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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The King of Mississippi thought that Bill knew some of the Queen’s secrets.
Holy shit. Eric sees the path of Sookie’s bullet and jumps in front of it. It hits him in the head. The werewolf says that there’s V and he shifts back in to human form to drink Eric’s blood. Eric tells Sookie not to shoot him, he knows who sent him. Eric loses control, and the werewolf maniacally drinks his blood. Eric tosses him aside. The werewolf is about to escape, but Sookie shoots him in the leg. Eric jumps on top of him and continues questioning him. He doesn’t answer, but Sookie heard his thoughts. He said something about Jackson. The werewolf won’t talk, so Eric rips out his brand and kills him. Eric disposes of the body. Eric lost his cool when he saw the brand. Eric says that the werewolf had an accent from Mississippi. Jackson is a place there. He wants her to take the day to think it over. She says that she has to go. She will leave tomorrow.
Lorena is all burned up. She’s still alive. The King’s men take Lorena away. He says that Lorena recommended him. The King wonders why Bill hasn’t turned Sookie yet. Bill says that this is impossible. He wants Bill to sleep on it.
Tara is screwing the vamp. He doesn’t drink her blood. They have amazing sex in a motel. He asks her about her boyfriend or husband. She wants to go home. His name is Franklin. She decides to walk home instead.
Sam pops back into his family’s place. Tommy isn’t apologetic for trying to kill him. Sam says goodbye.
Jason wants to be a cop. He tells Hoyt. Jason is practicing the test to get into the Louisiana State Police. Jason tells Hoyt that Jessica can’t handle his heat. He needs to move on to someone hotter. Jason has got some nightmares about the written exam. His crew finds a body. The Sheriff and Andy are on scene. The body’s head and hands were torn off. This means a vampire kill. The Sheriff decides to quit. He’s tired of all of the murders.
Jessica calls Pam. She says that the body is gone. Pam says that she doesn’t have a problem anymore.
Sam comes back home. Sookie is leaving to find Bill. His family comes to visit him.
Arlene is getting an ultrasound. The fetus is at least 9 to 10 weeks old. This means that it isn’t Terry’s child. She tells him that they are having a baby, but not that he isn’t the father.
It’s Eggs’ funeral. Tara comes running. Sookie paid for the funeral. Sookie asks Tara to come home. She’ll be in Jackson for a while, so she’ll have the house to herself. The camera lingers on Thomas Charles Compton, who died in 1868. He was 6.
We shift to 1868. Bill is walking in that same cemetery. He’s come back home to see his wife, who answers the door with a gun. She tells him that Thomas is dead from cholera. Sarah was sent away to Tennessee. The wife realizes that his body is cold and that Bill is crying blood. She freaks out and shoots him. His fangs pop out. Lorena stops her from leaving. Caroline couldn’t bear this and asked Bill to kill her. Lorena tells Bill to make Caroline forget.
Another werewolf comes to find Sookie. Eric sent him to protect her. His ex is banging the Pack’s leader.
The Pack leader reports to the King that one of his best is missing. Lorena says that Northman must have killed him. Bill pledges his loyalty to the King of Mississippi.
Jason talks too much to Tara and he almost blurts out that he killed Eggs.
Eric comes to see Lafayette. He’s giving him a sports car. Lafayette is Eric’s top earner and he is valued. Lafayette is surprised to hear this from Eric.
Franklin comes to see Jessica. He’s the one who took the body. He’s got a bag. He’s got the head and hands in it. He wants to know everything she knows about Bill Compton.
After Sam sent his family home, the alarm at Merlotte’s is tripped. It’s his brother trying to steal stuff from him.
Sookie arrives in Mississippi. Her companion is called Alcide, or something like that. He takes her to a lupine bar. Sookie makes a good impression and the leader is the one who assaulted Bill. She sees what he did when she touches him. He takes her to another room to rape her. Alcided interferes. Alcide learns that his ex Debbie is getting married to Cuda.
Franklin comes to see Tara. He glamours her into inviting him in.
Lorena comes to see Bill. He’s possessed by bloodlust and screws her. While he’s doing so, he twists her head around so that it’s facing backward. Lorena says that she still loves him.
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