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True Blood Season Three

First, if you have never watched True Blood, go to the library and check out Season 1 and Season 2, or buy them, or download them – whatever it takes, watch every episode so you will get where this show is coming from (grammatical: from where this show is coming).

We don’t watch this show to learn about Louisiana. We watch this show because the writers are truly gifted, and sometimes in the midst of yet another totally over-the-top situation, there is a line tossed off that is hysterically funny.

As the vampires discussed ethics last night, the Queen of the Vampires said “isn’t moral anarchy kind of the point?”

LLOOOLLL! When we first met the vampires in Season 1, they were mostly a nasty bunch, no morals, living in viperous “nests” and preying on humans. Little by little we have begun to know a few as ‘people’ and discovered they are not all bad. Vampire Queen reminds us that long-lived vampires live by a different code, and that the problems arise when mingling with humankind.

Don’t expect any of this to make sense. Just grab that speeding train, get aboard and hang on for a wild ride. πŸ™‚

As they warn – nudity, sexual content, adult language – none of this is for children. This is definitely grown-ups only.

Warning: As raucous and raunchy as True Blood gets, it has a thick underlying morality. It may not be my morality or yours, but it is exploring some interesting and pertinent issues.

June 15, 2010 - Posted by | Adventure, Cultural, Entertainment, Humor, Local Lore, Mating Behavior

9 Comments »

  1. okeeeee, As you are so nuts about this True Blood thing I am getting episode 1 now!
    I will be back to you to give my report.

    Comment by Aafke-Art | June 15, 2010 | Reply

  2. LOL, Aafke, I can hardly wait to hear!

    Comment by intlxpatr | June 15, 2010 | Reply

  3. Loved season one—I think it is more social commentary on parallel issues like gay/lesbian prejudice, etc than “just a vampire story”. I find it a real interesting look at society as a whole with relation to minority groups.

    Comment by momcat | June 15, 2010 | Reply

  4. But I don’t like intelligent movies, intellectual social commentaries and the like….
    😦
    I like really dumb stories: Good against evil, blood and gore, Good wins, and evil looses…
    Nice, relaxing…
    :mrgreen:

    Comment by Aafke-Art | June 16, 2010 | Reply

  5. Yes I love True Blood also!One of my guilty pleasures hehe. So excited to hear the 3rd season is on the way πŸ™‚

    Comment by Mickiq8 | June 16, 2010 | Reply

  6. Momcat – they manage to make their points without being at all preachy. Some of the lines – I cannot imagine how they can deliver them with a straight face!

    Aafke – there is enough good dumbness in True Blood to delight you. And good tends to prevail. But . . . no, not relaxing. Sometimes, very tense.

    MickiQ8 – Guilty pleasure – EXACTLY!

    Comment by intlxpatr | June 16, 2010 | Reply

  7. Got season one…. but I am keeping it for my flight…
    To the Q…
    Very soon…..
    πŸ˜€

    Comment by Aafke-Art | June 24, 2010 | Reply

  8. Aafke, I have another one you will love – Treme, also an HBO series. It is very different from True Blood, sometimes funny, sometimes tragic, all very louche, very New Orleans, which is a different world anyway, but post-Katrina New Orleans, which is a tragic place indeed. I loved this series, which just ended. My son tells me there is going to be a Season 2 – I sure hope so. The characters are human, and flawed, and share moments of humanity and goodness. πŸ™‚ I think you’ll like it, too. πŸ™‚

    Comment by intlxpatr | June 24, 2010 | Reply

  9. I like watching true blood seasons,Want to watch true blood seasons online? follow this link
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    Comment by dwizardz | August 24, 2010 | Reply


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