Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Playlist: True Blood - Episode 2.08

Playlist: True Blood - Episode 2.08

1. "Dilruba (Junkie XL Remix)" - Niyaz: Godric returns / Eric runs into Jason
2. "The Longing" - Karsh Kale: Bill & Eric talk / Isabel & Hugo
3. "Rafiki (Rise Ashen)" - Bob Holroyd: Jason apologizes to Bill
4. "Hejran" - Niyaz: Lorena and Sookie fight over Bill
5. "Timebomb" - Beck: Closing credits

what Drake has up so far http://drakelelane.blogspot.com/

New True Blood 'Maker ' t-shirts

True Blood's Hadley Hale is Lindsey Haun

Sookie 's cousin Hadley is the actress and musician Lindsey Haun and you can read about here experiences on her MySpace page

First of all, True Blood! Sooooo… our guitar player, Sarah Carter, was on episode 2 of this season, season 2, with her other band Rocket!! The episode is called “Get This Party Started” and Rocket is the back up band for the Christian rock singer chick. it’s pretty funny… and kinda wrong actually… in a good way. But wait there’s more!!! I, Lindsey Haun, will be on the last 2 episodes of the season! well actually, technically, 3. We shot about 3 weeks ago and it was amazing! I LOVE Alan Ball and the directors i got to work with, Michael Cuesta and Daniel Minahan! The crew was so incredibly nice and professional and hard working. What a treat to be on that set! I can’t tell you much because i don’t want to give the story away but i can tell you that i play Hadley Hale, Sookie Stackhouse’s (Anna Paquin) cousin. I got to work with Stephan Moyer, Alexander Skarsgard, and drum roll please… Evan Rachel Wood. i can’t tell you who she plays but i can tell you that she’s awesome! They’re all awesome! Anyway, i really want to work with all of them again so please watch the show and tell them that you want me on it more! lol!

Casting call for the role was :

Sookie’s (Anna Paquin) cousin, this fresh-faced 20 something year old country girl is locked in a steamy clinch with the vampire queen (Evan Rachel Wood). The dazed Hadley has been seduced into a whole other world — but she still feels the pull of her human roots.

We never meet Hadley alive in the books, though we do see her in a ecto plasmic reconstruction so this will be fun.

Go Ask Dallas : True Blood HBO schedule, when is the finale ?

Question :

Dallas ,

Are you kidding me that they are going to make us wait 2 weeks to see this season's finale episode ?

Dallas says 'Yep, They won't show Ep 12 on Labor Day Weekend so they will postpone S2 Ep12 -the finale, entitled, 'Beyond Here Lies Nothin' ' from Sept 7th ( Labor day weekend) to Sept 13th.

Running Time: 57 minutes
Genre: Drama

Here is the printable pdf Central Time Zone HBO schedule for August other time zones HERE

Season 2

13. 2- 1 14 Jun 09 Nothing But the Blood
14. 2- 2 21 Jun 09 Keep This Party Going
15. 2- 3 28 Jun 09 Scratches
16. 2- 4 12 Jul 09 Shake And Fingerpop
17. 2- 5 19 Jul 09 Never Let Me Go
18. 2- 6 26 Jul 09 Hard-Hearted Hannah
19. 2- 7 2 Aug 09 Release Me
20. 2- 8 9 Aug 09 Timebomb
21. 2- 9 16 Aug 09 I Will Rise Up
22. 2-10 23 Aug 09 New World In My View
23. 2-11 30 Aug 09 Frenzy
24. 2-12 13 Sep 09 Beyond Here Lies Nothin'


True Blood Recipe: MaryAnn's Hunter Souffle'

Mary Anne's Hunter Soufflé

Ok, I'm not an epicurean but I have done some research and I think we can recreate the Hunter Souffle' following and combining two different recipes

Using the recipe from an Aussie recipe website for Calf's Hearts ( see here) You would dice and brown chopped heart with garlic, onions, carrots, diced potatoes, with herbs and spices in butter. Then flame with cognac, cover and cook.

Then you could use the resulting mixture as a basis for the basic Ground Beef Soufflé. You could replace the beef added in the [-- ] below with your browned heart and vegetable mix and proceed with the rest of the basic souffle recipe.

* note it will NOT bleed when you cut into it and hopefully it won't make you start slapping your family...

Ground Beef Souffle

3 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons flour
1 cup milk
2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1/2 pound extra lean ground beef
5 eggs, separated

Pre-heat oven to 350°. Melt butter in a skillet and stir in flour. Let cook for about 1 to 2 minutes, but don't brown. Stir in milk and cook until thick, stirring constantly. Add cheese, Worcestershire, salt, and pepper.
[Place ground beef into another skillet and cook and stir until well crumbled and lightly browned. Drain off any fat.]

Stir into the sauce. Beat the 5 egg yolks until creamy and gradually stir into the sauce as well. Cook for 1 minute and remove from heat. Beat it thoroughly and let it cool. Beat the 5 egg whites until very foamy and creamy. After the yolk mixture has cooled, stir a big spoonful of the beaten egg whites into it thoroughly until it has a slightly foamy look. Pour this slowly over the remaining egg whites, folding and lifting as you pour.

When it is all folded in well (DON'T BEAT IT) pour carefully into a buttered and floured souffle dish. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes. It should be very firm and shake hardly at all when tested. HERE

True Blood in Crisis: Bill's Bangs day 2 !

We just don't have the time to wax philosophically about Godric's ruminations on violence and coexistence after centuries of watching the evolution of both the human and vampire races. We don't have time to think about right wing extremism, religious zealots, suicide bombers, bigotry and discrimination.

We have to WORRY about HAIR!!!
True Blood fans have survived some BIG True Blood hair fights in the past. Last season, we had the very warranted complaints about poor Alex Skarsgard's wig, which he had to wear because his hair was still short from starring in Generation Kill when they started filming True Blood.

Then at the beginning of season 2 we saw his new haircut and the highlights ( see the scene below) When Eric asked Lafayette in that horrible horrific dungeon scene "Is there blood in my hair ?" and then goes on later to lament that " Pam will kill me "

We saw the new 'Eric look' in the 'Forever 21' scene in S2 Episode 2 ( also below) where he ask Bill " It's the new me - you like ?"
Now, you have to set aside the vampire cannon (rules) from the Sookie books because we know that vampires can't cut their hair or change their appearances because they go right back to how they looked at the original time of their death.

Bill explains this to Sookie in "Dead until Dark "

I touched his sideburns, since apparently touching was okay. "They're long," I observed.
"That was the fashion," he said. "It's lucky for me I didn't wear a beard as so many men did, or I'd have it for eternity."
"You never have to shave?"
"No, luckily I had just shaven."

I'm not sure they know they need to have hard and fast vampire rules in True Blood. Let's not even try to figure out how Eric can cut and change his hair but Jessica regenerates "her virginity"

So now we are faced with the very serious problem of Bill's Bangs. On Sunday night, our radio show guests reviewers, Brian and Andy (campblood.org) talked with @SookieBonTemps about Bill's hair especially his bangs. If you missed our Blogtalk radio show Sunday night listen here and to Brian and Andy's vlog here but NOW the fan forums are buzzing about 'Bill's Hair"

There is even a new entire thread on the HBO fan forum called Fix Bill's Hair

trubldaddict says "Amen! How can they not see how weird his hair looks? Stiff and flat bangs that seem to glow red in the dark are not a good look!"

My suggestion is that what we really need is a new Twitter character called @BillsBangs. Maybe the solution is to just laugh about it ..

In case you don't know in the world of Sookie/True Blood Twitter universe inanimate objects and even animals sometimes become True Blood Twitter characters and the result is usually hilarious.

For example: some of my favorites are @EricsBlackAmEx, @AIDS Burger, @Eric's Gracious Plenty, @Lafayette's Thong, @Pam's Pumps and when poor Bob Jessup isn't in his human form he twitters as @BobthecatJessup

Let's just all let our hair down and enjoy the last few Season 2 episodes -- @BillsBangs anyone ?

Some other favorites are :

AIDS Burger
Bill's Henley
Bill's Hot Tub
Bill's Piano
Bill's Toaster
Cardboard Eric
Eric's Credit Card
Eric's Gracious Plenty
Eric's Hands
Eric's Legs
Gran's Pie
Hoyt's Cell Phone
Jason's Brain
Lafayette's Cosmetics Case
Lafayette's Thong
Maxine's Casserole
Ms. Jeanette's Ghost
Pam's Boobs
Pam's Pumps

You can find more at IOP (TB Inanimate Object Patrol)

True Blood: the Best of the Reviewers / Recappers

Last week this blog was kindly named by Daemonstv as one of the best True Blood sites and one of the things I said in my 'thank you' comment was that there is a crowded universe of True Blood fan sites, blogs, reviewers and recappers and that folks just have to find sites and writers that just feel right to them.

For example, The L.A. Times recap is the only recap I read and there are tons and tons of them...I usually don't want just a blow- by -blow recap from the episode but Jessica has some good insight.

As I said last week, I am a little snobby, I only read and watch : Mark Blankenship, our bi-weekly reviewer who guests on Talk Blood Radio for his brilliant " Sucker Punch" on Huffington Post , our other bi-weekly reviewers, Brian and Andy from Camp Blood.org for their completely hilarious and insightful vlog "Blood Work", Meredith Woerner from io9 for her great "TB Pros and Cons" and the L.A. Times TB recap from Jessica Gelt.

If you have read and watched these, you've seen the best - in my humble opinion.

They all bring something bright , smart, funny and very different to the table -it's almost like eating one of MaryAnne's souffles Do you have a favorite that I miss ?

Recap: 'True Blood' Season 2, Episode 8

From LA Times

More than halfway through Season 2 it has become clear that Alan Ball and his talented crew of writers and actors are intent on making sure that "True Blood" remains one of the most creative and patently wild shows on television.

This week's episode began with Sookie about to be raped by Fellowship of the Sun trigger man, Gabe, only to be stopped just in time by Godric and Eric. It is quickly broadcast to the church (which also happens to be having a lock-in sleepover) that a vampire is loose in the building and the church goes into lockdown mode.

In a relieving reveal we learn that Sarah has shot Jason with only a paint-ball gun. And boy, is she mad that he never told her his sister was a vampire-lover of the highest order. "You're worse than Judas," she yells.

"What did he do to you?" Jason asks. She shoots him in his man parts and he writhes in pain. Then she tells him that Sookie is in the church basement. Jason rushes to her rescue.

Back at the church, Eric and Sookie engage in flirtatious back and forths before Eric feigns a ridiculous Midwestern accent and tries to get into the church by masquerading as a human. He is quickly revealed and he and Sookie rush into the church to confront Steve Newlin and his congregation of vamp-loathing nut jobs.

Steve is wearing an amazing white suit a la Jim Bakker and announces that the war has begun. Eric steps forward and offers himself in place of Godric and Sookie (whom Newlin has called an evil whore of Satan. I get that all the time too). Eric is quickly placed on the alter and draped with silver chains, which burn his skin and keep him weak. Meanwhile, Jason shows up outside the church and tells the guards that he is a special-ops cadet with the Light of Day institute. He brandishes his gun, but the men instantly recognize it to be a paint-ball gun. They rush him, he overpowers them and sneaks into the church.

Read on

True Blood's Vampire's "Like A Virgin" Lament

Man, I think Meredith is wrong about lots of stuff this week - Complain about Godric ? Oh come on - he's just wonderful in every single way ....From io9
But her pros and cons are still funny ..

This week we learned a lot about vampire anatomy and why breaking up with a vampire is messy thing, unless you can let your 1,000 year-old Dad Vampire handle the situation. It's True Blood time.

This entire episode was packed with strange happenings and uncomfortable situations from Bill walking in on Jessica and Hoyt doin' the yelly hand-over-the-face-deed (kind of rough for the first time right?) to Godric throwing the smack down on the hair-pulling "he's mine, I'm his, we're ours and each others" cat fight. It was like one gigantic awkward vampire prom.

This week finally "dealt with the shit" we've been waiting forever to see. Huzzah action, and not just in a ho-hum naked party kind of way. Plus it was all daintily sprinkled with the light handed touch of True Blood nuance, start with the title, "Time Bomb." Why, what ever could that mean?

The Pros And Cons of True Blood

Con: Godric gets another chance to prove he's more than just the other half of those smiley faced frat guy twins hanging outside of Abercrombie and Fitch beckoning tweens inside with their tiny post-pubescent muscles. How did he fall so far in one simple moment? We sang his praises for all things ridiculous and covered in fake dreadlocks, and this is how you repay us? Godric is one low strung frontal pelvic cleavage showing pair of jeans away from being written off forever. I mean if he's the big man in Dallas who is stronger than anyone and can do whatever he wants, why does he need to fit in if that's all beneath him?

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True Blood Music Video of the Day: Sexy Bitch by David Guetta

Sexy Bitch by David Guetta LYRICS

Thanks, saroufim93

True Blood: Blood Work Episode 8 'Timebomb"

Hey @Sookie the guys think we need a @BillsBangs too! (inside joke -listen to Talk Blood radio !)

Blood Work! “True Blood” video blog 2.8: Way Beyond the Valley of the Dolls

It’s true, lady: We’re officially two-dimensional.

I’m really staked stoked to be able to announce a very special project that hubby/creative director Andy Swist has whipped up for this season of True Blood: Our very own True Blood paper dolls!

Yes, starting this week you can download Andy’s original cut-and-play designs (grab ‘em over here) and keep your officemates, friends, cats, or spare corpses entertained. Be sure to watch the vlog for info on the all-new CampBlood Cubicle Puppet Show Challenge, and check back every week for a new vlog and a new character’s doll!

This week Lafayette and Pam get the Blood Work! goodness rolling with a walk-off in our refrigerator. Who will take home the prize of Bon Temps’ “Most Fierce”? And aside from that, what did we all think of the explosive last episode, “Timebomb”?

Join the papercut-enhanced fun, below!

http://campblood.org/Newblog/( there is tons of other cool stuff there too)