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19 July 2010 @ 01:51 am
True Blood, S3E05 - Geez, it took long enough!  
It only took five episodes, but True Blood finally got good again. Other than every Eric and Pam scene (together or with others), plus a few Sookie scenes here and there, I've been very unimpressed with TB this season. Big-time. But this episode, things finally started perking up. Yay! See why

Other than the (yawn!) Jason/Crystal scenes, I enjoyed the entire episode.

- Franklin is freakin' awesome! I was alternately laughing my ass off and feeling so sorry for him when he was crying about Tara hurting him. Speaking of ... thank God, Tara is showing some backbone again. This is much more the Tara I love. Ah, if only Franklin wasn't so psychotic, I'd totally be rooting for Franklin and Tara to live happily ever after, LOL! But since he's is psychotic, and wants to make her his vampire bride, I'm still going to hold onto my hope of Sam and Tara somewhere down the line.

- Ah, Sam. I'm still not in love with his story, but I'm not bored by it anymore. That's a plus.

- BERNADETTE!!! Or rather the actress who played Bernadette on The Big Bang Theory, Melissa Rauch, was Hoyt's date. Therefore, I'm sure everyone and their dog will hate her because everyone and their dog seems to adore Jessica/Hoyt. (I adore Jessica, but I don't care either way about Hoyt, or Hoyt/Jessica.) Well, I don't hate her and won't unless they make her heinous and thoroughly unlikable beyond being a spoiler for Jessica/Hoyt because I love Melissa Rauch. She's adorable!

- Not enough Eric. Of course, there's never enough Eric, but as always I loved what we got with him. Literally every second. And I loved, loved, loved that (as Russell put it) in front of a king, a queen behind them, he and Bill were talking about Sookie. Heh, all that's going on, and Eric has to verify that Sookie is now available. Lolololol!

- I CAN NOT get over how awesome Sookie is when not with Bill, and how much more entertaining Bill is when not with Sookie. Seriously, since Leonard and Penny broke up, Bill/Sookie get the official title of WORST CANON PAIR. Who is not awesome or even mildly entertaining, though? Alcide. Good lord, the actor may have a magnificently-crafted body, but could he have any less charisma? I don't think it's possible. So. Boring. Thank God for Sookie, Debbie and, well, anyone else in scenes with him that keeps me from nodding off, cuz after a few seconds of shallow admiration at his sculpted body, I'm bored silly by him.

- I love Kevin Alejandro. 'Nuff said. And his Jesus and Lafayette make a cute pair. Oh, I also love Talbot. He's adorable.

So, yeah, much better episode in every way than we've seen thus far. In fact, I'm actually beginning to get really intrigued with the vampire politics, which I frankly haven't given two hoots about it until now. So, again, yay!

Re: Next week's preview. Oh, Eric, you're so lying! You love her. You know you do
 
 
 
hiddeneloise: EricSookie/TBhiddeneloise on July 19th, 2010 06:28 am (UTC)
Hey! Hoyt is awesome! :) lol.

Couldn't agree more about Alcide. Such a charm-less actor. Nice body, but it's not like this show suffers from the lack of nice bodies. This guy better bring something else to the table, because right now? He is less than nothing.

Oh, Eric! That flashback, and especially "You cannot spend your entire life between a woman's legs!"/"I can try" is sooo Eric! He was that way even when he was a human. Funny, shameless, and larger-than-life. :)

Franklin and his speed-texting abilities?! Awesome! :) "Too many bitches." Hahaha. And when he cried? Priceless.

Talbot's instant reaction to Eric. Yes, buddy, we all feel that way. Get in line! :)

Nice for Lafayette to get something good in his life. I hope it's good and not another pain.

A purely shallow note: was that some sort of track suit jacket Bill was sporting? Because if it was, total fail. No one can pull off track suits other than Eric. On Bill it just looked beyond weird. :)
Arabian: Eric & Sookie 01arabian on July 19th, 2010 06:29 pm (UTC)
My issue with Hoyt goes back to how he treated his mother. Yes, she lied to him and kept him under her thumb, but she lied to him to protect his image of his father, and while she did keep him under her thumb, she is STILL his mother and took care of him, fed him, looked out for him for all of his growing up years on her own. How cruel he was to her and cut her out of his life was too much for me. For that, I'll never love Hoyt like everyone else seems to.

Other than that, I agree about everything else. And, aww!, you have an Eric/Sookie icon.

Sigh, I really, *really* wish you would give Vampire Diaries another chance. Start from the beginning and give it to at least up to episode seven. I think you'd be surprised at how amazing it is. One or two random episodes here and there simply CAN NOT do it justice.

Edited at 2010-07-19 06:32 pm (UTC)
hiddeneloise: EricSookie/TBhiddeneloise on July 21st, 2010 02:34 am (UTC)
Yes, she lied to him and kept him under her thumb, but she lied to him to protect his image of his father

Yeah, no. First and foremost she lied to protect the insurance money she got. Sure, some of it was for Hoyt, too, but let's be honest here, the woman hasn't made a move in her life that didn't have her own interest first and foremost at heart. And she didn't tell Hoyt not out of some deluded desire to keep him proud of his papa. Mrs. F. isn't big on padding anyone's ballot box, including her dead husband's. She used her "burglar fear" as a tool to keep Hoyt prisoner. That was her primal motivation in keeping her mouth shut. Yes, she raised Hoyt on her own. But that's not an excuse for emotional abuse and control, nor is it a reason to stay with her for the rest of his life, single, socially stunted, isolated, deprived of opportunities, and repressed. Sorry, not buying "poor, abandoned martyr mommy" image from Mrs. F. Her son didn't walk out on a dying, frail, destitute woman who can't survive without him. Nor did he kick her out. At the age of 30 he moved out of his mamma's house, which is way overdo. The dad revelation was the last push he needed. I freaking cheered when he left. Hoyt was her prop and a stop-gap for fears and loneliness. She is hateful, mean-spirited, and abusive. And sure, she is afraid and lonely. But it doesn't make her right and it doesn't make her good.

I am sure Vampire Diaries is excellent. I am certain I'll get to it at some point. It's just hard for me to get into more than one at a time. Some day, for sure. :)
Arabian: Eric & Sookie 01arabian on July 21st, 2010 02:37 am (UTC)
it doesn't make her right and it doesn't make her good

No, and I agree with all you said, but she STILL is his mother. She still did take care of it, even if she had other selfish purposes, she still did. And for that, I think he owes her a wee bit more than he gave her. I don't dislike him, I just don't love him and never will. Sorry.

Heh, after TB ends, you might wind up find yourself hungering for some vampires, and will try out TVD then (you'll have a whole year for the next TB season). I know that's how bunches of people decided to give TVD a shot.
Jude: Eric and Sookie S3danceonstardust on July 19th, 2010 07:43 am (UTC)
I AGREE EVERY LITTLE POINT IN THIS. How come we are mind twins?

Tara showing Backbone, Franklin is cray cray, Sookie being actually awesome, Alcide not cutting it, Bill/Sookie SUCK, Not enough Eric, I loved how he looked like he wet himself and had honest to god excitement on his face when he found out Sookie was single. I need that .GIF'd haha. Talbot is my favorite, I LOVED, LOVED his reaction when Eric came in... hell, I would do the same thing!!

YES, I was gushing, REALLY gushing (Loudly in fact) that Jesus/Lafayette are adorable!!!

The end E/S part of that promo made me T_T for a second, then I forgot about the Eric vengeance storyline and saw that Sookie knows that something is up. AND DAMN both Sookie and Eric look good in those outfits. I like that type of dress on Sookie, I'm cheering on who ever did the costume this episode. Bill 'trying to be Eric' tracksuit haha doesn't make him Eric. ;D I think Sookie knows that Eric is acting in the end... I saw her reaction was sort of being miffed in a way.

Edited at 2010-07-19 07:59 am (UTC)
Arabian: Rose_smilearabian on July 19th, 2010 06:30 pm (UTC)
I AGREE EVERY LITTLE POINT IN THIS. How come we are mind twins?

WE SO ARE!!

And with that said, I have nothing else to add because I agree with every single word you wrote!!!
Jude: Ericdanceonstardust on July 20th, 2010 01:18 am (UTC)
And with that said, I have nothing else to add because I agree with every single word you wrote!!!

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Brandy: True Blood.Jessicabrandyleigh on July 19th, 2010 05:58 pm (UTC)
Agree with everything you said here (except the part about Hoyt - I love Hoyt! And I thought Jason/Crystal was cute because Jason is so incredibly dumb). I hope that Bill and Sookie stay apart because they're both more interesting when paired with other people. And I loved seeing "Bernadette" last night, too.

Franklin trying to impress Tara with how fast he can text, and then offering to take her to Shoney's was so funny, as was him throwing the plate of flowers at the wall. I also loved Eric being so curious about Bill not being with Sookie anymore, and Talbot being so taken by Eric.
Arabian: Bernadette & Howardarabian on July 19th, 2010 06:31 pm (UTC)
My issue with Hoyt goes back to how he treated his mother. Yes, she lied to him and kept him under her thumb, but she lied to him to protect his image of his father, and while she did keep him under her thumb, she is STILL his mother and took care of him, fed him, looked out for him for all of his growing up years on her own. How cruel he was to her and cut her out of his life was too much for me. For that, I'll never love Hoyt like everyone else seems to.

But, yeah, other than that, we agree. And yes, so MUCH to this:

Franklin trying to impress Tara with how fast he can text,

Oh, Franklin, you crazy, adorable vampire, you!



Edited at 2010-07-19 06:32 pm (UTC)
leosgreens: s/e churchleosgreens on July 23rd, 2010 04:08 am (UTC)
I just was able to watch it tonight. I completely agree about Franklin and Tara. I giggled through every one of James Frain's scenes. He was killing me! I am glad I wasn't drinking anything when he started crying and said, "I feel like I've been staked!" LMAO!

Not into Sam's story so much either.

Jason/Crystal: the books color a lot of what I feel about them. With Jason on the show, the character is usually so stupid that it irritates me, but then Kwanten does something that makes me kinda like him. I did have to laugh when he walks up on Crystal's truck shirtless.

Agree about Alcide and the actor. Great body, but the face does nothing for me. I'm not a fan of his from the books either, so... Before the season started a lot of people would say that they couldn't wait for him, and I was always just, "Why?"

Agree about Lafayette, Jesus, and Talbot, Eric (not enough!) and Sookie and Bill