So, I do like Vampire Bill better in the series than I do in the books. To be completely honest, he pisses me off in the books. I find him a more interesting, more sympathetic character in the series - in part, I think, because I know what a complete lying bastard he turns out to be in the books but somehow in the show I'm actually convinced that he feels conflicted and remorseful about being compelled to be a lying bastard. Does that make sense?
So - yes. I feel bad for Bill. But he annoys me. Mildly boring, ineffectual men offend me, even if they are vampires. Eric is universally cooler, sexier and more interesting. I can respect ruthless and powerful, even if he is a bastard. At least he's a bastard because it suits his purposes - not because someone more powerful put him up to it.
Barry is more of a petulant and whiny than I expected. He's perfectly cast and plays his part well, however. I hope they keep him around.
Poor Tara. I feel so terrible for her. Mean, manipulative Maryann. I wanted to like her, because I appreciate her sentiments, but I can't overlook the way she's using Tara. Has the woman no shame? Dressing up like Gran and "waiting up?" Srsly? Bitch.
Eggs is still the hottest black man I've ever seen. Hands down.
Eric's whole being turned flashback was cool, compelling and impressively done. I can see Godric as Eric's maker, even though it's technically a violation of canon.
"Where ever I am... there will always be women." How true. Even 1000 years later. *sigh*
"What's in it for me?" Oh, god. So totally Eric. This was perfect.
"Godric is my maker." What an intensely delivered confession. I love Eric's facial expression, here.
Ugh - Jason and Sarah. We all knew this was coming. Bo-ring. Please, Alan, move this shit along already. They couldn've hooked up two episodes ago and it would have been just as predictable but at least then we'd be further ahead in this plot. Enough already, kthx.
Yay - Lafayette is back. Can't wait to see what the vamps have in store for him now. Awesome subplot. So glad he's still with us.
Pool table sex is very hot. Sam is also. Quite hot. Daphne. Eh, well, she'll do.
"Well I would not be satisfied. Not one bit." Yay, sexually assertive southern women rock. Of course, nothing compares to the first episode. That's the winner, hands down.
OMG, Lorena! She's so deliciously sexy. I was totally surprised by this 'cause they're bringing her in way, way earlier than expected, but it works to set up future events. I'm glad they're following this plot line. She's so delightfully evil. So, Eric calls in Lorena to eliminate Bill as an obstacle to his dominion over Sookie. Brilliant - makes sense. We never would have known about this in the books, even if it happened. If you thought Bill was angsty and melodramatic before... LOL, just wait.
Also, I have my suspicions that Jessica may not be with us for very long. Just a hint of a suspicion - but it's there. Which would be sad, 'cause I very much want to see cute vamp/human puppy love between her and Hoyt.
So, I'm starting to see how the season is going to follow the books in general format but I still enjoy the variations. Alan Ball is particularly inventive.
I still demand my orgy.
That is all.
Tags: sookie stackhouse, true blood
frame of mind: impressed