Luckily Blood is still buoyed by its weird, Gothic zest and the performers all operate with the same vibe of ripe sexuality and restrained camp. [4 Jul 2011, p.37]
The thrill of discovery is long gone for True Blood. But the thrill of a new season is still very much in play. The first three episode of Season 4 had just enough pulling power to keep me in the fold.
Shaw and her adherents are poised to bring some critical leavening to a series that maybe could use it. Season four still might end with the introduction of a band of lusty minotaurs or cokehead sasquatches, but, as it begins, we should be encouraged-and thanks to Shaw's boffo performance, delighted-to see True Blood thinking, even for a moment, about controlling itself.
Awards & Rankings
Generally favorable reviews- based on 182 Ratings
Aug 21, 2011I saw erics bum on trueblood tonight time to tweet about it or facebook it or tell all my girlfriends to come over so we can watch it in slowI saw erics bum on trueblood tonight time to tweet about it or facebook it or tell all my girlfriends to come over so we can watch it in slow motion i hate what the writers did to this show sookies a stuck up sweaty **** and just lost all my respect for this show !!!! I hate that theres no good story lines yinz f'd up big time but managed to make millions and millions of girls wet f*ck off get ur minds right and start making better sh*t u f*gg*ots… Full Review »
Jul 4, 2011I cried because I had no shoes....until I met a man who had to sit and watch this ridiculous crap. "If you sit here and watch this show I'llI cried because I had no shoes....until I met a man who had to sit and watch this ridiculous crap. "If you sit here and watch this show I'll give you my shoes", said the man.
"No", I replied.
"But you have no shoes!" he exclaimed.
"That is correct", I said. "And I really wish I had shoes. But not like this, man. Not like this."
Then my best friend AL wheeled up in his wheelchair. "What's this?", asked AL.
"This guy has to sit here and watch True Blood", I said.
"Oh my God!", said AL, clearly horrified. "WHY???"
"I don't know", said the man. "I just started watching it a few years ago"
"Did you ever like it?", asked AL
"The show. Did you like it. Did you ever enjoy watching True Blood"
A look of realization, then shock, then pain crossed the man's face. The agony and betrayal burned into his features. AL and I had seen this type of thing before and it never got any easier to watch.
"It will get better, won't it?" pleaded the man. "I mean, it's HBO right? It will all be ok, won't it?"
I put my arm around the man. "No, my friend", I said in a Spanish accent. "Never will it improve. It saddens me to see this happen to you, a good man. But I fear your fate is sealed".
"Why are you talking in a Spanish accent?", asked AL.
"I dunno! Hahahaha. Hey it's dollar Chalupa night , does Sharon have yoga?"
"Yeah!", said AL. "She isn't back until nine and I sure am hungry!"
"Let's go then!"
And so it came to pass that me and AL ate like, four Chalupas each and were completely stuffed and went back to my place and played Call of Duty until he had to get back to Sharon.… Full Review »