True Blood Never Let Me Go S02E05 (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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Daphne tells Sam that he seems so lonesome. He’s carrying his secret. Daphne can change into a deer. They are out in the woods. Arlene and Terry stumble upon them and Daphne leaves quickly.

Barry and Sookie manage to talk for a few moments. He leaves. He tells her that Dallas vamps are hardcore. Bill tells Jessica that she can’t feed on humans. Bill tells her that he is worried about her safety. While Bill sleeps, Sookie comes to find Barry. She wants to help him, but he won’t hear it. Bill says that Eric is strangely intent about this whole affair. There is something more going on here.

Jessica calls Hoyt. He reads her his comic book.

Jason starts his training. It’s like being in the army. Jason shows some real leadership skills. Steve shows Jason the arsenal. Jason is in the bath. Sarah comes to see him. She gives him a handjob.

The next morning, there is some tension between Daphne and Arlene. Sam is still around. Daphne tells him that he can chase her later on. Lafayette is back. He isn’t talking about what happened to him.

Mary-Anne tells Tara that she is staying at her place for a little while. Tara says that she can’t stay over here. It turns out that they are nomads. They move around all over the place. Mary-Anne goes to Merlotte’s to incant another spell. Tara, Sam, Daphne, Arlene and Terry are at each other’s throats. They are all at Tara’s throat. Mary-Anne is trying to punish her or manipulate her. She’s trying to make her come back to her by making her not trust her friends.

Eric, Bill and Sookie visit Stan and Isabelle. Isabelle says that the Fellowship are amateurs. Stan thinks that they are the only ones organized. Stan wants to kill them off. Isabelle says that they will arouse suspicion if a vampire-hating church burns to the ground. Eric thinks that they are incompetent.

Sookie proposes to infiltrate the Fellowship of the Sun. Stan doesn’t want to be involved. Eric approves while Bill doesn’t. Bill wants a word.

We see a memory of when he was gravely wounded in battle, a few hundred years ago with some Vikings. He was dying and they were going to give him a hero’s farewell. During the night, a blur arrived. It slew his men. It spoke with Eric. He’s just a young boy. It’s Godric. Before turning him, Godric tells him that he would be his father, his brother and his child. Godric is his Sire.

Eric tells Bill as much. Sookie learns that Barry quit. While Sookie and Bill have sex, a strange vampire woman arrives.

Mary-Anne machinations worked. Tara wants her to stay.

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