True Blood-Complete 2nd Season (Blu-ray)

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When we last checked in with Sookie Stackhouse, the mystery surrounding a Bon Temps serial killer had finally been solved, to the town's infinite relief. Sookie is thrilled that her vampire soul-mate, Bill Compton, has escaped with his life (or is it death?) after coming to her daylight defense. On other fronts, Sookie's pal Tara Thornton sets down new roots with an affluent benefactor, Maryann Forrester; Sam Merlotte resolves to get in shape-shift shape after a forest foray; roguish brother Jason finds new purpose with an anti-vampire sect; and detective Andy Bellefleur licks his wounds after being proven wrong about Jason's guilt. But just as things are settling down, some deadly new twists threaten to ratchet up the saga of Sookie Stackhouse to bloody new heights!

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Studio HBO
SKU 214333207
UPC 883929089871
UPC 14 00883929089871
Format Blu-Ray DVD
Release Date 5/25/2010
Aspect Ratio
Anamorphic Widescreen  1.78:1
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Name True Blood
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Awards
Image Award (2010) Alexander Woo, Nominee, Outstanding Writing in a Dramatic Series
Golden Globe (2010) Anna Paquin, Nominee, Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama,True Blood, Nominee, Best Television Series - Drama
Screen Actors Guild (2010) Chris Bauer et, al., Nominee, Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
Golden Globe (2009) Anna Paquin, Winner, Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama,True Blood, Nominee, Best Television Series - Drama
Emmy (2009) Junie Lowry-Johnson, Libby Goldstein, Winner, Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series,Rama Allen, Nominee, Outstanding Main Title Design,Suzuki Ingerslev et, al., Nominee, Outstanding Art Direction for a Single Camera Series
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ReviewSource Variety
Review The second season of True Blood goes down smooth, representing a perfect summer concoction -- long on soapy romance, macabre intrigue, and graphic bursts of sex and violence. HBO's stab at playing to a cult audience has turned out to be perfectly timed for the pay channel, offering a lighter counterweight to the emotionally darker dramas airing elsewhere. And while the vampires-as-downtrodden-minority gay metaphor continues to resonate throughout these early episodes, exec producer Alan Ball and company have firmly established their alternate universe as its own engrossing (and occasionally gross) little world...Cast additions that came onboard as season one progressed have also shot adrenaline through Blood's veins, though the central story remains the same: The different-worlds romance between Sookie (Anna Paquin), who has the psychic ability to hear people's thoughts; and Bill (Stephen Moyer), the vampire born during the Civil War era for whom she has madly fallen, and vice versa...Their relationship is complicated, however -- and that qualifies as an enormous understatement -- by sundry outside forces, including the regional vampire leader Eric (Alexander Skarsgard), who covets Sookie's powers; and the teenage Jessica (Deborah Ann Woll), who Bill was compelled to transform into a vampire. The latter yields darkly comic results, inasmuch as petulant youth and a thirst for blood are a potentially combustible mix...Meanwhile (and there are a lot of meanwhiles), Sookie's friend Tara (Rutina Wesley) continues to fall under the spell of the mysterious Maryann (Michelle Forbes), adding a spooky "Rosemary's Baby"-type undercurrent to the proceedings; and Sookie's dimwitted brother Jason (Ryan Kwanten) experiences a religious awakening, enlisting in the vampire-hating Light of Day Institute...Fortunately, True Blood boasts several less-grisly enticements, as well as the whole women/teenagers-love-vampires fantasy that, frankly, strikes me as vaguely pathetic. Then again, there's something to be said for a series that connects with audiences on various levels --with characters both above ground and below.
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Reviewer Brian Lowry
ReviewRating 8
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No Longer Produced
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Matthew Gilber, Boston Globe Sookie remains a compelling plucky heroine, undaunted by the violent strangeness of Bill's nighttime world but still holding fast to her moral center.
Verne Gay, Newsday Silly, gross, soapy, mysterious, intriguing, exotic, erotic True Blood is fun. Even more fun this season.

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