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
Good Tv Show :):)
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!
My favorite Fangbanger show on history.
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!
It has quickly become my favorite show. That is saying alot, because no vamp show has been able to even keep my attention since Buffy & Angel went off the air (may they R.I.P.). Some of the characters are quirky enough to fall into the area of Camp, but the drama can be very deep at times. It a perfect mixture of drama, comedy, and mystery. My fave moment is when Lafayette let those stupid rednecks have it over the burger they sent back. That was classic!! Wonderful seeing a show like this where the gay guy is empowered and NOT the victim! I agree with another on here... I do not want this season to end!!!!
Hands down the best new show on T.V. A must see! This show should be an example on "How to bring a series of books to life!" Not only does the show satisfy the fans of the book series, it opens new plotlines to keep it refreshing and new.
Hands down the best new show on T.V. A must see! This show should be an example on "How to bring a series of books to life!" Not only does the show satisfy the fans of the book series, it opens new plotlines to keep it refreshing and new. Even if you haven't read the series of books, you feel completely engaged for the entire hour the show is running. What True Blood does best is keep its viewers on the edge of their seats with baited breath. Each episode ends leaving you wanting more and counting down the days until next Sunday night!!
I am a fan already of all 8 books of the Sookie Stackhouse novels. The show rings true to most of the charaters and have added a nice twist to some relationships between others. I truly enjoy how the actors have potrayed each character, I see they have read all 8 books as well as taking the scrips into themselves.
I am not the type of person to get hooked quickly on a programn so this is a definate pleaser. I cannot wait for the next season to come on. One hour for me is not enough. Perfect cast and lovely new twist I just love it!
Seems to be most of everyone who commented likes the series...I for one never really jumped on the wagon for any Vampire movies or shows...but once I tuned to the HBO series...O.M.G!! Fell in love right away! I had to buy the books cuz I couldn't wait to see what happend next week, so I read and read and can't get enough of Sookie and Bill and Eric and Sam...everyone in the book has so much to be animated about. I love the series too, addicted every week and sad to know only 1 show left...the finale looks a bit much to shove all in one show but we will see how that goes...Bite me anytime!!! I suggest if you like this series, then read the books, you will not be disappointed at all and I really am not a book person, but for this I AM!!!
For somebody who watches a lot of TV, i must say that this show has grown on me faster than any other show on television in the last ten years. After watching the first episode, i mistakenly deemed the show "entertaining at best". I can safely say, after seeing the fist eleven episodes of the seaso, that i was mistaken. "True Blood" is mind-blowing, riveting, and a "must-watch". Props go out to HBO, who couldn't have made a better choice in their selection of this years new drama. I can only hope that the rest of the series proves to be as incredibly fantastic as it has been so far.
I caught an episode of this show at my friends last week and had to go back and watch it from the beginning. I cannot believe the way those rednecks beat Sukie up at the end of this episode. I also am intrigued what happened to the hooker chick that died. Very good acting and interesting plot lines. I will be watching the second episode next to find out what happens. Darn I wish I had HBO now!!! Very interesting about how she can read everone's mind, that'd be a neat power to have but could get old after awhile when you can't shut people up, but it benefited her by saving Vampire Bill. I am also wondering how those two got him down and started to drain his veins. Why do they want the blood, to sale it? Anyways, could you imagine that Vampires were real and what the world would be like living with them. It definitely make living a whole lot more interesting.
A new twist on the vampire genre with vampires able to mill about and mingle with humans since there is a new synthetic "True Blood" on the market. With True Blood available the vampires no longer need to "feed" on humans to sustain their immortality. Some vampires still crave human blood and there are "fang bangers" to fill that niche.
Sookie Stackhouse is a waitress who is able to read minds and falls in love with a vampire, Bill Compton. However, there are still humans not willing to share the stage (or their species) with vampires and a murderer is lurking killing off anyone who has any dealings with vampires. Will Sookie be next?
This show is fantastic and, im my opinion, the best new show since 2006.
The show has a distinct feel to it, from the settings to the stories and to characters. Every Character has his or her part to play and I love that some of the smaller parts of the show have played through the entire series (I.E. the staff at Merlotts and Jason's construction work mates)
Sookie and Bill are the stars of the show but thankfully, not every minute of the episode is devoted to only them which is brilliant as it gives characters like Tara, Lafayette and Jason time to shine.
Th acting is fantasic even though the accents are sometimes questionable but it never takes you out of the overall experience of the show.
If you have never seen this show, its your loss. I would however, recomend it to everyone out there. It may not be to everyones taste, but, just like Dr Pepper, "don't knock it till you've tried it"!!!
I watched the first episode of True Blood tonight and I have to say, the summary on tv.com doesn't do it any justice. And the pictures make it very unappealing. I thought it would be just another, Buffy-like, teen age drama, with black-belt, big-boobed chicks getting it on, who, naturally, are experts on all kinds of martial arts as well as all the monsters and vampires around. Straight from the grave into the punching and kicking, with back flips and … YAWN … My boyfriend wanted to give it a chance and I was putting it off for a long time now. But today I thought, eh, what the hey, let's give it a try and with the first karate move we will just press STOP. But man, it was good!!! What? Yes! It was smart, and funny, and well directed. Nice editing, very professional photography, smooth camera work. Dialogues not SPECTACULAR, but rather amusing I'd say. Also, I always loved the New Orleans Vampire mythology and the series is set in Louisiana, so that is a bonus for me ;)
Well, I was entertained!
SPOILER coming up : "Bill? Your name is Bill? A vampire named Bill?"
Sookie Stackhouse falls for a dark soul, tries to find a hometown murderer, and finds personal comfort in the backwoods of Louisiana. Vampires, sex, and memorable people will grasp you in this new and exciting show.
Sookie Stackhouse and her dead boyfriend try to overcome scrutiny, prejudice, and murder to find love. This show, based on the wonderful books of Charlene Harris, gives us a new and fresh take on the vampire community and the oldie human loves vamp story.
Along the line we meet great characters. Like Tara, Sookie's lifelong bestfriend whose self-esteem and attitude keep her from love and acceptence. Tara's bad mouth and smart quips will keep you smiling long after the show is done.
Sam Merlotte, Sookie's boss, has a school girl crush on Sookie, but keeps his secrets deeply hidden from everyone.
Jason Stackhouse, Sookie's playboy brother will have you blushing and laughing through is addiction to v (vampire blood)and his constant love-making.
I could go on and on, but one episode will give you chills, thrills, and laughs. One hour of True Blood will have you hooked. Beautiful people, great acting, the show is visually captivating and plots will numb your mind. You can't miss out on this wonderful show that depicts people at what the basis of what they are. A ride of emotion and mystery, True Blood has a little something of everything for everyone.
OK I was hesitant of going into this one as Six Feet Under is my fave show ever (I still haven't watched the last episode because that means it's over. I know. Pathetic) and Alan Ball is a god. So I have finally delved into this one and I have to say, Mr Ball has blown me away again! Tense, dramatic, very funny (Tara's a particular hoot), violent and sexy as all get out. Anna Paquin is fab as is the entire cast. Intelligent script (ya gotta love the newspaper headline "Angelina adopts vampire baby". If your not watching this, or you don't get it, then you are really missing out.
After watching the pilot i added this to my favorites and waited anxiously after the next episode,
But now after around 9 episodes, i kindoff think its being drawn out, nothing special has been happening right now just a bunch of scenes with her brother naked,
Havent we seen enough of that guys body ?
Maybe it's just me but i think the episode needs to take a turn away from the brother, maybe get him in trouble with the vampire, i really hope that's whats coming up because its been too settle for me
Bring some action to True Blood like the first episodes, and less of the naked brother :)
true blood has been the most wonderful show that i have seen in a very long time. I would sit there and watch it for hours. it has heart throbbing action sit on the edge of your seat scenes it is just the perfect show on HBO right now
And O my god please don't get me started on bill he can bit me when ever he wants to day or night, he is the hottest Vampier that i have ever laid eyes on. And i have a question for the bar tender why in the hell does he turn into a dog. and please tell me that where ever bill went you are not taking him off the show because he is the reason that i watch it his love affair with the blond girl Sooki is getting intence and i think that he needs to admit that he is in love with her
this show is the best show on the network. Absoultley love it. it always leabes us with a daring true taste of cliff hanger or susupencse. One of the best things on HBO and the best things On sunday nights. The charaters are real life and I learnt so much abouty vampires. Absoluley fabulous. The best thing. I love Sookie, but she's too crazy. She looks like the girl, megan from VH1 show " rock of Love". But aNYWAY best thng on tv is true blood.........f d d d d d d d d d d d dd d d d d
I discovered True Blood very recently and I love it!
Thanks to Alan Ball, he's doing an amazing job, especially when you are adapting a book for TV, it's easier when it's your own stuff, so it's really well done, starting with the generic (theme song) that gives the perfect tone!!!
Totally not a 'Vampire' show, the cast is very good, there are real acting skills there, it's not like those shows only about action, muscles and hot girls with no brain. It's not a scary stuff either, there're emotions, expectations, laugh...
The guy is obviously great at what he does, Six feet Under, American beauty, True Blood, well talents must be recognized!
Yes thanks Alan, my tomato juice will never look the same again ;- and thanks to the cast, you're doing great!!!
So what do you guys think about Amy? She seemed like a nice girl at first then with Vamp Eddie she just turns evil. She was just vicious! I just hope that Jason will not turn out to be that way and will let the Vamp Eddie loose. Sookie and Bill are my fav. That scene in the cemetery was just great! I wished that U was Sookie!!! I thought it was messed up of Sam to do that to Terry. You just don't mess with a vet w/PTSD. He should have told him the same story that he told Det. Andy. And isn't that funny that Andy called the nudist place in TX about him to find out if it was true or not!! I just love this show! And Erik, man him making Bill do a "favor" for him. I just hope that Sookie does not turn into a vamp!
After watching episode one I was not sold, but by episode 3 it made my "must watch TV list". It has to be one of the best vampire TV show/movie. I like the premise that vampires are known to mankind which makes unique story lines. Having vampires a "secret" has been done so many times and this twist is what makes True Blood unique and a pleasure to watch. The lead vampire character and his interaction with the female lead (which can listen to people thoughts) and how her friends deal with her dating a vampire makes another hit for HBO.
If you are a fan of Dexter and don't mind a little scare then check out True Blood.
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