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‘True Blood’ Season 7 Episode 6 Recap: Take a Number

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.! … Read More

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Why Ted Cruz and ‘True Blood’ Are Mortal Enemies

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. … Read More

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‘True Blood’ Season 7 Episode 5 Recap: Battling the Slump

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: shit, meet fan. … Read More

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‘True Blood’ Season 7 Episode 4 Recap: The Aftermath

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: more death! More blood! And the birth of Fangtasia! … Read More

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‘True Blood’ Season 7 Episode 3 Recap: “Fire in the Hole”

With apologies to those who are truly broken up about what happened on True Blood last night (details after the jump), I’d argue that the only great thing about the show’s giant, unwieldy ensemble is that it leaves enough room some truly shocking character deaths — especially in this final season. Amid all the speechifying and sex and belabored subtext, these moments seem to be the only plot points that can drive this flabby and confused story forward. … Read More

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‘True Blood’ Season 7 Episode 2 Recap: Dream Lover

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: the return of Eric Northman, although perhaps not quite the way we might have expected. … Read More

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This Week’s Top 5 TV Moments: Don’t Be a Doofie, Watch Out for a Roofie

There are scores of TV shows out there, with dozens of new episodes each week, not to mention everything you can find on Hulu Plus, Netflix streaming, and HBO Go. How’s a viewer to keep up? To help you sort through all that television has to offer, Flavorwire is compiling the five best moments on TV each week. This time, Jessica Williams tackles campus sexual assault and True Blood returns in all its messy glory. … Read More

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‘True Blood’ Season 7 Premiere Recap: The End Is Near

There’s a certain pathos to watching a show you used to like and is now limping toward the finish line — the titles are the same, the actors are (mostly) the same, but everything’s long since lost its luster. So it’s gone with HBO’s True Blood, which… look, OK, no, it’s never been exactly high art. But for a couple of seasons, at least, was an enjoyably risqué Southern romp whose appeal was based around a somewhat intriguing premise (the integration of vampires into human society), a couple of memorable characters (mainly Alexander Skarsgård’s Eric Northman)… and nudity. Lots of nudity. For at least the last couple of seasons, though, it’s been on a slide, and it’s probably to everyone’s benefit that this seventh season is the last. But is it any good? … Read More

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Your Weekly TV News Roundup: ‘True Blood’ Musical, Beatles Event Series

The television world moves so fast that by the time you learn of a show’s premiere, it could already be canceled. It’s hard to keep track of the constant stream of television news, so Flavorwire is here to provide a weekly roundup of the most exciting — and baffling — casting and development updates. This week, Showtime considers a Cameron Crowe comedy, HBO considers a True Blood musical, and AMC considers everything related to The Walking Dead… Read More

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10 TV Events to Look Out For in June

Remember, years ago, when television seemed to be completely dead for the summer and we were left with nothing but reruns and poor reality shows? Never again! There is a lot of great television happening this June (and all summer) that will keep us occupied on those days when it’s too hot to go outside. From the return of USA and ABC Family dramas to the unfortunate end of two great FX series, here are the biggest TV events to watch in June. … Read More

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