True Blood Hitting the Ground S03E07 (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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Joly used Melinda for years in dog fighting. He now uses Tommy. Sam is coming after them. He finds the dog fighting. Sam interrupts the fight and gets his brother out.

Lorena is drinking Sookie’s blood. Her blood tastes unique. Bill grabs his silver chain and strangles her. Sookie then stakes her. She explodes into a bloody mess. Bill is not responding. Tara and Alcide arrive. They wrap up Bill and try to leave, but Debbie arrives. She’s got a gun. Tara runs at her and gets the gun away. Coot arrives. Alcide kills him. Debbie is freaking out. Alcide locks her away. Sookie has Bill drink of her blood. He’s famished and undead.

Tara checks on Sookie. Sookie is in a taste. Bill isn’t burning up in the sun. He doesn’t realize what happened. Tara dumped Bill and drove to the hospital. Sookie doesn’t have a blood type. They are running out of time. They need 0-. Tara calls Jason to tell him that Sookie is in the hospital.

Hoyt tells a depressed Jason that he should ask questions about Crystal to the drug dealer he busted last week. Summer comes by and tells Hoyt that she wants to be his girlfriend.

The dope dealer is Crystal cousin. He wants meth to tell him what he knows.

Eric comes by with Hadley Stackhouse to see the Queen, who’s in a cage. Hadley tells Eric what makes Sookie so special. Eric says that he wasn’t expecting this. The only thing that I can think of is that Sophie Ann is Sookie’s ancestor of some kind.

Sookie is in heaven, or Limbo. She meets a woman named Claudine. She tells her that Bill will steal her inner light. I know what she means. By constantly drinking her blood, he’s draining something away from her. Bill arrives at the hospital and Jason lets him syphon his blood into Sookie. She wakes up later screaming when she sees Bill.

Eric comes to see the Magister with the Queen and King. The Magister wants to obey the letter of the Vampire law, so he gets what’s coming to him. The King is staking the Magister. At the threat of a stake, he marries the Queen and King. The King kills the Magister. Wow, I didn’t think that he was going to do that.

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