I think the Laffayette selling V thing will be lost since I'm pretty sure they only made him do it to find Goddrich but who knows it would be much better to use it as yall have said
i went out of town for the last few days so i started reading the books. of course i can only read til almost the end of the second book cause it's 1 book per season.
can i just say... props to whoever read this and was inspired to make an entire episodic tv show about it, cause these books really are not that great. if you think sookie is slightly irritating on the show...oh jesus don't read the books.
alan ball took HUGE artistic licenses with the show, thank god. in the book, there is no tara, hardly any jason, lafayette dies in the car, bill practically rapes sookie, godric was just some lame vampire who wanted to die, not the sheriff, crazy maenad woman came right out and told sookie what she was right before she slashed her, and sookie is constantly wanting to get it on with sam. like a legitimate love triangle. i dunno, i guess some things are minor, and maybe i'm just used to the show's version, but alan ball did WONDERS with the direction of the show. light years better.
i attempted to read the first book one lazy afternoon and couldn't get past the first few pages. yes, thank goodness Alan Ball and his team of writers have chosen to deviate from the books quite a bit. in the books, i believe godric was a pedophile and willingly went to the church to atone, yes? maybe i'll try the books again to quench my thirst for TB once the second season ends. or maybe not.
yeah he was some horrible after thought. they weren't even trying to save him from the church. it was some other hick vampire named Farrel, who was described like Stan in the show. and then the character Stan in the book was the sheriff of dallas area and was a little dweeby kid with glasses and a pocket protector. godric went by godfrey and he had no point in the book at all. altho he did save sookie from gabe and sookie watched him meet the sun in the church parking lot.
there was no final vampire confrontation in the church. some shapeshifter named luna helped sookie escape in her car and got her back to the hotel before anything went down. so weird.
Weird. I like that the tv show doesn't follow the books exactly, though. Means that people can't be just giving out spoilers willy-nilly.
Bill is looking mighty fine again.
BULLSHIT, GOD HAS HORNS.
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also, Sookie's "spark" w/ Maryanne - Eric's blood in her? her mind-reading powers coming to a head against Maryanne's mind-control powers? what that heck was that?
The ending to this week's episode was awesome, the Queen of Louisiana?
Also, Jason was in ridiculous form in this episode, hilarious..
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OK, i culled the best TB motivational posters from this thread. so while we wait for everyone to catch up on the latest episode, get ready to LOL.
and this sums up my sentiments
can i please ask what the FUCK is up with bill's hair? when he doesn't look like he's wearing a straight out hair piece, the color changes ALL the time. i don't get it.
also this episode was fucking craaaaaazzzy. and definitely not enough sexytime between bill and sookie. halfway through the ep my friend alex goes "tessa i don't think they're going to be having sex this episode." and i'm so torn by sookie kissing eric in her dream. cause he definitely needed some southern comfort while crying all those blood tears and i don't mean alcohol.
I loved last night's episode, so hilarious!
I feel quite the opposite on the character of Sookie in terms of Charlaine Harris vs. Alan Ball. I think she's written more on the naive side in terms of the show whereas in the books she's a bit more level-headed. For example, in the book she knows better than to pick a fight with a vampire, what the hell was she doing cussing out Lorena and then crying on Bill's shoulders when Lorena actually atttacks? I'm sorry, but that's "damsel in distress"-thing don't work when you stupidly provoke it.
that said, i love how Alan Ball made the changes on the other elements -- addition of Jessica, putting more focus on the supporting players, etc. Charlaine Harris needs to pick up some more skills on better story-writing, she slacks off in certain of the books, but I do like how she made Eric in the books (he's a bit more funnier and he did have attraction to Sookie prior to knowing she was a telepath). They're two different stories now and like Charlaine Harris said at Comic Con, "I don't tell Alan how to do his job, just like he doesn't tell me how to write the books" (something like that).
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Eric's time on screen, while hawt, was too brief. That's my only complaint from last night. More Eric, please.
Tessa, I concur re: Bill's hair. It looked reddish the last episode too. And i don't think Bill and Sookie had time to get down what with all the zombies they now have to deal with.
dude, i hate those bastards for leaving me hanging at the end of that episode. is the queen dead?
Let's go on a livin' spree!
i need to get out of this thread, but those motivational posters made me chuckle. paint ball guns hurt.
I think I read a spoiler somewhere that said that the Queen is going to be played by Evan Rachel Wood of Thirteen, Across the Universe, and dating Marilyn Manson fame.
But I want to know what the marine theme is all about in her abode (the moat, shells on the wall paper, coral on the ceiling, etc). It sort of makes me worry that we're going down another Greek mythological tract and that the show is going to try to work Poseidon in or some ridiculousness.
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the moat was badass.
i actually liked terry in this episode. it makes me wonder if these crazy zombies can actually feel something inside. if they can actually be controlled by someone other than maryanne. why did they all listen to terry? i don't understand.
The Queen is not dead, but fond of sun(?)bathing....
Just got to the end of episode 5 of the first season. WHAT THE HELL?! No bueno, True Blood, no bueno.
edit: those bon temps should not have been allowed to rouler. da bum cha.
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it's the little things that get to me most.