Monday, May 30, 2011

True Blood Season 4: First 3 Minutes! (Now 6 minutes!)

       The first 3 minutes, now 6 minutes, of the first episode of True Blood season 4 released today, or leaked. It's hard to say. Sources imply that it was released, but the quality of the video is so subpar it's difficult to believe that it could be anything other than leaked footage. I've streamed the video from a few different sites and the quality is the same. If you manage to find a better version, let me know and I'll switch them out. 
        Edit: *HBO just uploaded the first six minutes of the first episode and the quality is ten times better. That is the video that I have embedded below.*
         That being said, I didn't find the first 3 minutes to be anything other than a little lame. I tell you what, you watch the video now and I'll
wait for you to come back. Just click play on the video below. Go on, and then skip to the paragraph that follows.
         Ok, now that you've seen the video too, come on, it's cheesy right? Fairy Godmothers? Light fruit? A big ball of lameness. Let me just say, I have fairies in my books, but they are nowhere near as lame as these. Not only are they made up of cliches, but they're bad little fairies too. Not good-bad like Eric or Damon Salvatore (give me a moment while I wipe the drool off my keyboard), but just naughty. I mean, giving your people fruit that basically imprisons them (cliche much?) is just a rotten thing to do and I think less of them now.
        So despite how awful the first three minutes were, I'm still looking forward to the rest of the show. This season is going to be great and I think we're all hoping for a little more Eric time. Yum. 
        Edit: *Having just watched the 3 minutes that follow the first three, I am much happier. I still maintain much of what I said before-- Having a fairy godmother is still pretty lame. However, my view of the fairies has improved slightly. At least they addressed the imprisonment issue straight away. I was afraid that was something that the writers were going to draw out. I also liked that some of the fairies were ugly. I mean, they didn't look like fairies. I kinda wonder if they were meant to be trolls or something. My point is that it was unexpected and unique. Good. I think what really changed my mind was Sookie lighting up that woman's ass and sending her into a tree. You go Sookie! I never would have thought Sookie had it in her and I'm so glad she did.*
        The first episode of True Blood season 4 airs on June 26 at 9pm on HBO. Also watch for my review of the episode in the week to follow. If you need to catch up on season three or still haven't seen it, you can purchase it by clicking this: True Blood: The Complete Third Season, and that releases on May 31. Thanks for stopping by and Happy Reading!
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  1. I disagree, we know they’re clichés but isn’t that we signed up for at the start? The vampires can’t go out in the sun, they need to be invited into a house etc. and I like that they aren't over complicating things, especially with the over populated vampire trash out there.

    The comment about the fairies: you might have fairies in your books and congratulations for making them different, but are you in any position to say that the portrayal of these fairies in particular are wrong; ‘lame’ and 'cheesy', because I can vouch for the television series that they are quite unique as it’s aimed at adults, not a PG Disney film where everything is all hunky-dory.

    Another thing, what do exactly do Erik and Damon Salvatore have to do with fairies? Damon is from The Vampire Diaries so he doesn't apply here and ERIK IS A VAMPIRE NOT A FAIRY!!!

    I don't mean to come off as a total prick here but I find everything that's in the above passage pretty redundant. I am actually looking forward to this 'review' of yours, and please try not to humiliate yourself (again).


  2. Joseph Eastwood- Sure sure, some cliches are inevitable. Most are not that bad, like the vampire examples you gave. In this case, however, I found my eyes rolling.

    Am I in any position to call something 'lame' or 'cheesy'? Yes. As a viewer, I have a right to have an opinion over something and state that opinion to my followers. I'm not really sure what to make of the Disney comment, because my complaint wasn't about the show being PG or R. I've watched every episode up to this point multiple times, I'm well aware of how adult this show is.

    The reason I brought up Erik and Damon is in reference to the different types of bad. Really cool "bad" versus kinda "lame" bad. Erik/Damon cool - Fairies, not so much. I'm sorry that wasn't clear to you.

    I realize that you didn't mean to come off as a prick, but you clearly did. You in no way made any attempt to be polite and curiosity on my blog. The only person who humiliated themselves is you. I did not go out of my way to attack someone, you did. I invite all opinions and thoughts; my only requirement is that you display them in a proper manner. You don't have to be a dick just because you don't agree with me. I invite you into further discussion about the show and others, but if your rudeness continues I will have to block you from my sites. This is a place for friendly discussion, not nastiness.


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