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True Blood: The Complete First Season
DVD 
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Alan Ball's True Blood series works well for television, as it has enough sensationalism to tantalize and enough story girth to make the viewer care about the characters. That one can finally invest emotion into monsters, including an undead Civil War victim, a transformer who can shapeshift into various animals, and a female mind reader, speaks volumes about America's willingness to accept fantasy. Adapted from Charlaine Harris' Sookie Stackhouse novels, True Blood thrills because of it's equal blend in each episode of erotica, humor, tragedy, mystery, and fantasy.

Set in a rural, swampy Louisiana parrish, the show centers around Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) and her clan, sweet grandmother Adele (Lois Smith) and air-headed brother Jason (Ryan Kwanten). Illicit love is spawned early on, when Sookie saves vampire Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer) from having his blood stolen in the parking lot of Merlotte's diner, owned by Sam Merlotte (Sam Trammell) who completes what will form a complex love triangle. As tensions between Sookie's suitors loosen or tighten, many side plots, such as her African American best friend Tara's (Rutina Wesley) struggle with an alcoholic, Bible-thumping mother and her brother's dangerous crush on drug addicted hippie, Amy Burley (Lizzy Caplan), keep one wondering who will succeed in this podunk place. The main tension throughout, however, is a race war waged between vampires and humans. As murders of "fang bangers" occur (human girls who let vampires bite them) and dumb policeman Andy Bellefleur (Chris Bauer) fails to find clues, one sees the metaphorical implications of vampirism and feels deeper resonance with what can be a downright trashy show.

Title: True Blood: The Complete First Season
Genre: Television
Starring: True Blood, Anna Paquin, William Sanderson
Studio: Hbo Home Video
Attributes: Boxed Set, Repackaged, 5PC
Release Date: 6/30/2015
Original Year: 2008
Product Type: DVD
UPC: 883929476756
Item #: 1478411X

Closed Caption: Yes
Street Date: 6/30/2015

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