True Blood Frenzy S02E11 (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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The Queen is drinking from her vessel. He asks her about a maenad. She says that the maenads convinced themselves that they are immortal. The Queen insists that he stays the day.

Hoyt pushes Jess off his mom. She says that she is sorry, but Hoyt is pissed. He leaves with her. Jess is angry.

Tara wants to go get Eggs. Lafayette has to cuff her to the coffee table. He goes out with a rifle. Sookie goes with him.

Sam tells Andy and Jason about being a shapeshifter. Sam tells them that they should leave. Jason says that they need to be the law. There are two people outside lurking. Sam goes after them. It’s Arlene’s kids. Jason and Andy go arm themselves at the Sheriff’s station.

Bill texts Sookie. He has to stay the night. Tara tries to convince her mom to release her. Sookie describes how it was inside of Tara to Lafayette. Lafayette had to drink Eric’s blood. Sookie did so too. She asks him if he has been having sex dreams about Eric. Tara’s mom takes the gun and makes Lafayette give him the keys. Lafayette sees Eric as Tara’s mom, baiting him to die and become a vampire. Sookie has to give Tara the keys to her car.

Andy and Jason arrive at the Sheriff’s station. Andy has to go get the guns while Jason distracts a girl. The Sheriff is there in his drawers.

Sookie and Lafayette have got a plan. They get past her pretty quickly. They want to get Tara. Meanwhile, Tara has arrived at Sookie’s place. She finds Eggs. He’s still possessed. Maryann is there waiting for her. Maryann says that Tara summoned her that night in the woods. Maryann punches Tara in the face and she’s possessed again. The revellers arrive to see Maryann. They tell her that the god came and took Sam. She punishes her flock for being idiots.

Sam is babysitting Arlene’s kids. Sam has gone to see Eric. Sam talks with him, but he’s not very welcoming. Eric says that he will go see a person who might know something. Eric flies off into the sky. That was pretty darn cool.

Some deputy arrives and puts a gun to Jason’s head. He shoots Andy, but Andy is wearing a vest.

Maxine is cooking for the god. She spouts some shit. She tells Hoyt that his father committed suicide.

Sookie and Lafayette arrive at her house. They find naked revellers around. Arlene and Terry surprise them. Lafayette offers them some drugs. Sookie goes into her house. She finds a reveller chanting and making something. She cut off her finger. There are more revellers in her house. They all start screaming. Sookie shushes them.

Maryann surprises Lafayette. He shoots her, but she deflects the shot into Carl.

The Queen and Bill are sunbathing. She makes him try the boy from central Europe. He apparently tastes like humans from ages ago. Then, she makes him play Yahtzee. She says that the maenads are waiting for the god who comes. She has to believe that she summoned forth Dionysus. She seeks death from Dionysus. She needs to find the perfect vessel. They will surrender themselves to the god. That’s the only time that they are susceptible to death.

Eric has arrived. The Queen gives Bill leave. They talk and Bill threatens to tell the Queen that Eric is selling V to humans. He wants Eric to stay away from Sookie.

One of Sookie’s cousins is a vessel for the Queen.

Jason and Andy bond and decide that it’s up to them to save this town.

Bill comes back to Bon Temps and finds Sam watching the kids.

Sookie finds Eggs and Tara making a nest for some big egg. Lafayette has also been turned.

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