I have been watching True Blood since the very first season in 2008. Let’s just say that any tv show with anything that is supernatural is my cup of tea. Well, this isn’t just any supernatural show to me, it’s an obsession.
I didn’t actually start reading the books until last year at the end of the 3rd season because I couldn’t afford to spend $60 on the book set at the book store. It just so happened that a couple of months later I bought a Nook so I was able to buy the ebooks 1 at a time. They were oddly still $60 for ebooks 1-8 (although I’m sure they’ve gone up by now) but I could still only afford one at a time.
I read the first one and was shocked at how different it was from the first season but kinda glad in a way because it was giving me an alternative to the story. There were some characters and storyline that the show didn’t have and vice versa. It was like I was watching one show while reading about an alternate dimension of the same show.
Then I read the 2nd, then the 3rd and the 4th and so on. Well, this is the 4th season and now that I’ve already read the 4th book and I’ve seen the first few episodes, the feeling that I’m having about that alternate world has totally changed for some reason. Now I’m thinking, hey, that person isn’t supposed to be dead, they were in the 6th book. It’s just like how Lafayette died at the end of the first book but they kept him in the show, well, there are people being killed off who were supposed to still live in future seasons. I wonder how they will get around all of that.
I’ve been asked if I like this new season because of how Jason is being bitten by Crystal and her fiance/brother/cousin Felton. Well, that happened in the book. The same with Eric losing his memory, or having them taken away from him by witches. Those are the 2 parts of the story that were supposed to happen.
The thing with Tara sort of shocked me but it wasn’t a bad thing. I just wasn’t expecting that to happen.
Andy being addicted to “V” really threw me for a loop. I remember at the end of the 3rd season when he looked at the blood in the bottles and then put them away again in a hurry but I never expected him to become such an addict.
Jason becoming a cop was totally unexpected for some reason but he looks good in a cop uniform.
Bill becoming King of Louisiana and how he became the King really shocked me. In the books he’s not the King because Sophie Anne is still the Queen but he is an authority figure, don’t ask me to remember what he does lol.
Then finally, the whole 12 1/2 month passing was kinda strange and Eric buying Sookies house. That was totally unexpected.
Well, no matter how many changes they make, I will still be obsessed with the show and I will continue to read the books and watch future seasons. When I am loyal to a show, I will continue to watch no matter what curve balls they throw at me. In fact, it’s the curve balls that keep me watching so keep it up Alan Ball (get it? curve balls… Alan Ball… no?). Thanks for making such an awesome book into an awesome show.
Oh and did anyone notice how whenever they show someone reading a book it’s always by Charlaine Harris? I don’t know why but I always get the chills and I wonder what book that was so I can read it. I know she’s not reading the Sookie Stackhouse books. Wait… she’s not right? Just checkin’.