epiphany_maria (epiphany_maria) wrote,

True Blood Season 1 Episode 1 Review

Strange Love

Now that was good tv. Based on the books by Charlaine Harris, this is set in a small town in America’s Deep South. The existence of vampires has been public knowledge for two years now. Sookie (Anna Paquin) is a telepathic waitress in a bar and grill. Bill is a vampire and one night he comes to Sookie’s workplace for a drink. Setting in motion a violent chain of events.

Meanwhile Sookie’s brother Jason hangs out with fangbanger Maudette and watches her freaky sex tape. Maudette is then murdered. Whodunit? A no account backwoods trash couple attack Bill and later Sookie. So this is typical steamy small town drama. With vampires.

I enjoyed this. It is faithful to half of chapter one of Harris’ first book in the series ‘Dead Until Dark’. I won’t ask how the couple subdued Bill or how vampire blood can be used as a drug. I like the fact that vampires don’t like silver. I can only remember the vampire cop show ‘Moonlight’ also using that piece of mythology.

Best Lines:
“Not after what I did for you last night in the bedroom. Which by the way was disgusting. Even though I kind of enjoyed it.”

“I feel like I’m trapped in some hillbilly’s oxycontin nightmare.”

“I’m gonna get my babydaddy who just got out of prison to come and kick your teeth in.”

“I know he’s not your daddy but your daddy does not want to live with us anymore remember?”

“Where are we going to hide the dead vampire in our trailer?”
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