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Originally Posted by Ron Temple View Post

While the subject matter and mixed in WTF moments are attractive, this series has gotten dumber, even if several of the characters have smartened up a tad. The vamps clearly have no goal. We were supposed to see a conflict between the Authority and Sanguanistas (wtf happened to them), then it turned into some sort of fundamentalism sheparded by Salome, now it's just chaos. Russell is a fine big bad when he represents "crazy time" and anarchy against vamp authority, but he's nothing but a footnote in the convoluted Authority plot. Eric/Bill....useless. The tipping point is bringing back Godric as a psuedo vamp Christ who will save the day. No wonder Alan Ball left. The storylines are out of control with no logical or smart characters capable of bringing the series in line. Who cares about Sookie's parent's vamp murderer...it's already been leaked that it's someone we know. The Stackhouse IQ is barely room temperature, so watching Sook and Jason figure out the mystery will be like watching paint dry. Wolf's, shifters, smokeys, Bon Temp natives are so mind numbingly dumb and un-interesting all we are left with is the lowest common denominator of episodes with some fairly compelling scenes intermixed with dreck...no one, no storyline capable of lifting some fairly iconic characters out of the scatalogical muck flushing down the drain. I don't see an end in sight. TB still is getting good ratings. It's just not a very good show.
I won't argue (because it's hard to).
However, at this point I have so much invested in the story and its characters and TV programming is so empty of shows like this, I'll stay....for now.wink.gif
post #2942 of 3651
'True Blood' is still silly, escapist fun in spite of, or maybe because of, all the nutty inconsistencies. I'll keep watching because, Heaven knows, there aren't enough shows to watch on Sunday nights. What a dead zone for programming, eh?
post #2943 of 3651
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Originally Posted by archiguy View Post

'True Blood' is still silly, escapist fun in spite of, or maybe because of, all the nutty inconsistencies. I'll keep watching because, Heaven knows, there aren't enough shows to watch on Sunday nights. What a dead zone for programming, eh?
You''re kidding right? My 2 DVRs get quite a workout on Sundays. True Blood, Weeds, The Newsroom, Breaking Bad. There's usually something good on the Food Network as well. Olympics now, usually one or two network shows on Sundays I watch during the season like The Good Wife.
post #2944 of 3651
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Originally Posted by oink View Post

I won't argue (because it's hard to).
However, at this point I have so much invested in the story and its characters and TV programming is so empty of shows like this, I'll stay....for now.wink.gif

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Originally Posted by archiguy View Post

'True Blood' is still silly, escapist fun in spite of, or maybe because of, all the nutty inconsistencies. I'll keep watching because, Heaven knows, there aren't enough shows to watch on Sunday nights. What a dead zone for programming, eh?

My mini-rant doesn't mean I won't be watching tongue.gif. It just means I'm disappointed in myself. mad.gif
post #2945 of 3651
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Originally Posted by saeyedoc View Post

You''re kidding right? My 2 DVRs get quite a workout on Sundays. True Blood, Weeds, The Newsroom, Breaking Bad. There's usually something good on the Food Network as well. Olympics now, usually one or two network shows on Sundays I watch during the season like The Good Wife.

Yeah, I was kidding. Literally every show I watch premieres on Sunday nights, so I try to avoid DVR conflicts (occasionally somebody gets left behind) and store them up for the rest of the week. What are the other 6 days of the week, network schedulers? Chopped liver?
post #2946 of 3651
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Originally Posted by Ron Temple View Post

It just means I'm disappointed in myself. mad.gif
Nothing a good bottle of Irish Whiskey can't cure....tongue.gif

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Originally Posted by archiguy View Post

Yeah, I was kidding. Literally every show I watch premieres on Sunday nights, so I try to avoid DVR conflicts (occasionally somebody gets left behind) and store them up for the rest of the week. What are the other 6 days of the week, network schedulers? Chopped liver?
I have debated getting another DVR for quite awhile.
Other than the 4 major networks, primetime shows are usually repeated later at nite or later in the week....works for me.wink.gif
post #2947 of 3651
Yeaaaahhhhh.....

Russell is about to wreck some shop. I tell you what, I'm surprised he was able to stay contained as long as he did.

So, did Russell and Eric kinda make peace? It sounds like Russell agreed to their truce?, but then at the end he was kinda like F' Liliath, F' you guys, F' everything I'm doing my own thing... Duces. I think the only one that will be able to stop Russell is Lilith (if she really does exist).

I thought his idea to harness fariy blood was absoutely brilliant, I'm wondering what Salome really has up her sleve given her past with "men of authority."
post #2948 of 3651
Well, the new sheriff didn't last long. So much for the theories that he was responsible for killing Sookie's parents.
post #2949 of 3651
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Originally Posted by PhattyBoomBatty View Post

Well, the new sheriff didn't last long. So much for the theories that he was responsible for killing Sookie's parents.
I thought the vampire that killed Sookie's parents was the baby eating member of the authority with the deformed face.
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Originally Posted by PhattyBoomBatty View Post

Well, the new sheriff didn't last long. So much for the theories that he was responsible for killing Sookie's parents.

Yeah, I couldn't have been more wrong on that one if I tried. biggrin.gif
post #2951 of 3651
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Originally Posted by popalock View Post

Lilith (if she really does exist).

I think that little mystery is over. Remember Bill watching Eric on the monitor while the vial blood takes effect?

It's obvious Russell has known it all along.
post #2952 of 3651
Alan Ball has got to get more involved with this series, this season is a trainwreck. So Sookie's/Jason's great-great grandfather in the 1700's granted permission to the family's next female to the Warlock for something, and that turns out to be Sookie? so now we know what the story of next season will be about. The warlock probably won't re-appear until the end of the season finale, with the story picking up next season
post #2953 of 3651

Big improvement (with few of the silly side plots) over the last several episodes.  This one seems to be the traditional transition episode to the action filled final 2.  What surprised me the most were the heartfelt scenes of departure with Hoyt, Jessica and Jason.  That was really touching and well done.  Russell is about to go...well, all Russell...on everyone.

post #2954 of 3651
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Originally Posted by popalock View Post

I'm wondering what Salome really has up her sleve given her past with "men of authority."
There has to be some kind of move on her part to take control of the vampire world during the last 2 shows.

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Originally Posted by flint350 View Post

What surprised me the most were the heartfelt scenes of departure with Hoyt, Jessica and Jason.  That was really touching and well done.
+1
The wife got "misty-eyed."
post #2955 of 3651
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Originally Posted by thedeskE View Post

I think that little mystery is over. Remember Bill watching Eric on the monitor while the vial blood takes effect?
It's obvious Russell has known it all along.
Is Russell the baddest vamp on the planet?
The Original?

What part will Godric play in the destruction of The Authority?
post #2956 of 3651
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Originally Posted by NorthJersey View Post

Alan Ball has got to get more involved with this series, this season is a trainwreck. So Sookie's/Jason's great-great grandfather in the 1700's granted permission to the family's next female to the Warlock for something, and that turns out to be Sookie? so now we know what the story of next season will be about. The warlock probably won't re-appear until the end of the season finale, with the story picking up next season

I would say Allan Ball probably needs to be less involved. I look forward to seeing how the show changes next year.
post #2957 of 3651
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Originally Posted by oink View Post

Is Russell the baddest vamp on the planet?
I've often wondered about this as well. You'd think there would be at least a handful of other super old vampires in the world, some even older than Russell. It seems logical that if vampires get stronger and faster as they get older, then there's a higher likelihood that really old vampires are still alive. One potential explanation for the death of a lot of really old vampires is the witch from last season that killed a bunch of vampires when she was burned at the stake in medieval Europe.
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Originally Posted by oink View Post

The Original?
Not likely. If he was, I'm sure he would be constantly bragging about it. It sure would be nice if we could get some back story on Russell.
post #2958 of 3651
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Originally Posted by PhattyBoomBatty View Post

You'd think there would be at least a handful of other super old vampires in the world, some even older than Russell. It seems logical that if vampires get stronger and faster as they get older, then there's a higher likelihood that really old vampires are still alive.
Agreed.

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One potential explanation for the death of a lot of really old vampires is the witch from last season that killed a bunch of vampires when she was burned at the stake in medieval Europe.
I forgot about that.

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If he was, I'm sure he would be constantly bragging about it.
True, but he hasn't shown fear of any vamp yet.

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It sure would be nice if we could get some back story on Russell.
+1
post #2959 of 3651
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Originally Posted by oink View Post

+1
The wife got "misty-eyed."
Riiiiight... The " wife" got misty-eyed...

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It sure would be nice if we could get some back story on Russell.

No doubt. I'd love to see who Russell's maker was.
post #2960 of 3651
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Originally Posted by NorthJersey View Post

Alan Ball has got to get more involved with this series, this season is a trainwreck. So Sookie's/Jason's great-great grandfather in the 1700's granted permission to the family's next female to the Warlock for something, and that turns out to be Sookie? so now we know what the story of next season will be about. The warlock probably won't re-appear until the end of the season finale, with the story picking up next season

I was only half paying attention, did they ever actually say it was a Warlock? Previously they had been saying it was someone named "Warlo."
post #2961 of 3651
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Originally Posted by oink View Post

Is Russell the baddest vamp on the planet?
The Original?

Impossible to know, but he's likely one hell of an Antique Dealer.
post #2962 of 3651
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Originally Posted by sirjonsnow View Post

Previously they had been saying it was someone named "Warlo."
That's what I thought too.confused.gif

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Originally Posted by thedeskE View Post

Impossible to know, but he's likely one hell of an Antique Dealer.
Best quip of the day!biggrin.gif
post #2963 of 3651
I'd like to bang Eric's sis too. That's about all the good I can remember from last week's episode...
post #2964 of 3651
I cracked up big time when Jason was talking to Sookie playing with the cloth doll and then he lifted the dress and took a quick look! smile.gif

larry
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Originally Posted by PooperScooper View Post

I cracked up big time when Jason was talking to Sookie playing with the cloth doll and then he lifted the dress and took a quick look! smile.gif
larry

+1, I laughed at that too. Typical Jason.
post #2966 of 3651
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Originally Posted by oink View Post

Is Russell the baddest vamp on the planet?

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Originally Posted by PhattyBoomBatty View Post

I've often wondered about this as well. You'd think there would be at least a handful of other super old vampires in the world, some even older than Russell. It seems logical that if vampires get stronger and faster as they get older, then there's a higher likelihood that really old vampires are still alive. One potential explanation for the death of a lot of really old vampires is the witch from last season that killed a bunch of vampires when she was burned at the stake in medieval Europe.

I too have wondered about this. He surely can't be the oldest one out there.

At first I thought can't they just find someone older and stronger to stop him, but then I realized vamps that old most likely subscribe to the "all humans are food" thinking and no vamp in Russell's age range would be interested in stopping him.

That brings me to Godric though. I always wanted to know how old he was as that was never mentioned as far as I know. Is he as old, or older than Russell, and if he were still alive could he have been able to stop him?
post #2967 of 3651
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Originally Posted by Vipfreak View Post

I'd like to bang Eric's sis too.
Get in line....tongue.gif

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Originally Posted by PooperScooper View Post

I cracked up big time when Jason was talking to Sookie playing with the cloth doll and then he lifted the dress and took a quick look! smile.gif
It almost got past me....I had to rewind the DVR just to make sure I saw what I thought I saw.biggrin.gif

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Originally Posted by Tom Imp View Post


I too have wondered about this. He surely can't be the oldest one out there.
At first I thought can't they just find someone older and stronger to stop him, but then I realized vamps that old most likely subscribe to the "all humans are food" thinking and no vamp in Russell's age range would be interested in stopping him.
That brings me to Godric though. I always wanted to know how old he was as that was never mentioned as far as I know. Is he as old, or older than Russell, and if he were still alive could he have been able to stop him?
Good questions....I don't know the answers, but I think we will probably get some soon.
post #2968 of 3651
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Originally Posted by NorthJersey View Post

Alan Ball has got to get more involved with this series, this season is a trainwreck.

Alan Ball is giving up show runner to someone else after this season. He'll have less involvement going forward.
post #2969 of 3651
Godric was 2000ish years old. I think a wiki I looked at mentioned he was turned prior/during to Julius Caesar's reign.

The Russell age situation has always made me wonder though. 3000 years ago probably wouldn't make for much of an interesting time for a vampire to live.
post #2970 of 3651
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Originally Posted by drhill View Post

3000 years ago probably wouldn't make for much of an interesting time for a vampire to live.
True, other than the opportunity to put the bite on Solomon or King David:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/10th_century_BC
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