There is not a single thing I don't like about this show. It's violent and creepy and yet still incredibly sexy. It's actually pretty groundbreaking in the way that I can't think I have seen another show that is so graphic with the sex and violence. And yet I don't find it at all gratuitous.
All the charactars are incredibly well written, even the more minor ones like Terry Bellfleur. Basically I think this show has it all, laughs, tears, action, romance. And best of all REAL vampires, not ones that sparkle like in twilight :-p. It's a bit slow to get started I thought, but once you get into it it will grip you and not let go. I now find myself desperatly waiting for the next episode each week.
Twilight vs Twin Peaks for adults (but not in an XXX-adult way, even if it's "sexy" at times, but in a mature and deep may without violence but with murders and killings), and still very fresh
intens acting and characters !!
didnt expect such intens und great acting and deep characters, when I heard about a new Vampire Series..., the whole plot, thrill, humor are much better than I had(ever)expected...its like a adult version of Twilight (adult themes, deeper problems, subtile and controversy humor, and also a bit adult (verysoft) sexscens at times, but not realy ever violent or brutal, but has very powerfull moments and sometimes (suggesting) images.....)
it starts warm, takes one or two episodes to get "used" to some of the characters, but once they've hypnotize you like a vampire, there's no tunring back.., youll be thrusting for more blood...
the story around those people in that little town with a vampire (or two... or tree....) is so sweet, bloody and loving and in a way a bit like a David Lynch movie without the "to exctentic" part of his movies..(and is bit like Twin peaks)
really love True Blood, every last ounce of it.....
(and allready has a cult intro)
Season One Of True Blood
Finally a show that shows that vampire shows are the best part of TV, the characters are alive in their own way, the storyline flows like the first season of LOST or HEROES. At times its hilarious (Jason Stackhouse is superbly portrayed) to a level were it boasts the comic wit of the first nine seasons of 'The Simpsons' or the dark humor of a film like 'Burn After Reading'. Not only are the cast superb for each role but even guest stars such as Jason Stackhouse's drug addicted lover Amy Burley (portrayed by the wonderful Lizzy Caplan) were magnificent works of acting, directing and most importantly writing. Apart from superb writing, acting and directing the mythologies of the show are great to run with, along with the seasonal mysterious now of course True Blood Season Two is much better but Season One must still hold acknowledgment for being a fantastic peice of work and is the best new show of 2008.
I've finished watching season 1 yesterday and decided to review the show.
I've always been a vampire stories lover and I liked this perspective, making vampires part of the civilization.
The beginning of the show was awesome, I couldn't stop watching one episode after another, it was very exciting. I didn't like there was too many explicit sex, that was just appelative! I'm even embarassed to admit I watch this show so I don't even recommmend it to my friends!
The last episodes weren't that good. I can't really explain why, but it let me down! [SPOILERS NOW]
Sam saved the end of the show, he was the most interesting part! Tara living with that woman was just non-sense. But Sam and her seem to have a history, I hope it's good!
I hated Sookie and Sam kissing! Not because I'm a Bill-Sookie person, but because it was lame for the story!
Eric is nice now, he was suppose to be mean, i should hate him but I don't!
Rene being the killer wasn't a big surprise, I found out an episode earlier! hahaha
They killed Lafayette...I like him so much!!
I hope season 2 get better again!!
When I first heard about this show, I never really wanted to watch it, since maybe it's just another Vampire in pop culture. When I watched it, I was wrong. The show has many elements that would make me want to tune in for the next episode. The show overall is edgy, original, thrilling, mysterious and just awesome. I got addicted to this show and now, I can't stop watching. I really don't mind about the nudity, because this show is beyond that. There are a lot of exciting stuff going on and somethings are unexpected. The acting is superb, especially for Anna Paquin, who plays Sookie Stackhouse. The writing is great too. The show, as a whole, for me, makes great television. I really do think that this show is better that many of the shows on TV these days.
If season two is anything like season one, there will be some slow times (like episode one) while building momentum for the season. Do I look forward to learning more about the captives in the basement and wheel? Yes. We now know it is a sort of holding area for humans who have wronged the vampire class. I know I don't trust the "Sun" cult and the empty stares of the followers. The bar looks just as in need of a good hose down as last season (as do the customers)and the Bayou looks just as steamy and humid as before.
The story of Sookie Stackhouse and her vampire paramour Bill Compton from the novels of Charlene Harris. Vampires have just come out of the closet with the introduction of a Japanese Synthesized blood called True Blood. Life will never be the same.
Wonderful series based on the books of Charlene Harris. As a big fan of the science fiction/paranormal genre I am very grateful for this high production value, superbly acted series. I actually have never had HBO as a subscribed network until this past week. I picked this network up on my Dish Network subscription just for this show. This reminds me of years ago when Poltergeist: The Legacy was on Showtime.
I am looking forward to the second season and just finished the first on DVD. The stories are serialized and the key is to see them in order. One of the things I enjoy about the show is the fact that nothing is off the table as far as character development and the possibility of any character dying. Sookie, Bill, Sam, Eric, and Tara are probably off the table but you never really know what is going to be around the corner otherwise.
The acting is great and the cast superb. Production values are well done. You don't get the dark/light problem from many similar series just because they are hiding the quality of the production by making everything very dark. That is annoying as at times you can't really tell what is going on. Not with this series.
The one advantage this show has being on HBO versus cable or commercial TV is they have more leeway from the point of view on the violence and sexual content. The show can be pretty brutal but considering the content that would be expected.
All in all a fine show with great production values across the board. I hope it will be on for many years. Thanks for reading...
I never heard of this show until today when I was surfing the IMDB site. So I downloaded the first episode to see if the show was any good....
And I can say: I am addicted to another fantastic show!! Today I watched the first 6 episodes of season one, and I really loved it. It's a shame that they don't air this show in the Netherlands (where I live), but I am very happy that I can download it. I can't wait for the next season to start, despite I then ofcource do have to wait a week for the next episode.
I started watching season one this week and it blew me away...It was the greatest surprise i have ever had in a very long time. The plot gets more and more interesting, each new episode has a new surprising development. The characters are well built, Lafayette Reynolds is just amazing. And my favorite thing of all is the dark humor, very characteristic of Allan Ball. Sometimes i laugh my ass off.
I can't wait for the beginning of season 2. Too bad there are only twelve episodes so far, there are a lot of bad shows with twenty episodes per season.
I read the Stackhouse novels so I really wanted to watch the show. I must say the show is a little different from the books, so you must take the two apart from each other. Over all thought I think the show is very entertaining. I love the way it is very graphic and real. I will admit, I wasn't expecting there to be so much sex, but will I complain? No! This show is a class of its own. Everyone needs to watch atleast one episode before ever knocking it, I guarentee you get hooked! I can't wait for season 2!
The show is very disturbing but at the same time it is very amusing. First I hated it but after 2 episodes I started to like it and now I am a fan of it. I calculate days for the season season. It has unusual story. There are vampires and world knows everything about them. In this world there is small town girl named Suckie with a gift.
Every episode has a twist so that you always be shocked. So thanks to the script writers, I hope this season they will do the same thing.
I also love the actings, the actors can get 8.5 out of 10.
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 love this show
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.........
True Blood is one of the best shows on TV.
It has a great plot and a great cast. I espacially love Eric, it's a great character and I LOVE Alexander Skarsgard. A good thing is that he's from Sweden, just like I am. Makes me very proud!
One thing that is a bit bad about the show is that they've changed some things from the book. That's a bit sad, but the show is good in it's own way.
Now they're taking a break and the show won't be back until the summer of 2009 (or that's what I've heard), I hope they stick to the book more on the next season.
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