True Blood Everything Is Broken S03E09 (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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Eric comes to Fangtasia. He tells Pam that they need to leave. The V-Feds have arrived. It’s Mrs. Flannagan. Nan Flannagan has Eric silvered. Nan talks to the Authority. She wants Eric Northman to make a statement. The Authority is watching. Eric tells the tale of a vampire who is taming a pack of wolves fuelled by V. In times of conflict, Russell inserts himself into human affairs. Eric says that wolves massacred his family. They reported to a vampire. Eric has waited 1,000 years for this. The Authority and Flannagan don’t believe them at face value. Northman and Pam are leaving with them to Portland.

Eric and Pam are being held in Fangtasia. Eric doesn’t look good. He never told Pam about what happened 1,000 years ago, even if they have been together for 100 years. He tells her that if he doesn’t make it, it’s time for her to make a vampire. Her time as a maker has come. The Authority disavows any statements or even what happened. Flannagan tells Eric to take care of Russell. He has to bring her his fangs or she’ll have his.

Russell arrives home and finds the mess that was Talbot. He sees that the Viking crown is missing.

Sookie and Bill take a shower. A werewolf body is still in Sookie’s home. She asks him about the file. He wanted to find out why Eric was so interested in her.

Hadley calls Sookie. She meets with Sookie. She’s got her son with her. Hadley tells her that she got involved with Sophie-Ann, the Vampire Queen of Louisiana. She tells Sookie to leave Bon Temps. She wants Sookie to find out if Hunter is like her. Hunter is like Sookie. Hadley drags him away.

Jesus and Lafayette hooked up.

Felton comes looking for Crystal. He tells Jason some strange stories. Crystal also makes up some strange stories. She sees Felton’s V and hatches a plan. They call the cops and tie him to a tree. It doesn’t work out. Deputy Kevin is beaten up. Crystal sees her cousin leaving for his arraignment. Jason tells Andy that the meth lab is dealing V. If they could tie the V to the guy who beat up Kevin to Hotshot, they would make their case. Andy didn’t put the V in evidence, he’s got it in his desk.

Crystal freaks out when she hears of the plans. She is worried about her kin.

Sam is taking care of Tara. Terri calls Sam. His family is making a lot of noise. It’s Tommy and he’s hooking up with Nicole from the bar. Sam tells them to make less noise. The next day, Arlene tells Holly that the baby isn’t Terri’s. It’s someone else’s. She doesn’t want the baby.

Tara goes to a rape survivor meeting. Holly is also a rape survivor.

Bill wakes up in the place where Sookie was before. He meets Claudine who blasts him away before he can feed from her. She says that he has Sookie’s blood in him. She says that they have been protecting Sookie and he tells him to stay away from Sookie. He will keep drinking from her.

Hoyt and Summer go to Merlotte’s. Jessica has trouble dealing with this. Summer is glad that she is bringing Hoyt into the light. Hoyt says that he hates Summer. Jessica starts to cry.

Crystal’s dad comes looking for her. Sam bets him up. Hoyt and Jason have to pull him away from the guy. Jesus and Lafayette take him to the hospital. Crystal goes with him.

Franklin comes back to get Tara. He’s still alive. Jason shoots him. He’s mush and dead for real.

Russell appears on TV. He makes a statement. Nan is watching while she feeds on a hot chick. He says that vampires eat people and they are superior to humans.

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