True Blood

Sunday 9:00 PM on HBO Premiered Sep 07, 2008 In Season



User Score: 2745


True Blood Fan Reviews page 3 of 9

out of 10
11,250 votes
  • HBO got theirselves another success Supernatural series, since Tales from the Crypt.

    Wow! True Blood now has full meaning titled. It's not just True Blood anymore about Vampires. It's True Blood: Supernatural Diaries. Baseing around Vampires, Werewolves, Witches, Fairies, Ghosts, Shapeshifters and Panthers. Oh, Man! True Blood is the program has the whole package of Halloween based characters involved. What's next? Show up on True Blood... Zombies!

    Well, i like this True Blood alot. It has alot of great entertainment of supernatural and stuff.
  • the show is just like the vampire diaries but better and darker.


    if u watch the vampire diaries then this show should give u kind of an example of what the show is about.

    the difference is that the vampire diaries is like a pg13 show for teenagers and true blood is a rated r show for adults.

    the writing is always fresh,they have twists and turns,i love the horror,action and sometimes the comedic moments.and the show is very character driven just like buffy the vampire slayer.

    the show has vampires,witches,ghosts and my favorite of all a guy werewolves are bad a**....they bring in lots of supernatural beings to help the plot of the show move along faster and better.

    the show has this dark,and horror action tone that i love.

    i love the fact the show is very adult b/c it dont have this lovey dovey type stuff going on and when they do have it its more adult instead of teenage type stuff,i love the writing and how they make the show have this dark tone,i love the horror and the action,the comedy ok sometimes,i love all the supernatural stuff and all the characters and supernatural beings the writers being in.

    this show rocks but sometimes it does have it flaws but there not noticeable.

    i say watch this show only if ur old enough b/c this isnt a child show:)

  • Eric is my favorite character in this show, I love him ..


    Eric is my favorite character in this show, I love him and his bad boy attitude, his silly humor and hiden soft side(and the great body). I was so happy when him and Sookie fall in love and she saw him for what he really was underneath. Can't wait to see more ..

  • if you like twilight vampire diaries well then you'll love this

    i had great expectations for this show because of the great cast and the concept and it fulfilled all of them :) the chemistry between the characters, the opening song that gives me the shivers, the secrets, the tension, the whole louisiana hot atmosphere Here in belgium we're waiting and waiting for season three I'm totally in love with it so much that every time i watch an episode i keep rewinding things to see them again and again I can't get enough off it now i just have to find the books on wich this serie is based upon and continue my obsession
  • Prob the best sci fi/fantasy tv shows out there, with perfect story lines, twists turns and best of all the comedy side of it


    Watched it from the start was ok to get into and building up and getting better with time just like most tv shows, but over time most tv shows reach their height and slowly run out of the good stuff,

    this show by far seems to just carry on forever with great story lines, twists, comedy and most of all more n more great things going on season 4 i just couldnt stop laughing at the black comedy side of it and how great the actors play their roles, with great non cheesyspecial efects

    this show could last 10 seasons and still be funny as F*** with new crazy s*** goin on and fun to watch,

    keep up the good work and never let this show die, its a 10/10 easy

  • True Blood the series that exploded in viewers for no reason!

    I can describe this show in a thousand words and some of them are: pointless, crap, waste of time, and plain old stupid. This show has no meaning, from the first time I watched this show I got so bored I didn't even want to complete the episode. Then my friend convinced me and tolled me "Just keep watching it, trust me you will like it.", so I took his advice and continued to watch this crappy show and I watched the first 4 episodes, they were all stupider than the other. Each show is 54 mins or something like that which means 54 mins of a stupid show. The actors cant act, the plot is even worse, the storyline sucks, and the setting is horrible. I can't believe this show is one of the top rated, it can't be it's just dumb! My friend then tolled me "It's just the first season, trust me and watch the next one and you will like it", so then I finished season 1 and watched season 2 and some of season 3. IT SUCKS! I can't explain more, this show is pure horrific and badly written.
  • What is the big deal with this show? There are definitely much more worthwhile shows out there. Ok, it's somewhat entertaining, in a "I just want to be stupid for 40 minutes" kind of way. There are moments of absolutely terrible scripting a

    I don't get why so many people absolutely adore this show. It's not the worst show in the world, don't get me wrong, but it is far from the best. Sex, violence, and drugs in abundance are probably the only saving grace for this show. Everybody enjoys watching that kind of stuff, but if that is all a show offers then it is a huge waste of time. Some parts of the show are just so ridiculous that you feel embarrassed for the actors and writers. I remember Anna Paquin was quite good in Almost Famous, but in this show she is just plain annoying and cheesy. I have watched every single episode thus far (not of my own will) and I'm still wondering what the hell the big deal is.
  • Can't remember I time when a show has hooked my interest this much. Sorry Haters!

    This show is amazing. I was hooked the moment I starting watching the first episode of season one, which I totally turned to by accident. I am really intrigued with it's quirky, witty, and dark characters. The situations they get themselves in are great to watch as well. People complain about the sex in the show, but in a day and age where more violence is seen as acceptable than sexuality, this is refreshing to see. Sexuality is normal, violence sadly is too, but sexuality is something that happens all the time, while violence shouldn't. So those who view it as vampire porn need to rethink your values and such. Yes, the show is violent as well, but I like that they don't shy from the sex, like so many other shows do. If you're gonna have violence you might as well have sexuality as well. Those how don't like the show are usually the ones who either watch crappy comedy shows or snooze-fests like Mad Men. True Blood is a well-written, well-acted television show that deserves all the attention it is getting and more. While other shows are just viewed as "amazing" just because of the elegance, and politics of the show (Mad Men). And I'm not bashing Mad Men here, it's an okay show and I'm just saying it is thoroughly overrated. I love that True Blood doesn't shy away from hurting it's characters in order for them to learn from their mistakes. Many other shows don't do so. I never really cared for vampires, but I really have gotten into them now. Most of the characters in this show, I can relate to in someway or another. It's a very human show for a supernatural television drama.
  • Why you do (not) want to watch this show.

    If you are interested in complex plots, smart conversations, character development and consequent story-telling you will hate this show so don't even bother watching the first episode.
    If you love seeing fantasy creatures spilling each others blood and guts, having sex, and are in for a fun ride with a whole bunch of different characters (believe me, you will find someone you like even though most of them are superficial idiots), and just love the "fiction" part in science-fiction then this is the show for you.
    55-minutes per episode where you can turn off your brain, lean back and enjoy the misery of the people living in the True Blood universe (no sarcasm here - I really mean that).

    Though I mostly enjoy watching it, I do not understand why people hype this show so much. It's not that good. Not at all. Sure it's entertaining, but hell there are many far better shows out there that don't get nearly as much (media) attention.
    Anyway, it gets a solid 6.5 rating. For all the blood, ya know ;)
  • An awesome show, pity we have to wait so long for the next season the wait will be excruciating! Keep up the amazing work guys!!

    This is one show that gets more addictive the more you watch it!!! The actors portray their characters well and I love the mix of drama, comedy and action all rolled into one action- packed show! This is one of the few shows that I get extremely excited about every week and can't believe we now have to wait so long for the next season!!! The only two criticisms I have is that there aren't enough episodes in a season and the next season is way too far away!!! Keep up the amazing work everyone and can't wait for season after season of this magnificent show!!!
  • A show that started out with a promising concept and interesting characters, but ultimately couldn't hold up in the long run.

    I started watching this show at the beginning of summer due to the fact that there really isn't anything on between June and September. The first 2 seasons were entertaining at best - I actually think I may have enjoyed them more than I should have because there was nothing else to watch. The show was campy in a good way and occasionally rather fun to watch. That being said, the third season was an extreme letdown, even for an already average show. I quit watching after episode 9 of this season because I really couldn't put up with it anymore. I read recaps of the episodes that I missed before watching the finale earlier this evening. I know I am going to get a ton of hate for this review, but I felt I needed to get this out. Individual Season ratings are as listed below:

    Season 1 - A decent start to a campy and interesting series. Packed with interesting characters and never takes itself too seriously. Rating: 7/10

    Season 2 - An interesting story arc and plenty of humour make this a welcome improvement on season 1. Rating: 8/10

    Season 3 - A disappointment through and through. The concept was there but boring subplots and a weak story arc (If you can even call it an arc) make for a rather lacklustre season. Rating: 5/10
  • It is a great show and it is a great finale.

    I disagree with those, who say that finale is somewhat half season finale. I think it is just the way it should be. Sam revealed to us his past, got back to basics. Tara started a new life having said goodbye to her mother and her past. Jason, at last, is not involved in any low class (again)relationship. Hoyt and Jessica managed to get together. Each and every relationship got to its logical point. I do believe Bill is not an evil, I do believe he truely loves Sookie. They just had to break up so that she could find what she really was. Because before she was so deeply involved in vampires' showdown, she simply had no time to take care of her own self. Even if I am wrong and Bill is not what I think of him, for me personally Sookie-Bill relationship is the only worthy reason to be wanting for the show to go on.
  • Have heard about it and my friends have been over this show for quite sometime and have forced me into watching this show. Below is my review describing how i felt about the show and weather it lived up to the hype that was created up by my friends.

    So my friends were all over this show and bragging about how great it is and how exciting and thrilling the show is. They made me sit down and forced me into watching couple of its episode from season 1. My impression of this show before watching was that it would be the same old drama about the vampires and werewolves and how they dont get along. Surprisingly the show was interesting and is kinda thrilling for what its worth, but im not a vampire and werewolves fan so id say that this show is not for me and i would not watch it.

    Im sure may of you will disagree on me, but for me this shows doesnt work.
  • Aww, Sookie! **SPOILERS WITHIN**

    First off, when Snoop Dogg writes a song about you, that means you're awesome. That awesome gal is named Sookie Stackhouse, who meets a vampire named Bill and is immediately attracted to him. We find out that Sookie is a telepath with some extra powers that are still not fully divulged. Sookie's best friend, Tara, spends most of the first season infatuated with Sookie's dumb brother, Jason. Jason's level of stupidity is never exhausting, only amusing. We learn that True Blood tastes horrible. So bad, in fact, that the American Vampire League shows their hypocrisy by drinking from humans rather than the crap they peddle for public trade. Then, there's Eric. Every vampire story must have one vampire that wallows in self-hate(Bill)and another that has nothing but love and lust for the kill. Thank the maker(Alan Ball)for Eric who proves that evil can be fun, as long as he's commited to his cause: Survival of the fittest and Eric is VERY fit. Eric's "child", Pam, is also a riot as she does her own share of evil deeds at her maker's behest. She even ruins a pair of designer shoes for the cause. Now, that's commitment. I can't leave out Lafayette, the gay semi-crossdressing cousin of Tara. Lafayette delivers awesome one-liners and beatdowns at the drop of a hat. He is True Blood gold. The gang come together and fall apart. The fire and desire between Eric and Sookie is compelling, but fleeting. We know that she wants Bill, who was forced by the Magister to make his very own little vampire named Jessica. Jessica was a sweet, virtuous, christian girl who's probably better off as a vampire because her parents are a little off. Jessica gets a job as a hostess at Merlottes, which is owned by Sam, the shapeshifter that loves it when you scratch his belly. True Blood doesn't lack for villains either. We get many vampires, werewolves, clergymen,and a maenad by the name of MaryAnn. MaryAnn is pure evil and hellbent on harming one pitiful puppy in particular. Her minions are, mostly, unwilling, but fun-loving party people. More notable villains are Nan Flannagan, spokeswoman of the AVL, the Magister, Sophie Anne, the beautiful,selfish, and indifferent Queen of Loozana. AND Russell. Russell is a freaking hoot going on a bloody rampage to show the world that VAMPIRES RULE and humans are just happy meals on legs. If you haven't already, check this show out. It's definitely worth paying for HBO for the few brief months the seasons last.
  • It's a well-acted soap opera, and I just can't get enough! It has earned its spot among the Vampire Craze that has been happening here lately.

    A couple years ago, I became interested in the Southern Vampire novels, but I never really invested my time into reading them. However, after watching True Blood I am very thankful I didn't! While I still haven't read the books, I can't imagine myself getting nearly as much enjoyment out of purely reading the books. That being said, I absolutely adore True Blood. It has everything I could possibly want out of a vampire drama: Romance, thrills, battle scenes, gore, special effects...And a sexy cast to boot. It is true that the show would most likely not be as appealing as it is if it wasn't so centered around blood and sex, but who cares? It is incredibly entertaining! It has the effect to make the meager hour it shows each week fly by. Anyway, I'm still a die-hard fan of this show, but I would be lying if I said that the show hasn't gone a little downhill. The first season was superb - maybe it was so great because it was fresh? I don't know. The second season was great as well, but the third season fell a little flat. It became a Soap Opera, but it was still good. My only complaint now, with the fourth season, is that it almost has too many story lines happening! I'd much rather it spend more time focusing on Sookie than on Andy, the sheriff. However, the ever-twisting plot keeps you from getting bored. Overall, would I recommend this show? Yes, I would. Almost anyone - of the mature audience variety - can get enjoyment out of it. It is one of the few shows that my boyfriend will sit down and enjoy just as much as I do. The acting, filming, and directing are all done nicely, and the storyline is intriguing. I'd say, give the show a chance ;)
  • Character driven piece for the grown-up "Buffy" generation!

    A supernatural take on racism and bigotry serves as the background for an epic love affair. This, frakly adult, lecture of Buffy, the vampire slayer and Angel the TV show, delves in the complexities of a small community in Bon Temp Louisiana and both the dangers & the allure of the underworld within it.

    As the feudal society of vampires reveal themselves to the public, the ripple effect starts to affect werewolves, faes and witches alike, cristians and wiccans turn against the vampires as several factions of werepeople turn against one another. In he midst of this chaos, Sheriff Northman must balance his career at the service of a corrupt Queen Sophie Ann, his duty to both maker and progeny (Godric and Pam) and the undeniable crush on an hybrid fairy dating Bill Compton, a double agent for the AVL.

    The balance of power eventually places Bill in charge of Lousiana, as well as his ex-girlfriend the fae in charge of the Sheriff, vampires are born at the same time humans lose their inocence and supernatural creatures get killed at the hands of humans as well as their own kind, in a show that continues to take risks and re-invent itself like few of the genre dare to do.
  • I thought that with all the extra time they would've come back with a dynamic season but I was wrong.

    Its very rare that I leave a bad review but the last season of True Blood was nothing but a huge let down after a long year of waiting. I thought that with all the extra time they would've come back with a dynamic season but I was wrong. What I want to know is why shows like Burn Notice, CSI, and Law and Order who have nonstop action and amazing plots can come back after a small 2-3 month break with another explosive season but yet True Blood with little to no action and a horrible plot takes an entire year to come back with another disappointing season?
  • True Blood is a show that has so many great elements. It takes place in a world where Vampires are trying to assimilate into the public sphere, and now drink a synthetic blood beverage called "True Blood."

    When I was introduced to True Blood, I knew only two things. It starred Anna Paquin, who won the Globe for it, and it was going to be addictive. True Blood follows the life of Sookie Stackhouse, a waitress with an unusual ability to read minds. Although, we learn easily that supernatural abilties are not all that unsual. Things start somewhat simple in the first season, but are filled with exploration of characters, intriguing storylines, and hilarious dialogue from Tara and Lafayette. True Blood stands out among other Vampire shows on television because it pushes the edge with a lot of graphic sexual nature and foul language, but these only add to the dynamic and make the show more fun to watch. Some of the characters in True Blood are purely amazing, such as Sam Merlotte, Lafeyette, Tara, Jason, and of course Sookie. I think the prime reason why I am so pulled into this show, is the creativity in the writing and the quality of the acting. Anna Paquin puts on such a good performance. As the seasons go on, the show gets more complex, but it's still fun to watch. Great stuff.
  • A fresh air on tv...that smells of blood!

    First of all, I´m not objective about vampires, I love them. I devour everything I found about the subject. I start watching the show as an alternative to Lost wich let me lost after finnishing :)
    And I found a good surprise. Finally someone give back waht vampires are, adults and erotic. Tons of blood, sex and social critic mixed in a bizarre context. Altought they don´t follow exactly the books I didn´t care, it also works for me. I don´t like very very much the many subplots but the books have more (from Sookie POV). I prefer to focus a little bit more in the love triangle, but it´s also ok! I enjoy the show.
    What I like specially is that the characters are not perfect, they are phsycos (Franklin, one of the best), annoying (I like thinking how I´d kill Tara, but I like her), airheads like Jason, sweet as Sam, pathetic as Lorena, discusting as Russel, etc etc...but Eric, he´s perfect hehehehe
    And besides it has also another excellent thing: the soundtrack!
    Congratulations!! go on True Blood!!
  • Bad show. Very, very bad.

    I am usually very generous when i review and rate a show. Even if i disliked it, i always try to see it for the good deeds, after all it's someone's work you're watching, it must worth something. But that was until True Blood... The only reason i didn't rate it zero is because it wouldn't let me rate it less than 1. I don't have one single good thing to say about this show. This is just the kind of cheesy garbage i expect to live up only to it's first season. The acting is lame, the plot is ludicrous, it's not even a plot in the first place, but a horrible sketch that should have been thrown in the trashcan. And what's with those things they called fangs again? Fake plastic toy fangs look more real than that! Seriously, what were they thinking when they made this? True Blood is an embarassment to HBO, the show's crew, and every vampire standing on earth.
  • HHHHMMMMM...Not a great start, but we'll have to see.

    I'm a big fan of vampire shows (Angel,Moonlight) and i can see that this show is NOTHING like what we are used to. Definitely for an adult audience as it is a lot more in your face and grittier than the other shows. It'll have to keep its current late night time slot if they continue to use such graphic sex scenes. Personally i was bitterly disappointed with the characters, I just don't believe Sookie's character and her best friend is down right annoying. I also had a hard time believing that a human woman and human man could overpower a vampire that easily, but I realize that this show is trying to redefine the vampire universe we are used to and give it its own parameters so I'm going to give it another couple of episodes and see how it goes.
  • extremely disappointing

    The book is good, alan ball is talentuous (six feet under is The masterpiece!!) but the first episode of True Blood is very disappointing. The heroin appears as a real tart, naive, not as the Sookie i read about, who is quite a funny girl and has ideas to stand for. The additionals bits and caracters added for the show, well, i didn't get what's the point of that; it is not even funny, just embarrassing.

    Don't misunderstandng me, i like sexy things and i like vampires... but this scene about sex in the kitchen, well... Didn't get it.

    Come on someone, do something, it could have been such a good thing to watch!! I read the book when I heard of the new serie coming up; Being a real fan of Six feet under, I had no doubts it would be fab, but .. Well i think i am going to cry.
  • The potential of this show and the acting of its cast were thrown under the bus by the inclusion of near pornographic scenes- instead of a fresh take on Vampires, this show groups itself with other tired, over sensualized, cliched Vampire mythos.

    The True Blood website was great, the ads leading up to the show were great, but the opening scene of the series should have alerted me to what became a trend in the show- cheap attempts to gain viewership by putting (over) sexual situations on the screen. I didn't read any Sookie Stackhouse novels, nor will I. What could have been a sharply written and sometimes humorous take on Vampires coming out in the open has instead become fodder for adolescent goth larping vampire wannabe's wet dreams.

    Save your time, and find old episodes of Moonlight to watch. While not stellar, even it was a better show than True Blood.

    Better yet, get a white plastic fork, break off two prongs, and insert them into your upper lip like two fangs. Now go look at yourself in the mirror. Congratulations, you have approximated the special effects seen in the first 10 minutes of the series.
  • Instead of getting better, I find it more and more disgusting.

    Believe me, that's not what I wanted. I wanted and still do want to like this show. Instead I find less and less I like about it. I don't find the Bill/Sookie relationship erotic or romantic. Really, in the last episode, was Sookie making love to Bill's arm like a teenager practicing kissing erotic or Bill licking blood off her forehead? - eewwww! I am put off more and more by the beginning images - What is the purpose of all the dead animals?

    Most of it would be fine if they would tone down all the gratuitous sex. Do I really need to see Sookie masturbating while thinking about Bill - not once but twice!? Is there any other sex than rough, bondage kinky sex? You wouldn't know it by watching True Blood. I'm not opposed to sex/lovemaking but I really do like for it to have some bearing on moving the plot forward. The sex here is nothing more that poor filler. How any woman would want to mess around with Jason is in itself amazing. He's neither charming or likable and less so with each episode.

    I have to wonder about Bill's character given the friends he associates with. These are the typical, old-fashioned horror vampires and I was never attracted to that anyway. Personally, I find Bill more creepy than romantic. Am I looking forward to the next episode? No
    Will I probably watch it on HBO? No, don't get it. I'll watch it online somewhere.
    Will I watch it? Yes, I'll give it a couple more episodes anyway but its going to have to get a lot better than this.!
  • Abysmal!

    I saw the first episode and made me sick ... if I were one of the directors of this film production (Scott Winant / Alan Ball), I do not know if I was ever able to appear in public places, I'd be too ashamed. If you want to watch this show, please do not! It is a waste of time. My opinion is that this show was done with a very low budget and casting crew without responsibility, fresh and original ideas
  • Seriously, ther's an 8th episode out and I don't get at all what this series is about.

    True Blood is just another "life-of-the-small-town" series. You have several main characters, a couple freaks and a vampire. They're havin sex, fighting, eating, sleeping and do a bunch of talking. Nothing special. Any other latest vampire-related series like Moonlight or New Amsterdam is way better. The vampire line is sooooo weak. You have a mediocre guy with non-attractive face which just hangs around and bangs an X-Men girl who can read thoughts. Almost nothing happens in the city and even when some granny died writers had to make it a half-episode drama.

    For now True Blood is VERY boring. I'll probably quit watching it.
  • Bad Bad worst vampire show on the air waves.

    Bad Bad worst vampire show on the air waves. This show has little story line if any, I mean really whats it supposed be a red neck town who are all really stupid or sex crazed oh and the so called vampires are also out of the closed and when the story starts to waver lets throw a sex scene in then a few words and another sex scene a few more words and another sex scene and on it goes. I got to the third episode and could not watch anymore, Moonlight is 100 times better than this vampire show bring back Moonlight it beats this show hands down.
  • The books were great, how could the show be so horrid?

    I've read all of the Sookie Stackhouse books Charlaine Harris has published so far and I LOVED them to bits. So I was really excited, when I heard they were making a TV-show.... but oh, was I disappointed.
    I watched the first few episodes thinking that it'd probably get better and of course waiting for Eric...
    but it is possibly on of the most boring shows ever created. Vampires are hardly important in this drab little redneck town, where nothing seem to happen except.. sex, sex and .. more sex.
    Sometimes I felt like I was watching softporn and not a tv-show. ):
    And they made all those big changes in the storyline, it can really only be called 'based on the books'. Tara working at Merlotte's, the whole demon-mother crap, Jason's weird girlfriend and whatnot.
    So, I really really tried watching this, but it is so awful that my whole view on the series (books, too) has been warped and I don't even want to read the next one. ):
  • I want that 40 mins of my life back please.

    Ive never really understood why people watch vampire shows but I had nothing better to do and it was in HD so what the hell. Where do I begin? Complete rubbish is what I would call it. Some girl who works in a bar and can for some reason hear peoples thoughts encounters a vampire.
    Lets hold on a second. If you can read peoples thoughts then why are you working in a bar?
    why dont you go and make a million dollars at poker and then lie in bed all day?
    Apart from this nonsense, the other characters in the show dont really have any need to be there. Their scenes dont really amount to anything and all they appear to do is have sex a lot and thats about it. All I could think of while watching this mess was, how did the maker of something like six feet under decided that he wanted to make a show about vampires having sex?
    Dont waste your time people, even if it is in HD.
  • So bad!

    This show is lame, the script is poor, plot weak and acting feeble. I was hoping for more, check out the far superior "being human", This one should never have made at all.

    The heroine of the story is just plain irritating, and her "best friend" isn't any better.

    The idea of vampires living side by side with humans isn't origional either, it has been done numerous times before.

    The whole idea never gets of the ground. If anything needs to be put out of it's semi-dead misery it's this show. In conclusion I will say that this is possibly the worst thing I have seen all year.
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