True Blood - The Complete First Season (DVD, 2009, 5-Disc Set)
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- laureneliz1221Feb 3, 2010by
I was hesitant to watch True Blood because of all the current teen vampire hype, but because I was a Six Feet Under fan, I gave Allan Ball's next effort a chance. After the first episode I was hooked; the characters are all complex, the storyline intricate (even I didn't see the end of the season coming!) and above all, they get their vampire facts straight. They burn in the sun and actually feed on humans, and must abide by a strict vampire code. Anna Paquin is so endearing as mind-reading waitress Sookie Stackhouse, who is loving but level-headed in a world where vampires enter society. Stephen Moyer is romantic but not oversexed as vampire Bill Compton, who keeps to Civil War courting etiquette and separates himself from his murderous peers. And all set in a small town in Louisiana, this show sheds a believable light on the vampire myth. Just watch the first episode and you will end up buying the season!Read full review
- kra-zkollectorOct 19, 2009by
True Blood...The First Season
- marksal2Jul 8, 2015by
This series has been one of my favorite show on TV. Love the cast, the writing and the entire crew who worked so hard to bring us a powerful, exciting story of love, of hate and of terror. Great series.
- xsimply_just_me...Oct 20, 2009by
"Thou Shall Not Crave Thy Neighbour."
True Blood ponders the question: Why do good girls fall for bad boys? Alan Ball is perhaps best known for his originality and aesthetics in writing the Academy-Award-winning screenplay for American Beauty, and for creating the HBO television show Six Feet Under. Based on Charlaine Harris's Sookie Stackhouse series, Ball's new HBO series, True Blood (which recently premiered on HBO on September 7, 2008), is another good reason to own a television these days. Set in Bon Temps, Louisiana, the Southern Vampire television series tells the gothic love story of Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin), a telepathic waitress, who falls in love with the town vampire, Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer). Sookie is a virgin, "cursed" with the ability to hear people's thoughts. Bill is a 173-year-old vampire who, despite his Southern charms, has only one thing on his mind when it comes to Sookie. Meanwhile, as religious leaders and government officials debate the safety issues surrounding the co-existence of vampires and humans, "Bad Things" (as the show's theme song suggests) are happening to the residents of Bon Temps. The show's soundtrack (by Gary Calamar) is equal parts "swampy, bluesy and spooky." Ryan Kwanten plays Sookie's brother, Jason Stackhouse, a sex addict who is also addicted to "V" (vampire blood) for its viagra-ecstasy-like effects. William Sanderson and Chris Bauer play the small town's rather inept investigating law enforcement officers. Much like Six Feet Under, True Blood reveals Alan Ball's genius for original storytelling. True Blood is not only television with fangs, it is television at its bloody best.Read full review
- awahl813Jan 26, 2015by
Season One of Trueblood offers an interesting take on vampires and other mythical beasts. It was action packed and easy to follow. I would recommend to anyone!