I know we’re only two episodes in, but I’m loving the new season of True Blood so far.
As someone who owns, and has read all the Southern Vampire Mysteries books, I can confidently say that the HBO series is significantly better than the books. There are, of course, some digressions and cast choices with which I disagree. (How exasperating was the Maryann plotline last season? Nevermind the piss-poor choice of casting Evan Rachel Wood as Sophie Anne.) But as a whole, the series is a typical Alan Ball hit: dark yet humorous, unexpected, and quite addicting.
While the first season of the television show was almost exactly like the first book, I was glad to see that the show started deviating from the books last season and left the fans guessing. And if last night’s episode was any indication of things to come, we will have an action-packed third season that will combine elements from several of the books.
To finish my short accolade to my favorite summer television series, I’ve decided to share with you my favorite 12 seconds from yesterday’s episode:
I think I can listen to Bill saying “Sookie…” over and over again. And Anna Paquin does a terrific job of reproducing that drawl — don’t you agree?
Are any of my readers a fan of True Blood? What do you think of the new season?