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Spoiler Alert Thursday

There was so much on TV this week!

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***POTENTIAL SPOILERS BEGIN NOW***

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  • “True Blood.” Franklin, unexpectedly, had about ten minutes of pure brilliance and then he had to start crying. Evidently, Talbot and Franklin do not like one another and it has something to do with Russell–are they both his progeny? I’m not sure which I would like less: vampire-Tara or human-Tara. Dead-Tara would be the best result (i.e., Franklin fucks up the turn), but that is unlikely to happen. Returning to Russell, he had a real Emperor Palpatine affectation to him when he had his werewolves kill Eric’s family. Turns out (as expected) that Bill hasn’t actually switched allegiance.
  • “General Hospital” has been surprisingly quiet on the Franco front this past week. Why won’t someone push Helena in front of a bus already? (An appropriately proletarian mode of death for her–do they even have buses in Port Charles? Presumably the domestics have to get around somehow.) And: Kristina hit by another man. Really?
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July 22, 2010 - Posted by | Spoiler Alert Thursdays

3 Comments

  1. I’m not sure how they’re going to resolve all the vampire politics in True Blood, especially since they have like 15,000 subplots going now that they apparently have to service every single episode. I suggested to The Girlfriend that they brought Tara into Russell’s house to simplify the plotting somewhat — perhaps to make room on the flowchart for Lafayette’s seemingly totally unmotivated love affair with his mother’s nurse (his mother herself having been introduced more or less at random).

    Mad Men it isn’t! I still like it, though.

    Comment by Adam Kotsko | July 22, 2010

  2. Some “suit store” in the mall, which I unfortunately happened to be in, was offering a promotion of some sort. The gist of it was that if I bought one of their suits, (1) I would look like I belonged in “Mad Men” and (2) I would be entered into some contest to win a chance to appear as a extra (with a line!) in an episode of the show. This confirmed to me that metaphysically, “Mad Men” is the equivalent of a “Happy Meal” from McDonald’s.

    To keep in mind about “True Blood,” it is essentially a soap opera insofar as very little time passes during each episode and season–likely only about a few months since the series began. As a result, an episode is structured to account for all that is going on in the lives of the characters.

    The introduction of the mother appears to have had three purposes: (1) a romantic subplot for Lafayette; (2) underwrite that self-destructive behaviour runs throughout the family; (3) to show that Lafayette is not as self-interested as he normally appears. Also, having drank from Eric, Lafayette can now see Eric’s face when boning Jesus.

    Comment by Craig McFarlane | July 22, 2010

  3. I do understand that True Blood is a soap opera — I was just pointing out that that format does have its drawbacks, in terms of sometimes giving people random plotlines just for the sake of including them in every episode.

    Comment by Adam Kotsko | July 25, 2010


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