HBO

'True Blood' Series Finale Recap: Fangs For The Memories

August 25th, 2014 7:20am EDT
'True Blood' Series Finale Recap: Fangs For The Memories
Yep, it's over. HBO's very bloody action/drama/comedy/horror series is finally at rest, and you're free to walk the streets of Bon Temps unafraid once more. That's not actually true seeing as, in the True Blood universe, vampires, werewolves, shifters, witches, maeneads, and incredibly annoying fairies still live in the world. Don't you kinda wish you lived there?

The final ep was sad but sweet. A little too much focus on Sarah Newlin (uh, Lafayette? Lafayette anybody?), but everything got pretty much handled. It was a happy ending for most. And before anyone asks (who am I kidding, they ...
READ MORE

‘True Blood’ Season 7 Episode 9 Recap: Suicidal Toddlers

August 18th, 2014 2:02pm EDT
‘True Blood’ Season 7 Episode 9 Recap: Suicidal Toddlers
Previously - Hoyt and Jessica re-connected. Eric used Sarah Newlin to cure himself of Hep-V. Vampire Bill Compton inspired a Bon Temps-wide eyeroll when he refused to take the cure.

Ah, it’s the penultimate episode of this epic vampire saga. "Love Is To Die" was sort of necessary but somewhat low-key, obviously intended to clear the decks of all of our secondary characters’ needs, wants, and problems. It also gave Eric some time to show some depth beyond “I’m going to eat Sarah Newlin's face!!” and displaying airbrushed disease veins.

As often happens on True Blood, we start off where we ...
READ MORE

Beyonce Covers 'Bang Bang' For HBO's 'On The Run' Special

August 18th, 2014 10:22am EDT
Beyonce Covers 'Bang Bang' For HBO's 'On The Run' Special
Beyonce chose an interesting song to promote her upcoming "On The Run" tour special on HBO. The pop star sings Nancy Sinatra's "Bang Bang" in the 50-second teaser for the show, which airs Sept. 20 and also stars her husband Jay Z.

The theme of the song, which was originally penned by Sonny Bono and performed by Cher, is abusive relationships.

Beyonce, featured in a sequined dress with a veil, serenades her husband, singing: "Bang bang, he shot me down/ Bang bang, I hit the ground/ Bang bang, that awful sound/ Bang bang, my baby shot me down."

The rest of the trailer shows various high-...
READ MORE

Summer TV 2014's Top Villains!

August 17th, 2014 6:00pm EDT
Summer TV 2014's Top Villains!
You can’t have a good TV show without a villain. Even if it’s a reality show about making widgets, there’s got to be an evil widget in the mix making trouble for the rest of em’. With Summer 2014’s television season just about to set, we thought it would be fun to talk a look back and see which television evil-doers positively sizzled!

In no particular order (here there be spoilers!) …

Thomas Eichorst - The Strain (FX)

If you've been watching FX’s schlocky end-of-the-world vampire drama The Strain you've probably enjoyed Richard Sammel's chilly portrayal of the head vamp’s slithery ass...
READ MORE

The Most Talked About Characters On 'True Blood' This Season Are...

August 17th, 2014 6:52am EDT
The Most Talked About Characters On 'True Blood' This Season Are
"True Blood" is nearing the end of its seventh and final season, and our favorite characters from Bon Temps are going through a lot of changes.

Several characters have died, including Sookie's best friend Tara and her boyfriend Alicide.

Almost immediately after the werewolf's death, Sookie gets back in the saddle with vampire Bill, who is losing his battle with Hep V, which he caught from his on-again lover. But there's hope - Sarah, a.k.a Newme, is the antidote.

Arlene, who was never a fang banger, hooks up (kind of) with a vampire after being held captive by a group of Hep V-positive v...
READ MORE

'True Blood' Season 7 Episode 8 Recap: Beautiful Friendships

August 11th, 2014 4:15pm EDT
'True Blood' Season 7 Episode 8 Recap: Beautiful Friendships
Previously - Violet imprisoned Wade and Adilyn. Pam, Eric, and the Yakua cornered Sarah Newlin. Sookie and Bill reunited and made love. Jason was hot.

Crazy lady Sarah NEWLIN is cowering in her former cult compound when Eric Northman comes a’looking for her. Her realization that she is about to die is confirmed by another Jason STACK HOUSE hallucination. He’s wearing some really tight jeans and they’re highly flattering, If that’s death, sign my ass up. Sarah surrenders outside and Eric quickly goes to murder her. Pam’s threat to put a bullet into herself halts Eric’s murderous progress. S...
READ MORE

'True Blood' Season 7 Episode 7 Recap: Vampire Jenny Craig

August 4th, 2014 9:29pm EDT
'True Blood' Season 7 Episode 7 Recap: Vampire Jenny Craig
Previously - Jessica spilled the tea on Bill having the Hep-V to Sookie. Violet planned to use Adilyn and Wade to avenge Jason’s betrayal. Sarah Newlin (aka "Newme") appears to be the cure for Hep-V.

I feel like True Blood is winding down (or up) in a satisfactory fashion. Showrunner Brian Buckner and his writing team swore up and down that this final season would be all about Bon Temps, and they seem to have been telling the truth. The only glaring mistake this season (well, besides those endless, ponderous Vampire Bill Compton’s origin flashbacks which damn well better have a point) is c...
READ MORE

Carrie Preston On Her 'True Blood' Experience: 'It's Been A Great Ride'

August 3rd, 2014 12:03pm EDT
Carrie Preston
The lovely and multi-talented Carrie Preston has accomplished a lot since she first took on the role of Arlene Fowler on HBO's True Blood. She's directed feature films, won an Emmy Award for her work on The Good Wife, and created some memorable characters. We checked in with Carrie last week to talk about how True Blood has shaped her enviable career and what could possibly happen next.

When we connected, she'd just come back from appearing with her cast at San Diego Comic-Con, where True Blood once again commanded a huge audience. "I'd never been. It was a great way to go in and go out," ...
READ MORE

'True Blood' Star 'Had Fun' Making Sarah Palin Angry

July 29th, 2014 8:56am EDT
'True Blood' Star 'Had Fun' Making Sarah Palin Angry
"True Blood" star Kristen Bauer van Straten, who plays vampire Pam, got a kick out of making Republican Sarah Palin angry over the show's portrayal of conservative women.

In a recent episode, Pam attends an event in honor of Sen. Ted Cruz and calls the guests "a--holes" while looking at her glamorous self in the mirror and labeling herself a "Republic--t."

Cruz called the episode "misogynist and profanity-ridden." Palin said she refused to do a cameo on the show, and HBO confirmed it had asked her to appear in it. Palin then slammed the program for insulting conservative women, according...
READ MORE

'True Blood' Season 7 Episode 6 Recap: Meet Newme

July 29th, 2014 6:15am EDT
True Blood Bill
Previously - Sookie was the reluctant hostess of a “We Saved Arlene, Holly, That Drunk Broad & Sam’s Baby Mama!” party. Jessica got over finding her boyfriend James and Lafayette boning in the back of their SUV by boning Jason. Eric caught up with Sarah Newlin. Bill discovered he’s got Hep-V.

We’re vamp-speeding closer and closer to the finale and the storylines may be slightly lame but they’re trying their best. They really are. Hey, there’s no rapist were-panthers, women duct-taped to toilets, or Christopher Meloni staking children. They’re trying!

Eric’s weak with the Hep-V but that do...
READ MORE