Saturday, June 12, 2010

‘True Blood’ returns with even more characters and freaky lines

Basically just another review for the upcoming season -BUT there are a couple of interesting goodies in there...

I’ve decided that “True Blood” is the freakiest show on TV — much freakier than “Lost,” freakier even than “Keeping Up With the Kardashians.”

But as the third season, which begins Sunday, revealed its many new features to me, I also realized that series creator Alan Ball has stepped up his game, compared to where he was at the start of the third season of his last HBO series.

That would be “Six Feet Under.” You may recall that show had a stellar first season, followed by a wobbly sophomore season, and then the wheels fell off. Like “Lost,” “Six Feet Under” eventually recovered and finished strongly.

As a graduation gift, HBO gave Ball the chance to adapt the Charlaine Harris novels about Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin), a waitress in a bayou bar who can hear people’s thoughts, set in a near-future era when vampires have “come out of the coffin” thanks to synthetic blood substitutes

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