I love the books and now I love the t.v. show. I don't even get HBO but I make a point to find a way to watch this show each week. The cast is fabulous, the writing is spot on, and the characters from the books come to life. I like knowing more about all of the characters and the fact that the t.v. show is essentially following the arcs of the books but adding in new and interesting details. I don't mind the changes to the storyline because it is done so smoothly while keeping the major plot points in tact. I have to say that the looks of some of the characters weren't what I expected but overall I think they came pretty close while still keeping the acting in tact. I love the music used in the series and the way in which the music is used, its subtle and adds to it rather than distracts. Overall, it's a well done show.
it takes a show with guts to enter the world of vampires after the king whedon has done it, for the law is set in stone. really like the shows concept and the direction it hints at coming at. looking forward to the next episode and the one after that. The only thing I would say is a little strange is the amount of soft porn that appears to be included. not opposed to it but I would say that it is not really needed. Love the accents in the show, that southern drawl is well recieved by this little brit. all in all, a good show.
I must admit that i look forward to True Blood every week its becoming one of my firm favourites of the week.
This episode was diffrent everyone really let there gaurd down and showed their human side.
Tara especially, showed a diffrent side to her. Does she also have a hidden demon or is it the fact that she has had to raise herself with one parent gone and another a serious alcholic? Putting up an angry front so no one will really know her true side? I was impressed how she finally gave into helping her mother and she almost looked vunrable in sams trailer when he was having a go at her for leaving him high and dry. As much as she has a stern personality inside i think she is a scared little girl and I hope the writers occasionaly show her more vaunrable side.
The opening sex scene was great but if i was Sookie why not get bill to bite you in an area where bite marks are not visable? why publicly anounce she has had sex infront of everyone in the bar? Going from a private intmit evening with Bill to anouncing her sex exploits to the whole bar? Sex has certinly made her more confident.
As for Bill he really opened up to Sookie letting her into his home showing her where he rests and doing what anyone would do if they could with her pervert uncle. I was really impressed with this episode and i hope that true blood continues to scare us, move us and generally excite us.
This is a perfect example of how an exellent book can be made into an amazing TV show. And even though I'm not a big vampire fan myself ("Interview with a Vampire" excluded for being a timeless masterpiece), this show has completely kicked my Dexter addiction and pushed me to gulp down all eight(!) Charlaine Harris books in eight consecutive days, which says a lot as I am, as they say, "married with children".
I just couldn't wait to find out how it was all going to end (alas, no self-control!).
But the thing is - now that I do know, I still wait for a new episode as if my life depended on it. Great work. Lots and lots of respect to Alan Ball.
This is the best show ever! Absolutely love it please dont ever stop it!!! Sometimes i wish i could be Sookie cause im in love with bill compton he is so HOTT the best thing since Ashton Kutcher or even Brad Pitt! i never miss this show YALL ROCK!!!!!!!!!
I waite around my house at 8pm every sunday night just to see this show i wouldnt miss it for the world its got everything i love mystery, love, violence, sex,drugs and VAMPIRES its perfect! im hard to please when it comes to movies but i absolutely love this show! im sooo hooked on it! Please dont ever stop making this show i would so cry if yall did. I cant waite to get it on DVD I cant say much but I love, love, love, love this show!
Thanks Bunches for creating it Rebbica Sandifer! ! ! ! !
This is easily one of the best and most innovative new shows this fall. A truly original take on vampires. In how many series before were they shown as victims and had humans drain and drink their blood!! However, it is not as simple as switching the roles of the prey and the hunter. In this show, amongst both vampires and humans, one can find the evil and the kind. To put things in perspective, this show to the genre of supernatural/vampire series is like Dexter to the crime/drama genre. It is a must see for the fans of this genre. Good writing and great acting. Always leaves you wanting more. The ending of almost every episode is surprising and keeps you hooked. Looking forward to the remainder of this season and I hope it gets renewed for a second season if the writers maintain this level of quality.
Ok, so after hearing/reading a few things about this show I thought I'd give Episode 1 a try & see what I thought. I've just finished watching episode 5 & am waiting for episode 6 to finish downloading, after watching them all back-to-back! What can I say, this show is the love-child of Buffy + Sex & the City, with the same WTF endings each episode as the first series of Heroes had. I honestly do not know where to start in telling you how cool/great/amazing this show is, the only thing I can suggest is: Watch It!
This is by far the best episode of the season. In a word "WoW"! It was awesome. My spouse made a comment at the end of this episode which was truly funny...it went something like "I am very disappointed that Sookie gave in so soon" "her virginity and her neck all at the same time but unavoidable I guess". I really enjoyed this one. Especially after last week which I found somewhat dull but necessary I suppose to give us some history of a few characters. I Hope next week is just as good, I can hardly wait.
I must admit I was unsure about this series at first, I thought the characters were a bit too much (each of them was too much of whatever characterises them), but I've started to really like it, I like the characters, although I do think Jason is a bit too much, he appears to have no self-control whatsoever, no matter what it's about... Sookie is a very special girl and I like that she's different, her connection with Bill was evident from the moment she laid eyes on him. This is nothing like the Buffy-Angel-Spike relationship, this is beautiful and special. I'm already hooked on True Blood.
A great start. Enjoyable and very different. Lets hope it lasts. The characters, though some of their southern accents are a tad off, are definitely worth watching. HBO seems to make their characters real. REAL, not like Desperate Housewives status, but like touch and feel real (Nothing against Desperate Housewives or ABC, its still a guilty pleasure).
I will continue to watch the rest of the first season on Sundays and I hope it doesn't lose the flare its got going for it.
You should check it out and see if you too want to sink your fangs into True Blood.
OK do not get me wrong...I love this show!! BUT for someone who read the books and absolutely LOVED every second of them, I am a little disappointed! The show has a very good story line and it is running along with the books somewhat...I am however ticked off that writers always have to change all the main points of a book. I understand that they want to make sure that the tv show will attract attention and keep it viewers, but come on you need to keep to the books! Like the whole Tara being a best friend part. Tara and Sookie knew each other yes, but they where far from best friends in the book. And Jason, come on, Jason did not do V in the books. This part I do find to be very disappointing!! I just wish that for once if you read a book and watch a show, or watch a show then read the book, that they would be the same. This series has SOOOO much potential and I am just afraid that the writers are going to ruin it!!
Truthfully I'm much too young to watch this show, and yes I change the channel through all of the "mature" scenes (practically every six minutes) but besides the graphical nature and language it's a pretty decent show. And I always did enjoy a good vampire show. It's good to see Bill, a vampire with a bit of a human side. Though some things fly over my head (due to my age), I can't seem to stop watching. The plot is so well structured and the characters well written, along with the dialogue, after the first episode I was hooked like Jason on V.
I just love love love this show! I watch each episode a couple of times On Demand. I always can't wait until next week to see what happens next! The characters are great! I love them all. I wonder what the big secret of Sam's is? Is he a killer or part dog or what? lol. I hope True Blood keeps going and going. It's dramatic, funny, sexy, and sweet. You never know what's going to happen. I love the surprises, twists, and turns. I always hate the ending, though, because I want to see what happens NOW instead of waiting another week to find out. Vampires in a small Louisiana town, gotta love it.
Bill is the guest speaker at the Town Hall, Sookie is tempted to sample a little of Sam, Jason tries just a drop of V and notices Tara for the first time, Lafayette decides to serve up a burger with Aids.
Bill is the guest speaker at the Town Hall, Sookie is tempted to sample a little of Sam, Jason tries just a drop of V and notices Tara for the first time, Lafayette decides to serve up a burger with Aids.
First of all I have to say, "WHAT A CLIFF HANGER" and will leave it at that as I don't want to spoil it for those who haven't seen this episode yet.
I really hope this episode is the trendsetter as to what we have in store for us. More depth and less mindless sex, and I appreciated the almost complete relief of seeing Jason nude, notice I said "almost"?
After last week's episode, Sookie decides to take a break from Bill and his life. Not sure if she can take the aggression, or violence that surrounds him. Sookie agrees to accompany Sam to the Town Hall meeting, where Bill is the guest speaker. I could actually feel the tension when Sookie and Sam approach Bill after his speech and Sam's weird possessiveness when he put his arm around Sookie. Sam with his almost child like exclamation, "we're going out for coffee" what I actually heard was, "nah nah I get to go out for coffee and you don't" I loved it. After their coffee date, Sam and Sookie head out to the car to take Sookie home when Sam pushes her up against the car and starts kissing her, Sookie is responding at first but Sam halts worried he might be taking it too fast, Sookie agrees she doesn't want to go from kissing one man to another. Sam explodes that he can't believe Sookie had been kissing Bill and scares her to the point of saying she'll take a cab, which infuriates Sam, and it's the last we see of him in this episode.
Bill warms the crowd up by removing the American Flag from the Cross in the front of the church to prove he won't burn up in flames, he also disproved other "fables" and "wives tales" of what people believe about vampires. Cross/Crucifix does not harm him, he can enter a church, and garlic just stinks. Oh and Vampires do cry blood. Bill became a bit emotional when the mayor found an old photograph in a tin box frame; it turned out to be Bill, his wife and children prior to the war and of course prior to his being turned. Tonight's episode explains how Bill was turned reluctantly and his remorse knowing he'll never get to spend time with his wife and children. I'm glad they had the flash back, for me knowing how a vampire came to be is important in the telling of the present.
Jason visits Layafette explaining how he had to have the blood drained from his penis due to the over dose of "V" in last weeks episode, and even being female, I had to clench my legs tighter, that was almost a bit too graphic but perfectly done and couldn't have been done better. I imagine the men who watched this were sick to their stomachs. Layafette teaches Jason how to take a drop of V and how to open his mind to all the possibilities of V, basically Layafette teaches Jason how to be a V Addict. Due to the V Jason looks at Tara in a whole new light? Tara get's her hopes up when Jason exclaims his new found secret to her, "she's always been the one and V helped him see that" needless to say his penis thinks for him in the next scene and Tara catches him. That poor girl!
Layafette get's a taste of stereotypical homophobe at the diner, when a group of bigots don't want to eat what he cooked up, exclaiming that aids are in the burger. Layafette confronts the group and serves them up an aids burger with brute force. Yay Layafette you go girl! I love Layafette, just wish he'd not sell drugs.
There is something with that Dog and Sam… Speculation: Sam is the dog? Sam can see through the dog's eyes? The Dog is Sam? Sam is a werewolf? i.e. have we ever seen the two at the same time together? Sam rolled around on spot where that waitress was found dead sort of like a dog does when they smell an area they are trying to mark. Sam made growling noises when he was sleeping and Tara spent the night. The dog seems to always spy on Sookie, Sookie can not get a clear thought from Sam, she says it's more like grunts or noises, and last but not least the Dog doesn't like Bill. Just some food for thought.
love the show and the characters - everything works well. I, unlike a lot of people, like the fact sookie can read minds. I schedule my sundays around the show. It's funny, it's sad, it's sexy and most importantly, it's entertaining. alan ball did a great job with six feet under and i would expect no less with True Blood - and i have not been disappointed. I can wait to see how it all develops. during the week, i go to on-demand and re-watch every show. I hope this show runs for years and if it does, i will be watching and, of course, buying the box set.
finally a show where you don't know what's coming up. every episode seems part of a whole, which you don't get yet. like a slowly developing process. take your time, it's exciting! true blood is more then a few episodes following each other. the show models a whole world. every aspect seems to be important and you just don't know why, yet. anyway, it's ahead of it's time. it picks up many controversive subjects. it's good to have something to think about on tv! and to top it all, there is really nothing missing. the actors are great, the atmosphere is dazzeling, good soundtrack and and and
when this show started out it was interesting, what i liked is the cast , because i liked that they weren't really much hot they are OK but their are very good, the story is OK .
i hated the sexuality they were too much too much details,the fact that every one knew about vampires was really good, how they sell blood,having their own bars , Sookie's ability to hear thoughts is cool,i enjoyed it when she was hearing people's minds.
and when the characters speak they say like what's on my mind i loved it when Sookie laughed when bill told her his name.
but i lost interest after ep 4 , but I'm still going to watch it.
The show hit the ground running and has yet to slow down. The cast selection could not have been better. Each are perfect in their role. I look forward to where this story takes us each week. And where our minds take us the 6-days in between.
I love the subtle hints and connections that keep you on the edge of your seat. The attention to detail to make it appear more real is such a nice change of pace. I hope this series can maintain a grounded story- line, for what it is. When a story goes off in left field and I can not longer relate in any way, you lose me. So far you have my full attention. I am enjoying the ride. Thank you.
I was really excited when it started...not because I am a fan of vampire dramas, because honestly I am not. I am a true blue fan of Alan Ball-think the man is PURE GENIUS. Alan could make the phone book interesting, wry and sardonic, sad, happy and comical at the same time. Why can't he do it with True Blood?? Well, like I said, I think it started strong. The premise is really interesting. Sookie is a cool character and Anna Paquin plays her well...Bill is very sexy and conjures of some fierce sexuality-great chemistry between the two of them...I just think that as the series has progressed I am seeing less and less of what I found interesting and promising and seeing more stuff that seems to be intended to shock, and less interesting story line. I personally am interested in the relationship between Sookie and Bill-and how that progresses. The tone of prejudice that the townsfolk have towards vampires is interesting and I just think that making it all about blood and murder is predictable and not that enjoyable. I'd much rather take some of the blood and gore out, and make it about relationships, prejudices and quirks of the people in the south. I will say that the hookup between the bar owner and Sookies best friend was interesting and the twist at the end of the last episode seemed promising and twisted. Both my boyfriend and I agreed after the last episode that we weren't enjoying it that much anymore and that we'd give it more chances-we just aren't as excited by it anymore. Alan Ball, I implore you to fine tune...I love you and want to hear your voice every week. Please fix it!!
The show is based on vampires trying to make it in today's world. It makes us take a look at prejudice in a different way. In the world of "True Blood" we can look at racism the way it really is in life, but we see it in a way of fictional characters.
I watch the show & do love the idea of it. I do sometimes feel that it's characters are a little too over the top for my "taste" (no pun intended). I like the idea of Anna reading minds, but I long for her to read something worth her knowing..I like Quirky, but the characters definately are in need of fine tuning. I watch it last on my TiVo, BUT I do watch. I just hope that the show grows up before they use the axe on it. If they're allowed to grow, I'm sure it'll be a hit & come back for the next season.
It's always fun to find a new show that is totally cool from the start, but not like watching 2 to 5 episodes and then being able to decide if it's good or not. After reading the reviews, both the good and the bad, I was really excited to watch the show, since I loved Moonlight so much, I was hoping for a new vampire show that would be more realistic then Blood Ties, and boy, was I glad to find this one! Totally loved it from the beginning. The character are well played and really well written and I just love it how hillbilly they are! I hope there are many seasons to come!
i really love this show and am so happy there is going to be a second season, it is so good, if they ever have to stop it i hope they finish the story unlike blood ties where they just stopped it. nothing worse than when they don't give shows a fair chance but i am sure true blood will go on for a while great show. you can just sit there and enjoy and no doubt as the show goes on sookie will get closer to her man, you don't want it to all happen at once other wise the story will be over.
I love this show (and not just because I read the books either)! Its at the top of my television list this season. I find myself tuning in every Sunday, and looking forward to next week everytime. I keep wanting to know whats going on with Sookie and Bill, and lookngi forward to the events in the book to take place, it really pulls me in. Seeing one of my favourite books brought to life is awsome. The lead characters are good for thier roles, and keep you entertained. I hope it stays on the air, definately worth the watch.
Between the weird yet normal story lines and the magnetic personality of the characters this is definitely a show you can't turn away from. Yes it deals with vampires, but not in that lame cheesy kids tv show kind of way. Watch it and you'll fall in love!
I accidentally found True Blood one day while looking for something to watch in between shows. I then proceeded to watch the first 3 episodes back to back and was instantly addicted. True Blood offers a little bit of everything you'd be looking for in a show. Fantasy – the show deals with the reality of Vampires living among humans trying to be apart of society, come on that is something that would be very very cool if it could really happen. The show allows you to experience something interesting and weird that you know you'd be curious about. Drama – like any show dealing with peoples lives there's enough drama to go around. From murders to love lives and family issues there's always something going on to create drama.
Romance – what show would be complete without a love story woven into it. The 2 main characters, Sookie and Bill, have such intense chemistry on screen that each scene with them in it is captivating. Even though Bill is a vampire you still root for the couple to make it and end up together. Humor – not letting the show get too serious, there's always a scene that makes you laugh out loud. Usually the scene involves poor Jason Stackhouse, Sookie's dopey older brother, and he never lets us down. After just one episode True Blood will definitely become one of your weekly obsessions.
Ok...this is something totally different.This is a vampire show for adults.No more gothic romance.Here the focus is sex and death.No jokes and easy laughs.Although there are moments of hilarious black humor.This show is not for everyone.The ones that are used to Angel and even Moonlight will have a serious problem getting used to this one.So far True Blood doesn't have boundaries regarding the images that it's willing to show.Even from the beginning,images of dead animals and naked women prepare you for what you are going to watch.Vampires are not cheerful,colorful and shiny.They are dark souls, that's how they are portrayed in literature.The actors are all very talented and the atmosphere is haunting.I like it very much so far and it's getting better and better.Of course it's too soon to reach a verdict but the beginning shows potential for great things.Tune in...if you dare.And if you are too sensitive...change the channel ;)
Before I watched the pilot I read all that information about this TV show on tv.com. So I decided that I need to give a try. After first episode - no regrets, but during the second one... it was something creepy and something that I didn't like and something that I couldn't understand. In fact, after the second episode I have no interest to continue to watch it, because it kinda bored me and I'm really sorry about that time that I lost watching and not enjoying this vampire show. I'll be very critical but I don't like the actors' work, because if I can't feel these positive vibes that I need to see and feel.
I am thrilled to see Alan Ball doing such a great job with the Southern Vampire Chronicles. Despite the fact that I have read the books, and therefore know where the story is going, I am enthralled by it. Stephen Moyer is perfect as Bill Compton, but I'm still not sure how I feel about Anna Pacquin as Sookie. The producers have added elements and fleshed out characters that were not part of the original story, such as Tara and Lafayette. Following the twists and turns of their plotlines has only added to my pleasure in watching this series. ***I can't wait until the introduction of the Eric Northman character (hopefully in this Sunday's installment! He is my favorite in the books! I really hope that Alexander Skarsgard was a good casting choice. If he can act well then it just might work.***
For those of you who are on the fence about the series so far, I urge you to give it a chance. You won't be disappointed!
True blood is a new vampire series with an interesting premise; the vampires are coming out to society. The title True Blood refers to a synthetic blood by the same name that allows them to live without harming humans. Sounds interesting right? Well it might be but the pilot is slow paced very slow. I watched the pilot wanting it to be good. I was disappointed. I haven't written the show off yet though. It still has great potential and maybe they intended it to start slowly. HBO generally makes some good series like The Soprano's so I'm willing to give true blood a few episodes to see if they capitalize on the potential of the premise they set up and I think you should as well.
I am a huge vampire fan and have watched quite every show with vampires in it. This one is unique, finally the vampire main characters are not cops(or P.I.s or whatever) seeking redemtion by fighting crime and evil, no shining knights who just happen to be on a special diet.
What a relief...
If you liked "Interview with a Vampire", you will like this show, it has a similar mood, a similar feeling.
The characters stay true to the book, having the same feeling to them, they did their best to stay true to the mood of the books. The things that were adapted feel right and add to the overall feeling.
Another thing: I believe the weak rating this show has at the moment I am writing this is caused by a leaked pilot, which was unfinished. Whoever just watched that one, should go back and watch the final version, its a huge difference....
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