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  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 7, 2008
Season #: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
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Generally favorable reviews- based on 272 Ratings

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  • Summary: Sookie seeks Eric's help after Bill is kidnapped and the vampire loans her a werewolf to help her.
  • Genre(s): Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. 100
    Eclipsing even last summer's BBQ bacchanal involving an ancient spirit, the new season feels like one big undead sex party-a kinky alternate lifestyle where vampires and monsters do the nasty (and other violent acts) in roadhouses, backrooms, backwoods and the occasional antebellum mansion.
  2. 88
    True Blood is worth the work, particularly since the main plot (Sookie's search for her kidnapped vampire lover Bill) is pretty much a self-starter.
  3. Initially, these and other fresh characters make Season 3 feel overcrowded--and we pity any new fan trying to make sense of it all. But by the middle of the second episode, the show begins to gain traction and sucks you in with its new set of tantalizing mysteries.
  4. Reviewed by: Renee Scolaro Mora
    80
    For all the politics, though, what True Blood reveals most consistently is that Arlene is right: all of them—vampire, human, and were—are enslaved in one way or another, by appetites, gifts, power, and family (or pack) bonds, intimating an uneasy commonality across races.
  5. 80
    The show, as fast-paced as ever, is crammed with subplots this season, some of which will be more engaging than others.
  6. 75
    The werewolves appear ready to supply some interesting, if rough-edged stories, but certain Season 3 plots wouldn't be missed if they faded away.
  7. That for those of you who love True Blood for its soapy mix of sex and horror--and occasional flashes of humor--nothing important is missing from the three episodes I've seen of the new season.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 37
  2. Negative: 6 out of 37
  1. Aug 12, 2010
    10
    True Blood tv show getting better & better as seasons coming along.True Blood faces very positive review from people.I mainly see the tv showTrue Blood tv show getting better & better as seasons coming along.True Blood faces very positive review from people.I mainly see the tv show online for free on iwatchtruebloodonline.com .This tv show rocks. Expand
  2. AngelM.
    Jun 13, 2010
    10
    I love this show, its so hard to resist it, and after its over, you go through withdrawals. True Blood is a drug, but a healthy one.
  3. Aug 30, 2010
    10
    The thing that makes True Blood remarkable is the energetic gulf between the supernatural and the mundane. Bon Temps is a fictional town fullyThe thing that makes True Blood remarkable is the energetic gulf between the supernatural and the mundane. Bon Temps is a fictional town fully stocked with the unremarkable and yet the characters are everything but (with only a few rare exceptions such as Marlene). It would be easy to be lulled by the background if someone's head wasn't being ripped off every few minutes. This is a town where a flamboyant, arrogant, homosexual, drug-dealing angry black man's tirade comes off as comic relief. I suppose the fact that every show begins with a woman screaming is just the writer's way of letting us know it's time to pay attention to the TV again. This excellent work functions as both social commentary and horror-fantasy of the highest order. It's as primal as Andy Bellefleur's advice to Jason Stackhouse: Dick on, conscience off. And everything IS alright! Expand
  4. Aug 19, 2014
    8
    Season three isn't quite as entertaining as season two, but it's an improvement over season one as well. Too many new characters areSeason three isn't quite as entertaining as season two, but it's an improvement over season one as well. Too many new characters are introduced and it's hard to connect with them on a personal level, unlike a majority of the others present in the show. Nonetheless, True Blood still keeps its remarkable balance between great television and shallow mediocrity tipped in its favor and the result is a rather grand spectacle of comedy, action, horror, and fantasy. Just a warning, however, that this season ends on a rather ridiculous note, but it's not a major blow to season three overall. Worth watching in my book. Expand
  5. Sep 29, 2011
    7
    When I for the first heard that there was made TV show of the Sookie Stackhouse books. I was excited, the first season was super great andWhen I for the first heard that there was made TV show of the Sookie Stackhouse books. I was excited, the first season was super great and the second was great. but now is the show is losing the freshness and the funny things of the books. I love the books, but are not following the books. It's a very disappointment. Collapse
  6. Nov 3, 2010
    5
    What a big disappointment, it was to be expected. The way season 2 ended hinted that the fantasy over the top ride was not slowing down. TheyWhat a big disappointment, it was to be expected. The way season 2 ended hinted that the fantasy over the top ride was not slowing down. They introduced way too many things and the writers now have a tough job of keeping the credibility of this show for next season. The only way they can save it is by focusing on vampires again and putting a stop on all the fantasy creatures. What drew me into this show was the notion of vampires coming out into the public light, but they lost me when they started to focus on other things. Expand
  7. Sep 6, 2010
    0
    Ugly actors, terrible show. A few of the supporting characters are worth watching but the main characters are annoying and should be eitherUgly actors, terrible show. A few of the supporting characters are worth watching but the main characters are annoying and should be either muted or avoided if you watch this show. Expand

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