"Well it's been a while but I thought it was about time I caught up with our favourite Fairy and her Vampire friends in Bon Temps! TrueBlood series 4."
Where to begin? The beginning I guess, Sookie reunites with her granddaddy Earl after setting him free from the Fairy Elders only to watch him die in a cloud of smoke. Suddenly realizing she has been away for the past 12 months, many things have changed, house re-vamp, well actually sold, family turned to law enforcement in the guize of Jason who has to deal with some issues himself, most noticeable the warepanther saga.
Fast forward to Marnie and her band of witches! This lady rocks! Missing her friend, Marnie decides to resurrect a body only things go a tad wrong? and before you know it the plot is set, with witches casting spells to bring the vampires out in the sun. Even Mikey scared the bejesus out of me.. I won't spoil the plot but let's just say "I thought Chucky was bad". Eric terrifies the town as normal, until he crosses Marnie. It's becomes difficult to even think of him as the terrifying blood sucking dude that he is, and ladies, you're going to love him even more.
Vampires, Warewolves, Witches... such threats in True Blood typically point to a mix of vulnerabilities and inspire a range of responses over politics, territories, and bodies - with sexual desire and jealousy underlying all. I can’t help but see the irony of the vampires’ concern over the necromancers, given that both groups work incessantly to control everyone else around them.
True Blood continues to offer us dark humour, neurotic and confused characters and is as sexy, dazzling and magnificent as it started out and just as you would expect from HBO it's been shot absolutely deliciously. The acting is still impressive, as an experienced viewer can see how each time a character progresses it is not without an immense struggle. Veteran actress Fiona Shaw steals almost all her scenes with an excellent performance as bitter witches Antonia and Marnie, but the at times show darkened by ununderstandable decisions from the writing staff.
Don't forget to check out the latest drink - O neg with a twist of B5 served only at Fangtasia! This box set has kept me busy over the past week with unending plots to keep us thinking, sex, drama, love triangles and power games - it's bloody good watch! (excuse the pun). Here's to series 5! can it get any better?