I will say this: the acting is NOT the weak link on that show. I think all of the actors on that show are immensely talented. But there is, sadly, only so far you can go with weak material. I think that, currently, it's the writing that is the really weak part, and specifically the structuring and plotting. Well, that and Sookie's character in general. She's really really annoying a fair amount of the time.
I agree! The actors are top notch and are what really make watching the show palatable. The writers occasionally toss in a one liner that has me in stitches, but on the whole, they do a much better job given the talent they have to work with.
Anyone been keeping up on the new season? Just finished Episode 6, really good season so far I think. I'm amazed I'm still watching this show, it's so lame sometimes yet I find myself hooked.
Yeah, so far this is probably my favorite season. I like that:
1.) We're getting a LOT more of the political stuff for the vamps and weres.
2.) Sookie seems a lot less annoying this season.
3.) Sookie isn't the center of attention.
To be clear, Sookie is my LEAST favorite character on the show. I can't stand her and how bloody wonderful everyone thinks the is. When the first episode opened and Bill and Eric suddenly got her "distress call," then ignored it, I was saying to myself "FINALLY."
Tara is less annoying and a far better character now she's just a pole dancer.
Aside from the side story with Terry that I don't care for I like how this season is unfolding. I'm glad they brought Russel back. The story needed credible villain and Russell is definitely your man when it comes to filling that role.
I may have to start watching again.
I gave up on it long ago...
I'm enjoying this season a lot more than last season. The thing with the vampire Authority seems a little awkward, like they're having to bend things out of shape to make room for more Russel Edgington. Still, I'll grant them whatever they have to do to spend less time on Sookie and more time on Edgington.
I like the Ifrit thing. I like Lafayette's thing. I like the shifter thing, the werewolf thing, the vampire thing, and the vigilante thing. I even like the Tara thing. I'd enjoy the series more without the Sookie thing and the faerie thing.
Well after Season 5 Episode 7 I think the storyline has been busted wide open now!!! War is coming!
I think Ms. Paquin must now have a new "less boob" clause in her renegotiated contract for the last two seasons.
Not too happy about the 12 episodes a season. They could do alot more back story.
Is it just me or now does every major and minor character in the series have their own storyline?
Waiting for Ep 8
they lost me the last couple of season but i find myself thoroughly enjoying this one. I have laughed so much plus Russel E. is awesome. It seems they took cues from all there fans input and applied it here.
Paquin is preggers, not yet showin', but that might have something to do with her modesty.
Perhaps it also has to do with her comparatively lesser centrality to the storyline this season.
Honestly, what I'm digging is the direction all the characters are taking now. Jason's less of an f-up/comic relief it seems. Andy's on a similar track. Terry has this intersting PTSDemon thing going on. Lafayette is confronting his own abilities. And I'm LOVING the internal political battles within the Authority and Alcide's pack. Meanwhile, Sookie isn't the magical perfect fairy-girl whom everyone adores and is in love with. I just love that everyone is "over" Sookie. 'Cause god knows that's where I've been the last few seasons.
These last 2 episodes have been very blah to me.
I dunno. I like the chaos within the Authority. And I'm still trying to figure out where Bill stands.
I wasn't wowed by the last episode, but I understand there are going to be episodes where they need to develop the storyline so the show can move forward.
However, I still wish they would reduce the amount of subplots so they can focus on having more of the cast interact with each other on fewer story lines. As it stands, too many characters are moving off on their own subplots with little/no dialogue with other major characters.
I made the mistake of reading the books first, now the show doesn't "do it" for me as much. I still watch, but I wish they would have stuck to the books storyline. I did love seeing Lilith last week though!!!!
I just want to know how all these rednecks can afford these big silver chains. I mean a chain big enough to wrap around a vampire costs a lot of money!
This season has seriously took a turn for the worst. The last 3 or 4 episodes have been horrible. I'm quickly losing interest in this show.
I still love Russel Edgington. His lines crack me up.