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I love you Jason Stackhouse, you big dope


The first season I watched True Blood I literally stared at Ryan Kwanten’s shoulders so much I think I may have gone cross-eyed. His character – dumb, redneck, sex-crazed, maybe-killing-women-but-too-dumb-to-even-know-it, V-addicted Jason Stackhouse was so spectacularly idiotic his entire existence could be summed up by Lafayette’s line, you’s a stupid bitch Jason Stackhouse.

Season 2 Jason kept his clothes on more (BOOO!) but his character developed. He felt guilt and shame and recognized the life he’d been living hadn’t been one to be proud of. Of course he was also in the throes of being brainwashed by a cult and let the cult leader’s bible thumping wife give him a bath time hand job – BUT still – he was getting just a wee bit smarter. And come on – his pairing with Andy Bellefleur to take on zombies with his God Who Comes impersonation was really a highlight of the entire season.

So far this season Jason is getting there. Slowly. He knows his limitations and wants more for himself (like to be a cop), but he also has no idea how to get there because he’s never really thought hard about much of anything (other than all the work he put into “watching porn” and “working out like a motherf*cker”!) You have to be a pretty good actor to play someone that stupid and not appear either as if you yourself are that dumb, or that you’re condescending to people who really are that dumb. I think Ryan Kwanten does a great job and he’s made Jason less reprehensible-yet-hot-to-drool-over and more winning-and-hot-to-drool-over.

And that boy’s body is SICK. He must work out HOURS every day to look like that. Sheesh! Apparently when he’s not working on his show or on his body – he’s Tweeting, blogging, and Facebooking!

(Duh – of course I realize these are ALL shirtless pictures. I mean, he works so hard on that body, what a shame it would be not to show the fruits of his labor 🙂 You’re welcome Ryan)

Author: Amy H. Johnson

Amy H. Johnson is the author of The Fangirl Files a memoir about Boy Bands, TV Boyfriends and imaginary betrothals to 80s English pop stars. She prefers to be referred to as a "Cute Famous Boy Aficionado".

5 thoughts on “I love you Jason Stackhouse, you big dope

  1. Who doesn’t love Jason?!
    I’m still all for your idea of the Jason/Andy/Hoyt spinoff.

  2. I absolutely adore this post! So thank you for making my night! I wouldn’t mind sleeping in that bed, at the top of this blog entry . . . human headboard included 😉

    Jason Stackhouse might not be the sharpest “tool” in the shed, but Ryan Kwanten is clearly a genius. He could have easily played Jason as a cliched “Joey from Friends” type dimwit, or the self-centered shallow ladies man-type that you see in all those teen movies.

    Yet, for a “dumb guy,” Jason Stackhouse is surprisingly complex! He’s childlike, but strong; self-centered, but intensely protective of those he loves; shallow, but oddly sensitive. And he delivers one liners like no other!

    And don’t even get me started on those abs . . .

    • JULIE!!!!! I LOVE THIS VIDEO!!!!! My god woman – how do you find such awesome clips!?!? This is so brilliant. Thank you!

      If loving Jason Stackhouse is wrong, I don’t want to be right 🙂 Now that we’re past the nasty ass shenanigans of S1 – he really is someone I root for. And I can’t say enough what a genius move it was pairing him with Andy Bellefleur. Their Bromance is pretty much the highlight of TB for me. It has comedy, pathos, respect, support. And I’m still laughing at this:

      Jason: You’re my best friend Andy
      Andy: Well now that’s just sad

      And I don’t spend nearly as much time as I used to hiding behind my fingers going “no Jason, oh, no, Jason honey don’t – Jason – oh, damn – Jason why are you so dumb??”!!

      I know he’s supposed to be Conscience Off, Dick On this season – but so far he’s not following it!

  3. Oh man. Jason Stackhouse. I would definitely be a victim of your lady killer ways. ❤ That boy is most certainly a big dope but a gorgeous one at that. =]]

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