True Blood’s Huge Popularity Among Fans

June 5, 2009 by  

true-blood-season-2-poster-secondsJessica Gelt from the LA Times examines the popularity of Alan Ball’s hit HBO TV series True Blood that returns for season 2 on Sunday, June 14, 2009 at 9PM/ET on HBO.  Ms. Gelt had the opportunity to speak with Alan Ball, Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, and us, here at TrueBloodNet.com, regarding the appeal of the show and it’s huge fan following.  It was a great honor to be interviewed by Ms. Gelt and to have the opportunity to talk about our favorite subject, True Blood! Below is an excerpt from the article so be sure to read the rest of Ms. Gelt’s column ‘True Blood’ devotees are thirsty for more.

Tosha Shelton, Kasandra Rose and Ollie Chong, the women behind the fan site truebloodnet.com (which HBO helps secure interviews for — Rose was even taken on a guided tour of the show’s set) agree [with Alan Ball‘s assessment that most the fans are women], saying they rarely interact with male fans. The trio, who all have master’s degrees and a healthy awareness of the enterprise’s goofiness, met online through an HBO forum but have never met in person; they live, respectively, in Georgia, Michigan and Ontario, Canada. When asked what attracted them most to the show, they giggled over thousands of miles of phone lines.

“OK, should we all say our favorite character together ladies?” asked Rose. Then Chong started counting, “One, two, three,” before the women yelled in unison, “BILL COMPTON!”

We had a great time being interviewed by Ms. Gelt for her article.  We sincerely appreciate the interest in our site and to the show we all love.  Shall we all yell it together gals and guys?  1, 2 3… True Blood!

SOURCE:  LATimes.com
(Photo credit:  HBO Inc.)

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