We’ve got a big treat for you today, folks, as the crew out at new contact HBO sent us out an advance copy of True Blood: The Complete Third Season for us to review, and I’ll tell you this: if you can’t get enough vampires, Louisiana, or Sookie Stackhouse, then you’re absolutely going to love this when it hits shelves May 31st.
True Blood: The Complete Third Season takes us back down to the bayou for more fun with vampires. But this time, we’re not going to be so focused on Sookie and Bill, but rather a much broader picture of things, as the vamp-blood trade gets more involved, the King of Mississippi make his appearance, werewolves get into the picture, the supernaturals are a little less involved, and we’ll finally find out just who it is that Sookie Stackhouse is sharing genes with. So if you’re a True Blood fan, it’s going to be a big season for you.
And even if you’ve already seen it, well, that’s all the more reason for you to have it all in one place.
Assuming you haven’t seen True Blood yet, well, this is not the place you’ll want to start. You’re going to be abjectly lost by the end of things if you don’t have a good idea of what’s going on going in. But, if you have at least some idea of what’s going on, you’re going to have a grand old time here, make no mistake about that.
But be forewarned, this is an HBO series, which means a lot of the traditional defenses you might expect from a television series. There will be nudity in both directions, profanities of every description, and lots and lots of blood.
And if you can get around the…enhanced…content, you’ll get a surprisingly deep, surprisingly involved vampire story that runs the gamut from romance to action to even a bit of comedy, and that makes this one something really impressive and downright fun to watch. It really blew my mind, because I’ve never been much of a one for vampire stories. And yet, this one is actually pretty good, despite the fact that it’s absolutely thick with Ventrue-style vampires that normally irk me. Maybe it’s the environment, maybe it’s the comedy thrown in, but either way, I like True Blood.
The Screenhead Ten Scale, in turn, gives True Blood: The Complete Third Season an eight out of ten. It’s fine stuff, though you’ll have to have some love for the horror genre to really get anywhere with it, and you’ll need to start from the beginning to get the most out of it, but still, for those willing to take the ride, you’ll find a very welcome treat in this package.