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Re: True Blood season 5...

Postby The Yosemite Bear » 2012-07-09 08:36pm

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Re: True Blood season 5...

Postby Meest » 2012-07-10 02:52pm

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Re: True Blood season 5...

Postby Crown » 2012-07-23 03:34pm

That scene where Russell comes into shot singing karaoke was just sheer class! :mrgreen:
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Re: True Blood season 5...

Postby TheHammer » 2012-07-23 05:43pm

Some things still unclear to me, I was curious as to how old Roman was exactly. I had seen somewhere online that he was 500 years old, but that seemed far too young to me. Would seem to contradict the dialogue in the show where supposedly only Russel being strong enough.

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Re: True Blood season 5...

Postby Crown » 2012-07-23 06:01pm

TheHammer wrote:Some things still unclear to me, I was curious as to how old Roman was exactly. I had seen somewhere online that he was 500 years old, but that seemed far too young to me. Would seem to contradict the dialogue in the show where supposedly only Russel being strong enough.


I think it was more of a religious taboo to kill him (the Guardian) than any real power he had. There might have been a previous, older guardian who decided to die a-la Godric as far as we know. What we do know is that power in the Authority system isn't predicated on age; Godric being only a sheriff (when Eric didn't know Russell's true age, he thought there were 'none above Godric in the new world'), Eric being a sheriff to Sophie-Anne (who he could bitch slap) and then Beel Bill being elevated in her place.
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Re: True Blood season 5...

Postby Meest » 2012-07-23 07:12pm

Bit messy writing at this time, the Salome reveal from knowing where Russel was is strange. They were going to first try and get Russel out in the sun, that would have killed her plans real quick. The other council members turned over real quick, why do the emergency UV flashes and silver Russel then by fine when he reappears? Seemed like the Dieter guy was the only true mainstreamer, why not use the troops they had to hold Salome and Russel?
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Re: True Blood season 5...

Postby Vympel » 2012-07-25 07:35am

I wanted more Guardian, and more of the Swede (guy from Hell on Wheels) and the Lilith vision was weird, but Russell on stage at that wedding reception was hilarious.
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Re: True Blood season 5...

Postby Darksider » 2012-07-25 03:45pm

Does anyone else hate how this series seems to portray anyone who fights back against Vampires as either Religious fanatics, or dangerous extremists? I mean, the Vamps want equal rights and everything, but it's clearly shown that they aren't willing to, y'know, stop killing people and all that. I know they're going for some sort of "magic induced hate" angle with the gang of redneck vampire hunters, but IMHO the humans in this series have legitimate reasons to go to war against the Vamps.
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Re: True Blood season 5...

Postby Pelranius » 2012-07-26 09:54pm

Am I the only one who thinks that Roman is still in play somehow?
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Re: True Blood season 5...

Postby SilverWingedSeraph » 2012-07-26 10:26pm

Considering we saw him get staked and turned into goo, I don't see how he could be.
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Re: True Blood season 5...

Postby Pelranius » 2012-07-26 10:38pm

SilverWingedSeraph wrote:Considering we saw him get staked and turned into goo, I don't see how he could be.


Well, if Lillith actually is real and can resurrect vampires, everything is up for grabs. (Don't ask me why she would resurrect Roman, or anyone else for the matter. Maybe for the lulz?)

[spoiler=]IMDB lists Christopher Meloni as 11 episodes. I doubt that they will do four episodes' worth of flashbacks on him[/spoiler]
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Re: True Blood season 5...

Postby The Yosemite Bear » 2012-07-26 11:04pm

I was looking forward to more Vampire Special Victims of Torture Unit....
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Re: True Blood season 5...

Postby Scrib » 2012-07-28 08:15am

Darksider wrote:Does anyone else hate how this series seems to portray anyone who fights back against Vampires as either Religious fanatics, or dangerous extremists? I mean, the Vamps want equal rights and everything, but it's clearly shown that they aren't willing to, y'know, stop killing people and all that. I know they're going for some sort of "magic induced hate" angle with the gang of redneck vampire hunters, but IMHO the humans in this series have legitimate reasons to go to war against the Vamps.



See above on why I hate Steve Newlin and the entire fourth season. It would be less of a problem if they simply did what vampires did and just abandoned the tired X-men/social oppression retread, which to their credit they have done. It's like Fringe, it works best when you're not being called a close-minded idiot for disagreeing with things that are clearly wrong.

I like some of the values dissonance, like Jessica not considering feeding on another man a big deal and Jason losing his mind, but in general it's just one evil side vs. a bunch of cartoons.

I really, really hope that Lilith was a hallucination, I've been enjoying the uncertainty of the struggle within the vampire ranks, with Russell rightly calling out both sides on their problems.

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Re: True Blood season 5...

Postby loomer » 2012-07-28 08:42am

The Yosemite Bear wrote:I was looking forward to more Vampire Special Victims of Torture Unit....


Come on, Bear! A maximum security vampire prison with horrifying conditions and Christoper Meloni is clearly more of an Oz thing!

(was anyone else surprised that they didn't have Meloni whip it out for old time's sake?)
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Re: True Blood season 5...

Postby Pelranius » 2012-07-28 11:15am

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The Yosemite Bear wrote:I was looking forward to more Vampire Special Victims of Torture Unit....


Come on, Bear! A maximum security vampire prison with horrifying conditions and Christoper Meloni is clearly more of an Oz thing!

(was anyone else surprised that they didn't have Meloni whip it out for old time's sake?)


Me too.

I don't think I've ever heard of the actress who plays Lillith (or the hallucination of her). Would it be too much "meta-reading" to assume that means something?
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Re: True Blood season 5...

Postby loomer » 2012-07-30 03:22am

I love how, given a choice in the matter, fairies instinctively turn their lives into a cabaret and dress like it's the 1960s.
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Re: True Blood season 5...

Postby Faqa » 2012-07-31 05:01pm

Sam! With Sam!

Can we have a Sam show? Sam can be all the characters and it can be melodramatic and AWESOME. Because... damn. Those scenes of Sam tenderly holding himself just about made the season for me. It's one of those moments that really define True Blood.

EDIT: Oh, yeah. And just in a season where Bill hasn't had to flex much draymahtic chops, we get the flashback to his daughter. That was heartbreaking.

And, Ball? You are never going to kill Jessica. Really. Absolutely nobody believes your show has the balls. Just stop threatening to do it, it saps the scenes of any tension.
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Re: True Blood season 5...

Postby Crown » 2012-08-01 05:07pm

Anyone get the vibe that Russell was being a little more than a little disrespectful to Sloane (showing contempt) with his flattering language?
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Re: True Blood season 5...

Postby Pelranius » 2012-08-06 10:36pm

The fun thing about Russell is that even as he's being an asshole to everyone, their second cousin and dog, he's having so much fun.

And we the audience are having fun alongside him (or at least I am).

Anyone else have the feeling that Russell is going to screw Salome all over before the season is done?
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Re: True Blood season 5...

Postby Crown » 2012-08-07 12:08pm

Pelranius wrote:The fun thing about Russell is that even as he's being an asshole to everyone, their second cousin and dog, he's having so much fun.

And we the audience are having fun alongside him (or at least I am).

Anyone else have the feeling that Russell is going to screw Salome all over before the season is done?


Oh hell yes, now that Eric's escape plan is bust, this only leaves Russell who could challenge/destroy Salome (that we know of); she's setting herself up to be the embodiment/high priestess of Lilith, he recognises no power other than his own.

If the dust settles as I expect (Salome and Russell end up destroyed) it leaves Eric as the oldest and most powerful vampire left, but I fully expect the writers to somehow reward Beel Bill and leave him smelling like a roses.
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Re: True Blood season 5...

Postby Pelranius » 2012-08-08 10:45pm

I wonder how Sam and Luna are going to break into the Authority compound?

And where is that compound? In Louisiana? (You'd expect the headquarters for the vampires' global leadership to be in a more cosmopolitan location).
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Re: True Blood season 5...

Postby Meest » 2012-08-10 04:35pm

They strolled around New Orleans when they were high so guessing it's there. Guess it goes with the age and mystique of the city, but yeah way too much stuff happens in that area.
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Re: True Blood season 5...

Postby Solauren » 2012-08-10 04:57pm

Meest wrote:They strolled around New Orleans when they were high so guessing it's there. Guess it goes with the age and mystique of the city, but yeah way too much stuff happens in that area.


Considering that Hurricanes in the area would be a perfect cover for snatching a few dozen people off the street and storing them for the year as food, it makes sense.

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Re: True Blood season 5...

Postby Pelranius » 2012-08-11 08:33pm

Meest wrote:They strolled around New Orleans when they were high so guessing it's there. Guess it goes with the age and mystique of the city, but yeah way too much stuff happens in that area.


Could be out of the way enough from most government attention (relatively speaking).
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Re: True Blood season 5...

Postby Crown » 2012-08-13 12:32pm

So the Sookie/Warlow thing will be for next season and the Salome and Russell thing will be for the end of the season given the usual way True Blood is written.
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