Date/Time: Sunday, 9/8c
Starring: Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Sam Trammell, Ryan Kwanten, Rutina Wesley, Nelson Ellis
Synopsis: Scientists have found a blood synthetic that vampires can use so humans are safe and vampires can live out in the open. Not everyone buys that they won’t be attacked though, especially religious folks. A waitress, who has her own special gift of hearing everyone’s thoughts, is thrilled by a vampire that comes into her diner since his thoughts are actually closed off to her. She finds his mysteriousness sexy.
True Blood lives up to the pay channel it airs with an abundance of sex, but not a lot of blood. There is a lot of lust in the air though. I think the best scene was where Sookie, the mind reading waitress, talks with the new vampire in town, Bill, for the second time in her diner. Everyone in the entire diner is staring at them talking since not many of them are keen on a vampire in the restaurant. They don’t really notice since they are so intent on each other. She is thrilled that she can’t hear his thoughts and he looks like he is ready to devour her. The sexual tension is palpable. I loved it!
The rest of the episode was not as strong, but it was more of a set up. Sookie’s brother has sex with a women who loves to have sex with vampires. She is called a fangbanger, which I find hilarious. Later on, she is found dead and he’s suspected of murdering her. He is not positive he didn’t since he did do a bit of rough housing during sex. Sookie can read his doubts in his mind, which causes him to yell at her. She also has her diner boss who has a major crush on her, but he doesn’t make a move, even though he must know she knows what he is thinking. It seems all her close friends do know. Her best friend yells at her after Sookie responds to something she was thinking. It’s pretty funny.
I look forward to more of it, but I did wish it was a stronger pilot or that more scenes were as excellent as the one I described.