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They Did the Monster Mash
, September 14, 2011
This review is from: True Blood: Season 4 (Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy) (Blu-ray)
I'm a monster; you're a monster; he's a monster; she's a monster. Wouldn't you like to be a monster too? Well come on down to Bon Temps, Louisiana, y'all! You're bound to become a werewolf, witch, medium, witch doctor, ghost, shapeshifter, fairy, demon, demon baby or...hmmm what am I missing? Ah, vampire of course! That's right...by Season 4 of True Blood everyone's a monster or have partnered up with a monster or have drank monster blood or have been involved with a monster in some way, shape or form.
Season 4 begins a year after the finale of Season 3, and Bill Compton played by wooden actor Stephen Moyer has been named King Vampire of Monsterland in mostly unseen events. Sookie is gaining control of her fairy powers. A coven of witches creates chaos for the local vamps, especially Eric. Jugheaded Jason is a full-fledged sheriff's deputy and in danger of becoming a werepanther (LoL). And Sam has to deal with his brother who has gained an upper-handed shapeshifting power.
While the notion of the national (global?) rise of the monsters is really kinda of silly, as I'm tongue in cheek deliberately trying to make it sound above, I have to say that I can't resist this show. I'm completely hooked in. True Blood has "truly" glamoured me. It's very well produced and has some very cool special effects. While many of the plot lines are really hard to swallow this season and contain various inconsistencies (like why is it the vamps only have to be invited into an establishment in some cases and can barge right into others at will?), the stories and side stories are mostly fun and exciting to watch.
And I will be hooked in again in the summer of 2012 when Season 5 returns. As usual, Season 4 ended with cliffhangers for all of the main characters (and the actual or suggested return of past characters) that have you jonesing for more True Blood like a bad V addiction. So my DVR will be loyally set to record at 9 p.m. on Sunday nights when the show begins again. If you rely on the DVD releases for watching this series, and I am now glamouring you, you must immediately click Add to Cart.
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