True Blood: Season 1, Episode 1

Strange Love (7 Sep. 2008)

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In a society where humans and vampires co-exist, set in the small town of Bon Temps, Louisiana, Sookie Stackhouse is a young woman who may have found a perfect boyfriend. Sookie is ... See full summary »

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In a society where humans and vampires co-exist, set in the small town of Bon Temps, Louisiana, Sookie Stackhouse is a young woman who may have found a perfect boyfriend. Sookie is clairvoyant and constantly hears people's thoughts so it makes dating a bit difficult since she tries to keep her ability a secret. When 173-year-old vampire Bill Compton walks into the Merlotte's Bar & Grill where she works as a waitress, she realizes that she can't "hear" what he's thinking, thus giving away his origins since she can't hear the thoughts of those whom are technically dead. Vampires "came out of the coffin" two years ago when the Japanese invented Tru Blood, a synthetic blood substitute. Sookie rescues Bill when a couple of lowlife rednecks, the Rattrays, try to steal his blood to sell on the black market, but she may have a price to pay for interfering. Meanwhile, Sookie's older brother, Jason, is a smooth-talking hustler and Lothario who works part-time with a construction crew, and who ... Written by garykmcd

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When Bud Dearborn and Andy Bellefleur question Jason at the construction site, Jason is wearing a green hat with a panther on it. This is a possible allusion to Jason's fate in the books. See more »

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Sam Merlotte: [seeing her come from the woods] Sookie! Thank God. You okay?
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The Beginning of a Weird Romance
19 September 2009 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

After the discovery of a synthetic blood called "Tru Blood" by the Japanese, the vampires debate their rights with humans in a society where they coexist. In Bon Temps, Louisiana, the waitress Sookie Stackhouse works in the dining Merlotte's owned by Sam Merlotte. Sookie is telepath and has problems to date since she can read the mind of her boyfriend. When the vampire Bill Compton arrives in the place, Sookie is unable to hear what he is thinking and she feels attracted by the handsome stranger. However she hears the minds of the scum drug dealer costumers Mack and Denise Rattray that have the intention of draining the valuable Bill's blood. When the trio lives Merlotte's, Sookie saves the vampire from the small time criminals. Meanwhile her brother Jason, who is a wolf, has a wild night of sex with Maudette Pickens; on the next morning she is found dead and Jason becomes the prime suspect.

"True Blood" is another creation of Alan Ball, the author of the outstanding series "Six Feet Under". "Strange Love" is apparently the beginning of a weird romance between a human telepath and a vampire and in this regard it recalls "Twilight". There are witty lines and the erotic scenes with Jason Stackhouse, who is a woman chaser, are quite strong for a TV show. The cinematography in the exterior scenes in Louisiana is stylish and very beautiful. I confess that I expected much more from this overrated pilot of "True Blood". My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "Um Estranho Amor" ("A Love Strange")


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