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[True Blood]...what is going on?

KoopahTroopahKoopahTroopah Registered User regular
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Season 6!!!
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Most of the info continued from the season 3 thread...(Thanks CanadianWolverine)

Welcome to the fantasy world of Charlaine Harris' collection of Sookie Stackhouse novels as re-envisioned by Alan Ball and company, as seen on HBO Sunday nights currently in its 5th season. Its a world a lot like our own, only there is a twist, almost every fictional creature there is turns out to be real and the vampires are the first to tell the world they exist. For Sookie Stackhouse, played by Anna Paquin, who has a semi-secret of her own in her lil'town of Bon Temps since she can read/hear other people's thoughts, this sends her life and everyone in her world on paths they were never expecting to ever have to deal with. And we discuss if as this crazy shit happens to the characters if they are going to get naked or gore fest, so don't be shocked if you find yourself uncomfortable watching this with your mother-in-law or whoever.

Here is some previous thread and a bit of its OP:
Nerissa wrote: »
http://www.hbo.com/trueblood/

Quick overview:

The series takes place in the small Louisiana town of Bon Temps, outside of Shreveport. With the invention in Japan of artificial blood that meets their nutritional needs, vampires have "come out of the coffin" and are fighting for their rights as citizens.

Sookie Stackhouse, a waitress in a bar in Bon Temps, "hears" people's thoughts, and is mostly unable to control it. Then she meets a vampire named Bill when he comes into the bar. Sookie and Bill are the two main characters in the entire series.

The first book in the series is Dead Until Dark.

Thanks to Nerissa for some basic information.

Why Book Spoilers Are Likely:
Well, the show has pretty much diverged yet stayed mostly true to the books since then, so even if you have read the books, you are in for quite a few surprises still - so by discussing the show we may inadvertently be discussing things happening in the books - even if you already know about the faery.

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No, not that one, the magical kind. Oh wait... Nevermind, who knows how long that will be the case, because Lafayette is awesome but getting more awesome all the time. You got that Hookah?

So, come get your mind in the entertaining blood filled gutter, Sookie and friends certainly have...
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NSFW of Deborah Ann Woll (Jessica)
Spoiler:

So there's the previous OP with some info slightly modified for this season.
On August 11, 2011, HBO announced that True Blood would be renewed for a fifth season of 12 episodes, to premiere in summer 2012. Alan Ball signed a multi-year contract with HBO in July 2011, but only agreed to produce the show for the fifth season. After the season five finale, he'll leave his position as showrunner.

Seasonal Breakdown -
Season 1 - Intro to Vampires
Season 2 - Maenad/More Vampires
Season 3 - Werewolves
Season 4 - Witches/Ghosts

Season 4 spoilers and catchup cliffnotes:
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Season 5 is rumored to be based upon the Authority, the political leaders of the vampires. It will explain their origin, where they come from, and more importantly who they are. So buckle your seat belts, it's finally time for some answers.

Warning: Spoilers from previous seasons run wild! Please spoiler anything on the latest season!

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  • KoopahTroopahKoopahTroopah Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Didn't see a thread so I made one! Hurray for search engine not working!

    EPISODE 1!!

    It ruled. The season premiere starts off on a whole 'nother foot from previous seasons. Which could be good or bad. I personally didn't like the first 8 minutes (Previously shown as a preview from Game of Thrones and other HBO specials). I think it was a waste of time and poor special effects to put forth little story and to get the ball rolling. However the rest of the episode is good ol fashioned TB. This season should be interesting to say the least.

    Go watch it On Demand or register on HBO GO to catch up as well as . . .

    EPISODE 2!!

    It's on HBO GO, and is 10x as good as the premiere. Lots of catching up and answers and great one liners from several characters.

    A big thing I like about the show is its references from other vampire media, especially Vampire the Masquerade. I already have a new favorite scene.
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  • VoodooVVoodooV Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Carrie Preston is smoking hot when she's not Arlene Fowler

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  • OnTheLastCastleOnTheLastCastle and you're not happy, but you're funny and I'm tripping over my joyRegistered User regular
    edited June 2011
    First 10 mins were straight out of a crappy Kevin Sorbo/Lucy Lawless type Sam Raimi show. But other than that, it improved.
    Spoiler:

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  • VoodooVVoodooV Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    oh and btw, the link to photobucket pics of Jessica don't work.


    SHAME!

  • KoopahTroopahKoopahTroopah Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    VoodooV wrote: »
    oh and btw, the link to photobucket pics of Jessica don't work.


    SHAME!

    I just tried it and it worked fine. Including all the little gifs. Anyone else having problems and or want me to add/change to the OP?

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  • ED!ED! Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Kinda weak opening. . ."Hey here are some faeries and. . .goblins? Now back to Louisiana where you wont see faeries again!"

    Hopefully things pick up, or it'll be a shame this show is bookended by GoT and Boardwalk Empire.

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  • VoodooVVoodooV Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    the pics now work for me. I'm on a diff computer though so ill check on my original one later

  • Lady EriLady Eri Registered User
    edited June 2011
    Having read the books I am shocked by how much they are keeping in line with Eric and Sookie and the fairies. Trust me they are going somewhere with the fairies. Also, Bill as King that is new.

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  • ZeroCowZeroCow Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    I enjoyed the show including the first eight minutes. I thought the episode did a good job of setting up what I assume is most of the plot lines.

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  • Brian888Brian888 Registered User
    edited June 2011
    People, the first eight minutes was a TNG episode that morphed into an original series Star Trek episode.

    AND THAT'S A GREAT THING! :)

  • Smaug6Smaug6 Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    The problem is, how can they ever go back to faire land without fucking up a character? I mean sookie was gone for what 10min? and it turned into like 13 months? It worked as a one off thing to push the story forward, but actually going back there seems like it would cause alot of problems.

    Although, this season looks really promising. I do miss Russel already!

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  • KoopahTroopahKoopahTroopah Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Smaug6 wrote: »
    The problem is, how can they ever go back to faire land without fucking up a character? I mean sookie was gone for what 10min? and it turned into like 13 months? It worked as a one off thing to push the story forward, but actually going back there seems like it would cause alot of problems.

    Although, this season looks really promising. I do miss Russel already!

    This was my problem too. It seems like they just used it to push the story forward a year, and having her grandad there was a useless plotline to start the season with. There was zero character development.

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  • DracomicronDracomicron Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Smaug6 wrote: »
    The problem is, how can they ever go back to faire land without fucking up a character? I mean sookie was gone for what 10min? and it turned into like 13 months? It worked as a one off thing to push the story forward, but actually going back there seems like it would cause alot of problems.

    Although, this season looks really promising. I do miss Russel already!

    This was my problem too. It seems like they just used it to push the story forward a year, and having her grandad there was a useless plotline to start the season with. There was zero character development.

    I wouldn't say zero.
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  • RanadielRanadiel Registered User
    edited June 2011
    The whole episode to me was an hour long WTF session. I'm still watching the show, but I've basically written it off as a campy cheese-fest so whenever something happens out of left field with seemingly no reason or explanation I just shrug my shoulders and go, 'Whatever, that's True Blood for you!'

    The thing that stuck out for me the most was the whole time jump thing. Sookie went to Fairy Land for 10 minutes and was gone for over a year, but Bill went there too and didn't experience the same thing. Maybe time just behaves like that in that one specific part of Fairy Land, or jumping through the portal moved time ahead one year. Or maybe the writers just needed an excuse to move time forward and there will be no future explanation.

    Whatever, that's True Blood for you!

  • RubickRubick Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    I get the impression that the first time Bill & Sookie went to "fairyland," it wasn't the actual fairyland - it was a place in between. When the other fairies jumped into the pond, I think they were going back to the fairy plane. This last time when Sookie when, she was in the actual fairy plane and not the place in between.

  • DracomicronDracomicron Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Rubick wrote: »
    I get the impression that the first time Bill & Sookie went to "fairyland," it wasn't the actual fairyland - it was a place in between. When the other fairies jumped into the pond, I think they were going back to the fairy plane. This last time when Sookie when, she was in the actual fairy plane and not the place in between.

    Yeah, I'm pretty sure that's not where the "harvest" was going to take place. I forget, didn't they go there in their dreams?

    As for other WTF issues.
    Spoiler:

    Gary Gygax wrote:
    ''The secret we should never let the gamemasters know is that they don't need any rules.''
  • ZeroCowZeroCow Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Rubick wrote: »
    I get the impression that the first time Bill & Sookie went to "fairyland," it wasn't the actual fairyland - it was a place in between. When the other fairies jumped into the pond, I think they were going back to the fairy plane. This last time when Sookie when, she was in the actual fairy plane and not the place in between.

    This is how I see it.

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  • RanadielRanadiel Registered User
    edited June 2011
    Spoiler:

    Bad fanfiction only begins to cover it, haha. Once they started going at it, I was thinking, 'Oh True Blood..." O_o
    Spoiler:

    Another WTF moment: (regarding Jason and the meth heads)
    Spoiler:

    - Glad to see Sam living more of a life, even if he is 'more prickly.'

    - Huge LOL at Tommy.

    - Seeing Hoyt and Jessica go through relationship woes is sad, but completely expected.

  • schussschuss Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    I think Jason
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    Watched the first 3 seasons in the past few weeks. This show is a guilty pleasure, but what the hey, it's entertaining.

    I'm sad there probably won't be as many instances of Bill saying "Sookie" in a pained manner while trying to maintain his terribad accent.

  • DracomicronDracomicron Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Ranadiel wrote: »
    Spoiler:

    Bad fanfiction only begins to cover it, haha. Once they started going at it, I was thinking, 'Oh True Blood..." O_o
    Spoiler:

    Honestly, anything they do with Tara will be an improvement. I loved her in the first season, but she got so sidetracked into depressing shit that I felt that they lost the soul of the spunky character that got introduced in season 1 and hardly ever interacted with her best friend afterwards. Seriously, Sookie goes off to Dallas for happy fun vampire times, leaving Tara with the mind rape monster. Then Sookie has happy fun werewolf times while Tara gets kidnapped by a reject from Twilight.
    Spoiler:
    - Seeing Hoyt and Jessica go through relationship woes is sad, but completely expected.

    I thought they were cute together. Like, they were having problems, but they each knew that they were still total dorks for each other.

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  • Smaug6Smaug6 Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Ranadiel wrote: »
    Spoiler:

    Bad fanfiction only begins to cover it, haha. Once they started going at it, I was thinking, 'Oh True Blood..." O_o
    Spoiler:

    Honestly, anything they do with Tara will be an improvement. I loved her in the first season, but she got so sidetracked into depressing shit that I felt that they lost the soul of the spunky character that got introduced in season 1 and hardly ever interacted with her best friend afterwards. Seriously, Sookie goes off to Dallas for happy fun vampire times, leaving Tara with the mind rape monster. Then Sookie has happy fun werewolf times while Tara gets kidnapped by a reject from Twilight.
    Spoiler:
    - Seeing Hoyt and Jessica go through relationship woes is sad, but completely expected.

    I thought they were cute together. Like, they were having problems, but they each knew that they were still total dorks for each other.

    You did not MOURN ME!!!

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  • MalkorMalkor Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Was the camera different or something it had a completely different look that I liked.

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  • KoopahTroopahKoopahTroopah Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Is it just me or . . .
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  • OnTheLastCastleOnTheLastCastle and you're not happy, but you're funny and I'm tripping over my joyRegistered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Is it just me or . . .
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    Improvement was not hard for that particular character. What a grinding she-bat.

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  • DracomicronDracomicron Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Is it just me or . . .
    Spoiler:

    Not just you.
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  • Sweeney TomSweeney Tom Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Impressions on the first episode (haven't seen the second yet, because HBOGO is dumb :[ )
    Spoiler:

    All in all, I'm extremely glad True Blood's back, and am looking forward to the rest of the season.

    Who cares what anyone else says or thinks of you? At the end, how big you smile, how hard you dance, matters. Sounds like a victory to me.
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  • ToxTox I kill threads Pharezon's human garbage heapRegistered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Jessica is by far and easily my favorite character.

    She plays like she's from Vampire: the Masquerade, but she acts like she's from Buffy.

    It's...really the greatest thing.

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  • DracomicronDracomicron Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Tox wrote: »
    Jessica is by far and easily my favorite character.

    She plays like she's from Vampire: the Masquerade, but she acts like she's from Buffy.

    It's...really the greatest thing.

    She does seem to be the only vampire in the cast that seems to have problems with her Beast. Everyone else is much older than she is, of course. It's so cute when her fangs pop out without her intending them to.

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  • TNTrooperTNTrooper Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Anyone else think Tommy
    Spoiler:

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  • Smug DucklingSmug Duckling Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    TNTrooper wrote: »
    Anyone else think Tommy
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    Yeah, I think they made that pretty obvious.

    I liked this episode, although the opening was so far out in left field compared to the rest of the episode that it was kind of hard to take seriously.

    I also found it weird that
    Spoiler:

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  • Robos A Go GoRobos A Go Go Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    I'd forgotten how batshit crazy this show is

    then I saw the recap, and it all came flooding back to me.

  • Smaug6Smaug6 Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Anyone else find it completely bizzare that the rule against vampires entering someone's home
    Spoiler:

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  • KoopahTroopahKoopahTroopah Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Smaug6 wrote: »
    Anyone else find it completely bizzare that the rule against vampires entering someone's home
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    Agreed. Doesn't really make much sense.

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  • Captain TragedyCaptain Tragedy Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    The whole "vampires can't enter without being invited" has always been one of the flimsier, more malleable premises of various vampire fiction. Even Buffy/Angel generally seemed to make up whether or not a vampire could enter/not enter somewhere on the fly as was necessary for the plot.

  • Robos A Go GoRobos A Go Go Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    I thought that the "enter without being invited thing" was more of a psychological barrier than a magical one, which would mean that it breaks down when the vampire believes it no longer applies.

    Kind of like the less popular notion that vampires have to untie knots and count stuff, where supernatural power is offset by inexplicable compulsions.

  • TaramoorTaramoor Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Smaug6 wrote: »
    Anyone else find it completely bizzare that the rule against vampires entering someone's home
    Spoiler:

    Agreed. Doesn't really make much sense.

    It's magic.

    Though it did come up a couple of times early on and then not get mentioned again.

    Sam: "Get out of my bar, you ain't welcome here."
    Vampires: "That shit only works in a private residence."

    For all we know it's some kind of psychosomatic thing.

  • valiancevaliance Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Tox wrote: »
    Jessica is by far and easily my favorite character.

    She plays like she's from Vampire: the Masquerade, but she acts like she's from Buffy.

    It's...really the greatest thing.

    This is win.

    Also, I remember the other TB threads being more lively, where is everyone?

  • PellaeonPellaeon Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    valiance wrote: »
    Tox wrote: »
    Jessica is by far and easily my favorite character.

    She plays like she's from Vampire: the Masquerade, but she acts like she's from Buffy.

    It's...really the greatest thing.

    This is win.

    Also, I remember the other TB threads being more lively, where is everyone?
    Spoiler:

  • XeddicusXeddicus Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    How does Eric get "I own you!" out of owning the house? That doesn't change anything that wasn't already the case before other than she has no where to hide from him now... and the whole PSA thing just showed he's still full of shit, so if they really try and put them together....everyone on the show just needs to die besides Hoyt and Jessica and maybe Bill and Sookie. Starting with Tara still. Her new buddy can take her place on the show.

    "For no one - no one in this world can you trust. Not men. Not women. Not beasts...this you can trust."
  • DracomicronDracomicron Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Xeddicus wrote: »
    How does Eric get "I own you!" out of owning the house? That doesn't change anything that wasn't already the case before other than she has no where to hide from him now... and the whole PSA thing just showed he's still full of shit, so if they really try and put them together....everyone on the show just needs to die besides Hoyt and Jessica and maybe Bill and Sookie. Starting with Tara still. Her new buddy can take her place on the show.

    Yikes.

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