First aired: 2012
Season 5 of True Blood is now on UK DVD and so it is time to look at the season. For a recap of my thoughts on previous seasons you can follow the links to Season 1, Season 2, Season 3 and Season 4.
As season 4 ended Bill (Stephen Moyer, Ultraviolet & Priest) and Eric (Alexander Skarsgård) were arrested by the Vampire Authority and Tara (Rutina Wesley) was fatally shot when she took a bullet for Sookie (Anna Paquin). Of course this is supernatural TV and therefore she is “saved” by being turned – by Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten).
|Russell Edgington recovers from burial|
|Stephan Moyer as Bill|
|Rutina Wesley as Tara|
|Lilith emerges from a poll of blood|
So, as I said earlier, I think the show pulled something back when compared to the previous season. That is not to say it has regained the initial strength of season 1 but it was much more entertaining than it has been. Not enough to drag the score too much up but noticeable to the viewer. 6.5 out of 10.
The imdb page is here.