Sunday, August 1, 2010

'True Blood' Saturdays: 'Where do you think you are, lady? Red Lobster?'- LA Times

Everyone seemed pretty happy with last week's episode of "True Blood," considering the only major criticism of it in comments was the fact that it featured two men kissing. (And, honestly, if you can't handle seeing two men kissing, why the heck are you watching "True Blood"?) Scripted by series mastermind Alan Ball, the episode was equal parts funny, gory and heart-rending, and it probably was one of the best of the season, if not the series. So much stuff happened that it's hard to imagine just where the show is going to go from here, but I'm looking forward to seeing it try Sunday night.

But before all of that, let's see what you thought.

Cindy West e-mails me to say that my idea that the whole season is about the characters having to find ways to discover their true natures isn't it so much as things not always being what they seem and first appearances concealing something else, whether more sinister or more friendly. Although I don't disagree that that's what the season is about, in some ways, I think my reading also dovetails nicely with that idea. But so many of the characters are on voyages of self-discovery that I don't know how much first appearances play into that. Certainly the story of, say, Jason meeting up with the pretty girl is more about him getting past his first impressions, but the story of Sookie discovering her own power or Sam discovering his birth family don't seem to tie in as much to that. I think the proper answer is probably a combination of both ideas.

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Rita said...

Well i have to say the same thing if you don't like seeing two men kissing then
this is not the show for you,there is a lot of things being shown on tv now that
are different than what we are used to,
the world is changing.