My True Blood adventures continue over at Badass Digest. Here’s a snippet from my latest episode review.
What a hot, bloody mess! Is it me or is True Blood feeling more erratic and lifeless than ever? I’m not ready to give up on the show just yet, but this follow-up to last week’s passable Season 5 premiere just didn’t grab me. Correction: The parts not featuring the newly vamped (and delightfully dandy) Rev. Steve Newlin didn’t grab me.
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As I mentioned earlier, I’m covering True Blood for Badass Digest this summer. (I don’t lie, boo.) Here’s a bit from my first episode review:
Welcome back to the hot, sticky, blood-soaked devil’s playground of Bon Temps, Louisiana, ya’ll. Can you taste the bacon grease?
It’s been a whole year since we last visited this swampy southern ghetto, where Sookie Stackhouse and her entourage of bloodsuckers, shapeshifters, werewolves and other supernatural beasties love to wreak havoc. And after the hot, tedious mess that was Season 4, I’m genuinely surprised that you decided to join us for another summer of True Blood. Surprised, but deeply delighted, of course. So now that we’re all here, let’s talk about this wacky Season 5 premiere.
Read the rest of my True Blood Premiere Review @ Badass Digest.
I’ll be reviewing HBO’s True Blood this season for Badass Digest. Excitement!
I appreciate the show’s fierce commitment to over-the-top blood-soaked Southern goth/fairy sex insanity, but I gotta be honest here: The real reason I campaigned to cover True Blood this season was to write about Christopher Meloni’s turn as a badass black-cloaked vampire who calls himself “The Authority” (Do ya feel the menace?).
OK, maybe Meloni’s not the only reason I want to write about True Blood this season. According to reports, this will be the final season spearheaded by show creator Alan Ball, which means the show could possibly start moving in a different direction as Season 5 progresses and the new showrunners start to influence things. I like change, and I love watching TV shows evolve over the years (for better or worse). It’ll be fun to follow the show this year to see what new tricks it has in store for us and how it plans keep us hooked for Season 6.
So join me @ Badass Digest every week after True Blood Season 5 premieres on June 10. It’ll be fun. And probably a little dirty.