We have a very… Goth?… new clip for Season 5. I found it by pure chance when I was lollygagging around Tumblr and saw all these gifs for it… Click here to see the full teaser on YouTube. There is nothing on HBO GO yet that correlates to this clip.
My first impression: Wow! This is new. We’re going from the American South to somewhere in the Old World (I hesitate to say Europe, though it most probably is). It reminds me a little bit of the Volturi of “Twilight” fame. Anybody? Anybody at all? Am I the only one who read/watched “Twilight”?
Am I excited? I dunno. Chris Meloni makes a gorgeous and scary vampire, as we knew he would, so that’s exciting in and of itself. He’s going to kick some serious booty, methinks, in this new role. We’re now delving into a bit more serious take on vampires, not that the Southern Vampire Mysteries were a riot and a half or anything. BUT… was I expecting True Blood to turn into something that deep? No, not really. Will it stop me from watching? Probably not, though it might turn off some viewers. I think they’re trying to give True Blood the edge it’s been missing, even though they had it during the first season as I’ve said so many times before: Stick to the books, the books got you the awards… but, it’s too late now, so they have to try something different. I hope it works and we’re kept on the edge of our seats.