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True Blood - Season 7 [DVD] [2014]
True Blood - Season 7 [DVD] [2014]
Dvd ~ Alexander Skarsgaard
Price: £13.50

15 of 19 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Almost True To The End, 24 Oct. 2014
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I have been a longtime fan of True Blood and although the previous six seasons have cemented the show as one of my all-time favourite series, I have to say this seventh and final run left me feeling pretty underwhelmed.
This was by far the weakest season of the show and was maddening to watch at times.
Firstly, the writing declined in quality pretty drastically. To be honest, this year, it mostly just felt like the writers were just throwing things at the wall to see what would stick. Plots were cut off abruptly, romantic relationships were torturously forced and some characters were either ignored or killed off in the most unsatisfactory ways imaginable. One death in particular was so poorly handled it left me in disbelief. (People who have seen this season know exactly who I mean). The Hep-V infected vampire threat introduced last year seemed like an exciting endgame but that was swept out of the way pretty early on. After that, well...not much.
And that was the main problem this year, it all became, well... a little boring. I mean, The plot was already minimal but is drawn out to excruciating lengths. It makes you wonder why this season was 10 episodes instead of 5. Some of the later episodes consist of literally nothing other than talking and it just feels like there's too much time spent treading water waiting for something to happen.
However, this season is not a complete lost cause. There were still a few great moments (a lot of them from Eric and Pam) and overall, I'm good with where most of the characters ended up. You could see time was taken to give everyone closure in their respective arcs. And even though, it didn't quite work at times, I like that they tried to take a deeper look inside the characters.
A lot of people also found romance. And though some relationships were rushed, it was fun to see others develop (particularly with Lafayette and Arlene)
In the end, although there were some highlights, this last series is a shadow of the show True Blood once was.

True Blood - Season 6 [DVD] [2014]
True Blood - Season 6 [DVD] [2014]
Dvd ~ Alexander Skarsgaard
Price: £13.50

10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Season 6: Humans vs Vampires!, 28 May 2014
This latest season of the HBO hit show has proven to be fairly polarising. Some think the show has now officially jumped the shark, perhaps blaming Alan Ball's exit. Many others like myself think the show has bounced back from a slightly messy fifth season.
I think there are a few things that have helped return the show to form. First off, the reduced number of episodes may sound like a bad thing but actually helps to move things along at a much quicker and satisfying pace. Secondly, there has been a much needed streamlining of stories. I think in the past True Blood has struggled with a bloated cast and while characters should be developed, not every citizen in Bon Temps needs a major life-changing storyline. Most characters this year are involved in the main 'Vamp Camp' storyline which is exciting and feels like its harking back to the shows earlier seasons with an emphasis on the conflict between humans and vampires. It also leads to the return of Anna Camp as Sarah Newlin who steals the show for me!
Finally and most importantly, there is a heightened sense of drama and suspense. This time, you really felt everyone was in danger and a lot of characters met some equally heartbreaking and gruesome ends. This leads to some incredible performances from the cast. The season ends on a big cliffhanger (or two) that will leave you dying to see what happens.
To sum up this was a superb penultimate season that left me really excited for the seventh and final series.

30 Rock - Season 7 [DVD]
30 Rock - Season 7 [DVD]
Dvd ~ Tina Fey
Price: £11.27

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Goodbye Liz Lemon!, 21 Feb. 2014
This review is from: 30 Rock - Season 7 [DVD] (DVD)
30 Rock is a criminally underrated show in the UK. After a painfully long wait for news of a DVD, I eventually watched the last series on Netflix. It's been one of my favourite shows for years and I'm relieved to say the seventh season didn't disappoint. The final 13 episodes are over all too quickly but make for a very fitting ending. As usual, there are countless laugh out loud moments but also there's a clear focus about where all the characters are headed. There's some emotional stuff here too as it's nice to see Liz and Jack go through in their lives but it never makes the mistake of being overly sentimental. The best episodes for me are Game Over and the series finale. Jenna, Tracy and Kenneth are also incredible but Jane Krakowski in particular is hilarious.
Overall, Tina Fey and co. did a great job and Season 7 is the perfect way to wrap up.

True Blood - Season 5 [DVD]
True Blood - Season 5 [DVD]
Offered by Bundles Paradise
Price: £15.95

8 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Still got some bite!, 20 Aug. 2013
This review is from: True Blood - Season 5 [DVD] (DVD)
I have been a huge fan of True Blood since the beginning and can quite easily say there are few shows as addictive as this one. The main story arc in the fifth season explores the Vampire Authority, a secret governing body who all vamps answer to. You get to learn a lot more about their religion and poltics. Other storylines this season include Tara being reborn as a vampire, Terry having to confront his past, Sam and Luna uncovering a group of shifter killers, Alcide meeting a new pack, Jessica being caught in a love triangle and Sookie and Jason discovering secrets about their family. While I still enjoyed this season, It's not as strong as the past four. There's just a little too much going on. While some storylines work , others feel a little long winded( e.g. The ifrit plot). The Authority/ Lilith arc Is quite entertaining albeit a little complex at times. There are some good new characters like Eric's sister Nora, Rosalyn and Roman (who is very underused) but the best part of this is the return of Russell Edgington who really mixes things up! For me, the best scenes are with Tara and Pam. You get to see her backstory with Eric and she has some hysterical one liners. As for Tara, she is a much better character for being a vampire as the eternal victim thing was wearing a bit thin. Sookie is a little disconnected from things for a while which is a bit strange as she is meant to be the lead character. Also, Lafayette gets the short straw this time round as he isn't given a lot to do. It all culminates in a bloody, thrilling climax at Authority HQ where most characters find themselves in the end. All in all it is a solid season which leads directly into Season 6. For those of you who haven't seen the sixth season yet here in the UK, it's worth the wait as its one of the best runs in a while!

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