True Blood - Season 3 (2010)

True Blood - Season 3
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Strong horror violence, blood and gore, sex scenes and coarse language

Actors: Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Sam Trammell, Ryan Kwanten, Rutina Wesley, Chris Bauer, Nelsan Ellis, William Sanderson, Jim Parrack, Joe Manganiello, Denis O'hare, Kristin Bauer, Alexander Skarsgard

In Bon Temps everyone has something to hide. But when new threats emerge no one can conceal the secrets of their past. After Sookie discovers that Bill's been kidnapped she heads to Mississippi where she becomes entangled in a world ruled by a pack of vicious werewolves and the powerful Vampire King Russell Edgington. There her powers resurface and she learns that Bill may not be trusted. Eric is also drawn to the King's domain to settle an old score; Tara dives deep into turmoil; Jason falls for a mysterious woman; Lafayette can't avoid love or demons; Jessica sharpens her vampire skills; and Sam uncovers the truth about his birth family. It all leads up to the revelation of the series ...Sookie's true identity.

DVD Boxset
Status: QuickPick
Run time: 500mins
Origin: UNITED STATES
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Audio Formats: English Dolby Digital 5.1
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Run Time: 500mins
File Size (Approx): 4.5 GB
Television Revision
by Andrew Williams,

Now this is a story all about how... The undead are joined by plenty of dead in Season Three of True Blood, as the ramifications of past events are felt throughout Bon Temps. Tara (Rutina Wesley) is grieving, Sam (Sam Trammell) is looking for his real family, and Bill (Stephen Moyer) has been kidnapped by a pack of werewolves connected to Big Bad #3: ancient, powerful vampire Russell Edgington (Denis O’Hare). Happy days? If it wasn't for the main storyline featuring O’Hare as this season’s primary villain, True Blood’s third outing would be a total wash. Sam Merlotte, Jason Stackhouse (Ryan Kwanten), and the rest of Bon Temps are all stuck in messy, ineptly constructed subplots that have nothing to do with the larger storyline and go absolutely nowhere. It’s a sad indictment of True Blood...

Now this is a story all about how... The undead are joined by plenty of dead in Season Three of True Blood, as the ramifications of past events are felt throughout Bon Temps. Tara (Rutina Wesley) is grieving, Sam (Sam Trammell) is looking for his real family, and Bill (Stephen Moyer) has been kidnapped by a pack of werewolves connected to Big Bad #3: ancient, powerful vampire Russell Edgington (Denis O’Hare).

Happy days? If it wasn't for the main storyline featuring O’Hare as this season’s primary villain, True Blood’s third outing would be a total wash. Sam Merlotte, Jason Stackhouse (Ryan Kwanten), and the rest of Bon Temps are all stuck in messy, ineptly constructed subplots that have nothing to do with the larger storyline and go absolutely nowhere. It’s a sad indictment of True Blood’s inability to drop some of its actors and characters, seemingly possessed by the need to give everyone stuff to do.

Luckily, the events in Bon Temps are all merely distractions from the main event: Russell, the vampire king of Mississippi, and his nefarious plans for humankind. True Blood is always at its best when it throws caution to the wind and indulges its inner freak, and O’Hare’s performance is the epitome of that. He’s a fey, furious, and fabulous force of nature that improves every scene with his presence. What’s more, an interesting villain gives Bill, Sookie (Anna Paquin), Eric (Alexander Skarsgard) and Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten) something to do, paving the way for the character shading and depth they've desperately needed. Sure, the werewolf inclusion is mostly a meaningless one and sure, Bill and Sookie have long grown tiresome as a couple, but at least the Russell storyline gives us something to watch.

The final frontier: When we’re following the A-story, True Blood is every bit the show it should be. When we’re anywhere else, it is cripplingly, impossibly dull. Sadly, the split makes this season one for die-hards only.

Top 3 Episodes: 2) Beautifully Broken. The debut of Russell Edgington, plus a few bad-ass moments for other members of the ensemble. 7) Hitting the Ground. The season's plot mechanics whirr into motion and we (finally) lose a character or two. 9) Everything is Broken. Mostly a fairly average outing for the season, it’s redeemed by an outstanding Denis O’Hare monologue and one of the series’ best cliffhangers.

Worst Episode: 10) I Smell a Rat. Features an interminable drug-fuelled fantasy sequence for Lafayette (Nelsan Ellis), an incomprehensible descent into drunken madness for Sam, more Bill and Sookie fighting, and barely any Russell. Ah, creative momentum, we hardly knew ye.

Season MVP: If I’ve spoken a lot about Denis O’Hare, it’s because he dominates this season of True Blood so completely there’s very little else to take away. He’s just a superior villain. In the absence of any other highlights, I’ll give some love to Jace Everett, the writer of True Blood’s theme ‘Bad Things’. It’s a cracking tune, and even after shotgunning twelve episodes in a row, you won’t get sick of it. Trust me.

2/5

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Season cover
1. Bad Blood (50m) info
2. Beautifully Broken (50m) info
3. It Hurts Me Too (50m) info
4. 9 Crimes (50m) info
5. Trouble (50m) info
6. I Got a Right to Sing the Blues (50m) info
7. Hitting the Ground (50m) info
8. Night on the Sun (50m) info
9. Everything Is Broken (50m) info
10. I Smell a Rat (30m) info
11. Fresh Blood (30m) info
12. Evil Is Going On (30m) info

Member Reviews (18)

Squidy
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That was great! Now, I really want to see Seaons 4! Where is Season 4?!
Posted Monday, 14 October 2013 See my other reviews
Not as good as season 2 but still worthwhile viewing
Posted Thursday, 26 September 2013 See my other reviews
Loved watching season 3!
Posted Wednesday, 28 August 2013 See my other reviews
Just so everyone knows this season was supposed to be based on the Sookie Stackhouse Book "Club Dead". They got which pack Alcide belongs to wrong. He is a Shrevport Long Tooth pack member, and Colonel Flood is pack leader of the Shrevport Pack Because that is where the Military Base is. Alcide is only a friend to the Jackson pack. plus Debbie is supposed to be a Were-fox not a wolf lol. The writers of the show obviously haven't read the books properly as they have changed way to much with the show compared to the books. I love the Show, but I love the book series BETTER!
Posted Saturday, 15 June 2013 See my other reviews
Donna 1000
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Love It !!! Only just started to watch and I am hooked. Can't wait to get home from work to watch. Love Ryan Kwantens character. 10/10.
Posted Friday, 3 May 2013 See my other reviews
Sarah Smith
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Always wondered what the fuss was all about all those years ago. But now I finally caught on, I am hooked. Awesome tv show. Gotta love Jason :D. Soo goofy.
Posted Saturday, 27 April 2013 See my other reviews
great cliff hanger
Posted Wednesday, 6 March 2013 See my other reviews
Kirsten
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Love it, so addicting
Posted Friday, 22 June 2012 See my other reviews
NP
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Guys where is episode 11 and 12? they seem to be missing?
Posted Wednesday, 6 June 2012 See my other reviews
Maz
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10/10
Posted Monday, 16 April 2012 See my other reviews
Ann E.
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This is total 'escapism' and i loved every minute, as good as the two previous series with some new and frightening characters added.
Posted Wednesday, 4 April 2012 See my other reviews
Ned71
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Love the whole series so far cannot wait to get season 4
Posted Tuesday, 27 March 2012 See my other reviews
Aaron
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The quality has dropped off slightly from the first season, but it is still a fantastic, guilty-pleasure series!
Posted Monday, 19 March 2012 See my other reviews
rosasupposes
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over the top, but a great guilty pleasure
Posted Friday, 6 January 2012 See my other reviews
agr80e
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A captivating series. great caractors.
Posted Friday, 9 December 2011 See my other reviews
Kazza
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Shall wait to review once seen full season, but so far so good
Posted Tuesday, 15 November 2011 See my other reviews
net
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Cant get enough of this.
Posted Tuesday, 18 October 2011 See my other reviews
Anita L
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Awesome Vampire series. Can't keep sending me the discs fast enough!
Posted Monday, 23 May 2011 See my other reviews
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