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#1 of 8 OFFLINE   Johnny Angell

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Posted March 01 2008 - 08:31 AM

Does anyone know when this series will start telecasting? I've been reading the books by Charlaine Harris and have enjoyed them all.

For those not familiar with these books, they are about a young southern waitress named Sookie Stackhouse who can read minds, except for vampires. Reading minds has been a burden for Sookie and she finds the blank book that vampires are to her, very attractive.

Oh, I almost forgot. An artificial blood, True Blood, has been invented, which means vampires don't have to kill people anymore and they have come out of the closet, gone public.

If anyone is interested in reading the novels, read them in order, start with "Dead Until Dark."
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#2 of 8 OFFLINE   Vlad D

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Posted August 02 2008 - 02:40 AM

I think it starts in September. A must watch for me.

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Posted August 02 2008 - 07:24 AM

HBO has put up a website (BloodCopy) that is set up like it's part of the True Blood 'universe'. They also have weekly 'reports' on On Demand too.

#4 of 8 OFFLINE   josephmckinney

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Posted August 02 2008 - 02:48 PM

Can't wait for September!

Alan Ball + HBO = Yet another hit!! Six Feet Under was a great show!

#5 of 8 OFFLINE   JonZ

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Posted August 04 2008 - 12:50 AM

I saw the pilot and didnt like it at all.

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#6 of 8 OFFLINE   Johnny Angell

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Posted August 05 2008 - 03:43 AM

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Originally Posted by JonZ
I saw the pilot and didnt like it at all.

I'll tune in for the obvious reason thoughPosted Image
How'd you get to see the pilot and why didn't you like it?
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#7 of 8 OFFLINE   JonZ

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Posted August 11 2008 - 06:05 AM

I saw it on quizpoints. After you take the quiz it gave a list of prizes and one of them said "HBO Vampire Series Pilot". I dont remember where I found out it was available there.


There are no story spoilers here, but I put my comments in spoilers tags....


I really didnt like it. I realize its the pilot and were just being introduced to the characters, but I found them to be dull and uninteresting. Nothing interesting done with the cinematography (for a story that should have oozed atmosphere and mood) and the story dragged. One hour felt like 3 hours. The vampires were pathetic(no sense/aura of power). I understand the idea of making them more like everyday people, but they are supernatural creatures and they came off here as very weak. As Ive mentioned elsewhere, the pilot also had the most unintentially funny sex scene Ive ever seen.

I actually was suprised Alan Ball was involved with this. Ive enjoyed some bmovie vampire flicks more. My main issue is with the way the vampires are portrayed.



Theres plenty of time to fix things up as I saw it months ago.

#8 of 8 OFFLINE   Henry Gale

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Posted September 05 2008 - 09:05 AM

Anna Paquin+Vampyres+Louisiana = Calling DirecTV and telling them to turn HBO back on.
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