'True Blood' needs to wrap it up
By April MacIntyre Jul 23, 2012, 5:44 GMT
The build up between vampires and humans continues, as humans are rightfully wary of vampires\' gallant efforts at trying to fit into polite society. They should be marginalized, based on all their bloodsucking actions thus far in this ridiculous Louisiana potboiler with six-pack abs.
This season of 'True Blood' makes me miss the Maenads.
The build up between vampires and humans continues, as humans are rightfully wary of vampires' contrived efforts at trying to fit into polite society. They should be marginalized, based on all their bloodsucking actions thus far in this ridiculous Louisiana potboiler with six-pack abs and wolf packs.
Bill and Eric are invited into the new bloodsucker club of Russell (Denis O'Hare), Salome and (S)Nora. The group is partying, high on Lilith blood, as a naked Lillith comes out of a CGI blood puddle and blows blood fumes into their faces. Godric (Allan Hyde) in an unintentionally hilarious scene speaks to Eric (Alexander Skarsgard) in a bid to make him do the right thing—reminding me of the classic film "Animal House" scene where Pinto is weighing banging his date or not.
But I digress.
Lilith’s blood feeds the Authority which is whipped up in an orgiastic blood feasting mode. Seeing 'Doctore' from Spartacus (Peter Mensah) face first in some pasty white thighs covered in blood was something I did not need to see.
Sookie is (Anna Paquin) wrestling with abandoning her fairie fey ways and going straight human, and dim Jason (Ryan Kwanten)seeks out Jessica's (Deborah Ann Woll) counsel, only to wind up shooting her in the head in a jealous rage. She kicks him out and resumes her femoral thigh hunky man meal.
Hoyt's indoctrination into the backwoods he-man supernatural beings' hater club is another sketchy scene.
Lafayette’s (Nelsan Ellis) magical ensnarement with Jesus and the Mexicans has a violent resolution. Writers can do better for this actor who shines in the cast, but is underserved. In fact, this season should have focused more on Denis O'Hare's Russell resurrection and less the otherwise excellent actor Chris Meloni's brief but forgettable moments. Lafayette, Russell and Eric are by far the most compelling male characters given the right script ammo. Same for Pam, Tara and Sookie.
The supernatural Ifrit smoke monster appears again in this episode, and a guilt-ridden Terry nearly offs himself, but is talked down.
This season is so all over the place, I've lost interest. Especially with 'Breaking Bad' on the same night. How has the story hit you?