Anonymous said: Your blog is awesome (I'm a HUGE TB fan), but I'm having problems trying to figure out what it's about. Enlight me? :)
Hi anon:) Talk about a hard question. If you ask Bucky, TB is the epic love story of Bill Compton and Sookie Stackhouse. For the rest of the world, it’s the story of an abusive relationship driven by guilt and an archaic view on female sexuality where first love(r) is forever.
I would say that True Blood is a show about a telepathic fairy waitress that never works and her two vampire ex-boyfriends. The first one, Bill, keeps getting all vampires into deep dodo and then blames someone else, like his crappy maker Lorena or the first vampire Lilith. He thinks he is a hero but the one that ends up saving the day is Eric, ex-boyfriend no. 2. While Bill sits in his mansion, reminiscing the good old days, Eric takes action. He will do what Bill failed, save vampire kind from extinction by finding the cure for the hep v virus that Bill’s actions caused.
At least the writers are consistent around the edges (where is doesn’t affect Bill/Sookie). Eric is still a jerk, while Bill is a misogynistic murderer. Bill will still make big speeches while accomplishing nothing, while Eric toils away unrecognized, saving the day.
Not that Eric MEANS to save the day. He just wants to save the people he loves, or, failing that, to avenge them. Somehow that often snowballs into saving everyone’s bacon nonetheless. The epitome of the reluctant hero, Eric would laugh in your face if you called him that. But that’s pretty much what he’s become over the course of the show. Bill and Sookie emote a great deal, while Eric makes quips and solves the problem (with his sassy sidekick, Pam).