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HAHAH Don't let any fans of the novel series hear your hatred for Bill and Sookie :P I dunno without them I think the show would be really off balance. I liek how they have an almost slow, old fashioned relationship among all the modern, harsh craziness. But as long as you don't bad mouth my beloved Lois Smith I guess I can accept that.

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HAHAH Don't let any fans of the novel series hear your hatred for Bill and Sookie :P I dunno without them I think the show would be really off balance. I liek how they have an almost slow, old fashioned relationship among all the modern, harsh craziness. But as long as you don't bad mouth my beloved Lois Smith I guess I can accept that.

I am all for the type of relationshop they have. Two issues - i cant stand either char and the actors have no chem. usually if there is chem i can get over anything. They just dont have it. I like her as an actress tho. Him? ehhhh.

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While I love the Sookie/Bill interaction and the intenseness of their relationship. I do not get the rest of the show. At the start of episode 3, I cringed through all the scenes with the 3 vampies 'get down on my jonhson' <_<

It has its good elements, but episode 3 was a wash for me.

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I never watched John from Cincinatti--although I intended to cuz I liked Milch's work on Deadwood (it was never an absolute fave for me like it was for so many, but...) but I think your view on what made people lack interest in it is prob true (I sorta felt that way I have to admit about Carnivale--a show I wanted to love but it just kept remaining too obscure for me--and I feel like I have a lot of patience with obscure tv--I know HBo had huge plans for Carnivale--6 seasons were planned and I can't help thinking part of the reason John from C was canceled afte rjust one season was cuz of lessons they learned from Carnivale's sharp viewership decline)

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. :lol: 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.

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While I love the Sookie/Bill interaction and the intenseness of their relationship. I do not get the rest of the show. At the start of episode 3, I cringed through all the scenes with the 3 vampies 'get down on my jonhson' <_<

It has its good elements, but episode 3 was a wash for me.

I think the sharp contrast between Sookie (and her Grandma) and Bill and the others is played up on purpose...

What I'm most intereste din right now is the Sam and that wwatching dog connection... Oh and loved the randomness of playing "gay pimp's" internet release Soccer Practice when Lafayette was making the brother dance.

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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. :lol: 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.

Oh Carnivale. How I miss that show!! And with JFC...what bothered me even more than the WTF moments was some of the acting. I was not a fan of the matriarch. She was very shrill and didn't impress me. And the grandson and the girl who worked at the surf shop were terrible actors. I've always wonedered how Milch pitched this show. I wonder how he descibed this show to HBO.

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I've watched the first 3 episodes and I'm just not getting into this show at all.

First off, I think Anna Paquin is miscast as Sookie. Imo, she's annoying and I don't see the chemistry between her and Bill.

Secondly, the only character I really like is Tara because she speaks her mind and she's shown her vulnerable side with her mother. I find her much more interesting than everyone else. Lafayette has his moments but I haven't emotionally connected to him or to the lead, Sookie. And don't get me started on what a waste of airtime Sookies' himbo brother Jason is!

Thirdly, if the show is going to use sex to lure viewers, they should show full frontal like "Tell Me You Love Me" did. It's boring watching Jason bed anyone with a vagina when we only see his ass. The vampires other than Bill give off a strong sexual vibe but it feels stinted that they don't actually get naked. Whenever Bill deflowers Sookie, I hope they show the full monty, but I probably won't be watching by then.

As far as "Carnivale" goes, I thought it was incredibly dull. Symbolism only goes so far when there's no coherent story being told.

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I've watched the first 3 episodes and I'm just not getting into this show at all.

First off, I think Anna Paquin is miscast as Sookie. Imo, she's annoying and I don't see the chemistry between her and Bill.

Secondly, the only character I really like is Tara because she speaks her mind and she's shown her vulnerable side with her mother. I find her much more interesting than everyone else. Lafayette has his moments but I haven't emotionally connected to him or to the lead, Sookie. And don't get me started on what a waste of airtime Sookies' himbo brother Jason is!

Thirdly, if the show is going to use sex to lure viewers, they should show full frontal like "Tell Me You Love Me" did. It's boring watching Jason bed anyone with a vagina when we only see his ass. The vampires other than Bill give off a strong sexual vibe but it feels stinted that they don't actually get naked. Whenever Bill deflowers Sookie, I hope they show the full monty, but I probably won't be watching by then.

As far as "Carnivale" goes, I thought it was incredibly dull. Symbolism only goes so far when there's no coherent story being told.

So much word! Especially the last sentence, which not only encompasses this show, but Eric's Mad Men too.

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Now it's my Mad Men? :( LOL I think Mad Men tells a very compelling and coherent story (something I'll agree Carnivale really didn't lol)

I think one thing I really like about True Blood--I was realizing--is it does feel like reading a novel--prob cuz it follows a novel so closely. I wonder if they can keep that up. A novel with great cliffhangar/chapter endings :P But it doesn't surprise me that it doesn't have much to appeal to you Steve--so far anyway--as much as I know you loved Six Feet Under. I also kinda like that we're learning about the characters so slowly--I even find Sookie's brother endearign ina weird way with his completely creepy and idiot side but his strong protection and love for his family--a juxtaposition you don't really see on tv but do in real life.

I do kinda agree about the sex--I think they don't quite know how far to take it (I wonder if changes were made at HBO too--Tell me You Love Me was dropped after one season and some critics have said HBO believes the sex put people off instead of bringing them in--though they're certainly using sex to sell this show)

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Now it's my Mad Men? :( LOL I think Mad Men tells a very compelling and coherent story (something I'll agree Carnivale really didn't lol)

I think one thing I really like about True Blood--I was realizing--is it does feel like reading a novel--prob cuz it follows a novel so closely. I wonder if they can keep that up. A novel with great cliffhangar/chapter endings https://boards.soapoperanetwork.com/uploads/emoticons/default_tongue.png But it doesn't surprise me that it doesn't have much to appeal to you Steve--so far anyway--as much as I know you loved Six Feet Under. I also kinda like that we're learning about the characters so slowly--I even find Sookie's brother endearign ina weird way with his completely creepy and idiot side but his strong protection and love for his family--a juxtaposition you don't really see on tv but do in real life.

I do kinda agree about the sex--I think they don't quite know how far to take it (I wonder if changes were made at HBO too--Tell me You Love Me was dropped after one season and some critics have said HBO believes the sex put people off instead of bringing them in--though they're certainly using sex to sell this show)

The brother is my fave person on True Blood.

And the sex was beyong just sex on Tell me You Love Me. It was boarderline porn shot in an artsy kinda way.

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JackP it doesn't surprise me that you and Steve have such diff views on that character :P

Wasn't that was the point of it wasn't it (the sex on Love Me). Actually I would call it too clinical to be porn--I don't think they wanted anyoen to be all that aroused watching it--I know I certainly never really was--it was more to show a real and often unhappy "fact of life" view of sex. I knwo that makes no sense but...

It was all similuated though wasn't it--say unlike Shortbus. I thought it had real potential but it just kinda lost me--the tone was too downbeat for the whole series.

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Yeah a bunch of my aussie friends have had crushes on him for a while from his work down there. He's not *my* type but I agree there are more layers to him and it's interesting (if maybe a bit predictable) seeing him kinda unravel with all this vampire stuff

Thats my issue with this show. I know whats going to happen before it does. nothing had suprised me yet.

Funny, hes not my type either. Yet... there is something about him. Idk.

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