Is this Mabe's crew, maybe no longer just wanting to capture human/fairie mixes but to dance with them too, oh noes! Now there's a Vampire prison? Is it on Alcatraz? What the hell is this about a new breed of vamps? I don't know what is going on in this call, seems all over the place but a fairie free for all might be fun.
Speaking of which-New Faerie Claude, Giles Matthey attends NYLON Magazine and Tommy Girl Celebrate The Annual May Young Hollywood Issue at Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel Charley Gallay/Getty Images North America via ZIMBIO
Carrie Preston talks about her "Person of Interest" guest role at EW
As with the first three seasons, this set has an extensive Picture-in-Picture "enhanced viewing" mode. While watching the shows (with a player equipped for P-in-P playback, many early stand-alone Blu-ray players don't have the capability) viewers are treated to a plethora of in-character interviews with the people who populate the show, trivia, factoids, and even flashbacks to the earlier seasons. There's a lot of content here, and it's not just fluff. They show what happened during the year that Sookie was missing, fill in some vampire history, and much more. This can be distracting when watching an episode for the first time, so luckily most of the video content is accessible from the extras menu.
There are also six commentary tracks with various members of the cast and crew who talk about the show, the production, and their characters. While I didn't have time to listen to all of these, the ones I spot checked was entertaining and informative.
Each episode also includes an Inside the Episode featurette that originally aired after each installment on HBO. Last season the equivalent bit contained interviews with various characters in the show where they revealed what they were thinking at certain points. This year they took it in the opposite direction and had the writers and directors discuss the events of the episode and give their insights to what happened. While I enjoyed the in-character bits from the previous season a bit more, these are a nice addition to the show and something I wish more programs would consider doing.
That would be enough for most shows, but True Blood has always gone above and beyond as far as extras were concerned and this season is no exception. True Blood: The Final Touches is a half hour look at the post-production process lead by series creator Alan Ball. There's also an interactive feature, True Blood Lines, that lets viewers examine the various characters and races/creatures that inhabit the True Blood world and how they are related and interact.
On the True Blood Facebook page they have new headers and avatars to download. I'll be using those headers for sure, being how lazy I've become.
Anna has a cover and most likely an interview in NZ's Next Mag (not to be confused with the gay Next), if I find it I'll grab it.