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True Blood: The Complete Second Season

The complete second season of the popular HBO series based on the Sookie Stackhouse books.

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A Season in Review: True Blood Season 2

  • Sep 16, 2009
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There is no doubt that True Blood has won the hearts (no pun intended) of America.  In its second season on the air, the awesome vampire drama is the best thing HBO has had to offer in that category since The SopranosWhile True Blood was still highly entertaining and left you at the edge of your seat after each episode, its sophomore season left me just a little disappointed as I felt it lacked some of its umph from last season.  With a great start to the season, True Blood slowly got off pace near the end, with a mediocre season finale that did not leave me going, "What the Hell just happened?"  Not to say that True Blood season 2 wasn't good; I thought it was pretty good, just not at its best.

 

My biggest problem with Season 2 was, for most of the season, the stories seemed to be one giant cluster-fuck on screen, there just seemed to be to much going on.  What enthralled me into season 1 so much was that it seemed to stick with one main story.  For season 2, we had the situation with the Fellowship of the Sun, we had Maryann taking over Bon Temps, we had Lafayette going through Post Traumatic Stress; do you see where I am going with this?  It was just to much.  To be honest, the main aspect of True Blood that attracts me is the vampires and season 2 would have gone from good to great if it had stuck with the main story of Godric and the situation with the Fellowship of the Sun.  I was also very disappointed with how the finale did a very quick wrap up of the Maryann situation, leaving most of the episode as a setup for Season 3.  Don't get me started on Jason Stackhouse...

 

Like I said, I did like Season 2.  The massive amount of new Vampire lore we learned about this season is what kept me coming back for more.  I thought that Godric was a truly fascinating character and I only wish we got to see more of him.  The fact that he had been a vampire for so long that he basically started thinking like a human again was very intriguing.  By far the most entertaining part of season 2 as a whole was Eric Northman.  Eric might be one of the best written characters on TV in the past decade.  He's a Vampire who loves being a Vampire and the way in which that comes across on screen is both fascinating and funny as hell to watch.  He's sly, He's manipulative and knows how to make anyone his bitch.  What's great on top of all that is that you get to see a side of Eric which is emotional and loving when it comes to his maker Godric.  Did I mention that he's hot (you know you love him ladies and dudes!)?

Overall, a very entertaining and fun season, but a bit of a let down near the end.  I think the Maryann story arc could have ended a little earlier in the season, leaving room for more Vampire lore and character growth with the awesome Vampire Queen Sophie-Anne LeClerq played by the beautiful Evan Rachel Wood.  I really like the idea that the Vampries have a little mafia going, it's a great potential story arc.  While I wasn't left going "OH MY GOD! OH MY GOD!" after the season finale, I am still extremely excited about True Blood's third season.  There is no doubt that the show is here to stay for a while with more Sookie, more Bill and more Eric.  Again, good, but not great 3/5!

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September 16, 2009
Your review was spot on! I agree with everything (if you read my review you will see) you wrote. The only thing I might add that after having been exposed to Gadrick I was very disappointed at what a slimy character the Queen was. There was nothing "Queenly" about her. The last 15 minutes of the finale seemed to be closer what we saw in season 1 (remember Bill getting kidnapped in the first episode by the blood merchants). I have a feeling that Season three will have Bill being held captive somewhere and Sookie needing to call on Eric for help (there was a hint at the end there that Eric might have been involved in Bill's abduction). Hopefully, season 3 can go back to being just about vampires but I know there were a few references to werewolves during this season.
 
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Quick Tip by . December 10, 2010
I was genuinely and pleasantly surprised by the second season of True Blood. While the series does get sillier and more over-the-top with the introduction of other supernatural beings, it manages to ground the storylines in human (figuratively speaking) drama. My main issue with season two is the story arc about Maryann, which I felt was never believable and her character and the developments surrounding her were just too distancing from Bill and Sookie's relationship and the civil rights issues.   …
review by . September 28, 2010
I liked True Blood: The Complete Second Season (HBO Series)  a lot more than the first season. There was more action and the plot was intense. I'm ready for season 3 now:)
Quick Tip by . August 11, 2010
With the exception of the whole Mary Ann subplot it was a welcome diversion.
Quick Tip by . June 22, 2010
True Blood Season One is like the cake. True Blood Season Two is the delicious icing on that cake! You must see Season One before Season Two or you wont understand the storyline. BTW...Season Three is AMAZING!
review by . January 27, 2010
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"True Blood", Season2    Sookie's Back    Amos Lassen    I do not know why but I am completely addicted to "True Blood". Season 1 was wonderful and I guess I have watched three or four times. Season 2 just does not add up to season 1. At times it gets a bit boring and this is probably because they decided to veer from the books and flesh out the characters. I found that several of the episodes tended to drag but it regained momentum toward …
review by . January 27, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
"True Blood", Season2    Sookie's Back    Amos Lassen    I do not know why but I am completely addicted to "True Blood". Season 1 was wonderful and I guess I have watched three or four times. Season 2 just does not add up to season 1. At times it gets a bit boring and this is probably because they decided to veer from the books and flesh out the characters. I found that several of the episodes tended to drag but it regained momentum toward …
review by . September 14, 2009
   The first season of True Blood hooked me from the start and made me excited to watch a vampire based tv series for the first time since Dark Shadows went off the air in1971.  I looked forward to a an equally enjoyable second season and was greatly disappointed.  The first season had stuck with a few main topics (vampires fighting for equal rights, Sookie's personal issues and the murder mystery).  The second season lost me from the first episode.  As the weeks went …
Quick Tip by . September 14, 2009
So glad to see Mary Ann finally killed off! Now we can get back to the really story right?
Quick Tip by . September 14, 2009
what a HUGE let down after a stellar season 1. hmph.
Quick Tip by . September 02, 2009
It is a chore getting through season 2 . Gadrick was great and the Queen is annoying. Pretty obvious how Maryann will be defeated
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True Blood's second season premiered on June 14th 2009.

Season two focused heavily on the relationship between Sookie Stackhouse and her vampire boyfriend Bill.  The anti-vampire church, The Fellowship of the Sun was one of the major plots during the season as well.  Maryann Forrester was one of the bigger stories for season 2, as she takes over the town of Bon Temps.
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Tv Shows, Horror, Fantasy, True Blood, Sookie Stackhouse, Southern Vampire Mysteries, Alan Ball, Anna Paquin, Rutina Wesley, Eric Northman, True Blood Season 2, Stephen Moyer, Sam Trammell, Tara Thornton, True Blood Season 3 Spoilers, Bill Compton, Nelsan Ellis, Lafayette Reynolds, Alexander Skaarsgard, True Blood Season 1, Sam Merlotte

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Premiere Date: June 14, 2009
Genre: Mystery & Suspense
Studio: Home Box Office (HBO)
Original Air Date: June 14, 2009 - September 13, 2009
DVD Release Date: May 25, 2010
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