Monday, August 9, 2010

Seeing Red: Does 'True Blood' Have Too Much Blood in Season Three?

Pop-Ed: 'True Blood' fans can remember back to that first season when a campy gem was born. The fangs were shorter -- almost Ricky Gervais-sized -- while plots focused around the social strife and political tensions between vampires and humans, with overtones of heated 1960s race relations. We met a motley crew of characters, lovable, hated and some in-between. Alan Ball's HBO creation was funny and dark in that deep south way where danger seems to lurk behind the kudzu and Spanish Moss. Love interests, requited and not, sprouted. We marveled at the raunchy 'vamp speed sex' (a ramp up to this season's vamp speed texting!) and lurid human copulation set a standard. But gore was almost more inferred in Season One.

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4 comments:

Rheanna & Kai Man said...

The blood/gore doesn't bother me at all. In fact, I kind of enjoy it. Maybe i'm just a sick twisted individual who enjoys the more morbid things in life, but i have thoroughly enjoyed all 3 seasons of True Blood. And in my opinion, they've only gotten better with time.

TeamEricSookie said...

I don't think Season 3 of TB has had too much blood. I think it's about right. When I think of a vampire, the first thing that pops into my head is blood. I've mentioned it before...this show isn't for the faint of heart...and for prudes. LOL! =^..^=

tonilost said...

After watching Spartacus, TB and Sons of Anarchy seem mild.

Sharon said...

It's not that I think it's too bloody, it's that I don't like seeing the vampires after they feed and don't wash up. It just seems out of character when they wear great clothes and then walk around with blood smeared on their faces for long periods of time.