Manufacturer: HBO Studios
Brand: HBO Home Video
True Blood: The Complete First Season (DVD)TRUE BLOOD chronicles the backwoods Louisiana town of Bon Temps... where vampires have emerged from the coffin, and no longer need humans for their fix. Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin, Golden Globe(R)-winner for "True Blood", Academy AwardÂ®-winner for â€œThe Pianoâ€) works as a waitress at the rural bar Merlotte's. Though outwardly a typical young woman, she keeps a dangerous secret: she has the ability to hear the thoughts of others. Her situation is further complicated when the bar gets its first vampire patron - 173-year old Bill Compton (Steven Moyer, "Quills") - and the two outsiders are immediately drawn to each other. Delivering the best of what audiences have come to expect from Creator and Executive Producer Alan Ball (writer of OscarÂ®-winning Best Picture â€œAmerican Beautyâ€, creator of the EmmyÂ® Award-winning HBOÂ® series â€œSix Feet Underâ€), TRUE BLOOD is a dark and sexy tale that boldly delves into the heart - and the neck - of the Deep South.]]> Alan Ballâ€™s True Blood series works well for television, as it has enough sensationalism to tantalize and enough story girth to make the viewer care about the characters. That one can finally invest emotion into monsters, including an undead Civil War victim, a transformer who can shapeshift into various animals, and a female mind reader, speaks volumes about Americaâ€™s willingness to accept fantasy. Of course, television has always produced good fantasy shows (I Dream of Jeannie), but True Bloodâ€™s Southern Goth brand of fun horror is more macabre and more perverse, not to mention gorier, than most shows of its kind to date. Adapted from Charlaine Harrisâ€™ Sookie Stackhouse novels, True Blood thrills because of its equal blend in each episode of erotica, humor, tragedy, mystery, and fantasy.Â Set in a rural, swampy Louisiana parrish, the show centers around Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) and her clan, sweet grandmother Adele (Lois Smith) and air-he...