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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In the first scene featuring the Sookie's grandmother Adele Stackhouse - Lois Smith, Gran is reading the novel 'Last Scene Alive' by Charlaine Harris, creator of the Southern Vampire/Sookie Stackhouse series of novels that inspired True Blood (2008). See more »

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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 »

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Denise Rattray: [venomous] This ain't your business, you stupid cunt!
Sookie Stackhouse: [holding out the knife] Now see that just proves how low rent you really are!
Denise Rattray: You have any idea who you're messin' with?
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misuse of term in series description
25 October 2008 | by (State of Wasington USA) – See all my reviews

Sookie Stackhouse is repeatedly described as 'Clairvoyant' though her only ability is to hear thought 'Telepathy'. Not sure if this ever comes up in the series proper but both here and at official site for the show the same mistake is made. Clairvoyance is linked to 'seeing' specifically what is not visible by normal means (generally distance or concealment).

Taken from Encarta: Clairvoyance Definition:

seeing what is not normally seen: the supposed ability to perceive things that are usually beyond the range of human senses

Mid-19th century. < French< clairvoyant "clear-sighted"


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