So three cheers for Episode #6 of True Blood. There's a funeral in this episode, and the characters are dressed like actual real people at most of the actual funerals of real people I've attended in my life. One of the relatives is in a suit, but it's a blue suit with a loose tie. A friend of the family is in an ensemble that looks like the kind of thing the character might actually have had in his closet. Some of the people aren't wearing ties at all. They're dressed respectfully,appropriately, but not like a lazy falsified version of the real world.
And I'm a little bit biased about True Blood, obviously .
As an aside, and in response to a commenter from last week, yes, Borders does have an endcap for Charlaine Harris now, running thru the end of November, and has ordered lots and lots of books and even put in lots and lots of reorders as books sold over the first few days of the promotion; Barnes & Noble stores have gotten six-packs of the backlist and some may have a floor riser, but for a lot of these stores that might be only a one-week supply and after that I'm not so sure. A Sookie box set will be out for the holidays!
Biased, but easy enough just to blog about other things and ignore if not for the fact that I'm really liking the show. Charlaine had gotten a DVD of the first five episodes and told me the show got better with each one, and ya know, she's right. Episode #4 had some squirmy funny business going on with Jason that I couldn't bare to watch and yet couldn't avoid enjoying. Episode #5 was a tight rope act with some scenes that were really funny mixed with some scenes that had very strong emotional pull to them and the balance was just right. Episode #6 was more tightly focused on the immediate ramifications of the death that cliff-hung at the end of the prior episode, but suffice to say that the funeral dress is far from the only thing worth praising. We're seeing more and more of Jason's darker side so I'm loving him less than I was at the start, but that's a reflection of the approach to the character. Anna Paquin has been superlative and continues to be spot-on. Bill is growing on me.
Six more episodes to go, the season finale slated for Nov. 23, and if things continue on this level I'll have a lot to give thanks for come Nov. 27.