Omni Consumer Products [has] a deal with HBO’s licensing division to produce Tru Blood, inspired by the drink that the program’s vampires consume for sustenance (when they’re not feeding on the living). In a statement, the company said that its Tru Blood drink would have “a crisp, slightly tart and lightly sweet tang,” and come in a bottle similar to the one featured on the HBO series.'
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Sesame Street: True Mud
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Series creator Alan Ball announced last summer that the fifth season of the show would be his last as show runner, but he's not leaving the world of vampires completely. He's staying on as executive producer, but co-executive producer Mark Hudis will be stepping up to the boss' seat.
In place of Anne Rice-ian vampire erotica, we get humans having very rough, very graphic, very ugly looking sex - constantly. Apparently everyone in town loves it at all hours of the day and night.
Behind the Scenes - True Blood Pt 1
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In truth, True Blood has devolved into macabre exhibitionism. And the irony, the paradox, is that the crazier and bloodier and scarier and more radical the show tries to get, the more boring it becomes
Admittedly, True Blood’s tones often clash, using the vocabulary of gay rights to serve a central heterosexual love affair, although probably the show desires a more universal view of civil rights. With its emphasis on Bill’s
mainstreaming, True Blood, like creator Alan Ball’s previous series, Six Feet Under, might be accused of a certain type of gay-friendly conservatism—the vampires who reject assimilation are rather nasty.
Author Charlaine Harris -- who wrote the best-selling Sookie Stackhouse mystery novels that the TV show is based on -- hoped fans would pick up on the link between vampire rights and gay rights when she published the first book in 2001. "When I began framing how I was going to represent the vampires, it suddenly occurred to me that it would be interesting if they were a minority that was trying to get equal rights," Harris says.
Combined with On Demand and DVR viewings, HBO put the show’s average audience at around 12 million an episode, making it HBO’s second-most-watched series, behind only “The Sopranos.”
Snoop Dogg "Oh Sookie" True Blood Music Video HD
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True Blood is the sexy, scary, wildly entertaining drama series from Oscar®- and Emmy®-winning Alan Ball (HBO’s Six Feet Under), and based on the Sookie Stackhouse novels by Charlaine Harris. Mixing romance, suspense, mystery and humor, True Blood tells the continuing tale of Sookie (Anna Paquin, Golden Globe-winner for this role), a human waitress with telepathic gifts – and a so-far irresistible attraction to 174-year-old vampire Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer).