FXUK Channel Adds to their True Blood Content

January 27, 2010

FXUK has thought of a great way to keep up the anticipation for Season 2 of True Blood for the British fans. They have announced that they’ll be showing exclusive content to go with the show in an effort to keep their current viewers and gain new viewers.

The new material will be shown during the premiere of Season 2 of True Blood with the first three episodes. The bonus features will include behind the scenes footage and interviews with cast members in lead positions, as well as Alan Ball. (One can only hope that these features will also be included with the Season 2 DVD and Blu-Ray sets).

The general manager of FXUK, Cecilia Parker, continued to explain the decision, saying:

“The aim is to offer a seamless broadcast experience for fans of True Blood so that viewing remains intact throughout the whole airing.”

The hope is that with these special features, viewers will watch commercial breaks, even if they previously recorded the episode of True Blood.

By the way, don’t forget to check out the True Blood FXUK website! (There’s one for Season 1 and another for Season 2, which so far features an ad for Season 2.) FXUK has three carriers: BSkyB, Virgin Media, and Talk Talk.

SOURCE: mad.co.uk

(Photo credit: HBO  Inc.)

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True Blood Season 2 Premiering in the UK on the FX Channel

January 14, 2010

UK fans will finally be able to watch season 2 on True Blood which is set to premiere on the FX Channel on Friday, February 26, 2010 and 10:00 pm. Now UK Truebies will be able to satisfy their cravings for True Blood and catch up with everyone else by the time season 3 premieres in North America.  To keep up to date with all the latest details check out the FX website.

SOURCE: FXUK

(Photo credit:  HBO Inc.)

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Warning: The UK Has Been Bitten By True Blood

August 28, 2009

bill-sookieTrue Blood is taking a bite out of viewers one country at a time. First it was North America, pulling us in with characters we love and nonstop suspense. Does anybody else hate when the ending comes? It leaves you screaming for more. HBO and director Alan Ball seem to love leaving us each week on a cliffhanger. No doubt about it, the next Sunday we’ll be turning  on the television set to see what kind of trouble Sookie Stackhouse finds herself wrapped up in.

In July, another area of the world got their first bite. FX in Europe began airing the popular HBO series on both Friday and Sunday nights. Guardian.co.uk is one website in the UK that has been blogging each week about spoilers and reviewing the recently viewed episodes. It wasn’t that long ago when The Guardian’s Grace Dent talked about her avid watching of True Blood. Her article gives us five reasons why she can’t seem to get enough. Her first sentence “I thought I didn’t like vampire shows – but one bite of True Blood and I was hooked” hits the nail on the head for a lot of us, myself included. Let’s see what her reasons are for not being able to turn off the television set whenever True Blood is on.

1. She loves it because she’s not supposed to. Some of us can relate to her not really being  into vampires. When we think of vampires, we think of Anne Rice’s characters portrayed by Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt. They are dark and mysterious, not necessarily showing a side where they could love someone or be likable themselves. Dent said the only reason she tried True Blood was because of who it was created by, Alan Ball, and his other hits, like Six Feet Under and American Beauty. It’s a good reason. You know of someone’s work and want to check out what else they’ve worked on and done as of late. Like most of us, Dent admits that after the first episode she was trying to find others to tune into the show and follow the story of Sookie Stackhouse. Even the idea that vampires are mainstreaming has embedded itself into her mind – I know that she can’t be the only one who thinks about it from time to time.

2. She loves Bon Temps, Louisiana. Really, who couldn’t love that little town? If you are a big city dweller, then you love the appeal of a smaller town where life isn’t in such a rush. There is no commuter traffic– yes, you envy the fact that it takes Sookie only a few minutes to get to work. The laid back lifestyle is something you crave – to be able to slow down and smell the roses or to stop by Merlotte’s after work would be like heaven. For all the small town folk,  Bon Temps is like home. It’s the city where everybody knows each other and looks out for one another. So when vampires begin to enter Bon Temps, you start to wonder how that would effect your little piece of the world. Don’t lie to yourself; I know you’ve done it because I have. Would your little community turn upside down if Bill Compton, Eric Northman, and all the rest filtered into your city?

3. She loves Bill and Sookie. It’s no surprise she mentioned them as the “it” couple of the series. Even all the Eric/Sookie fans must admit that there is just something cute, adorable, and lovable about Bill and Sookie’s relationship. There is chemistry both on and off the screen that anybody can see – their real-life engagement lock in the idea. Bill Compton is such a gentleman, asking if it’s okay if he calls on Sookie and being polite to everyone in town. To top that off, how he played with Arlene’s kids – that would hold a special place in any girl’s heart. Of course, their relationship isn’t all peaches and cream. The small town of Bon Temps wasn’t quick to take on the idea of “fang bangers” as well as their first interracial relationship – if that’s what you could call it. But like any relationship, Bill and Sookie have been passing each test that has been thrown their way. We’ll see if it holds true, that is if Eric Northman has anything to say about it.

bill-sookie-walk4. She loves Tara Thornton. Dent gives props to Sookie’s best friend and how she manages to stay on the right side of adorable. She’s the type of girl Dent says represents “slightly unhinged women, not taking this shit no more and not making a whole lot of sense but clearly enjoying showing it.” Grace Dent also thinks that Tara gets all the best lines in True Blood. For example, when Tara pointed out to Sam who she was–that she was the girl he’s been fucking. Don’t forget the line she gave about being married and her husband shot the last guy who bought her a CD in the nuts. I wonder if Dent’s love for Tara will continue when season two starts to play in the UK and she sees Tara get into trouble with Maryanne. Let’s hope so, for Tara Thornton’s sake.

5. She loves Merlotte’s Bar & Grill. Seriously, who doesn’t? Grace Dent even mentioned how it reminded her of Cheers and that is actually what I thought of when I first saw Merlotte’s in True Blood. You walk in, and everybody knows your name. The waitresses know your drink orders before you sit down and, of course, the bar owner is sleeping with one of his employees. Though, Dent reminds us that there are times  when strangers enter Merlotte’s.  For example,  Malcolm, Liam, and Diana walked into Merlotte’s when they stopped by to get Bill Compton’s attention. Nonetheless,  Merlotte’s is the place to be as there is always something happening. You could go looking for a burger and fries to eat, or maybe tonight is the night you want to score some V. Dent doesn’t leave  anyone out when mentioning  Merlotte’s Bar and Grill. You need a new wife, Dent says, Arlene is the waitress always needing a husband. If you need a fight, Tara is there and waiting. And of course, if you are looking for some fun in the sack, Jason Stackhouse is the man you call on when you’re at Merlotte’s.

She gives her five reasons as to why she bit into the series and finished it in a few days. Grace Dent is eagerly awaiting the start of season two. She also mentioned that if she starts rambling on about Twilight or Robert Pattinson next, then we all have permission to stake her. The same applies to me.

Credit: guardian.co.uk

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BBC Derby Tastes Tests True Blood

August 4, 2009

maudetteThanks to the great folks at Resonate UK and FXUK for providing their publicity tour interviews and ads for True Blood in the UK so that the Americans and those outside the UK can enjoy them! Today we’re presenting a radio interview done on BBC Derby Radio program with the ubiquitous Alex Fox editor of ‘Weird World’ section of Bizarre Magazine again.

Fox offers:

“True Bloody has more sauce than the average English breakfast so it’s definitely for the adults out there.”

Listen to the 6 minute interview by clicking the play button below.

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Source: Resonate UK, FXUK, BBC Derby

(Photo credit: HBO)

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Sky News Radio Talks True Blood

August 3, 2009

s-n-bThanks to the great folks at Resonate UK and FXUK for providing their publicity tour interviews and ads for True Blood in the UK so that the Americans and those outside the UK can enjoy them!  Today we’re presenting a radio interview done on Sky News radio program, by Matt and Alex Fox editor of ‘Weird World’ section of Bizarre Magazine again.

Fox offers:

“True Blood is more saucy than your average ketchup factory”

Listen to the 8 minute interview by clicking the play button below.

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Source: Resonate UK, FXUK, Sky News Radio

(Photo credit: HBO)

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Rock Radio Manchester Chats Up True Blood

August 2, 2009

sam-and-taraThanks to the great folks at Resonate UK and FXUK for providing their publicity tour interviews and ads for True Blood in the UK so that the Americans and those outside the UK can enjoy them! Today we’re presenting a radio interview done on Rock Radio Manchester News radio program, by Mike Sweeney and Alex Fox editor of ‘Weird World’ section of Bizarre Magazine again.

Fox offers:

“True Bloody Mary in UK has real pasturized pigs blood in it.”

Listen to the 8 minute interview by clicking the play button below.

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Source: Resonate UK, FXUK, Rock News Radio Manchester

(Photo credit: HBO)

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FXUK: BBC Kent True Blood Interview

August 1, 2009

tblove2Thanks to the great folks at Resonate UK and FXUK for providing their publicity tour interviews and ads for True Blood in the UK so that the Americans and those outside the UK can enjoy them!  Today we’re presenting a radio interview done on the BBC Kent radio program, Matt Cole talks with Alex from Bizarre Magazine, a British vampire expert.

Alex quips:

Vampires are so damn sexy that they really put the gore in gorgeous”

Listen to the eight minute interview by clicking the play button below.

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Source: Resonate UK, FXUK, BBC Kent

(Photo credit: HBO)

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FXUK Shares It’s True Blood Interviews!

July 31, 2009

mineThanks to the great folks at Resonate UK and FXUK for providing their publicity tour interviews and ads for True Blood in the UK so that the Americans and those outside the UK can enjoy them!  Today we’re presenting a radio interview done on the BBC radio 4 program, Front Row on July 16th, 2009 done with Diane Roberts an American southern critic.

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Source: Resonate UK, FXUK, Front Row

(Photo credit: HBO)

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