HBO’s True Blood Offends the Republicans!

July 23, 2014

In Episode 5 of Season 7, Pam Utters a One-Liner and Offends a Political Party:

Kristin Bauer van Straten stars as Pam in HBO's True Blood Season 7 Episode 5 (entitled 'Lost Cause' nd previously titled 'Return to Oz')For HBO’s truebie fans, a social agenda and foul words are as common to witness in each episode of True Blood as fangs, gore and sex! But it seems this time that HBO’s resident snarky vampire, Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten), has topped the lot as far as offending goes. In Episode 5 (entitled Lost Cause) of Season 7, Pam uttered the following line:

Oh. My. God. I’m a Republic**t.

While many fans thought the line was hilarious, there were people out there who found it a less than flattering term to use for the Republican party – like republicans! But when Pam and Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard) crash a Ted Cruz fundraiser set at the George W. Bush Presidential Library in Dallas which then turns into a Yukuza supported massacre, it seems a more personal reply is needed. Ted Cruz took to social media afterwards to voice his opinion on Facebook:

Not happy with just this humorous right of reply, he then took to Twitter a couple of hours later:

 

So, what did you think of this episode of True Blood? Were you offended? Or was it all just in good humor? Let us know your thoughts by commenting below!

Sources: Facebook – Ted Cruz fan page

Twitter – Official Ted Cruz page

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True Blood Season 7: Sarah Newlin Bumps Into [SPOILER]

July 20, 2014

Find Out Who Sarah Newlin Will Meet Up With Unexpectedly in Season 7:

Sarah Newlin (Anna Camp) gets a new religion and a new haircolour in HBO's True Blood Season 7 Episode 3 Fire in the HoleFor fans of HBO’s True Blood, the return of Sarah Newlin (Anna Camp) was met with mixed emotions. Some were glad to see this regular True Blood baddie return for Season 7, while others just wanted her dead already!

Regardless of your stance on Sarah Newlin, Anna Camp told TVLine there will be an unexpected encounter with her ex flame/nemesis, Jason Stackhouse (Ryan Kwanten) coming up soon:

It’s not in a way that you would expect. It actually can be pretty funny and pretty sad. It’s very unexpected the way that I end up interacting with Jason this time around.

As for how that scene will eventuate, Anna Camp doesn’t elaborate, but she had the following to say about her story line involving Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard) and Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten) hunting her down:

She’s got Pam and Eric hunting her basically and the Yakuza…this season is all about survival. We’re going to see what it’s really like when she’s pushed to the end of her rope.

Or, perhaps when she’s pushed to the edge of her stiletto? When asked about whether there will be another crazy death scene like the one where she kills a woman using nothing but her shoe in Season 6, Anna told E!Online:

No! [Laughs.] This season, Sarah’s gone Buddhist. I think she’s left all of high heels in Texas… Maybe, we’ll see what happens if [Eric, Pam and Sarah] cross paths. I can’t say too much, but there will be some really fun scenes that hopefully people will be on the edge of their seats about.

How do you think Sarah Newlin’s story line will conclude in HBO’s True Blood Season 7? Let us know your thoughts by commenting below!

Sources: TVLine – True Blood’s Anna Camp on Sarah’s ‘Unexpected’ Reunion With [Spoiler]

E!Online – Will Sarah Newlin Commit Another Stiletto Murder on True Blood?! Anna Camp Dishes on “Fun” Ahead

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True Blood Season 7: Will Eric Northman Die of Hep-V?

July 14, 2014

Kristin Bauer van Straten Discusses Pam & Eric:

true-blood-eric-pam-season-7-i-found-you-hboIn the Season 6 finale of HBO’s True Blood, every Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard) fan screamed out as one when the viking vampire burst into flames. However, it seems that was just the tip of the iceberg in regards to the troubles he is finding himself in. His progeny, Pam, has been searching high and low for her maker – only to discover he is now suffering from a terminal case of Hep-V.

The actress who portrays Pam, Kristin Bauer van Straten, has had plenty to say about the relationship and complications arising between Pam and Eric in True Blood Season 7. While it seemed that Eric was a lost cause at the start of Episode 3 (entitled Fire in the Hole), Pam bought his fighting spirit back to the fore by the end with the announcement that the threat of Sarah Newlin (Anna Camp) was still very real:

It’s quite a triumph for [Pam] to delay his dying. She has to actually think fairly quickly on her feet, and through her panic and through her grief, to try to come up with a way to motivate him.

With Eric dying from Hep-V, however, will they be able to track down Sarah Newlin in time? Without giving any storylines away, for Kristin Bauer, it seems it will be a struggle for the pair of them – emotionally as well as physically:

I feel like she is kicking and screaming. It’s impossible for her to think of losing him. Pam just is in denial and fighting for every moment with him and feeling closer to him. Some of us have been through losing someone, especially with cancer, where you know the person is dying, which I’ve been through, and there’s a real relinquishing and a sweetness and a closeness that happens actually more and more knowing that that person’s time is limited. My dad died of cancer and my best friend of AIDS. I’ve been through it a couple of times, and I also knew — not that this is as big a thing — but I knew that my time with Alex Skarsgard was limited. We were really enjoying all the time we had together, and I could borrow from that — how much we treasured every scene more than we did in the past, because we knew it was a finite quantity.

Is that a hint that Eric does actually die of Hep-V? Or is she merely taking about the demise of the show and the time they have left together as actors? Only time will tell! You can read the full interview by clicking here.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter – ‘True Blood’s Kristin Bauer van Straten on Pam and Eric: Nothing ‘More Devastating’ (Q&A)

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Kristen Bauer van Straten Talks About True Blood Season 7, Eric Northman & Buffy

July 2, 2014

Kristin Also Talks About Being Pam and the Parallels Between Sookie and Buffy:

Kristin Bauer van Straten stars as Pam in HBOs True Blood Season 7 promo trailer 1After fans of HBO’s True Blood saw Tara (Rutina Wesley) die off screen in the very first episode of Season 7, many thought she wasn’t dead thanks to the fact that Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten) doesn’t seem to notice the death of her progeny. It seems the actor who plays Pam has something to say about that during her recent interview with Vulture:

We do find out more about that later. There is something about that in episode three. I can’t totally tell you about it, but it is something that is addressed, and it was kind of an editing decision, but it will be addressed.

She doesn’t explain further, but it will be interesting to see how this plays out in Episode 3. Perhaps Pam was busy playing Russian roulette and had to keep her cool about Tara, or maybe there is the possibility we are on a different time frame to the events occurring back in Bon Temps?

And now Pam has to deal with the fact her maker, Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard) has contracted Hep-V. Although, considering Eric’s sister, Nora (Lucy Griffiths), died so quickly from her infection, many fans are worrying Eric may have jumped straight out of the burning sun and into the sudden death round! Although, Kristin Bayer van Straten suggests there may still be hope:

…we see with human illness, when people get the same disease, such as cancer, the outcome can be very different. That’s explored a lot during this season. That’s a huge subject. And I feel like we’ve gotten to know over the years, especially after we saw Pam’s flashback, how important Eric is to her, because he saved her. The life she was headed for was going to be hard and short and lonely, and she really chose, and forced him, to either allow her to die in that moment, or become a vampire and create that special bond. And whenever he’s been in peril, she’s been so vulnerable. That’s when we realized how much he meant to her. And to find him in such a state… Their relationship is more complex than a father/daughter relationship, but that’s the closest thing we have as humans. A best friend and a father that’s been stretched over a hundred years. It’s inconceivable for her to think of existing without him.

Besides acting as Pam in HBO’s True Blood Season 7, Kristin Bauer van Straten also has time to catch up on another great vampire series; Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Considering the show she currently stars in, it seems she can’t help herself drawing parallels between the two blonde leads:

I’m in the middle of season four, they’re in college, and Buffy is trying to get away from trying to be the Slayer, but of course, she can’t. She’s being sucked back in, and she’s not having so much luck with human boys. Sookie doesn’t have the easiest time in relationships, either. And neither did I! And when Buffy slept with Angel, and he became a monster, that was hard for me, because we root for them to be together, and it was so brilliant of the writers to make it impossible. If they ever truly abandon themselves in each other’s arms, he will lose his soul. There’s parallels there between Bill and Sookie, when he became not such a good guy.

It will be interesting to see what Kristin makes of the rest of the Buffy series – and how Pam’s story line will conclude in True Blood Season 7. You can read the full interview Kristin Bauer van Straten did with Vulture by clicking here.

Let us know your thoughts on this by commenting below!

Source: Vulture – True Blood’s Kristin Bauer van Straten on Pam’s Eric Issues and Her Newfound Appreciation of Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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True Blood Season 7: Rutina Wesley Talks About Being Tara

June 23, 2014

HBO’s True Blood Premiere Had Trubies Questioning What Went Down With Tara Thornton:

Rutina Wesley stars as Tara Thronton in HBO's True BloodOn Sunday night with the premiere of HBO’s True Blood Season 7, many fans – even though they had been warned – were still left wondering if they really did see the very final death of Tara Thornton (Rutina Wesley). As a result, True Blood fans headed straight to Twitter demanding to know if the newly made vampire really was dead since, technically, we didn’t see her demise onscreen.  Tara’s maker Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten) also seemed to be none the wiser about her progeny’s death, so fans pointed immediately to that as evidence that Tara might still be alive.

But actress Rutina Wesley herself has been quick to announce that Tara really is dead this time:

She’s dead. But I can tease that dead doesn’t always mean gone on True Blood.

she told told Entertainment Weekly recently. She goes on to explain that the short stint we saw in Episode 1 (entitled Jesus Gonna Be Here) of her mother Lettie Mae (Adina Porter) high on V might not be the last time we see Lettie Mae claiming to ‘see’ Tara, that there may be more of Tara’s story line unfolding and therefore the opportunity for visions and/or flashbacks of Tara. This Tara, however, will be a gentler version of the one we know and love.

And how did Rutina react when she received the news that her character would die in Season 7:

I think it’s great. I think somebody had to go. To have a main character right off the bat go, that’s gonna bring everybody into the show. It’s like, “Okay, and the show has started.” It’s kind of like the catalyst for everything else that’s gonna probably happen… They’ve given me such an incredible journey on this show that I’ve never had any complaints about what they’ve written for me. So when I found out, I was just like, “Okay, great. Let’s get it started. This is the final season. We can’t all make it to the end.” You wouldn’t have a show. There wouldn’t be any drama. It wouldn’t be True Blood if somebody didn’t die.

As for how Pam will eventually react to the death of her newly formed progeny and lover, Kristin had this to say:

“I think that it informs a lot of [who] Pam [is for] the rest of her season. She already chose to go look for Eric over staying with her progeny at the end of last season, but she didn’t imagine that she would die. But she did abandon her, and I think that only ups the stakes for Pam, because now she really has to find Eric, she has no one else left… We’ve only seen two people in seven years that matter to Pam, and Tara became one of them.

So it appears it won’t be an easy season for Pam this year – but is it ever?

Let us know what you thought of Tara’s death by commenting below!

And don’t despair at not being able to see Rutina Wesley any more in True Blood, since you can check out the trailer below for her newest movie, 13 Sins:

Sources: Entertainment Weekly – Rutina Wesley talks ‘True Blood’ season premiere twist (and what Tara should sing in that ‘True Blood’ musical)

Zap2It – ‘True Blood’ Season 7: Tara’s loss informs Pam’s journey, says Kristin Bauer van Straten

YouTube – 13 Sins Official Trailer #1 (2014) – Mark Webber Horror Movie HD

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True Blood Season 7: More Synopses Revealed!

June 12, 2014

True Blood’s Episodes 3- 6:

Anna Paquin stars as Sookie Stackhouse in HBO's True Blood Season 7With less than two weeks until the premiere of HBO’s True Blood Season 7, fans are scrambling for any information possible on how this, the final season, will pan out. SpoilerTV is, as always, ever so helpful in this department and have released the following details about the synopses for Episodes 3 through to 6:

Episode 7.03 – Fire in the Hole

Sookie hatches a dangerous plan; Pam looks to motivate Eric.

Episode 7.04 – Sick of Goodbyes

Sookie enlists a band of vampires and humans to track down the H-Vamps.

Episode 7.05 – Return to Oz

Sookie hosts a mainstreaming party; Eric and Pam head to Dallas for a fundraiser.

Episode 7.06 – Karma

Sookie makes a shocking discovery; Eric and Pam forge an unlikely alliance.

So it looks like fans will get to find out how Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard) escapes his extreme suntanning experiment from as early as Episode 2 since it seems Eric and Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten) are certainly reunited by Episode 3.

What is even more intriguing though is why are they heading to Dallas? And who would they possibly be joining up with that would be considered an ‘unlikely alliance‘?

Meanwhile, it seems Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) is as busy as usual this season; what with mainstreaming parties, vamps to track down and shocking discoveries to be made.

So, what are your thoughts on True Blood Season 7? Have these synopses changed your perception on how Season 7 will unfold? Let us know in the comments below!

Source: SpoilerTV – True Blood – Episodes 7.03 – 7.06 – Synopsis

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True Blood Season 7: Trailer #2 – Still No Eric Northman

June 1, 2014

HBO Teaser Video Shows Plenty of Bill Compton, But Eric is Still Elusive:

Alexander Skarsgard stars (hopefully) as Eric Northman in HBO's True blood Season 7Well, HBO released the second official trailer video for True Blood Season 7 – and, yep, there’s still not a single sighting of Eric Northman (played by Alexander Skarsgard). They have upped the level of Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer) appearances though and we’re not really sure what that all means yet.

This doesn’t mean the trailer video is boring though – quite the opposite in fact! There is PLENTY of action occurring from the very first second, right up until the close at 55 seconds. Here’s a quick break down for you:

  • Sookie (Anna Paquin) seems to think she is the only person in town who knows so much about vampires and then concludes that a war has erupted.
  • Speaking of wars, it seems there will be a battle between who will win Sookie over in the end.
  • There is a whole bunch of happy shots – and this would indicate that something bad is probably just around the corner…
  • Pam (Kristin Bayer van Straten) appears in brief snippets that give away absolutely nothing.
  • A blonde woman is apparently being taken against her will – is it Ginger (Tara Buck) perhaps?
  • Sam Merlotte (Sam Trammell) is eager to let people know that he belongs ‘here’ – just where ‘here’ is though could be anyone’s guess.
  • That bit where we saw all happy scenes, yeah, I was right, it all goes down the crapper towards the end of this trailer with people being bitten and the Bellefleur’s looking like a bomb zone.
  • There is a bomb exploding in front of Bill at what could possibly be Fangtasia.
  • Bill tells Sookie that there will be some sort of a decent, and, as a result, ‘they’ will be greatly outnumbered. On what, who or where, we don’t know yet. It does seem that Bill is trying to make up his behavior towards Sookie in Season 6 here though…

You can check out the full trailer below. Let me know if I missed anything important or what your theories are for True Blood Season 7!

Source: YouTube – True Blood Season 7: Trailer #2 (HBO)

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Order Your True Blood Funko Pop Figurines Now!

May 20, 2014

Pre-Order Sookie, Eric, Bill and More Now at HBO.com:

true-blood-pop-television-sookie-stackhouse-figurine_281We all know them, those cute little big headed figures of all our fave TV shows, games, comics and movie characters – well now True Blood joins their ranks!

You can order them through HBO.com right now with the following characters to become availible for shipping on the 11th of August 2014:

  • Sookie Stackhouse
  • Bill Compton
  • Eric Northman
  • Pam Swynford De Beaufort
  • Lafayette Reynolds
  • Alcide Herveaux

Each figurine retails for $9.99 and stands at 3.75 inches tall. According to Zap2It.com, these figurines will also be available for purchase in store at the following locations: Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Toys R Us, Hot Topic, Target, Walmart, 7-Eleven, Amazon.com as well as other specialty toy retailers.

You can pre-order directly from the HBO Shop online by clicking here.

I certainly can’t wait to get my hands on all of these!

Let us know which ones you will be buying by commenting below.

Sources: HBO.com – HBO Shop

Zap2It.com – HBO announces ‘True Blood’ Funko Pop! figurines: See a first look here

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SPOILER ALERT: Synopsis’ of True Blood Season 7 Leaked!

May 14, 2014

Episode 1 and 2 Show the Hunt for Eric Northman Continues:

HBO's True Blood - Promo PosterFans of HBO’s True Blood are eager for the return of its final season on June 22nd 2014. It seems, with all the promotional items already on offer, there is one person who is glaringly absent: Eric Northman (played by Alexander Skarsgard).

The last episode of Season 6 saw the viking vampire going up in flames. Since then we have heard nothing in relation to whether or not he survives this inferno, other than showrunner Brian Buckner assuring us that he will be back for True Blood Season 7 – although he did not elaborate in what form or capacity he will be returning.

Now SpoilerTV has leaked the synopsis’ for both Episode 1 and 2 of Season 7. You can view the details below:

SpoilerTV leaks information on HBO's True Blood Season 7, Episode 1 and 2

So few words, so much that can be taken from them!

We now have a couple of episode titles we didn’t previously have as well as confirmation that True Blood Season 7 will indeed pick up from where it ended in Season 6. However, the particularly juicy piece of information comes in the second episode when it appears we will see an episode dedicated to Pam (played by Kristin Bauer van Straten) searching for her maker, Eric Northman.

Will she find him?

Considering the first episode is committed to the attack by Hep V infected vampires (and probably we can assume this will directly involve plenty of air time spent at Bellefleurs), it would imply a certain amount of time passing. Add this to the fact that there was already a time jump from Eric bursting into flames and the attack by Hep V invected vamps, it is possible that someone else has already rescued Eric from his extreme suntan. Who could it be? And in what condition will he be in?

Let us know your thoughts by commenting below!

Source: SpoilerTV – True Blood – Episode 7.01 – 7.02 – Synopsis

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True Blood Season 7: Will Pam and Tara Hook Up?

September 1, 2013

Or Will Pam Continue Her Search For Eric Northman?

Kristin Bauer van Straten (Pam) and Rutina Wesley (Tara) star in HBO's True Blood Season 6

At he end of HBO’s True Blood Season 5 we saw a passionate kiss between Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten) and her newly made progeny, Tara Thornton (Rutina Wesley). In Season 6, with all the separation between the two of them at vamp camp and a Pam who announced early on in the season that their relationship was not going to be a love story, things looked grim for the hot new pair.

But what about in True Blood’s Season 7? Could their romance bloom now they are free from the claustrophobic environment of vamp camp? Could being able to (briefly) walk in the sun bring them closer together? Or will Pam spend the entire season looking for her maker, Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard)?

Michael Ausiello from TVLine got the opportunity to ask True Blood’s newest showrunner, Brian Buckner, about where the relationship between Pam and Tara is headed. Here is what Buckner had to say:

As the audience heard Pam say in Episode 1, life is long — especially for vampires. She also told Tara that this is not going to be a love story. But I would urge [fans] to be patient. Because if the show delivers on the audience’s expectation every week, that’s not storytelling. Where’s the surprise in that? These [story] threads can be picked up later. I want to be able to tell more interesting, circuitous stories at times and not always deliver on the junk-food promise of the show.

Well, isn’t that interesting? It seems we just have to be a little more patient in this department, but it sure sounds promising.

What do you think? Are you loving the Pam and Tara snark combined into the one relationship? Let us know in the comments below.

Source: TVLine.com – Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on Once, Bones, Chicago Fire, True Blood, Parks and Rec, Dixie and More!

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