True Blood - Season 1-4 Complete (HBO) [DVD] 
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All episodes from the first four seasons of the offbeat vampire drama adapted from Charlaine Harris's 'The Southern Vampire Mysteries' book series by writer Alan Ball. Anna Paquin stars as Sookie Stackhouse, a Louisiana waitress with telepathic powers whose life changes forever when 173-year-old vampire Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer) walks into her place of work. The episodes comprise: 'Strange Love', 'The First Taste', 'Mine', 'Escape from Dragon House', 'Sparks Fly Out', 'Cold Ground', 'Burning House of Love', 'The Fourth Man in the Fire', 'Plaisir d'Amour', 'I Don't Wanna Know', 'To Love Is to Bury', 'You'll Be the Death of Me', 'Nothing But the Blood', 'Keep This Party Going', 'Scratches', 'Shake and Fingerpop', 'Never Let Me Go', 'Hard-Hearted Hannah', 'Release Me', 'Timebomb', 'I Will Rise Up', 'New World in My View', 'Frenzy', 'Beyond Here Lies Nothin'', 'Bad Blood', 'Beautifully Broken', 'It Hurts Me Too', '9 Crimes', 'Trouble', 'I Got a Right to Sing the Blues', 'Hitting the Ground', 'Night On the Sun', 'Everything Is Broken', 'I Smell a Rat', 'Fresh Blood', 'Evil Is Going On', 'She's Not There', 'You Smell Like Dinner', 'If You Love Me, Why Am I Dyin'?', 'I'm Alive and On Fire', 'Me and the Devil', 'I Wish I Was the Moon', 'Cold Grey Light of Dawn', 'Spellbound', 'Let's Get Out of Here', 'Burning Down the House', 'Soul of Fire' and 'And When I Die'.
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Nelsan Ellis as the short order cook/drug dealer Lafayette and Stephen Moyer and Anna Paquin as the romantic leads give mesmerizing performances.
True Blood is an interesting set of stories by Faulkner, who says that the only thing really worth writing about (or thinking about, by extension) is the human heart in conflict with itself.
The Southern United States depicted in True Blood is conflict embodied--you are a supposed to be a good Christian, and follow the rules of an established society, but you live in the middle of a swamp so dense and wild that it believably could be home to minions of Satan, like vampires.
It's a lot to think about. If you are one of those artistic/professional types with too much to do, don't start watching this; it becomes an obsession.
Subsequently I have now purchased series 2 - 4 and am enjoying immersing myself into the series.
I really feel that the basis of much of the character and drama is based on the crazy teenage years... hormones flying around, absent parents, irresponsibility, the loss of rules and regulations (the local police department is laughable), drink and drugs ('V'), trusting people yet never quite knowing what they are capable of, no limits, no boundaries.... Of course it is far fetched, but there is a lot of recklessness and emotion driving the stories which makes it almost like the town that has no parents. Only poor Sam the bar owner is the closest thing to a 'responsible adult'! Great series, would heartily recommend.
The casting was nothing like the books descriptions and the story line was also unfaithful.
Don't buy it just because you like the books as dissapointment will follow.
The writing of this show is immense, the one liners and witty dialogue just works on so many levels, and the most interesting thing to me about True Blood - is that they live in mainstream society. So, instantly the "this is a secret" plotline is gone, so they have to work around that. Each charactr is layered, and so three dimensional, there are no filler characters.
Often the lead female character fails to impress in supernatural/dark/vampire type tv shows or films, but Sookie is full of spunk, attitude and determination with the sensitive site too. And the chemistry between Sookie and Bill, and Sookie and Eric is electric throughout.
Despite the fact that Charlaine Harris's books were written prior to Twilight, the best way I can describe this show is, its Twilight for Adults but 10000X times better!
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Arrived rattling ! Broken and chipped , looked like it had been dropped a lot ! Very disappointedPublished 8 months ago by Amazon Customer