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  • the only reason to watch this show is for the nudity

    4.0
    i watched the complete 1st season & i couldn't believe how terrible it was. who wrote this crap?? ok, i can accept things in a show's mythology within reason there are vampires & artificial blood. vampire blood has drug-like properties like lsd but 1 drop gives you an erection but when a show can't follow it's own rules, i get annoyed. an entire vial of it somehow doesn't make you hallucinate?? you don't overdoes on it? it just gives you a priapism?? that was incredibly stupid. if it's a drug it should act like a drug. what about tara's mom? wow, what a stupid subplot "i got a demon inside me!!" but she doesn't, it was just a scam, sure she could have quit cold turkey through belief but tara's mom would have died from alcohol withdrawal. it was so stupid. oh, my favorite piece of stupidity: "i'm a shapeshifter", not "i'm a werewolf & we hate vampires" like every other vampire mythos. no, i'm a shapeshifter. so suddenly in this world, there are vampires, telepaths & shape shifters. what's next? aliens, zombies? god, i miss blood ties.
  • swaying away from what it represents.

    6.0
    ok. at first this show was pretty decent, Vampires are known to the world. Sookie was interesting because of her ability. And Bill was actually cool. But it just lost its suave to me. When Im watching it now, my hand just reaches for the remote control and I change the channel. It just lost its mystery. and showing Tara doing lovey dovey with her man, just isnt working. She looks like a She-Man. Why couldn't they hire someone with atleast have a hot bod. I feel like this show will be going down the drain soon. and now, they're adding more monsters other than the vampires. Why are they always showing the news about Vampire Rights and etc if that's not even the main concern about the story. Like I said, True Blood is swaying further and further from where it should be.
  • So bad!

    1.0
    This show is lame, the script is poor, plot weak and acting feeble. I was hoping for more, check out the far superior "being human", This one should never have made at all.

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

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

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

    6.5
    I'm pissed, pissed, pissed that not one man on man scene was in this series at ALL.

    I'm sure Alan Ball, thinks he's being so bold with his little series, but he could get a lot of bolder, if you ask me.

    Two seasons, not ONE. HOMOSEXUAL. SCENE. what the hell!?!?!?!?!!? I'm just like the Queen herself, I LOVE seeing two men together. If I've got to look at a bunch of ugly straight ppl having sex, naked body parts everywhere, then I should be able to see some naked parts I actually WANT to see in just as many sex scenes. Eric is BISEXUAL, he LIKES men just as much as women. I hope they aren't turning his character strictly straight. That would just be disappointing. They need to stop throwing the homosexual words around in the show and actually start showing some freaking homosexuality!!! If OZ can do it, and Blood and Sand can do it and Queer as Folk can do it True Blood should be able to do it too. Other than that, the Bullhead demon arc was unecessary and took up entirely too much of the series time. Vampires ppl, if done right are much more entertaining than a lot of other supernatural creatures out there. At least, to me they are.
  • True Blood the series that exploded in viewers for no reason!

    1.0
    I can describe this show in a thousand words and some of them are: pointless, crap, waste of time, and plain old stupid. This show has no meaning, from the first time I watched this show I got so bored I didn't even want to complete the episode. Then my friend convinced me and tolled me "Just keep watching it, trust me you will like it.", so I took his advice and continued to watch this crappy show and I watched the first 4 episodes, they were all stupider than the other. Each show is 54 mins or something like that which means 54 mins of a stupid show. The actors cant act, the plot is even worse, the storyline sucks, and the setting is horrible. I can't believe this show is one of the top rated, it can't be it's just dumb! My friend then tolled me "It's just the first season, trust me and watch the next one and you will like it", so then I finished season 1 and watched season 2 and some of season 3. IT SUCKS! I can't explain more, this show is pure horrific and badly written.
  • Abysmal!

    4.0
    I saw the first episode and made me sick ... if I were one of the directors of this film production (Scott Winant / Alan Ball), I do not know if I was ever able to appear in public places, I'd be too ashamed. If you want to watch this show, please do not! It is a waste of time. My opinion is that this show was done with a very low budget and casting crew without responsibility, fresh and original ideas
  • What is the big deal with this show? There are definitely much more worthwhile shows out there. Ok, it's somewhat entertaining, in a "I just want to be stupid for 40 minutes" kind of way. There are moments of absolutely terrible scripting a

    4.0
    I don't get why so many people absolutely adore this show. It's not the worst show in the world, don't get me wrong, but it is far from the best. Sex, violence, and drugs in abundance are probably the only saving grace for this show. Everybody enjoys watching that kind of stuff, but if that is all a show offers then it is a huge waste of time. Some parts of the show are just so ridiculous that you feel embarrassed for the actors and writers. I remember Anna Paquin was quite good in Almost Famous, but in this show she is just plain annoying and cheesy. I have watched every single episode thus far (not of my own will) and I'm still wondering what the hell the big deal is.
  • Not really my kind of show.

    5.5
    I will not say that this show is awful, but I will say it really isn't my kind of show. I've seen enough vampire movies and television shows in my life that the theme of this one makes it seem old. That said, there is some decent acting in this series and the storylines are somewhat okay. From the very few parts of the show I have seen, I must admit that it really isn't as boring as one would think at first glance. Overall, this is just an average show in my opinion, and I must say it doesn't interest me. Thank you.
  • intersting, but have sucks clips, I mean the sex clips, its too bad and I hope to stop doung this,

    10
    If they stop making the sex clips, this series will be great , so I hope season 3 will be clean, am I hoping too much?
    I like this series because I love vampires stories but I can't give this series to any one of my friends \. any one want it can buy it or download it but out from me.
    I like Angel more because it don't have any sex clips, or if there is clips won't be in every episode like this series. I hope any one from the producing company hear what I say. and those not only my words but from every one I know who saw this series.
  • The potential of this show and the acting of its cast were thrown under the bus by the inclusion of near pornographic scenes- instead of a fresh take on Vampires, this show groups itself with other tired, over sensualized, cliched Vampire mythos.

    2.0
    The True Blood website was great, the ads leading up to the show were great, but the opening scene of the series should have alerted me to what became a trend in the show- cheap attempts to gain viewership by putting (over) sexual situations on the screen. I didn't read any Sookie Stackhouse novels, nor will I. What could have been a sharply written and sometimes humorous take on Vampires coming out in the open has instead become fodder for adolescent goth larping vampire wannabe's wet dreams.

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

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

    4.5
    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.
  • fake much?!

    1.0
    OMG this show is by far the worst ive ever seen in my life !! 2 times i start watching and never get past season 1 episode 8 :D i mean what the hell!! fake acting ,bad music and worst screenplay eveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeer !!!

    the episodes i watched i was LOLing the whole time ! ! and Sookie ?? seriously what kind of a name is that ?! hahahaha and even better stackhouse xD xD

    is there anyone like me here or ya'll fangbangers :D :P
  • extremely disappointing

    3.9
    The book is good, alan ball is talentuous (six feet under is The masterpiece!!) but the first episode of True Blood is very disappointing. The heroin appears as a real tart, naive, not as the Sookie i read about, who is quite a funny girl and has ideas to stand for. The additionals bits and caracters added for the show, well, i didn't get what's the point of that; it is not even funny, just embarrassing.

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

    Come on someone, do something, it could have been such a good thing to watch!! I read the book when I heard of the new serie coming up; Being a real fan of Six feet under, I had no doubts it would be fab, but .. Well i think i am going to cry.
  • No Homerun for HBO with this series.

    6.4
    I'm not sure this series will last long. The first episode didn't really explain too much, you pretty much had to figure out what was going on, and how they came to this situation where vampires walk around with humans. I think they have a good plot, but it needs some tuning and more history on why the vampire situation has come to be. The second episode has allot of explaining to do to keep my interest in wanting to tune in for more. The characters and acting was pretty good. I will tune in for the second episode to see where this is going.
  • Instead of getting better, I find it more and more disgusting.

    4.5
    Believe me, that's not what I wanted. I wanted and still do want to like this show. Instead I find less and less I like about it. I don't find the Bill/Sookie relationship erotic or romantic. Really, in the last episode, was Sookie making love to Bill's arm like a teenager practicing kissing erotic or Bill licking blood off her forehead? - eewwww! I am put off more and more by the beginning images - What is the purpose of all the dead animals?

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

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

    1.0
    True blood is by far the worst network series to ever hit television. can people put themselves through the torture of watching even one full episode? 8.6 rating? Not in your wildest dreams... the shit sucks.
  • Bad show. Very, very bad.

    1.0
    I am usually very generous when i review and rate a show. Even if i disliked it, i always try to see it for the good deeds, after all it's someone's work you're watching, it must worth something. But that was until True Blood... The only reason i didn't rate it zero is because it wouldn't let me rate it less than 1. I don't have one single good thing to say about this show. This is just the kind of cheesy garbage i expect to live up only to it's first season. The acting is lame, the plot is ludicrous, it's not even a plot in the first place, but a horrible sketch that should have been thrown in the trashcan. And what's with those things they called fangs again? Fake plastic toy fangs look more real than that! Seriously, what were they thinking when they made this? True Blood is an embarassment to HBO, the show's crew, and every vampire standing on earth.
  • Have heard about it and my friends have been over this show for quite sometime and have forced me into watching this show. Below is my review describing how i felt about the show and weather it lived up to the hype that was created up by my friends.

    5.5
    So my friends were all over this show and bragging about how great it is and how exciting and thrilling the show is. They made me sit down and forced me into watching couple of its episode from season 1. My impression of this show before watching was that it would be the same old drama about the vampires and werewolves and how they dont get along. Surprisingly the show was interesting and is kinda thrilling for what its worth, but im not a vampire and werewolves fan so id say that this show is not for me and i would not watch it.

    Im sure may of you will disagree on me, but for me this shows doesnt work.
  • Have been through 4 seasons.

    1.0
    Things started out pretty reasonable and interesting; enough that I watched into four seasons. Good girl Sookie hooks up with a good vampire, undying love, faithful to each other; a decent love story with unusual problems. By Season 4 she's turned into a whore and he's an evil opportunistic "good" guy. Jessica and Hoyt, young kids deeply in love, working hard to make something good out of their situation; now she's a whore sleeping with Hoyt's best friend. Everyone is screwing everyone, what the heck, vampires using humans as tools and disposable sex objects, no real values anywhere; just people using people. No one, at any social level appears to possess any character or decency that doesn't at some place wallor into animalistic sex or treachery. If you removed the "F" word, you would have shortened the series by 2 hours. Someone would have to point out to me anything virtuous in the storyline. The whole thing is sick.



    When it began, I would have given this a decent rating; however, this entire series has descended into one putrid morass of sex, drugs, lying, cheating, group sex, betrayal, blood and guts, foul language, and ruined, broken people. Did I miss anythingoh yeah, and mocking people of faith, specifically Christians, who are portrayed as moronic, hypocritical buffoons. What started out fairly decent turned into a piece of crap. I refuse to watch the rest.

  • This season really bites--in a bad way

    2.0
    This last season has been rife with bad writing, bad sex, the decline of character substance and sloppy directing. This used to be my favorite show--or at least one of them--and I am a long-time fan of the books. But this last season has been dismally disappointing. The show is going out with a whiney whimper and everything about it is so revolting that I'm not even going to watch the rest of the episodes. Hollywood seems bent on insulting the show's viewers, and whomever is writing this last season has shown such contempt for us with astoundingly asinine "plot" lines and idiotic dialogue that my "willing suspension of disbelief" has been replaced with my willing suspension of watching this drivel. Shame on you, True Blood creators. You've wasted the abiity of some highly talented actors with your laziness and incompetence.
  • Seriously, ther's an 8th episode out and I don't get at all what this series is about.

    6.0
    True Blood is just another "life-of-the-small-town" series. You have several main characters, a couple freaks and a vampire. They're havin sex, fighting, eating, sleeping and do a bunch of talking. Nothing special. Any other latest vampire-related series like Moonlight or New Amsterdam is way better. The vampire line is sooooo weak. You have a mediocre guy with non-attractive face which just hangs around and bangs an X-Men girl who can read thoughts. Almost nothing happens in the city and even when some granny died writers had to make it a half-episode drama.

    For now True Blood is VERY boring. I'll probably quit watching it.
  • Derivative, unoriginal premise, one dimensional characters and i don't know whether to adore or kill Anna Pacquin. Still there is something about this show that makes me want to give it a chance. It's different and it's quirky. But will it work?

    6.5
    A reasonable if derivative premise meets a fantastic Louisiana backdrop. Characters need a lot of work and the basic concept lacks....pizazz and newness for want of a better term. On the plus side... Best. Opening. Credits. Ever. Who came up with those? Sets the mood, and the feel of the show perfectly. But its all been done before. Vampires Vampires Vampires - The new reality show of the 21st century. Definitely a case of pick the rip off (sorry.. influence) as you work your way through this one. Loved Six Feet Under so I'll give it a few more episodes to grab my interest, but at the moment I cant see it lasting too long. meh.
  • Based on season 1, I love vampire stories and I liked this show, it's pretty different, though there's too much nudity!

    8.5
    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!!
  • Seriously - I don't!

    1.0
    I've read all the Charlaine Harris books upon which this series is based - and I'm a fan of them. So when I heard the series was being made I was excited about bringing the characters to live. Even when I heard that Anna Pacquin was going to be Sookie I was prepared to give it a shot - I know she's a great actress but I she didn't immediately seem the right choice to me.

    Having seen this now, I'm really disappointed. Unfortunately this series just shows that not all great books translate well onto the screen - silver or small. I'm sticking with the original books and my imagination.
  • Fake Blood

    2.0
    This season seems a bad parody of what once was a great show. Whereas irony and black comedy there is now just emotionless melodramatic cries, deeply useless introspections, almost no plot and, what's worst, a very bad directing timing. The actors seems to have to improvise their facial expression in order to gain footage, camera goes on useless stuff, they use flashback but completely meaningless for the situation. It''s almoust an "behind the scenes", after everything's end. No motvation, no passion, no bad taste just bitter, no politically incorrect, just funly incorrect.

    .... And now, time for the weather. Tiffany ?
  • Sookie works at bar,she can hear people's thoughts,the world is beginning to acknowledge vampires,one day a vamp comes in the bar and the story begins

    7.5
    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.
  • I want that 40 mins of my life back please.

    2.0
    Ive never really understood why people watch vampire shows but I had nothing better to do and it was in HD so what the hell. Where do I begin? Complete rubbish is what I would call it. Some girl who works in a bar and can for some reason hear peoples thoughts encounters a vampire.
    Lets hold on a second. If you can read peoples thoughts then why are you working in a bar?
    why dont you go and make a million dollars at poker and then lie in bed all day?
    Apart from this nonsense, the other characters in the show dont really have any need to be there. Their scenes dont really amount to anything and all they appear to do is have sex a lot and thats about it. All I could think of while watching this mess was, how did the maker of something like six feet under decided that he wanted to make a show about vampires having sex?
    Dont waste your time people, even if it is in HD.
  • I thought that with all the extra time they would've come back with a dynamic season but I was wrong.

    2.5
    Its very rare that I leave a bad review but the last season of True Blood was nothing but a huge let down after a long year of waiting. I thought that with all the extra time they would've come back with a dynamic season but I was wrong. What I want to know is why shows like Burn Notice, CSI, and Law and Order who have nonstop action and amazing plots can come back after a small 2-3 month break with another explosive season but yet True Blood with little to no action and a horrible plot takes an entire year to come back with another disappointing season?
  • Started strong...but it's starting to get less interesting...OH NO! Wake up Alan Ball-fix it! So much potential!

    7.0
    What to say about True Blood...?

    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.

    7.5
    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.
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