Sunday, October 5, 2008

What I'm Watching: True Blood

True Blood: Season 1, Episode 4 "Escape from Dragon House" (B)

So, here's the thing with this show. For every uneven part of an episode, or aspect that doesn't work entirely well, there's something utterly incredible to make up for it. The moment I'm talking about this week is the closing scene, where Bill and Sookie get pulled over by a cop. It goes from a generic plot device that could have just been a repetitive scene of vampire discrimination. Instead the subdued Stephen Moyer turns it into something astounding. Just to watch the cop's face as Bill starts talking down to him and tells him that he's 100 years younger than him is amazing. The music here is so pitch-perfect and haunting it's hard even to describe. Watch the clip I'm talking about here if you haven't seen it. It's great. This show has a lot of promise in it, and I'm looking forward to more quality scenes like this.

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