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True Blood is one to cheer in 2009

Posted by Lynnpd On December - 27 - 20093 COMMENTS
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It seemed to be a year of tawdry tabloid topics dominating the television landscape in 2009 like Tigergate, “Jon & Kate” and a “Late Show” confession by David Letterman.  Was there no place for challenging, compelling, sharp-witted, innovative viewing choices in 2009?  There was! It was a refuge called cable and there was plenty to cheer in 2009.

Cable channels continued to set the bar for quality television during the year. And that bar was set dazzlingly high.  On the list of those series on cable to cheer for is True Blood!

“True Blood” (HBO): It’s true. Executive producer Alan Ball’s vampire series became a richer, sharper, more intriguing metaphoric mix in its second season. The peripheral characters grew in number and complexity, but the heart of the story remained the romance between telepathic Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) and vampire Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer).

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True Blood: another TV’s best of 2009

Posted by Lynnpd On December - 27 - 20091 COMMENT

This TV Guide Best of 2009 video puts Bill/Sookie in 3rd place as Favorite Couple and lists Lafayette Reynolds as Best Drug Dealer:

Thanks to Billsbabe, LifeIsNotEasy for the video!

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True Blood worthy of attention, and attention spans

Posted by Lynnpd On December - 27 - 20092 COMMENTS
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In their Year In The Arts: Television section, The Boston Globe has come up with a year end recap of the TV season and they have singled out True Blood as worthy of our attention.  Here’s what they have to say:

“HBO’s “True Blood’’ was definitely not about creeping emotional impact. This blackly comic supernatural drama was fast and smart during its entertaining second season, with each episode building to a cliffhanging crescendo. Alexander Skarsgård as Eric, Michelle Forbes as Maryann, and the rest of the cast were extraordinarily vivid, and the writers beautifully balanced personal drama with supernatural metaphor. The season’s towering moment was when the ancient, peaceful vampire Godric slowly faded into the sunset while Anna Paquin’s Sookie stood watching in tears.”

You can read the rest of the article here.

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UK interview with Alexander Skarsgård

Posted by Lynnpd On December - 26 - 2009ADD COMMENTS

alexskarsgard.net has posted an interview that was done recently in the UK with Alexander Skarsgård (SciFiNow) where he talks about playing a Sergeant in Generation Kill to Vampire Eric Northman in True Blood.

You can read the interview  by clicking here.

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HBO 2009 year ender and look ahead at 2010 video

Posted by Lynnpd On December - 25 - 20097 COMMENTS

Yesterday, we posted a three second clip from the new HBO promo that included shots from Season 3.  The full promo is now available from HBO and there’s a bit more True Blood action to see (mostly at the beginning). 2009 was a big year for HBO and for True Blood; I’m sure the same will be true when Season 3 premieres.  The song accompanying the video is “This Could Be The Year” by Ryan Star.

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Lisbeth Scott’s mesmerizing voice has contributed to many Hollywood blockbusters, including both Chronicles of Narnia films, the first two Shrek movies, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Munich, King Kong, The Sixth Sense, and The Passion of the Christ. She has also been featured on high-rating television series, like CSI, ER, The Tudors, and True Blood.

As we previously reported, Lisbeth and Nathan Barr collaborated on the song “Take Me Home”. Recently, Mark Morton interviewed Lisbeth and asked her about her involvement in many of the Hollywood films she has worked on as well as her involvement with the new film Avatar. He also asked her about her collaboration with Nathan Barr, True Blood‘s composer of original music.

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HBO Introduces IPhone App

Posted by Lynnpd On December - 25 - 2009ADD COMMENTS
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HBO launched its own iPhone app yesterday, with detailed program guides, scheduling, and social sharing features for some of its most popular shows.

The app has plenty of interactive features, including detailed information HBO shows including True Blood show descriptions, episode guides, cast and character profiles, photos, and video clips from each of the programs, as well as trailers for featured movies that are available on the network.

The app also provides a schedule of upcoming movies and TV shows, as well as the ability to surf through on-demand titles that are available through the cable net’s VOD service. Users can send SMS message alerts to themselves to be notified when certain shows or movies are on, and they can also share information for shows they plan to watch with friends by email or through social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter.

All in all, the HBO iPhone app has all the standard features one might want, but where it really excels is in the execution. Menus are easy to navigate, the quality of available video clips available is high, and social sharing features are easy to implement. But the best part? The app, which was designed by Canadian firm Atimi Software, is available for free from the Apple app store.

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True Blood Makes another ‘BEST OF 2009′ list

Posted by Lynnpd On December - 24 - 20097 COMMENTS

Progressive Pulse Blog, a blog about politics, TV, Travel, Fashion, Music and green living has come out with “Jim’s Best of Television 2009″. Although, they picked Breaking Bad, (Stephen Moyer’s favorite show) as the Best Drama of 2009, look who made the Runner Up!

Congratulations once again, to True Blood!

Here’s what they had to say:

Best Drama: Breaking Bad (AMC) While Mad Men had a great season and earned more ink across the board, that ‘other AMC drama’ about everyman Walter White falling deeper and deeper into the world of cooking and dealing crystal meth was always at the top of its game. The story threads through season two took more twists and turns without ever losing its way as Walter’s secret professional life and his personal life continued to dangerously cross and audiences could only sit back and watch in horror and glee. Kudos to cast members Bryan Cranston (who has now won two-Emmys for his role) and Aaron Paul for never playing the same note in their portrayals of Walter and put-through-the-wringer Jesse and, of course, to show creator Vince Gilligan who steered this ship to greatness.

* Runner Up: True Blood (HBO) No other show created more talk around the water cooler and took the craziest, out-of-this-world stories and miraculously made them work. In its second season, the Alan Ball-created show is much more than just a vampire show and, instead, created characters to care about (Lafayette’s torture), cheer for (go Sookie & Eric!) and loathe in a good way (MaryAnn) as well as be that show that knows how to tell a story engagingly and effectively. Oh, and could there be a better looking group of men in one place? Nelsan Ellis, Alexander Skarsgard, Ryan Kwanten, Sam Trammel, Stephen Moyer and (hubba hubba) Mehcad Brooks. One mistake that could be rectified in this anything-goes world – killing off Godric (Allan Hyde), whose death was so surprisingly emotional and effective that it’s a shame we won’t see more of him…or will we?

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS !!

Posted by Shadaliza On December - 24 - 200910 COMMENTS

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The Vault wishes HAPPY HOLIDAYS
to the True Blood cast and crew and all the True Blood fans!

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True Blood Season 3 Clip

Posted by Lynnpd On December - 24 - 200941 COMMENTS

This is an extremely short clip, but even so, it sure wets the appetite. From the HBO 2009 promo and what is to come for 2010. You see a quick clip of Sookie running out of the French Restaurant and then you see Bill shirtless with a bloody cut on his arm.

Thanks to Billsbabe, LifeIsNotEasy for the video!

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