True Blood: Season 1, Episode 1

Strange Love (7 Sep. 2008)

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In a society where humans and vampires co-exist, set in the small town of Bon Temps, Louisiana, Sookie Stackhouse is a young woman who may have found a perfect boyfriend. Sookie is ... See full summary »



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In a society where humans and vampires co-exist, set in the small town of Bon Temps, Louisiana, Sookie Stackhouse is a young woman who may have found a perfect boyfriend. Sookie is clairvoyant and constantly hears people's thoughts so it makes dating a bit difficult since she tries to keep her ability a secret. When 173-year-old vampire Bill Compton walks into the Merlotte's Bar & Grill where she works as a waitress, she realizes that she can't "hear" what he's thinking, thus giving away his origins since she can't hear the thoughts of those whom are technically dead. Vampires "came out of the coffin" two years ago when the Japanese invented Tru Blood, a synthetic blood substitute. Sookie rescues Bill when a couple of lowlife rednecks, the Rattrays, try to steal his blood to sell on the black market, but she may have a price to pay for interfering. Meanwhile, Sookie's older brother, Jason, is a smooth-talking hustler and Lothario who works part-time with a construction crew, and who ... Written by garykmcd

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"True Blood" takes its name from the brand of synthetic blood that the Japanese have patented in Harris' novels. Vampires can actually drink it, thereby bypassing their need for human blood. See more »


When Lafayette and Tara are talking at the bar Lafayette has a coffee cup. In one shot the handle of the coffee cup is facing left and in another it is facing right. See more »


Sorority Girl: Hi! Ya'll have Tru Blood? For real?
Frat Boy: You get vamps in here? I didn't even think we had any in Louisana.
Grabbit Quick Clerk: [Cajun accent] You didn't know that New Orleans is a mecca for the vampire?
Frat Boy: Seriously? I mean New Orleans? Even after Katrina? Didn't they all drown?
Grabbit Quick Clerk: Vampires cannot drown. Because we do not breathe.
Frat Boy: Dude, no harm intended. We're just a little drunk.
Grabbit Quick Clerk: Nice. I could use a cocktail.
Grabbit Quick Clerk: [he drops his accent and laughs] Score! I totally had you guys.
Sorority Girl: That wasn't funny!
Grabbit Quick Clerk: Yeah it was.
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Series starts off showing great promise
7 September 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It is hard to judge an entire series by one episode, but there is strong hope for this series.

Oscar winner Anna Paquin (The Piano, X-Men, X2) as Sookie is excellent. She had powers that are not explained in the first show, but that is not what her special. She just has sweetness and honey dripping from her mouth and makes you want to immediately take her home to momma.

Brook Kerr ("Passions") really caught my eye. She is just so darn funny and really keeps things rocking.

Lois Smith (Five Easy Pieces) as Gran also seems to be a character that is going to make this show interesting.

There is a great mixture of humor, sex, and passion that should make for a great series.

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