THE PLOT THUS FAR
Telepathic waitress Sookie Stackhouse encounters a strange new supernatural world when she meets the mysterious Bill, a southern Louisiana gentleman and vampire.
WHAT WE THOUGHT
“True Blood” enters its sixth season in an attempt to build this thing to a close. The Louisiana governor is tired of the vampire crap. He’s cutting off the supply of True Blood, turning over anti-vamp weapons to authorities and forcing captured ghouls onto internment camps. If you’ve read any sort of junk vampire novel over the last 20 years, it’s fairly typical. But, I love that HBO is finally embracing the roots of this stuff rather than turning it into even more Vampire softcore porn. Don’t even get me started on all of that fairy business that went nowhere. Even Rutger Hauer can’t make me give a shit about that.
The push to give the vampires some real stakes is needed. Bill has new powers following his resurrection, while Sookie finds her parents’ killer. Everything keeps building and building, until you realize that Michelle’s black friend from “Full House” grew up nicely. I wish we had some sort of fulfilling resolution, but I can’t even say that I remained a fan of the show. It’s interesting nothing to keep your focus, but there’s nothing there demanding that you watch. People tend to forget that was the case with a lot of HBO before David Chase shined his light upon premium cable. Stay for the character actors, but try to avoid the forced melodrama that envelopes it.
The DVD comes with brief featurette clips, commentaries and previews as the special features. The DVD doesn’t get the Ultraviolet copies or anything else that the Blu-Ray gets as exclusives. Hell, the A/V Quality is a marked disappointment over the HD presentation. The Dolby 5.1 track is lossy too. Pick up the DVD, only if you don’t have the means for the Blu-Ray.
RELEASE DATE: 06/03/2014