Sunday, June 26, 2011

Blood. Just Blood. Nothing True About It.

Is it just me or does Hollywood ruin every book it gets hold of? Book four of Charlaine Harris' Sookie Stackhouse series had the potential to make season four of True Blood awesome. Instead I was left thinking, what the hell did I just watch? I realized in Season 1 that things were not going to go by the book. I expected some changes. Hollywood always does that. But come on. If it is based on the books shouldn't it resemble them in some way other than having the same characters in both? I mean how loose is loosely translated? I have tried to keep in mind they are 2 different entities. But I was still lost during this episode. Sookie was lost in faerie land for a year. Jason is a cop, he sold Sookie's house and looks like he is in some trouble out in Hotshot. Looks like Andy is a V addict.  Hoyt and Jessica are living together and it seems shaky. She is looking like she may be interesting this season. Maybe some action with Pam as her mentor? I love Pam. Tara is a lesbian mma fighter telling her girlfriend her family is in Atlanta and ignoring a text that Sookie is alive. Jesse is trying to hook Lafayette up with witches. Arlene's baby, Mikey, seems to be possessed by Rene or some demon. Tommy, Sam's brother is being "mothered" by Hoyt's momma. And the biggie....Bill is King and Eric is under him. WHAT?  Right now the best part of this episode was the last 10 minutes when Sookie pulled off her clothes and Eric was in the room behind her. It was so good to hear him say,"... You. Are. Mine." Seems like a lot of different story lines with a lot of "others" being brought in. I hope this doesn't confuse things on the show or result in some of the bigger story lines getting much smaller. Hopefully the season will improve. I really enjoyed Book Four and would like to see some of it this season.

1 comment:

Amanda said...

I know this is an old post, but I just discovered your blog and couldn't resist. I love the books and I love the TV series, though the series veered off in its own separate direction, for sure. One thing I love about the series more than the books is Lafayette. He's one of my favorite True Blood characters.

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