This set contains all 12 episodes on five discs. Once you start watching, you won't want to stop. Season two is just as addictive as season one. You can see differences between the Sookie Stackhouse Series books and the tv series in season two. Sookie is attacked and poisoned. Jason becomes a member of the Fellowship of the Sun. Eric sends Sookie and Bill to Dallas to look for a missing vampire. The people in town of Bon Temps are doing some very strange things while they are away. Sookie, Bill and Sam must work together to save the town.
5 of 6 people found this review helpful.
While this is still a very good show, it's already come dangerously close to jumping the shark (jumping the Sook?), in just it's second season. I wanted to give it 3 1/2 stars but that's not possible here. I just couldn't bring myself to give it four, so I went with three.
For starters, the show has veered much too far off on a tangent concerning the Maenad Maryann, and many, many viewers have been frustrated by it. Too little time was spent on the vampires of Dallas, which I found to be far more interesting. Too much attention was also spent on the Jason/Fellowship of the Sun arc, which was a deviation from the book series. All in all, there was too much "filler" to get to the good stuff.
The penultimate episode (#11, "Frenzy") was a disconcerted illogical mess with few highlights, and the portrayal of the vampire Queen of Louisiana, despite Evan Rachel Ward's beauty, left much to be desired, for whatever reasons. I think Holly Valance, who played "Lola" in the (now regrettably defunct) Moonlight episode "B.C" would've worked out better. "Frenzy" is widely regarded as by far the worst episode of the series so far, for various reasons.
Still, inevitably, many characters have been been interestingly further fleshed out from the first season, adding depth to the series; notably, Eric, Pam, Sam, Jason, Tara and her mother, but mostly the effervescent Lafayette, played by the very talented Nelsan Ellis. While many deviations from the books have been made, some good, some bad, the decision to keep the character of Lafayette alive was definitely a good move. We also get to see, briefly, the darker, more powerful side of Eric. Anna Paquin is playing the role she was born to play, she just shines in her role as Sookie, and all in all, the cast is amazing, despite some lapses in judgement this year from the writing staff.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
BEST BLOOD YET!!
| Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
In my opinion this is the very best season of True Blood yet. And the DVD is great. The Special Features do leave you wanting more especially because the first seasons features were great!! But the stories in this season leave you hanging on for more!! This season brings you Marianne, The Fellowship of the Sun, Godric, Eggs, and so many more awesome stories! I highly recommend this season to any True Blood fan it is truly the best. The third season was awesome as well and I cannot WAIT for the new season!!
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TRUE BLOOD SEASON TWO DVD BOXED SET
THIS IS A WONDERFUL SHOW ON HBO. I CANNOT WAIT FOR NEXT SEASON TO START, WHICH WOULD BE SEASON FOUR AS SEASON THREE IS NOT OUT ON DVD YET. I ALREADY HAVE SEASON ONE ON DVD'S, I OWN ALL THE BOOKS, ALL THE COMPANION ITEMS, EVEN THE BOOKS ON AUDIO FOR MY KINDLE. I WILL BE GIVING TRUE BLOOD ITEMS AS CHRISTMAS GIFTS TO ALL I KNOW SINCE EVERYONE IN MY PRIVATE CIRCLE LOVES IT ALSO! THE BOXED SETS ARE THE BEST WAY TO KEEP THE DVD'S AND I WATCH THEM OVER AND OVER AGAIN.
I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS ITEM TO ANYONE WHO LOVES THE SHOW "TRUE BLOOD", VAMPIRES, ALAN BALL, SCI FI FANTASY GENRE, WITCHES, FAIRIES, WEREWOLVES, SHAPE SHIFTERS AND MORE! THIS IS BETTER THAN CHOCOLATE!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
While this show is filled with vampires, shape-shifters, werewolves, and several other magical creatures, the writers have done a fantastic job creating a realistic society in which these creatures have been proven real. The resultant curiosity, turmoil, and fear is colored by prejudice and preconceived hatred, which do seem to occur whenever a new group of different or special individuals is unearthed.
However be warned that this show, in true HBO fashion, contains frequent sex scenes and violent/bloody images. This season especially has constant blood and gore, usually combined with the sex scenes. It IS about vampires afterall.
I would highly recommend watching the first season first, as most of the plot twists and revelations about characters would make absolutely no sense to someone who has not seen the show before. The easiest way to not have you freaking out and/or scratching your head confusedly at this show is to watch all of the episodes in order.
Despite almost constant gore and considerably-more-than-just-racy sex scenes, I do suggest watching the series. It is not some Twilight-esque happy fairytale land where everyone is fine with the existance of mythical creatures; this series is dark and really gives the viewer a lot to think about (once they get past the raunchy-ness). The characters are very real, and everyone seems to have their own motive and drive throughout the series. Even the characters that would usually be considered carricatures of people (or vampires) have a descriptive and usually disturbing past that slowly becomes unveiled during the series, making them more real and relatible with every episode.
WARNING: DO NOT WATCH THIS SHOW UNLESS YOU CAN HANDLE LOTS OF GORE AND RAUNCHY SEX SCENES. YOU PROBABLY DO NOT WANT TO WATCH THIS ON YOUR FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful.