Last night, I found myself a little bit confused while watching “True Blood.” I kept thinking, Was that scene bad because it turned my stomach and/or made me want to throw things? Or good because it was totally unexpected and makes for a cool plot twist? At more than a few points, I just couldn’t decide. So after the jump, my final conclusions on the good, bad, and WTF moments of the episode “Spellbound,” with asterisks next to the ones I waffled on so you can tell me what you think in the comments. Keep reading »
Last night’s episode of “True Blood,” felt a little like soft-core porn. Was it just me or did the cast go above and beyond in the sex scene department? (If you haven’t watched yet, SPOILER ALERT.) First, we had Sookie and Eric’s mega sex montage—we see them in the woods, in the entry way of Sookie’s house, and in bed, twice. The camera lingers on them in multiple positions— him on top, her on top, him behind. Later in the episode, we Alcide and Debbie going at in multiple directions, though far less successfully. And then there were those flashbacks to Jason’s sex dream of Jessica. So much!
After the jump, the good, the bad, and the WTF moments of “Cold Grey Light of Dawn.” Keep reading »
I think it’s interesting that, in the lead up to this season of “True Blood,” reporters kept asking Anna Paquin and Steven Moyer what it was like doing sex scenes together considering that they are also a couple in real life. Because so far this season, they’ve both had sex—just not with each other. Bill, now the King of Louisiana, has his assorted playthings. Meanwhile, Sookie had her first romp of the season last night — but with Eric. So maybe a more fitting question would have been: what’s it like to see your significant other shoot a sex scene with one of your co-stars?
After the jump, the good, bad, and WTF moments from last night’s episode. And, duh, SPOILER ALERT. Keep reading »
It look me a while to catch on to “True Blood”; weeks of friends talking nonsense about Jason Stackhouse’s sex life, several Freudian comments on the part of my mother regarding race relations and the sale of vampire blood, and a picture of Alexander Skarsgård without his shirt on, to finally get me watching. And, admittedly, it wasn’t until about halfway through season 2 that I really got hooked. I had a voice in my head—I can’t remember whose—but it was someone’s who had promised me that “True Blood” was “the new ‘Buffy.’” Needless to say, “True Blood” pales to “Buffy” in every way possible, and I would be reluctant to say that the two are even comparable thematically or in genre, apart from the vampires and other pervading supernatural elements. Yet “True Blood” has its important moments—drug abuse, eternal virginity, bestiality, orgies and a human-vampire media war. In short, there are redeeming qualities that, through the gratuitous gore and graphic sex, give “True Blood” a point. Keep reading »
Last night’s episode of “True Blood” was called “It’s In His Kiss.” Why? (SPOILER ALERT!) Because finally, finally, finally Sookie and Eric shared their first smooch. I mean, really, how did it take this long? After the jump, the good, the bad and the WTF moments of last night’s episode. Keep reading »
Sure, last night’s episode of “True Blood” (SPOILER ALERT) felt mired in lengthy scenes featuring Jason and those horrible werepanthers. But still, there was plenty to enjoy, especially Eric in his wide-eyed, teenage-like amnesiac state. After the jump, the best, worst, and most WTF moments of the episode “I’m Alive and on Fire.” Keep reading »
I can’t help but love this montage of “True Blood” characters saying Sookie Stackhouse’s name. Bill’s “Sookie” — which seems to be coming from his gut — is the most fun to imitate, but Eric’s is definitely the sexiest. No surprise there. Now, can someone make a montage of Lafayette calling people “hooker”? [NYMag
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“True Blood” season four had been off to a phenomenal start, with two episodes that caught us up on where the characters had been for the past year and set up all sorts of plot twists, turns, and unexpected staking for the weeks to come. So it was inevitable that we had to get a dud at some point. [For what it's worth, I have to say, I LOVED last night's episode. -- Amelia] And that’s just what last night’s episode felt like—filler that didn’t get us very far in the journey from point A to point B. Still, even a meh “True Blood” episode is a treat, so after the jump, the best, worst, and most WTF moments from the episode. And if you haven’t watched yet, SPOILER ALERT. Keep reading »
My relationship with Joe Manganiello goes way back. It started when he appeared in a bit part on “How I Met Your Mother.” Wow, that guy is hot, I thought. A few years later, the same gorgeous face appeared as a heartbroken werewolf on “True Blood” with a prediliction for taking his shirt off. I swooned. Joe has yet to make an appearance in the two episodes of “TB” season four that have aired so far, which is highly disappointing. So today, when I caught a glimpse Joe’s cover of Muscle & Fitness magazine, it was the first time we’d come face to face in months. And I freaked. That perfect, perfect specimen has gotten—gulp—way too muscle-bound for my taste. Put down the weights, Joe, put down the weights. Keep reading »
“Maybe it should be weird, simulating sex with your husband in front of people. But it’s really not. When it’s a love scene with someone you actually love it’s not, ‘Can I touch him here, can I touch him there?’ You know what your boundaries are, or aren’t I suppose … There is probably something wrong with me, but I find it amusing to watch these men and women fawn all over him. It’s not like anyone is really trying to do anything inappropriate. They just him to hug them … or bite them.”
—Anna Paquin of “True Blood” talks in the new issue of V Magazine about how easy it is to film sex scenes with her co-star and hubby Stephen Moyer. Oh, and she confirms that she is in fact down with him biting fans’ necks. Apparently, she thinks it’s hot. To each their own. [The Improper] Keep reading »