Friday, September 14, 2012
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True Blood Season 5
Season Start June 10, 2012
Season Finale August 26, 2012
Ratings: ★ ★ ★ ★
True Blood Seasons 1-4 are loosely based on Charlaine Harris' The Southern Vampire Mysteries a.k.a. Sookie Stackhouse Novels. Season 4 is based on the 4th book, Dead To The World - witches.
"When telepathic cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse sees a naked man on the side of the road, she doesn't just drive on by. Turns out the poor thing hasn't a clue who-or what-he is, but Sookie knows. It's the vampire Eric Northman-but now he's a kinder, gentler Eric. And a very frightened Eric, because it soon becomes obvious that whoever took his memory now wants his life." - Amazon
When HBO aired Season 5, I've read somewhere that TB would still be following the 5th book which is Dead As A Doornail.
"Small-town cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse has had more than her share of experience with the supernatural—but now it’s really hitting close to home. When Sookie sees her brother Jason’s eyes start to change, she knows he’s about to turn into a were-panther for the first time—a transformation he embraces more readily than most shapeshifters she knows. But her concern becomes cold fear when a sniper sets his deadly sights on the local changeling population, and Jason’s new panther brethren suspect he may be the shooter. Now, Sookie has until the next full moon to find out who’s behind the attacks—unless the killer decides to find her first…" - Goodreads
I don't think so.... Jason didn't turn into a were-panther, no Calvin, leader of the were-panthers, much to my disappointment, no Quinn, the were-tiger! I was really looking forward to seeing Quinn, Sookie's new boyfriend and was even telling my brother every week to wait as he should be in this season. But no - they didn't have Quinn and all the were's story, also didn't have Selah Pumphrey, Bill's new girlfriend. Therefore season 5 is definitely not based on Dead As A Doornail, especially after watching the last episode! What was that!??!
Season 5 is all about human - vampire politics, there's so much things going on that are not in the books at all. Like Bill being the current head of the vamps. . . . . in the book, Bill is portrayed as a very softy caring vamp while in the TV series, he is a strong big BAD vamp, became the king of some area while Eric is mostly behind Bill. Weird, huh? Bill stronger than Eric? Hmmm...
Hoyt - Jessica - Jason. Oh Hoyt's leaving Bon Temps to start a new life. . . . far from Jessica and his best friend, Jason. I wanna say something more about that episode but I don't want to give out too much info/spoilers. Let's just say that episode made me cry and still thinking about it days after watching it. Awww. I love you Hoyt!
Honestly, I'm not really sure how I feel about the whole True Blood thing-y. I love True Blood, I am very much addicted to watching it but somehow there's too much disappointment about where the story is heading. Well I guess maybe I have to accept now that Alan Ball is not Charlaine Harris. He also added a story about a certain M. Warlow - an unknown vampire who killed Sookie's parents. Apparently, M. Warlow owns Sookie. Who is he and why Sookie's parents (or grand daddy - oh I forgot) made an agreement to give him Sookie - that's gonna be in season 6, definitely no longer part of the Sookie books.
So you guys buying True Blood DVD - accept now that this season is no longer based on Sookie books or else prepare to be disappointed.