Are they kidding? A half-hour long dick joke? Don't get me wrong, I can appreciate a finely crafted dick joke (that's what she said) but this was just weird, lazy, and weird.
And I CAN'T be the only one that wants to take every one of those damn vampires and give them a good, hot scrubbing with soap followed by a shave. What's with all the stubble? EVERY man in that episode had facial hair, and I'm sorry, but you won't see that much facial hair outside a bear/cub bar. My assumption is that Alan Ball is a bear, or a cub looking for one.
The episodes just end abruptly, but they aren't proper cliffhangers, it's just like the show turns off. Whiiiiiiiich is why we keep turning it on every week. It's not that we're emotionally invested (or at least, that's how it is for me) it's just that someone shut off the power switch and I'm left wondering, "What the hell?"
Hey, guess who employed that technique to her favor? Stephanie Meyers. Way to go, Ball.
Also, having read the first few books (they are complete cotton candy for the brain, but not in an offensive way. I'll put it this way: I can knock one out while I'm waiting for my son to train for cross country, and I'm not jolted back to earth if someone taps on the window. They're not engrossing, they just pass the time in a pleasant way)
Uh, tangent. Having read the first few books, I can say that I have NO IDEA what they are doing to the characters. Tara? Doesn't even appear until late in the second book, and that's just randomly. Sam? Doesn't roll around sniffing sheets like a crazy person. WHAT THE HELL WAS THAT?! Creepy. Also, I don't think Mr. Ball understands what a Southern Gothic really is.
And I'm STILL BOTHERED by Anna Paquin. Sticking your butt out and your tits isn't acting, sweetheart. And pick an accent and stick with it. At this point, I wouldn't care which Delta region you pick, just stick with one. It would be nice if all the townspeople had the same accent, too, but at this point, that's just asking too much. (Um, here's a hint. In Louisiana? There's a lot of French. Chere, etc. Rene has that down, but no one else does.)
The opener where she screams, then half-asses whines for help? A person that screams bloody murder isn't going to just turn around and ho hum a help. BAH. If this is her actual skill set, then I'm disappointed. My guess is this is the director telling her how to act. Oh, and I read that (of course) she and the actor playing Bill are dating "in real life!" They must be the most boring, un-chemistried couple in history, then.
I think I know what it is that makes this not work. Aside from the creators/writers/director/editor not knowing what genre to stick this in, what the tone is, it's like they have NOT ONE person that actually knows and likes the south on this project. You can't understand this if you're not from here, but we get a lot of shit about being dumb shits because we talk slow and are polite. Because what horrible attributes for a person to have, right? Legible speech and kindness? *eyeroll* and this show is like they're just making fun of the dumb hicks out at the Piggly Wiggly instead of laughing WITH folks that know there's more out there, but dammit, they just like getting their hair did at the Beauty Box and chatting it up with Norma and the girls about blah blah blah. It's just a long series of "look at these dumb asses!" and then random sex scenes with forced intrigue.
They have one more week, and then I'm out. What a hot mess that show is.
Am I the only one that's both rolling their eyes AND grossed out by Brundle Fly? (A.k.a. Suresh?) If he goes into a honky tonk and tries to arm wrestle someone, I'm out.
And this show continues to be the most incestuous show on TV. WOW do all the family members wanna bone each other, or what?? This one may be dead for me, I don't know. It's just... too laborious to keep up with, I'm thinking. I'll give it a few more eps.
Tonight, though, is the return of Chuck! Guys, that show is terrific. Funny, kinda sexy but in a way you can watch with your Nana, smart, and did I mention funny? I have a nerd crush on Chuck, I won't lie. And I'm almost all caught up on It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia, which may be one of my most favorite comedies OF ALL TIME. God, is that a funny and irreverent show. I <3 it. I need to catch up on Mad Men, too. There's just only so much time in the day, and I can't spend it sitting on my butt, I just can't.
Speaking of, I need to find the willpower to do a 10 mile walk today, and given how sore I am from yesterday's... I may lay on my back and read. *wince* (For those wondering why on earth I'd do such a thing, I'm raising money for breast cancer treatment by walking 60 miles in one weekend. Feel free to leave my team a donation! Here's what it's all about.)