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    Quote Originally Posted by MFWalkoff View Post
    I'll say one thing about Hoyt: His mom is comedy gold. The way she secretly thanked Jason while shuffling him out of the house gave me the biggest laugh of the episode.
    I love her too now. At first she seemed so nasty but after taking in Sam's brother and getting burnt, I felt sorry for her. Now she is quite amusing!

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    So I was reading down the page of this thread and realized I was just clicking "Like," "Like," and "Like" again. With that in mind, I feel like I should further emphasize how wonderful and correct these insights are--why isnt someone from HBO reading these critiques...we could really make the show much better!
    I completely agree. I was reading through the comments since the beginning of the new season and didn't even bother posting about it because I felt like everyone had covered my thoughts!

    I would like to second Critical's thankfulness that Lafayette got rid of that atrocious hair-do. The way it was braided just looked like he had a small run sitting on top of his head!

    I just started reading the books a couple of weeks ago and I was astounded to learn Lafayette actually did die at the end of the first book! As much as I love that character, I think this show would be so much better off if TPTB weren't afraid to kill off characters. Take a lesson from Game of Thrones people! When no one is safe, it keeps the viewers on the edge of their seats!!

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    I completely agree. I was reading through the comments since the beginning of the new season and didn't even bother posting about it because I felt like everyone had covered my thoughts!

    I would like to second Critical's thankfulness that Lafayette got rid of that atrocious hair-do. The way it was braided just looked like he had a small run sitting on top of his head!

    I just started reading the books a couple of weeks ago and I was astounded to learn Lafayette actually did die at the end of the first book! As much as I love that character, I think this show would be so much better off if TPTB weren't afraid to kill off characters. Take a lesson from Game of Thrones people! When no one is safe, it keeps the viewers on the edge of their seats!!

    Boy do I agree with that. In the Sookie Stackhouse books the people around her were affected by the coming out by vampires but they also managed to go on with their lives instead of turning into total douche bags like Hoyt, the Sheriff and some of the side characters. In the TV series it's all about the vampire ad nauseam. I like Tara in the books she becomes a good friend and confident to Sookie in the TV series I just wish someone would stake her.

    I wonder if folks have notice that Allan Ball is a bit of a bigot. He is very biased on his likes and dislikes of the paranormal races. Loves vampires but he sure hates shifters, werepanthers and werewolves. Guess that makes him a paranormal racist.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bearcata View Post
    ...I wonder if folks have notice that Allan Ball is a bit of a bigot. He is very biased on his likes and dislikes of the paranormal races. Loves vampires but he sure hates shifters, werepanthers and werewolves. Guess that makes him a paranormal racist.
    Guess that makes me one, too. But I'd add FAERIES to that list. Call me sick of supes. Bon Temps has more than its rightful share.
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    I wasn't impressed with vampire Tara, but I'm still hoping for some good interaction with Pam. I am curious about why Pam is taking a trip down memory lane...leading up to something? Maybe it has to do with Roman or Nora? (I do love Christopher Meloni in a suit He can do no wrong as far as I'm concerned...loved him in OZ and SVU. I'm happy as long as he's on my tv. )

    I'm in agreement re Arlene & Terry being relegated to the minor ranks. Wtf has this PTSD stuff got to do with this show? I don't recall any vampires in Platoon or werewolves in Band of Brothers. Save that stuff for the History Channel.
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    I'm thinking more in the realm of Middle Eastern supernaturals like a djinn or effrit.
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    Terry was WAY PTSD in the books - although it was Vietnam, not Iraq, IIRC. He's definitely a lot less functional than he is on the show and he's a minor character.

    Yeah, I could definitely do without Hoyt. I enjoyed him with Jessica for a few episodes, but it got old fast. Maxine is great periodic comic relief, but her son is a big snooze.

    The problem with a TV show vs. a book series is that an author can set characters aside for many books in a row or just get rid of them altogether without egos coming into play.
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    I actually felt bad for Tara in last nights episode. It was pretty sad with her hiding & crying in the trees at Merlotte's, and how starved she was. Pam at the end was funny. I love seeing her story about how she became a vampire. And I hope they get her & Eric back to how they were in the first 4 seasons. They were great together.

    I also love Maxine.. she is so rude and funny at the same time. Especially when she had to play as Tommy being her... that was great.

    I'm upset about Terry & Arlene though... I could almost always count on them for laughs, but not this season. It's way too deep & like mentioned above, Terry's war story just doesn't fit on this show.
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    I still can't stand Tara. Pam's line at the end of the episode summed it up for me. They should have let her die.

    I'm still watching, but I'm not really enjoying it that much. It's just okay now. There are little moments in every episode that keep me watching, but sometimes it feels like bad fan fiction for the book series.
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    I was underwhelmed last night. Only good part was Christopher Meloni taking his shirt off. Though I get now why they dipped into Pam's "birth" - to induce guilt for not taking care of Tara.

    I have a vague memory of Salome being mentioned in the books somewhere...by Eric, maybe? Anyone remember?
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