Television

True Blood Finale S05E12: Save Yourself

August 29, 2012 Dave Coates 0

In a lot of ways the title of the True Blood season 5 finale is absolutely accurate. This has been an incredibly hit-and-miss season, full of charming little details and crushing disappointments and a substantial supply of who-gives-a-craps.

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True Blood S05E11: Sunset

August 21, 2012 Dave Coates 0

Hey, it’s the penultimate episode of True Blood Season 5! What an excellent time to introduce new characters and story arcs! Jeez Louise. This episode was a shitstorm of a hot mess, and lo and behold, there was exactly one line of dialogue for Lafayette.

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True Blood S05E10: Gone, Gone, Gone

August 15, 2012 Dave Coates 3

This week’s True Blood is subtitled ‘How to Say Goodbye to a Series Regular Without Killing Him/Her Off and Remaining True to the Relationships and Internal Logic of your Stupid Vampire Soap Opera’.

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True Blood S05E06: Hopeless

July 17, 2012 Dave Coates 0

Good news you guys, True Blood is totally in on the joke, this week at least. There was an unusual density of self-aware wtfery from characters and performers alike, plus the whole episode is called “Hopeless”. If TB is trolling here, then fair play, we all agreed to hop on board this fruity trainwreck, let’s keep on truckin. Good things this week: Lafayette, Eric/Alcide, RUSSELL; bad: Tara, werewolves, fairies, Iraq, oh my.

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True Blood S05E05: Let’s Boot and Rally

July 10, 2012 Dave Coates 0

I imagine the writing sessions at True Blood Towers consists of a lot of excited people smooshing dolls together and babbling excitedly about who should be bffs with who before handing their ‘ideas’ over to a bunch of wizened hacks who insert as much self-referential eyerolling as humanly possible without exploding the fanbase.