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True Blood Makes Top 100 Moments of 2011 List

Posted by Lynnpd On January - 6 - 2012

Xfinity at Comcast has decided to look back at 2011 and make a list of their favorite moments. In many ways, a year in television is a perfect reflection of who we are as a culture and as individuals. That said, in their list of the 100 events from TV in 2011 they chose to remember (or wish they could forget) True Blood was on the list three times in positions 6, 30 and 60.

6. Sookie and Eric finally get together on “True Blood.” The Cybill Shepherd and Bruce Willis of the underworld make The Beast With Two Backs, and Team Eric fans everywhere score one for their side. There hasn’t been this much interest in the sex lives of creatures who wander the night since the most recent episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians.

30. Jessica gets out of the silver and almost walks in the sunlight on True Blood.” The war between witches and vampires nearly cost poor young Jessica her undead life when she was compelled to step out into the sun without any SPF 3,000 on. After she was saved, the supernatural skirmish heated up to such an intense battle, it was like watching the Democrats and Republicans fight. Okay…maybe it wasn’t that frightening…

60. Eric kills Sookie’s fairy godmother on “True Blood.” Okay, so it shouldn’t be funny when anyone has the life literally sucked out of them by a vampire. But c’mon! Hearing Sookie scream, “You killed my fairy godmother!” and Eric shrug a “Sorry!” that sounded an awful lot like Rick Perry’s “Oops!”….well, that was the comic highlight of the True Blood season.

 

source: xfinity.comcast.net

 

 

True Blood Makes Another 10 Best List of 2011

Posted by Lynnpd On December - 28 - 2011

USA Today has announced their top 10 Best and Worsts Shows of 2011 and True Blood was on the “Best of” list.

If you look at the best, the year doesn’t look so bad. Granted, this was hardly the greatest year ever for TV, particularly in new fall series. Even the more memorable moments were, in many cases, things we’d rather forget. (Tiger blood, anyone?)

Any year that gave us new shows as good as Homeland and Downton Abbey and such continuing treasures as Modern Family, Justified, Breaking Bad, The Big Bang Theory and True Blood is one to celebrate.

To read more about it go to: usatoday.com

True Blood Makes Another Top 10 TV Shows of 2011

Posted by Lynnpd On December - 27 - 2011

Here’s another “best of” list for 2011 in which Keven at The Daily Blam places True Blood at #8.

The top 10 includes:

  1. Breaking Bad
  2. Game of Thrones
  3. Boardwalk Empire
  4. American Horror Story
  5. Sons of Anarchy
  6. The Walking Dead
  7. Being Human
  8. True Blood -Despite what I can only describe as one of the worst season openers ever in which fans were treated to a demon fairy laser fight, True Blood ended on a high note. The first half of the fourth season may have struggled at times, trying to ‘re-invent’ itself with the whole ‘time moved forward’ plot, but after the show caught up with itself, it became damn good once again.
  9. Spartacus Gods of the Arena
  10. Community

source: dailyblam.com

True Blood Season 4 Starts February 4 in the UK

Posted by Lynnpd On December - 23 - 2011

FX UK has a video promoting the showing of True Blood’s Season 4 in the United Kingdom that you’re not going to want to miss.

The fourth season of our favorite show, starts February 5, 2012 on FX UK.

To see the FX UK video promo for Season 4, go to this link: http://fxuk.com/shows/true-blood/teaser

Celebrate the New Year By Rewatching True Blood Season 4

Posted by Lynnpd On December - 23 - 2011

If your holidays didn’t suck, then your New Year will.

Watch an encore presentation of True Blood Season 4 starting Thursday 12/29 through 12/31.

See a preview for this encore  showing of the last season below:

 

You can also watch True Blood online at HBO GO® http://itsh.bo/hWfz80.

source: youtube.com

True Blood Among Best of 2011 Dramas by NPR’s Fresh Air

Posted by Lynnpd On December - 20 - 2011

Fresh Air’s TV critic David Bianculli liked so many shows this year that he says he couldn’t pick just 10 favorites. Instead, he split his favorites into several lists, including best documentaries and best scripted comedies/dramas. He has chosen our favorite vampire drama, True Blood as one of the best of 2011 in the best scripted comedies/drama category.

There is more good television on a weekly basis than there has ever been,” Bianculli says. “I am absolutely certain of it.”

In the best scripted comedies/dramas, True Blood was on the list at #10. and below is the f list:

1. Breaking Bad (AMC)
2. Homeland (Showtime)
3. The Good Wife (CBS)
4. Modern Family (ABC)
5. Justified (FX)
6. Dexter (Showtime)
7. American Horror Story (FX)
8. Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO)
9. Louie (FX)
10. True Blood (HBO) The HBO vampire series created by Alan Ball is a soap opera, pure and simple, said Bianculli in a review that aired originally on June 9, 2010. “Or more accurately, it’s a soap opera, impure and complicated.” The show’s constant plot twists — and the regular introduction of new characters — keep Bianculli hooked. And “for a safe, long-term investment in pop culture’s fascination with the paranormal, I say take your money and let it ride on vampires,” he said last May. “They’re undead in more ways than one — every generation, they always seem to earn a brand new life.”

 

source: npr.org

Vote True Blood’s Vampires for Top 50 Vampires of All Time

Posted by Lynnpd On December - 7 - 2011

SFX Magazine is hosting another poll which we just can’t resist posting about. They are inviting fans to vote for the Top 50 vampires of all time. We all know that True Blood’s vampires are, by far, the best, so get on over there and cast your votes for our favorite vampires by clicking on the link below.

SFX has a list of every single vampire that made the Top 50 last time they had their poll, plus a few more new candidates (most notably from The Vampire Diaries, the US Being Human, Let Me In and the Fright Night remake). You can vote for up to five vampires, and even add your own suggestions.

They will publish the results on their site early next year to coincide with their next SFX vampire special going on sale, so the voting continued until 3 January 2012.

Click here to go and vote for True Blood’s vampires.

True Blood’s Not So Evil Baby Mikey Was Played By Twins

Posted by Lynnpd On October - 23 - 2011

Did you know that baby Mikey, the baby that Arlene thought might be evil, was played by 17 month old twin boys?  He was played by Grant and Wyatt Ollivier and they were seen in Season 4 of True Blood. Oftentimes, Hollywood will use twins because of the restrictions on the time that children are permitted to be on camera. It makes it easier to use twins to allow for double the time.

When we saw Mikey everyone thought he was the cutest baby, and wondered how could he possibly be evil. It was good to find out that he wasn’t the evil child Arlene worried he would be.

In the article below, Grant and Wyatt’s mother, Ann Ollivier talks about how great the cast and crew are and how they do such a good job to make sure the kids are not exposed to anything they shouldn’t.  She says, “It’s kind of overkill, but they do protect the kids.

Click on the image or open in a new tab or window to read the article (see blue highlighted area that refers to the twins).

source: Entertainment Weekly

Thanks to ThelLou for the scans.

Alan Ball Makes THR’s Power Show Runners List

Posted by Lynnpd On October - 13 - 2011

The Hollywood Reporter’s fourth annual Power Show Runners list shines a spotlight on the 50 most influential — and valuable — creative chiefs writing, producing and redefining television and True Blood’s Alan Ball makes the list.

Selections for the list of the top showrunners were based on the following criteria:

1. Direct responsibility for the day-to-day creative output of a scripted TV show that has aired for at least one full season (unless he or she also had another show on the air).
2. How prolific the showrunner is: Those with more shows on the air were more likely to be included.
3. Nielsen ratings, especially relative to other shows on the same network.
4. Emmy attention and critical praise.
5. Professionalism and reputation among studio and network executives.

 

In the Drama category, Alan Ball came first on their list and below is what they had to say about why he was chosen:

After the fourth season of the vampire hit maintained nearly 5 million viewers, Ball inked a multiyear deal with HBO that will see him stay on full time for the series’ fifth season. “There will be an end for me at some point,” Ball said in July during the Television Critics Association press tour, “though I don’t have any desire to leave because I’m having more fun than I ever had in my life.” The Georgia-born Emmy winner (for Six Feet Under) and Oscar winner (American Beauty) also has a dark comedy pitch set up through his Your Face Goes Here Entertainment banner at Paramount with Elan Mastai. As for how long True Blood could realistically run, Ball, 54, says, “I think if we did 13 seasons, we’d have to address why the vampires are aging.”

 

To see who else made the list and learn more about it, go to: hollywoodreporter.com

New Season 4 Stills have been added to the Photo Gallery

Posted by Shadaliza On September - 19 - 2011

New photo stills have been added to the Season 4 Stills section of The Vault Photo Gallery for Sam, Tommy, Andy, Hoyt, Lafayette, Debbie, Pam, Marnie, Luna and Arlene & Terry.

 

source: True Blood on Facebook.com

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