Can I just say that, for the record, I think it was kind of tacky of HBO to air the season finale of “True Blood” on 9/11? I’m not trying to say that yesterday should have been devoid of entertainment, but after an emotional day of watching the memorial service and television docs that recalled the violence of 2001, the last thing I was in the mood for was gore. Just sayin’—could HBO not have waited until next week to air the finale? Or at least started the season a week earlier? Feels like such a strange decision.
That said, last night’s episode was one of the best in a long time. After the jump, the good, bad, and WTF moments. Keep reading »
Behold, my thoughts on Sunday night’s “True Blood.” Why so late, you ask? Well, the long weekend got a little wonky on me. Because Sunday night felt like Saturday, I forgot to watch it and next thing I knew it was Monday and I was behind on “Bachelor Pad.” But, last night, I finally caught up with Sookie, Eric and the crew. And overall, I felt a little … let down.
After the jump, the good, the bad, and the WTF moments of this week’s episode. I can’t believe that this Sunday brings the finale. It really feels like this should only be the halfway mark. Keep reading »
“It’s not that different from what I do on set on ‘True Blood.’ I wonder if some of the other guys have done it before — taken their clothes off on camera. For me, it’s just a typical day at the office … When I was in college, I did an off-Broadway show where I was full-frontal on stage, so I guess all of these crazy parts have been coming my way for a long time.”
—Joe Manganiello talks about his role in the upcoming Channing Tatum flick, “Magic Mike,” in which he plays a male stripper named Big Dick Richie. I have nothing to say except that, for the record, I think Joe looks very nice with clothes on, too. [LA Times] Keep reading »
What the heck? There are only two more episodes left in this season of “True Blood.” This season has really flown by, and yet—I don’t feel nearly as engaged in the plotline as I have in seasons past. Something about Marni/Antonia as the big bad just doesn’t seem that dire to me compared to, say, the mysteriously eerie Marianne of season two. But perhaps that is just me? After the jump, the good, bad, and WTF moments of last night’s episode. And of course, SPOILER ALERT. Keep reading »
Last night’s episode of “True Blood” was two-thirds fascinating and one-third filler. The filler part—we finally get the payoff of baby Mikey’s possessed doll plot line. The fascinating parts—well, you’ll have to find out after the jump. So behold, the good, the bad, and the WTF of last night’s episode. And of course, SPOILER ALERT. Keep reading »
I know what you’re thinking when you watch “True Blood.” As you watch Eric and Sookie doing it over and over again in the forest, as you witness the bloody gore that occurs after a vampire is staked, as you see that raccoon decomposing in the credits—you’re thinking, Man, I wish there was a cookbook based on this show. I’m starving! Well, your wishes have been answered! Apparently, a “True Blood” cookbook, not endorsed by HBO, will be in bookstores next year. The recipes will be inspired by characters, for exampled “Bill’s Bite Me Biscuits” and “Sookie’s Steamy Crawfish Etoufee.” Which actually does sound good. Here’s hoping this thing will stick to Bloody Marys rather than veering into actual blood territory. What’s next, a cookbook based on “Hoarders”? Shudder. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »
“I loved it. It was so beautiful, they tried to recreate a winter landscape up in northern Sweden, and they did an amazing job. It was really special. It was a lot of fun shooting — and quite complicated with wind machines going and fake snow everywhere. It was very technical and kinda tough, but it really was very special. They spent weeks building it, and we spent a day or two shooting it. I’m excited to see it because being there on the day it looked so good. I hope fans like it.”
—Alexander Skarsgaard talks about his sex scene with Anna Paquin in Sunday night’s episode of “True Blood,” in which—since she’s high on his blood—she imagines her room to be snowy forest with a big bed in the middle of it. Don’t worry, Alexander, we liked it. Even if we thought those fur throws were totally cheesy. [Wet Paint]
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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!
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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 »