True Blood Series Finale Review: A Positive (Review)

December 23, 2009 by  
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3.5trueblood300TRUE BLOOD: Wednesday 23rd December, Channel 4, 10pm ALERT ME

Despite what the Chinese zodiac says, 2009 has definitely been the year of the vampire/werewolf/shapeshifter or whatever, and this has been one of the better TV shows with supernatural stars.

After debuting on FX this summer, True Blood was quickly emigrated to the Channel 4 in the autumn and here we are with a series finale that leaves us eagerly awaiting a second batch (which has won rave reviews in the states).

‘You’ll Be The Death Of Me’ (see what they did there?) is a fitting climax to the first season in this swampy corner of Louisiana where the Bon Temps locals have a rather black and white relationship with the town’s weird element. Apparently ‘God Hates Fangs’ (we definitely see what they did there).

Such an attitude will probably turn out to be a bit troublesome for the regular residents – half the people in the town seem to have some paranormal ability.

The most prominent of these characters is the oddly named Sookie, who can hear people’s thoughts. This would usually be a bit of a pain in the backside, but she happens to be trying to exonerate her brother by finding the man who has killed four local women.

Meanwhile, there are a few other intriguing subplots simmering just off centre.

Fans off the show will be familiar with the group of hilarious Christians and their growing campaign to rid the town of it’s supernatural beings and this Maryann woman seems to developing a particularly strong taste for mischief.

We will certainly be tuning in to see the second series, as True Blood has the unpolished charisma that we have come to expect from HBO and despite a slightly gooey section, this episode retains that rough edge nicely.