True Blood: The Complete First Season

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  • TRUE BLOOD chronicles the backwoods Louisiana town of Bon Temps. where vampires have emerged from the coffin, and no longer need humans for their fix.Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin, Academy Award?-winner for ?The Piano?) works as a waitress at the rural bar Merlotte’s. Though outwardly a typical young woman, she keeps a dangerous secret: she has the ability to hear the thoughts of others. Her sit

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TRUE BLOOD chronicles the backwoods Louisiana town of Bon Temps… where vampires have emerged from the coffin, and no longer need humans for their fix. Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin, Academy Award®-winner for “The Piano”) works as a waitress at the rural bar Merlotte’s. Though outwardly a typical young woman, she keeps a dangerous secret: she has the ability to hear the thoughts of others. Her situation is further complicated when the bar gets its first vampire patro… More >>

True Blood: The Complete First Season

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  1. This show is just an excuse to show perversion and the acceptance of it with the sidebar of a vampire plot. The whole premise of the story is foolish along with the characters, a sex pervert, a cross dressing homosexual, a mind reader who is in love with one of the vampires, and the lead vampire who is “torn” between being a good and decent walking dead to actually being a vampire. The show tries to push the genre into something sexy and romantic which basically makes it a chic flick heavy on the sex and violence, along with drug use in the form of vampire blood sold in the black market. The acting is “soap opera” like and the plot boring. Too bad I can’t give this a negative star because that’s what it deserves.
    Rating: 1 / 5

  2. I bought the blu-ray version for my blu-ray player but when the menu comes up and I click on an episode (any episode, any disc) the HBO static comes up and it shuts off the blu-ray player. The disc then re-starts. I can’t get past the menu!
    Rating: 1 / 5

  3. I purchased this series and the 2nd disk was broken had to go out and rent the disk to finish the series was very disappointed
    Rating: 1 / 5

  4. Don’t buy this set of dvds if your blu ray dvd player was manufactured before 2009 or cannot be upgraded with software or firmware. They don’t mention this prior to purchase. There is a little note “inside” of the packaging warning you, “It is possible that this blu ray disc was manufactured after your blu ray disc player. To ensure the best possible viewing experience, your blu ray disc player may need firmware or software update. Please consult your hardware manufacturer’s website for the latest firmware or software version and, IF an upgrade is available, we suggest that you follow its installation instructions. Sure enough, they won’t play on my dvd player.

    I check on-line and my Sony Blu Ray does not currently have updates available. Imagine that, now I have a set of dvds that I can’t watch!!!
    Rating: 1 / 5

  5. First off, don’t even try to compare this to Allen Ball’s groundbreaking first series, SIX FEET UNDER – the acting and writing of which was shoulder-to-shoulder with the SOPRANOS and made HBO what it was at its peak. If “SIX FEET” was a prime rib then this is cotton candy. And yet when you get past the shaky first 3-4 episodes it is absolutely a guilty pleasure.

    I am not crazy about the casting Paquin as Sookie. She didn’t deserve the roll, let alone the Emmy she got for it. I don’t get HBO’s love affair with her. Her accent is annoying and she is so clearly “acting”. To add to the over-wrought awkward performances is her brother, Ryan Kwantan (who was clearly hired because of how he looks with his shirt off and not because of his acting…eeek) and Bill the Vampire who sounds like Elvis when he says “Aww Sookie” Most of the supporting players also look like they’re trying WAY too hard to appear southern or the clichet version of “gay” but end up coming off as plastic pretty people.

    I love Vampire anything and while this show definitely feeds that monkey, I still wish it could be even be darker with more poetry and less camp. Ball’s use of the Vampire as an allegory for gay-tolerance is both brilliant in its concept and clunky in its execution. I was very excited to see this show and like many of my friends was disappointed.

    As I continued to watch each week, I found some things very entertaining in the series, long after my friends had written it off as mere cheese. Funny how TRUE BLOOD got a second season ONLY 2 episodes into the first season which I believe happened because HBO needed a hit show so badly (and NEEDS Allen Ball) that they were going to give it a second season despite its obvious growing pains. We’ll see if HBO’s unconditional love for Ball pays off in season 2. I ultimately, think that HBO should hold all of its shows to the highest standard like it used to (when it HAD shows:-(

    As I said, TRUBLOOD is junk food, a guilty pleasure and though mostly fun to watch, it isn’t really as aware as it thinks it is.
    Rating: 3 / 5

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