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« on: February 28, 2012, 12:27:10 AM »

Ball is out!!

Woohoo!!

Now the show has a chance to be good again!!
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« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2012, 12:38:37 AM »

I wouldn't be too thrilled.... could be like Heroes and get a bunch of hack writers and next thing you know the show is cancelled and poof, no more naked hot guys (and girls)!
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« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2012, 12:49:59 AM »

Let's not forget that Ball is the one that actually made it something everyone couldn't wait to see at one time.  He's had some missteps, but I still think he's a damn good writer.  I'm with rritchard.
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« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2012, 12:58:27 AM »

He's clearly lost it with this show.

It's possible it could get worse now, but it was certain to if he stayed.

Like I said in the other thread, he's Joel Schumacher Part II.

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« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2012, 01:13:07 AM »

I think True Blood has run its course anyways. It was a fun take on the Vampire genre, but I grew tired of it after season 3. It'll probably drag on for a couple more seasons.
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« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2012, 01:38:39 AM »

Quote from: hepcat on February 28, 2012, 12:49:59 AM

Let's not forget that Ball is the one that actually made it something everyone couldn't wait to see at one time.  He's had some missteps, but I still think he's a damn good writer.  I'm with rritchard.

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« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2012, 04:41:55 AM »

You think they're hot?
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« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2012, 07:27:20 AM »

If they brought Terra Nova's young stud over to True Blood as a speedo wearing vampire who seduces Layefette during an oil wrestling match, hepcat would be in paradise!

Granted I'm only one about episode 3 of season 4 now (way to go Tara with her new love interest! hope this one sticks - like her last half dozen relationships) but I'm still enjoying it.

Still prefer Vampire Diaries over True Blood, but I'll keep watching True Blood as long as they keep making it.

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« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2012, 07:34:25 AM »

about the only reasons I'm looking forward to season 5 are:

Spoiler for end of season 4 spoilers:
1 - Russell Edgington returning
2 - hopefully seeing Tara get killed off.
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« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2012, 08:12:38 PM »

The thing I'd like to see is more of a focus on a single main storyline that ALL of the main cast is involved in, or at least tie in the subplots so that everyone has something to do in the end.  Some of the subplots were just unbearable even with all hot male nudity (Sam's family and the whole werepanther craziness come to mind), but worst of all, had no impact on the main storyline.  That's something that Vampire Diaries and Buffy/Angel do so much better, making sure subplots and side character storylines tie to the overall plot.  The core cast of True Blood is incredibly attractive and dynamic, it's hard to believe they can't create a storyline that involves ALL of them.
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« Reply #10 on: February 28, 2012, 08:23:11 PM »

Quote from: CeeKay on February 28, 2012, 07:34:25 AM

about the only reasons I'm looking forward to season 5 are:

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2 - hopefully seeing Tara get killed off.

hasn't this already happened?   icon_confused
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« Reply #11 on: February 28, 2012, 08:28:34 PM »

Quote from: hepcat on February 28, 2012, 08:23:11 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on February 28, 2012, 07:34:25 AM

about the only reasons I'm looking forward to season 5 are:

Spoiler for end of season 4 spoilers:
2 - hopefully seeing Tara get killed off.

hasn't this already happened?   icon_confused

they left it hanging, which probably means no.
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« Reply #12 on: February 28, 2012, 08:54:03 PM »

I'm kind of curious what's going to happen with Jason's little blast from the past that showed up on his doorstep.

BTW, the actor was on New Girl recently, playing what was basically dumb white trash. I've still never seen him in a role where he plays an Australian (which is what he actually is).
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« Reply #13 on: February 28, 2012, 08:57:32 PM »

Quote from: Teggy on February 28, 2012, 08:54:03 PM

I'm kind of curious what's going to happen with Jason's little blast from the past that showed up on his doorstep.

BTW, the actor was on New Girl recently, playing what was basically dumb white trash. I've still never seen him in a role where he plays an Australian (which is what he actually is).

Enjoy.   It's actually a very good film and he's a pretty damn good actor.
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« Reply #14 on: February 29, 2012, 12:09:44 PM »

Sounds good to me...Ball took an established story line with very few distractions and subplots and then ignored it for most of the last two seasons while totally changing (destroying) major character and story arcs from the books.  Too much has changed to fix a lot of it but at least they have the chance to start going in to the right direction again.
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« Reply #15 on: March 27, 2012, 09:08:30 PM »

season 5 promos:

Echoes Of The Past - "Sookie's House": http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=m3raysIkTOs
Echoes Of The Past - "Fangtasia": http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KP7GF9rU_Cs
Echoes Of The Past - "Bill's House": http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=a4l6sAsLcSU
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« Reply #16 on: May 29, 2012, 08:22:31 PM »

new season 5 trailer: http://www.hbo.com/video/video.html/?autoplay=true&vid=1259431&filter=true-blood&view=null
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« Reply #17 on: June 11, 2012, 12:29:04 AM »

alright, only a half hour to go.  c'mon Tara, be a good girl and die.
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« Reply #18 on: June 11, 2012, 12:32:06 PM »

Quote from: CeeKay on June 11, 2012, 12:29:04 AM

alright, only a half hour to go.  c'mon Tara, be a good girl and die.

Spoiler for Hiden:
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« Reply #19 on: June 11, 2012, 09:54:57 PM »

Quote from: sgoldj on June 11, 2012, 12:32:06 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on June 11, 2012, 12:29:04 AM

alright, only a half hour to go.  c'mon Tara, be a good girl and die.

Spoiler for Hiden:
You got your wish!  icon_twisted

Spoiler for Hiden:
Now we get to see if her acting skills are up to level of playing a retarded vampire. Somehow I think she will still manage to screw that up.
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« Reply #20 on: June 12, 2012, 12:27:02 AM »

Premiere showed lots of promise, hopefully can make up for last season's wrong turn.
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« Reply #21 on: June 12, 2012, 12:41:37 AM »

The first fifteen minutes of the new episode were better than any single episode from last season. I hope the rest of this season holds up.
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« Reply #22 on: June 12, 2012, 12:59:36 AM »

Disappointed again.

Might take the season off until my buddy is no longer running the show.
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« Reply #23 on: July 28, 2012, 01:53:23 AM »

Anyone still watching?
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« Reply #24 on: July 28, 2012, 02:52:41 AM »

Quote from: hepcat on February 28, 2012, 12:49:59 AM

Let's not forget that Ball is the one that actually made it something everyone couldn't wait to see at one time.  He's had some missteps, but I still think he's a damn good writer.  I'm with rritchard.

This was true, especially during seasons 1 and 2, when he followed at least the general story line of the books.  We're still watching this season but honestly it's kinda meh...the vamps are nothing like the books, the werewolves are pussies, the fairies just need the leave and the shapeshifters are stupid. 

Fix the season...first end the stupid vamp council bs.  End the endless subplots from the b list book characters.  Kill Tara.  Get Eric back with Sookie.  Maybe pull a Dallas and have Sookie wake up and have it be the night after the end of season 2 smile
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« Reply #25 on: July 28, 2012, 11:52:53 PM »

I still think in general this season is far superior to last year's witch-fest, but I really have to continue to question the stylistic choices the producers make in terms of featuring so many side/b storylines.  I mean seriously, is anyone really interested in Noel (sorry I don't know his name) and Crazy Army guy fighting a djinn?  It just feels like a plotline they pulled out of their asses and wedged into the "real" show.  The shifter slaying sideplot is a bit more interesting since they actually had it involve multiple characters, but it still feels like a side plot. 

I've said it before but it bears repeating - when you have a cast this strong with a core threesome (not to mention strong, sexy supporting stars) this attractive and exciting, with an awesome unpredictable villain like Russell Edgington, why do you need all the side BS?  With so many hot people, the story could practically write itself, and I guarantee there would be no need for some dumbass smoke monster.
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« Reply #26 on: August 27, 2012, 06:10:03 AM »

Praise Lilith, tonight's episode was nothing short of awesomeness!


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« Reply #27 on: August 27, 2012, 12:06:08 PM »

Quote from: rittchard on July 28, 2012, 11:52:53 PM

I still think in general this season is far superior to last year's witch-fest, but I really have to continue to question the stylistic choices the producers make in terms of featuring so many side/b storylines.  I mean seriously, is anyone really interested in Noel (sorry I don't know his name) and Crazy Army guy fighting a djinn?  It just feels like a plotline they pulled out of their asses and wedged into the "real" show.  The shifter slaying sideplot is a bit more interesting since they actually had it involve multiple characters, but it still feels like a side plot. 

yeah, most of the side plots this season have been very meh.
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« Reply #28 on: August 28, 2012, 04:05:21 AM »

Quote from: ericb on July 28, 2012, 02:52:41 AM

Quote from: hepcat on February 28, 2012, 12:49:59 AM

Let's not forget that Ball is the one that actually made it something everyone couldn't wait to see at one time.  He's had some missteps, but I still think he's a damn good writer.  I'm with rritchard.

This was true, especially during seasons 1 and 2, when he followed at least the general story line of the books.  We're still watching this season but honestly it's kinda meh...the vamps are nothing like the books, the werewolves are pussies, the fairies just need the leave and the shapeshifters are stupid. 

Fix the season...first end the stupid vamp council bs.  End the endless subplots from the b list book characters.  Kill Tara.  Get Eric back with Sookie.  Maybe pull a Dallas and have Sookie wake up and have it be the night after the end of season 2 smile

Kill Tara?! She's the hottest vampire on the show!
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« Reply #29 on: August 28, 2012, 04:14:50 AM »

Season 6 details revealed, who is Warlow? (Hint, he's not a midget fighting to save the land from an evil witch)

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Now that the True Blood season 5 finale has set things in motion for an extremely exciting sixth season, itís time to find out what exactly we can expect as our stay in Bon Temps is extended one more year.

True Bloodís bloody finale left fans wanting answers to even more questions, chomping at the bit to find out the more about the mysterious Warlow. With almost a yearís wait until True Blood season 6, series creator Alan Ball exits the series by revealing some things that fans can expect to see next season.

http://screenrant.com/true-blood-season-6-spoilers-warlow/
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« Reply #30 on: August 28, 2012, 04:18:44 AM »

True Blood cook book?

http://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/tv/cajun-chefs-true-blood-cookbook-compiles-crimson-delicacies-inspired-by-hit-vampire-drama/2012/08/24/957259ac-edf3-11e1-b624-99dee49d8d67_story.html
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« Reply #32 on: August 28, 2012, 04:24:02 AM »

bonus scene from HBO Go.
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« Reply #33 on: August 28, 2012, 04:26:11 AM »

Has anyone ordered the true blood drink? If I had money to throw around like hepcat does I'd probably pick up a case..

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« Reply #34 on: August 28, 2012, 04:29:33 AM »

Since Sookie always seems to end up in the arms of a vampire, how hot would it be if she ended up with Tara in season 6? (Then all the Tara hate can stop!  icon_biggrin)

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« Reply #35 on: August 28, 2012, 05:09:31 AM »

That first episode of this season was great. Then it went down hill, fell off the hill, crashed into a SyFy writing convention, hit a bus full of useless side stories, narrowly avoided Forks WA, and slid into the ass end of a Saw It On TV store where it was devoured by suckzilla.
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« Reply #36 on: August 28, 2012, 12:21:33 PM »

The show has always been bad, but at least the first few seasons were bad in a fun way. This last season was just terrible. Too many side plots, terrible writing, ridiculous action (seriously, that slow flying stake throwing scene from last night was like something from a low budget 70s movie), character decisions that are seemingly arbitrary, etc., etc. The vampire authority that everyone feared and talked about in hush tones in the previous seasons just turned out to be a bunch of squabbling douchebags sitting around a table in some ridiculous underground bunker. It doesn't help that I always watch True Blood after seeing the week's Breaking Bad - the difference in quality is striking.
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« Reply #37 on: August 28, 2012, 02:59:18 PM »

I liked the opening of the season and the first two or three episodes, then it veered into a maudlin soap opera on a few fronts.  I will admit the season finale was pretty damn good...but I'm also rather mad that they ended it on such a huge cliffhanger on so many fronts.  It just felt incomplete.
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« Reply #38 on: August 28, 2012, 03:51:57 PM »

I thought the finale was terrible, which was fitting for the season it was ending. I used to really like Bill but I was rooting for his true death at the end of the episode.
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