The Golden Globes 2012 nominations were announced this morning:
BEST ACTRESS, TV DRAMA
Claire Danes, Homeland
Mireille Enos, The Killing
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Callie Thorne, Necessary Roughness
BEST ORIGINAL SONG
"Hello Hello," Gnomeo and Juliet
"The Keeper," Machine Gun Preacher
"Lay Your Head Down," Albert Nobbs
"The Living Proof," The Help
BEST ACTRESS, TV COMEDY
Laura Dern, Enlightened
Zooey Deschanel, New Girl
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Laura Linney, The Big C
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation
"She's Not There," the first episode of True Blood's fourth season, thrusts us right into the mayhem and supernatural madness we were trying to figure out when last season came to an end. We begin with Sookie Stackhouse crossing over into faerie land, and get adequately briefed on the ins and outs of faeries, witches, werepanthers and shape-shifters — but it's the vampire storyline that remains most compelling (Spoiler Alert: Bill Compton and Eric Northman's power switch has a lot to do with it). Though this season, like its predecessors, closely follows the same numbered volume of Charlaine Harris' best-selling Sookie Stackhouse novels, the series runs the risk of confusion over camp with the ever-increasing number of characters it introduces. Here, the first of our weekly species-by-species recaps of True Blood, season four:
Vampires, werewolves, maenads, shape-shifters, weird panther-type creatures and now witches — HBO's True Blood harbors all manner of supernatural beings in its menagerie of characters.
The great thing is that each of these otherworldly characters brings with them enough crazy drama to fill an entire season of Jersey Shore, so there's a lot to look forward to in Season 4 of the show, which revs up on HBO this Sunday. From mainstays like inexplicably-well-adjusted-considering-her-environment waitress Sookie Stackhouse (played by Anna Paquin) and mildly bipolar vampire Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer) to new bloods like Jesus (Kevin Alejandro), a whole lot of folks are in the mix.
To catch up on what brought the show to this point, watch the "True Blood in Under 5 Minutes" video. To get a glimpse at the upcoming season, here's a handy list of what's to come.