New Show Recap: True Blood, S7E9 — “Love is to Die”

“Whatever this is. Whatever you’re doin. You don’t get to hide behind the word fate.”

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New Show Recap: True Blood S7E8 — “Almost Home”

“From the very first moment that we met, you reminded me of what it was like to have my human heart. The problem was, it was only a memory. All I had was my darkness to give you in return.” Read More New Show Recap: True Blood S7E8 — “Almost Home”

New Show Recap: True Blood S7E6 — “May Be The Last Time”

Last week, my occasional recap companion, Mini, observed that “Karma” felt emotionally honest. The connections between the characters seemed authentic, the sense of doom and loss rang true, and the painful bits – of which there have been a lot this season – were actually painful. Mini is new to watching True Blood so she doesn’t have the past seasons to rely on to understand what the various connections between the characters are. For her, either the show does its job of making you care about these people in the moment the action is happening on screen, or it doesn’t.

I thought about her observation a number of times while watching this week’s “Maybe the Last Time.” Because everything that worked so well last week, fell absolutely flat this time around. All that emotional honesty evaporated so that the show – which, shall I remind you, has four precious episodes left to wrap up its entire run – tread water in the main plot, and rekindled a long-dead romance.

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New Show Recap: True Blood S7E6 — “Karma”

“This is bullshit. I imagined my death many times. But I never thought I’d meet the sun in a place with wall to wall carpet.”

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New Show Recap: True Blood S7E4 — “Death is Not the End”

“Eric Northman is nothing if he is not pure fucking sex on a throne.”

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New Show Recap: True Blood 7×3, “Fire in the Hole”

Slay Belle:
On the previously on, stuff happens, Sookie plots doing something stupid, and we are re-ensaddened by the revelation that Eric is infected.

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New Show Recap: True Blood, 7×02, “I Found You”

“So that dog turned into our mayor… There’s a bigger picture here you all are missing. This town is full of vampers, has a dog for a mayor, being preached out by a telepath!” Read More New Show Recap: True Blood, 7×02, “I Found You”

New Show Recap: True Blood 7×01, “Jesus Gonna Be Here”

So I know everyone’s been waiting with bated breath for Slay Belle’s weekly Buffy recap but unfortunately said Slay Belle has been up to her eyeballs in work the last few weeks and will be unable to visit the Scoobies or her TV boyfriend Spike until next Friday. I, her teenaged daughter, jokingly said last night while she was working and stressing and drinking maybe her fourth cup of tea [or whatever was in that mug – ed.] that I should just do her post for her. Maybe I could even do the True Blood recap she was unable to do earlier this week, I chortled, thinking about the demographic of mature adults and literary critics that she writes for regularly. Okay, she said, it’s due tomorrow. Read More New Show Recap: True Blood 7×01, “Jesus Gonna Be Here”