Sunday, October 26, 2008

What I'm Watching: True Blood

True Blood: Season 1, Episode 7 "Burning House of Love" (B)

I understand the desire to position Bill as the good vampire and therefore to have the other three be the really evil ones, but their presence to me often offsets the terrific tone of this show. Bill's interactions with everyone are interesting enough, that the need for these uber-villains just isn't quite there. I'm sure that Bill isn't dead since he really is the central character of the show. I'm amazed by Sookie's fascination with Bill and her desire to sleep in the coffin with him (his response is also so terrific and as usual deadpan). This episode does provide one of the best Jason plotlines to date, having him try to get into the vampire bar only to be recognized as Sookie's brother, and then running into Lizzy Caplan of all people (I knew it was her!), who really is a terrific actress and is superbly awesome on this show. I hope she sticks around for a while.

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