True Blood S01E04 (HBO)

This series is based on the Southern Vampire Mysteries books by Charlaine Harris. It tells the story of how humans and vampires co-exist in a small southern town. Personally, I’ve never read the books, so I don’t know how accurate the adaptation is. However, it is quite interesting. It’s a good twist on the mythos.

There are loads of vampire shows out there. Most recently, Moonlight was canceled from CBS. Some of them are successful, others aren’t. The pilot was interesting. I’ve never seen a show explore the relationship between vampires and humans.

The series is adapted by Alan Ball. He also produced it. Alan Ball is the man behind Six Feet Under. The setting is interesting as well. Thanks to HBO, the show does have some mature content. It makes the whole thing more interesting.

I don’t really know what to say of Anna Paquin’s acting. It seems to me that she played a southern belle already in X-Men as Rogue. She does do the same thing in this show. It’s hard to see the difference. As with her role as Rogue, Sookie has never been in love or had men in her life. It’s funny how you can draw parallels between Paquin’s different characters.

New Orleans and Louisiana are a hotbed for vampire fiction. Lestat of the Vampire Chronicles by Anne Rice makes the city his home.

I was completely blown away by the second episode. It ends in such a cliffhanger. The third episode partly resolves this, but it was still really good. The sex scenes between Jason and his lovers are also quite interesting. The show is infused with an animalistic fervor which is appealing. I recommend this show. Along with Fringe, this is one of my favorite new shows on TV this season. The show has gotten a lot of great reviews and only ten days after it premiered, HBO ordered another season. It’s one of the few shows who’s audience share actually climbed for the second episode.

Warning: spoilers ahead

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Sookie finds Dawn dead and Jason has to get rid of the vampire blood he just purchased from Lafayette. It makes him do strange things and Tara has to help him out. Actually, Tara gives Jason an alibi for the night and gets him to the ER to take care of his dick. Sookie visits the vampire bar and meets Erik, the vampire in charge. He looks to be the eldest vampire and he also senses something strange about Sookie, especially after she saves his ass from the cops. This trip will bring Sookie even more trouble from vamps because now she’s most definitely on their radar. Something is up with Sam, he’s acting strange. Almost like a vampire or a werewolf.

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Sookie just found Dawn in her bed dead. She’s got fang marks on her throat. Jason walks in. The neighbour comes over. She accuses Jason of doing something. That’s the second girl that died around Jason. They neighbours think that it’s the same guy who killed Maudette. Sookie is looking into the minds of the people around her. Andy is questioning the nosy neighbour Mrs. Lefevre. Jason is taken in once again.

Jason realizes that he’s still got the vampire blood. He downs it quickly before anyone notices. Sam arrives. Jason’s interrogation isn’t going well. Jason’s got a giant erection. He runs to the bathroom. He comes all over himself and screams out. Tara arrives to save Jason. She knows his legal rights and takes him away. Tara gives him an alibi. They have to let him go.

The music is quite good as well in this series. Gran wants her to use her gift to look out for Jason. People won’t stand for two murders and they might come after him. Dawn has been spending her nights at a vamp bar.

Tara tells Sam that she lied to the police about Jason’s alibi. Jason is wanking off to porn at home. It doesn’t look pleasant. He can’t get rid of his boner. He’s getting a blister on his hand. He goes to see Lafayette at Sam’s. Lafayette finds it funny that he drank the whole vial. He was supposed to take only a a drop or two.

Bill turns up at Sam’s. Sookie takes him out of the bar. She tells him that Dawn is dead. She asks him about the vampire bar. Bill says that it’s called Fangtasia. She wants to go there. Bill says that he’ll go there with her. On the drive over, Bill says that Sookie looks like vampire bait.

Tara finds Jason in the fridge. He’s got a steak on his dick. He tells her that he’s ODed on V. She says that they have to get him to a hospital if he wants to keep his dick.

Sookie and Bill arrive at Fangtasia. It’s like a Disneyworld attracting. Some guy darts away when he sees Bill. She talks with Longshadow, the barman. She says that Maudette wanted to die. There is a vampire in a throne. It’s Eric. He’s the oldest vamp in the bar.

Jason is at the hospital. The doctor has to drain the blood out of his dick.

Sam is acting strange. He grabs a glove from his bar and accompanies Arlene to her car. I think that Sam is going to kill Arlene.

At Fangtasia, Eric summons Bill and Sookie. They speak in a Nordic language, probably Swedish or Finnish. Eric asks Sookie to sit after she asked her questions. Sookie overhears that there is a bust about to happen. She warns Eric. They get out of here. It’s because of Taryn, who’s feeding on an injured man.

Tara is driving Jason home. She remembers a time when she was about 8 when Jason saved her from her mom.

On the way home, Sookie needs a few minutes. When they are about to kiss, a cop pulls over. He’s getting threatening and Bill glamours him. Bill keeps his gun and leaves. The cop pisses his pants as they leave and starts to cry.

Sam goes into Dawn’s place. He’s the owner of her house. He smells the bed where she was found dead. He’s acting like a vampire.

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