True Blood Bad Blood S03E01 (HBO)

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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 of the first season. 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.

The third season just premiered on the weekend. It takes off right when the last episode stopped. Things are going to get interesting.

Warning: spoilers ahead

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Excellent way to start the 3rd season. The 2nd season was amazing. I just don’t understand how I missed watching the last three episodes of season 2. I remedied that last night. I really enjoyed them.

It’s really interesting to see the twist on the werewolves. We don’t know much about them, but they don’t look friendly to vampires. The maenad or Bacchantes from last season, Maryann, was completely bonkers. I truly enjoyed this episode. I give it an A. I’ll be posting the remainder reviews/recaps of season 2 in the coming days.

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Sookie can’t find Bill. The deputy isn’t very helpful.

Sam is driving to see his birth parents. Jason comes home. He’s freaking out. He just killed Eggs. Andy is at Merlotte’s. The Sheriff is taking statements. Lafayette takes Tara away. Andy comes to see Jason. He tells him that he told the Sheriff that he shot Eggs. Andy tells him that he needs to be the old Jason, not the new Jason and get some tail.

Jessica finds Hoyt’s flowers. She drags in her meat puppet. He’s still alive. Sookie pops in. Jessica is freaking out. Jessica killed her meat puppet.

Bill was abducted by humans, not vamps. They are V addicts.

Sookie comes to see Eric. Pamela is here to welcome him. Eric is busy drilling a girl. He says that he’s been screwing Yvetta for 6 hours. Eric says that as Sheriff that he is duty-bound to find him.

Bill manages to kill the driver. He calls for Jessica. She awakens in her hole next to a dead man.

Sookie comes home and finds out that Eggs is dead. Sookie says that she helped him remember what he did. Tara goes postal on Sookie. Sookie tells her to leave.

Eric had sent Ruben after Bill, but when they arrived at the restaurant, he was already gone. He tells them to find Bill. Pam tells him to call the Queen.

Bill finds Sam in Arkansas. He asks to use his shower. Bill is acting strange. That isn’t Bill. Sam is dreaming because of the vampire blood coursing through his veins. It’s very homoerotic. Sam is woken up. He learns that his birth parents have a son named Tommy. He goes to see him.

Hoyt asks to sleep at Jason’s for a while.

Lafayette called Tara’s mother to keep an eye on her. He’s got to go to work. She has a reverend talk to her. Tara’s mom likes the reverend more than a friend. Tara goes to the bathroom. I think she’ll try to leave or kill herself. Or kill Andy for killing Eggs. Tara is swallowing a lot of pills.

Sookie goes to see the Sheriff. He isn’t interested in investigating Bill’s disappearance.

Just like the Sabbath vampires, Bill slept deep in the earth to protect himself from the sun.

Hoyt calls Jessica. She hangs up on him quickly because she’s got a decomposing body on her hands.

The Queen arrives at Fangtasia, with the Magister. They need to talk with Eric. He is here to talk about the V problem. They think that a vampire is responsible. He wants Eric to look into the matter. The Magister says that the vampires responsible will be severely punished. When he leaves, the Queen thinks that the Magister is very dull. She wants Eric to sell even more V to pay off the IRS.

Jason is up to his usual mischief. He has trouble getting it up even with two girls in his bed.

Pamela comes to see Sookie with her check. While she is here, she shivers eerily. She says that Eric is calling her. This makes Sookie thinks about Jessica. Pamela then delivers a lot of V for Lafayette to sell. Things must be pretty bad for the vampire Queen to sell off so much blood. Jessica says that he might have called her last night. She might have felt a place. Sookie takes Jessica with her. They find Bill’s car. They find a rune on his neck. It’s got something to do with operation werewolf.

Bill is somewhere near a house. An old woman answers the door. She hasn’t got a phone. He has to feed on her. He glamours her. He’s in Mississippi. He tries to get away, but he’s quickly surrounded by wolves. They are obviously werewolves.

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