Vampires are able to resist the bloodlust of human blood thanks to a Japanese scientist who invented 'fake blood' or more commonly known as 'True Blood". This synthetic blood offers vampires their supply of blood without killing humans although some reject the synthetic crap.
Sookie Stackhouse is a waitress with a unique ability to read everyones minds- that is until a vampire called Bill enters the bar she works in and she cannot get a read on him. Slowly they begin to fall for eachother because of Sookie's ability not working on him- she finnaly finds the right guy because she prefers not to be in his thoughts. Its a wonderful show and really has great potential to evolve into other stuff other than vampires. The concept of vampires in this show is mostly traditional which will be good news to vampire fans. And more mythology is added onto each traditional epitomy of a vampire to make it more of an original show, which is wonderful. Wonderful and distinct character drive the show with great plots in each episode. A truly good show with a spooky, funny and guessing element to it.
Vampires are real. Nothing is what you expect. Sookie, a small town girl with a "gift" comes in contact with her first vampire, Bill. With the help of the sexy vamp she will have to find and put a stop to a murderer.
Could not stop watching. I am so excited for season 2. And I am going to be buying Season 1 on May 19th. It has a Twilight style gone X-rated. You will meet some bizarre characters. Every episode will leave you wanting more. The theme in all is just creative and fun. You either love it or you hate it. I like the cast a lot. Anna Paquin plays the main character, Sookie. You get to learn a lot about the characters. There is a lot of irony of the situation. Also based off of a novel. All in all a great show with unlimited potential.
At first glance it may not look like much, but it is very important that you hang in there and be patient. After the first few episodes, things really start to pick up and you'll be super addicted. They continue to surprise you with every episode. Eventually things get so confusing that you cant help but continue to watch it. The characters get more fun and entertaining while the plot is strangely unique. A breath of fresh air compared to the same old unoriginal stuff they put on the air now. Furthermore, its not your typical twilight vampire thing. Its more dark and dreary and sticks to all those vampire stereotypes we all know and love. Please relax and be patient, its totally worth it.
When i first watched an episode of this show i didnt expect much from it.. I was expecting it to be low budget and bad acting BUT i was plesantly serprised. If you loved the film Twilight then you will love this show as it follows the same kind of story about a Vampire falling for a Human girl and fighting to protect her from other Vampires who want her pure blood. You believe in the caracters and can follow there storys with interest and learn to love or hate them with passion. It has everything you would expect to get from this sort of show and then some. This is going to be a classic to outshine its predersessers like Buffy & Angel. A must see for any Vampire Fans.
I have watched the first series back to back. Nice original way of portraying vampires. The cast is unique and well thought out in my opinion. Good show, nice cliffhangers every episode to keep you coming back for more.
Only point of critisism I have is that I don't find the attraction and chemistry of Bill/Sookie believable at times. The season finale wrapped the story of pretty well, the identity of the killer is kept well hidden until the last few episodes. I'm glad they'll have a 2nd season, and I'm wondering what direction they will take. Hoping to see more of the Tara/Sookie friendship, more background on Sam and that Erik vampire.
Love the actress who plays Tara in this series! She makes her character complex and interesting in my opinion. Lafayette and her bring some comic relief in the show.
Probably the most original TV adaption of vampires since Buffy.i have to admit it, i think this show is much better with the aspect of it. As it helps that they can be more realistic with the vulgarity that would obviously come with being a vampire.. ..
Probably the most original TV adaption of vampires since Buffy. Though i have to admit it, i think this show is much better with the aspect of it. As it helps that they can be more realistic with the vulgarity that would obviously come with being a vampire- bad language and all!, while all the others vamps we've ever seen on tv, barely used Bit*h which i used to greet my friends! That is what definately caught my attention. While the whole Sookie/Bill thing, isn't such a big deal to me as we have seen a vampire fall for a hot blonde before.. i wont even bore you with obvious examples. Though another thing that i actually love about this show is the vampires don't look at all feminine- they look dead!(But in a sexy way.. if you know what i mean) None of them look like models which was a huge + for me. Because vampires are suppose to look dead.. because- they are! Another thing, Sookie doesn't annoy me, while Buffy and all those other blondes did. i actually like her
and i like most in this show, though Jason can get on my nerves a lot and the way vampire die in this series makes me a little sick. To be personally honest, my gag reflex would rather it not be gorey blood and just dust. And last thing, I am dead excited for season 2 in June!:)
When the show went into hiatus, i rushed out and bought all of the charlaine harris books on this series that i could find, and while the books were entertaining, i can see where the series is going, and i will be very dissapointed when sookie & bill break up, & she starts going with were-tigers, werewolves, and and amnesiatic eric. everyone i know likes bill & sookie together. in all of the hbo series that i've loved , all of the relationships between the main charactors seem to be dysfunctional & never work out. i know this is a story line based upon the supernatural, but it would be nice to see sookie & bill's relationship work out. this show, & big love are the only things worth watching on hbo any more, since Rome, carnivale, 6 feet under, deadwood, sopranos and john from cincinatti were taken off. if these shows fizzle out, i'm going to cancel my hbo subscriptrion.
I can not wait for Trueblood to start season two.After the first i got the Charlaine Harris books and they very good it is hard for me to get into a book but these i have read 6 books so far and i just got the books the end of February! I wanna see if Alan Ball is going to make it like the books so far he has.And cant wait to see who he is going to get to play the parts of the characters in the books i have read so far i can surely make some suggestions.
This show, made by the director of Six Feet Under, brings the viewer into an alternate world in which vampires are trying to gain public acceptance. The show chronicles the relationship of Sookie, a telepath, and Bill, a vampire who has gone mainstream.
Although this show is a little gory, it is brilliant mostly because it is not squeamish. Humans and vampires alike are portrayed at their full capacity to be good, to manipulate others, and to be different. It is a show with a kind of eerie magical realism - despite the fictional setting. The plot is commanding. The story of Bill and Sookie is especially interesting and the actress who plays Sookie is phenomenal. My only reservation is the continued blood bath of murders. Why can't it follow a plot that doesn't involve daily killings? Another great character in the show is Sookie's best friend Tara. This battle mongering woman confronts all kinds of stereotypes in her demeanor and book reading, outside of campus smarts. Overall, I find this show to be one of the best I've seen in a long time. It provides a feel for the South and its complexities, something I've never encountered before.
Sookie is mourning and Jason is doing really bad...I also loved Tara´s mom appearance and speech at the funeral. The Gran´s pie scene was really something and we finally see Bill and Sookie in a more lovable way. I just love Lafayette character´s...he´s just so funny and dark at the smae time. And the whole town blaming Sookie for Gran´s death, that was just really shameful, how could they blame her? They seem really ignorant and close minded. Jason is acting all crazy and what is he doing with that crazy woman, she´s just out of her mind and so is he fo "being" with her.
I really enjoy the cast and even the side characters are well acted. I could stand less/shorter sex scenes. I like the subject matter and the parallel between vampiric prejudice and real life intolerance. Certainly it's a relevant topic written in a fresh (even if it is over the top) way. Also, I think the use of vampire blood as a drug mimics the real-life problems of meth and prescription medication abuse. I'm hoping to see much more of how the vampires govern themselves in the next season. I liked the pace of the show but not every side story. The whole exorcism story was such a silly thing, not fun to watch and I think the character Tara should be given something better. Also, I'm really going to miss Lafayette, if those were his feet we saw. Frankly, I'd have rather seen Jason in that car instead. There are plenty of characters that play the antagonists that Jason borders on silly, uninteresting and juvenile. I'm hoping he will simply be the first step in bring in the religous zealots to the forefront and not a key player as he's not a strong enough charater to pull it off. Over-all it's fun to watch. Comparing the series to the books seems like apples and oranges to me. It is rare that any live action can do as well at telling a story than a book. Also, Moonlight was a completely different type of show that just happened to deal with vampires but certainly it's not close enough in style to be compared to True Blood.
True Blood is one of the most exciting shows that I've seen on cable TV in a while. The characters and plots are all exciting and keeps you on edge in each episode. Season one was pretty addicting and left you wanting more week to week. I actually purchased all eight books written by Charlaine Harris for which True Blood has been based on. Though the characters in the book differ from the show, both the TV and books have their strong points and I'm able to love them both without preferring one over the other. The characters Bill Compton and Sookie Stackhouse romance really draws you into the series almost immediately. Looking forward to Season 2
This show is amazing.The first 2 episodes where kind of slow then after that the show really picked up and stories started to peice together.The romance between Bill and Sookie is amazing.The chemistry between them is electrfying and wonderful.The supporting cast are all original and hilarious Tara,Jason and ofcourse the beautiful Eric!The vampire and human storylines intertwine but yet don't get too crisscrossed like in Twilight.The cast is also another redeeming fact of the show Anna Paquin was well deserving as her potrayl of Sookie Stackhouse jumps of the screen.The only bad points I can think of is that the music and score can sometimes make the moment seem cheesy also the amount of sex in the show is over the top and the nudity is uneeded except when its Bill or Jason ofcourse.All in all the show is the best in it's genre as Vampire shows can sometimes be corny and predictable but the stories and wonderful plotting of Vampires co-exsisting with humans is amazing.I for one can't wait till Season 2 begins.
Yet another vampire show, god these things seem to be creeping up everywhere even more these days. Despite that it is a pretty good show and I love how it takes a different angle on the whole vampire thing. Yep thats right instead of sneaking about in the darkness of alley ways, the vamps are out in the open (not in daylight obviously), due to scientists in Japan making artificial blood known as 'Tru Blood' however not all the vampires like this and the occasional bite is acceptable. Oh did I mention there are also humans that have cool powers such as mind reading Sookie and the occasional shape shifter isn't fair behind. Yeah this show has it all and its set in the quiet town of Bon Temps where the 1000 year old vampire sheriff Eric rules in his night club fangtasia. The characters are really well played especially Eric (Alexander Skarsgård) and Bill (Stephen Moyer), their scenes together are the best as they instantly click, I can't enough of them. Also gotta add the other actors make all the other characters great to watch. A vampire show with a slight change in context, sounds fun and it is.
well first off, i was well chuft that the "sookie stackhouse" books were getting made into a series!! the books are great! usually when shows or films are made about books they don't always compare very well to the books, but this show is fantastic! the actors picked are all roughly what i thought they would look like, except "bill" and "eric", i'm not as keen on them as i am on the rest. don't get me wrong, they are good actors, but just not what i imagined them to be, but then it has hee-haw to do with me! :D more and more lots of my fave books are being made into shows or movies and it is always fascinating to see what it will play out like, and this show certainly has not been a disappointment, not by a long shot!! the "jason" character is a little more air-headed than he was in the books, but it fits well into the show and makes it more entertaining! so all in all it's a great show and a credit to Charlaine Harris and the people who have helped her get it to the screens, so thank-you all for creating a great show!! xox
If you haven't read the Sookie Stackhouse novels by Charlaine Harris then I strongly suggest them. I've read then twice and I've watched the True Blood show over and over and I can't get enough of True Blood!!! I don't usually get addicted to shows but this one is my absolute FAV!!! I can't wait for season 2 !! Thumbs up to creator Alan Ball (HBO) and Charlaine Harris for writing such great novels. I cant wait for the season 1 to come out on DVD. It will for sure be on my list of DVD's to buy. And congrats to Anna Paquin on her Golden Globe. I have alot of friends also addicted to the show and the books, again I strongly recommend the books.
This addicting series gives a peek into a modern day world where Vampires exist, but maybe not only Vampires. Some are accepting and others are not, and a small town waitress, Sookie, a mind-reader in love with a vamp, tries to change minds.
I greatly enjoy this show! Every week I feel as if I'm finding out new things about my own world. It takes talent to try and fit the unreal into reality and True Blood does that. Each character is smart, intriguing, and brings something to the table. This last season was unbelievable and I only hope the writers can keep this up and bring in a new mystery while holding onto the old feel of the first season. The best part of watching an episode is losing myself in it and the unexpected scene cuts at the end of the episodes always leaving me wanting more. I haven't read the books yet but I will be, I only hope they don't change my mind of the show! This inventive and fast-moving show is exactly what is needed at the end of a weekend!
I really love, love, love TRUE BLOOD it is the only show I watch on TV. It has everything you could ask for HOT!!!! men (Stephen Moyer) drama, comedy, romance, suspense. Alan Ball rocks bringing a story to life for us unique people who dont want to mainstream the TV. I will watch this show until it never exhists or my DVD's wear out.. Fan for life... And I am not alone there are thousands of us, We are becoming a community, those that stand together make a bigger statement. We True Blood folk love our show forever.........
I didn't like the first episode of this series. The villains were cartoonish, Bill was too trusting, Sookie was plain stupid at the end, and the whole thing made me wonder if it was going to be a show where the plot depends on universal stupidity. Still, I liked the main characters, and thought there was potential.
After a few more episodes, I decided it was going to be worth my time after all. Anna Paquin is a gem, and the character of Bill has a certain battered, tortured charm. As the back-stories are revealed, each character gains depth that keeps you coming back for more, and the complexities of their world grow more interesting. Plus, unlike any show I've ever seen, you never know who's going to get killed horribly next. So, I will definitely be tuning in for season 2, and hope that it just keeps improving.
Thank God for Mr. Allan Ball for bringing us Six Feet Under, American Beauty, and now this: TrueBlood. It started out really weak and lame. I tried my best to watch the first three episodes. After the 3rd ep. I said to myself: Im done with this show. Im disappointed. But then my friend insisted for me to watch the rest of the episodes. and MaN tHeY wErE AwEsOmE! every ending leaves you wanting for more. Im addicted! Its the same feeling I had while watching the 1st season of Dexter (i know they're rivals. Dexter got boring on season 2, but still watch it :D)its up there with season 1 of Veronica Mars, Wonderfalls, and season 1 of Dexter. Just ignore the silliness of the 1st 3 episodes and the rest are awesome. Also: it is rare to see a movie that is better than the book. (i guess this is a different matter since its a tv show, but still..)
The trailer for this show had me hooked. I was thinking what the hell is this about. I had to watch the first episode. After that, I couldn't stop. It was so amazing. Everything about True Blood is brilliant. The use of satire is amazing. I love the modern vampire. They text and play Wii. That is completely unlike any other vampire show I've seen. Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer have amazing on screen chemistry. They totally get into their characters and it makes everything that much more interesting. I can't wait for season 2. I know that it is going to be just as amazing as season 1. Maybe even better.
A friend told me to check it out, and it took only one episode for me to fall in love. I love the people in the show and the storylines. I am so in to the show I couldn't wait to see what was going to happen so I went out and read all the books. The follows along with the books but not so close the it renders the show non-watchable once you have read the books. The actors are great in this show and they were all cast in great roles. I don't know how HBO could have done better.
True Blood its an excelent Tv show i did not read the books yet but if they are as good as the show im surely be pleased
I love the idea of the barmaid that can listen what people think and the vampire rights fight like its a new world i mean vampires no need to hide anymore and they tried to fit in the society totally awsome TV show and script
Anna Paquin its an awsome Tv actress i know her from the X-Men films but another great actor, besides the actor that portaits Bill, its Sam Trammell its so cute
I have to say I like this one. It is as another comment read addicting to say the least. My only issue with it is the acting leaves to be desired at times. The story and plot line are entertaining enough for me to look around the acting and keep me hooked to watch more. I do hope to see this one around for a few years. I like a show that is different from the norm. I am impatiently waiting for the next season. Can't wait to see what kinda trouble lies ahead.. Bring on the new season I am waiting. :-)
I found True Blood to be a rewarding experience in the vampire genre. The show has mystery, romance and vampires - a wonderful mix for most audiences.
A murderer is on the loose in Bon Temps, LA and anyone who associates with vampires is likely a target, including Sookie Stackhouse, a waitress at Merlotte's who becomes involved with vampires quite by accident. It seems someone is after Sookie and one certain vampire makes it his duty to protect her which starts a whirlwind romance between the two. Exciting storylines illustrating every day temptations such as sex, drugs and interpersonal relationships effortlessly loop through the main story arc of the murderer making for a rousing show!
I love this season, it seems the universe of True Blood will expand in the next season.
I really can wait, in one hand i want to see how funny the relationship Bill-Sookie-Jessica turns out to be. I think hillarious.
Jason is the one character i love for his hot bod and hate for his increasingly stupidity. He might not be a fangbanger, but he needs a brainfounder. I think this episode was really good in general terms, most of all, because it follows the tone of the series, and really rap all the knots and bring a closer look to the next season, witch im wating for, with my fangs already screaming for blood.
All I can say is WOAH! I'm defiantly addicted to this show. Weird and graphic in the whole romance department, but nice when Sookie and Bill are around.
Going to watch this for a while. Glad there making a season 2.
I'm defiantly addicted to this show. Weird and graphic in the whole romance department, but nice when Sookie and Bill are around.
Going to watch this for a while. Glad there making a season 2. Some things annoy me though. For one is everyone's country accents. I know that there in Louisiana but not everyone has a accent like that in Louisiana. Two, the people need to speak more clearly. Sometimes all the words are jumbled and I have no idea what they say. At least you can understand Bill.
Other than that I love the show. Its great!! Can't wait for more.
I had flown out to San Diego this past summer of '08 for a few days to go to the yearly comic con. All over the Convention walls were advertisements for a Drink Called "TRUE BOOLD". I had never heard of it before, but from the ad I got the impression it was some-sort of vampire drink.... to my surprise, it turn out to be a clever way to get people to buzz about the new HBO series. "Sookie Stackhouse, a telepathic barmaid who finds comfort in the company of vampires since they have no brainwave activity for her to read" interesting I thought, so I watched, and it was great! this last eps. didn't disappoint. Not to give the story away for those who haven't seen it yet,I will just say the scene were BIll ( in full daylight ) & sam run to save sookie from certain death was AWESOME!
With its interesting characters and subplots, this show should take a big bite out of the ratings!