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  1. I know!! I have such a hard time staying away from spoilers. Part of me wants to with all the shows I watch. Then curiosity and the need to not be blindsided wins out. Lafeyette and Tara were a lot of fun last season. I like the whole group interacting at the bar, but I don't know if we'll be seeing a lot of that this season.
  2. New interview with NE. There is a bit of new info in the last paragraph. http://www.tvguide.com/News/True-Blood-Nelsan-1007122.aspx
  3. Hi Greg. I miss seeing you in the Y&R thread.

    I hope you stop by soon.

  4. Ausiello: HBO just released the official titles and loglines for TB's July episodes and they contain some bloody good spoilers... http://ausiellofiles.ew.com/2009/06/ask-au...l-and-more.html
  5. I think it's possible. Did you get a chance to read the interview I linked above? NE seems pretty confident about his place on the show now. I could definitely accept Lafeyette as a vamp, but I hope it doesn't happen until the end of the season. I want to see a little bit more of his human struggles for now.
  6. Those ratings are great news. Sounds like a lot of people found the show since the end of season 1 and the premier of season 2. Nelsan Ellis also reference season 3 in his interview and it sounds like it's already a done deal. I have to say one more time, THANK GOD Lafayette did not die. I watched a second time and I can't wait until Sunday.
  7. Me to. I was holding my breath on that one all this time. The show did a great job of making me think he really was gone. I think Mary Ann is a follower of the god Pan. She seems to get off on people who are drinking or on drugs in some way. I don't quite get it though. Here is an interview with the actor that plays Lafayette. It was actually on EW.: http://ausiellofiles.ew.com/2009/06/true-b...tte-speaks.html
  8. I love this show. I hope lots of people are watching so we can have good discussions. It's going to be a good season. All you Ashley Jones fans better be watching, since she is playing Daphne this season.
  9. Ashley Jones (Bridget, B& is joining the cast next season. http://ausiellofiles.ew.com/2008/12/ashley-jones-an.html
  10. I love Nathan Fillion, but I feel this type of show has been done to death. Sometimes I think original programming can only make it on cable.
  11. I thought the season finale was really good. The end with Sookie and Tara screaming was perfect. I just hope that body wasn't Lafeyette, although I think it was. I was hoping Bill was the one who feed on him and didn't kill him, but now I bet it was someone or something else. Maybe the Meanad. So glad we don't have to wait a whole year to find out.
  12. See, that's the problem. It's basically fluff. I think they could have taken the book's concept and made it something deeper. The stakes just aren't high enough for me. It's a decent enough concept for a series of fluffy murder mystery books, but it's just not quite good enough for HBO. I'll continue to watch, but I just think this show should be bigger somehow. I thought we might be getting somewhere when it looked like vamps had killed that TV preacher or whatever he was in that first episode. I was hoping for some sort of deeper vampire conspiracy that Bill and Sookie would try to stop over several seasons.
  13. Last night was pretty good, although all that blood Sookie was cleaning up was horrible. Uncle Bartlett looks like trouble. I like Sam and Tara together. I wonder if there is a literal demon in Tara's mother. Tara never should have gone back home to her. I don't think it's going to end well.
  14. Last night's episode was pretty good. I like Tara a lot and I hope Jason sees the light soon. I think they should have cast the role of Eric with someone who is more commanding, but maybe he'll be better than I think.
  15. I liked Canivale a lot, but I knew that a lot of it was going over my head. I would check in on the Carnivale website now and again and those people were watching an entirely different show. JFC was much easier for me to understand, but I also had a lot more time on my hands when JFC came along. Plus Carnival seemed to rely more on visual symbolism and I'm not as good at figuring that stuff out as some. I'm looking forward to David Milch's new show. I love the way he uses language. As for Sookie, I like her. I think her innocence is a nice contrast to everything else that's going on.
  16. I'm not exactly sure that JFC had an overall plot exactly. It was pretty esoteric and a venue for David Milch to put forth a lot of his philosophy, which I thought was pretty interesting. The main point seemed to be that we are not separate entities and that all boarders are an illusion from a scientific standpoint (The Sopranos also touched on this when Tony was talking to that physicist when he was in the hospital). If the show had continued it seemed like the characters where going to stage some sort of peaceful revolution and save the planet from annihilation. Ultimately the show didn't work for a lot of viewers. Too many people saw a few episodes and were left wondering "WTF?". Maybe you can blame it on people for not willing to put a lot of thought into figuring out a TV show. At first that's how I felt, but at the same time many shows have managed to blend "deep thoughts" in a way that is more accessible . Six Feet Under is the most obvious example. That show was so tight, I would bet anything that the writers had a very good idea of how it would end before they started it. The same for The Wire. That show's arcs were amazing and all the pieces of each season and the show as a whole came together perfectly. I still love JFC though and there are some great performances for sure, Ed O'Neil really stood out for one. I had no idea he was so gifted before JFC. Plus the Fletchers are amazing surfers. The DVD's are worth watching just for that. True Blood feels a little bit like JFC to me, in the sense that I don't feel the season has a tight arc. I don't know where we are headed and I barely know where we've been, but the scenery isn't half bad, so I figure I'll stick around. Tara is probably my favorite character so far. I also like Sookie's Grandma a lot.
  17. The second episode got something like a 24% increase in ratings, so it must have gotten good word of mouth in some circles.
  18. I loved JFC. That show was a masterpiece, but I knew from the first episode that it wouldn't be a commercial success. I'm shocked HBO even had the balls to make it. Tell Me You Love Me was canceled, HBO changed it's mind about renewing it. I'm really hoping that HBO gets it's mojo back. For me, True Blood is ok. I will continue to watch and I'm glad it will get a second season, but so far it lacks the greatness of The Wire, SFU, DeadWood, and JFC, imo.
  19. When is it starting. I see some promo material on HBO on demand, but i don't see a premier date.
  20. I'm definitely looking forward to this show. I have the first CH book, but I haven't read it yet. I think I will before this show starts, although if it's anything like Dexter it'll be nothing like the book.
  21. Love reading your OLTl posts!

  22. It's the music rights that are an issue. In the early 80's they started using pop songs a lot more and the rights to rebroadcast that music is prohibitively expensive. I keep hoping that issue will be worked out one of these days so we can see the last 8 years or so. I think Ryan's hope is very slow paced and that's why a lot of people find it boring. I always think of RH when people start saying they want more family scenes. RH was had such a strong family core, at least in the beginning. It's truly a character driven show. I wish there were room for another soap like it today, but I just don't see it. People expect a faster pace and more outrageous drama than shows like RH have. I find it so endearing because on RH a divorce was such a huge , scandalous thing and people actually believe you should be married forever. Now most main characters have been married 7 or 8 times, so things like affairs and divorce really don't create all that much drama.
  23. I enjoy reading your posts on the AMC board, but it's sad to see the show's biggest cheerleader discouraged. I hope you are back to loving the show again soon.

  24. Just dropping by to say hello to my fellow Ryan's Hope fan. I'm so thrilled it's coming back full time. Hope you are enjoying it as much as I am!

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