Tuesday, June 15, 2010
The first original episode in nine months attracted 5.1 million viewers, up 38 percent over last summer’s season 2 opener but down slightly from the show’s 5.3 million peak (for an episode that aired last August).
With the 11 pm replay factored in, True Blood ended the night with 6.4 million total viewers.
I must have been channeling Mark when I posted the "Vamp on Shifter " video. Mark is also Team Talk Blood : True Blood Radio on Sunday night's with me and @SoookieBonTemps
Welcome to Sucker Punch, the only blog post that ranks the gaudiest moments on this week's episode of True Blood.
Hello everyone! I'm excited to be recapping another season of True Blood, and I'm even more excited to see you again. You look great! Did you change your hair? And thanks for sending me that postcard. That trip sounded like a lot of fun.
As for me? Last fall, I got a full-time job running a theatre magazine. I love what I'm doing, but that means that unlike last year, when I had the flexible schedule of a freelancer, I won't be able to stay up until 2 AM on Sunday nights and get my recaps posted the next day. I'll get them written as fast as I can, however, and they'll always be up before the next new episode airs.
And now... let's do this thing!
Season three launches with "Bad Blood," and it is heavy with responsibility. A season-opener not only has to remind us what happened last year, but also has to convince us that this year will be full of exciting stories. Sometimes, this responsibility can be too much for a series to bear, and we're left with a stilted kick-off epsiode that delivers tons of information with almost no action. (This happened during season three of Six Feet Under, Alan Ball's first great HBO series.)
Happily, "Bad Blood" dodges this problem. The exceptional writing, credited to Daniel Minahan, makes exposition emerge organically out of compelling situations.
Case in point: When the Magister and Queen Sophie-Anne interrogate Eric. The scene crackles because Queen Sophie-Anne and Eric are lying to the Magister, pretending they don't know who's selling V in Eric's area, and the Magister clearly suspects them. The stakes are high -- the Magister will destroy them if he can definitively prove that they're desecrating vampire blood by harvesting it and selling it to junkies -- which makes their bobbing and weaving a thrill to behold.
We are waiting for Andy and Brian's first True Blood vlog ...and of course, they are also part of Talk Blood : True Blood Radio Team along with me and the lovely@sookiebontemps
Haha to the new poster - if you watch the vlogs you know the cats are frequently the real stars of many of the videos reviews.
Here the guys are getting us ready for the season 3 !
These are not just fans these are the real stars themselves tweeting ..some of these are verified accounts with Twitter so fans can be assured who is really doing the tweeting.
Twitter explains it this way : Verification is currently used to establish authenticity for people, government agencies, and businesses who deal with identity confusion regularly on Twitter. You can find out more about the verification process here: http://twitter.com/help/verified
SamTrammell http://twitter.com/SamTrammell- Sam Merlotte
Allan Hyde http://twitter.com/Allanhyde – Godric
Ashley Jones http://twitter.com/AshleyAJones – Daphne
Carrie Preston http://twitter.com/carrie_preston – Arlene
Dawn Olivieri http://twitter.com/ItsDAWNolivieri – Janice Herveaux
Joe Manganiello http://twitter.com/joemanganiello – Alcide Herveaux
Kristin Bauer http://twitter.com/MrsvanStraten– Pam
Mehcad Brooks http://twitter.com/Mehcadbrooks – Eggs
Tara Buck http://twitter.com/Tararaboomdeah – Ginger
Marcia deRousse http://twitter.com/smartlilblonde - Dr Ludwig
*Yeah, Arlene's got a bun in the oven!! Lord help her! about 21 hours ago via web -Carrie
* TRUE BLOOD book author Charlaine Harris would rather marry a werewolf...? http://bit.ly/crzV8U 5:24 PM Jun 12th via Facebook Joe
*post others in comments if you know them!