True Blood

How the Sexual Progressivism of ‘True Blood’ Imploded on Itself

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I knew True Blood‘s series finale was bound to be terrible when there was no nudity warning on HBO Go. Three seasons past its deserved expiration date, True Blood had long held my attention on the strength of Ryan Kwanten’s abs and little else, so what was the point of watching last night’s final installment without the promise of another Eric/Jason scene (or some other form of blatant fan service)? “Thank You” wasn’t a godawful conclusion for its simple lack of sex, though. For a show that made its name on sexual liberation, True Blood‘s finale felt retrograde, conservative, and bizarrely off-tone.
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True Blood Season 7 Episode 10 Recap: A Funeral and a Shitty Wedding

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No TV show says summer to us more than True Blood, its Southern Gothic atmosphere and pulpy pleasures providing the perfect complement to sweaty evenings spent drinking mint juleps at home after another exhausting day in the hot sun. The show alternately drives us crazy and enthralls us, and its final season is as silly as ever. This week: what the hell?
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The 20 Sexiest ‘True Blood’ Characters, Ranked

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For all that the show originally promised to provide some interesting social commentary and a new spin on the the well-worked trope of vampirism, True Blood‘s charms have ultimately lain in its characters, who are pretty much all unfeasibly attractive and have unfeasible amounts of sex with one another. At least two of Flavorwire’s regular staffers have stuck with the show from start to finish, and yeah, if we’re honest, it was always about the sex. So, in advance of Sunday’s series finale, here’s a lighthearted look back at the sexiest characters on the show, ranked from #20 to …Read More

‘True Blood’ Season 7 Episode 9 Recap: And Now, the End Is Near…

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No TV show says summer to us more than True Blood, its Southern Gothic atmosphere and pulpy pleasures providing the perfect complement to sweaty evenings spent drinking mint juleps at home after another exhausting day in the hot sun. The show alternately drives us crazy and enthralls us, and its final season is as silly as ever. This week: into the home straight.
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‘True Blood’ Season 7 Episode 8 Recap: Resolutions

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No TV show says summer to us more than True Blood, its Southern Gothic atmosphere and pulpy pleasures providing the perfect complement to sweaty evenings spent drinking mint juleps at home after another exhausting day in the hot sun. The show alternately drives us crazy and enthralls us, and its final season is as silly as ever. This week: an end to many things. But not all of them.
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‘True Blood’ Season 7 Episode 7 Recap: Back in the Sack

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No TV show says summer to us more than True Blood, its Southern Gothic atmosphere and pulpy pleasures providing the perfect complement to sweaty evenings spent drinking mint juleps at home after another exhausting day in the hot sun. The show alternately drives us crazy and enthralls us, and its final season is as silly as ever. This week: Sookie and Bill get it on again, at last, and, um, that’s pretty much it.
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‘True Blood’ Season 7 Episode 6 Recap: Take a Number

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No TV show says summer to us more than True Blood, its Southern Gothic atmosphere and pulpy pleasures providing the perfect complement to sweaty evenings spent drinking mint juleps at home after another exhausting day in the hot sun. The show alternately drives us crazy and enthralls us, and its final season is as silly as ever. This week: Bill goes to the DMV, and finds vampire Walter Jr.!
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Why Ted Cruz and ‘True Blood’ Are Mortal Enemies

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Amusing, if entirely predictable, news: Republican Rising Star™ and generally fun guy Ted Cruz is less than pleased with his unscheduled guest appearance on True Blood this week. In case you missed it, a fictional Bush Library gala for Ted Cruz featured as the setting for an almighty shitfight involving yakuza, Texas Republicans, security guards, and two very angry vampires. Cruz was unimpressed, taking to his Facebook page to complain that “[HBO] aired a misogynist and profanity-ridden episode where Texas Republicans are murdered attending a ‘Ted Cruz fundraiser.’ Well, I’m sorry to have lost the vampire vote, but am astonished (and amused) that HBO is suggesting that hard-core leftists are blood-sucking fiends.” Drum roll, please. Yes, folks, Ted’s here all week. Try the veal.
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