Tuesday, June 1, 2010

New Contest! Name the next Sookie Stackhouse book and win!

We know the title of the next Sookie Stackhouse book by Charlaine Harris will have the word " dead "in it, based on the way "Dead in the Family" ended what do you think the title of the next books will be ?

You can enter by posting in the comments your best guess at the title. Winners will be chosen by a fangtastic panel of experts !

The winner receives the TruBlood Party Pack 1) 4 pack of Tru Blood, (1) poster, (2) cocktail menus, and (25) branded Tru Blood cocktail napkins. How fun will that be to have for your watching party ?

Just post your best idea and watch the blog on Thursday for winner announcements !

True Blood - Season 3 Epsiode guide

** OK we have a conflict on episode titles. I have Episode 3.11 being titled " Evil is going on" and I do not have a title for 3.12 .

Spoiler TV has reported "Evil" as 3.12 and has no title for E 3.11 -so I guess we don't know for sure ! Let me rethink the contest so it's not so confusing! Thanks and sorry ..

True Blood Season 3 : Full schedule

Season 3, Episode 1: Pack of Wolves

Original Air Date-June 13, 2010


Season 3, Episode 2: Beautifully Broken

Original Air Date-June 20, 2010


Season 3, Episode 3: It Hurts Me Too

Original Air Date-June 27, 2010


Season 3, Episode 4: 9 Crimes

Original Air Date-July 11,2010 * Break for 4th of July Weekend ________________________________________

Season 3, Episode 5: Trouble

Original Air Date- July 18, 2010


Season 3, Episode 6: What Do You Know About Love

Original Air Date- July 25, 2010


Season 3, Episode 7: Hit the Floor

Original Air Date- August 1, 2010


Season 3, Episode 8: Night on the Sun

Original Air Date- August 8, 2010


Season 3, Episode 9: Everything is broken

Original Air Date- August 15, 2010


Season 3, Episode 10: I smell a rat

Original Air Date- August 22, 2010


Season 3, Episode 11: Evil is going on

Original Air Date- August 29, 2010


Season 3, Episode 12:

Original Air Date- September 12, 2010 * Break for Labor Day Weekend

Troux Blood -Sucking up the vampire craze

When a young girl named Howard Allen O’Brien walked into the former Grenada Theatre on Baronne Street many years ago, she was immediately transfixed by what she saw on the silver screen. The black and white film, Dracula’s Daughter, starred Gloria Holden as the lead character: “a beautiful, doomed countess who hated herself because she was a vampire and fought her desire for blood. I thought: How glamorous, how tragic, how beautiful.” The woman of mystique changed O’Brien’s life: Today O’Brien is better known as Anne Rice, the bestselling author of Interview with the Vampire, its sequels in “The Vampire Chronicles,” and multiple other cult classics involving the supernatural, a few of which have also been translated onto film (Interview with the Vampire, Exit to Eden and Queen of the Damned).

Now, in the humid summer of 2010, 34 years after Rice published Interview, vampires are experiencing blazing popularity. The current bunch of bloodsuckers is a far cry from Bram Stoker’s Dracula, and even Dracula 2000, the campy “sequel” set here 10 years ago.

Our interest in the eternally undead is an addiction, seemingly insatiable. The pre-teen, pre-“Gossip Girl” sector swoons for CW’s “The Vampire Diaries,” based on the eponymous book series by L.J. Smith. And older TV viewers are anxiously counting down to June 13, when they’ll suck up to their friends with premium cable to catch the third season of HBO’s “True Blood,” based on the bestselling “Sookie Stackhouse Novels” by Charlaine Harris. On June 30, movie theater revenues will defy the recession during the third installment of the “Twilight” movies, Eclipse, based on the also-bestselling novels by Stephenie Meyer. While Meyer’s characters have been especially embraced by teenage girls, and often their older sisters and mothers (after all, her vampires sparkle when sunlight hits them, a glamorous departure from the popular belief that they crumble to ash), it’s undeniable that this genre is experiencing a new heyday.

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If you aren't attending a live event you can watch the Q&A with Alan Ball right here

True Blood – Season 3 Preparation

This is a retrospective of a television season in preparation for an upcoming season premiere, like one of those “previously seen on” sequences before the show starts (maybe with a bit more snark), basically a reminder to those that have already watched. I warn you: there are spoilers below. If you want to catch up naturally, now is your time to leave and pick up the recorded media of your choice and catch up. Then come back later.

Let’s just get this out there off the bat: I had a huge aversion to True Blood initially. It’s not because I hate vampires. Interview with the Vampire is a favorite book and film of mine. I’m even somewhat interested in the Twilight films. But the huge and rabid fandom of the show was off-putting to me. And I don’t like Anna Paquin. But when it was given to me as a summer assignment for the blog, I put all that aside and actually gave it a try. I had no idea what I was getting myself into.

True Blood is not just about vampires and sex and rednecks, although it does contain all of these elements. True Blood is a dirty, sexy, southern mystical romance novel topping to some of the most delicious social commentary on television. Sure, on the surface it’s about Sookie Stackhouse, a telepathic waitress, who falls in love with a vampire named Bill Compton (or Vampire Bill as he is affectionately referred to as). But it runs deeper than just being Twilight for twenty-somethings. It’s a show about prejudice and intolerance and hate, making the deep south of Louisiana the perfect setting. But it doesn’t stop there. Drugs, religion, sex, growing up, cults, sexuality: True Blood hits major societal themes without making you feel like you’re being preached at by some Southern Baptist deacon.

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True Blood not just soft-core vampire porn: It's rock with bite

Full disclosure: I’m not really a fan of True Blood, the Southern Gothic vampire series on HBO which has become quite the cultural phenomenon.

I must admit that I tried to pick it up midstream, leaving me baffled at the plot machinations, but I don’t think it would have mattered much either way. To me, it seemed an uneasy mix of acting hambonery and soft-core porn. Hey, whatever floats your boat; it’s just not my cup of tea. (Or cup of blood, as the case may be.)

That said, the one refreshing thing about True Blood the fact that these vampires had little regret about their bloodlust. No brooding seems to be allowed in Bon Temps, Louisiana, which certainly bucks the trend among the nightwalkers these days. Luckily, the curators of True Blood: Music From the HBO Original Series — Volume 2 have seized upon this abandon and delivered a compilation that might as well be subtitled Undead And Loving It.

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True Blood Music Video of the Day: Can't Let You Go

Can't Let You Go

Thanks ecoDebs