In case you're watching True Blood with an extraordinary sense of ignorance--and by that, I mean not having an idea how it arrived and what it's done since--and you haven't paid attention to the pretty good opening titles for the show, well, you probably don't know that the whole thing came from Charlaine Harris' book series. But you probably know that, because two seasons in, you've probably paid a bit more attention. Which means you probably know that series creator Alan Ball isn't sticking to the books. If you've read the books--or, even if you haven't, like me--you know that at this moment Lafayette is supposed to be dead; instead we see that woman who conned Tara and her mother. Or, say, the entry of Sophie Leclerq into the whole picture, which isn't supposed to happen this early, at least according to the books. Now that True Blood is more successful, arguably, than the books themselves, the question is, will be books adapt? Pretty good question, I must concur. And when the folks at E! Online asked Harris that question, the answer's pretty simple. "I don't think I'm that affected by the show because those are past books that the current plot is kind of hooked to, and I'm way beyond that now," she said. And no, that isn't supposed to sound snobbish. "Things have changed," she added. "Eric has a completely different maker from the maker on the show. There are all kinds of changes. But I hope that you all see it as a great opportunity to have two different entertainment experiences." Enlighten me on this one, you who've read the books. Does she mean Godric isn't the maker, or Godric isn't a Pete Wentz look-a-like the way the show saw it? Anyway, Harris also cleared that she doesn't get involved in any way with True Blood's scripts. "We have a working relationship, Alan and I," she said. "I don't tell him how to make the show, and he doesn't tell me how to write the books." Makes sense. Now I wonder how it feels to be Charlaine Harris, seated on the couch, watching True Blood on television, and knowing that one detail on the show is slightly different from the same detail in the book. I think she must be enjoying it. Source Here
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" True Blood " had a room full of people during its presentation at San Diego Comic-Con International Saturday, July 25. Led by a new trailer, the panel squirted out a lot of interesting tidbits from the second season which is airing on HBO every Sundays. There to provide the details were creator Alan Ball, book writer Charlaine Harris and most of the main cast except for Ryan Kwanten who had another work commitment. The Comic Con trailer ran well over a minute, giving previews to scenes which are yet to air on TV. Maryann finally revealed her true self, taking off her horned-creature mask who attacked Sookie at the season premiere. Jason has the tendency to betray the Fellowship of the Sun and is in to a whole lot of trouble. Viewers are also given a good look at Evan Rachel Wood as a queen vampire at the end of the trailer, feasting on someone and saying "Wanna join me?". The panel itself is packed with stories such as the love triangle between Sookie, Bill and Eric. Ball had a word about this, saying "I'm not sure that Bill is just going to roll over and let it happen. I think he's going to fight his hardest and maybe not be quite as polite as he has been." Speaking from Eric's perspective, Alexander Skarsgard commented, "Eric's been around for a very long time. He's kind of over humanity, then she comes along and there's something different about her. For the first time in a long time, he's curious." Ball also announced that the fake blood drink TruBlood will be available for purchase starting September 10, only it won't taste like blood. He described it as "a very tasty blood orange soda" that has "all natural ingredients." Pre-orders are available at HBO.com. There was also a question whether viewers will see half-human-half-vampire babies like " Twilight " series offer. Ball, who had to be walked through the reference, squared it out "Oh, no. In our show, our vampires are either full-out vampires or they're not vampires." On what will come should HBO renew the show for another season, Ball said "It's so much fun to work on this show that I'm just excited that there is a season three. Even though I don't think it's been officially announced, it will be very soon. I'm looking forward to seeing werewolves." Source & Trailer
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During the Saturday, July 25 panel of San Diego Comic Con, Sam Trammell who plays Sam Merlotte in the series said that he "gets a little bit lucky with Daphne". On his character's development in the second season, Sam said, "Sam's a real magnet for abuse this year in a lot of ways. I'm just trying to survive this year. But Sam's journey in this year, and hopefully years to come, is really sort of sparked by Daphne and what she teaches him, and whether he grows from that or regrets it, we'll have to see." Next week on " True Blood ", Sam along with Tara are held captive. Betrayed by Daphne, Sam finds himself in an unenviable predicament at the hands of Maryann and her zombie minions. Also in the August 2 episode, imprisoned with Hugo at the Light of Day camp, Sookie uses her telepathic powers to reach out to Bill, who's being detained at the hotel by an adamantly obsessive Lorena. After crossing a church line, a fearful Jason tries to sever his ties with the Fellowship of the Sun, but gets plenty of resistance from Steve and his lackey, Gabe. To Watch The Preview Click Here . If You Missed The Last Episode Watch It Here Online Now Source Here
As brooding vampire Bill Compton, British actor Stephen Moyer is right at the center of the bloodthirsty buzz surrounding HBO 's hit True Blood (Sundays at 10 pm/.ET). Not a bad place to be, right? Not so fast. Moyer's character virtually disappears in the third of Charlaine Harris' Sookie Stackhouse novels, on which the show is based. And while series creator Alan Ball is clearly creating his own path (see the non-death of Book 1 casualty Lafayette on the show), shouldn't Moyer worry a little? Nah. "That gives Alan the opportunity to invent something," Moyer tells TVGuide.com. "Just like last season with the V trips - they had to invent that. And they're very good at it. So I'm confident that however they keep him there, they'll make Bill's story interesting." That's not to say his arc this season hasn't given him plenty to sink his teeth into. Bill's playing daddy to a newborn bloodsucker, while also trying to keep afloat his turbulent relationship with Sookie (Anna Paquin), who is increasingly being eyed by Bill's sheriff, Eric (Alexander Skarsgard). Moyer promises that the road trip to Texas will reveal much more about who Eric was (and is) and further flesh out the vampire world. "Toward the end of the season, we're going to see the hierarchy taken almost to its peak," he says. "We're going to meet the monarchy, if you will. Last year, we met the grand judge of Louisiana, and this year we're going to meet the monarch of Texas. But he's not the monarch of America. It's kind of an almost feudal system. I love the idea of this incredibly detailed society in which manners are very important as to how you relate to people that are above you. "As much as Eric does to piss Bill off, Bill never has a childlike fit," Moyer continues. "The hierarchy is incredibly strong. So no matter how much Eric does against Bill, Bill will never bad-mouth him. It's sort of an elevated playground mentality. However horrible a kid is to you, you don't go and report him." Even if that horrible kid is moving in on your girlfriend/midnight snack? "What I think is interesting is the love triangle - giving your characters conflict is always much more interesting to watch than suddenly making Sookie and Eric have a relationship," Moyer says, noting that Bill and Sookie can't - and shouldn't - always be happy together. "You can't watch two characters be happy in love for 12 episodes," Moyer says. "That would be extremely dull. I do know that [a separation is] going to happen. The writers will do what's best for the show. And who's to say they won't create a character for Bill to love? I'd love to be a fly on the wall in the writers' room." It's evident in every anecdote the actor tells that he adores the show and his character. Moyer giddily cackles at the mere thought of an upcoming plot twist he can't bring himself to spoil. "You wait, you wait," he laughs. "You won't believe it." Source Here
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Sookie embarks on a dangerous mission to locate Godric, while Bill is surprised by the resurfacing of a vampire from his distant, more violent past in Dallas. Read more.
This week is what summer is all about: Baseball, free outdoor concerts, and reality shows at their worst - by which we mean their best. Welcome to our Top Moments, Boys of Summer edition. 7. Biggest Bully: When Big Brother 's Russell verbally attacks his fellow clique member Jeff, the two have a heated war of words that involves a lot of chest-pounding and caveman threats. We're all about BB shouting matches, but based on the footage we've seen so far, the verbal assault was unwarranted and maybe hurt Russell more than it helped him. And Jeff wins by carrying on his side of the fight without breaking stride on the elliptical machine. 6. Best Toast: Nurse Jackie and the rest of the nursing staff gather around sassy patient Maureen (Judith Ivey), who wishes to die on her own terms, to say one final goodbye. With champagne poured for all, Jackie places a few drops of morphine in Maureen's glass as the patient toasts, "Here's to you and here's to me. And if we ever disagree, [expletive] you. And here's to me." 5. Best Reveal: Guess what, guys? True Blood 's Maryann has claws! And the head of a bull sometimes! And she's making everyone in town crazy with her sexy dancing and orgies of food, wine, sex and violence. Also: As played by Michelle Forbes, she's awesome. 4. Saddest Double Cross: On Weeds , Nancy writes the lovesick Andy a "Dear John" letter and instead moves into the mansion of her kingpin boyfriend, Esteban. In true ruthless criminal fashion, Esteban then dumps her as soon as a mystery woman appears. 3. Worst Performance: The Bachelorette 's Ed gets some alone time on an overnight date with Jillian - and suffers intimacy issues that may make him regret coming back to the show. (He left previously to focus on work, and drum up drama over Jillian's final pick.) Does he deserve the shame of having his failure to perform nationally aired? If he had any shame, would he be on the show in the first place? TVGuide.com's own Joyce Eng has been begging us all week to include a joke about Ed having E.D. Good one, Joyce. But in his defense, Jillian said he just fell asleep. 2. Best Pitch: Barack Obama vowed not to bounce the opening pitch across the plate at the All-Star Game, and he succeeded - thanks in part to a quick move forward by his catcher, Cardinals' hometown hero Albert Pujols. It was a moment with stakes as low as the game itself, home field World Series advantage notwithstanding. Sometimes baseball's best when you don't care who wins. 1. Most Welcome Guest: Forty-five years after he and his fellow Beatles launched the British Invasion, Paul McCartney returns to the Ed Sullivan Theater for his first performance on The Late Show with David Letterman. His performance above the theater's marquee draws thousands of New Yorkers - and millions of viewers enjoying a resurgence of Beatlemania. Source Here
The next all new episode of HBO 's True Blood - "Never Let Me Go" - is airing on Sunday, July 19th at 9/8c. Watch a preview here . Episode synopsis: "In Dallas, Sookie connects with one of her own, then joins Bill and Eric for a strategic summit at the lair of the missing vampire, Godric (Allan Hyde), attended by his lieutenants, Stan (Ed Quinn) and Isabel (Valerie Cruz). Meanwhile, Jason shows his mettle at a Light of Day boot camp, and is rewarded for his hard work with a gift from Sarah (Anna Camp). Rebuffed by Tara in her relocation efforts, Maryann decides to cast her spell on the staff of Merlottes, softening Tara up towards her new family. Eric shares a little-known secret about his past with Bill, and Sookie makes a decision that might solve the Godric mystery or get her killed."