Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Stick a fork in it

Oooof. I don’t know why I do these things. But, ever the masochist, I plan to watch the final season of “True Blood” through grinding teeth. The show has been a carnival of ridiculousness for far too long. And it’s hard to think of a way the show can be redeemed here at the eleventh hour. So then why put myself through this? Part of it is I love complaining about the show. Loudly. At my television. But the other part is that I’m just an eternal sucker (see what I did there?) for vampire stories. I blame the Buffy Effect. I keep hoping, against all rational hope, that there can be another non-ludicrous vampire story to champion.

SPOILERS, duh. Of course, the show went and fucked up the one hope I had for its last season in the damn premiere. Shit, in the first two minutes of the damn premiere. It killed Tara – AGAIN. Like I was saying, oooof. The only thing I really wanted to see happen this season was some, hell any, kind of relationship between Tara and Pam. Last season was a massive disappointment on the Para (Tam? De Beauthornton?) front. Seriously, Alcide’s abs got more screentime than these two. By a lot.

My only possible consolation is, um, is Tara really dead? They didn’t show her death, which seems, well, weird. To have her go out as almost an off-screen after thought like that is almost insulting. So, who knows, she might still be out there, somewhere.

But you know what, I don’t even really care that much. Because emotional investment was never the strong suit of this show. It’s more about the farcical situations and hard bodies (with or without fangs). And also I find it makes the whole thing a lot more fun if you drink each time Bill says “SUH-KIE!” This may mean I have a drinking problem.

So, sticking with it one last season like me? I know, I know – I’m an idiot.


Carmen SanDiego said...

You're more resilient than I am, DS
I gave up last season and only came back to see naked alex skarsgard (hey, he is pretty)
It is hard to care about a character dying when no one stays dead

Erin O'Riordan said...

Tara may stay dead. Like the book series it's based on, the show has shown a marked disregard for characters who happen to be people of color. The best way to stay alive on 'True Blood' is to stay blond and blue-eyed.

But, like a glutton for punishment, I'm sticking with it to the end. To paraphrase Anna Nalick's "Breathe," we're just as far in as we'll ever be out.

Anonymous said...

Man forget true blood i have lost all hope for that show starting with that bullshit of last season im glad that this is the last season it went from good to trash it was cool they wasnt following book but after last season it aint even worth the time

Anonymous said...

Told myself if tara or pam die I was not going to watch. After last season I knew i wasnt watching again I had hope they would cancel it.

Anonymous said...

Gave up on on it a while ago.Life is too short-really.

Anonymous said...


I'm with Carmen on this one. I came back for ASkars. After they killed Tara in like 6 seconds, and then killed Alcide with the same kind of disrespect, I kinda hung in there for Pam and Eric, but I have to admit, what is really keeping me going is Lafayette. I've always loved him, but never quite as much as I do this season. Nelsan Ellis is stealing the show. Brilliant acting.