'True Blood' premiere recap: The queen is dead, long live the king

Bill Compton, king of Lousiana?

The season premiere of "True Blood" had plenty of surprises: Sookie's been gone for a year? Tara's a lesbian living in New Orleans? Andy Bellefleur's seriously hooked on V? Jason Stackhouse seems to have spent even more time at the gym during hiatus? (Seriously, how is that even possible?) But King Bill might top them all.

Vampire politics was quite the hot topic tonight, what with a glad-handing Bill speechifying at the local old folks home (appropriate, he points out, since he is the oldest resident in Bon Temps) and Viking Eric Northman recording a priceless PSA intended to depict nightclub Fangtasia as merely a good-for-the-local economy establishment. Clearly, it is a post-Russell Edgington world — as AVL spokeswoman Nan Flanagan so astutely observes — and we are all just living in it.  Read More...


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