True Blood SEASON 7

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  1. FPAlpha

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    You know.. i was a huge fan of the show and its first season was just plain brilliant and something that had me glued to the screen.

    That has lessened season by season until i just watched out of habit and for the few characters that were still interesting.

    Season 7 just left me cold and the episodes are here to watch but i just couldn't bring up the necessary interest to hit play. So judging from online reviews and comments here i don't believe i have missed much or that the show has somehow turned good again.

    Shame.. the setting and the characters seemed so interesting in the beginning but the whole show got dragged down bit by bit.
     
  2. WarpFactorZ

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    Boooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

    Awful. Simply awful. This great show turned into a soap in the last episode, and a self-parody in the last 5 minutes.

    At first, when the scenes started projecting into the future, I thought we really were going to see a Six Feet Under type ending. But alas. Shame, Alan Ball....
     
  3. M.A.C.O.

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    The only bright spots of this episode were Eric and Pam.
    Love those two, and I will miss those two. Here's to you Eric.

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  4. Shurik

    Shurik Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    So, is it implied that the entire Tru Blood operation was carried out by this Mr. Gus and his ~10 henchmen and that all of them traveled to USA to catch Sarah Newlin? Are there no more Yakuza in Japan who might still be interested in catching Sarah Newlin?

    Pam and Eric parts were good as usual. Everything else was boring and not worth watching.
     
  5. teacake

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    I was happy. All the to be expected soap but I thought Jessica and Hoyt were touching and Sookie doing in Bill was obvious but touching. Obvious as in WHY did he want her to de-fairy herself when a quick stab with a stick would do the trick?

    Also, I could never break a shovel like that with one kick, does she have super powers of strength I did not notice before?

    Though obviously I would have preferred 50 minutes of a one hour show to be about Eric and Pam we did get some cool stuff with them. Yes.

    THE BEST CHARACTERS.

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    "CASH ONLY. GET THE FUCK OUT!"

    These are Pam's final words. This is awesome.
     
  6. teacake

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    AND I think it was rather touching? In a bad place? That Sookie does in Bill in the exact spot where he crawled out of the grave naked and covered in dirt and fucked her for the very first time.

    Circle of life.
     
  7. Tom

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    The finale, like the past few seasons of the show was pretty dismal.
     
  8. Beagleman

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    I liked it. Liked the whole season... much more than the last few. And, as everyone has said already, Eric + Pam = awesome.
     
  9. Shanndee

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    He wanted her to de-fairy herself so she would cease to be vampire catnip. If she no longer had fairy blood she would be free to live a normal human life without vampire interference.

    At least the annoying one did meet the true death. That made me happy. And pam and Eric finally acting like Pam and Eric when they took out the Yakuza.

    Not great, but better than I feared.
     
  10. teacake

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    Always was a controlling prick.

    "You're so beautiful you should wear this sheet over your head when you walk down the street to spare yourself all the problems your beauty causes."
    YES so fast, so furious :lol:

    Much better than all that "oh guns are pointed at us, we must stand like stunned mullets" deal.
    Oh yeah it was heaps better than it could have been.

    This season had at least one great Pam and Eric ep and was still better than I remember the orgy season being, or the werepanther season, or the witch season. But really I want all the Pam and Eric scenes on one disc.
     
  11. Locutus of Bored

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    Well, that happened. I'd give this episode a "C" if I'm being generous.

    I thought, except for a couple of flashes of the surreal awesomeness the show once had with Eric and Pam, that the finale was a completely dull and unsatisfactory ending that mistreated (not unusual for this show) or shortchanged many of the characters.

    The good:

    - Eric and Pam finally remembering that they were superpowered vampires and tearing the Fakeuza to shreds in seconds, though it makes the last several episodes where they were captured or in peril from them look idiotic.

    - Eric and Pam as late night infomercial hosts. Brilliant. I could watch an entire show of them being rich New Blood merchants and celebrities.

    - Eric recalling his inner Zoolander and going all Night at the Fangtasiabury to the techno in the Hackuza's Tokyo Drift car.

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    - Bill actually dying. I'm amazed they actually went though with it, though all the angst and dragging on to get there in the back-half of this season and this episode was interminable. I thought he was supposed to be rapidly dying, yet somehow they managed to make it seem like an eternity.

    As soon as Sookie started hearing his thoughts, I was positive they were going to have her stupid fairy lightburst change him into a human in his weakened state, so they could live happily ever after. Uggh, that would have been awful.

    At least Bill didn't rise out of the blood like the T-1000 only to reveal in the flash-forward that he was living in the mountains as a lonely vampire lumberjack because he could never be with the one he loved.

    The bad:

    - Bill emotionally blackmailing everyone around him in a final act of paternalistic dickishness.

    Sookayyy, I'm a self-loathing emo vampire, so I want you to have a fulfilling life and children without me because adoption or sperm donors don't exist in this universe. But instead of just walking into the Sun or waiting for my disease to kill me in five minutes, I want to burden you with lifelong guilt and emotional trauma by having you kill me yourself. Also please do it by simultaneously giving up a hugely important part of your identity even though just getting rid of your Fairy Force Lightning powers should not in any way prevent vampires from still smelling your fairy blood. Or, failing that, stake me though the heart and disgustingly straddle my pool of goo in a coffin, since that won't add to your massive case of Bon Temps PTSD or reputation for necrophilia at all. Seriously, if you just bury me I'll be dead in hours, but screw that, I have to be a drama queen about it.

    Jessica, remember everything I just said to Sookayyy? Forget it and marry a human who from his perspective just met you yesterday (in addition to finding out his mom died, breaking up with his girlfriend, realizing everyone he loved in life betrayed him and erased his memories, and killing someone), because I thought the first day marriage proposal in Frozen was adorable even though it's even called crazy there. Even though things didn't work out with Hoyt before, and all the same personality quirks and defects still exist but now are also coupled with massive deception, I'm gonna use my impending death to ransom a silver bullet shotgun wedding out of you that you are clearly not comfortable with.

    - No love for Lafayette, huh? I guess his story ended with the shitty Tara storyline and he's not even allowed some of his trademark clever quips in the finale, or even a single line of dialogue for that matter. Because we know he wouldn't have anything funny to say at that wedding he wasn't even invited to. At least he got to sit at Thanksgiving dinner with his boyfriend.

    - No followup on how the aftermath of the Hep-V crisis changed the country. In the front-half of the season it seemed like an apocalyptic crisis with whole towns being wiped out and cities/corporations losing power (like in Dallas), the US government abandoning whole areas to ruin, and humans and vampires dying in droves, but I guess that didn't warrant any kind of followup after Bon Temps defeated their sick vampire nest.

    - Sarah Newlin was originally an evil Hitlerish dirtbag who could have died by Eric's hand and I would be fine, but having her basically be depicted as an insane pathetic idiot in this season rather than a genocidal schemer kind of switched the hatred to pity. Which is why the revelation that she's stuck in the Fangtasia sex dungeon being fed upon for the rest of her life and hallucinating Steve Newlin (seriously, he gets lines but not Lafayette?) did not have the "she got her just deserts" effect I'm sure the producers intended.

    - No Ginger on the infomercial or in Fangtasia? Did she explode in orgasm from recalling her two seconds of glory with Eric?

    - Sam was barely part of the finale either except for showing up at dinner, but at least they had him leave town first to explain his absence, unlike Lafayette.

    It could have been so much worse given this show's history, like having werekoalas and unicorns show up or something, but the fixation on Sookie and Bill's boring emotionally abusive love-hate relationship, and the short-shrift given to others (seriously, Arlene got lines but not Lafayette?) made it ultimately disappointing, and took away from what was otherwise a nice Led Zeppelin fade away montage.
     
  12. RJDiogenes

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    I wonder why Jessica didn't just restore Hoyt's memories.

    Anyway, I was quite surprised that Bill actually died. It seemed that they were leading up to turning both him and Sookie human for a happily ever after, which would have been a lot better than showing her pregnant by some anonymous, irrelevant dude that we only see from the back. I don't really get all the hate for Bill. If they were going to do this, they should have let Alcide live.

    Other than that, the look ahead was nice, but unconvincing. No more deadly supernatural crises ever in Bon Temps? Suddenly it's just another small town in America? Well,then Sam should come home, right? And, while it's nice to see Jason get his act together, it should have been with an established character than we could care about and not just a last-minute addition. Overall, nothing much seems to have happened in five years.

    And the sign at the stock exchange said Wednesday, July 11. That would make it 2018. Does that fit in with the established timeline?

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  13. Locutus of Bored

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    That was Wed. July 11th, 2012. The final scene is Thanksgiving, 2014.

    By the way, I think I know who Sookie's significant other was, and he's pretty consistent with her previous choices of boyfriends:

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  14. teacake

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    haha they should have actually made it that actor, dressed as Dexter.
     
  15. Locutus of Bored

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    On another note, Jason's daughters might have more fairy blood in them than you would think, since he apparently has a daughter who looks at least six years old even though only three years have passed:

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  16. Shanndee

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    I wanted Hoyt to have his memory restored, but I doubt that the wedding and renewed friendship with Jason would have occurred if he knew the depth of their betrayal!

    I, for one, would have been horrified if they had given Sookie and Bill a "happily ever after". This relationship was toxic and emotionally abusive. As Teacake pointed out, he was horribly controlling, and everyone had to do things to suit him, not things that were good for the individual. Hubby and I cheered when he died (probably not the response the show runners wanted, but all the vast majority of responses on sites I visit were celebratory :lol: )

    I was fine with Sookie ending up with an unknown person. That shows that she moved on with her life. My problem is the insinuation that for life to be complete, women need to have husbands and babies ;) .

    in retrospect, I'm put out that Lafayette didn't even have a line in this episode! Oh well, I will cherish that they killed the horrible one, even if the build up to the death came at the expense of good characters.
     
  17. Ryan8bit

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    Yeah, that about sums up the whole last season. Pretty dull and uninteresting. The first two seasons were really the best, and things kinda got crazy and weird after that, and then it just slid into mediocrity.

    I didn't really expect much from the finale. It certainly could've been a lot worse. In some ways I think it would've been better if it was really bad rather than just mediocre and not at all memorable.
     
  18. teacake

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    If I was Sookie I would not want to have babies. What would be the point? Obviously they will be abducted, have their memories wiped, turn against you and become evil, develop horrible powers and be the target of every vampire in existence for their sweet blood.
     
  19. Guy Gardener

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    Everything was good after Bill died.

    Bill was the shit magnet, not Sooki.
     
  20. RJDiogenes

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    I don't think that fits, unless the story actually started before the show. The first flash forward was one year later, then the second flash forward at the stock exchange was three years after that, and Thanksgiving was the same year (so four years later, although I thought it was five when I wrote my first post). The show started in 2008. I wasn't sure how much time had passed in story time, especially since Sookie spent a year (or was it more?) in Faerieland. But if the story roughly matched real time then 2018 would make sense.

    Another thing I noticed when re-watching the flash forwards was that Sookie's refrigerator was well-stocked with New Blood and her mysterious husband was only seen at night. Maybe old habits die hard....

    You'd think he would have asked, though. Maybe they glamored him to forget that he asked. :rommie:

    Eh, the contrast between the 19th-century vampire and the 21st century woman was part of the premise of the show. And all these types of shows (True Blood, Vampire Diaries, Twilight, and whatever) involve women attracted to multiple supernatural mass murderers and serial killers, so toxic is just a day in the life. :rommie: