Wednesday, September 17, 2008

True Blood.

And now it's time for my rundown on the second Episode of HBO's True Blood.

So, here once again are the guidelines: Everything you see that is not contained in brackets [ ] and is not a blue color is the actual synopsis from HBO, found on the official site. The things contained in brackets [ ] and are a blue color are my thoughts and comments pertaining to that part of the synopsis/show. Anything that shows up in any other color was in the synopsis itself and is just reconstructed here for no real good reason. You can also watch this (and probably future episodes) on the site in case this isn't clear enough for you or like me you have some extra time on your hands between classes.

Episode 2: The First Taste [Oh, this should be interesting...who's tasting whom?]

Late at night in Merlotte's empty parking lot, the Rattray's savagely beat Sookie, kicking her twisted body with every intent to kill her. [Starts where we left off last week..that's good..Apparently 'the Rats' get off on hurting people. Where the fuck is Bill?] When the dog that hangs around the bar approaches, growling, [Oh, screw Bill! Hello puppy!] Mack trains a gun on it, but before he can fire a shot, he flies up into the trees, snatched by some unseen force. Moments later, he lands on the ground, his back broken. [Okay, NOW we see some mystical being running around saving Sookie's butt.] A shape, moving too fast to see, finishes him off and also kills Denise. [The Rats are no more? I'm not crying. So, who's the stranger with the boots?]

[Title credits roll, still don't like the music. :P Images--still freaky. "I wanna do bad thing with you."]

Jason--under interrogation at the police station for the murder of Maudette Pickens--also receives a rescue of sorts. Bud and Andy show him a sex tape the woman made of her encounter with Jason, and when the action ends with Jason's hands wrapped around her lolling neck he freaks out and flees the scene thinking he's killed her. [We already seen that video...but now we see where he holds on a little too tight to Maudette's neck...damn, looks like he might have killed her after all.] The lens continues to focus on Maudette's limp body...until she begins to laugh and walks over to turn off the camera. [What a fucking bitch! Although, I'm laughing my ass off!] Shocked and relieved at the proof of his innocence, Jason tells the cops about the other tape he saw, featuring Maudette and a tattooed vampire, but it's nowhere to be found. [He didn't kill her, but somebody sure as hell did!]

Sookie passes out, and when she wakes up with Bill kneeling next to her, she can't feel her legs. Bill slashes his own wrist and instructs her to drink his blood. She hesitates and he demands, "Do you want to live or not?" She grabs his wrist and gulps deeply. [I don't want to be a vampire....I guess she and Bella need to trade places then. :P So she's getting her ass saved by drinking Bill's blood that won't turn her weird ass into a vampire.][We then go briefly over to Tara's where we see her mother passed out on the couch. Tara picks up an almost empty bottle of vodka and grumbles then goes into the kitchen.Tara calls up Lafayette who is still one of my faves, and he tells her he's on his way to a party and she wants him to come get her to which after some fun banter he agrees to do but tells her that she might have to find her own ride home if he gets lucky. She simply says "Your standards are so low you always get lucky." Lafayette doesn't disagree with her. Next we see Jason at Dawn's house being really "distressed' over all he's been though.] Sookie wakes up [She passed out again after drinking Bill's blood] to Bill licking the blood from her forehead. [Bill is licking Sookie like a dog! Or a Popsicle! :P] When she asks whether she tastes different from most people, Bill asks her again, "What are you?" She explains how she can hear the thoughts of others, prompting Bill to ask if that includes him, though once she fills him in on the details of her talent, he's sympathetic. [Sookie admits why she likes Bill, can't say I blame her for liking him for that reason. "Bill, you were just licking blood out of my head, can't get more personal than that."] "How do you manage a social life," he asks. [ We see a few of Sookie's previous dates...and I can say I've been there and done that! Sookie is forgetting to ask that favor for her Gran. Although I can understand why that is.][We then are at the party Lafayette was headed to previously where we see Tara chilling with a beer as a guy with a hair pick apparently stuck in his hair--perhaps it got tangled in his ratty ass hair that morning?--comes over and seriously starts hitting on Tara. I absolutely love Tara. She is good at telling err...stories. LMAO! You go girl! Lafayette has disappeared..Now, back to Jason and Dawn where Jason has once again got his freak on. He likes it rough, and I do mean rough. And in every position possible.] At the end of this conversation, Sookie realizes all her wounds have healed. Bill walks her to her car, and before leaving Sookie requests that he speak to her grandmother's Civil War group. He agrees and asks permission to "call on her." Laughing at his formality she agrees. [Civil War finally come up. Damn Bill, calm down baby. Take a deep breath--oh, wait...I forgot. :P Aww, Bill is going to do her the favor. So, how is she going to explain the blood and stuff on her shirt. Sam's still up but heard nothing...riiigghht]

When Jason wakes up later though, he's disgusted to notice healing fang marks on Dawn's neck. [Waking up to a new day and another woman who got freaky with a vampire. She'll end up dead you know...and Jason will be blamed because he was the last one to fuck her.] Sookie, Gran and Tara have breakfast and watch a debate between American Vampire League spokeswoman Nan Flanagan and Fellowship of the Sun leader Rev. Theodore Newlin, who is so incensed by a vampire's presence that he refuses to address his opponent directly. [God wants Spiritual Fruit, not Religious Nuts!] Sookie notices the sausage she's eating takes "more complex" than usual, her heightened senses a said-effect of the vampire blood in her veins. [Sookie now has a better sense of taste. Ut oh, Gran looks worried. Gran calls Jason a good boy, but good for what is what I wanna know!] But when Gran receives a call with the news that the Rattrays' trailer was hit by a freak tornado, Sookie's mood turns dark and she rushes to the scene.[Well, Sookie and we know the real truth behind the Rattrays' death, but of course she needs to go check it out.][It's a great cover! Who needed those two anyway? Who's the van?] Bud and the coroner, Mike Spencer, [Oh dear...the Sheriff and the coroner.] find her there and quickly segue from small-talk to question her about Bill, searching for a connection between the Rattrays and Maudette. Angry at the men's prejudice towards vampires, Sookie defends Bill, assuring Bud and Mike that he's "not that much different from you and me." ["Sookie, you're a good girl. I hate to see you go down the this road." "Oh lucky for you Sheriff Dearbourne no one is forcing you to watch."]

Back at Gran's house that night, [Gran is the cutest thing ever! And she's really worried about Sookie now that she just found a stale cracker. "You're always careful Sookie about what counts and I can always depend on that. That right?"] Sookie waits with Gran, Jason and Tara for Bill to arrive. [Sneaky vampire things that Sookie doesn't like. OH! The 'You have to invite me in' rule applies to this mythology as well! Wicked!] Once she grants him an invitation--after a bit of teasing--Bill is able to enter the house and meet the family, [Gran is still so damn cute. I really can not get over how cute she is...I miss my Grandma-ma.] though Jason remains a bit hostile. Bill promises Gran he'll speak to the Descendants of the Glorious Dead, but when the Civil War discussion leads to Bill's admission that his father owned slaves, [Leave it to Tara to bring up slavery.] Tara is offended. [Someone needs to smack Jason upside his fool head! I mean damn. Open your brain Jason. O_O!!!!!!!!!! "Thanks for making me look like a fool in front of him Gran." "Jason, you don't need any help looking like a fool." Have I mentioned that I love Gran?] After Sookie and Bill leave, Tara explains to Jason that she understand he's trying to protect Sookie, even if no one else does.

Outside, Bill tentatively answers Sookie's questions [Now we learn about Bill. And there's the "stray" dog. Sookie finds out what exactly Vampire blood does to mortals. "You'll have keener senses.." think she might have figured that one out. "...your libido will be more active." Oh dear lord. "I'll always be able to feel you. I'll be able to find you fast. If you're ever in trouble that could come in quite handy." Yeah, ya think? I've got the feeling she might get into trouble every now and again. You know how us mortals tend to be and all.] about feeding on humans--admitting he drained the Rattrays.

Tara and Jason connect for a moment [Maybe you should get a lick of sense there Jason baby. "How did you get to be so smart?" "I'm not smart at all, Jason I'm not. I'm always constantly doing things I shouldn't that end up getting me in trouble." "Yeah" "I look like a fucking idiot sometimes." "Can I tell you a secret? I am too." "It's not that much of a secret." Tara flirting with Jason...]--until Jason remembers he has to meet Dawn.

When Bill mentions his ability to "glamour" or hypnotize people, Sookie goads him into trying it on her. [At least Bill is honest with the things he tells Sookie. Silly mortal....calling a vampire chicken.] His power has no effect, [Glamour doesn't work on Sookie? Of course not!] but Bill remarks that Sookie seems far more comfortable around vampires then most people, "Who am I to be squeamish about something out of the ordinary," she asks, briefly flashing back to her own struggles as a child.[Sookie has flashbacks! Reads body language and is highly observant...yeah, rigghht. And Bill one-ups her by loosing all of his family who are mostly buried right there in that cemetery. Can't change form, can't turn invisible, can't levitate. "What can you do?" "I can bring you back to life." OH OWNED!!!! PAWNED! DAMN! About that libido thing Sunlight on the skin...I actually like that smell] Bill leans in, kissing her, then pulls away, his offer to walk her home slipping past extended fangs. [...and what was I saying about libido?]

Jason arrives at Dawn's house, where she promptly ties him to the bed. [Damn, she ties Jason to her bed.] Turned on, he tries to convince her to skip work, but she leaves him bound--and angry-- though she promises to be home around midnight. [And leaves him there all day. I suddenly like her.] When she arrives at Merlotte's, Tara does a not-so-subtle job of feeling out the waitress's intentions with Jason. [Tara lays down the law. I love what she said to that one lady before getting her another drink.] Sookie deals with her own invasion of privacy across the bar, when a drunk college kid sticks his hand up her shorts. Before she can even react, Rene has hold of the transgressor, nearly breaking his wrist before the kid apologizes to Sookie. [And Rene is coming to Sookie's rescue at work? And then steals the college kids' left over beer.] Shaken [But not stirred] and irritated, Sookie heads back to the waitress station, where Sam asks her whether its true that she can't hear Bill's thoughts [How did Sam know Sookie can't hear Bill's thoughts??] "Must be very relaxing," he replies when she answers in the affirmative. When he asks if she can hear his thoughts, she recoils, telling him she'd never listen in on her boss. "You might be surprised what you hear," he tells her [Oh, I don't think she is..or would be..] She returns to the bar, [Oh, nice painting of a dog watching over a little girl in Sam's office...foreshadowing anyone??] where news on the television reports that Rev. Theodore Newlin was killed in a freak auto accident. [Oh damn, the main Anti-Vampire guy and his family are killed in a car "accident". That just can not be a conscience!]

After work, Sookie drives over to Bill's house, but the calming atmosphere she's seeking has definitely evaporated. A car in the driveway--carrying a vanity plate that reads "fangs1" [Interesting car...and bumper stickers.]--marks her first clue that something is wrong. [And yet, she doesn't turn heel and run? Oh bother.] Before she can even make it inside, she's surrounded by three evil-looking vampires: a female and two males, one of whom is the tattooed monster from Maudette's sex tape. [And we found that really crazy ass vampire....] When Sookie swallows her fear and asks if Bill is home, the female vampire replies: "Maybe."

[And of course the credits roll...guess we're going to have to get used to this huh? These damn cliffhangers every week...of course that is an excellent ploy to bring your viewers back...even though we know Sookie isn't going to die just yet....cause Bill or Sam the dog will save her.] Find music from 'The First Taste' on True Blood Wiki

And that's concludes this episode...come back next week where we'll see Sookie not get killed. :P

And to show that I probably shouldn't be reading New Moon and watching this show at the same time, in my notes about the tornado I had written "Tornadoes in Washington?" when of course True Blood is actually set in Louisiana, the Twilight series are in Washington. Oy Vay.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

HBO's New Series, True Blood.

Alright so last Sunday I caught the last thirty minutes of HBO's newest show TrueBlood. I was debating on whether or not to watch this show because of all the vampire stuff running around right now. (The movie Twilight based off of Stephenie Meyer's Twilight series books being one, and I do have thoughts on that, but I'll save it for another day.) I had forgotten about the premier episode completely until randomly turning on HBO Sunday night. So I got my hands on a copy of the episode and watched it Monday and wrote down a few notes. This may not be the most intelligent thing you've read all day. I make no claims that my thoughts/reviews/ideas are always intelligent. Just so you're aware...

So, here are the guidelines: Everything you see that is not contained in brackets [ ] and is not a orange color is the actual synopsis from HBO, found on the official site. The things contained in brackets [ ] and are a orange color are my thoughts and comments pertaining to that part of the synopsis/show. Any other colors you see come from the synopsis itself. You can also watch this (and probably future episodes) on the site in case this isn't clear enough for you or like me you have some extra time on your hands between classes.

A small warning: The synopsis below may contain spoilers that might not have been in the show that aired 9-9-08.

Episode 1: Strange Love.

At night on a rural Louisiana highway, a frat boy driving his girlfriend's SUV [they got that backwards]-- while her hand works busily in his lap [Bored while driving? Who hasn't been there? But who does what she's doing??? lol]--notices a neon convenience store sign for Tru Blood and pulls into the lot. Inside, an evil-looking clerk watches Bill Maher interview American Vampire League [oh god there's a LEAGUE now??] spokeswoman Nan Flanagan, who deftly parries his questions about vampires' historical violence. "We never owned slaves," [we've obviously never read Anne Rice or seen the movie based on one of her books ABOUT VAMPIRES either] she says, "or detonated nuclear weapons. Since the Japanese perfected synthetic blood, which satisfies all our nutritional needs, there is no reason for anyone to fear us." [Cause we'd never have any rouge vampires who doesn't want to give up their "steak and potatoes" diet and live solely off Slim-Fast. No. NEVER.]

The frat boy steps up to the counter and smarts off about the vampires of New Orleans drowning during Hurricane Katrina, and the pale, angular clerk replies that vampires can't drown "because we don't breathe." [New Orleans is the mecca for Vampires? Who knew? Perhaps anyone who has read any of Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles. OH yeah, they don't breathe either...uh, duh??] Frozen in terror, the frat boy mumbles an apology, but a moment later the clerk breaks into a goofy cackle, dropping the act and saying how he "totally had them." A cameo-clad good ole boy in the back of the store isn't amused, however, and when the frat boy asks the clerk about scoring some drug-like vampire blood, the real vampire in their midst reveals himself [Billy Bob--they'll let anyone be a vampire these days don't they?]--and his fangs. As the frat boy flees with his girlfriend, the good ole boy steps up to the counter, slams down a four-pack of Tru Blood and tells the clerk, "You ever pretend to be one of us again, and I'll kill you. Got it?" [And not to mention that there's A LOT of vampire pretenders! Hell I used to be one of them.]

[Theme song and opening credits roll--Um Nathan, hunny, that's a horrid theme song. Just not my sort of music and the visuals? Can be disturbing.]

At Merlotte's Bar and Grill, Sookie Stackhouse serves beer and burgers to her customers, hearing snippets of their private thoughts as she makes her rounds. [Apparently our waitress/main character (Cher/Sookie??) can hear thoughts.] For a moment, the vague, watery musings of everyone in the room seem to close in on her, but she takes a deep breath and banishes the noise. [Go to your happy place darling, go to your happy place and make all those bad voices go away.] Sookie's boss, Sam Merlotte, pulls her aside to let her know that her friend Tara Thornton is on the phone. Sookie takes the call, apologizing to Sam, only to find out that Tara, a bit of a hothead, has quite her job and is coming to Merlotte's. [There is a scene before Sookie takes the call and after she's gone to her happy place showing exactly how and why Tara has quit her job. Which caused this comment from me: Seriously, I like no, LOVE Tara. PLEASE for the love of God let her be in more episodes, and especially THIS episode!!!!] Another waitress, Dawn Green, catches up with Sookie to warn her that Mack and Denise Rattray--problem customers and even worse human beings-- are sitting in her section. She takes their order, trying to ignore Mack's perverted internal assessment of her. [Dawn then takes a call and we hear her mentioning HBO "If so-in-so says that a movie on HBO is too scary for you it probably is" which brought about HBO....gee I wonder if they're behind this show? LMAO!]

In the kitchen, Sookie tells the cook, Lafayette Reynolds, that it would be perfectly fine if he served the Rattrays' onion rings off the floor. He compliments her makeup, and she responds that it helps her tips--even though rumors about her "talent" have led the whole town to fear her. [Lafayette? I like him as well! "Peaches and cream." "A little coco." LMAO!][There is a scene here where we meet Sookie's brother Jason -but we don't know that is who he is just yet- and the kinky Maudette Pickens watching a show -well she is, he's down between her legs-- completely naked, hence my Ut oh, not a show for children! Boob alert! then Jason notices a bite mark on Maudette's inner thigh and is suddenly disgusted and pulls away from her, which caused the Almost dick alert....cause you do almost see something. He asks her about it and she tells him that a vampire paid her $1000 if she let him bite her--$1000 for a bite--and Jason mentions an article he read in Hustler--OH yes Hustler is such a reliable publication. :P--and she says she taped her having sex with said vampire--Vampire porn..dear god, what's next?--and then asks if Jason wants to watch it] Back in the barroom, Tara has arrived and started complaining that she needs a new job. Just as Sookie steps into the discussion, she's distracted by a strange force.

Looking up, she sees Bill, a 167-year old [apparently they can't agree how old he is since in the bio he is stated as 173 years old] vampire, step into the bar. [Sookie immediately knows he's a vampire and explains that she has always wanted to meet one ever since they've "Came out of the coffin two years ago."--Came out of the coffin??? Two years ago??? *headdesk*] Laughing nervously, she approaches his table. Sam looks on protectively as Sookie apologizes that Merlotte's is out of Tru Blood--they just never had a vampire come in. Bill replies, "Am I that obvious?" [A moody guy who is pale and looks like he needs a few pounds put on a vampire? Who'd guess.] As Sookie steps away to get him a glass of red wine [so he'd have a reason to be there, which Sookie replied with something along the lines of "Whatever the reason, I'm glad you're here" which made me wanna barf a little.], the Rattrays lean in to introduce themselves. [This is where we viewers learn who they are--Mack Rattray and his wife Denise. There's a last name. Seriously not foreshadowing anything at all with that one.....] At the bar, she [Sookie] gushes about Bill to Tara and Sam (who thinks she's insane for not fearing the vampire) and wonders why "the Rats" [as they are affectionately known around town possibly behind their backs] are so interested in him.

Across town, Sookie's brother, Jason Stackhouse, sits with a local girl named Maudette Pickens. He's simultaneously turned on and revolted by the video she's playing for him: A homemade porn starring Maudette, a vicious-looking vamp and a bondage hook hanging from her ceiling. [Sex with Vampires. Seems rough doesn't it?] The video is only foreplay, however, and as Maudette gets the main event started, [by going down on him while he's watching the video] Jason's disgust takes a back seat to his libido.

As the Rattrays continue cozying up to Bill at Merlotte's, Sookie listens in to their thoughts, only to realize that the couple plans on draining Bill's blood for sale on the black market. Tara and Sam assure her that a vampire can take care of himself, but when she notices the Rattrays have left with Bill, she runs to the parking lot, [Why the hell is what-ever-her-name-is so worried about a vampire?] grabbing a heavy chain to use as a weapon. [Ah, she can tell just where exactly the thoughts are coming from, how handy!] [We take a quick jump back to Jason and Maudette now in the middle of actual sex, with Maudette in the exact same position--on the bondage hook--as she was in the homemade porn video staring the vampire. All the while Jason is calling her dirty and other things while he slams into her--Oh yeah, she really disgusts you buddy. *eyeroll*--repeatedly, obviously getting off on it all. We leave these two with Jason's hands wrapped around Maudette's neck and her looking a little worried as he continues to get off.] Sure enough, Mack and Denise have snared Bill [Okay, how did they over power a vampire??? HOW???] using fine silver chains, which have burned their way into his skin, and begun draining him a pint at a time. Sookie sneaks up on them and smacks Mack in the head with the chain. [Waitress-girl to the rescue?] When he turns on her with a knife, the chain, as if by magic, wraps itself around his neck. [Why is the chain tightening? Bill looks plenty surprised as well, so it's not him. ] Sookie, to distraught to notice a strange blue-eyed woman nearby vanishing into the night, [I missed that too! Holy cow...going to have to watch this again now! XD] picks up Mack's dropped knife and focuses on Denise, who collects her wounded husband [after getting a verbal SMACK DOWN from Sookie! Gawd DAMN!] and leaves, promising "This ain't over." [after gong back and watching this part a couple of times, I still do not see anyone vanishing into the night at all.....]

Sookie rushes to Bill's side, [Oh look! A chain of ?? (silver perhaps?) holding down Vamp boy.] and after freeing him from the chains, is shocked to watch his burns disappear before her eyes. [*headdesk* Shut up. Bless your heart. Oh my stars. Denise also suddenly comes in driving a car and tries to run both Bill and Sookie over while screaming "I'm gonna get you bitch!" but lucky for us, Denise completely misses them both since Sookie grabs Bill and hauls his vampire ass out of the way technically saving his "life" for a second time that night.] Though he gruffly thanks her, [which is when the random dog comes running in and licks Sookie's face, barks pointingly at Bill to which Bill says "He's checking on you." Sookie replies with "That's just some old dog that hangs around the bar sometimes. He must live nearby." Bill gives her an amused look and says "Oh no doubt"][Sookie realizes that she can not hear Bill's thoughts.] Bill also probes Sookie's boundaries, fist mentioning the "juicy arteries" in her groin [Damn waitress girl has got values! "Hey! You just shut your nasty mouth mister! You might be a vampire, but when you talk to me you will talk to me like the lady I am!"] then offering to let her keep his drained blood. [Bill, talking about her drinking the blood Mack and Denise collected "I understand it makes humans feel more healthy. Improves their sex life." to which Sookie lamely replies with "I'm as healthy as a horse. And I have no sex life to speak of can just keep it."] Both comments disgust her, which seems to pleas Bill, as if she's passed a test.[Bill does the famous 'Vampires can move really, freakily fast" move and asks Sookie "What are you?" Sookie's reply? "Well....I-I'm Sookie Stackhouse and I'm a waitress. What's your name?" I don't think that's what Bill meant when he asked you what you are darling. When he tells her his name is Bill, she literally cracks up and has a small laughing fit right there in front of him, teasing him on his name.] [Oh yeah it's {the chain} silver. Werewolves and silver...he's not a werewolf, but I am sure now that this show will include those creatures as well.] He asks her to keep his weakness to silver a secret, and she agrees before abruptly returning to work. [Where is Sam anyway? Didn't he run after Sookie? OH, there he is...after the fact. *serious plot shadowing perhaps???*] Sam waits for her outside the bar, and inside, Tara has managed to bully her way into a new job pouring drinks. [Tara, in response to Bill telling her that it would only be a matter of time before she went off on a customer, "I only go off on stupid people." Sam replies with: "Most of my customers are stupid people." Nice negotiations there Tara dear. And yes, that IS {Tara knowing how to make whiskey sours for her mom since forth grade} fucked up!] When Jason enters the bar [Oh, Jason....Sookie's brother....Mr. freaky with the chick who screwed a vampire and was ~disgusted~. *barf* ], appearing nervous and looking for Sookie, Tara softens and says hello, but she immediately scoffs when Jason starts flirting with Dawn.

Sookie goes home and tells her Gran [ cute.] about meeting Bill, leaving out the part about the parking lot brawl. In bed, [Tina...Russian blue with a huge purr!] [I do believe Sookie is dreaming right about now.] she has a dream [Yep. Thought so.]that Bill waits outside her window [There's Bill, standing in Sookie's yard...], but when she comes down to see him, thinking they'll have sex, [I think she wants to get Bill] he extends his fangs to bite her. Unsettled, she wakes up before his teeth sink in.

The next morning, Jason comes by the house to reprimand Sookie for fighting with the Rattrays; Word is already making its way around town. She shoots back that they were gong to kill Bill [volume one or two??], and though Jason doesn't understand why she'd want to help a vampire, this ends the argument. Over breakfast, Gran answers the a phone call and hears that Maudette Pickens was found strangled in her apartment. [Someone ends up dead...there's a big surprise considering its a show with Vampires. Maudette Pickens aka girl who got freaky with a vampire and Jason was "disgusted" by.] Jason seems angry and frightened at the news.[Jason knows way too much about fangbangs and special hookers. ;)--on Sookie's disgust that she's working her ass off at the bar and hookers can get a $1000 just for laying there--Sookie! $10/hr is good money for what you're doing woman!] [Sookie can tell something is up with her brother and tries to listen to his mind but of course he wants to keeps his secrets even from darling sis.] He leaves for work, but later the police pull up to his road crew to question him about Maudette. Sheriff Bud Dearborne and Detective Andy Bellefleur feel him out before eventually telling him they found a video tape of him having sex with the victim on the night of the murder. [Since when did being caught on tape having sex become illegal?]

As Sookie puts on her makeup before work, Gran asks her whether she thinks Bill was around during the Civil War. [Gran has a thing for the Civil War?] Her historical group, [Oh...that's why.] the Descendants of the Glorious Dead [another interesting name for you!], would certainly love to hear a first-person account of the war. Sookie, amused, promises to ask. [There is a little scene between Lafayette and Tina that I love, this happens also to be where I came in on Sunday night.] She gets to Merlotte's just in time to hear all her coworkers discussing Jason's arrest. Frightened--and furious that she's the last person to know ["I am not physic!" No, but you can hear people's thoughts! Which is very different. Thankfully.]-- she demands that Jason's friends, Rene Lenier and Hoyt Fortenberry, fill her in on the details. [Sookie, talking about Jason--"He is selfish, egotistical and a horn dog. But he's not a killer!" Not the words I'd use to describe my brother. Perhaps cause he's not any of those but still....] Just as she becomes so worked up that the thoughts in the room start to overwhelm her, Bill walks into the bar. [Vamp boy Bill is back! Wonder if she'll remember to ask that thing for her Gran? And man are people judgmental in this little town!] When she greets him, [By commenting on how cold his hands are, which Bill replies with "Yes I'm afraid I'm not as warm as the men you must be accustom to." and, if you can believe it, Sookie answers "What men?" Can she sound any more pathetic? And desperate?] he asks, "What are you?" The vampire has picked up that she's different, [Sookie is an unusual name.] but only asks if he can visit her at her home. [She didn't know what call on her meant.] She consents and then remembers her Gran's request [And she did remember her Gran! Good girl, didn't loose all mental capacity around a vampire.] and asks him, "Would you mind meeting me at the back of the bar when I get off at, probably around 1:30?" Bill agrees but, feeling uncomfortable under the gaze of everyone in the bar, [DAMN! Every person is staring at them! She {Sookie} really is something.] decides to leave.

As soon as Bill is gone, Sam pulls Sookie into his office and admonishes her for associating with a vampire: "What do you have, a death wish?" Before she can finish her retort, Tara bursts through the door and delivers a similar message. Hearing their thoughts--Sam's love for her [Sam, just tell her you love her already. Please? I don't think I could stand another show where someone pines for another character for the first three seasons!!!!!!!!! And why does he keep calling her Cher? Is he suppose to be saying chere? Or maybe cheri? The second would make sense since they are in Louisiana and French has been spoken down there from time to time.] and Tara's concern for Jason--Sookie finally loses her cool and, yelling that she can take care of herself, slams the door on her way out.

Later that night, as she's leaving work, [Sam asks if he should wait with her but she says No and Sam goes home--LMAO! Sam lives next to his bar...I missed that last night. {Meaning Sunday night of course}] Sookie notices a beat-up car [the same one that almost ran her down the night before] in the parking lot, and just as she places her recognition of it, the Rattrays jump from the shadows and knock her down, kicking viciously. They have every intent to kill her, but all she can do is curl into a fetal position [Guess Sookie can't take care of herself...where's Bill? Surely he'll step in and save the day night?] as she spits up blood. [End credits then roll.] [Nope, apparently the writers want to leave us with the Rat's beating Sookie up....until next week!]

And there you would have a basic run down of the first episode. There is a great chance that there will be a run down of this coming Sunday's episode as well. Probably won't be posted until Monday or later on in the week.

Feel free to comment with your thoughts about the show, or about my thoughts/comments on the show.

Until next time.

Allow me to introduce myself....

...and I dare you to try and stop me.

My name is Angelina. It is my middle name and my family has a strange tradition of calling all the women of the family by their middle names...unless they happen to get themselves in trouble that is.

I was born and raised in Seattle Washington. I left that state back in 1998 and moved to Colorado. A few years after that, I moved South to where I am now in New Mexico. I miss the color green if you want to know the truth and I dearly, dearly miss the ocean which is why I usually go to Puerto Penasco at least once a year.

I'm an animal lover. I don't care what sort of animal it is--with the strange exception to monkeys--I love it. My favorite over all has got to be tigers. Of course I love other big (and small) cats as well. I share my house with a couple of them.

I also share my home with my boyfriend of 21 months (but who's counting?) as well as his 14 year old son. I myself have given birth to one son who is currently in the custody of his father in Colorado.

Thanks to my boyfriend I know more then I need to about computers. Thanks to my love of animals I get to work with the furry ones on an almost daily basis. Thanks to my parents, I'm here on this planet wondering where it all went wrong.

I am opinionated and I don't always think before I talk and sometimes I suffer the consequences of that action. I do not push my opinions or beliefs onto others, but I will state them if I want to and just leave it at that.

I like to cook, hate to clean (unless it's my kitchen I'm cleaning), love to create (draw, write, play with play-dough), love being outdoors, like to travel, and love to eat.

I'm not short, I'm fun sized--I'm not overweight either.

I like movies and some television shows. I can not stand reality shows. I watch television to escape reality, why the bleeding hell would I want to watch someone else's reality? Specially when those someones are boring and shouldn't be on the telly to begin with! I like shows that make me think, or just plain out entertain me. I will from time to time watch and review the latest television show or movie, I generally put in snarky comments while going over synopsis' and you should be able to tell those comments from the original synopsis. I'll make it easy for you even if you don't know me.

Sometimes I'll review books as well. Just basically share my thoughts on whatever happens to cross my path at any given time.

Guess now is a good time as any to begin.............