History Headscratchers / TrueBlood

13th Aug '17 12:36:50 PM TeeEss
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*Why do Sookie and Lafayette ask Pam to turn Tara into a vampire, instead of just giving her some of her blood? As Sookie reminds Lafayette, Tara hates vampires, and the blood would heal her just as much as turning her into a vampire would, without the side effect of turning her into something she hates.

13th Aug '17 10:47:43 AM TeeEss
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** She's also been kinda distracted with big event after big event happening the minute she gets back from the fairy world. Not to mention that she was only gone for a few minutes but a while year passed by without her, so naturally she hasn't grown and changed as much as everyone else around her.


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*Are we supposed to view Sam as a sympathetic character? Because he starts the show off as one of the most kind, gentle people on the show (outside of maybe Hoyt) and as the show goes on, he becomes more and more hostile and unsympathetic. He knows his brother has been abused, taught to steal to survive, and generally had a fucked up upbringing and yet he treats him like an enemy every time he does something fucked up instead of showing even the slightest bit of compassion. As the only responsible adult in his life, and the person who rescued him from that life, you'd think he'd realize that Tommy needs a firm hand but constant love and support. I get that Tommy was an adult who made his own (piss poor) decisions, but where was the Sam we knew from Seasons 1 and 2 to help guide him?
** And then he shoots him in what is supposed to be a call-back to him shooting his ex-girlfriend and her boyfriend who also stole from him. But was that flashback supposed to get us on Sam's side? Because he kills two people in cold blood. It feels like total character assassination and like they're just fucking with Sam because they had to keep him around as a main character and give him something to do while the real players did off-screen stuff.

*Meanwhile, how DID Tommy end up with Maxine Fortenberry? There's a lot about the time jump that feels left out.
** Season 3 ends with Sam shooting him and Season 4 opens a year later with him buttoned up and living with her, but we don't get the sense that he has any particular loyalties to her (he tries to steal from her, even though she's taking care of him in a way that no one else has). And folks seem to know that Sam shot him but he hasn't done jail time. So how did he end up in the care of a woman who, before this, seemed more interested in gossip and controlling her flesh and blood than taking care of a strange boy?
**And Jessica and Hoyt mention that Maxine tried to shoot Jessica. How did that possibly end without Maxine being arrested or killed? Why were there so many throwaway moments that should have bigger consequences?

15th Jul '17 3:47:45 PM nombretomado
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* Minor on the surface, but as effin' cool as Godric is, his presence seems to create some sort of nitpicky continuity black hole in the series even if True Blood is considered to be totally independent of the SVM novels (which it isn't, yet). First and foremost, when Lorena (I think) mentions that Bill probably won't want to see her since it's been such a long time, Eric immediately implies his undying loyalty to Godric despite not having seen him in "over seventy years". In season three, the two were clearly kicking asses and taking names during WorldWarII, which means that Eric is either bad at math or, being as old as he is, has lost all concept of time anyway. It may or may not also throw a wrench in Pam's timeline since (to my recollection) she has yet to be released, and despite being made in the early 1900's, appears to know little to nothing about Russell's pack of werewolves.

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* Minor on the surface, but as effin' cool as Godric is, his presence seems to create some sort of nitpicky continuity black hole in the series even if True Blood is considered to be totally independent of the SVM novels (which it isn't, yet). First and foremost, when Lorena (I think) mentions that Bill probably won't want to see her since it's been such a long time, Eric immediately implies his undying loyalty to Godric despite not having seen him in "over seventy years". In season three, the two were clearly kicking asses and taking names during WorldWarII, UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, which means that Eric is either bad at math or, being as old as he is, has lost all concept of time anyway. It may or may not also throw a wrench in Pam's timeline since (to my recollection) she has yet to be released, and despite being made in the early 1900's, appears to know little to nothing about Russell's pack of werewolves.
15th May '17 8:26:13 PM nombretomado
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* For some reason, fangs in TrueBlood are on the lateral incisors rather than the canines and they just feel ''way'' too close together - especially on people with big mouths. I thought I would get accustomed to it as the series progressed, but every time Bill or someone else bares their fangs I end up picturing a walrus. It just looks so [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/vface_319.JPG ridiculous]].

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* For some reason, fangs in TrueBlood Series/TrueBlood are on the lateral incisors rather than the canines and they just feel ''way'' too close together - especially on people with big mouths. I thought I would get accustomed to it as the series progressed, but every time Bill or someone else bares their fangs I end up picturing a walrus. It just looks so [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/vface_319.JPG ridiculous]].
22nd Oct '16 11:35:21 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** It's probably a case of ForgotAboutHisPowers or TheyJustDidntCare, but to give the writers the benefit of the doubt: none of the vamps that fight Warlow are known for being shy about fighting stronger vampires. And who knows? Maybe the rules for a fae/vamp are different, and they don't get stronger as they age. And Warlow, though older, is still a poofter compared to Russell, who was a hyper aggressive maniac.

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** It's probably a case of ForgotAboutHisPowers or TheyJustDidntCare, ForgotAboutHisPowers, but to give the writers the benefit of the doubt: none of the vamps that fight Warlow are known for being shy about fighting stronger vampires. And who knows? Maybe the rules for a fae/vamp are different, and they don't get stronger as they age. And Warlow, though older, is still a poofter compared to Russell, who was a hyper aggressive maniac.
1st Sep '16 7:39:55 AM Anybol
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*** In Season 5, we see that Russell adopts a Slavic accent when he's angry or upset, so its pretty clear the Southern accent is an act, and his name certainly is.

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*** ** In Season 5, we see that Russell adopts a Slavic accent when he's angry or upset, so its pretty clear the Southern accent is an act, and his name certainly is.
1st Sep '16 7:35:58 AM Anybol
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*** In Season 5, we see that Russell adopts a Slavic accent when he's angry or upset, so its pretty clear the Southern accent is an act, and his name certainly is.
31st Aug '16 9:00:55 AM honeybrown1976
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**Also, considering that many of America's earliest colonizers were British-born, it would be common to stem from British stock and have their names. Furthermore, Pam was made in San Francisco. She was not European-born.
17th Nov '15 7:18:49 PM FF32
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*** What. The. Hell. Are. You. Talking. About. WHEN are men portrayed as more stupid than women on this show? Especially when THE MAIN HEROINE is often considered the stupidest one in the gang, and that's including her comically-braindead brother. Tara, Jessica, and Arlene don't strike me as Mensa material either. There's plenty of ditziness among both genders, but you have it in your head that ''True Blood'' is on some kind of StrawFeminist {{Misandry}} kick that I just plain don't see.

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*** What. The. Hell. Are. You. Talking. About. WHEN are men portrayed as more stupid than women on this show? Especially when THE MAIN HEROINE is often considered the stupidest one in the gang, and that's including her comically-braindead brother. Tara, Jessica, and Arlene don't strike me as Mensa material either. There's plenty of ditziness among both genders, but you have it in your head that ''True Blood'' is on some kind of StrawFeminist {{Misandry}} [[Misandry DoesNotLikeMen]] kick that I just plain don't see.
27th Mar '15 6:12:18 AM HelloDarling
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** The area around the equator would be the most popular with vampires. Imagine a vampire living in Alaska, he would have to remain in his coffin for the majority of the day during the summer. So they'd group around the population centers in the places where the amount of sunshine doesn't vary too much throughout the year.


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** Or they just don't care about having a license. They just drive and handle the cops when stopped.


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** Arlene has a daughter, she might have kept their clothes.
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