Thursday, July 7, 2011
So many of you - including Lisa Cheli, R.J., Andrew, and bite me - came up with the brilliant idea of microwavable dinners. Why didn’t I think of that?! Or more importantly… why didn’t HOYT think of that? katiln was right. Hoyt should understand how uncomfortable all this food stuff makes me and consider my feelings a little more. But still, there is one slight problem: Our microwave is where I heat
and some more goodies
Ep. 403: “If You Love Me, Why Am I Dying?”
AIR DATE: July 10, 2011
SYNOPSIS: Sookie makes a deal with Eric, and reconnects with Alcide; Bill punishes an errant vampire and counsels a guilt-ridden Jessica; Jason is cast as a reluctant savior; Tommy eyes a scam and alienates Sam; Marnie flexes her newfound powers; Pam delivers an ultimatum to Lafayette, Tara and Jesus; Eric spoils Sookie’s faerie reunion. (Written by Alan Ball; directed by David Petrarca.) July 10, 12, 13, 14 and 16
Casting Calls:[ANTONIA] 20s to 40s. FIERCE. Must speak fluent Spanish. First appears in episode 2 and then again in episodes 3,4,5 and 6.
[VAMPIRE] This leering vampire is caught on tape feeding on a woman. He’s desperate to escape the dire consequences…8 lines, 2 scenes.
[PAUL MCCLATCHY] This slick, professional-looking prospector in a suit works for an energy company and makes Tommy an intriguing offer…2 speeches & 4 lines, 1 scene.
[FANGBANGER] This hot, stupid man enjoys being bitten by Pam and shouts out commands to her. He’s disappointed when she takes off…3 lines, 1 scene.
[CAMERA OPERATOR] In his 20s, righteous and bearded, a somewhat dimwitted yokel, he’s seen on a grainy YouTube video, making underground films of vampires feeding, thus entrapping them. The camera operator loves being on camera to promote his cause of warning America about vampires…1 speech & 1 line, 1 scene.
[CONSERVATIVE F*CK] A smug conservative in a bow tie, he passionately debates Nan Flanagan on the air…1 speech & 1 line, 1 scene.
[YOUNG WOMAN] This pudgy young woman is seen on a grainy YouTube video, being attacked by a vampire…2 lines, 1 scene.
Stephen Moyer (Bill Compton) says Bill needs a teddy bear or something: The solitude’s getting to him.
“[It’s] pretty dark times for the Billster,” Moyer tells Channel Guide. “He is pretty much alone. The only one he has left is Jessica [Deborah Ann Woll], his progeny. What we will see is him taking on a more responsible position in terms of looking after her. I’ve been very happy about that, getting to work with Deborah Ann, because she’s just extraordinary.”
Well, maybe people will come crawling back to Bill once all their other friends are killed off. Stephen says this season will culminate in “a big bag of crazy” and will have characters dropping like flies.
Remember the MPAA’s much ballyhooed new rating for adult themed/non-porn films back in 1990? NC-17 stood for ‘No children under 17″ and was meant for films too aggressively naughty or thematically mature for kids and teens to even glimpse. One of the earliest films to receive the rating was Belgium’s caustic and satiric faux-documentary, Man Bites Dog (1992). It features a camera crew following a serial killer day to day as he does what he does best… kill, rape, and disembowel innocent people. It’s a brilliant film that manages to subvert both documentaries and serial killer films in one bloody swathe.
Vampires is not rated NC-17, but then again pretty much nothing is these days. (A Serbian Film most likely won’t play in a theater with that rating, and Blue Valentine successfully appealed down to an R.) But it bears a few other similarities with with the film starting with its country of origin, Belgium. It’s also done in the style of a documentary, but the serial killer is traded in for a family of vampires who introduce the filmmakers to their modern-day bloodsucking ways.
Welcome back to our continued recap and analysis of sex and gender issues in HBO’s True Blood. If you haven’t already, make sure to check out last week’s article, where we discussed the questionable transformation of series regular Tara into a cagefighting lesbian.
Throughout the previous three seasons of True Blood, Anna Paquin’s Sookie Stackhouse has been a character embroiled in contradictions. She’s sweet, innocent girl-next-door that everyone loves, but she’s also been sexually and romantically involved with a vampire – still a serious taboo in the world of the show. Similarly, at one time or another, pretty much every male character on True Blood has tried to protect Sookie, but between her ability to read minds and her crazy fairy-magic light attack, she’s proven herself to be one of the most formidable forces on the show