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Re: True Blood - Season 3

Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Tue Aug 03, 2010 7:11 pm

I'm just about done with this show.

Too much going on, half of it I don't give a shit about.
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Re: True Blood - Season 3

Unread postby waborat » Tue Aug 03, 2010 8:05 pm

mitch wrote:
Fast forward on a DVR is good...got to skip over most of the Sam and Jason plot lines to get to the good stuff (I went back later to make sure I didn't miss anything. I didn't).


"most"?

Gotta go with "all" this season Mitch...

Maryann stole Sam's soul last season and Jason's character hasn't been interesting since Amy was knocked off (what a shame by the way) in Season 1
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Re: True Blood - Season 3

Unread postby jack_tors » Wed Aug 04, 2010 8:27 pm

Cerebral_DownTime wrote:I'm just about done with this show.

Too much going on, half of it I don't give a shit about.


I hear ya there.. trying to hang in there but they could easily do the following:

-No werewolves, they are lame, one dimensional, and bring nothing to the table
-Get rid of sam's family and the dog fighting. Horrible idea for a plot
-Get rid of Tara, bitch annoys me and is just always overacting
-Get rid of Jason's annoying woman/love interest.. I just dont care.
-More Pam and Eric storylines. Why these 2 arent on screen more is ridiculous
-Make Sookie whine 100% less.
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Re: True Blood - Season 3

Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Thu Aug 05, 2010 4:58 pm

It's just gotten retarded. WTF is Sookie and that crazy fairyland she went to in her 8 minute "coma".

Sam's family sucks, we get it. Steeler fans they are.

The Fanklin/Tara angle had a chance, now I don't give a shit.

Eric's backstory was great and they just bailed on it.

I was hoping the Mississippi Vamps would've been backwoods hillbilly rednecks.

The Werewolves SUCK, they have done NOTHING.

Jessica is MIA.

Jason was a funny character, now he's just a walking unrealistic bad idea guy. Seriously.... Someone that dumb would've never made it to 10 years old.
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Re: True Blood - Season 3

Unread postby e0y2e3 » Mon Aug 16, 2010 12:30 pm

I was 100% done with this show until the end of last nights episode.

FTR: that was awesome, super duper awesome and sucked me in for at least one more week
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Re: True Blood - Season 3

Unread postby peeker643 » Mon Aug 16, 2010 2:21 pm

e0y2e3 wrote:I was 100% done with this show until the end of last nights episode.

FTR: that was awesome, super duper awesome and sucked me in for at least one more week


I've enjoyed the entire year.

But yeah, Russell turning to the other camera after his spine-wrenching diatribe and going to the weather girl was simply priceless.

Are the tweakers just wolves or are they something else entirely?
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Re: True Blood - Season 3

Unread postby mitch » Mon Aug 16, 2010 4:05 pm

peeker643 wrote:
e0y2e3 wrote:I was 100% done with this show until the end of last nights episode.

FTR: that was awesome, super duper awesome and sucked me in for at least one more week


I've enjoyed the entire year.

But yeah, Russell turning to the other camera after his spine-wrenching diatribe and going to the weather girl was simply priceless.

Are the tweakers just wolves or are they something else entirely?


It depends on whether or not Alan Ball goes by the books...something he often does not do.

And that's all I have to say about that.

But yeah, Russell's Rant was some of the best TV I've seen in a long time.

"Now, time for the weather. Tiffany?"

Only three weeks to go...(although I'm going to assume that they'll skip a week for Labor Day and end on Sept. 12).

And then Boardwalk Empire starts in the 9 PM Sunday slot.
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Re: True Blood - Season 3

Unread postby e0y2e3 » Mon Aug 16, 2010 7:14 pm

Following up True Blood with Mad Men really makes you feel dirty about watching True Blood, not gonna lie.
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Re: True Blood - Season 3

Unread postby swerb » Mon Aug 16, 2010 8:31 pm

I am loving this season. Guilty pleasure, but pure entertainment week in and week out.

The Russell character is awesome.
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Re: True Blood - Season 3

Unread postby waborat » Tue Aug 17, 2010 6:32 am

swerb wrote:The Russell character is awesome.


Agree w/Eye, saved this week's show...

Sat there thinking this might be the boringest episode ever (other than Sam finally freakin out!) and then POW!!!

Also, why the f#@k would the writers bring back Franklin for 3 minutes of more great air time and then have Jason kill him?!?!?!? IMO, the wrong character(s) died there
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Re: True Blood - Season 3

Unread postby mitch » Sun Aug 22, 2010 11:23 pm

This episode was pretty slow for about 20 minutes, although I loved the opening bit.

"A Fairy? How fucking lame is THAT?"

But it got really dark later on...and Sam was finally interesting for the first time this season.

Also got to see that they did make Crystal the WerePanther, like she was supposed to be in the book, and not a werewolf.

I heard that there are witches next year...Lafayette is obviously one of them.

SPOILER!!!!!!

Based on only two episodes left...the very cryptic previews of next week, and Pam's comment about "if you aren't going to give Sookie to Russell, then figure out how to use her".

Eric drinks enough of Sookie's blood to trick the deranged Russell out into the sunlight.

That's my guess, and I'm sticking with it.
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Re: True Blood - Season 3

Unread postby waborat » Mon Aug 23, 2010 6:30 am

Another ep with a lot of filler...

Dreams, flashbacks, hallucinations, etc don't make for lazy writing...

Yes, the Sam story finally got interesting...

But, the Wican Waitress story is lame...

To borrow from CDT, hillbillies & panthers are gay...

Can we move on from "Eggs" already...

Cool to see Jessica throw Tommy into the woods...

Watching Lafayette & Jesus tripping was like seeing Brian & Lee in a NBA thread together...

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Re: True Blood - Season 3

Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Mon Aug 23, 2010 3:35 pm

This show is total garbage. These characters suck and nothing interesting is happening. Just like season two, story arcs get dragged out forever with nothing to make them watchable. They have 900 thinmgs going on at once and they try to wrap it up in 4 episodes. It's clumsy at best.

The Werewolves suck

The Mississppi vamps are fruity assholes

Sookie and Tara are walking talking migraines

I don't give shit about Sam, I never have.

I'd like to cut Tommy's head off with spoon.
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Re: True Blood - Season 3

Unread postby mitch » Mon Aug 23, 2010 4:30 pm

But yet you've watched 10 episodes.

Why?

Not being snarky, it's just when I find a series that ends up truly pissing me off, I cut my losses and stop watching it (Justified, Sons of Anarchy, Hung, Nurse Jackie, and most everything on network television for recent examples).

Two exceptions were John from Cincinnati, which I watched until the bitter, awful end just to see if this could really be as bad as it was. Which it was.

The other was last season of Big Love, which was by far the worst, and it got to the point that I hate Bill Paxton's character with a passion, and was rooting for his downfall, which looks like it happened at the end of the year.
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Re: True Blood - Season 3

Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Mon Aug 23, 2010 4:42 pm

mitch wrote:But yet you've watched 10 episodes.

Why?


I've gone this far, I might as well stick it out.

I don't really bail on shows mid-late season.
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Re: True Blood - Season 3

Unread postby waborat » Mon Aug 23, 2010 5:36 pm

mitch wrote:Two exceptions were John from Cincinnati, which I watched until the bitter, awful end just to see if this could really be as bad as it was. Which it was.

The other was last season of Big Love, which was by far the worst, and it got to the point that I hate Bill Paxton's character with a passion, and was rooting for his downfall, which looks like it happened at the end of the year.


Yes & unfortunately double Yes :bag:
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Re: True Blood - Season 3

Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Mon Aug 23, 2010 5:49 pm

waborat wrote:
mitch wrote:Two exceptions were John from Cincinnati, which I watched until the bitter, awful end just to see if this could really be as bad as it was. Which it was.

The other was last season of Big Love, which was by far the worst, and it got to the point that I hate Bill Paxton's character with a passion, and was rooting for his downfall, which looks like it happened at the end of the year.


Yes & unfortunately double Yes :bag:



OT:

Can anyone actually tell me WTF John was?
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Re: True Blood - Season 3

Unread postby peeker643 » Mon Aug 23, 2010 5:51 pm

Tell ya what, a couple months ago I set forth with watching the first 5 seasons of 'Weeds'.

Sooooo happy I did. Just about caught up and halfway through season 5.

Andy Botwin and Doug Wilson might be the greatest characters in the history of television.
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Re: True Blood - Season 3

Unread postby waborat » Mon Aug 23, 2010 7:52 pm

peeker643 wrote:Tell ya what, a couple months ago I set forth with watching the first 5 seasons of 'Weeds'.

Sooooo happy I did. Just about caught up and halfway through season 5.

Andy Botwin and Doug Wilson might be the greatest characters in the history of television.


Welcome aboard brotha :thumb up:

First 2 or 3 seasons were the best, but Weeds defintely brings it in the season-ending cliffhangers all the time...

Show's kinda like Entourage for me, hit or miss, it's still a lot of fun...

Now start watching Breaking Bad and you'll jump to the head of the class ;-) ;) :wink:
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Re: True Blood - Season 3

Unread postby waborat » Mon Aug 23, 2010 7:56 pm

Cerebral_DownTime wrote:
Can anyone actually tell me WTF John was?


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Re: True Blood - Season 3

Unread postby waborat » Mon Aug 23, 2010 7:57 pm

waborat wrote:
mitch wrote:Two exceptions were John from Cincinnati, which I watched until the bitter, awful end just to see if this could really be as bad as it was. Which it was.

The other was last season of Big Love, which was by far the worst, and it got to the point that I hate Bill Paxton's character with a passion, and was rooting for his downfall, which looks like it happened at the end of the year.


Yes & unfortunately double Yes :bag:


Damn, I gotta add Carnivale as well :bag: :bag:
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Re: True Blood - Season 3

Unread postby mitch » Mon Aug 23, 2010 10:39 pm

I think John was supposed to be an angel...which made the "From Cincinnati" part so ironic.

Or he might have been an alien.

What he really was was the most boring phucker I've seen on TV for awhile.

Jumping tangents to an earlier Wobo point, yes, Entourage is pretty good this year, but it's taken me a bit to get used to this shift to the serious.

Good writing...good acting (from most), but Vincent Chase is a dick this year, and a completely unsympathetic one for once. It will be interesting to see if they allow him to fall all the way, without having a Martin Scorsese to unrealistically rescue him.
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Re: True Blood - Season 3

Unread postby JCoz » Wed Sep 01, 2010 4:23 pm

Just read this thread, couple thoughts popped up along the way.

- The wolves are too weak, they were talked up by Bill and Eric and the truth seems to be that they are only useful stopping hapless humans, and even at that they fail routinely.

- Agree with those that want Tera dead. She's worthless, and worse than that extremely annoying.

- Sookie is also utterly annoying. Complete moron character, I very much dislike her in the exact way that Kate was a shitty character in Lost.

- The director is completely out of the closet in season 3. Could have implied quite a bit of the gayness. Whatever, now I just watch the show on delay to FF. Dude had a panther tatoo didn't he? Doesn't fit in with the redneck meth heads but they've made a point to show that way too many times for it not to be something.

- I liked Sam until this season. Now things are too jumbled and they don't know what they are doing with that mess.

- I also agree with E0, the end with Russel a week or so ago was flipping awesome, and saved that from possibly being the worst episode in the series. Epic ending.

- I'm gonna be furious if they seriously just killed my two favorite characters in one swoop. This show takes a long walk off a short pier if Eric dies. Russell, well you knew his candle was burning bright and it wouldn't be too long either way but talk about a bunch of dead end side plots Eric would leave.

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Couple other thoughts from the thread non TB related:

- You guys are seriously buying Buscemi for this new series? I think he's going to bomb in that role. Anyone have a past movie I can check out with Buscemi playing a calculated head man? Personally I've never seen him play a role even remotely like that.

- Totally forgot about John from Cinci...I was def watching that for a while but it must have went down with a whimper as I can't even remember a conscious decision to stop watching.

- Oh and I'm back watching Weeds as well, I ditched it in the middle of season 1 after a couple boring episodes, but in light of today's offerings I've been trying to pick up some good older series. I'll probably finally pick up the Wire soon.

- Peek you should definitely check out Breaking bad if you aren't already, I'm still amazed this is an AMC show and not HBO.
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Re: True Blood - Season 3

Unread postby jb » Fri Sep 03, 2010 12:30 pm

mitch wrote:One step closer to them telling us "what Sookie is"



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Re: True Blood - Season 3

Unread postby mitch » Sun Sep 12, 2010 10:10 pm

Blech.

What a lame assed ended to a mediocre (overall) season.

Nothing resolved other than Russell out of the picture (maybe).

Just glad they didn't kill off Eric and Pam. Right now they are the only characters worth watching (although Bill gets some style points for finally showing himself to be a manipulative liar).

Alan Ball has some work to do for next year to get this thing back on track.
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Re: True Blood - Season 3

Unread postby swerb » Sun Sep 12, 2010 10:15 pm

Weak finale. Entertaining but flawed season. Second half of the season, wasted way too much time on shitty meaningless storylines.

Not nearly enough nude Sookie scenes. And way too many Tara shaking jaw crying scenes.
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Re: True Blood - Season 3

Unread postby JCoz » Thu Sep 16, 2010 10:21 am

swerb wrote:Weak finale. Entertaining but flawed season. Second half of the season, wasted way too much time on shitty meaningless storylines.

Not nearly enough nude Sookie scenes. And way too many Tara shaking jaw crying scenes.


Is it bad form to have been saying "Do it..." when Tara was holding those scissors?
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Re: True Blood - Season 3

Unread postby JCoz » Thu Sep 16, 2010 10:24 am

Overall not a great ending, but the season was decent.

NFW russell is out of the picture. Eric and Pam still alive. So they have that going for them.
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Re: True Blood - Season 3

Unread postby jack_tors » Fri Sep 17, 2010 10:15 am

JCoz wrote:
swerb wrote:Weak finale. Entertaining but flawed season. Second half of the season, wasted way too much time on shitty meaningless storylines.

Not nearly enough nude Sookie scenes. And way too many Tara shaking jaw crying scenes.


Is it bad form to have been saying "Do it..." when Tara was holding those scissors?


+1 for both comments. No, its not bad you said "Do It" cause I was screaming it and when she drove off at the end of the finale I am hoping she was heading for the nearest cliff. Very annoying, take Jason's girlfriend/werepanther/annoying hillbilly with you.
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Re: True Blood - Season 3

Unread postby waborat » Sat Sep 18, 2010 5:37 pm

This show needs to learn how to have a season ender already and I don't get it because Ball always had good ones on 6' Under...

This show has better cliffhangers during the season than at the close...

I agree with everyone about Tara and Jason's GF, but let me raise a Terry & Jesus to the mix...Good God, what a waste of screen time...Hope Sam saves a few bullets

So what do have to look forward to next season???

Witches?

More fairies?

Methheads?

Did anything exciting happen this season after the newscast???

Anybody?
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Re: True Blood - Season 3

Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Sat Sep 18, 2010 5:52 pm

I haven't even bothered to watch the season ender.
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Re: True Blood - Season 3

Unread postby waborat » Sat Sep 18, 2010 6:04 pm

Cerebral_DownTime wrote:I haven't even bothered to watch the season ender.


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