True Blood Season 5 Review

I have to be honest; I’m not a big fan of the last couple of seasons of True Blood. I don’t miss an episode, and no DVR space is sacrificed in the pursuit of catching up on the exploits of Sookie, Bill, Eric, Tara, Sam, Jason, and everyone else within the True Blood universe, but in general I feel the story has become ever higher concept as it moves along, abandoning the character driven plotlines for bigger, meaner, and more decadent ideas. What got me addicted to True Blood in the first place was the induction into the supernatural elements of that world through the ever widening eyes of the good and incorruptible Sookie Stackhouse. Yes, power does corrupt and Sookie is now far removed from the spark of innocence and wonder she was when we first tuned in, and yes I would be a hopeless schmuck to think that is not how the world operates, but you’ll just have to forgive me as I mourn the passing of the fairytale stage of the True Blood story. I kind of loved it. A lot. Now that I’ve had a peek at the first four episodes of True Blood Season 5, however, that mourning has come to an end. Read More...


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