Sunday, June 14, 2009

True Blood Season 2: 1st Episode Highlights

“The following program portrays graphic violence, coarse language and nudity.”

Look out folks…another season of TrueBlood has begun. As I type this, I’m watching the first episode of TrueBlood, Season 2. I thought it would be fun to keep track of the highlights. The show is a guilty pleasure of mine, so this is my first attempt at TV

What a beginning. One bad guy in the dust and another ?? comes to the surface. Okay, I've only read the first book in the Charlaine Harris series, so I might make some laughable assumptions here, but I'm going to catch up on the novels this summer...'cause I like being in the know. If you missed the show, stop reading now as I'm sure to give away a few spoilers.

Gotta love this series. It’s all heart. Or not – what a way to start off, with a con artist hoodoo woman’s heart ripped out of her chest.

HA! The Vampire Bill recycles…that’s hilarious. Yet another reason I love this show. The subtle humour, the dialogue rife with double meaning, the character’s with their weaknesses, quirks and hard-nosed stupidity – plus the religious zealots, Fellowship of the Sun, are a bonus.

Yeah! Lafeyette is alive…but ewww…the bucket scene was not necessary.

Great scene where Sookie questions Bill and Jessica's relationship...the girl/vamp makes a face....hello - "Old!" We now have teen angst and all the complications of a step-mother/step-daughter relationship. Complex and bitter. Let’s hope, for Bill’s sake, he manages to get Jessica under control.

Jason…oh, good lord, Jason. He’s so clueless, so lost - attracted to the shiniest rock in the dirt. Then two steps down the road – another shiny rock beckons. Instead of vamp blood, this season he’s getting his fix from the zealots…figures.

Sam as a little wee puppy…cute. Hmm….that lady’s bad news, me thinks. And there she goes smacking down her minion. Yup, bad news all the way. (Was anyone else as surprised as I was when that guy, Carl, actually spoke?)

And the dirty old uncle's body is found. How interesting. No marks to identify Bill, thanks to the fishies.

“I’m tired of charring my ass on your backburner.” – nice line, Sam.

First hint of Sookie's talents here, as she possibly “glamours” Jessica into giving her and Bill some time alone. Kind of Bill to point it out to us.

“God damn you Bill Compton....” Sookie says and the line could have finished with " had me at I-killed-your-dirty-old-uncle."

Enter sex scene. Whose gonna bleach those sheets, I ask you? Who?

Back to Lafayette and his dwindling group of chained victims – one second I’m laughing at Eric getting his hair streaked…and then he’s tearing a guy limb from limb - OMG, even in foils, he’s NASTY!

My friends, it’s going to be a fun season.


Kitty Keswick said...

I about peed my pants when Eric walked in with foils in his hair!
And the recycling was a hoot, Alan Ball is funny.

It's a bit different than the books, but I like them both. I read Sookie series when they were still in paperback! Now we have to pay more for hardcover.

Tracy Belsher said...

Thanks Kitty - yeah, it was too funny. ;)

Can't wait for the rest!

Shooting Stars Mag said...

My mom and sister love this show. I watch randomly. I DO want to read the books at some point though.

On another note, I have a YA Book Carnival starting tomorrow if you want to stop by the blog and check it out. Participate if you want too!