True Blood Night on the Sun S03E08 (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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I think that Bill wasn’t cinged because he was covered in Sookie’s blood.

Sookie stops screaming and wants to talk with Bill alone. They break up because Sookie wants to have something normal instead of all of this blood.

Eric is really funny. He’s very good at pretending that he’s impressed at the King standing up to the Vampire Authority, whoever that is. My guess is that the Vampire Authority is made up of a council of the eldest and most powerful vampires. Either that, or the VA is the apparatus of the some kind of elder council.

Sam makes Melinda and Joly leave.

Jason is getting ready to load up his shotgun with some anti-vampire ammunition. While he’s doing that, Crystal drops by. She’s all wet. She swam through the water so that they couldn’t track her scent. She’s sporting a black eye. She was promised to Felton at the age of 4. Once again, she talks the way a shifter talks.

Eric wants Hadley to deliver a message to Sookie.

Alcide needs to go home to deal with Debbie, who burned down her hair salon.

Hadley delivers her message to Sookie. She tells her that Russell is coming for her. She shouldn’t trust Bill.

Russell leaves his mansion. Talbot needs to be entertained. Eric stays behind.

Crystal dad and fiancé come looking for her at Merlotte’s. They know that Sam and Tommy are shifters. So they are shifters too, or werewolves.

Lafayette’s mother comes by. She’s all crazy. Lafayette calls Jesus to pick her up. Jesus warns him about letting his energy go dark by all of the drug dealing he’s doing.

Jason warns the hillbilly drug dealers off. He doesn’t know what he’s started.

The pack comes looking for Sookie. Bill, Jessica, and Sookie are prepared. Well, prepared for a few werewolves, but not for Russell, who’s waiting outside for them. With a werewolf dead, and another one running after Jessica, Russell starts taking care of Bill.

Meanwhile, Sookie has got her hands full with Debbie. In the end, she uses scissors to slice open her face and takes back the shotgun. Eric kills Talbot. Russell flies away. Debbie is a full werewolf.

Sookie and Bill are screwing again while Jessica drains the last werewolf.

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