| Aug 12, 2013
| 3:50 AM
Excepting the opening scene, "Life Matters" consisted of exactly two plot lines: The resolution of Billith's vision of the vampires meeting the sun and the vampires' subsequent takeover of vamp camp, and Terry Bellefleur's funeral.
| Jul 1, 2013
| 8:22 AM
We’re almost a third of the way through Season 6 (which at 10 episodes will be "True Blood’s" shortest season yet) and after last night’s episode, I’m finally getting a clear idea of where this season is headed. While You’...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 6:03 AM
From the get-go, I've been dreading the inevitable episode where we'd spend too much time delving into this season's tiresome side plots. And after last week's high-octane romp -- complete with multiple gasp-worthy cliffhangers -- I had a feeling that...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 4:27 PM
With "Orange Is the New Black," Netflix looks like it has another hit. Or does it?
One issue with the streaming service is that no one really knows how many viewers are watching original series such as women-in-prison comedy "Orange" and the political...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 6:26 AM
Last night's episode didn't waste any time getting into it, and I'm not going to either.
What a difference a strong opening makes
Before the theme song had even played, we'd gotten a whole lot of action AND information. In rapid-fire succession, we...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 5:35 AM
"True Blood" is back, and Season 6 picks up right where Season 5 left off. We’re watching bloody Billith rise, but this time from his red-tinged perspective. I’ll be honest — I’m approaching Season 6 a little nervously. What will a...
| Dec 28, 2012
| 2:18 PM
When Alan Sepinwall was hired as a TV critic just out of college in 1996, he had no way of knowing he was about to witness “a big bang of sorts,” as he puts it in his new book "The Revolution Was Televised: The Cops, Crooks, Slingers and...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 4:52 AM
Like Pam's relations with her therapist, last night's "True Blood" was "oozy but productive" -- similar to the prior week's episode, "Dead Meat" was spent moving our characters into place for their inevitable finale showdowns.
While the writers continue...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 6:43 AM
I didn't get my wish for an hour of nonstop action. Instead, "In the Evening" was an evenly paced episode that was mostly well-spent setting up our central players, and their merging storylines, for the final three episodes of the season.
So much for...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 9:13 AM
One of my biggest "True Blood" gripes is that the origin stories behind the series’ main players, which were introduced in the show’s earliest seasons, have largely been buried in later seasons in favor of sideline characters, dead-end plot...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 6:51 AM
This week's "True Blood" gave us a major reveal, gratuitous nudity and even a vampire turning. But for all the "action" that went down last night, I'm left feeling lukewarm.
Gone are the days when I gasped at least once per episode. Instead, I find...