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Ooh a War! Maybe That'll Thin the Ranks of Irritating Characters: "True Blood" Season Six Trailer

By Steven Lloyd Wilson | Trailers | May 28, 2013 |

By Steven Lloyd Wilson | Trailers | May 28, 2013 |

“Game of Thrones” is almost done for another season, which means that HBO turns to its summer replacement fare of boobs and blood, the never quite as bad or good as you remember “True Blood”. There are a couple of fullish trailers available now, which I have selflessly embedded below. Now with 100% less Bill growling while covered in blood:

Anyone else reminded of Principal Snider from Buffy? I mean the bad one not the nice one, eaten by the mayor, played by the guy who always played Ferengi on various iterations of “Star Trek”? Yeah, that speech doesn’t come across to me at all as a powerful public figure laying down the law and channeling Churchill. It just reminds me of the poor principal trying to tell the three story tall demon snake that it was interrupting this proper occasion.

Here’s a second trailer, which does a little better at highlighting Jason being a moron, which has always been an important secondary theme of the series:

Perhaps now the series can get back to the core dramatic themes of the novels: going to the post office and sunbathing. Either that or they can just kill the entire cast except for Pam and Lafayette and they can go on a road trip. That might be the best move.

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