I haven’t watched last night’s “True Blood” yet, but I asked Sophie, our marketing manager, to tell me about something interesting that happened on the show but doesn’t actually spoil anything particularly important plot-wise. While she hinted that something kinda shocking at the end, she said the most interesting but not plot-essential development was that Eric attempted to glamour Alcide into not being horny for Sookie anymore. But did it work? You’ll have to watch the first and second clips above to find out! I, for one, hope that nothing stands in the way of us seeing Alcide nekkid in future episodes. That would be a shame.
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Has “True Blood” jumped the shark? I would argue that yessss, it totally has and only two things have kept me watching this season: 1) Pam’s increased role on the show and 2) the eventual return of Russell Edgington. The occasional moments of Greek God-like almost nudity (see the clip above, featuring Sookie getting it on with a shirtless Alcide (played by Joe Manganiello) have been worth tuning in for as well, but they are far too sporadic for a show that used to be filled with gratuitously horny sexytimes. Anyway, as promised, Russell Edginton, the former vampire king of Mississippi, came back to liven things up (second clip in player above). Maybe I’m not quite over this show after all…
Alright, it’s official: Pam is officially the most interesting character by far on “True Blood.” Vampire Tara? Still meh. Sookie? Barely even serves a purpose this season so far! Eric and Bill are being wasted with the slow pace of their current storyline. But finding out Pam’s back story — and how she came to be turned into a vampire by Eric — is the only reason to keep watching as far as I’m concerned.
“True Blood””s just-begun Season 5 has its roots in the Republican primaries. No, there weren’t any known vampires running for office—but the policies of Michele Bachmann and Rick Santorum were scary enough, says show creator Alan Ball. While watching the primaries, Ball found himself “asking what would it be like to have a theocracy in America—which is way more terrifying than any fictional monster could ever be,” he tells the Wrap.
The most “terrifying” thing about Santorum: “How many people agree with him,” Ball notes. “Our jumping off point was ‘OK, what is a vampire theocracy?’” Read more …
Since the first episode, Tara has been one of my least favorite character on “True Blood.” I just haven’t been able to muster up an ounce of care about her andthe way she says “Sook” is neck-and-neck with the way Sookie says “Bill” (Beyuuuul) as most annoying name pronunciation everrrrr. So when last season ended with Tara dying in a pool of blood, I was pretty okay with her not coming back. But then, in the first episode of the season, Pam changed Tara into the thing she hates most — a vampire. And finally, finally Tara had the potential to be interesting. After last night’s episode, I’m still waiting for that to happen, but I am excited for a relationship to develop between Tara and her maker Pam, who is the awesomest and is finally getting the screen time she deserves. If anyone can teach Tara to be a scene stealer, it’s Pam.
I was ogling a whole mess of photos of “True Blood”‘s Joe Manganiello on the beach, trying to decide which one I was going to post, when I realized, I don’t have to post just one. So here are eight. It was hard to even narrow it down to these. Sometimes my job is very difficult. [Photos: INFDaily] Keep reading »
Last night’s premiere of “True Blood” featured a little nod to another HBO show, “Game of Thrones.” Or that’s what I like to think this scene featuring vampire Eric Northam fucking his sister is supposed to be. Shit ain’t sexy anymore unless there’s a dose of incest, amiright? Warning: the clip above is NSFW, so watch it over and over and over again when no one is around, ‘kay?
I am so depressed that “Game of Thrones”‘ second season has come to a close, and “Mad Men”‘s finale airs this weekend. Thankfully, “True Blood” starts up again on HBO this Sunday and Entertainment Weekly is honoring the show with 11 bloody covers featuring the cast. Even Pam gets one! [Entertainment Weekly]
Costars in life and on the small screen, Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer, rocked the red carpet at the “True Blood” Season 5 premiere in Hollywood, Calif. on Wednesday (May 30). An expectant Paquin, 29, was simply radiant in a Rachel Comey dress, paired with Casadei peep-toes, a Christian Louboutin clutch and Stephen Webster jewels.
“It’s always amazing,” Moyer, 42, who has two children from previous relationships, told Zap2it at last night’s event. “I love my kids so much. And I think that the fact that Anna is pregnant just adds more crazy to the bundle of fun.” Read more…
“Well, we don’t have as many werepanthers on SVU, [but] I smack around [Alexander] Skaarsgard and [Bill] Moyer. I f*ck someone else up, and I have a girlfriend, so that’s fun. It’s been very freeing, except for the fact that I get off the show where I had to wear a coat and tie every day and they put me in a suit and tie every day.”
–Total hottie and fave “Law & Order: SVU” detective Christopher Meloni on his new role on “True Blood.” Smacking around Alexander Skaarsgard and Bill Moyer? A Sars, Mel, Moy sandwich? Now that’s something we’ve gotta see! [New York]