Thursday, October 7, 2010

Waiting Sucks.

One of my current obsessions is True Blood. I have Matt to thank for this delightful new TV show love of mine, since he’s the one who watched it and told me I should check it out. And then leant me the first and second season so that I could do just that.

Sookie and Vampire Bill
It was love at first, uh…episode. I was instantly hooked. I flew through the first two seasons just in time for season three to premiere.

Trouble is, I don’t have HBO. Big trouble. But, as my obsessions tend to kind of rule my life, especially upon first infatuating me, this was an obstacle I was eager to overcome.

I searched online. And I mean, I SEARCHED online. I can’t tell you how many hours I spent sifting through sites that wanted me to complete surveys to gain access, pay monthly fees, offer up my first born child. Obsessed as I was, I didn’t feel like jumping through all of those ridiculous hoops.

But finally, my persistence paid off. I stumbled across a website that, in one convenient place, listed each episode from each season AND sub-listed links to sites that had the episodes online. Not all of the links would work, but usually at least one out of the several would.

So I kept up with season three that way. True Blood would air on Sunday nights, and I would avoid Twitter like the plague—too many spoilers, people! Ugh!—and then Monday afternoon or evening, I’d pull up that episode and squee to my hearts content whilst watching my favorite vampires and mind-reading waitress embark on their highly entertaining adventures.

Can I have Pam's pink Uggs? Thanks.

But then, as quick as it began, it was over.

Sadly, True Blood is a summer series, so it has a much shorter season life-span than I would like. And you know what the worst part is?

I have to wait until NEXT YEAR to find out what happens after season three’s finale.

I have one word for this.

Unacceptable.

What in the world am I supposed to do for a miserable 9 months of waiting? Have a baby? No. Definitely not. But excuse me, if a break between seasons is equivalent to the amount of time it would take me to birth a child, that is simply TOO LONG, people!

So I rant about it here.

And I coo and fawn over my fanged fellas and overload you guys with pictures to make myself feel better.

Because waiting SUCKS, you guys. And not in the cool I’m-a-vampire, I-suck-your-blood kind of way. Because only Eric and Bill, and other awesome vamps get to do that.

So don’t be surprised if you see a scattering of True Blood related posts turn up on this blog. I just can’t help myself. I gotta share the True Blood love.

And now, for your viewing pleasure, behold! The shamelessly sexy cast of True Blood.

The stars. Alexander Skarsgård, Anna Paquin, and Stephen Moyer

Ryan Kwanten plays Jason Stackhouse, Sookie's brother.

Sam Merlotte and Tara Thornton.
Otherwise known as Sookie's boss and her best friend.

Sookie's Gran, because I LOVE her.

Eric is the hottest Viking vampire basically ever. Yum.

Godric. <3

Pam, because she is amazing.

Lafayette and Tara

Arlene, Sheriff Dearborn, and Deputy Bellefleur

Two of my season 3 favs, Russell and Talbot.

Okay. That's all for now. I'm doing my best to resist flooding you with way more images than I already have. I'm trying to be good! See? It's sort of working...

9 comments:

Matt Bukaty said...

you're welcome ;)

I can't help feel a little jealous that you've seen season 3 and I haven't...but I guess that's by choice...I could've easily watched them online...hm. well I still may...we'll see... :)

-scink

Sarah said...

Thank you a million more times! Freaking love this show.

I bet you could still find it online somewhere??? I wish the DVDs were already out. Just sayin'. If you do end up watching it, I will so chat your ear off about it.

;-)

Scink is a good one.

Christine said...

have you tried looking at sidereel.com? They have most of the links that work and each episode can have like 5o links attached to it. Its what I use for pretty much any show I want to watch.

Also, doesn't HBO post the episodes on their website?

Sarah said...

I think HBO has the episodes online but you have to be an HBO subscriber, which unfortunately I can't afford.

:-\

I'll be checking out sidereel.com, though! Thanks!

Christine said...

Oh! That is retarded of HBO and they suck monkey balls for it.

But yea, sidereel is an awesome, awesome site. It will usually take about an hour after the show for a good link to show up. I usually stick with the zshare or megavideo links. Megavideo is usually the best quality, but you can only watch 72 free mins at a time before you have to wait for like an hour and a half before starting anew.

Happy Pirating Videos Online For Free!!

Jess said...

It's funny you posted this today. I just finished Season 2 a few days ago on DVD and can't afford to subscribe to HBO to watch Season 3. Maybe I will check out some of the links you mentioned. Anyways, I just found out yesterday that this show is based off an awesome book series called "The Sookie Stackhouse" Series. They are supposedly very good and even better than the show. Not as much sexy stuff but still pretty good from the reviews I've read. There are 8 books and the 9th has yet to come out yet that I could find. Anyways, if you like to read you may want to check them out. After I finish The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, they are the next series on my list. :-) Good blog.

Sarah said...

@Christine—I agree! What would be SUPER handy is if iTunes already had season 3 available. I know they do that with some shows. Sell episodes of the current season, that is.

Thanks for the helpful info! Super stoked to re-watch some season 3 loveliness!



@Jess—I totally sympathize. And almost every episode ends with a cliffhanger, so not being able to immediately keep watching is misery! Haha.

I am on the 5th book of the Sookie Stackhouse series! I’m glad you’re picking them up, too. I needed some more True Blood in my life, and since it’s based on books I thought, that’s perfect! They’re similar but different, so the books can still surprise you. Same is true of the show. There are definitely some things that happened in the books that I’m disappointed didn’t happen in the show. Book four is my favorite so far, so I’m flipping out over whether or not they’ll stick to the books plot for season 4 of the show!

Let me know how you like the books! :-D
And thanks for the comment!

La camisa amarilla said...

Waiting does suck!
I could tell, i live outside of the US and i have to wait like three weeks or more after an episode is aired to watch it!
Of course sometimes i watch them online, but I can't help to despise/avoid those "time limits"

Sarah said...

Ah! That REALLY sucks! And yes, it's so annoying to find the right episode online and then hit the "time limit".
So lame. :-\