The X-Women

Sunday, June 13, 2010

True Blood returns tonight

The hit series True Blood returns for a 3rd season on HBO tonight. I've been a fan of this show ever since it premiered in 2008. I think it's the best show on TV right now, just a smidgen better than Supernatural. Based on the best selling books by Charlaine Harris, the story of small town waitress Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin in her strongest role to date) who lives in Bon Temps, Louisiana and works at a roadhouse restaurant named Merlotte's. Sookie is unique in the fact that she can other people's minds. And she is constantly amazed at how dirty and dishonest people are. Well things take a turn when vampires come out to the public and are now living as members of society. In walks Bill, a troubled vampire who immediately takes a liking to Sookie and vice versa. Bill is played by Stephen Moyer. For the first two years Bon Temps has been a hot bed that attracts all kinds of trouble, including demon Maryann (a terrific Michelle Forbes) who turns all the townspeople into raving sexual psychotics. Trust me this show is not Twilight. It is bloody, graphic and very sexual. Mainstream viewers may be turned off by it, but being a fan of vampires and horror, I had no problem with it. The writing is exceptional by Alan Ball of his other hit show for HBO, Six Feet Under. And the entire cast is awesome, particularly Paquin, Moyer, and Alex Skarsgard as Bill's boss Eric,who takes a liking to Sookie as well. It's been 8 months since season 2 wrapped up and I've been waiting patiently for this day to come. From the terrific trailer, there is a new mix added to the series....a clan of werewolves come to town looking for trouble. Oh yeah. True Blood airs on HBO Sunday nights at 9pm EST. If you have never watched it and it sounds interesting, you might need to watch the previous seasons to know what is going on.

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