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It does seem like Alan Ball is going to do the whole "Bill is an agent for Sophie-Ann"-thing, but he also seems quite determined to have the Bill-Sookie-relationship as the most important. The books are focused on Sookie, and not on her depending on any one man. I love her being with Eric, but I like even more that she isn't defined by it. In the series Bill is leeching on Sookie in every way, by drinking her blood and making her into a whiny baby.
I'm puzzeled by the casting and writing of Crytal. I don't know if it's just me, but wasn't she quite kick-ass in the books? A female version of Jason, perhaps even more of a party animal? (pun not inteded ) This Crystal doesn't seem like a woman who would be able to catch Jason, she's got little spark and takes s** from the hotshot community book-Crystal wouldn't. Also, I hate how they've changed Calvin into white trash..
The books are so drastically overrated. They're not horrible, I'll still read the next one when it's released. But the show blows the books out of the water.
I cringe in every book when Sookie inevitably says "you'd know Bubba if you saw him." Similar crap is spewed whenever a recurring character makes his/her first appearance in each book.
Even though the Sookie-series probably will never be rated as classical literature, they're still pretty entertaining. I think reading the books and watching, say, Grey's anatomy, is about the same thing.
But: Concerning who Sookie will choose at the end: what about human Eric? He is the only vampire that sometimes have thoughts readable to Sookie, meaning he could potentially have firing neurons. What if Amelia makes him human? Or is that an impossibility? Just thought I'd mention it, as I've never seen the idea being discussed before..
well i like it more this way... if the show was EXACTLY like books it wolud be boring to see it twice, right... now u don't know what is going to change and that makes the show way more interesting...
|What book would that have been (if the last episode wasn't based on one of the books then what was teh last episode that had a consistency with a book and what book was it), im trying to see how many books the series has covered so far|
A weretiger, also a love interest for Sookie!
I am a huge fan of the TV show but have not read the books. My friend has and from what she has told me, I tend to want the show to focus on a few creatures and not all the ones that appear in the books. I think humans, vampires, shapeshifters, werewolves, and fairies are more than enough. My friend was highly disappointed at the way the werewolves (not the ones hooked on V) were portrayed. I don't know how they were portrayed in the book but was hoping that their "skills" would be on par but different from those of the vampires.
I have gone through the books (audio) and season 4 is reallydisappointingme. Hot Shot/Jason connection was much better in the books, the Fairy stuff was done much better, mind wiped Eric also better...
Just wanted to make a comment of one of my favorite character in the books, Bubba. Many have asked when he'll show up in the series, he will not. Unless Ball changes his mind. He was asked early after the show started about Bubba. His answer was that there was only one person who could have played Bubba, and sadly the King is dead.