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. The fifth episode also ends with a bang, something that I didn’t think would happen.
Warning: spoilers ahead
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Sookie’s Gran is dead. She was killed by someone. The funeral doesn’t go well. Tara’s mom keeps going on that she’s possessed by a demon. This is the aftermath episode of the death of Gran. It’s obvious that someone is targeting women who are getting close to vampires. Bill made his speech to the congregation in the episode before.
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Sookie is losing control. Bill grasps her. Sam walks in. Bill chokes him. Sookie says it’s all right. Sookie doesn’t like Sam’s lust. Sam and Bill have a bit of an argument. Bill tells the sheriff and Bellefleur that the killer is obviously targeting women who are coming close to vampires. Sam tries to call Jason, but he’s still lying naked with the divorcée and sleeping off his night of passion.
Sookie wants to clean the house after they take her Gran away. Bill has to go to sleep, dawn is near.
The next day, friends bring over food. Sookie can’t stand what they are thinking. Tara rescues her. Lafayette and Tara hang with her in her room. Lafayette gives Sookie a Valium.
Jason is on the way to work. He’s late. He doesn’t know that his Gran is dead. He’s told by his friends. He goes home. He comes slaps Sookie. Tara restrains him. She pushes him out. Sookie takes the Valium. Bellefleur is outside and asks Jason some questions. He pushes him out of the way, with preternatural strength almost. He leaves. Tara sends everyone away. She sure knows how to clean out a room. She sends Sam away.
While Sookie is sleeping, someone walks into the room and starts to strangle her. She cries out for Bill. Bill wakes up in his house. He can’t leave, it’s still day. Minutes later, he rushes to her aid. He arrives with celerity. Sookie is fine.
Bill waits outside. The strange dog comes to sit with him.
It’s the funeral. During the funeral, someone wheels an old man to the service. It’s the kid that Sookie recognized from Fangtasia, thanks to his thoughts. It’s Uncle Bartlett. Sookie says a few words, but the thoughts of the assembled parish invade her with their scorn. Sookie bursts out and tells her to shut up. Sookie just runs off. Jason goes after her. Tara’s drunk mother wants to say a few words. Sookie tells Jason that they’ve got nothing.
Tara’s mom says that she’s got a demon living inside of her. It’s the demon that’s doing all the terrible things to Tara. She wants to get an exorcism. The exorcism is very expensive. She wants money from Tara.
Jason isn’t doing well in the sun. He takes more V, or at least tries to. Sam walks Sookie home and wants another date, but Sookie wants to be alone. Tara and Sam hook up once again.
As soon as it’s dark, Sookie runs to meet Bill.
The divorcée is mounting Jason. After Tara has sex, she leaves. Bill and Sookie make love. Sookie wants Bill to drink from her. He does so after she offers.
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- True Blood S01E01
- True Blood S01E02
- True Blood S01E03
- True Blood S01E04
- True Blood S01E05
- Fringe TV Pilot