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True Blood Season 3 DVD Review

Hey Eric & Sookie Lovers! :)

The True Blood Season 3 DVD will be released on Monday, May 23rd in most places! There are some DVD reviews we’d like to share with you! :D

This one is from SFX: Let’s Talk Sci-Fi!

Remember this? Russell, takes on an archor person job after killing his predecessor during a live news broadcast! "Back to you, Tiffany!"

Release Date: 23 May
2010 * 18 * 645 minutes * £39.99 (DVD)/£49.99 (Blu-ray)
Distributor: HBO Home Entertainment
Creator: Alan Ball
Cast: Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Sam Trammell, Alexander Skarsgård, Ryan Kwanten, Marshall Allman, Rutina Wesley

The show that would’ve given Mary Whitehouse the screaming collywobbles sashays into its third season without even pausing to take a breath, picking up right where it left off, with Sookie accepting Bill’s proposal but then finding herself mysteriously bereft of her vampire suitor. The fact that True Blood spends a good chunk of this year focusing on its two leads living separate lives (he’s been kidnapped; she’s looking for him) actually does it a few favours, as it frees up both characters to do lots of outrageous things with other people.

This year brings us everything from bone-breaking sex to spines being ripped out on live TV to warped drug hallucinations. Business as usual, then. The one problem with season three, however, is that there doesn’t seem to be a clear narrative arc, merely a bunch of guest stars wandering in and shaking things up a little without a Grand Plan for the regulars to rally against.

This small but vital oversight means that True Blood has now become the world’s most gruesome soap opera – but that’s not to say it isn’t fun. Denis O’Hare’s scheming vampire Russell Edgington is the sickest creation since Buffy’s Drusilla; a pack of werewolves add much-needed bite (er, sorry); Eric and Pam prove they should have a show of their own; and the sex, language, wisecracks and relationships are as entertaining as ever. Feel bad for Rutina Wesley’s Tara, however, who has nothing to do this year except wail and cry, and Sam Merlotte’s new-found family grate even more than they’re supposed to.

Soap opera or not, though, the shocks are what make True Blood the most-talked-about show on TV today, and because they’re still coming thick, fast and bloody, it’s difficult to complain. Long may Bon Temps gross us out.


Six commentaries from a multitude of cast and crew. Minisodes, episode post-mortems and an “Anatomy Of A Scene” (from episode two) add further value, while the inclusion of Snoop Dogg’s “Oh Sookie” video shows this isn’t a box set that’s taking itself seriously. The Blu-ray adds a few more bits’n’bobs, although most of them are rather superfluous preview and recap kinds of thing. Jayne Nelson

About Erika

The owner/administrator of Eric & Sookie Lovers and All About Vikings. A writer, blogger and avid reader. Favorite shows and books include; True Blood, The Vampire Diaries, Sons of Anarchy, the Black Dagger Brotherhood, the Night Huntress series, Once Upon A Time, Vikings and Game of Thrones. Motto is: KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid)! Most people tell me I have a way with words. My second language is "sarcasm". Hope you enjoy your visit!

One comment on “True Blood Season 3 DVD Review

  1. Loved Season 3, loved the storylines.
    Loved King Of Mississippi,Russell Edgington~even if he’s crazy as all batshit
    but he was such a delishoulsy evil scene stealer it was hard not to love him!.
    Glad that William Thomas Compton was “outed by his rival/boss” ~ I even
    said “Thank you Eric !” when he told Sookie what Bill had done in Season 1.
    glad that the Magister is no longer in the Picture.
    Looking foward to Season 4 and seeing what’s up in Bon Temp’s.

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