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Monday, June 15, 2009
Loving True Blood in Dallas Blogtalk Radio: Discussion True Blood Season 2 Episode 1, 'Nothing But the Blood' (Ep 26)
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HBO's vampire drama series True Blood, said Heather Havrilesky in Salon, forces viewers to "question what makes a person (or vampire) morally upright or fundamentally depraved." The show, which kicked off its second season Sunday night, flaunts its "moral confusion and ambiguity," and creates a world in which "vampires use good manners to restrain their underlying temperamental, impulsive natures," while "Christians use them to veil their rage." (watch a trailer for season two of True Blood)
True Blood "questions black and white morality," said Chelsea Doyle in Starpulse, while relishing fantasies about "gruesome murder, rampant sexuality, and blood blood blood." In the True Blood universe, a vampire seems "justified in some way" for, say, killing a person who once sexually abused a little girl. But who's the "good guy" and who's the "bad guy"? You never really know.
And that's fine, said Maureen Ryan in the Chicago Tribune, because it would be a mistake to over-think True Blood. The show's "exploration" of morality "isn't so much nuanced and thought-provoking as it is muddled and indecisive." True Blood isn't trying to make some grand statement—it's really just "well-acted, classy trashy escapism."
The 6' 4" star possess all of the mysterious magnetism that makes Bon Temps' creatures of the night so dang alluring.
With season two devoting quite a lot of time towards discovering who Eric is -- besides owner of the show's best bar, Fangtasia (sorry Sam) -- fans are going to learn that there's more to this "man" than meets the eye. In fact, according to Alexander, we'll see the softer side of Eric.
Now that last night's premiere has finally revealed Lafayette's fate (yay!), I was able to chat with Alexander about his role in the abduction, what is in store for Eric this year and how Alexander plans to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with fans in rioting should HBO not renew "True Blood" for a third season!
PopWrap: The reveal of Eric last night with tinfoil in his hair was amazing. How did that come about?
Alexander Skarsgård: We had a lot of fun with that scene. I worked on that with the costume designer, wanting to find something weird or disturbing and flip flops was probably the weirdest outfit we could come up with for a badass vampire to wear while killing a guy.
I wonder if it will be anymore of an issue when it's Alexander Skarsgard in her sex scenes (and not Stephen Moyer, who she lives with in real life ) in season 4 ???...just askin'
Kiwi actress Anna Paquin has promised there will be more nudity as the second season of True Blood kicks off in America.
Paquin plays waitress Sookie Stackhouse, who is love with a vampire, in Alan Ball's hit HBO show. The second season began screening in America on Sunday night.
The first season has just finished screening on Prime in New Zealand, and the network promised the second season would air later this year.
Paquin, who won a best actress Golden Globe award earlier this year for her role on the show, said she had been working out at the gym more as there was increased nudity in the second season.
"I get more naked this season than I did last season," she told Eonline.com. "We have a really great crew and everyone's really respectful. It's not an issue for me."
"I work my ass off. I'm very careful about what I eat, and I work out a lot. My costume entails bathing suits, short-shorts and nude scenes.
"I don't want to be perpetuating the myth that women actually do look exactly like the way they look in magazines and on television through absolutely no effort!"
Paquin is dating her on-screen boyfriend Stephen Moyer, who plays vampire Bill Compton.
Rita writes .....
Dear Dallas , Who is the actor that plays the young Sam?
Rita , the actor who we saw in the Season 2 premiere last night we also saw and met in Season1 Episode 10. His name is is Martin Spanjer and according to his IMDb page
Date of Birth 2 February 1987, Tucson, Arizona, USA
Height 5' 5" (1.65 m)
Trivia Has an older brother, Matt.
He currently resides in Los Angeles, California.
He began acting in 1994, at the age of seven, in a theatre production of Peter Pan.
Won the Gold Award for his drama First Night (2007). First Night is the first movie Spanjers produced and directed himself.
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Ed Note-- This blog contains spoilers
Welcome to Sucker Punch, the only blog post that ranks the gaudiest moments on this week's episode of True Blood.
Because come on, y'all... gaudiness is True Blood's specialty. Yes, HBO's Southern Gothic vampire drama serves up a variety of delicious moments---ranging from steamy sex scenes to sensitive revelations to scary fights---but everything's infused with trashiness. People don't just die: They get their hearts ripped out. Characters don't just go to church: They join cults. Vampires don't just go to bars: They go to black-leather sin pits with names like Fangtasia. If the show were more over the top, it would under itself.
And frankly, that's why I love it. The series, created by Six Feet Under and American Beauty's Alan Ball, pulses with such reckless, lusty energy that I cannot wait for each new episode.
Which brings me back to Sucker Punch: Instead of simply reviewing each week's installment, I'm going to tease out the moments that best embody True Blood's tawdry heart. I hope you'll join me in my quest!
I'm happy to say that "Nothing But the Blood," the first episode of season two, is just as florid as I'd hoped it would be.
The first scene, for heaven's sake, reveals that the dead body in the back of Deputy Andy Bellefleur's car (discovered at the end of last season, you'll remember), belongs to Miss Jeanette, the voodoo priestess who drove demons from Tara and her mother. Except Miss Jeanette isn't just dead. Her heart has been torn from her body, and her face is frozen in a rictus scream on par with that girl in the opening scene of The Ring. It's a deeply disturbing image that also sets up a potentially season-long conflict between Tara and her mother. Now that Tara doesn't have faith in Miss Jeanette's healing powers and her mom still does, we can see battle lines getting drawn between them. Even though they love each other, it seems like they're pushing each other toward an ultimatum: Choose to see the world like I see it, or choose to live without me.
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In the second-season premiere of True Blood, we pick up right where we left off, in the parking lot of Merlotte's where there's a dead body with painted toenails in Andy's car. We find out who it is, and what that discovery means for Lafayette's future on the show. Bill and Sookie squabble like old marrieds, except now they can also squabble with their surrogate teen daughter, Jessica. We learn how Sam and Maryann know each other, and why the heck Jason is joining an anti-vampire church.
How you livin', fangbangers? This is Mickey O'Connor (blood type: O+). We heard your fervent cries for more Blood (sickos, all of you), so I'm going to be recapping each and every episode of Alan Ball's phantasma-gory, Southern-fried extravaganza for you this summer.
Full disclosure up front: I am not a Goth, nor have I ever been (save a few Cure albums from the '80s). I am also not what you'd call a fan of the vampire genre. I thought Buffy was aight, but Sarah Michelle Gellar's acting makes my teeth itch, so I was not a regular viewer. Ditto Blade, Moonlight, Angel, Underworld, and the novels of Anne Rice, Stephenie Meyer and Charlaine Harris -- on which this show is based. So I apologize in advance if I miss some of the vamp fundamentals along the way. Please feel free to school me in the comments section.
On the other hand, I'm a huge Alan Ball fan, and of his genius screenplay for American Beauty and the brutal, rough-edged nihilism of Six Feet Under. I'm already seeing how Ball is weaving his favorite themes — self-destruction as redemption, family as a necessary evil, coming out of the closet — into True Blood, and so far I really like the hot, sweaty mess he has created down on the sticky bayous of Bon Temps. Are you ready for seconds? Then let's sharpen our incisors and dig in!
BACK ON THE BAYOU
"Please tell me it's not Lafayette," Tara says, as Andy, Sookie, Sam and Tara lean over the painted toenails hanging out of Andy's car, and it's clear that no time at all has elapsed since the cliff-hanger scene in the finale. But it's not Lafayette (phew!); it's obviously a woman, and someone has gone to the trouble of removing her heart. Ick. But who is it? Yikes! It's Miss Jeannette, the defrauded exorcist, and her facial rictus is harrowing, implying that she was still alive during the extraction. (Cue another scream from Tara.)
Can we just pause to give it up again for these incredible opening credits? Now with more subliminal sex scenes!
In the immediate aftermath of the discovery of Miss Jeannette's body, Tara tells the cops that she doesn't know her. Sookie, who's in shock and thus can't suppress her psychic abilities, hears Tara's thoughts and realizes she knows the victim, and prompts her to 'fess up.
Sheriff Bud tells Andy to go home, since he's overworked and drunk. "I... am not... overworked," Andy protests. Heh.
The cops bring Tara in for questioning about the murder of Miss Jeannette (aka Nancy LeGuare). Andy thinks Tara is somehow involved, and plays bad cop on her. It's a hilarious freak-out, and much props go to Chris Bauer for finding just the right combination of Southern stereotypes from In the Heat of the Night, Cops and Sling Blade for his vision of Andy Bellefleur. At any rate, Bud has had enough of Andy's badge-flashing bravado, and dismisses him from the case, seeing as he's both a material witness and a potential suspect.Read on
Did you have a party or make a special dinner last night to celebrate the return of True Blood ?? Send me pictures !
How about that season 2 premier! WOW!!! Loved it!
Had a little get together with a fellow tb lover and friend of mine Caroline. We made our own Tru Blood! (Orange Jiuce, Peach Schnapps, ½ tsp red food coloring and 2 drops of blue food coloring!) Printed out labels and we were good to go! I’ve sent you some pictures!
Jessica says...We had a premiere party last night, we didn't have an elaborate menu.
Wings, hot sauce, tortilla chips, guacamole, strawberries and lots of ale.
I made a red velvet cake that was in the shape of lips with fangs.
We all had a great time!
Looking forward to Sunday
EB from the wiki says...We got together with friends, serving recipes posted by you Dallas on this blog - including:tuna cheese casserole, swamp gas chili and
Gran's cryin pecan pie (which turned out well, although its not a traditional pecan pie
We had a great time last night for the true blood premiere. With blood colored streamers and our true blood tshirts. It was a fun time for all.
Lafayette's Burgers (that recipe is the best!!!!)
Red Velvet Cupcakes
Red Salsa and Chips
Black Swan Austrailian Wine (for true blood)
Being a graphic designer...I couldn't just leave the bottles without their case! So...I retrofitted Black Swan Austrailian Wine's 4-pack of wine, into a 4pack of true blood. Not the same design as the show...but that is easily fixed before next season ;)
Enjoy the pic! I had a lot of fun making them.Ruth
** note Ruth that Burger's Lafayette is really Charlaine's recipe !
You guys are great!
What a great way to get a second season of True Blood going. Sookie, Bill, Jason, Tara, Sam -- all the major characters charged into new story-lines with some fresh-blood supporting characters to jump-start the action.
I liked the way that bratty, new-vampire Jessica has returned and is already getting in the way of Sookie and Bill's relationship. "I had to create a vampire as reparation for the one I destroyed to save you," said Bill to Sookie, coming perilously close to adding, "Don't blame me, girlie -- I did it for you." Good thing he didn't, because our Sookie would have given him a piece of her mind.
Meanwhile, one of the most heartening aspects of True Blood's new season is the way Tara has become a more fully-rounded character. She's not just the angry, grumpy gal she was most of last season. Grappling with her mother's alcoholism and coming to terms with her own unhappiness has made her more vulnerable. And thus susceptible to the charms of Maryann. Who also has a past with our beastie-boy Sam. (By the way, how great is it to see Michelle Forbes in a role that really shows her range?)read on
True Blood is finally back for season two, Lafayette is alive (hallelujah!), and if you already pressed play to see the video above, right about now you are hearing Alexander Skarsgard say something about Eric's sexual tension with Nelsan Ellis' Lafayette! Lordy, Lordy!
And now that you know the news that Lafayette is alive on True Blood (albeit chained up in Eric's basement), we have some even more delightful tidings for you...
We can't say too much, but as it turns out, Eric and Lafayette's chemistry together is electric. Eric has the upper hand for the time being (he's still pissed about that vampire who went missing last season), but before too long the two settle into an amiable rivalry that opens the door for much wit and some crackling conversations. You won't want to miss a minute!
Now that you've seen the season 2 premiere of True Blood, join me in a chorus of, “Hallelujah, Lafayette lives!” Although last November’s cliffhanger seemed to suggest that series creator Alan Ball was remaining faithful to Charlaine Harris’ books and sending Nelsan Ellis’ fierce, flamboyant alter ego to an early grave, Sunday’s debut confirmed what many fans had hoped: Ball decided to spare the wildly popular character. But why? In this exclusive interview, Ellis has the surprising answer to that question, as well as scoop on another possible detour Ball has up his sleeve -- this one involving a deep connection between Lafayette and Alexander Skarsgard's Eric.
When you first signed on to the show, did Alan Ball assure you he would not be following the books when it came to this character?
NELSAN ELLIS: No, no no. When I first started it was only a one-year contract, so I thought I was a goner after the 12th episode. In fact, [Alan] didn’t tell me that he was bringing me back until after the table read for the [the season 1 finale]. He was like, ‘You know we’re not killing you, right?’ And I was like, “I didn’t know but thanks for telling me.
What was your reaction?
ELLIS: Thank you! I have a job for next season! That was my reaction.
Why are vampires so bloody hot right now?
The question was put to Anna Paquin, who plays the fearless vampire lover in the hit series True Blood (returning for a second season tonight at 9 on HBO Canada). "For one thing, all the people that we cast as vampires are incredibly attractive," she says. "You know, the drop-dead gorgeous thing?"
There's no doubt she would include Stephen Moyer in that group. The handsome English actor plays courtly vampire Bill Compton, the 173-year-old soulmate to Paquin's telepathic Louisiana waitress Sookie Stackhouse. Compton is so stuck on Sookie, he risked turning to dust late last season in a daring daylight attempt to protect his lady love.
Moyer himself was practically dusted and fingerprinted on The View last week, when he acknowledged that he and Paquin are very much a couple in real life. Which Paquin is reluctant to do.
"I don't talk about my personal life," the 26-year-old woman says, practically gasping at the audacity of the question. "You can ask, but honestly, I always find that when I know a lot about the actors I'm watching on screen, I stop thinking about them as characters and I'm just thinking about some stupid thing I read in a magazine and I don't believe them – even if they're really good."
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