Season 2 of HBO’s hit series True Blood is wrapping up tonight (9PM EST/8PM CST), and what a wacky season it has been.
If you aren’t familiar with the series, it is based on a series of novels by Charlene Harris entitled The Southern Vampire Mysteries. While the television series and novels start diverting from each other in the very first episode of season 1, the core of the stories remains pretty much the same.
Sookie Stackhouse, portrayed by Anna Paquin in the series, has had telepathic abilities since childhood, and this has ostracized her from the majority of people in Bon Temps, Louisiana where she resides. A few years prior to the start of the series, vampires “came out of the coffin” due to the introduction of a synthetic blood that has been marketed under the name “Tru Blood”. No longer having to feed exclusively off of the living, the vampires finally decided it was time to merge with mainstream society.
While Sookie has desired to meet a vampire ever since they made themselves known, she had no clue how meeting Bill Compton, played by Stephen Moyer in the series, would change her life. She quickly gets entangled in the intricacies of vampire society, the power plays they make against one another and becomes romantically desired by more vampires than just Bill.
While season 1 of the series was good, season 2 has just been insane in the amount of new dangers, plot & character advancement and just a general sense that the stakes have been raised that much more. If you want to give the series a try, season 1 is out on DVD (although, always be cautious with HBO DVD sets), and episodes are also available on HBO on Demand.
Tonight is the season 2 finale, and everything points to it just being wall-to-wall insanity, and somehow I doubt we’re going to get a happy or clean ending. Below is the promo video released by HBO set to the song “Corrupt” by Depeche Mode.