True Blood goes for second bite

Some of you love it, and some of you hate it (check out our Five Reasons feature on True Blood for arguments for both sides). But regardless of what you think of True Blood, know this: There will be more. HBO has already ordered a second season of the dark comedy/vampire romance from executive producer Alan Ball (Six Feet Under) after only two episodes have aired.

The cable network apparently has seen enough to warrant committing to a second season, as the numbers from the first two episodes didn't suck. The show debuted on September 7 to 1.4 million viewers, but water-cooler talk propelled the second episode to a 24-percent jump in viewership (according to The Hollywood Reporter)--always a great sign.

Critics and viewers alike seem to be split on the blood-sucking adaptation of Charlaine Harris' Sookie Stackhouse books--even here at TV.com the show has its lovers (me) and haters (most everyone else). What do TV.com users? Check out the True Blood page to find out.

True Blood stars Anna Paquin (The Piano, X-Men) as Sookie, a mind-reading, white-T-shirt-wearing waitress in Louisiana. When a 137-year-old vampire named Bill (his kind is free to roam without fear as synthetic human blood quenches the undead's thirst) enters her restaurant giving her the eye, well, you can guess where things go from there.

True Blood airs Sunday nights on HBO.

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i cant wait for the second season =D
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I love this show. Great acting and drama.
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Excelent news this show is awsome
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Just "Goes for a Second Bite?" No airing date for Season Two?
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i can't wait for more!
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love it ;)
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I love this show and i can waith to the next episode=)
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This show gets better episode. THe first episode left me worried that it wouldn't be good enough to make the cut, but things have changed since then and I eagerly await the next episode after I watch each one now.
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Excellent news! I hope this great show continues to succeed and sticks around for quite a while!
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This is one of the best shows i have seen in years. The actor portray their roles with great pride and superb acting. My favorites are Bill,Sookie and Jason. I am addicted to this show and i can't want for the second season to start.
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Awesome!
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Fantastic news! Now that there's no Six Feet Under, Deadwood, Carnivale or West Wing on TV anymore, it's nice that, apart from Dexter, there will still be some quality around. I have Heroes and Gossip Girl for my guilty pleasure and TB for my stimulus
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True Blood IS the best series on TV!!! I have never been SO addicted to a tv show as I have this one. It's just crazy! lol... I will watch the same episode 2 or 3 times just to see if I might of missed something. ;-)
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I love this new series! Not only is the characters interesting, but all the sub-plots are equally as entertaining as the main story - cause you've grown to care for the characters! Now thats rare in todays television!
The mysteries around the killings are also cool in this lovely vampire social-realistic world.
This is a show definitely worth my DVD collection!
I cant wait for the next episode.. and the next season! ;)
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fabulous.
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WOO HOO!
How could they not continue, the shows are as exciting as the books!!
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nice
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Im rather enjoying this one. Some shows are better off on Showtime (Dexter) or HBO, than regular television. They have so much more leeway to tell a story.
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Yay!
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Worst show on television.
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It's great so far. Bring on the second season.
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Good news.I like it very much so far.It's full of interesting characters performed by excellent actors.
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This show has blown me away in terms of story, characters, and humor so far. I hope it continues and sticks around for a long time.
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This is a great show, I hope it lasts a while. Moonlight was awesome too, it seems Vampire stuff usually gets canned though, very unfortunate for a Vampire fan like me.
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That's good news as that means I am not watching this in vain! The show has got better with each episode. (Yeah I know there's only been 3- but each one has been better than the last) It will be interesting to see how the show will progress.
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So glad to see a show like this survive all the junk that has been written about it!
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so glad love the show love the book
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Good news for True Blood!
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Yes, yes, we all miss Moonlight, but let's move on, shall we? I've read all the Charlaine Harris books, so I was pretty hopeful about this show. I think they're doing a decent job of setting up the characters. Sookie is sweet but naive, Tara is strong and loyal, Sam is a good guy (read pushover), and Bill is dark and sexy. Oh, and let's not forget Jason the horndog LOL. Don't give up yet, I promise it gets more exciting. And the dog, which someone mentioned in another forum is DEFINITELY important!
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True Blood Rocks! I can't wait for Alexander Skarsgard from Generation Kill to appear as Eric!
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I've been reading mixed reviews, I'll wait until the DVD comes out.
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I've seen both episodes and can't really say that I'm hooked - more like lets see what happens. So hearing that HBO already ordered a second season raises some question marks ?????
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Great news, I prefer to think it's for real. The show shows excellent promise and I wish disappointed Moonlight fans would get over themselves. That show is done and no reason to spoil True Blood for others. The two shows are miles apart anyway. The only thing in common that I can see is that both use the term vampire.
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While I haven't even had the time to finish watching the pilot, this news certainly encourages me to try and watch the rest.
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Yea I wouldnt believe anything HBO says. They've said this about shows before, and then they "forget to renew the actors contracts..." Just ask Deadwood
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I am so happy to hear it! Only two episodes in and I am hooked! I hope they can keep the great story going.
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i still miss MOONLIGHT :(
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Pretty Good .Not quite as good as moonlighting but has a lot of potential and defiently worth a watch
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good stuff.
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Great news!
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not the best show but far from the worst, hopefully it will develop more in the rest of this and the next season
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While I don't yet have HBO, I caught the first two episodes and the background material at a hotel over the weekend. Looks like a fun series, although not by itself enough to induce me to pay up for the cable package which would include HBO.
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I like this show a lot so far. Great to see HBO renew it so quickly, hope the show holds up.
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I'm glad it has been given a chance. So far I like it. But I do agree with many people in that Moonlight was screwed, royally. Bring Moonlight back!
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Only after two episode the show is renewed. Go figure but Moonlight couldn't get renewed to save there souls after almost getting a full season in (stupid writers strike). I like True Blood but all the same I wish Moonlight was still around.
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great news, I love vampires.
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Definitely a chick thing. Hot fantasy feed.
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I haven't seen any of it yet but I'm glad because it looks brilliant.
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Never been a huge vampire fan. Seems like a chick thing.
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So did the second episode jump happen because people told their friends "OMFG you have to watch this show, it's so bad words can't describe it!", or by some fluke did the show actually improve?

I mean, normally I really dig Alan Ball's work, he's brave, quirky, intelligent, but sadly I saw little of that Alan Ball in the first episode. Watching it it looked like Ball flipped through the books, smoked a ton of weed, then went straight into shooting the pilot. It was a poorly constructed and unbalanced mess. While I'm all for genre bending and shows that are difficult to classify, True Blood was a mess. I don't think they had any idea what they were doing making it.

So much so I have been really slow to watch episode 2. Maybe it'll get better, but when it comes to new shows, the pilot episode should be a lot tighter. And it's hard to believe HBO's already jumping on board for a second season two episodes in. This is the same channel that thought Preacher was too dark and controversial to be made into a series there.

Long story short, I fear for HBO's quality control, and long for the days when they had the best shows on television.
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