I haven't been doing much TV watching this summer. I know... it's really hard to believe but a lot has been going on. What have I been watching? True Blood, of course (which I will get back to in a minute) and I also watched White Collar (which had it's summer finale last week and was excellent. I love that show).
What have I been doing instead of watching my beloved television all summer? For starters, see previous post (sad.), secondly, saying goodbye to my LYBF (Carrie) and thirdly, cheering my Cousin, Tiffany on as she walked 60 miles (60 miles!!) in the Breast Cancer 3-Day this past weekend. So for the most part, this has been an emotional summer. Carrie is moving to North Carolina because she accepted a position at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. How awesome is that? She's amazingly smart and deserves all the wonderful things that she has coming her way. I wasn't able to throw her the going away party (not-party-get-together) that I had planned, so please, join me in wishing her the best of luck as she embarks on this fantastic adventure. I will selfishly admit that my heart is aching a little bit right now because I am going to miss her so much. But, I know that really great things await her and I look so forward to the next time we see each other, so we can hang out and laugh until no sound comes out. I love you, my LYBF.
Also, I would like for you to congratulate my cousin, Tiffany on her awesome accomplishment of walking for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer 3-Day. She was walking for her mother (who passed away many years ago) and my mother (who is a survivor) and for anyone else who has ever been affected by this sickness . She is a true inspiration to me and a wonderful person and I know that her mother is so very proud of her right now. Know that you are a phenomenal person, Tiff and anyone who can't see that doesn't deserve to be a part of your journey. Cancer can suck it!
Moving on to less meaningful things now, haha... and I will mark this with a SPOILER ALERT!
Ok, my fellow True Blood fans... With only 4 episodes to go in Season 4, I am curious to hear what your thoughts are on the season so far. Still disappointed? Happily surprised? or did you give up on it weeks ago? I am still pretty happy with it. It's nothing like the book, other than the Eric/Sookie relationship (which was the most important thing to me to begin with) but I like what they are doing with all the other storylines, with the exception of a few...
I'm not crazy about the Arlene/Terry/Creepy baby story. If anyone should be haunting that little baby, it should be Rene', not some random lady who keeps singing to him because she lost her own baby years ago. Now that she has inhabited Lafayette's body, I'm even less interested. I am so over the Tommy scenes. Great, he's a skinwalker now. He was an awful person to begin with and now he's an even bigger hole. Move on from this guy and stop wasting minutes on him. And finally, Tara. I don't need to go into detail about how much I don't like her character because I have said it 47 thousand times before. I can't stand her. There is nothing remotely endearing about her character and on top of it all, she's a horrible friend to Sookie. She has almost died at least 3 times this season and every time, I would get so excited, only to be let down. I think I need to accept the fact that she is never going anywhere... I don't get it though. I can't be the only person who despises her character, am I??
Not only am I liking Bill this season, but I am loving the potential of a Jessica/Jason relationship. I love, love, love Jason Stackhouse. The way Ryan Kwanten portrays him is absolutely perfect and he makes me smile whenever he is on screen (uhh...except for when he is being tortured/violated by werepanthers). Both those characters are so child-like that they would be perfect together. I really hope the writers continue on with this storyline. For the most part, I am a little tired of the witches, although I really enjoyed the beginnings of the battle in the last episode. All the fog and smoke reminded me of the book and I thought it was cool that Alcide came in to save Sookie after she got shot (with Debbie Pelt in wolf form, spying on him). Speaking of Alcide, it's about time he stand up and do something that he wants to do, IE: help Sookie. For being such a big, burly, werewolf, he sure caves to all of Debbie's demands. Hopefully he'll start to become his own person from here on out.
I think it's a little odd that they completely dropped the fairy storyline, after the way the season premiere began. Maybe they just wanted a way to make the show jump ahead in time? or maybe they have something really cool in store for last few episodes? Who's to say? I also think it's strange that we haven't heard/seen anymore from the werepanthers in Hotshot. Not that I want to see any of those creeps anymore, I just think it's too easy that they would just leave Jason, their new "Uncle Daddy" alone after what they did to him.
And finally, Eric and Sookie. Oh my, do I love them together. Obviously Eric won't stay this way for the remainder of the series, so I am very much looking forward to how their characters interact when he becomes his good old viking self again. I am pretty sure they developed a blood bond in the last episode (something that doesn't happen until book 7) but it was kind of understated the way that it happened, so I can't be sure. If that is indeed what took place, we should be in store for a lot of fun scenes in the episodes to come.
Anyway, all in all, I am quite happy with the season. The story is so different from the books now that they can't really follow the same storyline at all anymore. I am kind of excited about that though because it means lots of surprises are ahead. But again, we still have 4 episodes to go so I am going to be cautiously optimistic. I am going to keep my fingers crossed that the season finale will be much better than last years.
So, share your thoughts, friends! I am looking forward to hearing your guys take on the season so far.
One more thing! Something Borrowed came out on DVD/Blu Ray today. Go get yourself a copy because it's such a fun movie. Do it! Do it!