Tuesday, February 23, 2010

True Blood Parodies : Applesauce and more

I begin to worry a little bit about True Blood fans every year when it's been SOOO long between new Sookie books and new seasons of True Blood that we start expressing ourselves like this ...hahha

True Blood on Sky TV UK

Check out Sky TV UK True Blood web page and Character Profiles

Bon Temps born and bred, Sookie's boyfriend Bill Compton is a true Southern gentleman - and a 173-year-old vampire.

First Appearance: Strange Love (Episode 1.1)

Special Attributes:

Season 1: Bill walked into Merlotte’s bar and into the life of Sookie Stackhouse. After rescuing her from an attack by a pair of rednecks, Bill let Sookie drink of his blood, healing her and forming a bond between the two. His relationship with Sookie hit a bump when he killed a vampire who was trying to hurt her. Vampire code dictates that he must be punished and he was forced to turn an innocent young woman into a vampire. Having completed the task he discovered the young woman was overjoyed at leaving her drab human life behind, but was also something of a handful. When Sookie was being pursued by the Bon Temps murderer, Bill sensed that she was in trouble and ventured into the sun to help her. The power of the sun nearly killed him but he was buried and saved by Sookie and Sam.

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True Blood's Anna Paquin : A relationship with bite

Anna Paquin was nine years old when she first became famous for her role as Flora in The Piano, and 11 as she stood smiling and gasping in silence for a full 20 seconds at the podium to receive her Oscar for it.

In True Blood, the new HBO hit (seen here on Showcase), Paquin, now 27, has morphed into the telepathic barmaid Sookie Stackhouse. She runs around in tiny shorts and has bleached blonde hair and a lot of steamy sex with a vampire named Bill.

The first episode sets out to shock, featuring a couple getting amorous strung from a meat hook while watching vampire sex on video. But it has been a huge success in America, winning Paquin a 2009 Golden Globe for best actress in a television drama. It is now HBO's second most popular series, after The Sopranos. To add to the mix, and to the delight of the British tabloids, in August Paquin got engaged in real life to her vampire lover, the English actor Stephen Moyer. He is 40, she is 27, and they divide their time between his house near Hampstead and hers in Los Angeles.

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True Blood series two is when things get really crazy and sexy, say stars Michelle Forbes and Sam Trammell

ahh to be at the beginning of a new season of True Blood

IT'S one of the sexiest and most exciting shows to hit television in years - and it's about to get crazier than ever.

That's the warning from True Blood stars Michelle Forbes and Sam Trammell, as series two of the top supernatural drama arrives on UK screens this week.

According to the actors - who respectively play a nude pig walker and shape shifting barman in the HBO phenomen on - as mad as fans may have thought the series got last year, it 's about to get a whole lot more fun as a range of new characters, stories and monsters cavort across the US deep south.

The first series was about how the people of smalltown America cope with a world where vampires exist and have gone public thanks to the invention of a synthetic blood substitute.

And it was set around the love affair between psychic waitress Sookie Stackhouse and 137-year-old vampire Bill Compton.

Filled with sex-crazed vampires, bayou-dwelling exorcists and blood-addicted hillbillies, the programme became one of the most talked about dramas in years and it returns to satellite channel FX this Friday.

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Where do vampires come from? National Geographic TV tonight

Long-time National Geographic staff historian Mark Jenkins' new book, Vampire Forensics, is the basis for a new National Geographic Explorer television special premiering in the U.S. Tuesday night at 10 p.m. ET/PT on the National Geographic Channel. With apologies to Anne Rice's The Vampire Lestat, Jenkins shares some of what he learned on the trail of vampires.

Where did the belief in vampires originate?

Fear of the walking dead is old. Sucking blood isn't always part of it--sometimes they eat you, sometimes they just beat you up. There's some sort of deep layer of belief that crops up here and there, possibly something shared once in the Indo-European past that survived when the tribes became separate nations.

In twelfth-century England, William of Newburgh, a fairly good historian, wrote about prodigies, oddities well beyond the natural course of events. When you read his stories, they're pretty much about vampires and related characters--people who die in sin and come back as nasty monsters, like what we would call zombies today, spreading disease with them through the town.

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True Blood Music Video of the Day: I don't wanna miss a thing by Aerosmith

I don't wanna miss a thing by Aerosmith

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