True Blood, Season 2, Episode 8

Marginally better dialogue in this episode. Especially this:

Sookie: He’s your maker, isn’t he?
Eric: Don’t use words you don’t understand. 
Sookie: You’ve got a lot of love for him. 
Eric: (long pause) Don’t use words I don’t understand. 

Does this mean the writing gets better across the board?  

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5 responses to “True Blood, Season 2, Episode 8

  1. TB is a trainwreck, but that conversation is one that actually got to me. One of the few relationships that actually makes sense to me in the entire TB world is Eric and Godric.
    I wouldn’t hold my breath on the writing getting better. But I wouldn’t quit watching, either.

    • While I watch TB, I feel like a gawker at a disaster scene, it’s so bad. In my head, I count up all the things they’ve changed and wonder how they are going to adjust big plot points that come later as a consequence. But mostly, I just ogle Eric. 😀

      • The show blatantly caters to the fangirls (and fanboys). I think ogling Askars is part of the reason for the series to even exist, lol. I couldn’t get into the books when I tried to read them. I have issues with Sookie. But I like the author’s other books, so maybe it was just me at the time; I might have to give them another try.

      • I have mixed feelings about Harris’ other series. Her Harper/Tolliver one was pretty good until she crossed my squick line with them. Really liked her Roe Teagarden series until she killed off a major character for no good reason. Was sorry when she ended the Shakespeare series. The Southern Vampire series jumped the shark after about four books. I know a lot of readers continue to love the series, but I stopped even borrowing them from the library a few books ago because I have issues with Sookie being a Mary Sue/Anita Blake kind of character, and her inconsistent judgment/treatment of humans and the various supernaturals — she holds humans and shifters to a much higher moral standard than vampires. Also, generally speaking, I find that Harris brutalizes her narrators at the drop of a hat. On one hand, it’s good that an urban fantasy writer acknowledges the violence of her UF world and relative weakness of a human woman in the face of immortality and superhuman strength. But sometimes she crosses the line (for me).

      • Maybe I can only handle Harris in small increments, because honestly everything else I’ve read of hers, other than a one-off novel I think, has been short stories in compilation books. I like her writing style for the most part but not necessarily the overall stories.

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