17-2009, 04:15 PM
Is Erik behind the silver chain-wielding hands at our season-ending cliffhanger?

Let the speculation begin and let the new season get here in one quick hurry!

....and I agree with RooJay! :yes:

El Chuxter
09-17-2009, 04:25 PM
Or go to your local library and read the books. And be disgusted by how silly it gets, which is why I haven't bothered with the show past the first few episodes--unless it makes major departures from the novels, it's going to go way further south than Louisiana. (My wife got so hooked on the show, she spent a small fortune on the books, and tells me every plot detail, and re-watches the episodes over and over looking for small hints. Trust me, it gets insanely stupid. However, I will say that most of Season 2 is totally different from the books, so there's a good chance it will deviate more before we get to Sookie's million-year-old fairy grandfather. :rolleyes: )

Still no connection at all with last year's Comic-Con freebie, which is odd. You wouldn't try to hype up Star Wars in 1976 by releasing a comic about the new Teek senator from Endor....

DarthQuack
09-17-2009, 09:19 PM
So is it worth reading the books then? Are they enjoyable?

I was kind of underwhelmed by the finale....everything seemed anticlimatic with Maryann and that part was over halfway through.

El Chuxter
09-18-2009, 01:00 AM
She likes 'em. I tried, and I found the writing pretty bad. Then again, I think Dan Brown is unreadably bad, so I'm not sure my opinion is the best to base your decision on. :)

RooJay
09-18-2009, 04:26 AM
...there's a good chance it will deviate more before we get to Sookie's million-year-old fairy grandfather. :rolleyes: )

Hey..hey! Spoilers man!!! They've been hinting at Sookies 'special' nature all season long, and setting it up for a surprise reveal later! Lots of folks probably didn't know about that until just that post up there...

:whip:

Kidhuman
09-19-2009, 10:06 AM
I thought the last episode has horrid. Could have been a lot better

2-1B
09-19-2009, 04:19 PM
Why are you guys even talking about the books? The show is way different already, doesn't matter what happens in the books because it probably ain't gonna happen anyway. :D

I don't know if the books include Jason shooting Eggs in the head, but I am glad the show did. lol

clone157
09-19-2009, 10:58 PM
The books do give the framework of the series with each being a season of TV. Oh sorry, forgot that it's not TV, it's HBO. Also, the books are great in their own right, and while a little overly red-necked, as a Southern Gentleman, I can say that it has a great, unique voice.