Lafayette Reynold – Nelsan Ellis

October 26, 2008

Nelsan Ellis as Lafayette Reynolds Photo Credit: HBO / Jaimie Trueblood

Nelsan Ellis as Lafayette Reynolds Photo Credit: HBO / Jaimie Trueblood

Lafayette Reynolds – (Nelsan Ellis)

Tara’s cousin and close friend of Sookie’s.  Lafayette works as a short order cook at Merlottes, on the road crew with Jason and an “entrepreneur” in the world of drugs, prostitution and internet porn.  He seems to enjoy flaunting his flamboyant lifestyle in the faces of those who may disapprove, and has no problem backing it up. 

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Adele Stackhouse Gran – Lois Smith

October 26, 2008

Lois Smith as Adele Stackhouse (Gran)

Lois Smith as Adele Stackhouse (Gran)

Adele “Gran” Stackhouse – (Lois Smith)  Sookie and Jason’s Grandmother who raised them after their parents’ death.  A proud member of The Descendants of the Glorious Dead (DGD) and fascinated with Vampires, their knowledge and historical experiences.  She is brutally murdered, allegedly, because of her support of Vampires. Gran is energetic and a Bon Temps staple. Sookie and her brother Jason lived with their grandmother after their parents’ sudden death. Sookie still lives with her grandmother in her house while Jason moved out a few years ago to take over their parents’ house.

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Jason Stackhouse – Ryan Kwanten

October 26, 2008

Ryan Kwanten as Jason Stackhouse. Photo Credit: HBO / John P. Johnson

Ryan Kwanten as Jason Stackhouse. Photo Credit: HBO / John P. Johnson

Jason Stackhouse is reminiscent of two Jessicas. The newly made, out of control, ‘daughter’ of Vampire Bill and yes.. Jessica Rabbit.  Jason isn’t bad, he’s just drawn written that way.

The 28 year old, buff, handsome older brother of Sookie Stackhouse became the man of the house at the tender age of 10 when both his parents died in a flood.   The fact that he wasn’t old enough to baby sit his baby sister, necessitating his parents taking them to their Gran’s house and thus being on the bridge when the flood went through, has haunted him all his life.  Maybe the knowledge that life can be so fleeting left it’s shoe-print on his behind, but he’s sure a ‘go for it’ kinda guy.  Women, drugs, drinking … if it might feel good, Jason will try it.  Twice.  If there are four sane choices on what to do in any situation, and one crazy dumb-arsed embarrassing thing to do.. well Jason is consistent.

You can’t quite manage to hate him though.  Sure he’s the biggest horn-dog in Bon Temps but he loves and respects his Gran.  Yeah he’s constantly stepping in poop and never comes up smelling like a rose but he doesn’t let it get him down for long.  True, he’s ‘dumb as a box of hair’ as his on-again off-again girlfriend Dawn tells him.  And even when he finally figures out that Tara has real respect for him (because he protected  her from her drunken, abusive mother at the age of 12) he can’t control himself for two hours without getting it on in an alley with slutty Randy Sue.  It’s just impossible to tell which side of that thin line between courage and stupidity Jason’s going to be on at any moment.  Is going to a vamp bar looking for V courageous or just stupid?  Despite my gut screaming out ‘stupid!’, it works out for him and he gets a girl too.

And just when you think you could hate Jason, when you’re sick of seeing him butt nekid drifting in some hippy dippy hallucinogenic haze, when you wince when you see him opening his mouth, when you’re tired of his drug addled, testosterone driven, womanizing ways.. when he’s just done the most offensive, stupid thing yet by kidnapping the gentlest vampire ever written… you can’t, because of Eddie.  Because Jason finally opens up and tells Eddie of his self-hatred and anguish.  Because Jason behaves compassionately towards Eddie even while yelling at him to shut up, getting over his disgust of all things vampire and begins to truely care for Eddie.  Because when Jason Stackhouse finally mans up and demands that Eddie be released his world ripped assunder again by his murderous psychopathic true love, Amy who is in turn murdered while they are together in bed doing the perpetual ‘one last hit of V’.  Arrested for Amy’s murder, likely to be hunted by vengeful vampires, rebuffed by Tara and Sookie, still mourning his recently murdered Gran who was the last adult figure in his life.  Really, at some point you just gotta feel this guy’s pain.

At the end of season two, True Blood left us with a lot of cliff hangers but Jason’s cliff hanger was the most terrifying since we wondered “Who shot JR?”.  Was he kidnapped by Werewolves?  Murdered by a giant pig?  Turned into a zombie?  Tortured by vampires?  Did he grow hair on his tongue?  Attempt suicide?  Nope, none of the above.  At the end of season two, Jason Stackhouse has an idea, and you just know that’s not going to go well.

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Bill Compton – Stephen Moyer

October 26, 2008

Stephen Moyer as Bill Compton. Photo Credit: HBO / Jaimie Trueblood

Stephen Moyer as Bill Compton. Photo Credit: HBO / Jaimie Trueblood

Bill Compton is a 173 year old Vampire who originates from Bon Temp.  Before he was turned at 30, he fought for the Confederate Army during the Civil War.  Some 140 years later, he returns to his home town when he learns of his last remaining family members passing, to reclaim his family home and any humanity left within him.

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Eric Northman – Alexander Skarsgard

October 26, 2008

Alexander Skarsgard as Eric Northman Photo Credit: HBO / Prashant Gupta

Alexander Skarsgard as Eric Northman Photo Credit: HBO / Prashant Gupta

Eric Northman is a character from the The Southern Vampire Mysteries book series by author Charlaine Harris. In True Blood, an HBO series based on the books, this character is played by Swedish actor Alexander Skarsgård.

The Southern Vampire Mysteries’ main character, telepath waitress Sookie Stackhouse, meets Eric in Dead Until Dark the first novel in the series. He appears in all the subsequent novels and saves Sookie’s life on more than one occasion. He also has a brief romance with her in Dead to the World, the fourth book.

Little is known about Eric, except that he is the oldest and most powerful vampire in Area 5, the territory that includes the small town in Northern Louisiana where Sookie lives. The novels hint that he was probably a Viking in his human life. Eric owns a vampire bar called Fangtasia that serves as his headquarters. He runs the bar with the help of his vampire offspring Pam and a few others.

Eric uses the pseudonym “Leif” in various instances throughout the novels.

Eric is also the Sheriff of Area 5 and the boss of Bill Compton, Sookie’s vampire boyfriend from the first novel. Eric is not sure for his feeling for Sookie.

Sookie and Eric have a blood bond, a bond formed when a human and vampire share blood at least three times (the human has the vampire’s blood as well as the vampire having the human’s). It allows both to know what the other is feeling, and to inadvertently feel calmer, safer, and more relaxed when together.

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Sookie Stackhouse – Anna Paquin

October 26, 2008

Anna Paquin as Sookie Stackhouse. (Photo Credit: HBO / John P. Johnson)

Anna Paquin as Sookie Stackhouse. (Photo Credit: HBO / John P. Johnson)

Sookie Stackhouse was the youngest of two children. Sookie’s mind-reading ability was apparent from birth, though most people refused to acknowledge that she was able to literally read minds. Her psychic powers manifested as a child, and it is indicated in the books that her parents thought she may have been subject to a mental illness, and was treated as such. However, Sookie does tell of one point when her father asked her to “listen” in on a business meeting to discern the true intentions of another person. She told her father the man was intending to take his money and run. Her parents died when she was 7 years old, leaving her and her older brother Jason to be raised by her grandmother.

Jason has no problems getting a date, despite his personality flaws. He was intentionally bitten by a werepanther for the purpose to turning him into one so that a he would not be preferred over his captor. He has since married a werepanther named Crystal from a community called “Hotshot”. They are currently expecting a baby.

She was also sexually molested as a child by her great uncle. Her parents never believed her accusations against him, but, after their death, Sookie’s grandmother realized his threat to Sookie and prevented further contact between him and Sookie. It is implied that he molested her cousin Hadley more extensively than her.

Sookie had not received secondary education after high school, since she knew that college would have been a drain for her, both physically and financially. To support herself, Sookie is employed at Merlottes, owned by local shifter, Sam Merlotte. Sam had been her a longtime friend of Sookies and a romantic interest, which Sookie feared to pursue since she believed that would lead to problems between them.

One night, when vampire Bill Compton walked into the bar, her life had been changed forever. She was launched into a world which was both thrilling and terrifying, given that her mind reading ability was seen as something desirable by the vampire community. She had frequently been employed my numerous vampires, including Eric Northman, sheriff of Vampire area 5. Eric is an ancient vampire who was a Viking when he was living, hence the name Northman.

Sookie has a number of faithful friends, including but not limited to a witch roommate, Amelia, her transformed into a cat lover named Bob, Sam her boss, Pam the vampire and a number of other people. She has come to have most of these friends only since meeting Bill, which is the origination of the series.

The books give the impression that her early years were generally miserable as she coped with her developing powers, her parents deaths and her uncle’s abuse

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True Blood Season One Video Recaps and Previews

October 26, 2008

True Blood season 1 episode previews and recaps 1 through 12 have been posted.  Check out the other Video cateories for Behind the Scenes, Fan Video Creations, The Blood Copy Report, Video Interviews, Show Clips and Trailers and Ads.

True Blood Season Recaps

Episode 1 Strange Love
Episode 2 The First Taste
Episode 3 Mine
Episose 4 Escape From Dragon House
Episode 5 Sparks Fly Out
Episode 6 Cold Ground
Episode 7 Burning House of Love
Episode 8 The Fourth Man in the Fire
Episode 9 Plaisir D’Amour
Episode 10 I Don’t Wanna Know
Episode 11 To Love is to Bury
Episode 12 You’ll Be the Death of Me

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True Blood Song Bad Things by Jace Everett

October 26, 2008

Jace Everett’s song  Bad Things is featured on HBO Series True Blood Season 1.  This theme goes really well with the series and has been because very popular on myspace pages and True Blood fan sites since the series premiered Septemeber 7, 2008.

The entire album or song can be downloaded at Amazon or iTunes.

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Stephen Moyer in TV Guide

October 26, 2008

Stephen Moyer in TV Guide

TV Guide had the chance to interview Stephen Moyer who plays the sexy vampire Bill Compton on HBO’s new hit show “True Blood”. Stephen takes the time to discusses his previous works before “True Blood” and his experiences growing up in England. Stephen reveals the wonderful opportunity he has been given to play this role and the fantastic dynamics that occur with everyone on the set. He does divulge some personal information about himself that allows his fans to get some insight on the man.  To read the full interview follow the link.

SOURCE: True Blood‘s Stephen Moyer Is Undead Sexy!

(photo credit: TV Guide)

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Red Carpet for HBO Series True Blood Premiere

October 26, 2008

Presenting their latest novel adaptation for television series, HBO rolled down a blood red carpet in front of The Cinerama Dome in Hollywood to celebrate the L.A. premiere of “True Blood”. The special first screening event was held on Wednesday, September 4, three days before the series will be aired for the first time on September 7.

The evening celebration saw mostly the stars of the series that include Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Alexander Skarsgard, Ryan Kwanten, Jim Parrack, Sam Trammell and Rutina Wesley. Aside from the stars, series creator Alan Ball and Southern Vampire Mysteries books author Charlaine Harris were also in attendance.

Produced by HBO in association with Your Face Goes Here Entertainment, “True Blood” tells the story where humans and vampires live a co-existing life in a small Louisiana town after Japanese-made synthetic blood, “TruBlood”, are available for purchase. The series centers its plot on a telepathic waitress named Sookie Stackhouse who falls in love with one of the vampires.

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