True Blood (2008– )

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Telepathic waitress Sookie Stackhouse encounters a strange new supernatural world when she meets the mysterious Bill, a southern Louisiana gentleman and vampire.

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 Sookie Stackhouse (80 episodes, 2008-2014)
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 Bill Compton (80 episodes, 2008-2014)
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 Sam Merlotte (80 episodes, 2008-2014)
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 Jason Stackhouse (80 episodes, 2008-2014)
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 Tara Thornton (80 episodes, 2008-2014)
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 Andy Bellefleur (80 episodes, 2008-2014)
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 Lafayette Reynolds (80 episodes, 2008-2014)
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 Arlene Fowler (80 episodes, 2008-2014)
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 Eric Northman (76 episodes, 2008-2014)
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 Jessica Hamby (71 episodes, 2008-2014)
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 Pam De Beaufort (67 episodes, 2008-2014)
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 Terry Bellefleur (66 episodes, 2008-2014)
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 Hoyt Fortenberry (65 episodes, 2008-2014)
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 Holly Cleary (47 episodes, 2010-2014)
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 Alcide Herveaux (42 episodes, 2010-2014)
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 Sheriff Bud Dearborne (38 episodes, 2008-2012)
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 Steve Newlin (37 episodes, 2008-2014)
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Storyline

The series follows Sookie Stackhouse, a barmaid living in Louisiana who can read people's minds, and how her life is turned upside down when the Vampire Bill, walks into her place of employment two years after vampires 'came out of the coffin' on national television. Written by Tommy Stewart

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Queen Sophie-Anne's house doesn't have an ocean view really; the windows each had a custom made diorama to give the illusion of a view; its meant to show what she might like to gaze upon in daylight. See more »

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Tara Thornton: [to Lafayette] Giving V to Jason Stackhouse is like givin' ho ho's to a diabetic!
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Make Way for True Blood ---
13 September 2008 | by See all my reviews

There is no doubt in my mind that True Blood is developing it's die-hard cult fans even as I write this.

Director Alan Ball has successfully adapted the show from the southern vampire series penned by Charlaine Harris. The show incorporates the gritty, down-south, feel that permeates Harris's books. The imagery, whether in landscape or in outfits, is incredible and really gives the viewer a chance to feel the atmosphere of the story.

The music is unbeatable... The opening credits rolling by is enough to hook a person right there.

The acting by lead characters is great. Anna Paquin as Sookie Stackhouse is incredible. She's captured just the right tones of innocence, lively spark, and morals that personify Sookie. The only thing that might be noted is that her accent seems a little off, I can't say how specifically it just sounds wrong which is understandable as she's a Canadian.

Stephen Moyer as 'Vampire Bill' is great as well. I thought his accent was great, much more realistic than other characters who I had definite red flags pop up when I heard them speak. His screen presence is unbeatable and he fits the role of a vampire almost eerily well.

I'm looking for some better character development in Tara, Sookie's close friend, she seems to fit a stereotype a bit too well for my taste. Hopefully writers will mix things up for Tara a little, give her some great lines.

So acting is a 8 out of 10, Screenplay and Scenery get a definite 10 out of 10, and the score is 10 out of 10.

True Blood is the kind of show that comes along and while it has every opportunity to fall flat, sinking into the rut of so many other 'vampire TV shows', it rises above and makes its own cut into the genre.


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