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Sooooooooooooo is anyone else excited? (I am looking at you Charlie's Angel!)

 

Is it ok to make this thread the one where we can also discuss the show in relation to the book?

 

I haven't watched all the promo videos out there yet but I am so excited about the one showing shirtless Eric running down the road looking very confused. I am so happy if they are doing that storyline from the book. Honestly while I enjoyed the idea I didn't love everything about it in the book. I think Alan Ball will do a good job of it.


I heard today that season 4 starts exactly one year to the day of the end of season 3. So Sookie's been in fairyland (Or wherever) for a while then.

 

Also the promo video of Jason tied to the bed and looks all scratched and bitten. I'd been wondering if they'll make him a panther. Yay!


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I can't wait! Have they released an offical start date? I am also very excited for the new book that comes out May 3rd.

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I've been looking for a start date but haven't seen one yet. I've heard July.
 
I can't wait for the new book either. Chapter one is on Charlaine's website and I heard an excerpt from chapter 3 was somewhere....I'll see if I can find it.
 
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I did read Chapter 1 from her website. I really liked book 4. I am trying to keep an open mind when it comes to the show. Last year, I read all of the books during season 3, and it soured me on the show a little. I'm a huge fan, though, and can't wait!

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Oh, I almost forgot...I was loving that scene of Jason. If they follow the books, which it looks like they will, that'll be a good storyline for his character.

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Sooooooooooooo is anyone else excited? (I am looking at you Charlie's Angel!)

 

Is it ok to make this thread the one where we can also discuss the show in relation to the book?

 

I haven't watched all the promo videos out there yet but I am so excited about the one showing shirtless Eric running down the road looking very confused. I am so happy if they are doing that storyline from the book. Honestly while I enjoyed the idea I didn't love everything about it in the book. I think Alan Ball will do a good job of it.


I heard today that season 4 starts exactly one year to the day of the end of season 3. So Sookie's been in fairyland (Or wherever) for a while then.

 

Also the promo video of Jason tied to the bed and looks all scratched and bitten. I'd been wondering if they'll make him a panther. Yay!


Im just excited for it.  I havent watched any promos either, because its to much of a tease for me.  We still have about 3 months to go.  So I have lots of reading to do to keep me occupied til then.  I do have dead reckoning preordered on my kindle though.  lol
 

 

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I have "read" (audiobooked) the entire series.  I like the book plotlines *much* better than the series.  Book 4?  The one where Eric loses his memory is my favorite of the series.  I hope that they start to phase Bill out.  I really like the marketing for this season a la 'waiting sucks.'


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The books are great..to be honest, I really don't like the series. It is just too many changes from the books to live with.  And Erics hair should be long..one of my biggest pet peeves...anyway...I have the book preordered and cant wait for that or for the next Anita Blake novel in june..:)

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I'm still waiting for season 3 to come out on dvd so I can finish that (seen most of it).  Book 4 was my absolute favorite so I can't wait to see what they do with it on the show.
 

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I did read Chapter 1 from her website. I really liked book 4. I am trying to keep an open mind when it comes to the show. Last year, I read all of the books during season 3, and it soured me on the show a little. I'm a huge fan, though, and can't wait!



I totally agree.  The whole Maryann storyline just got way out there for me.  But I'll watch it anyways, I'm sure!

 



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The books are great..to be honest, I really don't like the series. It is just too many changes from the books to live with.  And Erics hair should be long..one of my biggest pet peeves...anyway...I have the book preordered and cant wait for that or for the next Anita Blake novel in june..:)



Eric's hair in the show bugs me.  How could they cut it and it doesn't grow back but stays exactly how Pam cut it?  Pam must have special vampire hair cutting skills.

 

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Yes! I hope they stick more to the book this time.

 

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I have "read" (audiobooked) the entire series.  I like the book plotlines *much* better than the series.  Book 4?  The one where Eric loses his memory is my favorite of the series.  I hope that they start to phase Bill out.  I really like the marketing for this season a la 'waiting sucks.'



 

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I try to look at the books and show as separate entities...otherwise I'd be very disappointed in the show. I am not sure how much I'd like it on its own but I do take some of my thoughts and feelings from the book series and like superimpose it on the show so that helps. And there are some things I like better in the show - like the Godric storyline. And Jessica.

 

I am in love with Pam in both.

 

The Maryann storyline was just...weird.

 

I do get worried that they are getting to the point where they do too much purely for shock value. Yawn.

 

New Natural Mom what did you think of the audiobook narrator - I think her name is Johanna Parker? I listened to about half the books (read the other half) and I really liked her except for my usual peeve of people trying to do opposite sex voices. I hated how she did the male voices especially Eric.


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Just found out season 4 starts on June 26th!

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Yay!


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My husband and I love this show. I call it "True Raunch" lol.gif Are the "Sookie Stackhouse" novels good? (Bet they're raunchy) Did anyone see the recent Sesame Street episode of "True Mud"? yikes.gif


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We also call it Vampire Porn.  I don't find the books anymore raunchy than most stuff but I guess it depends what else you've read. They are waaaaayyyyyy less than the show. The books are great - but quite different from the show. At least at this point they are.

 

I did see the clip of True Mud on Sesame Street. Very cute. I guess that means you've hit the big time when SS satires you? Ha!

 

DH has been hiding out in our bedroom all weekend watching season 3 (he didn't watch last summer when it was on but a friend burned it for us). I just heard him laughing his butt off and I knew he had just seen the scene where Russell rips the newscaster's spine out. lol.gif


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There's a fun little game here:

 

http://www.trueblooddigdeeper.com/

 

Find clues about season 3. Some are hard! I've only found 7 after about 10 minutes - found more but I don't know the answers. I'd better stop or I'll just sit here all day!

 

Later...ok found all 60 clues but I can't enter as I'm in Canada. Sigh... It was fun anyway!


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I am excited.  I need to restart HBO.

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I found like 53 then I needed help and googled a walkthrough

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There's a fun little game here:

 

http://www.trueblooddigdeeper.com/

 

Find clues about season 3. Some are hard! I've only found 7 after about 10 minutes - found more but I don't know the answers. I'd better stop or I'll just sit here all day!

 

Later...ok found all 60 clues but I can't enter as I'm in Canada. Sigh... It was fun anyway!



 

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Wow that's amazing neetling! I also found help on the Facebook site.


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OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG!!!!!!!!

 

Less then a week left.  I go on vaca that week to, so I am so friggin excited I CANT STAND IT!!!!!!!!!! 

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I can't wait either! I was thinking about it last night - one more week!!!


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Just watched the first 2 episodes. I thought they were great!

 

I am glad they got rid of the Queen. I like her character in the books but not in the show. Interesting how Bill is now king of Louisiana.

 

I still adore Pam!


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WHAT? Bill is King of? oh Lord..this is why I can't watch the show...trust me..the books are MUCH better

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I thought the second episode was really really good. The first, not so much.

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I also like to think of the shows and the books as totally seperate.  It doesnt bug me that they dont follow the books with the show.  Because really, when has that ever NOT been disapointing somehow?  The best adaptation I can think of, and this will make me look like a fool, is The Twilight series.  I thought it AMAZING how close they came to the books without it being totally ridiculous.  Hope they can do the same with the Breaking Dawn movies. 

 

Anyhoo, I LOVED the whole Feary world is a different time dimension.  AWSOME twist, and what a great way to not have to pick up exactly where the show had left off a YEAR ago.  You know?  Nice touch. 

 

Jessica is pissing me off though.  :-/

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Two things.  Well, maybe 3.

 

Eric calling sookie SNOOKIE was snort worthy.

 

Sookie reading a Charlene Harris book while sitting at her kitchen table IN THE DARK.  More snorting. 

 

Crystal riding Jason while the rest of the freaks watch and "wait their turn" about gagged me.  Thats rape, is it not?  Um, yea.  grossedout.gif

 

Otherwise, I liked the episode.  Thank GOD they got rid of Claudine.  She annoyed me. 

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I also liked how they explained the year away. Am also glad Claudine is gone.

 

Snookie was hilarious! Eric is so adorable. I loved his hidey hole.

 

Poor poor Jason. Hard to watch - definitely rape.


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Ok let's see, not sure about Bill being king, I'll have to see how that plays out.  Hated the faery stuff, they completely changed it and not in a good way.  The first episode was not great, the second one was better and the third was pretty good.  Gotta love amnesia Eric. I could do without any of the Jason scenes, that was just disturbing.

 

And Claudine, wtf?  I'm really curious to see what they'll end up doing with the fairies.

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ahhh!!! LOVE the show. So much. Loved the books!!

 

 

I'm not sure I like Bill at all in the shows... he's.. a jerk. Blah. I actually like book Sookie better..

 

 

But regardless I CAN'T WAIT to see Sookie and Eric get together!


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OK, I LOVE being right, because it happens so infrequently.  LOL 

 

I.E. Bill and Portia.  WHAT DID I SAY!?!?!??!  LOL!

 

That scene with nekked Eric and nekked Alcide.  Yea, caught myself drooling all over my shirt.  Im not joking.  And then they got all alpha male with sookie standing right there.  I would have paid MONEY to be Anna paquin at that very moment.  And she went home with Stephen that night.  WHAT!?!??!?!  SWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOON!

 

ETA, Sookie scolding Alcide to stop making that noise and Eric to put his fangs back up like some Den Mother had me rollin.

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