True Blood Keep This Party Going S02E02 (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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It’s kind of amazing how good True Blood is. As soon as the episode ends, I want to see more. They have got the pacing really down. I’m always surprised to see when I get to the end of an episode. The narrative is just so continuous and flowing.

Eric carelessly throws the arm of the redneck at Lafayette. He asks him if there is any blood in his hair. It looks like he’s getting highlights. Eric frees Lafayette and takes him upstairs to meet Pam and to get some answers.

Sookie wants Bill to be nicer with Jessica, but Bill says that he has had to work very hard at becoming human again. Jessica is in the midst of a transformation. She isn’t human. They are still in bed and have some more make-up sex. Sookie sees that Jessica’s parents are still looking for her.

Eric apologizes to Pam for getting blood in his hair. Eric wants to know what happened to the vampire with whom he had an arrangement. Lafayette says that something must have happened to him and Jason Stackhouse is probably to blame. Eric says that a vampire he knows has gone missing in the Dallas area. Godric is twice Eric’s age and 10 times as powerful. Lafayette has got nothing on this and is sent back into the basement.

Jason is singing carols and hymns. He is on the bus to the leadership conference. He learns that some of the people there have been waiting for 3 years to get to the conference. Things get a bit rough between Jason and a new friend he made during a touch-football game. That night, Jason is put on the stage to defend his stance as an anti-vampire supporter. When she puts on fake fangs, Jason loses it and almost stakes her. Jason’s bunkmate Mac is very jealous of him. Jason is having flashbacks to what happened to him before he killed the vampire with his girlfriend.

Tara wakes up and says hello to her man. She doesn’t know that much about him and learns that he is an ex-con. He has served time for some dope charges and armed robbery. Mary Anne stops by to see Sam at Merlotte’s. Sookie and Tara catch up at Merlotte’s. Sookie wants to move in with Tara in a new place. Sookie meets Mary Anne. She can’t read Mary Anne’s mind. Sookie keeps hearing some kind of incantation being said in Mary Anne’s head. Mary Anne is eating a lot of food. Daphne is a shitty waitress. Sam tries to talk Andy out of drinking, but he doesn’t care. He was sober for 9 years and fell off the wagon. It looks like Mary Anne is infection everyone with her mood. Everyone starts dancing. Egg comes to see Tara at Merlotte’s. Mary Anne even entices Andy to dance.

When Sam confronts Mary Anne, she starts jittering and flickering. She makes Sam change into a dog.

Back in Eric’s basement, Lafayette finds some metal in the redneck’s remains. It’s part of his hip. Lafayette fashions a tool out of it to get him out of the chains. Lafayette makes it to the bar and tries to break out, but the door is closed. The waitress shoots him in the leg. She didn’t mean to.

Sookie comes to Bill’s place and tries to comfort Jessica. She’s just seen her parents on TV and feels bad. Jessica wants her to drive her to her parent’s place so that she can say goodbye. Sookie says that she can’t do this, but relents when Jessica insists.

Bill is running some errands. He is buying some clothes for Jessica. Eric drops by. He says that the Sheriff of area 9 has gone missing. Bill knows the vampire in question. His name is Godric. Eric wants to take Sookie to Dallas to find the Sheriff. Bill doesn’t want to let her go with Eric, but Eric is just asking out of courtesy. Bill hasn’t got a choice but comply.

Jessica doesn’t blame Sookie for what happened. Jessica wants to go see her family and she does so against Sookie’s wishes. She shows her fangs when her father threatens her. He has been beating his family. Before she can feast on her father, Bill arrives. He commands Jessica to stop. He glamours Eden into inviting him inside so that he can protect them. He sends Sookie away so that he can clean up her mess. As we all know, Bill has trouble with the people who hurt the people he loves. He growls at Jessica’s father when Sookie is gone after having glanced at Jessica.

Eric comes back to the bar and finds Lafayette in a sore state. Lafayette wants to become a vampire. If he is turned, his leg will be fine. They decide to feast on him.

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