Wednesday, July 21, 2010

“True Blood” Sucker Punch: Season 3, Ep. 5

Team Talk Blood Member, Mark Blankenship nails episode 5 with this week's Sucker Punch"

This episode, “Trouble,” was kind of flawless. It may be my favorite of the entire series.

I’ve been chewing on why this television morsel tastes oh-so-sweet, and here’s what I’m thinking: It perfectly balances the multiple dichotomies of the show. Humor and terror, sweetness and cruelty, sex and romance… we get just the right amount of everything. And perhaps just as importantly, the funny moments spring from the scary ones, the cruelty springs from the sweetness. It’s much more satisfying when one element leads organically to another.

Take what happens with Eric. He starts the episode all silly-flirty with Russell and Talbot as he tries to manipulate the V situation. This leads to Talbot’s lust-face as he takes Erik on a tour of his expensive old junk, and I’ll tell you… that mess is hilarious. Theo Alexander plays his lusty antiques collector with so much verve that I want him to have his own talk show. Possibly with Mo’Nique.

Anyway, the great thing is that the tour prompts Eric’s discovery of his dead father’s viking crown. And then.. boom! We’re sucked into a somber, affecting flashback about how Mississippi Russell instructed werewolves to murder Eric’s family just so he could steal some bling.

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Rita said...

This was just a great review Mark just has a way with words and i love it.