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An often action-packed thrill ride through the repercussions of the
previous season, the True Blood season 5 premiere presents a thoroughly
entertaining, though flawed, first installment for the series’ new
year. Picking up where the chaotic True Blood season 4 finale left,
much of the premiere follows Sookie (Anna Paquin) and friends through
the aftermath of their murderous escapades. Certainly a necessity given
the numerous cliffhangers and unfinished stories that were left from
last season, a noticeable divide presents itself in the premiere, where
tying up loose ends with some characters is juxtaposed with new,
compelling stories for others.
As Sookie and Lafayette "take care” of Watch The Expendables 2 Online Tara and Debbie, Bill (Stephen Moyer) and Eric (Alexander Skarsgard) "take care” of Nan Flanagan and the Vampire Authority, and Sam (Sam Trammell) and Alcide (Joe Manganiello) "take care” of Marcus and the pack, while Jason (Ryan Kwanten) is kicking things off with Steve Newlin (Michael McMillian) and Jessica is trying to "find” herself. Oh, and Russell Edgington (Denis O’Hare) is back. While separate and concurrent storylines aren’t inherently a poor trait, True Blood once began as a single story with many parts. Now many stories with their own individual elements muddle the narrative – each scene represents its own story with its own characters (which rarely overlap).
Watch The Expendables 2 Online Aside from this trait making True Blood a truly active viewing experience (if you want to keep up with what’s going on), the lack of fluidity amongst the series’ many storylines makes it difficult to get an overall sense of what’s actually occurring in Bon Temps. That being said, for those able to completely grasp hold of True Blood’s transition from its initial narrative to its current structuring, the season 5 premiere is a mixed bag of thoroughly enjoyable scenes and intriguing character moments. With many of the best character moments coming from the likes of Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten) and Terry (Todd Lowe), many of the other storylines present a more heightened emotional front, which can often become goofy or silly – while still remaining enjoyable.
Though teases of Russel Edgington and other impending Watch The Expendables 2 Online challenges were interspersed throughout the premiere, there isn’t really a clear sense of where True Blood is heading as the season progresses. Having screened episodes beyond the premiere, it’s fair to say that some will be surprised to see what occurs by episode four. Of course, by now, this should be no surprise for fans of True Blood. Having experienced previous seasons of Gods and witches, fans of the series should be up to speed with how the series reacts to outside entities trying to enter the story. Fortunately, True Blood season 5 appears to be trying to tell inclusive tales using many of the series’ familiar faces. While several new characters are added throughout, their inclusion feels more natural and overall advances the characters’ story nicely.