Originally Posted by Matt_Stevens
Yeah, I meant to include that in my hate-on, but was pressed for time so wrote quickly. THAT subplot came out of left field for a woman who was crazy into man-sex so it just seemed like Alan Ball, who loves gay related subplots, decided to add one more. Not a criticism of Ball. Just an observation. Until that sudden change in Tara, there had never been ANY mention whatsoever that she was into girls. It seemed completely false for her character. And it ain't like I don't like girl kissing. Bring it on. But it feels completely and totally false and forced here. Just like it did with Russel and the crazy preacher, who's name I am forgetting. He turns vamp and then gay? What a crock. Thankfully both actors were so insanely good with their performances it didn't matter.
Best scene in all five seasons is Russell taking over the nightly news for his announcement. I don't think I have laughed tt hard from anything on television. It was so completely over the top that I practically had a stroke and burst my tear ducts.
By the way, I am glad Alan Ball is leaving. The show needs new blood (pardon the pun).
Dunno if it was Alan Ball but someone just wrecked the character of Lafayette.
See, Lafayette is almost entirely an invention of the True Blood writers, in the books he was killed off in the first book as the victim of the Maiad found in the car at the end of season 1.
Season 1 + 2 Lafayette was a fun character, a grifter that was conning vampires out of their blood and selling it. He got caught and tortured by Eric and Pam.
And then they were turning him into selling vampire blood for them. And then that plotline just disappeared.
Instead, I guess it was decided there were too many negative gay characters in the show especially with the psychopath Edgington and his flamboyant boy toy being the center of season 3 and he was made into Miss Cleo.
A badly missed opportunity. And Lafayette had virtually nothing to contribute this season although they spent wayyyyy too much time with him in season 4.