Really. I was so fucking angry at the end of last season that I almost threw my remote at my tv.
Now, I have a love/hate relationship with Mr. Alan Ball to begin with: I’m one of the very few people in the world who didn’t like American Beauty (amazing actors delivering great performances, but I hated each of those characters) but I absolutely LOVE Six Feet Under (minus 2 or 3 episodes at the beginning of S03). Actually, Six Feet Under is probably my favorite TV series of all time. So, obviously, I had mixed emotions when I heared Alan Ball was working on a new series (woo!) for HBO (yay!) based on a book series (erg) about vampires (uhg) in the south (eww).
But, I gave True Blood a chance and found I very much enjoyed the first season. Sure it was soap opera-y, but it was also smart and sexy and fun. It wasn’t a dis when I called it Twilight for grown-ups, because the sex and violence and humor offset the mellow-drama perfectly. I also loved that S01’s pacing was incredibly quick, probably trying to tell as much story in 12 episodes as they could in case they didn’t get another season (and being both a Kevin Smith and Gilmore Girls fan, fast paced dialog is like porn to me). I’ve actually purchased True Blood Season 1 twice: on dvd for myself, and on blue ray so my parents would hopefully watch it.
Anyway. I was very excited for season 2, and very let down at the loooonnngg, drawn out, boring nature of the storytelling. If S01 was a hot (drunken, deliriously sexy, blur of an) August night, S02 was a wretched, sweaty, miserable September day that wouldn’t end. Yet, I stayed on. The vampire politics were intriguing, and I kinda loved Jessica and Hoyt.
S03, pardon the pun, was the final nail in the coffin for me. Not only did I finally come to loathe every major character on the show (Sookie, Bill, Tara, Sam, Jason… they even ruined Laffyette, for god’s sake! Though, Eric, Pam, and Jessica were still alright, but very lacking in airtime IMO) I also hated the warewolves. Warewolf bikers? Really? That is some stupid shit. And spoilers Sookie being a fairy? Ok, I’m sure all this is from the books, but that’s pathetic. They may as well have had the warewolf biker gang jump over fairy breathing sharks in a flying V formation on their motorcycles… and land in a giant refrigerator… that allows them to withstand a vampiric nuclear blast.
Needless to say, I vowed to not watch another second of this show at the end of season 3 and it has joined the ranks of Heroes and Glee, as shows I’ve given up on.
So, be excited about the return of your series, truebies. I just wish you could all realize the show peaked during season one and would just move on, cause I’m already tired of hearing about a show I feel is just not worth my time.
No offense to you truebies out there, and I hope you enjoy your season premiere, but… I just watched the series premiere of Being Human (UK) and enjoyed that one episode more than the last two seasons of True Blood. British vampires, warewolves, and ghosts > southern ones. Just sayin
there’s something so pretty within that alluded vulgarity. there’s tenderness to that filth. it’s divinity wrapped in barbed wire, coated with pepper spray and a cherry on top. twisted and dark, but honest and pure
my unposted reply to someone bitching about the rockabilly scene (unposted because i don’t really care to share my opinion with that person directly):
them words are awfully judgmental. with regards to any scene: the music and the style are what make it a scene. you can be more into one aspect or the other, it really doesn’t matter, but dressing a certain way to fit into that scene is just as important (and/or unimportant) as the music itself. being anti-scene is the same as being scene because you’re still letting other’s thoughts, actions, and ideas dictate your own. whether you’re a part of it, or apart of it, if you let everyone else’s opinions affect your own then you’re not truly being yourself. if you hate a scene for it’s non-music aspects, then don’t be a part of it. if you love the music and want to experience it, learn to accept the less desirable aspects that accompany it.
i find i write replies to things and never click post or send or enter or what have you, because i just don’t think people want to hear my opinion. i hope whomever is following this at least don’t mind.
Home. Bed. AMR15 damn near killed me, I’m sure I’ll be dead at work tomorrow. Super gigantic thank you to Mr. Mike Park for making this a reality. Somethings weren’t ideal this weekend, but those things had nothing to do with the shows themselves. I got to see the Chinkees, MU330 (twice), Slapstick, Slow Gherkin (twice), Dan Potthast, Dan Andriano, Bomb the Music Industry, Laura Stevenson, Mikey Erg, and Mike Park, and it was amazing.
Beautiful day at the bay. It’s sad to think there are people in the world who have never set eyes on the ocean. I had a friend in high school who made it through adolescence without ever having gone and it was mind boggling to me. Sadder still, there are people who live by the ocean and never take the time to sit and appreciate it. I love the ocean. I hate the beach, but I love just looking at the “big blue wet thing” and feeling the cool ocean breezes and breathing the crisp ocean air…
I don’t really know if I had a point besides possibly: fuck yeah, ocean!