Sunday, June 13, 2010

True Blood 3.1: Oxygen vs. Phone

Well, my favorite line in the Season Three premiere of True Blood on HBO tonight came from the sweet old lady paid a little visit by Bill.   She said she only had enough money to pay for either her phone or her oxygen (she needs a special supply, given her poor health), and she chose the oxygen, of course.  But somehow there's a lesson in there for all of us - life is more important than communication, as important as communication is.

As for the rest of show -
  • It contained some great nude shots, for people and beings of all persuasions
  • Tara's not recovering from Eggs being fried (ok, shot) any time soon
  • Sam has an erotic dream about Bill - but that's likely because Sam has Bill's blood in him
  • Eric gives someone the screw of her life - but it's not (yet) Sookie
  • Lettie May has the hots for a preacher whom she (incorrectly) thinks saved Tara
  • Jessica and Hoyt will inexorably get back together - but Jessica has a dead body to deal with
  • the Bellefleur cousins are up to something
  • Jason's advised to do what he does best - music to his ears
  • Sookie still looks fine in that purple dress
The episode ends with Bill surrounded by werewolves in the forest.   Now in classic monster lore - i.e., 1940s movies - vampires and werewolves are about equal.   Vampires are more versatile, but they can also be killed in lots of different ways - in contrast to werewolves, who can only be dispatched by a silver bullet in the heart.   I hear from people who have read the books that werewolves are not quite as strong in the deep-south True Blood scenario.   But they're clearly a force to be reckoned with, have something to do with Bill's kidnapping, and should be fun to see in the weeks ahead.

5-min podcast review of True Blood season 3 premiere

See also from Season 2  True Blood Pours Back In and  Love and True Blood in the Air and Likes Coming Together in True Blood and True Blood Boiling and Godric, Eric, and Sookie on the Roof and Maryann vs. the Good in True Blood and Illusion, Eisenhower, and Texting and True Blood Season 2 Finale

See also from Season 1  True Blood Calling ... Penultimate True Blood ... Last Bite of the Season

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