True Blood is True-ly Awful and I Love It

Lately a lot of people I've been trying to gossip about True Blood with are all "ugh, that show's gotten so bad" and "I just can't bear to watch anymore it's so awful"... "I hate myself just watching it" ....


It's ALWAYS been awful, that's why I LOVE it! I didn't know we could have a whole season of shirtless werewolves and people making out, but they've proved it possible again and again! And now this season, they only take 2 episodes to turn the Big Bad from being the worst dude ever for murdering Sookie's parents TO ... Sookie's new sex partner? Amazing.

Plus, how can you not love this guy --

Rutger Hauer materializing as a cross between Einstein and Betty White?? Even better than Kristy Swanson and Corey Feldman AND Andrew from Buffy on the vampire episode of Psych.

Also, Jessica bingeing on tween fairy blood - PERFECT. And it goes without saying, but -- PAM??

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Vampire Saturation

I've held off on watching True Blood for a while. At first I heard things like "this show is amazing! You gotta watch!" and then it quickly turned to "that show is crap" or "it's just a big dumb soap opera" to eventually "omg you have to watch because the men are so hot". So obviously, I became intrigued. As someone who's been too inundated with images of naked women romping about (Game of Thrones, even though I love you, give it a rest already), I figured it was fine time to get to see a show that celebrated the male form. The NUDE male form. Hence, True Blood.

But even though my initial impulse to watch wasn't necessarily noble, I quickly became interested in the story and fell in love with (most) of the characters. Lafayette, Tara, Sam, Jason, Alcide, Jessica, Eric, Andy, Pam .... just a few who are never predictable and every time you see them they add another notch of complexity. Much like Friday Night Lights, it's easy to pigeonhole these "types" before you get to know them, and then watch as they unfold into ever changing, unpredictable people.

Except for Sookie. Ugh. Can they do something with her, please?

Sure, I could tell on the series when they were throwing in obligatory Maenad sex parties or romps with fairies in the forest in order to boost ratings. Luckily the strength of the actors was enough to keep things interesting and flowing and not cringeworthy when the script suddenly made someone a little TOO over-the-top.

So I just want to thank you, True Blood, for all the seasons I recently binge-watched. As I mention in this post on my other blog, summer is not my favorite time and these cold-cheeked vamps have helped me get through another one.

Oh, and does Pam remind anyone else of Janice?

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