I’ve loved every moment Fiona Shaw is on-screen as Marnie, although it wasn’t until I googled her bio right now that it finally clicked that why I knew her face so well was because Petunia Dursley. I also learnt that she’s just about to direct The Marriage of Figaro with the English National Opera. Versatility: you have it by the bucketsful, Ms Shaw.
I’ve also enjoyed the wholesale departure of this season from the events as they happen in the original novels. Sure, there’s a hint of the spine left, but Alan Ball has kept many characters in the core whom Charlaine Harris killed off or otherwise sidelined (various TV audience favourites), so many other strands of the storylines now are so very different that it’s nice to be surprised by where he takes them.
I’ve been reading along with the Racialicious True Blood Roundtables episode by episode commentary this season too. Recommended for a great balance of thoughtfulness and fansquee.
SPOILER ALERT: I’m not including any spoilerific matters in the post, for the benefit of those following on RSS, but I fully expect that spoilers will follow in the comments.