Sunday, August 8, 2010

‘True’ love? ‘Blood’ boils with specter of Sookie-werewolf romance

Team werewolf.

As HBO’s “True Blood” reaches the midpoint of its season, this viewer wants to go on record as being totally down with the new resident furball.

Joe Manganiello as Alcide, protector to telepathic waitress Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) and occasional lycanthrope, has been the best addition to the series.

If only Sookie would notice.

Series creator and writer Alan Ball has dug a grave so deep that the Bill-Sookie romance seems doomed. Tonight’s episode (9 p.m. on HBO) marks a major turning point.

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