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True Blood: “Sucker Punch”. No kidding.

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So what did everyone think about lastnight’s True Blood? I was a little disappointed, this episode really felt like a filler. Did Alan Ball step out of the room when they wrote this one? The whole season is only 12 episodes so to have an episode wasted like that is a little irritating. The show should have stayed in Dallas and spent a little more time on the whole Fellowship/Godric storyline.

I will let Mark Blankenship over at The Huffington Post explain all the reasons why last night’s show was a disaster.

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True Blood news.

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Not a big suprise…True Blood has been picked up for a third season. Can’t wait to see where Alan Ball takes the series next summer. By the way, what did you think of last Sunday’s episode? I just got caught up on the last two episodes. Wow, alot was going on there with all the having sex in a bed of blood thing and a giant pig running around Bon Temp, and of course the orgy scene. That show gets a little more insane every week…and I love it all.

Also, HBO says it will start selling Tru Blood to the masses starting in December:

“The blood-orange carbonated drink has a slightly tart and lightly sweet flavor that is sure to taste better than the O negative blood consumed by the show’s fictional vampires.

The blood-orange carbonated drink has a slightly tart and lightly sweet flavor that is sure to taste better than the O negative blood consumed by the show’s fictional vampires. The blood orange carbonated drink will taste slightly sweet and slightly tart and retail at $16 for a 4 pack. Pricey. Read more about it here.


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Worth the wait?

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Did you catch True Blood lastnight? It definitely made up for making us wait a week for a new episode. The birthday party scene was insane with all the sex and dirt eating and Maryann growing claws. Neato. I’ve found some True Blood links to keep you from doing any actual work at the office today:

The LA Times has a recap of last night’s episode and USA Today thinks True Blood is one of TV’s true joys.

TV Guide talks to Michelle Forbes(Maryann) and asks her about the vibrating during sex thing.

E! Online’s Must List Live debates who is the hotter vampire…Eric or Bill? I say Eric. Discuss.

Find out what music was used in the show at True-Blood.net.


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Interview with True Blood’s Nelsan Ellis.

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If you still haven’t watched the season premiere of True Blood, stop reading now. If you have, then here’s an interview with Nelsan Ellis, who plays Lafayette. Lafayette is one of the reasons I am glad Alan Ball is straying from the books. Nelson talks about finding out his character survives:

“When I first started it was only a one-year contract, so I thought I was a goner after the 12th episode. In fact, (Alan) didn’t tell me that he was bringing me back until after the table read for (the season 1 finale). He was like, “You know we’re not killing you, right?” And I was like, “I didn’t know but thanks for telling me.”

He goes on to discuss Lafayette’s relationship with Eric and if he believes he will make it to season 3. Read the rest of the article over at MSNBC.


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Was True Blood worth the wait?

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So what did you all think of the season premiere of True Blood? I loved it. Just in case you haven’t seen it yet, I won’t reveal any big spoilers, but it’s safe to say I was pleased with the direction Alan Ball is taking. He is straying quite a bit away from the books, but I like where it’s going and it should be a great season.

Minor spoiler alert: Also, how funny was Eric coming down the stairs in a track suit with his hair wrapped in foil for his highlights right before he bites the crap out of that redneck?

SciFi Wire has an interesting interview with Alexander Skarsgard as he discusses developing the character of Eric Northman:

“Season one was an introduction to Eric,” Skarsgard said in an exclusive phone interview last week. “You didn’t see much more than the one side, which is him being the bad-ass vampire leader. In season two we go deeper, and you’ll understand that he is more complex than that and has a sensitive side and a very loyal side. He can be a great friend. He doesn’t like a lot of people, but if he likes you, then he’s extremely loyal. For an actor, it’s something I love to do, to go deeper and play more. I felt that after season one, people were always like, ‘Eric is the evil vampire,’ and I always defended Eric, because I don’t see him as evil at all.”


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Two days to True Blood.

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Here’s some True Blood goodies to get you all caught up for Sunday’s premiere:

TV Squad interviews Stephen Moyer

Via the NY Post, Michelle Forbes discusses her role as Maryann, one of my favorite characters.

Check out photos of the cast at the red carpet premiere.

Just in time for your summer travel planning, Jaunted has a True Blood Travel Guide.

Planning a True Blood viewing party? Check out eHow’s party suggestions first.

Find out how those haunting opening credits and font were created here.(note: there is nudity so beware if you are offended by that kind of stuff)


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Omar’s new gig.

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In my continuing coverage/stalking of The Wire cast members, I’m happy to report that in addition to his role in The Road, Michael K. Williams(Omar) has just signed on to an HBO pilot directed by Martin Scorsese called Boardwalk Empire. Check out the rest of the cast list and read a little about the plot over at IMDB.

Spoiler Alert: If you haven’t finished Season 5 of The Wire, stop reading here. If you have finished it, read one of my favorite blog posts about Omar and that bastard Kenard.