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.