Thursday, February 18, 2010

Sam Trammell talks about new series of True Blood

If the definitive film of the current vampire craze is the Twilight franchise, then the definitive television series is True Blood.

Stylised, sexy and unrelentingly dark, the first series captured a fanatic audience with its tales of the inhabitants of fictional Louisiana town Bon Temps, where vampires live uncomfortably alongside their human neighbours.

Bar owner Sam Merlotte, played by Sam Trammell, attempts to break down the barriers by stocking synthetic blood (called Tru:Blood) alongside draft beer and vodka shooters, so fanged customers can drink with their human counterparts.

But problems brew in the town after a string of unsolved murders, and Sam's waitress Sookie, played by former child Oscar-winner Anna Paquin, finds her relationship with vampire Bill, played by British actor Stephen Moyer, questioned by all around.

Sam, 38, says there's even more danger in the town in series two.

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'Sesame Street Live': This Count has the look, but not the scare In a vampire-crazy world, this ageless Muppet stands apart

More than ever, it seems like vampires are lurking around every corner.

There's "Twilight," "True Blood," "The Vampire Diaries" and dozens of knock-off novels - not to mention classics such as "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," the early books of Anne Rice and, of course, Count Dracula himself.

Perhaps the world's friendliest vampire, though, is Count von Count, the arithmemaniacal "Sesame Street" character who has taught millions of children about numbers for nearly 40 years. He's never seen drinking blood or sleeping in a coffin, and he appears to have no problems with direct sunlight - but there's no denying those fangs, the cape and the Bela Lugosi stare.

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How To Catch And Keep A Vampire

Bella Swan and Sookie Stackhouse are fortunate to have vampire boyfriends. But what the heroines of Twilight and “True Blood” don’t have—and could use—is some advice on getting along with them. Everything they and every other red-blooded American girl wants to know about finding a dreamy blood-drinker and making him hers is within How to Catch and Keep a Vampire: A Step-by-Step Guide to Loving The Bad and the Beautiful

Reviewed by Michele the book junkie

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True Blood Music Video of the Day: Come here Boy by Imogen Heap

Come here Boy by Imogen Heap