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Dig into Season 3 of 'True Blood'

Anna Paquin and Alexander Skarsgard star in "True

Anna Paquin and Alexander Skarsgard star in "True Blood." Credit: HBO/John P. Johnson

Tune into HBO’s series "True Blood" for its third season on Sundays at 9 p.m. The new season has brought up even more unanswered questions and have dug up that many more complex characters. Also, fans may be excited to see more of Godric, the beloved and fallen vampire, who now only lives in flashbacks.

Werewolves? Even though the series seems unique with vampires openly living in society among humans, this season will be strangely similar to the "Twilight" series. You’ll notice the appearance of werewolves in the first episode, and in most of the "Twilight" series, there is plenty of that.

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The show’s creator, Alan Ball, crafted Charlaine Harris’s book series into an even more complicated and colorful world with supernatural beings and humans living among each other. 

What’s it about? Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin), a small-town waitress in Louisiana, who has the ability to hear people’s thoughts, meets Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer), a 173-year-old vampire who walks into Merlotte’s, the local diner, for a drink. And not just any drink, but a Japanese synthetic blood called TruBlood which temporarily satisfies his hunger. Sookie’s world turns upside down the closer she comes to this stranger, but because she’s unable to hear his thoughts, she dives right in.

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What’s to come (Season 3): After last season's upsetting finale, Sookie tries to persuade Eric, head vampire or "sheriff" of Louisiana, to help her find Bill after he is kidnapped by werewolves. During all of this, the rest of the residents have their own problems. Maryann left the town in shambles and with more heartache and bloodshed than before. 
Below the surface: The show's creator digs up some social commentary by exploring societal problems such as racial bigotry, religious hypocrisy and social norms. The story line asks the question: who or what should be excluded from civilization. 

So far, the season deserves a B+.

There are only 12 episodes, so it will be interesting to see how everything turns out. Definitely a show to watch this summer.  


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