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'True Blood' Season 7 Episode 5 Recap: It's My Party And I'll Die If I Want To

July 21st, 2014 3:46pm EDT
'True Blood' Season 7 Episode 5 Recap: It's My Party And I'll Di
Previously - The good guys threw down with the Hep-Vs and rescued Arlene and the others. Pam reminisced with Eric about the founding of Fangtasia and how Ginger was more involved in it than we ever knew!

Pam and Eric are having some issues with their pouty daughter Willa, who is NOT going with them to track down and kill Sarah Newlin. Even though the polar ice cap sexy that is Eric Northman made her into vamp, he certainly didn’t stick around to raise her. On the contrary, she looked upon Tara her vampire momma. She castigates Eric for leaving her, and Pam for leaving Tara. If you guessed ...

'True Blood' Season 7 Episode 3 Recap: Mourning A Beloved Character

July 7th, 2014 9:18am EDT
'True Blood' Season 7 Episode 3 Recap: Mourning A Beloved Charac
Previously - Bon Temps is a big ole’ mess. Famished vampires dying of the Hep-V virus have kidnapped several of Bon Temps favorite citizens (and Sam’s baby mama who isn’t Luna) to eat. The remaining citizens have formed a lynch mob looking to roust or kill the supernatural Americans in their midst. Pam finally found Eric in France and was horrified to discover he’s contracted Hep-V.

The Meat -

I have good news and bad news. The good news is that Sarah Newlin is back. Anna Camp is a delightful actress and her portrayal of the nutty power-mad vamp hater was one of the few high points of l...

'The Leftovers' Season 1 Episode 2 Recap: The Hot Cop

July 7th, 2014 7:36am EDT
'The Leftovers' Season 1 Episode 2 Recap: The Hot Cop
Previously - 2% of the world’s population has vanished and no one knows why. Hence, life has become very desolate and freaky for those left behind. Mapleton, CA police chief Kevin Garvey tries to hold the devastated town together while questioning his own sanity. His wife Laurie Garvey has left their family to join a mysterious cult called The Guilty Remnant. Their daughter Jill is trying to maneuver family problems, high school, and young adulthood in Mapleton’s increasingly nihilistic teen scene. Older brother Tommy Garvey is a college dropout who has joined ANOTHER cult in Nevada led by ...

'True Blood' Season 7 Episode 2 Recap: Pizza Forensics

June 30th, 2014 8:33am EDT
'True Blood' Season 7 Episode 2 Recap: Pizza Forensics
Previously - A slew of Hep-V infected vamps attacked the 1st Annual Bon Temps Vampires/Humans Mixer. In a prime example of aiming for Yoko and hitting John, Tara was killed protecting Lettie Mae. Arlene, Holly, that drunk broad who hangs around in the background, and Sam’s pregnant lady (they should totally name the baby Luna) were taken to Fangtasia to act as groceries. Adilyn fed off Jessica and invited her in despite Jess having nixed her three sisters. Pam is searching the world for Eric.

It’s gotta be the last season of True Blood, because this week’s episode opens with the fan servic...

'The Leftovers' Premiere Recap: Welcome To Mapleton, Population: Depressed

June 30th, 2014 8:18am EDT
'The Leftovers' Premiere Recap: Welcome To Mapleton, Population:
October 14. A harried mother of a squalling newborn goes about her busy day at the laundromat, finishes up, and prepares to leave. Her kid is in his car seat, and then suddenly isn’t. Sam’s gone. So is the father of a little boy in the parking lot who is screaming for his daddy. The shopping cart Dad was pushing slowly rolls away. A car suddenly missing a driver smashes into another vehicle car. 911 recordings overlap, a riot of desperate people reporting their loved ones suddenly missing. Welcome to The Leftovers, a stark mystery-drama about loss. Do not watch this show if you need a pick-...

'True Blood' Premiere Recap: The Party's Over

June 23rd, 2014 8:20am EDT
'True Blood' Premiere Recap: The Party's Over
Well, that got things off to a rollicking start. Oh hai! This is the first True Blood Season 7 recap. Warm up your True Blood (you did stockpile some before the Hep V contamination, right?) in the microwave, have a seat, and allow me to fill you in on the salient points of this evening’s goings-on in Bon Temps.

Previously in Season 6 - A whole bunch of silliness happened. Bill became a vampire god and annoyed everyone. Eric made the evil governor’s daughter into a vamp. Jason met a really-old vampiress with boundary issues. Jessica ate most of Andy’s insta-aged fairy daughters (don’t ask) ...

Our 10 Favorite Characters From 'True Blood'

June 21st, 2014 5:04pm EDT
True Blood
Well, MY 10 favorite characters from True Blood. I just needed my post title to sound definitive. My views aren't necessarily those of other Starpulsians but since I'm recapping Season 7 of True Blood, it's my say-so! I'm drunk with power. I'ts like I'm high on V or I'm Bill when he was Billith! With the show's seventh and final season premiering on Sunday, it's time to take a look back at the vampires, shapeshifters, werewolves, and plain ole' human residents of Bon Temps that have taken a big bite out of our hearts.

Note - this post contains a vampload of spoilers for every season of Tr...

5 Reasons 'True Blood' Should Have Been Staked Sooner

June 18th, 2014 4:00pm EDT
5 Reasons 'True Blood' Should Have Been Staked Sooner
The seventh and final season of True Blood premieres Sunday night (6/22) and it's the beginning of the end for plucky telepathic waitress Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) and her merry band of dysfunctional supernaturals. True Blood is a perfect example of a show that started out wham-bam awesome right off the bat but then *sound of car crashing*. What went wrong? Could anything have been done to save it? Personally, I blame werewolves but here's some other reasons True Blood ran cold way before it's death date.

(Note: There's still a lot of positives with True Blood. It's often one of the ...

10 TV Series That Tackled The End Of The World Before 'The Leftovers'

June 7th, 2014 6:00pm EDT
10 TV Series That Tackled The End Of The World Before 'The Lefto
HBO’s The Leftovers premieres on June 29 and, if the Rapture hasn’t stolen you away, advance word says that you should check it out. Based on the Tom Perotta novel and produced by Lost mastermind Damon Lindelof, it’s the story of what happens AFTER the Rapture. 2% of the world’s population has just up and vanished. What’s small town America to do? Justin Theroux, Amy Brenneman and Liv Tyler are among the residents coping with the world’s loss.

Whether due to Biblical prophesies, marauding extraterrestrials, or man-made catastrophes,the “Tele-pocalypse" has become a popular theme with TV c...

10 Shockers From 'Orphan Black' Season 2

May 30th, 2014 11:00am EDT
Orphan Black cast
If you're not watching BBC America's Orphan Black, then I hate you. I kid! Actually, you have my abject pity because it's pretty much the best show on TV. Ok, ok, I hear you Mad Men/Game of Thrones/Hannibal stans screaming at me. Let’s just say the action/drama/thriller/comedy/sci-fi series about the ups and downs of being a clone is at least ONE of the best, alright? The Meryl Streep of the small screen, Tatiana Maslany, is bringing even more depth and nuance in the show's second season to the FIVE DIFFERENT ROLES she plays in almost every episode. Backing her up is a stellar supporting ca...