The hallucinatory appearance of Lilith, swiftly followed by the much-missed Godric hopefully means that the messy feast of the happy high vampires is going to get a lot messier and a lot less happy. If anyone can handle the task, it’s Eric, but then, he’s not generally so high that he has religious visions. As an aside, this season’s award for famous last words most definitely goes to Mr Northman.
With battle lines being drawn on both sides of the supernatural divide, Sookie literally couldn’t have picked a worse time to decide that being a normal is preferable to being magical or whatever they’re calling it now. There are two disturbing things about this turn of events: 1) Sookie’s ridiculous timing – has she no idea what’s going on? And 2) As this is a show that’s generally about acceptance, isn’t it about time Sookie accepted whatever she is and just got the hell on with it? Seriously.
Bon Temps finds itself in a precarious situation with none of its now-traditional supernatural defences in place, which leaves the aforementioned Sookie – useless – and Andy – worse than useless. Both Laf’s Hoodoo head-guest and Terry’s mythical monster appear to be well out of the way, and even Alcide has removed himself from the situation – ostensibly on a point of pride, but apparently, also to get laid.
The place is going to hell and its only hope appears to be a handful of banished Faeries. Looks like Louisiana could well be about to find itself one town short...
Another interesting, entertaining, and slightly on the odd side series from HBO that should have more than enough sex and blood for those more discerning fans of our mythical long toothed friends, the vampires.
On the other hand, some may find it little more than an "R" rated soap opera with teeth.
I'm more forgiving. I liked the first episode, thought it had a fairly strong cast, and the story held my interest, even though some of the southern accents sounded a bit strange. Still, having a lead character who is wound a little too tight, there's a reason for that, is a fresh enough idea and Anna Paquin, as Sookie Stackhouse...you heard that right, is well cast.
I'm looking forward to the next episode. Maybe this new show will reach right out and bite you.