01
Sep
14

Sunday Bloody Sunday

Out of habit I went to turn on True Blood but then I remembered it is done.

I think I can be ok with how the series ended. I feel like the writers realized last season was such a mess, they tried their best to resuscitate the parts that made us fall in love with it. When the show began it was charmingly weird and quickly became an exercise in “am I really watching this?”

Considering the source material, I’m impressed they got a show off the ground and it lasted as long as it did. For a while it was borrowing heavily and then completely tossing the books out the window. For better or worse, I rolled with it. I think I kept coming back for everyone else. I wasn’t there for Sookie and Bill. But I was there for Tara, Lafayette, Sam, Jessica, Hoyt, Pam, Eric even Andy. I was impressed with actors because a lot of time we were wondering “what is the plot

I’m glad for all the hours True Blood gave me to detach from my life and problems for a bit.

Bill’s farewell tour was dragged out far too long and I think we ended up shortchanging the closure for the other characters. I’m still torn closing out on a wedding but I think the writers realized what a terrible idea it was to get rid of Hoyt and the show needed him and his heart. Maybe at the end of the day, the show was about your great loves. Sookie was always going to choose Bill because she wanted to believe in the one and only great love. Eric and Pam have a deeply romantic friendship and closed out the series in a way only they could. You felt hopeful for their future. Sookie Stackhouse was just a blip in all their fantastic adventures.

True Blood pulled out the stops and sent us off with Thank You by Led Zeppelin which was perhaps the most fitting choice. We forgot about all the choas and the break down of civilization bits and remembered when the show was about just the different people interacting over the years. It was a cliche ending and they did their best to wrap it all up. Even if it felt like they didn’t have enough ribbon and wrapping paper to get the job done. And that’s what the show was, blood and guts there was heart.

Thanks for joining us on this long strange journey. You can always find me on twitter @wraparoundcurl. I have a lot of feelings about Sleepy Hollow and Broad City.

25
Aug
14

s7ep10 (series finale!) recap – thank you and goodbye

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Helloooooooo TB’ers! For one last time, spoilers after the jump…

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18
Aug
14

s7ep9 recap – get over yourself bill

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Buongiorno, TB’ers! Spoilers (well not really, not much happened) after the jump…

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11
Aug
14

s7ep8 – we’re almost home kids

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Aloha TB’ers! Spoilers, such as they are, after the jump…

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04
Aug
14

s7ep7 recap – things aren’t getting much better

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Bonjour TB’ers!! Are vampires and people and things getting better? Find out after the jump…

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02
Aug
14

Cheers

Well, I’m horrifically behind in covering what I had planned on for the recapsssss I owe. But hey, I’m half drunk right now and figured now is a good time to stop and collect my thoughts as we near the end on this show that has united us.

Y’know, I’ve frequently threatened since about season four screamed and wailed that I was done with this show and listed of reasons. I’ve cited acting and plot issues and all around inconsistencies but I could never quit.

My fault is my loyalty.

At the end of the day, I have immensely cherish what this show has given me on a weekly basis – a chance for me to check on from whatever shitshow of a circus is going on in my life, to become overly involved and invested in the residents of Bon Temps. On top of that, I just love all the people I have talked with over the years about the show. HF29, you’re a gem and should be put on a platinum band. 

But I have felt like the writers are trying to chip away and salvage the gems that made us fall in love with and stick with this slog of a series. Mainly, it has been the supporting cast that we have clung to. 

I’ve always adored the dynamic that Pam and Eric have and I think it is fantastic they have such a deep friendship that has endured all. I just have always hung on because of the depths of their journey in their relationship the show has only scratched the surface on. Even in the video shop where Pam was miserable with her life, she still had Eric. And I think it says a lot about Eric and the kinds of women he likes to not only keep in his life but help to succeed. He saw something in Ginger aside from her fangirl side. He knew Pam had more to her. I’ve just loved how he doesn’t just take women on his journey – he wants them to best him.

I really do hope Lafayette gets the happiness he deserves as he’s sacrificed so much of himself and put others before his own needs. It was immensely hurtful to me that Jessica’s boyfriend was written off as confused instead of bisexual. I always hoped this show wouldn’t resort to erasure of identity of people like me. But I dunno, we have a few episodes left for redemption on that. Either way, I want Laf’ to ride off into the moonlight with his hottie boytoy, hopefully in the sports car that Eric gifted him for one dollar a few seasons ago. 

I’m sure when this is all over I will have nostalgia that I no longer have True Blood to groan about. But hey, it’s been real. Thanks to those who have read my rambles about this silly show with vampires and a telepath.

Note to self: leave post as is, regardless of sobriety state in 12 hours.

28
Jul
14

s7ep6 recap – the cure is worse than the disease

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Shalom TB’ers! Cure all that ails you with spoilers after the jump…

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