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Title: HBO's True Blood
Post by: nctrembley0613 on October 30, 2008, 12:14:59 PM
I was wondering if anyone is watching True Blood on HBO?  This show falls right in line with the dark side of humanity that many of us on this site find so facinating.

Any fans lurking around?  This show is like a religion to me, I am that much of a fan already.  I will go so far as to say I find myself wishing the week away just so Sunday at 9PM will hurry up and get here!!!!!


Title: Re: HBO's True Blood
Post by: Karmakrazy13 on October 30, 2008, 12:34:20 PM
I watch it but not when it airs, I really enjoy the show, it does things that catch you off guard, and its about vampires!!!!! It is a kick ass show


Title: Re: HBO's True Blood
Post by: Slappy on October 30, 2008, 01:17:32 PM
Karma, I'm gonna have to disagree with you this time.  This show is basically a rip-off of the "Twilight" series, and the acting is absolutely horrible.  But again, this is just my opinion.


Title: Re: HBO's True Blood
Post by: Karmakrazy13 on October 30, 2008, 01:19:25 PM
I never read twilight so it does not affect me in that way, I cant stand the accents in the show, but its a darker show, and I think it has a lot of potential


Title: Re: HBO's True Blood
Post by: Slappy on October 30, 2008, 01:23:57 PM
Potential, yes. Let's just hope they utilize it.


Title: Re: HBO's True Blood
Post by: nctrembley0613 on October 30, 2008, 04:27:38 PM
The acting is comical at times, but the story lines are GOOOODDD!!  Normally, I don't like vampire shows all that much...but this one has me wrapped up like a drug addict.


Title: Re: HBO's True Blood
Post by: ~honey~ on October 30, 2008, 07:27:19 PM
You know, I was really excited about this show, but it's utter crap, honestly.  It's like Twilight's red-headed cousin... the actors have no chemistry, the dialogue leaves everything to be desired, and the accents make me laugh.  Ugh, I can't believe I wasted time watching the first 6 episodes.

At least I got to see some boobs.

(http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h165/lady_lasa/motivational/M-12.jpg)


Title: Re: HBO's True Blood
Post by: Radiant_Red on September 04, 2009, 10:05:00 AM
Anyone else been watching True Blood this season? I love it.


Title: Re: HBO's True Blood
Post by: handfulofrubies82 on September 04, 2009, 11:04:20 AM
I'm loving true blood - the second season has been great. I hope Mary Anne gets it in the end - i'm waiting....

I think I may be a team eric fan now

I can't wait to read the books


Title: Re: HBO's True Blood
Post by: Slappy on September 04, 2009, 04:49:59 PM
Sorry, still can't get into it.  And now I see their bringing another vampire show to network TV.  I'm about all vamped out.  Time to move onto the next fad.


Title: Re: HBO's True Blood
Post by: krb187 on September 04, 2009, 04:52:57 PM
i vote we we bring back the monster from the black lagoon  ;D


Title: Re: HBO's True Blood
Post by: Slappy on September 04, 2009, 04:55:06 PM
All I have to say is d**n Anne Rice and her glorified, "beautified" portrayal of what used to a truly horrifying monster.  Want to see a real vampire?  Watch Nosferatu.


Title: Re: HBO's True Blood
Post by: krb187 on September 04, 2009, 04:57:54 PM
yeah Nosferatu is still creepy to this day, the whole rising straight up thing freaks me out


Title: Re: HBO's True Blood
Post by: ~honey~ on September 04, 2009, 08:05:41 PM
Okay, so while the first season might have sucked, I have to say that I'm really enjoying the second season!  Finally, less of Bill (thank god), more action, and more funny.  The first season just seemed to be dry.  This one we have religious persecution, a 2000 year old vampire offing himself, a maenad making people go crazy and orgy, and so much more.

And all I have to say is Eric Northman ROCKS.  Now THAT is more what a vampire is supposed to be like.  Dangerous, mysterious, and not sparkly!

But agreed, Nosferatu is creepy and much more realistic (in my mind) than the stuff out now.  And the new show coming out, called The Vampire Diaries, looks a lot closer to Twilight than True Blood is.  At least in my opinion. 


Title: Re: HBO's True Blood
Post by: Radiant_Red on September 06, 2009, 07:37:12 PM
I guess you all prefer the "30 days of night" vampire as well....?


Title: Re: HBO's True Blood
Post by: Slappy on September 06, 2009, 08:36:02 PM
30 Days of Night was okay.  The vampires were a little bit more along my lines of "scariness", but Josh Hartnett makes me want to smack kittens.  His acting ability ranks up there with Paul Walker and Leo DiCaprio. 


Title: Re: HBO's True Blood
Post by: handfulofrubies82 on September 08, 2009, 08:46:23 PM
what's wrong with Leo - I think he's come a long way since his Titanic day (even though i love that movie.) I loved The Departed and I thought he was good in Blood Diamond as well


Title: Re: HBO's True Blood
Post by: Slappy on September 08, 2009, 09:07:09 PM
I couldn't watch The Departed.  Everyone I know told me how good it was, but I just couldn't get into it.  Blood Diamond was okay, but I liked Djimon Hounso far better than Leo.


Title: Re: HBO's True Blood
Post by: handfulofrubies82 on September 08, 2009, 09:20:04 PM
oh wow, you couldn't get through the departed - i loved it - one of my favorites - jack was classic too


Title: Re: HBO's True Blood
Post by: Slappy on September 09, 2009, 07:14:34 PM
And in 2 posts you stated both reasons I couldn't watch The Departed.  Leonardo DiCaprio, and Jack Nicholson.  Ugh!


Title: Re: HBO's True Blood
Post by: handfulofrubies82 on September 09, 2009, 07:38:31 PM
oh my, I'm a bigger jack fan than Leo. He's just a true character - I'd like to know what he's like in real life. He an Al Pacino are some of my favorite actors.


Title: Re: HBO's True Blood
Post by: Slappy on September 09, 2009, 07:50:42 PM
To me, every time I watch something with Jack in it, that's exactly what I see...Jack.  The same that he was in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Next, or The Shining, or Batman, or A Few Good Men, I could go on all day.  He's just like Jim Carey, a character actor that never really expands past his comfort zone, and over-acts everything to the point of it being laughable.  But I digress.  I know there are a lot of Jack Nicholson fans out there, so I don't want to start a big debate on that.  People like different things, and everyone is entitled to that.


Title: Re: HBO's True Blood
Post by: nctrembley0613 on September 19, 2009, 11:52:10 AM
I am a True Blood addict.  I can't even say I am proud of it either because this season was so silly at times.  But I LOVE Eric's character.  Jason Stackhouse is just so stupid it is laughable.  I watched all the episodes and nearly wished my weeks away for the Sunday nights to come but was ultimately dissapointed.  But hey, I did watch Hung afterwards :)


Title: Re: HBO's True Blood
Post by: ~honey~ on September 19, 2009, 01:42:22 PM
I am a True Blood addict.  I can't even say I am proud of it either because this season was so silly at times.  But I LOVE Eric's character.  Jason Stackhouse is just so stupid it is laughable.  I watched all the episodes and nearly wished my weeks away for the Sunday nights to come but was ultimately dissapointed.  But hey, I did watch Hung afterwards :)

THANK YOU!!  I've been trying to explain to Slappy that I'm not proud of watching it, but it is entertaining and sometimes really fun.  Sometimes it's actually pretty good, like when Eric's character is involved, who I think is GREAT!  The whole concept for Eric came out pretty cool, and Alexander Skarsgaard is hilarious (in my opinion), and he does a really good job with the portrayal. 


Title: Re: HBO's True Blood
Post by: Slappy on September 19, 2009, 02:41:40 PM
Is this like dating the ugly chick?  It's okay until your friends find out?  If you're practically embarrassed to watch something, why do it?  I've been embarrassed after watching something, but I didn't go back and watch it over and over again for the next several months.    :-\


Title: Re: HBO's True Blood
Post by: Radiant_Red on September 20, 2009, 10:57:03 AM
Well I thought it was really interesting! I liked this season better. I also love that Eric is more of a central character now.


Title: Re: HBO's True Blood
Post by: nctrembley0613 on September 20, 2009, 10:58:53 AM
Embarrased...no.  For lack of a better term at this very moment, I will use "Stockholm Symdrome".  For me, it's like being in a bad relationship, knowing you should move on, but being unable/unwilling to.  They must have subliminal mind control messages in each epidose...LOL!!  Either way, I can't deny, I'm a fan - for better or worse.


Title: Re: HBO's True Blood
Post by: Slappy on September 20, 2009, 12:40:04 PM
We've all be bombarded with the romanticized and glorified "new" image of vampires, the worst of which is the "Twilight" series.  Yes, I read the books, and rather enjoyed them, but to me they're not the vampires that strike fear into the hearts of people.  The problem now is that a lot of people, especially girls/women, have been so swept up by this, that they feel they MUST watch/read/listen to anything that is even remotely related to vampires.  Don't get me wrong, it's an incredible marketing ploy.  It ranks up there with all the kids throwing money at their cars after "The Fast and the Furious" (me included!), or everyone wanting to learn magic after "Harry Potter", people afraid of anyone in a hockey mask after "Friday the 13th"...I could go on all day.  The fact is that we as a society are very fickle.  We jump from one thing to the next, and it's not always because we actually enjoy it.  It's more because we were TOLD we had to enjoy it.  That even before this product; be it a movie, book, music, video game, article of clothing, whatever, was released to the market, we were told it was "awesome," "brilliant," "the best," that essentially we had to have it.  And what do we do?  We believe it!  And no one is immune to this.  If they tell you they are, they're lying.  We want to believe that these things live up to the hype, so we look past their short-comings.  Who wants to admit they're wrong?  Who wants to admit that Eward mentally and physically abuses Bella, because we were told that it was a wonderful romance?!  Who wants to believe that throwing $10,000 at a Honda Civic will only make it a slightly faster piece of junk?!  Who wants to believe magic isn't real?  Because then we have to admit that we live in the real world, not Hogwarts, or some po-dunk town in Washington that's infested with vampires and "were"wolves.  I understand fantasy, believe me.  I just fear for the people who can't tell the difference between fantasy and reality.  They're the ones that walk into a school and open fire, or jump off a bridge thinking they can fly. 

Wow, okay, I'll get off my soapbox now.


Title: Re: HBO's True Blood
Post by: Radiant_Red on September 22, 2009, 08:28:19 PM
Im in True Blood withdrawl now!!! I want more, and we have to wait forever!


Title: Re: HBO's True Blood
Post by: Cousin Levi Slaughter on May 17, 2010, 10:04:28 PM
Im in True Blood withdrawl now!!! I want more, and we have to wait forever!

I know this a old thread but, just heard the 2nd season of True Blood comes out on dvd next week!


Title: Re: HBO's True Blood
Post by: Cousin Levi Slaughter on May 30, 2010, 11:15:01 AM
Just finished season 2.... I want more!


Title: Re: HBO's True Blood
Post by: handfulofrubies82 on September 01, 2010, 01:58:11 PM
Anyone listen to 107.5 kzl - they're having a True Blood event contest. Listen to the radio to find out all the details, but basically its at Carolina Theater in Greensboro (i think) and you win passes to see the True Blood finale. Also, some of the cast members are going to be there, but they haven't released who yet. The only way to go is through winning your spot through the radio. If you win, then you're qualified for the VIP M&G prize pack which I don't remember all the details, but it sounded awesome.


Title: Re: HBO's True Blood
Post by: Radiant_Red on September 05, 2010, 04:14:46 PM
The season finale is a week from today!


Title: Re: HBO's True Blood
Post by: nctrembley0613 on September 06, 2010, 12:15:14 PM
and I cannot wait...yep, I'm still as addicted as ever.  this season has been so good.  cannot wait for the finally!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Title: Re: HBO's True Blood
Post by: Radiant_Red on August 08, 2011, 12:44:01 AM
Season 4 has been delicious so far! I have become obsessed with this show. I even re watched the previous seasons on HBOGO in a little over a week between new episodes. I also finally started to read the books.


Title: Re: HBO's True Blood
Post by: nctrembley0613 on August 12, 2011, 07:05:39 PM
yesssss...i have the books too...this season is good...i'm into the witch storyline...was a little worried about jason stackhouse there for a minute...they better pick it up though, moving a little slow for me, it's already been on for a month and nothing really has happened...except to pam...and I am not into this nice version of eric, bring back the bad boy.  other than a few complaints, the season is good.  i am totally addicted, good, bad, and ugly, im a lifer.  i like sookie with bill.  cant wait for this sunday to see what's next!!


Title: Re: HBO's True Blood
Post by: Cousin Levi Slaughter on August 12, 2011, 09:17:59 PM
I am not into this nice version of eric, bring back the bad boy.  

How much of a "bad boy" would he be IF he really HAD his memory this whole time & was just acting to get some Sookie pie?
That's how I would write the twist. Just a thought.


Title: Re: HBO's True Blood
Post by: nctrembley0613 on August 12, 2011, 09:56:02 PM
that would be a game changer for sure, i'd love him more at that point!


Title: Re: HBO's True Blood
Post by: Radiant_Red on August 13, 2011, 11:16:00 PM
I really like Sookie & Eric together. I like him like this or as "bad boy" Eric.  I wish they would devote more screen time to Sookie's "story" though, I'm not a fan of the Lafayette and friend's grandpa storyline, even though I like Lafayette.


Title: Re: HBO's True Blood
Post by: Cousin Levi Slaughter on August 14, 2011, 09:17:32 AM
I'm waiting for th "old king" , sorrry I cant' remember his name , to pop back up.... I think that will be the cliff hanger for the end of the season.


Title: Re: HBO's True Blood
Post by: Cousin Levi Slaughter on August 29, 2011, 04:18:59 PM
Old Eric is BACK!


Title: Re: HBO's True Blood
Post by: Radiant_Red on September 19, 2011, 11:45:18 PM
Didn't want it to end. I'm already in TB withdrawl. Only 9 months....


Title: Re: HBO's True Blood
Post by: nctrembley0613 on September 22, 2011, 09:39:08 PM
I'm waiting for th "old king" , sorrry I cant' remember his name , to pop back up.... I think that will be the cliff hanger for the end of the season.

Old King Russell...HOW DID U KNOW...the season finale has me clamoring for more info...damn those writers!!!!!

I am in withdrawal too, season was way too short!


Title: Re: HBO's True Blood
Post by: Cousin Levi Slaughter on September 23, 2011, 09:20:37 PM
How did I know....... I've been in the haunt industry for almost 30 years, I own a haunted attraction, I build movie quality props & sets, & have watched 1000's of hours of horror flik's................. I couldn't help but know!

No really when some has the " mindset or outlook " that most of us in the haunt industry have, it gets pretty easy to see the "twist" coming. My wife HATES me for it, she is like you seen it before... even if it's a new movie.
I don't know about you but,  I'm ready for next season!
Slaughter


Title: Re: HBO's True Blood
Post by: nctrembley0613 on September 23, 2011, 09:39:14 PM
uh, yeah, ready right now.  i did not see the king russell comeback, just didn't see the writing going there.  and the preacher is a vampire now...too good...crazy!  so many story lines were tied up and new ones thrown out there, i had to watch the last episode twice to grasp it all.  my all time favorite season was last season, with the vampire kings, and bill's maker, loved that season the best so far...besides the very 1st season that is.


Title: Re: HBO's True Blood
Post by: Cousin Levi Slaughter on September 23, 2011, 10:31:34 PM
Yea, I agree... the  only "gripe" I have with the show is the whole "sookie was in never-never land for a entire year". It just seemed like an "easy" out for the writers to get everything back to "normal".... like sookies house was destroyed the whole time from the woman that was after Sam, so they were like. "ok sookies been gone a year, so now the house is fixed, Eric ownes it, Bill is the king, Jason is god gift to law enforcement, Andy is hooked on "crack", so on, so on,.... it was just a FREE  PASS for them to make a buch of changes without a lot of set up or creative writing.
don't get me wrong I still like the show, it just could have been written where the changes were part of the story, not just it all happened while Sookie was away.
Slaughter


Title: Re: HBO's True Blood
Post by: Radiant_Red on September 24, 2011, 01:08:24 AM
I don't know if yall read the books, but it took a great departure from them this season. The main elements were still there, but altered. I guess that is true for any show adapted for TV though.  I thought it was so out of left field for Bill to become King. I thought the actor who played Jesus was good, but I did not like his character or story line. It was too dark ; even for True Blood. But I love the show. After the first episode of this season I re-watched the previous 3 seasons in record time during the week just for fun. I think its so cool if  you have HBO you can go on line to HBOGo and watch them anytime. I found out I can even watch it on my phone.


Title: Re: HBO's True Blood
Post by: nctrembley0613 on September 24, 2011, 08:20:10 PM
i am in love with HBO GO...use it often.  This season was def not my favorite, but it was good, kept me coming back for more as always.  i have hope they will raise the bar next round.  And i have the books, have not read them, but have been told that this season squashed any real link to following the books from here on out.