Oh dear, I fear I shall seem a downer.
I have been following True Blood, and look forward to seeing it every week. However, I am about ready to leap through the screen and stake Beeeeiiilll...with Sookie. I hate, hate, HATE them both. At the end of last season I only greatly disliked them, but with each passing episode (eppy 9 just aired here), that feeling has only grown. Here is every Bill/Sookie scene ever shown:
Bill: Sookie, please don't walk straight into obvious danger.
Sookie: Bill, you don't understand! I have to. It's the right thing to do.
Bill: Sookie, it's not. It doesn't even make sense! In fact, it's probably a trap.
Sookie: Bill, you don't remember what it's like to be human.
Bill: Sookie, I am just trying to protect you.
Sookie: I can take care of myself, and if you can't understand that, maybe you don't deserve to be with me.
Sookie: You heard me, Bill Compton. We're through! I never want to see you again!
=Sookie walks straight into obvious danger and gets into trouble...obviously=
Sookie: Bill!!! Help!!!
Bill: I'm a-comin'!
=Bill, the retard who apparently can only think with his undead willy, races to her side and rescues her by glaring menacingly at the threat=
Sookie: Oh Bill, I was so scared. I'm sorry. Let's never fight again.
=They have sex=
I just find it so repetitive and dull. And I don't feel that either of their characters are really strong enough to carry the show, as they were meant to first season. Thank the gods some focus has been transferred to other characters this year. Jason is coming along nicely, as are Lafayette and Tara. The standout, though, for me, has been the luscious Eric. I thought he'd already been claimed or I might have raced here to do it myself. Won't give anything specific away, but let me just advise you ladies to watch future episodes while seated on a bin bag. Woof!
On the whole, I find the show very hit and miss. When it's on, it's very on, but when it's off, it's all I can do to sit through it. Thankfully it's on frequently enough that I'm still tuning in. Hell, at this rate, I'd tune in just to watch Eric level his seductive gaze at a bowl of fruit loops! =major droolage!=
EDIT: LOVING Jessica's storyline, too. Gods, it's so...well, I won't say, in case of spoilers. But it is!