Enter the werewolves! The baddies for this season are the ol’ lycanthropes. Fortunately, True Blood doesn’t do werewolves in the same old corny fashion as other franchises: instead, they use real wolves in the filming and mix the storyline with Nazi-era mythos. Howlingly good stuff.
The second episode is up to snuff, for sure, but the first was a bit hectic and lacking in full character moments. The first episode was just too piecemeal, as if the writers were worried about the short attention spans of audiences. But they should have the courage of their convictions: True Blood is a hit because it’s quirky, adult and thought-provoking. And True Blood audiences are smarter than the average, I suspect.
There are some great sub-plots. Jessica has accidentally killed a date and doesn’t know how to dispose of the body. Lots of comedy with a chain-saw. Lafayette is back to his camp best saving everyone’s booty. And Sam tracks down his original family and finds out about his shifter past…
What do you mean you haven’t even seen the first series! Get with the programme!