Archive for the True Blood Category

Golden Globes ’09 actually not that frustrating [awards]

Posted in awards, North Americana, True Blood on January 14, 2009 by jetsamjr

True Blood

The Golden Globes were more than 48 hours ago, which in internet time is approximately 57 years, but if you’re desperado to know what I made of the winners you can check out my verdict here. (Spoiler: overall I was pretty chuffed – yay Anna Paquin!)

Golden Globe nominations pretty much what you’d expect [awards]

Posted in 30 Rock, awards, Dexter, Mad Men, North Americana, The Office, True Blood, Ugly Betty on December 12, 2008 by jetsamjr

Mad Men

The Golden Globe nominations are out:

Best television series drama
Dexter
House
In Treatment
Mad Men
True Blood

House, really? It seems so… out of place among the rest of the best drama nominees. Maybe the HFPA thought they needed to tap at least one drama on US network television. Meanwhile I love that True Blood scored a nomination – True Blood FTW! (I’d be rooting for Mad Men too, but it won this year.)

Best television musical or comedy
Californication
Entourage
The Office
30 Rock
Weed

Out of all these comedies, I only watch 30 Rock regularly… so that’s what I’m backing. And I wish South Park had been included, because it’s been really awesome this last year. Also, I like Californication and all, but it does not belong in the “best comedy” category; it’s really about time that these awards committees added a “best dramedy” category for hybrids like this, Desperate Housewives, Ugly Betty, etc.

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That didn’t suck [True Blood – You’ll Be The Death Of Me]

Posted in North Americana, recaps, True Blood on November 25, 2008 by jetsamjr

True Blood

The True Blood finale was not the best episode of the first season – some of it felt a little abrupt and weirdly rushed. But. It was still pretty awesome, you guys! Continue reading

Alan Ball sure likes messed-up funeral scenes [True Blood – Cold Ground]

Posted in North Americana, True Blood on October 14, 2008 by jetsamjr

Mmm, death pie. (I can’t believe Sookie ate the whole thing!) Continue reading

Vampire poster fail [True Blood]

Posted in North Americana, True Blood, WTF? on July 26, 2008 by jetsamjr

How embarrassing: the poster for True Blood is identical to the poster for Diablo Cody’s upcoming movie. Oops!

The secret ingredient is blood [True Blood]

Posted in news, North Americana, True Blood on July 24, 2008 by jetsamjr

Behold, the official True Blood poster:

HBO is going into overdrive marketing this thing (I guess they don’t want everyone to think it sucks… nyuck nyuck nyuck). In addition to a comic-book prequel, there’s also a video spot for the vampire/human personals site Lovebitten.net in the style of those fake commercials in the Six Feet Under pilot. Watch it after the jump.

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Vampires suck [True Blood]

Posted in North Americana, sci-fi, True Blood on June 20, 2008 by jetsamjr

io9 previews HBO’s upcoming series True Blood, created by Alan Ball and starring Anna Paquin (the pilot has reportedly been leaked to the internets, if you’re into that sort of thing). Its vampires-and-humans-struggle-to-co-exist premise is really interesting; io9 declares it has “the angst of The OC… with the scifi smarts of The X Files“. Weird.

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