It started out with intense sweats and then progressed to cold chills and then it alternated back and forth between the two. I could not keep anything down, not even water. I knew something had to be done and quick. It sounds a lot like the pneumonia I had all last week (to which I am still having lingering effects) but folks this was also the aching, painful need I had to write another one of my famous ‘FANGPINIONS’. These ‘FANGPINIONS’ are not exclusive to me as my fellow bloggers here post their own from time to time, I just coined the term and I tend to be a bit more cross when I give mine. With that being said; ARE YOU READY FOR MY FANGPINION? You better cover your necks as this one might have a little more bite than usual to it. Mark Hudis, I hope you are out there PAYING ATTENTION to this because yeah I am talking to you!
It is my hope and wish that you Mark DO NOT follow in Alan Ball’s footsteps and that you will instead go your own way and make True Blood great again. I am tired of the many plots that have nothing to do with the main storyline, I am tired of the many, many NOT NEEDED characters that come onto the show and it turns out to be MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING. Would you like some examples? Sure, no problem. Patrick, YAWN! Holly’s children, waste of time and money. The fairy elder who really told us jack shit in the grand scheme of things, all she did was dance around like an idiot, NEXT! Aside from having too many characters, some of the storylines could be toned down a bit as well. Maurella’s multiple births were not needed to let us know that fairy’s breed really well with humans. It was overkill and by the time it was done, no one cared and it became boring. SMOKE MONSTER? Really? I wish I could have fast-forward through that crap. I was definitely not impressed.
I am not sure you are getting the message that most fans and critics have been going on about because once again we seem to be getting more cast members instead of less. Have you ever heard that less is more? This latest casting call does not help me keep up my ‘let’s give Hudis a chance’ resolve as it just means one more cast member that is just a plot device. Sookie needs another suitor (if indeed that is what this Ben person turns out to be) like she needs to be drained and nearly killed again. Sookie does not need yet another fairy to help her figure out who killed her parent’s, I thought that is what Claude and his sisters were for. Come on Mark, spare us from all the extra-curricular characters that take time away from the main story. I do not want side stories unless they mix in with the main story line that belongs to Sookie. I understand it is an ensemble show but so is The Vampire Diaries and they manage to mesh the side storylines in with the main one. It really is not that hard to do.
I hope you have the guts to completely go there with Bill, as in making him the big bad. If season 6 starts out and Bill is somehow redeemed with everything he said and did in the season finale, I will have to call BULLSHIT and call you out on it. If Bill is saved from this Lilith crap and all is forgiven by Sookie because he was not ‘himself’ and it was not his fault, I will have to dump this show once and for all because no woman is that stupid. The shit that spilled out of Sookie’s mouth about how Bill was unique among all the vampires she met was the dumbest crap I have ever heard in my life. Really? This is the vampire that drained her, nearly killing her and lied to her all the way across the board. Do you all not remember what you did in previous episodes?
Unique, my lily white ass. In the finale when Bill said and I quote “What the fuck do you know about me? For all you know, everything I did, while with you was an act, calculated to illicit a particular response?” I was thinking wow they remember and that was the first time I EVER heard Bill Compton tell the truth. Please do not make it as meaningless as the Rattray Reveal because it would be a much bigger mistake than that one. I know I do not trust the writers to give me something good after Sookie forgave his sorry ass. So do you have the guts?
The best thing(s) you could do for True Blood is to (1) Make Sookie extremely bad ass and not play the fool where Bill is concerned (because let’s face it, she has been beyond stupid where it comes to him and yet smart and clever when it comes to Eric, makes no sense) (2) Quit with the side stories, they are simply boring and only serve as filler because they sure as hell do not go along with the main storyline (3) stop adding more characters that give nothing to the storyline, the cast is big enough as it is and you are only taking away screen time for the big story (4) do not go the cliché route and make Bill the good guy again when he clearly has never been the good guy (5) Eric and Bill work better when they are at each other’s throats, the dynamic is so much better and much more interesting (6) a stronger relationship between Eric and Sookie where she sees the good in him (7) do not be afraid to go there with Bill as having met the True Death and he is now ‘Warlow’ (this is my theory) because most of your audience is not interested in a redeemed Bill (trust me you ticked a lot of people off when he was redeemed after the Rat reveal). If he turns out he is just possessed and he is still in there somewhere, it will be such a copout and you will alienate your audience even more and we will be glad to see this show end and (8) Focus more on Sookie, that is what the premise of the show is all about right? A telepathic waitress caught up in the supernatural world. If you go back and watch, half the shit that goes on in the supe world, Sookie is not a part of. Come on, you can do better this I know it!
Well that was my fangpinion and shew glad I got that out. Sound off below!