True Blood 9 Crimes S03E04 (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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I like to watch True Blood episodes in batches. I finally caught up on True Blood last week and I have to say that it’s a really interesting season. The most uninteresting part is the plot that involves Sam Merlotte. I don’t really care much about this. The Sookie storyline is really good. I’m enjoying seeing flashbacks of Eric’s life as well as how werewolves were integrated into it. Top notch.

The main reason why I watch these episodes in batches is because a lot of them end in cliffhangers, which is interesting but you just can’t wait to see the next show.

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Sookie is patching up Alcide. She says that the werewolf he fought had Bill’s blood in him. Bill calls Sookie. He says that he is leaving Sookie and his life in Bon Temps. He says that Lorena is with him. He tells her not to try and find him. He does not wish to be found.

Sam just got robbed by his family. Tommy tried to break into his safe. His family hasn’t got a place to stay. They got evicted.

The vamp Franklin is trying to get everything Tara knows about Bill and Sookie. He wants Tara to find Sookie. Tara is still being manipulated by Franklin. Franklin drinks from Tara. Franklin tells Tara that his employer is interested in Bill. He kidnaps her.

Any passion you felt was me killing my love for Sookie.
Bill to Lorena

Erik comes looking for Sookie. He’s flying outside her window. Sookie is smelling his memories of playing by the North Sea. Sookie and Eric make love. This is just Eric’s fantasy.

Sookie tells Alcide that she plans on finding Bill. Alcide’s sister comes by to hooker Sookie up for the engagement party of Debbie. Debbie is addicted to V and she is getting initiated into the pack.

It’s Bud’s retirement party. Andy gets promoted to sheriff. Jason is pissed at his situation. His old football record is about to be surpassed by the new, younger quarterback. Jason tries to blackmail Andy into making him a cop.

Bill is having an audience with the Vampire King of Mississippi. In exchange for helping him, he wants Lorena gone. Bill tells him that Eric has been selling vampire blood for Sophie-Ann. She is close to losing her fortune. This has to do with the fact that the IRS is taxing vampires now.

Sam has to hire a new waitress. It’s Jessica. Arlene is pissed because Jessica is also a redhead. She meets someone she knew from Bible study. She has to glamour him.

Lafayette is pushing product but to some dumb hicks. Eric arrives to save his ass. Eric has to school Lafayette in salesmanship. Pam calls Eric and tells him that they are being raided by the Magister. Pam gets taken in by the Magister for dealing V. Eric is in deep shit. He arrives. He says that he was framed. He says that it was Bill Compton that is behind this. He’s got two days or the Magister will kill Pam.

Franklin brings Tara to see the Vampire King of Mississippi, Russell Edgington. The King is making Bill procure him some blood dolls. The King goes to run an errand. Bill goes into a titty bar to glamour some strippers.

The King arrives at the engagement party. All of the wolves bow down to him. Russell speaks to them in German. He dispenses his blood to them. They are all hypnotized by them. This alliance has been going on for ages. At the party, Debbie gets branded. Coot gets on stage and howls. All of the werewolves shift. Alcide can’t resist the call and tells Sookie to run.

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