True Blood New World in My View S02E10 (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 comes to see Eric. He is crying blood for Godric. They kiss. He bares his fangs and lets him drink from her neck. She wakes up. She is funeral van with Jason and Bill in some coffin. It looks like things have gone crazy in Bon Temps. They see that the revellers eyes are black. They are looking for Sam.

Maryann is putting the finishing touches on some kind of statue made out of carcasses, meat, and veg.

Sam is hiding out with Andy Bellefleur. The town has gone down the crapper. Sam says that Maryann is a maenad, or a Baccantes. She wants to cut out his heart for Dionysus. Arlene calls Sam in a panic. She is trying to lure him out.

Jason calls the Sheriff’s department. Hoyt’s mom is at Bill’s place. She’s also got black eyes. She says that some god is coming. They are going to rip Sam open as a sacrifice. Jason wants to charge into Merlotte’s. Bill and Sookie want to stop him, but he’s adamant. Sookie and Bill leave to get Tara.

Andy and Sam arrive at Merlotte’s. Sam smells people hiding. They are all revellers. Sam and Andy lock themselves in the cold room.

Tara is tied up. Lafayette and her mom are trying to make her better. She looks really creepy with those black eyes. She says that he is coming and he will kill them all.

Sookie and Bill arrive at Maryann’s. Lafayette calls him. He says that they need to get out of this house. They find Maryann waiting for them. There is a scuffle and Bill tries to drink her blood. He starts puking. Sookie saw some of Maryann’s memories. She comes near Sookie and Sookie touches her. There is some weird electrical discharge. Maryann loves it but is disconcerted. It’s enough for Sookie and Bill to leave.

Jason is all geared up with power tools. He wants to go after the people in Merlotte’s. He finds the revellers going crazy. They aren’t impressed. Things develop when Jason grabs Arlene. Terry orders everyone out. Jason locks them out and tells Sam to get out. The revellers have got the numbers and they storm back in. Sam decides to surrender himself to stop Maryann. Jason poses as the god who comes using a gas mask and some flares. Andy uses some branches to use as horns. Sam says that he should smite him. He does so. Sam shifts into something very small, a fly. All that is left are his clothes. The others leave to report to Maryann. Sam appears naked. He says that he’ll explain later.

Bill drinks from Sookie to heal. They are going to see Tara. Lafayette tells Bill that Eric has got him dealing V. Sookie peers into her mind and sees only darkness. It’s not Tara. She’s gone. Bill tells her that she’s got to go further into her mind than she has before. There is an abyss that she cannot cross. Bill will glamour her to let Sookie in. They manage to break the control of the Bacchantes. Tara’s eyes come back to normal. She wants to get Eggs. Sookie goes for some air. Sookie says that chant. It reminds Bill of Bacchus. He thinks that Maryann is a maenad. He thinks that he knows a vampire who might. Sookie needs to stay.

Hoyt’s mom is driving Jess crazy. She drinks from her.

Bill arrives to see the Vampire Queen of Louisiana. He finds a foot dripping blood on her throne.

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