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Re-watching True Blood season 3 finale 
15th-May-2011 09:00 pm
snapping on Friday

*I like Eric. I like Bill. I continue my trend of not comparing one vampire to the other, and I think it's the way to go on this show. Both are interesting and compelling - one likes to cry more than the other, and one looks great in a blue shirt. Curiously, I don't want to sleep with either of them. I do, however, want Alcide shirtless and chained to my side like a loyal-but-occasionally-angry puppy.

*I have a hell of a time reconciling Eric's continuing love for his dead human family with the fact that he finds teacup humans delicious. Maybe I'm still too Jossian in my view of the nature of vampires, but how can Eric have sufficiently detached himself from humans enough to feed on kids but still retain enough love for his dead parents and sister to step right into a vat of shit with the King of Lousiana, risk his progeny and his own life, as well as his club, in order to avenge their deaths, which occured a thousand years ago?

*I do love him and Pam together, and I hope we get to see the same kind of dedication between Jessica and Bill next season. And, even though I know it's not in the cards, a lot less of crybaby!spunky!sassy!annoying!Sookie.
Comments 
17th-May-2011 05:05 am (UTC)
Alcide shirtless and chained to my side like a loyal-but-occasionally-angry puppy.

Gods yes, this! So MUCH THIS!

I think with Eric it's more of an obsession now. It wasn't about justice but about vengeance. I'm not sure if it is about love or if it is really about having this one driving desire for CENTURIES.
17th-May-2011 05:26 am (UTC)
Oooh, like he was looking for The King when he was vamped and that somehow became a part of his post-life identity? Makes sense, I think. The only thing is his gentle handling of his father's crown. I think love IS mixed in there, but it's probably the only thing that survived his transition, so it becomes his mission. Meanwhile, everyone else with a pulse becomes meaningless.

Except humans like Pam. I bet she completely charmed him as a human and he wanted her around forever because he loves her acid tongue. :)

I have to say, it's awesome to see vampires and their progeny where they AREN'T fucked up to creation and back. You know Eric and Pam are a true family, with concern for the other, the way Angelus wasn't with Spike, Penn or Drusilla. At least Eric and Bill are more overt about it. It's refreshing.

Alcide is the MOST delicious part of True Blood. I hope he sticks around and DOESN'T become one of Sookie's charmed men.
17th-May-2011 05:34 am (UTC)
I guess from what I read, the writer loves Pam in this form and has been pushing for more Pam time.

And I love Eric and Pam, I love their relationship. When she cried for Eric, I was in tears. Pam is one of my favorite characters ever. She is up there with Cordelia now.

I think in S4 we get to see more of her backstory, which is going to be amazing. I've read tidbits here and there. I was actually hoping to read the books this summer break.

Omg, summer break. I get to say that!

I know in the books Alcide does get with Sookie but I'm hoping they go a new route with her. Is it bad that I would rather watch anyone BUT Sookie?
17th-May-2011 05:46 am (UTC)
Whenever I've gotten into a new show, I've always, always loved the female lead. This is the first show where it didn't happen and I almost feel...ashamed. But Sookie either screams, says something sassy or stupid and then screams more. She's like the event that things happen around but I don't see her participating in the story the way I've seen previous female leads do. I don't know. If it's bad, we'll be bad together. I don't hate her, but I have yet to find much to like about her.

Frankly, I think Tara is way more awesome.
17th-May-2011 05:50 am (UTC)
I could not agree with you more. Like 110% you are in my brain.

Like I know people hated MaryAnn but I loved that storyline, I loved the way Tara was drawn in, I loved how much it said about her.

I also love Arlene, having to deal with Terry, the pregnancy, Renee.

I LOVE Jessica. I want the Pam and Jessica show 24/7 here.

I loved Jason's crazy girlfriend from S1 who took the V with him.

Honestly, the only females I didn't love were Sookie and Queen Sophie-Anne. And Sophie-Anne is a casting issue. I loved her lines, her characterization, but if she was upper class during the French Revolution (I think I am remembering that right) she wouldn't look like a cracked out anorexic bobblehead.
17th-May-2011 06:07 am (UTC)
When you get Even Rachel Wood to play her, she's a bobblehead. :)

You hit the nail on the head. I love, laugh, and enjoy every other character on TB. Jessica and Pam are comedy GOLD, Arlene has a real problem she's dealing with, and Terry...LOL...he's just a little left of crazy - but even that is understandable when you know he's a veteran. I even liked Renee and Jason. I mean, Jason. He's such a spectacular fuck up and yet you end up feeling bad for him even though he keeps making bad choices. The only time he ever really shines is when Tara needs rescuing or the town's having a demon-fueled orgy.

Sookie...all I ever see her do is sneer at girls like Debbie Pelt for not appreciating the good men they threw away.

Part of the problem might be Anna Paquin. I don't think she emotes enough when she acts. She screams as as substitute for emotion. Or she cries. And that girl is ANNOYING when she cries.
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