Tuesday, July 21, 2009

TrueBlood Season 2 Episode 4 Shake N Finger Pop ~ Season 2 Episode 5 Never Let Me Go


TrueBlood has pop culture by the jugular. The HBO hit in it's 2nd season has the world in the grip of fang fever. For me the thing that's the most fun about that are on-line debates about who's the hotter vampire, Bill or Eric. Also the battle of the vamps polls with a crossover element that pit the TrueBlood vampires against Twilight's Robert Pattinson. Pattinson's a cutie, but a bit under seasoned for my taste, and i've not seen Twilight, so i can't offer an opinion of his vampire tactics.

i can speak to the hotness factor of Bill, Sookie, Eric, Tara, 'Eggs' Benedict, Lafayette, Jason---oh heck the entire TrueBlood cast is Louisiana in August hot! My new fav character is Terry BelleFleur. Todd Lowe as Terry BelleFleur Goodness even his name is sexy. Terry played by ruggedly handsome Todd Lowe is the just the right mix of masculinity and vulnerability. my other fav is [as she's referred to by fans, baby-vamp] Jessica. Funny, infuriating, tragic, sexy. Jessica, played by Deborah Ann Woll is all that and more.

my wish for more screen time---and it still could stand some increase, for the character Deputy Kenya came true. i'm still peeved that her image, bio, etc have not been included on HBO's site. Sheriff Dearborne, and Det. Andy Bellefleur are there---Deputy Kenya played by Tanya Wright should be too.

Sookie Stackhouse discovering Dallas hotel bellman Barry is a telepath, was fun. They have good chemistry, strong potential for a good platonic bond. Hope he gets over wanting to distance himself from her. The reveal of shape-shifter Daphne's secret was fun. At last, Sam has someone to whom he can relate. i'm still troubled by the scratches on her back when she's in her human form. Is Maryann responsible for those. Still, i hope it works out for Daphne and Sam. Speaking of Maryann---that maenad Michelle Forbes as Maryann skeers the beJesus out of me---i don't care if the woman does throw the best get-togethers BonTemps has ever seen.
[Jr.Walker & The Allstars Shake_N_Fingerpop_mp3]

TrueBlood gets better and better every episode. my fav scenes from Season 2 episode 5 "Never Let Me Go" are when Sookie tells Bill he "has a heart, whether it beats or not". A few seconds later Bill asks in that irresistible drawl, "what do you want Sookie? Say it" and she replies she "wants him...every which way". Whew! Lawdy Lawdy Lawdy Ms.Stackhouse and Mr.Compton.

Anna Paquin as Sookie Stackhouse Stephen Moyer as Bill Compton

HBO's TrueBlood airs Sundays at 9:00pm EST, please check your local listings.

Monday, July 06, 2009

Nip/Tuck Season 6 Premiere Episode 1 To Return In October 2009

Nip/Tuck Season 6 Julian McMahon Dylan Walsh

Nip/Tuck Season 6 Dylan Walsh Julian McMahon

Nip/Tuck fans are you finding it impossible to wait 6 more months for the return of FX' Golden Globe Award winner? Well good news, the FX network has changed the start month for Nip/Tuck's 6th season from January 2010 to October 2009. That's right, the show will return in 3 not 6 months. Nip/Tuck season 6 will have 10 episodes. What we don't have yet is a specific day and time. In it's previous 5 seasons FX aired Nip/Tuck Tuesdays at 10:00pm, but that is not the case for season 6. FX is giving the Tuesday 10:00pm time slot to another of it's shows, Sons of Anarchy.

While i am thrilled the network is bringing Nip/Tuck back sooner than expected, i'm a bit peeved that they are changing it's day. i'm guessing many of you are like me---when you have a favorite show, you look forward to the day and hour that you've come to know it to be scheduled. You have a mental muscle memory for it. You may even schedule your day around the evening's tv viewing. In fact, i and some friends have certain rituals we do/did Tuesdays prior to watching Nip/Tuck. And now, suddenly, even though [thankfully] the show is still on the air, you have to make an adjustment to your viewing when the network decides to tinker with it's schedule.

i'm guessing FX wants to increase the ratings for Sons Of Anarchy, and to that end they have moved it to Nip/Tuck's former night and time. The thought being that fans who may not be aware of the schedule change will tune in out of habit and once there will remain even though their intent was to watch Nip/Tuck. i'm also guessing since "Nip/Tuck is the most-watched scripted program in the history of the FX network", the schedulers figure it's fans will follow [and they'd be right] whenever/wherever the network places it.

Even so, i thought by shuffling Nip/Tuck's schedule from Tuesdays at 10:00pm, FX is treating it's 5 seasons and counting ratings winner [and by extension it's fans] shabbily in it's 2 remaining seasons. But i'm trying to forgive the network, for after all they have shortened the wait time for season 6's premiere from 6 months to 3. i'm also trying to rid myself of the thought that this gift may come with a hefty price. That is to say that since it's returning sooner, logic dictates it may also end sooner---2010 rather than 2011. i have no confirmation of that, just bracing myself for what may be coming as Nip/Tuck ends.

Of course before that happens, i'll keep an eye out for announcement of a specific season 6 premiere date and time.