So I am sure since Sunday’s episode many of you, like me, have been scouring the web to see if you can get any news on True Blood Season 7. Well finally an interview with Brian Buckner (Current HBO True Blood Showrunner) has been released and so I thought I would share my thoughts and feelings about it. (*Original Interview is linked at the bottom of the page*)
Firstly the thing that most people want to know. Is Eric dead? Well Brian is saying he is definitely not gone. Whilst he refuses to admit outright that he will be fine he does say he has no intention of removing him from our screens. I don’t think for many of us this is going to be a big revelation. The whole scene was so ani-climatic that my husband, barely looked across to see if I was bothered. Now you have to realise that various points in the True Blood saga certain scenes turn me to a blubbering wreck, and not just the first time through either. Godric meeting the sun, Eric releasing Pam, and now this season Nora dying in Eric’s arms …. all guaranteed sob fests. This scene barely had me raising an eyebrow. I had already written several escape scenarios for him even before HBO was able to post the 6 months jump ahead sign. (Some of these are discussed in more detail in my finale recap – HERE ). Basically Eric will be fine, and will be back, and I am pretty sure Pam will be with him.
With that out the way let us move on to the whole Hep V thing. Now here is where I have a HUGE issue with Brian and it makes me wish Alan Ball would come back. Do you remember back in the good old days of Season 1 where there were SO MANY hidden meanings that many of them wouldn’t become clear until later? There were even books written that you could, if you were obsessive enough, work out what was going to happen to each character based on the color of their clothes!!! One of the best things about this show was that you could either just watch it, and take the entertainment at face value, or for people like me, you could hunt for the hidden meanings, look for the extra layers, and find many like-minded people to banter ideas around with. Apparently we are taking our ideas a little too far for them, there is no conspiracy with Lettae Mae being out to poison Tara …. bloggers like myself cooked that one up all by ourselves. Well can you blame us? As drama and cliffhangers go we weren’t really given much to work with.
Now many such people, myself included, have been very upset this season by the blatant “flaunting” of the rules and it almost seemed as if, at times, they were just making it up to suit the storyline in that moment. Well it turns out THEY WERE!!! ….. and I quote “In seasons past – I’m not going to point to any one of them – we took some massive swings, not knowing where we were going. That’s the nature of what we do. In this case, I don’t believe we bit off more than we can chew“. Well that explains a lot then. All the times we were asking where the thought process was for things ….. turns out there just wasn’t one. Throw it out there and we will deal with it as and when we can …. if we have to change a few things that we already said … well so be it. WOW! Totally sold out then!! That to me just really sums up how the writers feel about this show that we love. A show that was so different when it aired that it caught the attention of vampire lovers all over the world, a show that now have become so mainstream for the most part that I have heard Vampire Diaries be described as more entertaining for the real vampire fans. We stick with it, we moan, but secretly we are all hoping that they will take a turn back to earlier seasons, maybe open one of the books that the show was inspired from (just not the newest one … for the love of Cain leave that one WELL alone) ….. or as I suggested on the post I got the information from …. LET ME AT IT!!!!!! V””V
MY answer to the ORIGINAL post listed below …. “I think many bloggers would like to offer their services to the writers. I am especially disgusted to read that they “hadn’t thought this Hep V thing through”. It is actually one of my complaints this week that they need to come up with a proper set of rules for this. I miss the old S1 True Blood where everything DID have a meaning and it was only in re-watching, possibly a couple of seasons later, that the clues that were there became clear. THAT was clever writing! None of this “throw something on screen and see where it goes”. Supernatural lovers generally like the rules to be adhered to. We are pretty adaptable as to what is acceptable (for the most part) between shows and books as long as the writers STICK TO THEM. Continuity! With so many fans it really shouldn’t be hard. Give a couple of them a chance to read through the scripts (with non disclosures signed obviously). I assure you it would result in a far better season of TV! V””V
Information obtained from Brian Bucker’s Interview with Michael Ausiello. Read original interview HERE