Saturday, June 27, 2009

10 reasons why you should be watching “True Blood”

Post in the comments YOUR top 10 reasons why to watch True Blood !

Season two of the HBO original series “True Blood” started last week, and you should really be watching it. Not just for the romance between vampire Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer) and psychic waitress Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin), and not just because it’s about vampires. Make no mistake: “True Blood” is not your little sister’s “Twilight.” It’s got action, intrigue, plenty of steamy scenes, Southern charm, creatures of the night, Anna Paquin, a guy that turns into a dog, and enough blood splatter to make a Jackson Pollock painting jealous.

You should be watching it, and this is why:

1. The supernatural. Vampires have come out of the coffin. They walk among us (at night). They drink synthetic blood at our bars. They’re dating the girl next door. And they’re not alone: voodoo witchdoctors, psychic waitresses, and people who turn into animals are all regular cast members.

2. Bon Temps, Louisiana. When’s the last time you heard of a vampire story set in the deep South? New York City or Sunnydale, California, maybe. Transylvania, definitely. But Bon Temps, Louisiana? Shoot son, that’s what I call original! In a small town where everyone knows everyone, when strange things start happening around Merlotte’s Bar, rumors spread quicker than wildfire. Plus, the setting makes for plenty of Southern humor and Cajun accents.

3. The opening credits. Jace Everett’s country single “Bad Things” will have you singing along and getting down with your bad self every week.

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Anonymous said...

what no mention of Alexander, Nelson,Kistin or Chris Bauer????

callonmebill said...

I can only leave this "10 reason why you should be watching "True Blood" on your site Dallas because I'll embarrass myself with 'real people' on the other site. Sorry I love Bill!
1. Bill ~ ep. 2.1 said it all! "I will atone" Boy did he ever!
2. Bill with Fangs ~ ep. 2.1 and 2.2 really says it all!
3. Bill & Sookie ~ love them together, the romance, Anna Paquin is perfect as Sookie!
4. Bill & Sookie & Jessica ~ LOL
5. Bill with Fangs ~ I need more!
6. Hoyt ~ just love him! Tequila speech
7. Eric ~ how can you go wrong with 6ft4in! Love Pam too.
8. Lafayette ~ what's not to love, he's still alive too! technically! lets hope.
9. Tara & Sam & Eggs ~ I loved Tara & Sam , and now what's not to love in Eggs!
10. Jason ~ stupid moments make me laugh which is every scene.

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Anonymous said...


I found out about the show at the same time as the books (I’m not American - I didn't have the chance to discover the wonderful Charlaine Harris until then).

But books or show - Bill is a nice man, but definitely not the most exciting man in the world.

I want Eric and I want Quinn. Hell, I even want Alcide.

Unfortunately, the show almost certainly won't last that long.

Plus, I generally prefer men who are taller than the average woman!

Maybe I'm just furious at the ridiculous scene at the end of the last episode.
The real (book) Bill Compton would never be as nasty as True Blood Bill.

Thank God I have my books to read!!

KathyD said...

Besides the cliffhanger episodes and great writing, Alan has done a wonderful job of casting for True Blood. Stephen and Anna have great chemistry between them and all the supporting characters lend so much interest to the series. It wouldn't be the same without Lafayette, Tara, Terry and Andy Bellefleur. Pam is hilarious, I hope we see more of her in upcoming episodes. And of course Alexander makes a perfect Eric, so hot and sexy! I am looking forward to "seeing" more of him this season (if you know what I mean! LOL)

Kristysvault said...

Jason Stackhouse playing flag football shirtless = priceless!

Rita said...

I have said it once, and i'll say it
again,i like the books and True Blood
they are both great! I think the show will be on for a long time love it.