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aadams73
03-18-2007, 04:36 PM
Charlaine Harris's Sookie Stackhouse books are being adapted for HBO by Alan Ball. The really crappy part(and this is SO craptastic I want to vomit) Sookie Stackhouse is being played by Anna Paquin.

Excuse me while I hurl.

robeiae
03-18-2007, 04:51 PM
Why? Is she evil?

PattiTheWicked
03-18-2007, 04:55 PM
I lost interest in Sookie after about the third book. Maybe HBO will make it bearable.

Anna Paquin does seem a bit young to play Sookie, but I guess it could be worse. They could have chosen someone really awful, like Paris Hilton or Tara Reid.

:::cringes:::

Shadow_Ferret
03-18-2007, 07:37 PM
I hate HBO.

And I tried getting into the first book of the series, but haven't made it more than a few pages in.

I don't know who this Anna Paquin is.

ChaosTitan
03-18-2007, 07:59 PM
I don't know who this Anna Paquin is.


She's a mutant. :D


http://www.inlondon.com/Images/Gallery/Interviews/s-ilm28-anna-paquin-1.jpg

Bravo
03-18-2007, 08:12 PM
i cant stand her.

Shadow_Ferret
03-19-2007, 08:01 PM
Anna Paquin does seem a bit young to play Sookie...
Um, Sookie is 25 in the books. Anna was born in 82.


She's a mutant. :D


http://www.inlondon.com/Images/Gallery/Interviews/s-ilm28-anna-paquin-1.jpg

Um. She looks nice in leather. :)

I've only seen her in two movies. X-Men and Almost Famous. Don't remember her in Almost Famous, but didn't think she was bad in X-Men.

MDavis
03-19-2007, 08:19 PM
She's also the youngest person to ever win an Oscar (Best Supporting Actress for her role in The Piano). I think she was 9 at the time??

I've never had a problem with her, though I don't know how she would fit the Sookie role, having never read those books.

rugcat
09-05-2008, 07:41 PM
Allan Ball, of Six Feet Under, has come up with a new series based on Charlaine Harris' Southern Vampire books.

The last attempt at translating an urban fantasy type book to TV was the Sci-Fi Channel's Dresden Files, which I thought was not bad, but either it cost too much for them to keep it or not enough people watched, or both.

As a uf writer (and huge fan of Six Feet Under) I'll be very interested in how this one goes. It starts this coming Sunday.

Here's a review from Tim Goodman of the SF Chronicle, a guy who is usually quite astute in his TV judgment.

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/09/05/DDTA12O4B1.DTL

Shadow_Ferret
09-05-2008, 07:46 PM
Allan Ball, of Six Feet Under, has come up with a new series based on Charlaine Harris' Southern Vampire books.

The last attempt at translating an urban fantasy type book to TV was the Sci-Fi Channel's Dresden Files, which I thought was not bad, but either it cost too much for them to keep it or not enough people watched, or both.

As a uf writer (and huge fan of Six Feet Under) I'll be very interested in how this one goes. It starts this coming Sunday.

No. The last attempt was was "Blood Ties" on LIfetime based on Tanya Huff's character, Vickie Nelson. And it's going into season 2.

And I hate HBO. Why can't a free network pick up good programming like this?

maestrowork
09-05-2008, 09:16 PM
According to Ball at ComicCon, it's not going to be heavy like Six Feet Under. He wanted to do something fun. But I don't think the writing would suffer just because it's more fun and less dramatic.

Calla Lily
09-05-2008, 09:41 PM
Argh, we have STARZ, not HBO! :(

justme
09-05-2008, 10:04 PM
I'm looking forward to the show.

Grrarrgh
09-05-2008, 10:19 PM
I'm interested in watching, mainly because it's Alan Ball doing it. I wasn't a huge fan of the books it's based on, but I enjoy my vampires on TV, so I'll at least give it a try. SFU was one of the best shows on TV, so I have high hopes for it.

childeroland
09-05-2008, 10:32 PM
Any chance Hulu or Netflix might have this?


No. The last attempt was was "Blood Ties" on LIfetime based on Tanya Huff's character, Vickie Nelson. And it's going into season 2.

And I hate HBO. Why can't a free network pick up good programming like this?

Claudia Gray
09-06-2008, 01:28 AM
I am going to a launch party Sunday night. If I love it, I might even sign up for HBO!

Calla Lily
09-06-2008, 01:36 AM
*grinds teeth in envy*

Erm.. I mean, enjoy! And take photos so we can live vicariously through you? Please?:D

Shadow_Ferret
09-06-2008, 04:13 AM
My mistake. Blood Ties ended with Season 2. The new season was supposed to start in October but it appears Lifetime has canceled it.

How can Urban Fantasy be so popular in books and yet do so poorly in television?

Calla Lily
09-06-2008, 05:54 AM
w00t! Time Warner has a free weekend of HBO & Cinemax this weekend!

Of course, this just means I'll get instantly hooked on the series. :rolleyes:

Calla Lily
09-08-2008, 06:06 AM
1.5 stars out of 5. Every character seemed to have an IQ about 40 points lower than they did in the books. Except for Sookie's brother, maybe. Sloooow-moving. I won't miss this when HBO goes away tomorrow.

:(

ChaosTitan
09-08-2008, 06:08 AM
Uh oh.

Calla Lily
09-08-2008, 06:11 AM
Anybody else sweet-talk their husbands into relinquishing the remote for an hour? (The sex scenes were a factor in my house :D).

shawkins
09-08-2008, 05:57 PM
My initial reaction was "meh." The s.o. actively hated it.

Anybody love it?

Calla Lily
09-08-2008, 06:00 PM
And I really loved books 1-4 (before she started throwing every kind of supernatural into the books--I'm not fond of a 'kitchen sink" approach). That added to my disappointment.

Carlene
09-08-2008, 06:11 PM
I thought it was slow and not very engaging. The sex scenes seemed thrown in to grab the TV watchers. I actually had trouble understanding most of the characters - mumble, mumble. Also, hard to follow the plot - if there is one. Names were mentioned and I had no clue who they were.

My hubby said he'd probably watch it once more so I guess I will too, but I'm not excited about it. And I agree that all the characters seem dumber than rocks.

Carlene

Claudia Gray
09-08-2008, 06:44 PM
I found this very uneven. I liked Anna Paquin and Lois Smith enough to give it another chance -- it's a good premise and could improve -- but I would say it fell well beneath my expectations.

Kitty Pryde
09-08-2008, 09:06 PM
Urban fantasy is not really my thing, so I came to it as a fantasy fan but not an urban fantasy fan. I also haven't read any of Charlaine Harrison's books, and I actively disliked Six Feet Under. I thought True Blood was great! Maybe if I had held expectations based on the book, I would have enjoyed it less, though. Good cast, good acting, decent spooky setting, decent writing. I would agree that the sex scenes were pretty unsavory. The plot is pretty predictable (as in, while the credits rolled on episode one we could pretty much determine the plot of episode 2), but I'm kind of okay with that.
I really liked Tara, Sookie's best friend. I'm sick to death of the sassy black best friend who snaps her fingers, dispenses wisdom and otherwise fades into the background. Tara's something of a twist on that stereotype by being an outright hostile b*tch to everyone and having her own (albeit minor) plotline.

Shadow_Ferret
09-08-2008, 09:15 PM
w00t! Time Warner has a free weekend of HBO & Cinemax this weekend!

Of course, this just means I'll get instantly hooked on the series. :rolleyes:
Well, crapcrapcrapitycrap! I didn't see this post until just now. I missed it all. :(

Calla Lily
09-09-2008, 10:00 PM
Sort of a derail...

I took Dead Until Dark out of the library to remember why I liked it so much more than the HBO show. How surprised I was! It's full of adverbs and said-isms. I didn't remember that--just the characters I liked. I guess story does trump all. But I'm sure it helped that she already had one successful book series out. :)

Meanwhile, I'll keep chainsawing out adverbs and avoiding said-isms like the plague. :D

Overkill
09-09-2008, 10:28 PM
I heard about the show, got excited, watched, and then felt let down and disappointed. The suggestion the characters were dumber than rocks was spot on and the sex scenes definitely done to drag in viewers. The whole thing had no real flow to it. It moved way to slow for me. The time they took to outline the main players was way too long and, in my opinion, should have been shorter. Then we could have gotten to the good stuff that much sooner.

I don't think i will be watching again.

KC Sunshine
09-10-2008, 05:15 AM
I liked it. I don't envy Alan Ball having to follow up Six Feet Under (which IMHO was the greatest TV series of all time never to be matched) and I found myself slowly pulled in by this one. Like anything it may just take time to grow on you.

rugcat
09-10-2008, 09:54 AM
I actually liked it quite a bit. It had some flaws, but I can see it getting better.

The main thing is that the series is not Charlaine Harris' Southern Vampire books. It's Alan Ball's take on those books. It's certainly not mine, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. And since according to Ball he is not a reader of urban fantasy, that take is going to be very different than someone familiar with the genre.

I thought the writing was sharp, the acting good, and in some cases excellent. The characters are sharply drawn -- no stereotypes there. And most important to me, it really has a distinctive tone, a style. Vampire stories in movies and TV, (and in books) tend to have a certain sameness about them, and this show definitely sets itself apart.

As a uf writer, I've found it difficult to set up a world from scratch, explaining all the rules and quirks and creatures without seeming to explain at all. Think how much harder it must be to do it when a large segment of your audience is new not only to the story, but to the entire genre as well. Plus, you don't want to alienate fans who know Harris' work and have their own expectations.

I'll definitely give it a chance, and I'm thinking after four or five episodes it might really hit its stride.

Grrarrgh
09-10-2008, 08:41 PM
I finally watched this last night and I think I'm going to have to watch it a few more times in order to fully decide. I was a little disappointed with it, but a lot of shows take a few episodes to hit their stride, so I'll at least give another chance.
I still think Bill is a ridiculous name for a vampire. Who could be afraid of Bill the Vampire? :)

leontay
09-11-2008, 02:10 AM
Just watched episode two on a pre-air.
Yes it's slow, yes it's dumbed down for TV, but it also has a charm.

Its like Naive Desperate House-vampire-wives. In a good way. Until the writers screw up, I'll be watching this.

hlcorbin
09-11-2008, 04:03 AM
I have an embarrassing confession to make—the girls accent was so thick, when she repeated the vampires name, I thought it was “Belle” and not Bill. I was laughing at that until I came on here and saw Bill….

childeroland
09-11-2008, 04:11 AM
True Bloodletting:
Premiere Only Draws 1.44 Million Viewers

HBO just can't catch a break.

After engineering a massive, multimillion-dollar marketing campaign to promote "True Blood," the new vampire series from Alan Ball, Sunday's premiere drew just 1.44 million viewers.

That's bad news for the cable channel, which hasn't been able to launch a new one-hour drama to any kind of ratings fanfare in some time. Without one of its previous powerhouse lead-ins ("The Sopranos," "Sex and the City") its new shows have floundered.

http://community.livejournal.com/ohn...59.html#cutid1

Grrarrgh
09-11-2008, 11:01 PM
True Bloodletting:
Premiere Only Draws 1.44 Million Viewers

HBO just can't catch a break.

After engineering a massive, multimillion-dollar marketing campaign to promote "True Blood," the new vampire series from Alan Ball, Sunday's premiere drew just 1.44 million viewers.

That's bad news for the cable channel, which hasn't been able to launch a new one-hour drama to any kind of ratings fanfare in some time. Without one of its previous powerhouse lead-ins ("The Sopranos," "Sex and the City") its new shows have floundered.

http://community.livejournal.com/ohn...59.html#cutid1

Do the ratings now include DVRs and Tivos? I know that they didn't used to, but I don't know if it's changed. I DVRd this and watched it a few days later, and I'm sure I wasn't the only one.

childeroland
09-12-2008, 02:56 AM
I doubt it, since that article was published so soon after the premiere.

Chameleon
09-14-2008, 12:31 AM
Blockbuster was giving away free copies of this show..I didn't even know that series started (read all the books). I thought it was entertaining and found "Vampire Bill" quite handsome...will be watching it (don't know how just yet since I don't have or not plan on getting HBO).

DagnyTaggart
09-15-2008, 06:43 PM
Did anybody watch the second episode last night? I gave up after the premiere but I would be curious to hear your reviews and if you think it's worth going back to.

maestrowork
09-15-2008, 08:03 PM
The second episode is somewhat better than the first, but I'm still waiting to a) see something to like the characters and b) see some plot that really interests me. So far, there's only one mystery and the rest is just character stuff. But from the preview, it seems like something is going to heat up in the next episode or two when they introduce more vampires (including the bald guy).

Shadow_Ferret
09-15-2008, 08:05 PM
Gah. I wish there was some way to view this without having to pay an extra $10 a month for a channel I'll only watch once a week.

Kitty Pryde
09-15-2008, 08:43 PM
Gah. I wish there was some way to view this without having to pay an extra $10 a month for a channel I'll only watch once a week.

There is-download it on Itunes for a couple bucks per ep!

Mrs. Strange
09-15-2008, 10:33 PM
I have an embarrassing confession to make—the girls accent was so thick, when she repeated the vampires name, I thought it was “Belle” and not Bill. I was laughing at that until I came on here and saw Bill….

I thought his name was Bale. I think it's good, so far. It will be interesting to see the 'other' vampires.

Calla Lily
09-15-2008, 10:37 PM
The second episode is somewhat better than the first, but I'm still waiting to a) see something to like the characters and b) see some plot that really interests me. So far, there's only one mystery and the rest is just character stuff. But from the preview, it seems like something is going to heat up in the next episode or two when they introduce more vampires (including the bald guy).

When we had our free HBO weekend, I checked out one of the longer teasers. I came away thinking that NONE of the vampires looked the way I pictured them from the books (I've read every one in the series). Eric (the blond vamp who owns Fangtasia) and Bill were my biggest disappointments--they look scruffy and unwashed, not at all as Harris writes them. I get the feeling if I paid the $2 to iTunes for more eps, I'd just get more frustrated. Kind of like That cancelled show, Moonlight. I wanted to throw things at the screen every time Mick whinged.

Geraint Wyn Davies, where are you when we need you?

Lily, whose vampire most definitely bathes. :D

MelodyO
09-15-2008, 11:34 PM
I watched a leaked version of the first ep a few weeks ago, and was rather aghast. I like a hot sex scene as much as the next girl (hello Dexter), but was creeped out at the porny quality of it. Yes, we know you're HBO. Just because you can have graphic sex scenes doesn't mean you have to. I was also icked when one of the female characters used the C word (don't know if that made it into the final cut). When I'm watching The Sopranos I expect and appreciate those kinds of artistic decisions, but not so much when I'm watching a Southern vampire romp. It was probably also a bad sign that I hated each and every character. Except Sam, because he's, you know, Sam. :)

DagnyTaggart
09-15-2008, 11:56 PM
Good to know. Thanks for the reviews everyone. Maybe I'll give it another try this week.

Calla Lily
09-16-2008, 12:04 AM
Yep, the C word made the final cut. And I agree about Sam--he was the only character I didn't actively hate. Altho Jason was about right--an egotistical tramp.

AyJay
09-16-2008, 05:30 AM
I have an embarrassing confession to make—the girls accent was so thick, when she repeated the vampires name, I thought it was “Belle” and not Bill. I was laughing at that until I came on here and saw Bill….

I thought the same thing! And it was the most interesting part of the episode to me. Really dull. I'll admit I'm not a vampire fan. I watched it with my boyfriend who can't get enough of Anne Rice. But I thought that Alan Ball would put in some great dark comic moments as he did with Six Feet Under. The only character who made me laugh was the grandmother. Anna Paquin was boresville.

rugcat
09-16-2008, 09:01 PM
The second episode is somewhat better than the first, but I'm still waiting to a) see something to like the characters and b) see some plot that really interests me. So far, there's only one mystery and the rest is just character stuff. But from the preview, it seems like something is going to heat up in the next episode or two when they introduce more vampires (including the bald guy).I'm going to go against the prevailing trend. I like it, and after the second episode, am liking it more.

A lot of urban fantasy fans are impatient -- they want action, not character development. But for me, character makes all the difference -- without it, it's all the same old stuff repeated over and over. Character development is only boring when it's done badly, and I think this is done pretty well. I agree that not all of them are likeable, but they're interesting, at least to me.

BTW, did you notice the sheriff is played by the great William Sanderson? (Larry on Newhart and E.B., the hotel proprieter on Deadwood.)

The final verdict is still not in, but my feeling is that this series will continue to develop over time and get progressively stronger.

Of course, it's no Six Feet Under, but what is?

MissLadyRae
09-16-2008, 10:17 PM
And J.F. Sebastian from Blade Runner! Woo hoo! Home again, home again jiggity jig. :D

This show made me run out and get the first book although I know there are some differences. The same thing happened with Blood Ties but I'm a vamp freak and I'll watch almost anything with vampires (unless it's gory, horror 30 Days of Night stuff *shiver*).

I agree the second ep was better than the first and although it did move a little slow I like the things that happened in there. I'm pretty excited to see in the inside of the house and to see some vamp politics between Bill and the others.

Btw, if there are any fellow vamp fans in the thread HBO is showing two documentaries: Vampire Legends and A New Style which talks about how vampires came about through the ages and the contrast to how they change over time. They interview Charlaine Harris and LA Banks for how they depict them in their book series. There's also a Making Of and a Alan Ball POV for all you AB fans out there. They show some pretty cool stuff. Looking forward to seeing where the show goes.

maestrowork
09-17-2008, 05:11 AM
I won the book at ComicCon, and I flipped through a few pages. Looks interested. But I won't be reading it for a while until I have some free time. Too busy posting on AW... :tongue

childeroland
09-18-2008, 10:07 PM
Second episode is definitely better than the first. A little bit of Jason and Tara goes a long way, though. The character stuff is a lot more interesting than the mystery so far.

MissLadyRae
09-24-2008, 05:51 AM
I won the book at ComicCon, and I flipped through a few pages. Looks interested. But I won't be reading it for a while until I have some free time. Too busy posting on AW... :tongue

Lol sweet! I just nabbed myself a copy and I thought the dude on the cover looked familiar. I think he's the vampire king of Cali or something from the Blood Copy vids (http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=CZGYzl9_Dn0) (which are actually pretty awesome in themselves with all the vamp backstories).

Btw, is anyone still watching? I think it's getting pretty interesting!

OctoberRain
09-24-2008, 12:40 PM
I didn't know anything about this show (and never even heard of the books) but decided to watch based on the discussion here.

I like it. It's quirky. I think Anna Paquin's a little wooden, and Tara's voice gets on my nerves, but it's funny. The premise of vampires "coming out of the coffin" is cool. I'll probably keep watching.

leontay
09-25-2008, 01:42 AM
Ep3 a bit slower but still good!

sanssouci
09-27-2008, 12:16 AM
HBO has ordered a second season!

HBO has renewed Alan Ball's vampire drama "True Blood" after only two episodes.
"Blood" debuted Sept. 7 on the premium network to a modest 1.4 million viewers. But the debut has attracted a total of 4 million viewers with repeat airings. Also, HBO noted the second episode grew 24%.
-Hollywood Reporter

Tifferbugz
10-01-2008, 02:00 AM
HBO has ordered a second season!

HBO has renewed Alan Ball's vampire drama "True Blood" after only two episodes.
"Blood" debuted Sept. 7 on the premium network to a modest 1.4 million viewers. But the debut has attracted a total of 4 million viewers with repeat airings. Also, HBO noted the second episode grew 24%.
-Hollywood Reporter

Yay! I have hopes for it still, it seems to be smoothing out a bit more each episode. I really enjoyed the books though, so my view may be a bit optimistic. :)

Carlene
10-06-2008, 06:08 PM
At first I didn't even think I'd waste time watching this show but now....I'm hooked. Last night's episode was very interesting and the hook at the end a killer! Now I can't wait for the next episode. Lots of twists and turns in this episode. What's with the dog????

Carlene

shawkins
10-06-2008, 06:31 PM
The first couple of episodes most emphatically did not rock my world, but it's starting to grow on me.

Tifferbugz
10-06-2008, 11:25 PM
What's with the dog????

You'll just have to wait and see! Or read the books if you must know now lol. ;)

OctoberRain
10-07-2008, 11:04 AM
I'm officially addicted. This is the most fun and twisted TV show I think I've ever seen. Mind you, I don't watch that much TV, but still!

The episode with Jason and the vial of V juice... I about peed myself. LOVE THIS SHOW.

Mrs. Strange
10-07-2008, 04:48 PM
I really like it. Now we know how Bill was "made", never expected it like that. Some LOL moments in the last episode too. I'm hooked.

cvernonpal
10-11-2008, 06:28 PM
It's super addictive. My two teenagers and I watch the show. Haven't got my husband hooked yet, but I'm sure we will.

I feel so sorry for Bill after learning his "history" of how he became a vampire and how he had to leave his family. You can see him in a different light.

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Lyra Jean
10-11-2008, 07:47 PM
I love this show and I'm not even a vampire person.

maestrowork
10-11-2008, 09:46 PM
The last episode was great. The show started really slow with too much (IMHO) character development (kind of like a bad prologue). But now it's getting somewhere, with enough intrigues, mysteries, murders, sex, violence, conflicts, etc. I think the writers finally find their grooves.

Mythica
10-13-2008, 09:07 AM
I'm not sure I like the series, yet. I've watched every episode, but once the hour's over, I'm sitting there bouncing-on-the-couch-out-of-my-mind-pumped for next week's episode. I haven't read the book series, even though I'm a vampire lit/movie freak. I like the darker stuff, so the series never interested me much. However, if it's a movie/tv series with vampires, I'll give it a shot. I've even seen Blood Rayne (HORRIBLE). I'm just a lazy reader. So I'm *still* giving True Blood a shot.

Anna Paquin is dull and uninteresting, and the two love interests are creepy and aren't especially good looking, which annoys me for some reason. I enjoy a good helping of man candy during my television experience--especially if viewers are supposed to fall in love alongside the heroine.

The romance feels forced and I don't think the writers or actors are completely comfortable with it. Anyone get that vibe?

The only character I find even mildly interesting is Lafayette.

The sex is a bit graphic. I know I'm really young, but it always seems to me that HBO is out there to SHOCK. It just seems unnecessary to me.

Supernatural for the win!! And I miss Moonlight. For some reason, I enjoyed that show. I'm not entirely sure why.

Mrs. Strange
10-15-2008, 10:59 AM
Hmmm. Last episode really showed its "Ball"ness. I haven't read the series- does anyone know how closely the TV series follows Harris' books?

dragonjax
10-15-2008, 05:14 PM
I haven't read the series- does anyone know how closely the TV series follows Harris' books?

Very loosely. The books are all told in first person POV by Sookie, so everything you're seeing that's not in her POV on the show is all Alan. In the books, Tara isn't Sookie's best friend. (And unless I'm mistaken, she's also not African American, and not Lafayette's cousin.) Jason is a total horndog in the books. Bill is a little more polished. Sam doesn't let Sookie know he's interested right away. And all the "how is the world reacting to the vampires" back- and sidestories are pure Alan. The big movement against the vampires doesn't come out until book 2, I believe.

Mrs. Strange
10-16-2008, 12:22 PM
Thanks dragonjax! I'm not usually into vamprire stuff, but I like seeing different potrayals of the mythology.

Cybernaught
11-18-2008, 10:49 PM
Oh wow, what an amazing show. I've loved Alan Ball since American Beauty and Six Feet Under. I was a bit wary when I heard he was adapting, but needless to say it turned out well.

Anyone else into it?

maestrowork
11-18-2008, 11:11 PM
There's already a thread on this: http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=114952

Cybernaught
11-18-2008, 11:34 PM
Thanks, I searched but couldn't find one. Time to go check it out.

mrs.trujillo18
11-18-2008, 11:45 PM
I LOVE LOVE LOVE this show. It is sooooo good. This is the kind of thing I wrtie about it so I am always inspired after I watch. :)

mdin
11-19-2008, 12:49 AM
I like this show quite a bit. It's definitely disjointed, but overall it's very entertaining. Though they keep killing off my favorite characters. If Tara leaves the show I don't think it can sustain itself. She's hysterical.

I haven't read the books, and I suspect that has a lot to do with it. It seems people who haven't like it a lot more than those who have, but that's nothing new.

The show has gone from 1.4-something at the premier to 6.8-something million viewers per episode and has been officially picked up for a second season. It has a decent fan base. I think it's going to be on for a while.

I'm much happier Big Love is finally coming back. That's my favorite HBO show.

Mr. Chuckletrousers
11-19-2008, 01:02 AM
I've even seen Blood Rayne (HORRIBLE).
Watch this with the director's commentary turned on. The hilarity never ends!

Lyra Jean
11-19-2008, 01:09 AM
I watch it on HBO on Demand as I'm at work when the show comes on. I just saw the latest episode and am sorely disappointed. I hope the next one isn't disappointing or else I might not watch it anymore.

In the books does Sookie get turned. I'd really like to know. PM me if you don't want to post it here if anyone knows.

Mr. Chuckletrousers
11-19-2008, 06:52 PM
Good sweet lord!

Ok, so I have been catching up on the series since yesterday when this thread piqued my curiosity. Aside from the 'Tara' character who is reasonably clever, this series feels like Idiocracy meets Interview with the Vampire (with a couple of pornos thrown in for good measure). I think you could fit the collective IQ of the entire Stackhouse family in a thimble and still have room for your thumb.

On the other hand, 'Suckie' is the perfect name for a dumb blonde who messes with vampires.

Mrs. Strange
11-19-2008, 10:48 PM
The last show wasn't my favorite, but I'll keep watching b/c Tara and Lafayette are awesome.

MissLadyRae
11-20-2008, 01:08 AM
I kinda liked that last episode although the Jessica character kinda bugged. I have to admit though the highlight was seeing Eric go all alpha sheriff on her.

I wish I hadn't read the first book now because I'm bummed at seeing the changes when it could've worked as is. Especially the original reveal of the killer. Not sure how they'll end things for the season but I hope it's not left wide open.

I do wonder how it'll do for repeat viewing. Hmm...

Mrs. Strange
11-20-2008, 06:58 PM
MissLadyRae- totally agree on Eric. He's quite the vampire, isn't he?

nevada
11-20-2008, 08:52 PM
I thought Jessica was hilarious. Not the reaction we were expecting. And then Bill's inability to handle her? I laughed out loud. And as usual at the end was the ubiqitous scream of OMG it can't be over and I knew it and I bet they're just messing with our heads and Wait what was that really really big pig?

maestrowork
11-20-2008, 08:57 PM
I think Jessica is hilarious and looking forward to seeing more of her character. I was bummed about Amy -- I liked her. I really can't stand how stupid Jason is -- he's one really poor character and Amy was the only reason I wanted to go along with his story... Tara is great, but they need to give Lafayette more things to do than being the token gay guy.

MissLadyRae
11-21-2008, 01:04 AM
MissLadyRae- totally agree on Eric. He's quite the vampire, isn't he?

Oh yes he is indeed! I really hope they showcase him more in Season 2. Just can't get enough. :)


Oh yeah and Bill's reaction to Jessica was classic. I love that look he gave when she was whining. :roll:

Mrs. Strange
11-25-2008, 01:08 PM
Well, the finale. I'm glad they took care of the killer stuff. I like the changes with Tara and Jason, that should be interesting. Also, glad they've added something to the Sam storyline b/c all of the sighs and looks of unrequited love are overdone. I think Bill's gonna have his hands full with his daughter.

But.....Lafayette. Can't be, I refuse to accept it. Maybe it's Tara's mom or the voodoo woman?

MacStainless
11-25-2008, 08:43 PM
OMG this is totally the must-watch show for me of the new bunch this season. Honestly while the show was slow at times, there were so many high points that I really looked forward to the new episodes. It's too bad we all need to wait until the summer to see more. I'm thinking of picking up the first book of the series for my Kindle to check out the differences. Overall, great show!

MissLadyRae
11-26-2008, 11:45 AM
I'm thinking of picking up the first book of the series for my Kindle to check out the differences.


Ooh! Do it! It's actually a pretty fun book. :) They did change a good amount of the show especially towards the end and at the climax. There's a little something creepy they left out about Rene on the show I notice (which is kinda good because I have no idea how they would convey that ick! aspect on the tube).

Season 2 is supposed to follow Book 2 pretty closely. If you read that you'll know the identity of the person in Andy Bellefleur's car. I want it in HC but unfortunately it won't come out in that format until January 9th. It's available now in paperback though if you want to keep going in the series (or get a head start on next season heh).

MacStainless
12-02-2008, 04:57 AM
Thanks for the info Rae! I'll be sure to check it out!

WackAMole
12-02-2008, 05:08 AM
I watched all the episodes so far. Not my kind of thing really but one thing that struck me was the similarity between "twilight" and "true blood". Both have a human woman/vampire dude thing going on, then there is the poor wolf guy who sits on the sidelines hopelessly in love with the woman. The stories were so shockingly similar in some ways I found myself wondering when the lawsuits would start and who wrote what first?

All that aside, True Blood IMO is Twilight on major viagra

The other thing that bothered me and I found almost laughable was when the MC Vampire said her name. He called her (im going to pronounce it instead of spell it correctly so you understand what I mean) SUCKY. A vampire likes a hot chick named...ya....sucky

Go figure.

Though I should clarify I had fun watching the episodes.

nevada
12-02-2008, 05:59 AM
Her name is Sookie. Charlaine Harris wrote them much earlier than twilight. And I don't see any similarities. Vampires who don't sparkle, who do kill and drink blood, a heroine who doesn't pine for someone and threatens to kill herself when he leaves but who actually takes care of herself, a vampire who doesn't stalk but allows her to be her own person. And the "poor wolf guy" is a shape shifter, not a werewolf. All the people in True Blood are adults and live adult lives as opposed to being angsty teenage children. THey don't bond with newborn children (can you say major, major disgusting ick), they form adult, albeit not healthy lol, relationships.

Mr. Chuckletrousers
12-02-2008, 06:12 AM
The stories were so shockingly similar in some ways I found myself wondering when the lawsuits would start and who wrote what first?
Poor, sweet, innocent child. You've taken your first step in a larger world...of shameless imitation. The shelves of today's bookstores are groaning with paranormal romance, most featuring spunky human heroines with vampiric (or otherwise 'preternatural') love interests. There are literally countless books with "shockingly similar" stories. "Sexy Vampire with Sexy Issues" has become as big of a cliche as "Sexy Pirate-King with Sexy Bulging Pectorals" in modern romance.

I call them 'Bodice Drippers'...


The other thing that bothered me and I found almost laughable was when the MC Vampire said her name. He called her (im going to pronounce it instead of spell it correctly so you understand what I mean) SUCKY. A vampire likes a hot chick named...ya....sucky
Yeah, I was having a giggle-fit over that exact issue a week or so ago.

Jerry B. Flory
12-02-2008, 09:07 AM
Normally, I do watch the premium channel original programming. I love Dexter and Californication. And some of the older HBO stuff like Rome and OZ was awesome.
I tried to watch the first episode of True Blood, but I couldn't get into it.
I kinda filed it away as "redneck vampires" and changed the channel. None of the characters grabbed me.

WackAMole
12-03-2008, 12:09 AM
Her name is Sookie. Charlaine Harris wrote them much earlier than twilight. And I don't see any similarities. Vampires who don't sparkle, who do kill and drink blood, a heroine who doesn't pine for someone and threatens to kill herself when he leaves but who actually takes care of herself, a vampire who doesn't stalk but allows her to be her own person. And the "poor wolf guy" is a shape shifter, not a werewolf. All the people in True Blood are adults and live adult lives as opposed to being angsty teenage children. THey don't bond with newborn children (can you say major, major disgusting ick), they form adult, albeit not healthy lol, relationships.

I actually did know her name was supposed to be "sookie" but he SAID "sucky"...thats what i meant ..sorry

heatgirl
12-03-2008, 04:19 AM
I love this show! I was excited that a new vampire show was coming to tv! After the fall of moonlight which I thought deserved more in the way off episodes. The sex scenes in True Blood are uncalled for, im not sure why they are needed but anyways. Love Sookie and Bill. Can't wait for the next season!

Mrs. Strange
01-07-2009, 09:02 PM
For my TB friends. Warning! Teasers ahead.

From Entertainment Weekly (http://ausiellofiles.ew.com/2009/01/ask-ausiello-sp.html):

Question: We all know that Lafayette was the best character in Season One of True Blood. How can we make sure Alan Ball brings him back next season?

Ausiello: Well, as Ball himself recently reminded me, "Lafayette did die in the books." But, he adds, "That doesn't mean he won't be back. Anything's possible."

Question: What's the deal with Michelle Forbes' character on True Blood? Is she Tara's Demon? How does Sam know her?

Ausiello: The mystery surrounding who (or what) Maryann is will play out front and center in season 2 -- and you may not find many clues in the books. "She's definitely a new kind of supernatural creature in Bon Temps," teases Ball. And as new as "it" is, it's also old. "Ancient. Ancient," Ball stresses. In other words, not a Cylon. BTW, production on True Blood's second season begins this week!

MissLadyRae
01-08-2009, 04:57 AM
Ooooooh so she's not the creature that shows up in Book 2. Hmm, well dang I may have to wait until I watch the show to read the book again. If I do vice versa I may be miffed at the changes.

Looking forward to see what Ball has in mind for his version though. Many questions were raised that made me eager for the answers. :D

Thanks' for posting this Mrs. Strange!

Teleute
01-08-2009, 06:07 AM
Dammit, Lafayette better be back next season. He was the only character that had any balls! I don't care if he comes back as a vampire, as a ghost, or if they just pretend like his last scene in the season never happened. I really don't give a crap. Without Lafayette, I just don't think this show is worth watching.

Mrs. Strange
01-12-2009, 11:54 AM
I'm happy that Anna won (http://www.nzherald.co.nz/television/news/article.cfm?c_id=339&objectid=10551529), but where's the love for Tara? And, who knew she was from NZ?

Anyway, great for her and TB.

Mrs. Strange
05-06-2009, 05:00 PM
Season two begins next month. I'm counting down the weeks. Here's a sneak peek (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLkQnotUD7g&eurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Ebuddytv%2Ecom%2Farticles%2 Ftrue%2Dblood%2Fhbo%2Dunleashes%2Dnew%2Dtrue%2Dblo od%2Da%2D28273%2Easpx&feature=player_embedded) and a trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qufAFY7FL0U&eurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Ebuddytv%2Ecom%2Farticles%2 Ftrue%2Dblood%2Fhbo%2Dunleashes%2Dnew%2Dtrue%2Dblo od%2Da%2D28273%2Easpx&feature=player_embedded).

8thSamurai
05-06-2009, 07:31 PM
I'm pretty hooked on True Blood - the human nature/animal nature of the vamps is pretty compelling.

I tried to watch the first episode of Blood Ties twice. I'm a vampire fan, but the show was just awful. Lousy production values, lousy acting - if I want to see a third rate soap opera, Barnabas wins.

som1luvsmi
06-30-2009, 11:19 AM
Hey!!!!

We're already 3 episodes into the second season and no one has said ANYTHING?!?!?

What do y'all think?

Personally, I'm annoyed that they're already taking a week off so people can "catch up".

Also, I'm glad to see that they seem to be making more of an effort to make a Eric a little more likeable. He's got such a charm to himself in the books, I was really worried that they wouldn't carry it over to the show.

Any thoughts?


Anyone? :D

dgrintalis
06-30-2009, 12:05 PM
The catch up weekend annoys me, too. I very much like what they are doing with Eric. Jason is even more annoying this season, which works because he is supposed to be annoying. :)

I thought that the episode 3 bit about Pam and her pumps was hilarious.

Tweet The Meat
07-01-2009, 12:27 AM
I think it's traditional to not show new episodes during a holiday weekend. I know other channels are doing the same.

I've never been a big fan of vampire-based stories, but I am addicted to True Blood. They managed to throw several story lines almost seamlessly into one episode this past week. Did anybody notice that? The writers do a really good job.

I still don't know WTF sort of creature that Maryann woman is. But anyone with a pig is all right by me.

chicklitreview
07-01-2009, 07:02 AM
Jason is even more annoying this season, which works because he is supposed to be annoying. :)

I thought that the episode 3 bit about Pam and her pumps was hilarious.

Jason is totally annoying, but I find his stupidity hilarious. There was one particular scene that had me chuckling. Jason was on the bus on the way to that prayer camp when he met his to soon-to-be bunk-mate who introduced himself as SomeOneorOther McDonald. Jason then retorted, "Would you have any relation to the farm?" And he was serious.

Mrs. Strange
07-01-2009, 12:08 PM
I love TB but I'm kinda annoyed w/ the whole Maryanne story line. She must be some type of Bacchian goddess. I've never read the books so I really have no idea.

All in all it's off to a good start.

SPMiller
07-05-2009, 06:59 AM
I don't usually watch TV shows, but I decided to catch an episode of this while I happened to be eating. For the record, I had someone nearby to explain everything going on to me.

Boring plot (from what I saw), uninteresting characters, uneven tone (is this comedy? drama? teen romance? parody?), over-the-top sexors for no apparent reason, and writing of inconsistent quality.

TV series are tough to get into if not watched from the beginning, I know, but I'd be hard-pressed to give it another shot.

DavidZahir
07-05-2009, 08:24 AM
Me, I love vampire stories (albeit not all of them -- Moonlight bored me silly) and have hugely enjoyed True Blood. The characters interest me, the story/mystery I find compelling, the sex scenes are hot and the universe of the show logical.

As far as star-crossed human-and-vampire lovers, that goes back to Nick & Natalie on Forever Knight, Barnabas & Josette on Dark Shadows, Angel & Buffy, etc. It was even a plot in one of Hammer's movies. Sookie and Bill make plenty of sense to me -- not least because it is clear she really does stir up human feelings in him, feelings he desperately wishes to nourish.

Jason is such a fool. And a slut. Yet his heart is in the right place.

Erik is fun, and intriguing. Likewise I'm interested in Tara.

As of the Season Two, methinks I can safely call Mary Anne some kind of Maened or nymph. I agree with her about Tara's mom, btw. B*tch. Jessica is turning out to be full of surprises as well.

As a matter of fact I know that Evan Rachel Wood (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evan_Rachel_Wood) will be on the show later this season as (get this) "the lesbian vampire queen of Louisianna." Wow.

Rowan
07-07-2009, 03:22 AM
I love TB but I'm kinda annoyed w/ the whole Maryanne story line. She must be some type of Bacchian goddess. I've never read the books so I really have no idea.

All in all it's off to a good start.

I'm thinking she's supposed to be the Maenad from the books (although they've expanded her role significantly). I agree w/you though - not overly fond of her character or the story line, etc. And who in bloody Hades is this Daphne character w/the scratches on her back?!?!?

I actually prefer the show to the book series in many ways... I'm sssssooooooo glad we will get more ERIC this season!! Bill who?? ;)

Also, having Lafayette "live" was a great move IMHO. Love that character along w/Pam (one of the best characters in the books).

AmandaAcidic
07-07-2009, 07:54 AM
I really like Eric. He's good at being a vampire and he knows it and doesn't apologize for it like Bill does. Plus he's sexy. He keeps me watching.

I can't stand the way Bill says Sookie. It's better this season but last season I laughed out loud a couple of times but of how ridicules it sounded.

Mrs. Strange
07-07-2009, 12:11 PM
Kind of squirm worthy watching the sex scenes b/t Bill and Sookie knowing they're a real couple. I have to look away or I feel like I'm peeping =)

And I agree- more Eric is a good thing. He's what a vampire should be.

AmandaAcidic
07-07-2009, 09:13 PM
I didn't know they were together for real.... Wow now I'm going to feel uncomfortable watching them.

maestrowork
07-07-2009, 10:33 PM
Why? They're still acting on camera, not doing it for real. I don't think knowing whether they're real couple or not should have anything do with the show at all. They're actors. I don't consider the actors' personal lives when I watch TV or movies.

Mrs. Strange
07-07-2009, 10:56 PM
Amanda- how about the way she says Bill? A bunch of us (non-readers) were convinced his name was Belle or Bale.

AmandaAcidic
07-08-2009, 12:04 AM
I haven't really noticed that she says it weird. Maybe it's cause I already knew his name was Bill. But when he says Sookie I cringe a little.

DavidZahir
07-08-2009, 08:20 PM
Having grown up near Louisiana, their accents don't bother me. My ear is simply attuned to it. *shrugs*

I am more and more intrigued by Jessica. My hopes are high for her and Hoyt. Which means they're probably doomed. Read something in the wikipedia article about an upcoming episode...

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...about her and Hoyt learning every time is the "first time." My guess is that Jessica is a virgin, and that her vampiric body regenerates her hymen. Oh dear. That would suck. Hard.

Rowan
07-08-2009, 08:25 PM
I love Jessica's character too --- she would've been an interesting character in the book! Glad that Hoyt is finally getting a break too - he's appears to be the good guy who always finishes last... ;)

Mrs. Strange
07-08-2009, 10:28 PM
And I thought she was going to drain him :e2teeth:

Rowan
07-10-2009, 02:21 PM
I'm going through withdrawal... can't wait until Sunday!!!!

Mrs. Strange
07-14-2009, 03:43 PM
Rowan- did it satisfy your craving?

AmandaAcidic
07-14-2009, 05:54 PM
The only thing I can think of when the priest's son is on is:

BAHA! You used to be on Even Stevens.

I have a hard time taking him seriously because of that.

DavidZahir
07-14-2009, 08:50 PM
I'm actually writing a series of reviews of True Blood for the Vampire Film Festival (http://vampirefilmfestival.com/Home.html), starting with the first episode of season two.

David's Episode Reviews (http://vampirefilmfestival.com/True_Blood.html)

I'll be doing the same for Being Human when it starts airing here in the US.

Rowan
07-17-2009, 04:12 AM
Rowan- did it satisfy your craving?

YES! You?? The best part - Lafayette dancing... :roll:
Oh, and Eric sitting there in that chair...he doesn't even need to do anything! :tongue

Is anyone else annoyed with the Jason/FoTS storyline? I just can't get my head around that ?????????

Mrs. Strange
07-17-2009, 11:24 AM
That was hysterical. The man is back!!! And loved the party scenes.:popcorn:
I really like that Eric is being written more into the episodes. Aside from the obvious reasons, he makes the vampire element more interesting since Bill is the romantic lead.
I'm totally over the Jason thread. It was okay for a few episodes, but the real Jason needs to come back.

AmandaAcidic
07-17-2009, 11:30 AM
I'm totally over the Jason thread. It was okay for a few episodes, but the real Jason needs to come back.


I agree completely.

Rowan
07-17-2009, 06:11 PM
That was hysterical. The man is back!!! And loved the party scenes.:popcorn:
I really like that Eric is being written more into the episodes. Aside from the obvious reasons, he makes the vampire element more interesting since Bill is the romantic lead.
I'm totally over the Jason thread. It was okay for a few episodes, but the real Jason needs to come back.

Eric is a much better vampire - his character is so much more complex. I wish we'd see more of Pam but at least Jessica seems to be around for good. Bill kind of fizzled out in the books too (flat character).
I prefer the old Jason too - not sure why he's been incorporated into the FoTS storyline. It doesn't add up for me.

Wonder where they are going with Maryanne too -- and what's with the scratches on Daphne's back??

Mrs. Strange
07-17-2009, 07:33 PM
Right now all I see is Maryanne adds the sexual element missing b/c Jason decided to crossover. But the cracks are showing, aren't they?

Rowan
07-17-2009, 08:51 PM
Right now all I see is Maryanne adds the sexual element missing b/c Jason decided to crossover. But the cracks are showing, aren't they?

Oh yeah...
I'm so glad they've included bellman Barry and the Godric kidnapping storyline as that should prove interesting - especially if this show goes on for many seasons!

On a side note - took off work today to see Harry Potter. Hope it's good.

childeroland
07-19-2009, 07:31 AM
I didn't know they were together for real.... Wow now I'm going to feel uncomfortable watching them.

FWIW, I think Paquin's said somewhere it's actually easier doing love scenes with her boyfriend.

AmandaAcidic
07-20-2009, 05:14 PM
Does anyone else feel like nothing really happened in the episode?

Mrs. Strange
07-20-2009, 11:58 PM
Some interesting bits, Eric's making, Daphne, but a bit meh overall. I think my problem is it seemed so random. I want to see how they pull all the story lines together. Btw, was the vamp at the end Bill's maker?

Rowan
07-21-2009, 02:51 AM
Some interesting bits, Eric's making, Daphne, but a bit meh overall. I think my problem is it seemed so random. I want to see how they pull all the story lines together. Btw, was the vamp at the end Bill's maker?

I think it was... the fact they included her in the "previously on TB" montage made me think she would show up... :)

Amanda: I had the same feeling...it was like a lot of filler but nothing really happened. What in bloody hell was MaryAnne up to with Tara? I wish they'd enlighten us as to what she is and what her motivations are, etc. Weird.

Sookie (Paquin) seemed off the entire episode. Weak acting - or overacting. I don't know...

childeroland
07-21-2009, 05:53 AM
Does anyone think Daphne is in cahoots with Maryanne or did Maryanne discovered she is a shapeshifter and attacked her to somehow get to Sam?

Doesn't Tara think Sookie's going to be pissed to find strangers living in her house?

Rowan
07-22-2009, 02:57 AM
Does anyone think Daphne is in cahoots with Maryanne or did Maryanne discovered she is a shapeshifter and attacked her to somehow get to Sam?

Doesn't Tara think Sookie's going to be pissed to find strangers living in her house?

I was wondering if Maryanne was the "monster" that attacked Sookie... but can't figure out how that explains the marks on Daphne's back -- how'd she survive?

I imagine Sookie will be outraged as she didn't seem to care for Maryanne (at all)!! Should be interesting. :)

chicklitreview
07-22-2009, 12:39 PM
I was wondering if Maryanne was the "monster" that attacked Sookie... but can't figure out how that explains the marks on Daphne's back -- how'd she survive?

I imagine Sookie will be outraged as she didn't seem to care for Maryanne (at all)!! Should be interesting. :)

I agree about Daphne and want to know how she survived. Remember that doctor that saved Sookie said that the victims tend to live only a couple of days before eaten alive...But then Sookie's weird form was even more potent. Like you, I suspect that Maryanne has plans for Daphne and Sam. Do you think Daphne is that pig that's around? I'm still trying to figure out who the pig is?

som1luvsmi
07-22-2009, 12:52 PM
I'm guessing that Daphne survived because she is a shifter(they're supposed to heal more quickly than regular humans). My guess is that she's being controlled by Maryanne, but I don't know why.

Also, what kinda shifter is Sam that he didn't pick up Daphne's scent? Come on! Even if he'd never met another one before, he'd be able to smell that she wasn't human or vamp. Would they have us believe that he retains limited human senses when he shifts?

Rowan
07-22-2009, 03:17 PM
I was wondering the same thing -- how Sam didn't detect Daphne!!

And that pig --- at first I thought it was Carl but then he was serving "drinks" at the party when Andy saw the pig in the dollhouse thing. Weird. Hadn't thought of Daphne being the pig. In the books, the pig is a boar and nothing more ;) ...

Good point re: Daphne healing faster and therefore surviving the attack... the plot thickens. Mayanne is just weird!

chicklitreview
07-23-2009, 03:52 AM
I imagine Sookie will be outraged as she didn't seem to care for Maryanne (at all)!! Should be interesting. :)

I meant to respond to your comment about Sookie and Maryanne earlier. Yes, Sookie will be outraged. As would I if I invited a friend to live with me and she invites the world to move in, without my permission. But Tara seems to distrust Maryanne as well. She senses something isn't right about her. I think the only reason why she invited Maryanne to move in was because Maryanne had manipulated her crazy work night at the bar. And you know how needy Tara can be at times. She came home, felt exhausted emotionally, and was left vulnerable to be used. She didn't seem to have a problem before telling Maryanne that their moving in was a no-go.

Do you think Tara has a special gift that we don't know about? Remember when she was watching TV (and crying about her birthday) on the couch and seemed to sense there was someone outside of the house, even though she couldn't have heard anything. She still seemed disturbed after Maryanne and crew made themselves known. A friend of mine seems to believe she has some sort of gift. I'm considering that thought too.

Rowan
07-23-2009, 05:04 AM
I meant to respond to your comment about Sookie and Maryanne earlier. Yes, Sookie will be outraged. As would I if I invited a friend to live with me and she invites the world to move in, without my permission. But Tara seems to distrust Maryanne as well. She senses something isn't right about her. I think the only reason why she invited Maryanne to move in was because Maryanne had manipulated her crazy work night at the bar. And you know how needy Tara can be at times. She came home, felt exhausted emotionally, and was left vulnerable to be used. She didn't seem to have a problem before telling Maryanne that their moving in was a no-go.

Do you think Tara has a special gift that we don't know about? Remember when she was watching TV (and crying about her birthday) on the couch and seemed to sense there was someone outside of the house, even though she couldn't have heard anything. She still seemed disturbed after Maryanne and crew made themselves known. A friend of mine seems to believe she has some sort of gift. I'm considering that thought too.

I'm not sure about Tara having a gift. I think whatever Maryanne magic did outside the bar - and her little show of becoming Sookie's Gran - is what ultimately caused Tara change her mind and ask them to stay. What I don't get is Maryanne's interest in Tara --- does she want to get to Sookie?? I can't wait for Bill / Sookie to get home and find out. My guess is Sookie will run off to Bill's while she sorts out the Maryanne mess. At least Sam knows she's off and that'll help Sook. The finale will most likely involve Maryanne doing something really bad... :)

Oh my gosh -- you are from DC Metro area?? So am I!

chicklitreview
07-27-2009, 06:07 AM
Well, I was right about Daphne being that pig. It's unfortunate that Sam didn't have his suspicions about her, because it could have saved him. Remember too, he seemed to figure something bad was going to happen because he was ready to skip town. What stopped him was his attraction to Daphne.

My God! I was hoping that Jason would somehow get a clue about Sookie being held hostage in the basement. He's too caught up in his lust to figure out that something is wrong (not that he's much good at figuring out anything).

chicklitreview
07-27-2009, 06:12 AM
I'm not sure about Tara having a gift. I think whatever Maryanne magic did outside the bar - and her little show of becoming Sookie's Gran - is what ultimately caused Tara change her mind and ask them to stay. What I don't get is Maryanne's interest in Tara --- does she want to get to Sookie?? I can't wait for Bill / Sookie to get home and find out. My guess is Sookie will run off to Bill's while she sorts out the Maryanne mess. At least Sam knows she's off and that'll help Sook. The finale will most likely involve Maryanne doing something really bad... :)

Oh my gosh -- you are from DC Metro area?? So am I!


You know, when I saw Maryanne wearing that old fashioned dress/apron and everything, it didn't occur to me that she was trying to imitage Sookie's Gran. But it makes complete sense. I wish Tara had followed her instincts and left Maryanne alone. I wonder what's going to happen to all of the townspeople in that wild orgy. Afterward, they may not remember the event, (as Tara's new man seemed to indicate that he went through that whole ordeal before).

Yes, I am in the DC area! It's a small world :0).

Rowan
07-28-2009, 02:11 PM
I wonder who is going to save Sam? It appears only shifters are "immune" to Maryanne's powers... what is Carl? I wonder if Vamps are immune to her powers?

Jason is actually evolving to some degree... LOL One thing is for sure: when he does find out Newlin has his sister downstairs and intends to kill her or whatever --- the $hit will hit the fan. :)

Eric looked hot - as usual. I can't stand Bill's maker though. And at least we got to see Pam! You think that V she wants Lafayette to push is 'tainted'?

DavidZahir
07-28-2009, 11:03 PM
As I said in my review, Sarah Newlin has a mind like a pretzel -- and the fact she thinks (or says) God speaks to her every day only makes me fear for Jason's life all the more.

Right now I'm not sure if Stan or Isobel is the traitor. Stan seems like the obvious candidate, but Isobel looks slick enough to have set this whole thing up.

Lorena certainly comes across as a vivid person, if a vicious one with a strangely romantic streak.

Hoyt and Jessica are too cute for words. Really. And the look on his mother's face was one to treasure!

Mrs. Strange
07-30-2009, 01:15 AM
Definitely my favorite episode this season. Things are starting to come together. The part w/ Eggs and Tara in the woods was interesting. I always thought he was a willing participant, obviously not.

som1luvsmi
08-03-2009, 10:07 PM
Where are all the comments about last night's episode???

I thought it was good, but since they've veered off from the books with certain story lines, I'm not sure what's going to happen. Like, how is Sam going to get rid of Maryanne? If she's some sort of god, how can he get her to go if she wants him so much?

The Jason story line is getting on my nerves. As is the Sarah Newlin. But the previews for next week look really good.

So? What did you all think? :D

childeroland
08-04-2009, 04:21 AM
Wins

"Fuck you, zombie woman." Score for Deputy Bellefleur.

Jessica and Hoyt

Eric. Always Eric. Though he doesn't seem to have thought out his plan to keep Sookie, any more than Stan's thought out his plan, assuming he really is stupid enough to start a war just to kill Godric.

Not so Much

Bill's maker.

Sarah Newlin.

Caramia
08-04-2009, 04:59 AM
Missed last night's show, just caught it tonight. Adoring the sweet story of Jessica & her fella. I am satisfied with the revelations regarding Maryann. I was concerned it would be a little deflating but they handled it well. I am really enjoying the Eric & Godric story. I hope there is more to come on that. First time I've actually came close to liking Jason, still a ways to go and I have to agree on being tired of Sarah. She's even more annoying than Sookie :p

Mrs. Strange
08-06-2009, 12:26 AM
I liked how Eric ran off to save Sookie. Love triangle anyone? And how many ways can Sam get kicked around? Do something man!

Lafayette- "Or Dict." Love him.

Carlene
08-06-2009, 02:49 AM
Just read on the news that Bill and Sookie are engaged - in real life. How sweet!!!

Carlene
www.themysterystartshere.com (http://www.themysterystartshere.com)

nitaworm
08-06-2009, 03:12 AM
I thought Eric ran off to get his maker? That was his intentions all along I thougth. Although a love triagle would be juicy. I just hate that Sookie is such a goody two shoes (or tries to be). But I can't help liking both her and Bill. I would like for Lafayette to get some of his old flame back soon.


I liked how Eric ran off to save Sookie. Love triangle anyone? And how many ways can Sam get kicked around? Do something man!

Lafayette- "Or Dict." Love him.

Rowan
08-06-2009, 03:16 AM
I can't stand Bill's maker and all the flashbacks with her...I'll be happy when someone stakes that woman.

Eric was fantastic (as always). Jason finally grew a set.

We finally saw the "bull headed" monster that attacked Sookie (none other than Maryanne, the Maenad). I was relieved when Daphne got killed (she was annoying) and Sam needs to do something...anything. Maryanne is on my last nerve.

Love Lafayette! Godric should prove interesting as he likely knows Sookie is a telepath now too. Who was Isabel's human calling - Isabel or the other dude (which one is the rat)?

nevada
08-06-2009, 05:12 AM
Who was Isabel's human calling - Isabel or the other dude (which one is the rat)?

Hugo called the church himself. neither isabel or the other dude is the traitor, it was hugo acting on his own. However, Godric seemed really comfy in that basement and i wonder if he doesn't have some plan of his own.

brainstorm77
08-06-2009, 05:36 AM
Just wanted to say... This show ROCKS!!! That is all...

ColoradoMom
08-06-2009, 06:44 AM
I am wondering how this Godric thing will play out since they have deviated from the original story pretty far...Eric is chained down saying he will die for Godric in the next episode? It is impossible to accurately predict where this is all going...in addition - do you guys think each book will have its own season? Or will they start to co-mingle plots? if I have to wait 6 more seasons to get to book 8 - well I guess I will just have to wait - but I won't be happy. :e2bummed:

Rowan
08-08-2009, 03:02 AM
Hugo called the church himself. neither isabel or the other dude is the traitor, it was hugo acting on his own. However, Godric seemed really comfy in that basement and i wonder if he doesn't have some plan of his own.

In the books there are other 'characters' involved so I'm wondering if Godric in the show will portray one of them as he's acting like this particular vamp... It'll be interesting. :)

Rowan
08-08-2009, 03:03 AM
I am wondering how this Godric thing will play out since they have deviated from the original story pretty far...Eric is chained down saying he will die for Godric in the next episode? It is impossible to accurately predict where this is all going...in addition - do you guys think each book will have its own season? Or will they start to co-mingle plots? if I have to wait 6 more seasons to get to book 8 - well I guess I will just have to wait - but I won't be happy. :e2bummed:

I wonder if they'll drag it out since the show is doing so well... if so, we are in for many more seasons! Some of the books were kind of blah so I'm hoping they co-mingle plots to some degree.... I can't remember what happened in book 8! I guess I'll have to pull mine and read the jacket. :tongue

Caramia
08-11-2009, 01:18 AM
Add me to the Eric admirer club. As of the following quote, which I will keep brief to avoid spoiling it for others, I am in love with a fictional character.

Sookie says something annoying.
"Don't use words you don't understand."
Sookie says something annoying.
"Don't use words I don't understand."

I now return to my swooning.

Hettie
08-11-2009, 01:32 AM
That was my favorite part of the show last night, that quote... Yes, Sookie is annoying!

Sookie: He's your maker isn't he?
Eric: Don't use words you don't understand.
Sookie: You have a lot of love for him.
Eric: Don't use words I don't understand.

I have read all the books, 2 times at least... I am enjoying how they are changing things!

DavidZahir
08-11-2009, 02:25 AM
Some of my thoughts...

Godric strikes me as someone genuinely old. Like really, really old. Like someone who's seen and done everything or close enough so it doesn't matter. And isn't it refreshing to see that not all vampires are ruthless jerks? Why shouldn't a vampire become someone wise?

I am soooooo sorry for Jessica. Just when things seem to be going well for her, at long long last, life (or undeath) kicks her in the face.

Feel sorry for Isabel too. The trace of wiped-away blood tears on her cheeks was a nice touch.

I am not impressed with the Bontemps PD. Not at all. Yeah, they have every right to be suspicious of Sam at this point but don't they plenty of reason to think something really weird is going on? Like really, really, really weird?

Poor Andy. He's an ass but he's right and no one believes him.

Rowan
08-11-2009, 04:32 AM
That was my favorite part of the show last night, that quote... Yes, Sookie is annoying!

Sookie: He's your maker isn't he?
Eric: Don't use words you don't understand.
Sookie: You have a lot of love for him.
Eric: Don't use words I don't understand.

I have read all the books, 2 times at least... I am enjoying how they are changing things!

Hettie: Love that little dragon!

I've read all of the books too and I like some of the changes but the entire Maryann-orgy-weirdness storyline just isn't working for me. I wish they'd bring in the fairies instead! :)

Eric was brilliant as usual. I liked his interaction with Jason. It was also nice to see Lafayette --- previews look to be interesting on that front.

Hettie
08-11-2009, 04:49 AM
Well, I think the fairies would be nice addition yes.

I bet they limit her love interests to Eric and Bill though. Leave Quinn out of it and that Herveaux character.

Glad they kept Lafayette too! Maryann I am sure will be defeated and dead soon! That black eyeball thing is just too weird for me (oh, and the orgy's)... I was hoping we would get to see Eric in spandex, but hey, beggars can't be choosers!

Rowan
08-14-2009, 04:07 AM
Well, I think the fairies would be nice addition yes.

I bet they limit her love interests to Eric and Bill though. Leave Quinn out of it and that Herveaux character.

Glad they kept Lafayette too! Maryann I am sure will be defeated and dead soon! That black eyeball thing is just too weird for me (oh, and the orgy's)... I was hoping we would get to see Eric in spandex, but hey, beggars can't be choosers!

Oh yeah, Alcide and the werewolf pack...it seems they won't even be a subplot at this point. Eric in spandex ---- *sigh* :tongue

What were the fairies names? I'm too lazy to get up and look in the books... The Maryann storyline just seems like an excuse to toss in a bunch of orgies and weirdness. I'm no prude but I need a plot. :)

Mrs. Strange
08-17-2009, 03:55 PM
It seems like I'm watching it later every week. But it keeps getting better.
I'm so glad Jason is away from there. Those people were getting on my nerves. And eww, couldn't look at the Hunter's Stew scene.

Hettie- that was my favorite part too.
Rowan- fairies in the books? Like Tinkerbell/Cottingley? Or more sexualized?

Rowan
08-18-2009, 05:24 AM
It seems like I'm watching it later every week. But it keeps getting better.
I'm so glad Jason is away from there. Those people were getting on my nerves. And eww, couldn't look at the Hunter's Stew scene.

Hettie- that was my favorite part too.
Rowan- fairies in the books? Like Tinkerbell/Cottingley? Or more sexualized?

Last night's episode was great!!! Eric is such a sneaky bastard... :tongue I wish Godric had stuck around though. Go Lafayette for dragging Tara out of Maryanne's grasp too. MA has got to go (and soon). Only 3 episodes left to kill her...wonder what this season's cliffhanger will be??

Mrs. Strange: Oh, nothing like Tinkerbell... true Fey (dark/ominous and powerful beings that live in another realm but can cross over). They are the incredibly attractive (esp to vamps) and play a really significant role in the books. I found their names: Claudine and Claude are the main ones...other fairies come in later. ;)

som1luvsmi
08-18-2009, 05:28 AM
Last night's episode went by so fast!

I love Eric so hard. I smiled the entire episode because he got so much face time.:D

Yeah. That Maryanne storyline is really starting to bug me. Get it over with already!!

3dfan
08-18-2009, 05:22 PM
Yes, the last episode was very good and as for Mary Anne storyline I also don't like it much, but a lot of people like this character...

Hettie
08-18-2009, 10:27 PM
They need the Fey to explain Sookie at some point... sorry if that spoiled in plots for anyone!

And Eric has feelings for Sookie, and is being sneaky to get closer to her... but I am very happy about it! Knowing what he knows about Bill, there should be no love lost between them... I look forward to more dreams about Eric...

I liked how they did the Godric scene. Nicely done! Also showed that Eric has feelings and makes us like him more... well, made me like him more (if that was possible!).

Caramia
08-18-2009, 10:49 PM
Someday, maybe I will understand what these fellas see in Sookie. She annoys me to no end and my respect-o-meter plummets when an otherwise sharp minded fella goes gaga over her. Rarely does an episode pass that I don't wish I could smack some sense into her.

She can keep Bill. He's one of my least fave characters too lol. But Eric? Nooo! He can do better.

Okay, sorry..gripe fest is over!

I loved the previews though. and think we're gonna get some major action when everyone returns home.

DavidZahir
08-18-2009, 11:11 PM
Uh....for starters she looks like Anna Paquin!

She's also brave, clever, kind and sharp-tongued.

Caramia
08-18-2009, 11:13 PM
Heh heard recently they are officially engaged now. Anna and Stephan that is. That made my daughter extremely happy :)

Satori1977
08-20-2009, 12:05 AM
I just started watching this show....about halfway through season one. Never read the books, though I have wanted to. Sorry if I repeat anything, I am trying not to read through the thread until I get caught up...don't want to spoil anything.

So far, I am really enjoying it. It is darker than a lot of vampire stuff out there lately, but not horror. Most of the characters are great. Love Tara and Lafayette. Bill is a very believable vampire, but I don't find him very attractive. Sam is cute though, and Jason is hot. Not too sure how I feel about Sookie though, and she is kinda the main character. But she annoys me. I like how she can read thoughts, and she stands up for herself and others (she isn't whiny or co-dependant), but there is something about her that just seems, I don't know, childish maybe? Not sure if that is the right word. But I am definitely getting hooked.

Rowan
08-20-2009, 01:29 AM
I just started watching this show....about halfway through season one. Never read the books, though I have wanted to. Sorry if I repeat anything, I am trying not to read through the thread until I get caught up...don't want to spoil anything.

So far, I am really enjoying it. It is darker than a lot of vampire stuff out there lately, but not horror. Most of the characters are great. Love Tara and Lafayette. Bill is a very believable vampire, but I don't find him very attractive. Sam is cute though, and Jason is hot. Not too sure how I feel about Sookie though, and she is kinda the main character. But she annoys me. I like how she can read thoughts, and she stands up for herself and others (she isn't whiny or co-dependant), but there is something about her that just seems, I don't know, childish maybe? Not sure if that is the right word. But I am definitely getting hooked.

I agree with you re: Sookie. The character annoyed me in the books (she is the MC) as well - she's naive and just has an irritating personality or something... can't put my finger on it. How many episodes have you watched and I'm thinking you are starting way back on Season 1? :)

nitaworm
08-20-2009, 02:42 PM
Satori1977

I so agree with you about Sookie - although she still draws me in.

However, I really like the new twist - I love Eric as a vampire more than Bill - he is sexier, and evil. Bill is evil too, but conflicted which makes me want to still see his story --- until Eric gets no the screen.

Hettie
08-22-2009, 05:14 PM
Sookie annoys me I will say that, to no end... but I am not watching this for her, no sirree... Eric, oh sweet, misunderstood Eric... he is the vamp for me!!!!

Rowan
08-23-2009, 11:16 PM
Sookie annoys me I will say that, to no end... but I am not watching this for her, no sirree... Eric, oh sweet, misunderstood Eric... he is the vamp for me!!!!

I hear that... Eric is THE MAN (or THE VAMP)! :tongue I fear we won't get much Eric tonight - based on the previews. But then again, maybe we'll get lucky...... **fingers crossed**

chicklitreview
08-24-2009, 06:40 AM
Tonight's episode was awesome! Though, I must admit, I was very disappointed that it was cut short--like 15 minutes short.

I know many of you are irritated with the Maryanne storyline, but I like it. It adds a different twist to this season. And I like what they'd done with Tara and Eggs, which is an subplot to the Maryanne storyline. Finally, Tara has found a man who she relates too. But it's really sad that he's completely under Maryanne's spell. I think he's going to end up being held accountable for those deaths--the voodoo lady and Daphne--even though he had no idea that he done those horrible things. Remember last week when Lafayette gave Tara that tarrot card reading, and he told her that she would have to make a choice between love and justice (that justice card that he flipped over)?

I'm glad that Sookie and Bill were able to finally get back to the town and start to get things sorted out. And we're really starting to see more of what/who Sookie really is. I wonder about that.

And who is the Queen that Bill sees in the end? And from the way her foot was hanging out of the chair with blood dripping down, I wonder if he just stumbled onto some very unfortuante circumstances. Or maybe the Queen was feeding off of someone and the foot we saw was the foot of a human. We'll see...

I battle with myself if I want to read the books or not. I'm just afraid of spoilers, though I'm told that the TV series and the books are not the same. I'm so tempted to make my way to Amazon.

nitaworm
08-24-2009, 08:24 AM
On the edge of my seat!!!!

Wow, what a cliffhanger! I so can't wait til next week --- I am so hooked it's not funny.

Eric and Sookie scenario - I like the twist and love triangle
Jason - definately the comic relief and still stupid/pretty -- got to love him
Tara and the intervention - held my interest - but I was expecting her to glaze over again and attack them all
Bill and meeting the queen -- I like the twist ... it would be funny if the queen was his former lover -- but that would be too brutal

On pins and needles, until next week...

ShannonC
08-24-2009, 06:53 PM
Last nights episode was awesome but I'm sad there's only two left.

I also can't wait to see Even Rachel Wood in action as the Queen next week. I think she's going to be great.

Folofop
08-24-2009, 07:31 PM
Just watched episode 10.

Holy crap, what a way to end the episode! I don't think I can wait till next week!

som1luvsmi
08-25-2009, 01:01 AM
Very sad that it's almost over.


Last night's episode was good, but..........


Needed. More. Eric.

Hettie
08-25-2009, 03:59 AM
Ah, Eric...

Soon Sarah, soon!

Read the books sillies... they are wonderful... love them... and there is so much different that it will not be too much of a spoiler for the show.

Example.... Lafayatte died at the end of book one, not that crazy voodoo lady! Sorry if I spoiled the book.

som1luvsmi
08-25-2009, 04:04 AM
Alas, I am finished with the books and must wait until next May for the next in the series.

The one in coming in October is only a companion, or something.

Definitely need more Eric. *sigh*

DavidZahir
08-25-2009, 04:20 AM
I haven't read the books. Let me state that up front.

Having noted that, I prefer Bill to Erik -- although I do find the latter an intriguing character and hope to see more of him. And exactly what he wants from Lafayette's selling Vee? Were I to guess, it might be a way of controlling the traffic rather than stamping it out. Or, maybe a way of tracking down all the Vee addicts and punishing them in one swoop -- getting them addicted to Erik's millennium-old stuff then replacing it with some newborn's. They go into crazy withdrawl and the human authorities take care of them, while their fate scares others. It is a theory.

My fears for Jessica and Hoyt continue, but I suspect Maxine will indeed survive and Hoyt is a forgiving soul.

Methinks the Queen was having some dinner. And it is fascinating to me that her staff recognized Bill and let him in without question. Remember back in Season One when he was warning that Nest about their behavior, and he hinted he was speaking from a higher authority? Their reply "Tell him to..." "Higher than that." "Well then tell her..." (emphasis added) Been wondering about that pronoun for months and months.

Me, I figure Eggs is a goner. Which is too bad, cause he and Tara are good for each other. You know, when they aren't possessed by a creature from Greek mythology.

I'm wondering -- can Sam turn himself into a Maened? Probably not, but odds are then he could go mano-a-mano with her. I presume he cannot change into another shapeshifter, or a vampire (because vampires are dead).

Jason did something clever. Isn't that in the Book of Revelations somewhere? Hold me...I'm frightened.

Mrs. Strange
08-25-2009, 03:58 PM
Way to bring the story lines together. I want to know what this thing is that Sookie has. And I can't wait for Maryann to be brought down. Look what she did to that house.

LfB
08-25-2009, 04:35 PM
Read the books sillies... they are wonderful... love them... and there is so much different that it will not be too much of a spoiler for the show.


Good to hear! I've been debating reading the books right now since I became so hooked on the show! I didn't want to continuously spend the rest of the show's run going 'that's not what happened in the book!'

This past Sunday's episode was good. I love the Hoyt/Jessica pairing. Jason being all team leaderish is quite interesting (considering from the first episode he was painted more to be a hound dog, getting with the waitresses (or pretty much any willing woman) at Merlotts). And the cop (whose name I forgot), I thought he was hilarious (even though all he did was keep drinking)...

I can't wait for the next episode!

Hettie
08-26-2009, 12:02 AM
Hoyt and Jessica do not exist in the books... well Hoyt does, but not on this level...

Andy is a drunk for about a minute in the books...

Enough spoilers... I love seeing the differences, it makes the show MORE intriguing to me! So, read them. They are yummy!

chicklitreview
08-26-2009, 03:05 AM
Having noted that, I prefer Bill to Erik -- although I do find the latter an intriguing character and hope to see more of him.


Cool. I'm not the only one that prefers Bill to Eric. Bill just seems so right for Sookie.

chicklitreview
08-26-2009, 03:13 AM
Jason being all team leaderish is quite interesting (considering from the first episode he was painted more to be a hound dog, getting with the waitresses (or pretty much any willing woman) at Merlotts).



I agree. Previous postings noted how Jason is experiencing some personal growth. He's gone through a lot, some life-changing experiences. It's given him a different perspective on life. And it's all for the better.

Hettie
08-28-2009, 06:04 AM
Watching this week's again.... at least the beginning with Eric...


chicklit... you will understand why I prefer Eric soon. I swear! At the beginning, I thought Eric was too selfish to care for her...

MsGneiss
08-28-2009, 08:04 PM
Hi Everyone, I'm late to this thread... but, True Blood is a guilty pleasure (right after the Sookie books, which I prefer). So, I just wanted to take sides, right off, and say that I am with Eric - 1) because I've read the books and KNOW that Eric is better for Sookie (you Eric haters just wait), and 2) because Eric is hot. Also, 3) because Eric is so hot.

That is all for now. :)

MsGneiss
08-28-2009, 08:14 PM
I bet they limit her love interests to Eric and Bill though. Leave Quinn out of it and that Herveaux character.


If the world was a fair and just sort of place, Alcide would be played by Hugh Jackman, and Quinn by Dwayne Johnson. Even so, I do hope they include these characters, because they were nicely developed in the books.

RavenCorinnCarluk
08-28-2009, 09:00 PM
All right, I'm finally deciding to join the conversation.

I never saw Quinn as Dwayne Johnson when reading the books, but now the image is there. You've corrupted me.

And I concur, Eric is hot. Really hot. Like, needs more screen time right NOW kind of hot.

I have a question that might be just a little catty; does anyone else find Anna Paquin's gap teeth slightly distracting? Sometimes, it just catches me off guard, and I get pulled entirely away from whatever she's saying.

MsGneiss
08-28-2009, 09:06 PM
I never saw Quinn as Dwayne Johnson when reading the books, but now the image is there. You've corrupted me.

Sorry! But as far as mental images go, you can definitely do worse.

And I concur, Eric is hot. Really hot. Like, needs more screen time right NOW kind of hot.

Yes. Oh-My-Goodness-Yes. Very hot man playing a very hot character. Love it.

I have a question that might be just a little catty; does anyone else find Anna Paquin's gap teeth slightly distracting? Sometimes, it just catches me off guard, and I get pulled entirely away from whatever she's saying.

That is definitely not how I imagined Sookie from the books... but I've gotten used to it.

MsGneiss
08-28-2009, 09:08 PM
Hoyt and Jessica do not exist in the books... well Hoyt does, but not on this level...

Andy is a drunk for about a minute in the books...

Enough spoilers... I love seeing the differences, it makes the show MORE intriguing to me! So, read them. They are yummy!

What do you think of the Hoyt-Jessica addition? I think it works alright, but I don't like how much screen time they get.

Hettie
08-29-2009, 05:58 AM
I don't mind it, as I thought Hoyt got the shaft in the book... and it takes screen time away from the gap in Sookie's teeth. Wow, I just googled to see if it was real.... I thought it was fake! :eek:

I like that Jessica is going to give Hoyt's mama a bit of what she deserves...


All screen-time should be given to Eric!

nitaworm
08-29-2009, 10:34 AM
Oh, man I can't wait til this SUNDAY....when I get to see TRU BLOOD again...

som1luvsmi
08-29-2009, 10:53 AM
Oh, man I can't wait til this SUNDAY....when I get to see ERIC again...

Fixed it for ya. :D

nitaworm
08-29-2009, 12:06 PM
YES...he is so hot....sizzle...

som1luvsmi
08-29-2009, 12:20 PM
http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=44734&page=2315

You're welcome. :D

nitaworm
08-29-2009, 01:33 PM
Ok, you know you are feeding my addiction ...

Hettie
08-29-2009, 04:05 PM
Some addictions need to be fed!!!

chicklitreview
08-29-2009, 04:42 PM
Watching this week's again.... at least the beginning with Eric...


chicklit... you will understand why I prefer Eric soon. I swear! At the beginning, I thought Eric was too selfish to care for her...

We'll see...Yes, I think Eric is selfish, heartless, and cold. I never disliked him, but I like Bill so much better. I always thought that Eric's interest in Sookie was only because he thought he could gain something out of her. But you know, I must admit that I gained a little more respect for him after seeing his relationship with Godric. And that he actually cried for him...I was shocked the first time that happened (when Godric's two sidekicks were squabbling over who would take power if Godric was gone, and Eric turned away from them and lamented that he didn't care who took Godric's position. If Godric was gone, no one could imagine all that he [Eric] lost).

chicklitreview
08-29-2009, 04:43 PM
Oh by the way, Eric is such a cunning trickster, how could Sookie ever trust him?

MsGneiss
08-29-2009, 04:44 PM
We don't have HBO at home (or any sort of TV, actually) so every weekend I've been going over to my mom's house to catch up on TruBlood. She's so happy that she gets to see me so often!

MsGneiss
08-29-2009, 04:45 PM
Oh by the way, Eric is such a cunning trickster, how could Sookie ever trust him?

Because he really cares about her.

Hettie
08-29-2009, 04:47 PM
Chicklit: You are coming around already... soon Grasshopper, soon!

And Eric is so much more hot than Bill... Yes, I am that shallow!

Sleepsheep: Yes, he does! We need to give Chicklit time to change her evil ways!!!

chicklitreview
08-29-2009, 04:48 PM
Oh, man I can't wait til this SUNDAY....when I get to see TRU BLOOD again...

Ditto on that! I fly out to Texas tomorrow for a business trip. I didn't think about it when I made my hotel reservation, but the hotel I'm staying at BETTER have HBO, because I can't miss True Blood tomorrow and have to wait. You guys talk about True Blood addiction...

RavenCorinnCarluk
08-29-2009, 07:35 PM
I'm shallowish. Eric is hotter than Bill, and that makes him easier to stare at. But I also like the character so much more. I have a thing for the arrogant, manipulative, mean, strong guys. I really fell for Eric as his character has evolved, and I'm so hoping True Blood stays true to those aspects of him.

It has been really neat to see secondary characters further developed in the show. Hoyt was such a background character, that I never really thought about him, so it's interesting to see the whole thing with him and Jessica. Though I like it when she's been a little more contrasty (being a bad girl, then being sweet and innocent). And I think her virgin predicament sucks. That's plain horrible.

As far as addictions...you should have seen me pouting Fourth of July weekend when it didn't air. I don't really have HBO, so I didn't know, and I was confused and lost without my fix.

Hettie
08-29-2009, 07:43 PM
I got HBO free for 2 months on the 4th week of the season.... watched the first three episodes ON DEMAND.... will get rid of it in 2 weeks after the season finale... yep, I am that cheap! But, I am happy!

MsGneiss
08-30-2009, 12:10 AM
And Eric is so much more hot than Bill... Yes, I am that shallow!


Yes, he is definitely the hottest person on the show. Wonderful to look at. But I also love the character, and I too hope they stay true to his development in the books.

Hettie
08-30-2009, 12:13 AM
Yes, he is definitely the hottest person on the show. Wonderful to look at. But I also love the character, and I too hope they stay true to his development in the books.



I like how Alexander is treating his character... it is wonderful to see him in the flesh, and see him done how I imagined him. I actually imagined him as Fabio at first (whom I hate!!!!!). Then he evolved into this lovely man... and Alexander fits him perfectly!

28.75 more hours! I am sick sick sick!

MsGneiss
08-30-2009, 09:00 AM
Chicklit: You are coming around already... soon Grasshopper, soon!

And Eric is so much more hot than Bill... Yes, I am that shallow!

Sleepsheep: Yes, he does! We need to give Chicklit time to change her evil ways!!!

I generally don't like men with long hair, so when I read the description of Eric in the early books, I didn't think he was too hot. But, I did love his character as he evolved throughout the story.

On the show, though, Eric is super hot, hot, hot. Bill doesn't even come close.

So, ah, the point was that I liked Eric more than Bill even before I knew that Eric was hotter than Bill! There ya go! :)

Hettie
08-30-2009, 06:01 PM
Tonight dear ones.... TONIGHT!

Folofop
08-30-2009, 06:17 PM
I can't wait.

I'll have to acquire it through other means *cough* as it's not on TV here yet.

nevada
08-30-2009, 10:23 PM
I can't wait.

I'll have to acquire it through other means *cough* as it's not on TV here yet.

That's *cough* how I get it too. I think it might be on Super channel in Canada but I don't get that. Too cheap to pay all that extra money for just one show. One great show, but still.

Rowan
08-30-2009, 10:38 PM
I'll miss True Blood and Eric (of course) -- only one more episode after tonight. :cry: I guess I can always watch Eric on DVD.

However, I just learned of a new Vampire series premiering on September 10th so we can all get our vamp fix... if it's any good - can start a new link.

CW channel
8:00 PM
"The Vampire Diaries" (love sucks)

http://www.cwtv.com/shows/the-vampire-diaries

Based on the series of books by L. J. Smith, THE VAMPIRE DIARIES is from Alloy Entertainment and Bonanza Productions Inc in association with Warner Bros.

http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/tv/2009/08/26/2009-08-26_new_cw_show_vampire_diaries_follows_success_of_ twilight_true_blood_.html

Hettie
08-31-2009, 02:20 AM
T minus two hours 40 minutes people!

Rowan
08-31-2009, 02:26 AM
T minus two hours 40 minutes people!
UNTIL ERIC!!!!
http://truebloodnet.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/alexvamp.jpg

Hettie
08-31-2009, 02:42 AM
*swoon*

Carlene
08-31-2009, 02:54 AM
Anyone know if HBO repeats tonight's episode later in the week? I'm having guest and will have to miss it!!!!! My husband thinks we should tape it but...the TV is in our family room where we'll be entertaining and we have to keep the TV on while taping! I said - NO, that would be rude, but....I have to get my TB fix!!!

Carlene

Hettie
08-31-2009, 02:56 AM
Yes, they play it at 8 here, then 10:30... then again tomorrow... then, starting tomorrow, it is on demand... do you have that? That is wonderful... not that I do that... no... I don't! Really!

MsGneiss
08-31-2009, 02:59 AM
I really love this thread, and am super glad that I found it. That is all. :)

Rowan
08-31-2009, 03:12 AM
This Eric pic is too big to post but...wow!
http://skarsgardfans.files.wordpress.com/2009/08/a308xt.jpg

Another... ***SIGH***

http://tauntsociety.com/Wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/eric-northman-pretty-boy-300x225.jpg

Hettie
08-31-2009, 05:57 AM
In 2 weeks.... are you kidding me?

RavenCorinnCarluk
08-31-2009, 06:28 AM
I'm not sure about the Vampire Diaries. I couldn't get into the series when I tried to read it years ago.

Waiting for the next season is going to suck. Suck suck suck.

Caramia
08-31-2009, 06:30 AM
With the habit they have for cliffhangers, I have a strong feeling the finale is gonna be a whooper.

At least we had more Eric-candy tonight :) If they ever do a spin off that focuses on him as MC, I'm all over it.

MsGneiss
08-31-2009, 06:32 AM
I'm not sure about the Vampire Diaries. I couldn't get into the series when I tried to read it years ago.

Waiting for the next season is going to suck. Suck suck suck.

I heard rumors about a Harper Connelly show/movie... that would be swell to pass the time between True Blood seasons. I've read all the books, so I know all the big revelations, but still, the show keeps me at the edge of my seat. Good stuff.

som1luvsmi
08-31-2009, 07:38 AM
I just want to thank Rowan for her new avvy.

I love you.

*fans self and swoons*

MsGneiss
08-31-2009, 07:54 AM
I just want to thank Rowan for her new avvy.

I love you.

*fans self and swoons*

Yes, Rowan. And the pics too. Keep it up... please. :)

Rowan
08-31-2009, 01:28 PM
Yes, Rowan. And the pics too. Keep it up... please. :)


:)
http://www.accesshollywood.com/content/images/100/230x306/100386_alexander-skarsgard-as-vampire-eric-northman-on-hbos-true-blood.jpg

Rowan
08-31-2009, 02:23 PM
I just want to thank Rowan for her new avvy.

I love you.

*fans self and swoons*

I repped you a link! ;)

MRS. STRANGE sent me that pic of Eric as Mr. January...
http://www.carolynjewel.com/weblog/uploaded_images/MrJanuary-771325.jpg

Hettie
08-31-2009, 03:49 PM
What a wonderful way to wake up to in the morning!!! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

Folofop
08-31-2009, 04:49 PM
8 hours! 8 hours it is going to take for me to, erm "acquire" episode 11.

Darn it. I need it now!

Although, I hope it isn't just an Eric and Sookie sex fest. They are equally unattractive to me, although in a pinch I'd probably go for Eric, only because of the amount of sexy photos of him I have been subjected to while reading this thread.

I blame this thread for questioning my sexuality.

Folofop
08-31-2009, 06:16 PM
Woohoo.

Only 31 minutes left.

I'm so excited, little giggles are escaping my lips, randomly.

Hettie
08-31-2009, 09:15 PM
I am confused. Thought it was 8 hours... and then 90 minutes went by and it was 31 minutes. Do you need math tutoring Folo???? I'm just saying!

Or are you dilerious because of the excitement???

Folofop
08-31-2009, 09:19 PM
Or are you dilerious because of the excitement???

Yep.


I am confused. Thought it was 8 hours... and then 90 minutes went by and it was 31 minutes. Do you need math tutoring Folo???? I'm just saying!


Actually, I'm downloading it from a torrent, so the speed was fluctuating, due to many, many leechers and not enough seeders.

I have now though now but haven't watched it yet, as had to go cook tea. A rather delicious warm chicken & bacon salad, I might add.

I shall report my opinions on this episode, approximately 58 minutes from now. :D

Hettie
08-31-2009, 09:27 PM
I am so excited for you.... (really, truly I am).... Happy Dance!!!


:snoopy::snoopy::snoopy::snoopy::snoopy::snoopy:

RavenCorinnCarluk
08-31-2009, 10:03 PM
Teacup humans.

I died. Soooo funny

Hettie
08-31-2009, 10:04 PM
I liked that... not so much that he thinks children are delicious... but, I am willing to look past it!

som1luvsmi
08-31-2009, 10:12 PM
Teacup humans.

I died. Soooo funny

OMG. So did I.


Did you guys see the rumors going around that they might kill off Eric in two weeks?

If they kill off Eric, there is no way I will keep watching and I will never forgive HBO.

I think it was in one of the Examiners.

Folofop
08-31-2009, 10:25 PM
Ok, just watched episode 11. I've never read the books, so...

Wow, what a huge disappointment. What was with the Queen? She was nothing like I was hoping, she just seemed like some spoilt little kid in a candy shop, having to play Yatze 'cause she wasn't allowed outside or something. I was hoping the Queen would be like Godric, only more sinister and eviller. (that a word?)

Eric flies? That was awesome. Eric is my favourite character, not because he is mega sexy, but because he is mega cool.

The Jason and Andy thing that was going this episode, was just a bit boring and too "comedic" for my taste. In fact the whole episode seemed kind of silly.

The part when that crazy lady was cutting her finger off, that was cool.

The whole thing Mary-Ann: I was never really much into it and after finding out that she is just some dillusional human, who "imagined" her way to being powerful, didn't sit well with me. I'd rather she really was some crazy immortal thing, hmm I know she is but well, gah I can't explain it.

Interesting to see what will happen with Hoit and Jessica, was a shame nothing else was seen of them, apart from them boring bits with his mum. But I guess that is all leading upto something.

Anyways, I still loved it 'cause it was True Blood but one of the poorest episodes so far, I thought.

Hettie
08-31-2009, 10:32 PM
I think they would not be able to kill Eric... He is the basis for MOST of the books!!! EEK!

som1luvsmi
08-31-2009, 10:33 PM
That's what I was saying to someone earlier.

If they took THAT much artistic license, it wouldn't be worth watching for me.

Hettie
08-31-2009, 10:34 PM
Without Eric... there is nothing!

som1luvsmi
08-31-2009, 11:02 PM
For Eric fans on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/EricNorthmanFans?ref=ts).

and links to other fansites (http://www.hbo.com/trueblood/season2/) on HBO.

EgyptianGoddess
09-01-2009, 12:05 AM
OMG. So did I.


Did you guys see the rumors going around that they might kill off Eric in two weeks?

If they kill off Eric, there is no way I will keep watching and I will never forgive HBO.

I think it was in one of the Examiners.


I don't see how they can kill off Eric, he's a mainstay character through all of her books. I would suspect it would be Layfette, but I would be shocked if they did in Eric, as he's too important to the entire series.

EgyptianGoddess
09-01-2009, 12:14 AM
.... and 2) because Eric is hot. Also, 3) because Eric is so hot.

That is all for now. :)


hahahahaha....he is damn hot and I am besotted. I was from when I first read the books, but watching his character is sooooo much better!

Only thing, I wanted his hair to be long, like way down his back long, as it would be if he were a Vikking <reaching for towel to wipe off the drool> and he's described that way in he books. Nothing like grabbing a hand full of blonde hair when.......<wink>

EgyptianGoddess
09-01-2009, 12:16 AM
......I have a question that might be just a little catty; does anyone else find Anna Paquin's gap teeth slightly distracting? Sometimes, it just catches me off guard, and I get pulled entirely away from whatever she's saying.

You're not being catty.....every single time she opens her mouth to speak, all I can say is "why the hell don't you fix your teeth?" it drives my daughter insane...lol

She's a great actress, but that gap is SO DAMN DISTRACTING! It has often ruined a moment for me....thank God there are reruns and it's also on Demand....lol

EgyptianGoddess
09-01-2009, 12:20 AM
I hope no one minds my jumping into this thread....my friend Rowan told me about it.

It's been fun reading the posts from you guys.:)

LfB
09-01-2009, 12:39 AM
Ok, just watched episode 11. I've never read the books, so...

Wow, what a huge disappointment. What was with the Queen? She was nothing like I was hoping, she just seemed like some spoilt little kid in a candy shop, having to play Yatze 'cause she wasn't allowed outside or something. I was hoping the Queen would be like Godric, only more sinister and eviller. (that a word?)

Yeah, the whole episode seemed more like a filler piece to me. I was more 'eh' than 'omg!' like I had been with some previous episodes...I thought there woulda been more to the Queen (esp with that title). I did think it was interesting that the one girl's Sookie's cousin (and even more interesting that she noted she's Sookie's cousin, not Sookie and Jason). I wonder if she'll turn up again...


Interesting to see what will happen with Hoit and Jessica, was a shame nothing else was seen of them, apart from them boring bits with his mum. But I guess that is all leading upto something.

Especially the last scene of Jessica screaming when Hoyt stormed out with his mother...I loved their relationship thus far. It shows a more innocent side to the whole vampire/human relationships...


She's a great actress, but that gap is SO DAMN DISTRACTING! It has often ruined a moment for me

I appreciate that they (producers/the actress/whoever) are trying to go with authentic/didn't try to make the actress fix or cover her teeth. It's a nice change of pace, imo. And her acting's (as is the entire cast) amazing:)


I don't see how they can kill off Eric, he's a mainstay character through all of her books. I would suspect it would be Layfette, but I would be shocked if they did in Eric, as he's too important to the entire series.

Agreed. Plus, Eric's the source of a lot of angst for Bill and Sookie (as a new suitor or just by being...well...Eric, haha). Now, what's a show without (some good lookin') angst? (And, Rowan, I'm totally adding my 'thanks' for the Eric pics - whoo! *fans self*) :)

Even Lafayette - I think a whole lotta people would be annoyed if producers made him kick the bucket. I think he's developed quite a fan following (he truly is an awesome character and it's been great seeing his development). I don't know, honestly, I'd be sad to see any of the big characters be taken out (shoot, I was sad about Mary Anne's sidekick/butler) :/

Caramia
09-01-2009, 01:42 AM
I've sunk to a new low. Actually sought and watched the video of Lady Gaga's Paparazzi, which features the actor who plays Eric. It's worth the unfortunate parts, so some here may enjoy :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQJ9Vi8GLok