Romy Shiller

True Blood – A delicious wait – TV Review

In review, TV on September 3, 2012 at 10:25 am

My piece assumes you watch True Blood and know the characters. It is full of spoilers because I have watched the entire season and freely discuss it. You have been warned.

The True Blood finale means that I’ll have to wait many months for a new episode. Aside from Bill going over to the dark side, will Sookie be bit by Bill or that air-monster thing? At least I can watch the Emmys and hope to glimpse the stars; Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Alexander Skarsgard…

Inside TV says that it does not understand why this crowd pleaser — and superior actors like Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer — are ignored. It did get four nominations, for best craft services food or something (we’re kidding, but you get our resentment).

True Blood has 4 Emmy Nominations this year:

  • Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama – Alfre Woodard
  • Outstanding Art Direction For A Single-Camera Series – “Beautifully Broken”
  • Outstanding Makeup For A Single-Camera Series (Non-Prosthetic) – “9 Crimes”
  • Outstanding Sound Editing For A Series – “Hitting the Ground”

I am team Eric by the way.

I didn’t believe that Bill was really bad. Maybe he was faking it so that he could eventually bring the evil vamps down – wish fulfillment? He did ALMOST drink Lilith’s blood for a few episodes and he was mean to Jessica and he did come up with the idea of blowing up the True Blood factories so that vampires could feed off of humans but…

The finale did seal the deal on his descent though. I mean, he did drink the entire vial of Lilith’s blood – die, and rise as an uber-vamp. He also spurned Sookie beforehand.

There are so many yummy subplots here. There is the whole Russell was surprisingly alive-ish and wanted to walk in daylight thing. He was more powerful than many faeries combined. His true-death by Eric solved a potentially very complicated story-line. Shifters are being killed. Vampires are either main-steaming or religious. Faeries are club-fiends. Tara was made into a vampire. The wolves need a pack-leader…

I love this stuff.  Most vampires are incredibly entertaining to me – not Edward or Bella in the Twilight saga or The Vampire Diaries television show – although I would happily munch on the uber-gorgeous Ian Somerhalder. I am a fan of Anne Rice’s vampires and I proudly own the box-set of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

via Anne Rice  on Facebook: True Blood has its season finale tonight. The Newsroom comes on HBO right after. Then over on BBC America, there is Copper, the brilliant crime show set in New York in the 1860′s. Just a great night for television.

And indeed we are in a new Golden Age of Television today with some of the best mini series and series ever seen.

The Emmys are on ABC, September 23rd.

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