REVIEW: TRUE BLOOD SEASON 3
OVERVIEW: With vampires, shapeshifters, and werewolves, the seductive world of True Blood® continues to grow each season, and the thrill ride continues when True Blood®: The Complete Third Season comes out on DVD, Blu-ray and digital download from HBO Home Entertainment on May 31, 2011. Streeting just weeks before the highly-anticipated fourth season premiere on HBO®, True Blood: The Complete Third Season is packaged in five-disc DVD and Blu-ray Disc sets that include all 12 episodes, along with extensive bonus materials.
Season three finds Bill kidnapped and Sookie heading to Mississippi to find him. There she becomes entangled in a world ruled by a powerful Vampire King and the werewolves who do his bidding. Meanwhile, back in Bon Temps, new threats emerge that make previous problems seem tame by comparison. Created and Executive Produced by Alan Ball (Emmy®-winning creator of HBO series Six Feet Under®), the Emmy® and Golden Globe®-winning series is based on the popular “Sookie Stackhouse” novels by Charlaine Harris.
REVIEW: True Blood is probably one of the best shows on television. However, the only problem is that every season gets a little bit weaker. Season 3 is the weakest of the lot, but regardless True Blood still makes a great show. The weak elements of Season 3 have to do with: the werewolves, Russell (The vampire King of Mississippi) and Tara. Tara hasn’t been interesting since the first season and every time she is on screen, I feel like skipping ahead to the next scene. The wolves add nothing interesting to the show and the vampire king acts like he’s part of a soap opera.
What is good about this Season is that we finally find out what Sookie is. Although they don’t make it interesting enough, it builds a good storyline for Season 4. Surprisingly, the best story line is that of Sam. I’ve been wanting to know his back story since Season 1 and here we get a chance to see it. The character of Sam is probably one of the most interesting in the show and I which they would spend more time exploring it.
Season 3 also keeps us in laughs with the dynamics of Andy and Jason. If you’ve seen Season 2, you will probably remember that these two now have a secret to keep and Jason tries to leverage of that secret to join the police department. However, Jason’s storyline take a strange path when he meets a girl who is a..
well you’ll have to see the show.
The dynamics between Eric, Bill and Russell are played well. If it weren’t for Russell’s over the top acting, I thing it would have been perfect. Eric and Bill are played to perfection by their respect actors. These two and Sookie are the heart and soul of the show. Talking about heart reminds me of Lafayette. Season’s 3 Lafayette is not the confident cocky man of Season 1. In Season 3, we see the damage that has been done to him. Lafayette is now dating a man named Jesus who might be a witch.
I definitely recommend you picked up Season 3 if you liked Season 1 and 2 and while it wasn’t the best season of the show it’s still the best thing on television.
By Brad Peterson
DVD: The Standard Definition version includes the special bonus features Anatomy of a Scene, an in-depth look at the introduction of werewolves as viewers are taken through the exciting werewolf fight in the beginning of the season; True Blood Post Mortems, end-of-episode guides for bonus helpings of True Blood; plus Snoop Dogg’s tribute music video “Oh Sookie”; and seven audio commentaries with cast and crew including Alan Ball, Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Alexander Skarsgård, Joe Manganiello, Kristin Bauer Van Straten, Denis O’Hare and more!
Dolby Digital Spanish 2.0
Subtitles - English, Spanish French
Six Audio Commentaries with cast and crew including Alan Ball, Anan Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Alexander Skarsgard, Joe Mangniello Kristin Bauer Van Straten, Denis O’Hare, and many more
Anatomy of a Scene Take an in-depth look at the introduction of werewolves, as Alan Ball and the cast and crew take us through the journey of filming the exciting werewolf fight in the beginning of the season.
True Blue Minisodes Did you ever wonder exactly how Jessica met Hank, the trucker she feeds on at the end of Season Two? Find out how, and watch more new scenes that explain the back stores you love.
True Blood Post Mortems Stick around after each episode for a bonus helping of True Blood
Snoop Dogg “Oh Sookie” Video
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