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    Quote Originally Posted by liz_momof2;3507368;
    I think that you are right in the attempt to add a humorous character with Jessica. However, I think they missed the mark because while Bubba was really kind-hearted and a bumbling fool, I don't see that with Jessica at all.

    Now I think we discussed this somewhere on here about Bubba and why he wasn't used. It may be something as simple as it's hard to find an actor to reasonably portray "the King" as a vampire or as complicated as having to jump through legal work with his estate. I was very disappointed as well not having Bubba present.
    I'm betting that's it.... given the 1000's of Elvis impersonaters out there it's hard to believe they couldn't find ONE who could act and who looked like the "older" Elvis. I'm sorry to hear there's no Bubba... I always enjoy when he pops up in the books. I'm on what I think is the next to last one now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PWS;3507389;
    I'm betting that's it.... given the 1000's of Elvis impersonaters out there it's hard to believe they couldn't find ONE who could act and who looked like the "older" Elvis. I'm sorry to hear there's no Bubba... I always enjoy when he pops up in the books. I'm on what I think is the next to last one now.
    Yeah I do agree that it had something to do with the estate although there might be tons of impersonators but few that can really act the part well past the trademark "Elvis" mannerisms. Especially when you add a long-term thing in it like a tv show. Who knows?

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    Quote Originally Posted by liz_momof2;3507415;
    Yeah I do agree that it had something to do with the estate although there might be tons of impersonators but few that can really act the part well past the trademark "Elvis" mannerisms. Especially when you add a long-term thing in it like a tv show. Who knows?
    Well, even in the book they are mostly just "cameo" appearances...he bops in, kills someone to save Sookie and bops out again, occasionally singing Blue Christmas or saying, Thank you, thank you vurry much.... It's not like he's a character who can hold extended conversations thanks to the brain damage.

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    I think it's probably an estate issue where they would have to pay to use his likeness in the show. And there's tons of impersonators but it would be portraying the old Elvis with some mental issues on top of it so that might get more complicated. I don't know. Either way Jessica isn't a replacement for Elvis for me. I only watched the first season and spent my time fast forwarding through any part that dealt with her because it just didn't fit well for me.

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    We now have a thread in the Books forum dedicated to the Sookie Stackhouse books. You can discuss the books here: Sookie Stackhouse books

    I just got my computer up and running, so I can finally say

    Lafayette Lives!

    He's my favorite character, so I'm thrilled he's not dead. They have to get him away from Eric, but I can't figure out how it will happen. He's obviously there because he'd been selling V. Can't wait to see how he gets himself out of it!

    I'm SO happy the show is back. I loved everything about the first episode. I even love Jessica, who is perfect as a newborn vamp. I still laugh over her ranting at Bill last season "You suck!" and then cracking up.

    The ratings numbers were HUGE for the first episode, so let's hope they keep it up!
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    At first I didn't recognize Lafayette without the makeup and wacky clothes, but was so happy that he was alive. Funniest parts of the opener, Eric bleaching his hair and Bill having to deal with Jessica and telling her that they recycle. . So glad its back.

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    Glad to hear the ratings are high, I want this series to run a while.

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    Glad to hear the ratings are high, I want this series to run a while.

    Nice avatar, paridy!
    Thanks waywyrd, I got it from HBO and also its the new cover of Living Dead in Dallas.

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    I am such a big fan of the books and series but for some reason I found myself a bit dissapointed after the show last week...it just felt like something was missing?

    Maybe I am just ready for the Eric progression and I am subconsciously getting angry because I don't see it happening anytime soon.

    Anyone else feel a bit 'blah' about the premiere...or was it just me?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mindy384;3515141;
    I am such a big fan of the books and series but for some reason I found myself a bit dissapointed after the show last week...it just felt like something was missing?

    Maybe I am just ready for the Eric progression and I am subconsciously getting angry because I don't see it happening anytime soon.

    Anyone else feel a bit 'blah' about the premiere...or was it just me?
    Me!!! I am going to give it a bit of time but yeah, I am totally seeing a trend here and a part of me is hoping that AB doesn't decide to leave Bill/Sookie together because Anna/Stephen are together in real life. Although I saw it begin last season when Bill killed Longshadow instead of Eric. Oh well...I will always have the books. (Of course if rumors can be believed, things could be going downhill with those too, if Charlaine IS experiencing pressure to lean things a certain way due to the fans of the show.)

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