True Blood I Got a Right to Sing the Blues S03E06 (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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This shit gets nasty pretty quick. The King brings Bill and Sookie back to his mansion, where Bill tries to get fee and kills one of the guards. The King reveals that he’s over 3,000 years old and basically, nothing that Bill can do will harm him. Lorena wants to know what will happen to Bill. The King says that they will take him to the slave quarters where Lorena will kill him.

Jason and Crystal are hooking up in the woods. She is warm to the touch, so maybe she’s a shifter. When she is mounting him, she starts smelling something and hearing something so she scoots away. She says that they can’t see each other ever again.

Sookie is getting on Eric’s nerves. He’s playing the nice guy so that he can get the King at some point in time. The King questions Sookie. She tells him that she can hear people’s thoughts, but not vampires. He shows her Bill’s file on her family. She says that she doesn’t know her powers but she can use telekinesis and doesn’t know much about the light.

Lafayette is listening to French rapper Mc Solaar in his SV9 Competizione. That’s a nice touch. His ride gets beaten up by the hillbilly hicks meth dealers. Jesus just wants to get back to his car.

Tara dupes Franklin into giving her his blood so that she gets stronger and can fight him off. There is a shot of Tara drinking is blood which is disturbing. Tara sends a message to Sookie. She tells her to be strong and wait until the sun comes up. Then, they’ll get away.

The King takes Eric with him on an errand. He goes to see Sophie Ann, the Vampire Queen of Louisiana. He proposes to her again. Eric forces the Queen to accept the King’s proposal. Eric only bowed to his Queen because of respect. He’s older and stronger than the Queen and threatens to rip out her throat.

Lorena is working on Bill. Coot and Debbie arrive to drink some of Bill’s blood. Lorena lets them.

Joly is using his wife and Tommy in some fashion. His mom tells him that it’s Tommy’s turn to work. She did it for as long as she could. Now it’s her turn. They are talking about some kind of ring. Sam learns from Arlene that his family is using Tommy as a fighting dog in a ring. Sam learns form Andy where there are some illegal dog fights. He goes after Tommy.

Tara gets away from Franklin and takes a weapon. She smashes his head to smithereens. This is just like the flashforward we saw. Tara and Sookie make their escape. Sookie goes after Bill and Tara tries to get a car. She runs into Alcide. He’s a white wolf with glowing red eyes.

Sookie runs into Lorena, who throws her against the wall and drinks from her.

Jason finds out that Crystal is already seeing someone else. She’s got a fiancé.

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