ONCE you’ve started watching the TV series True Blood on MAX, you’d probably be hooked until the very end.
As the First Season reached its climax last week, fans of the series can rest in peace as the Second Season kicks off its much-awaited 12-episode run tomorrow at 10pm on MAX (Astro Ch 412).
To the uninitiated, True Blood takes place in an alternate universe much like our own, where vampires have ‘come out of the coffin’.
Thanks to the invention of mass-produced synthetic blood, they no longer need humans as a nutritional source.
The sexy, funny and wildly entertaining series follows the romance between telepathic waitress, Sookie Stackhouse (Academy and Golden Globe winner Anna Paquin), and her soul mate, the 173-year-old vampire, Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer).
Other cast regulars include Ryan Kwanten as Sookie’s brother Jason, Rutina Wesley as her best friend Tara Thornton, Sam Trammell as Sookie’s good-hearted boss Sam Merlotte, Mariana Kloveno as Lorena, and Jim Parrack as Hoyt Fortenberry.
Alan Ball (creator of the Emmy-winning HBO series Six Feet Under) created and executive produces the show, which is based on the best-selling Sookie Stackhouse novels by Charlaine Harris. The first season tackles a serial killer that takes the lives of those who bond with the vampires.
Unfortunately for the Stackhouses who are seen as vampire sympathisers, Sookie’s life is threatened, her grandmother killed and Jason blamed for all the murders.
While the serial killer mystery is solved, just as things are settling down in the backwoods Louisiana town of Bon Temps, Season Two opens with yet another mysterious murder of someone close to Tara.
Meanwhile, Sookie’s relationship with Bill is tested when she learns about Jessica, and of his involvement in her uncle’s death. Other than that, Sam recalls a shape-shifting encounter he had with Maryann and Sookie’s roguish brother participates in a leadership retreat with the Fellowship of the Sun, an anti-vampire movement.
So whose body was found at the back seat of Detective Bellefleur’s car in the First Season’s finale? The answer will be revealed tomorrow!
1 The blood-red liquid that the vampires on the True Blood set drank is made of a blend of raspberry puree that leaves a stain on the lips.
2 Jessica, whom Bill turned into a vampire, was originally supposed to be in only two episodes and then possibly brought back “some day in the future,” but actress Deborah Ann Woll impressed everyone so much that the writers wrote her into more episodes in the Second Season.
3 If Ryan Kwanten had not been acting, he may have gone into human resource management or been a professional triathlete.
4 This is not Stephen Moyer’s first vampire role. He played a vampire in the six-part British TV series, Ultraviolet (1998).
5 Stephen and Anna have confirmed that they are a real-life couple and have been for nearly two years.
SOURCE: The Malay Mail
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