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Best season yet (spoilers below),
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This review is from: True Blood: Season 3 (DVD)
I will admit this season had flaws. It did have too many story lines that most people didn't care about (Jason and Arlene's whole story lines for example). However, the plots that were good were really good and entertaining. The Sookie, Bill, Russell, and especially Eric and Pam stuff did not disappoint. Eric's and Russell's arcs were the best of the season. They were not only gripping but left you in agony waiting to find out what happened next. The only other downfall was the Sookie and Bill relationship got tedious being dragged out so long. Sookie began to look like a doormat, and you just wondered how far down the hole she would go. But otherwise, a very good season. If the writers would focus more on the supernatural plot lines and tie in Jason, Sam, and Tara's story lines directly with the more interesting supernatural plot they would achieve the perfect season. But I still say this is the best season because they gave more screen time to the most interesting characters and really focused on character development, which is very important and is something HBO does well and other regular cable shows often lack. Eric is the most captivating character on the show, and it was good to see his character's screen time adjusted upwards. I have read the books, but I was a show fan first and still prefer the show. The main story line is still there with changes to add drama. Hopefully Season 4 brings it and I am really looking forward to it!
Re the "trashy" criticism: The whole point of HBO is that they don't have to censor the way other shows do and it allows them to depict the sex scenes and language more realistically. Of course, this is a vampire show, so it's going to be more violent and over the top. But I don't get why anyone would watch this show expecting otherwise. If you don't like fantasy this obviously is not a show for you. T.V. shouldn't be all about reality, it's supposed to be fun and escapism, and True Blood does it in a smart way with underlying themes and messages throughout. HBO is known for pushing limits. Again, can't wait for Season 4!
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Initial post: Jan 6, 2011 7:51:12 AM PST
I have to say I agree with this poster. Season 3 was pretty good. It had numerous storylines that didn't interest me, yet some did.
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