True Blood

After finishing the extremely acclaimed series Six Feet Under, Alan Ball faced the challenge of creating a show that could at least match the quality of his previous creation. To do so, he took a very risky step, making a radical shift of genre and delving into fantasy. Thus was born True Blood, yet another take on the vampire genre, so popular in recent years. Based on the series of novels Southern vampire mysteries, by Charlaine Harris, the story takes place in a small town called Bon Temps, whose inhabitants have had to adapt to the new times since vampires went out to the public light a couple of years ago, no longer needing to attack humans thanks to “True Blood”, a surrogate for blood invented by tje japanese. The main focus will be on Sookie Stackhouse, a human waitress with the ability to read minds, which gives her a very special insight in all that surrounds her. Vampires’ minds can’t be read, though, so when he meets Bill Compton, a young undead, he’s a complete mistery to her. Starting from this premise, the show explores themes as prejudices and the treatment of minorities, presenting vampires as another gruop of society, rather than as monsters. Thus, True Blood introduces elements of social commentary, action and comedy, distinguishing itself from other vampire-based works such as Buffy and Twilight. The series is produced by HBO, which means an above-average quality in all aspects, and has been commended by the faithful adaptation of the novels. The pretty Anna Paquin is the main attraction of the cast, but she’s well accompanied by a good number of competent actors. Already in its fifth season, True Blood has managed to introduce fresh storylines each year, and is currently one of HBO’s main assets. Fans of the show hope it will maintain its quality for some time yet.

Rating: 8 | Year: 2008 | Network: HBO | Free Episodes Online: 94
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Watch True Blood Series Full Episodes
14 September 2008 - Season 1, Episode 2: The First Taste
07 September 2008 - Season 1, Episode 1: Strange Love
21 September 2008 - Season 1, Episode 3: Mine
28 September 2008 - Season 1, Episode 4: Escape from Dragon House
05 October 2008 - Season 1, Episode 5: Sparks Fly Out
26 October 2008 - Season 1, Episode 8: The Fourth Man in the Fire
12 October 2008 - Season 1, Episode 6: Cold Ground
19 October 2008 - Season 1, Episode 7: Burning House of Love
02 November 2008 - Season 1, Episode 9: Plaisir D'Amour
09 November 2008 - Season 1, Episode 10: I Don't Wanna Know
16 November 2008 - Season 1, Episode 11: To Love Is to Bury
23 November 2008 - Season 1, Episode 12: You'll Be the Death of Me
14 June 2009 - Season 2, Episode 1: Nothing But the Blood
21 June 2009 - Season 2, Episode 2: Keep This Party Going
28 June 2009 - Season 2, Episode 3: Scratches
12 July 2009 - Season 2, Episode 4: Shake and Fingerpop
19 July 2009 - Season 2, Episode 5: Never Let Me Go
26 July 2009 - Season 2, Episode 6: Hard-Hearted Hannah
02 August 2009 - Season 2, Episode 7: Release Me
09 August 2009 - Season 2, Episode 8: Timebomb
16 August 2009 - Season 2, Episode 9: I Will Rise Up
23 August 2009 - Season 2, Episode 10: New World in My View
30 August 2009 - Season 2, Episode 11: Frenzy
13 September 2009 - Season 2, Episode 12: Beyond Here Lies Nothin'
22 September 2009 - Season 2, Episode 13: Kill Bill
13 June 2010 - Season 3, Episode 1: Bad Blood
20 June 2010 - Season 3, Episode 2: Beautifully Broken
27 June 2010 - Season 3, Episode 3: It Hurts Me Too
11 July 2010 - Season 3, Episode 4: 9 Crimes
12 September 2010 - Season 3, Episode 12: Evil is Going On
11 May 2010 - Season 2, Episode 15: Minisode: Sookie, Tara & Lafayette
4 May 2010 - Season 2, Episode 14: Minisode: Jessica
25 May 2010 - Season 2, Episode 17: Minisode: Bill
18 May 2010 - Season 2, Episode 16: Minisode: Sam
1 Jun 2010 - Season 2, Episode 18: Minisode: Jason
08 August 2010 - Season 3, Episode 8: Night on the Sun
18 July 2010 - Season 3, Episode 5: Trouble
25 July 2010 - Season 3, Episode 6: I Got a Right to Sing the Blues
01 August 2010 - Season 3, Episode 7: Hitting the Ground
15 August 2010 - Season 3, Episode 9: Everything is Broken
22 August 2010 - Season 3, Episode 10: I Smell a Rat
29 August 2010 - Season 3, Episode 11: Fresh Blood
26 June 2011 - Season 4, Episode 1: She's Not There
03 July 2011 - Season 4, Episode 2: You Smell Like Dinner
10 July 2011 - Season 4, Episode 3: If You Love Me, Why Am I Dyin'?
17 July 2011 - Season 4, Episode 4: I'm Alive And On Fire
24 July 2011 - Season 4, Episode 5: Me and The Devil
31 July 2011 - Season 4, Episode 6: I Wish I Was The Moon
07 August 2011 - Season 4, Episode 7: Cold Grey Light of Dawn
14 August 2011 - Season 4, Episode 8: Spellbound
21 August 2011 - Season 4, Episode 9: Let's Get Out of Here
28 August 2011 - Season 4, Episode 10: Burning Down the House
04 September 2011 - Season 4, Episode 11: Soul of Fire
11 September 2011 - Season 4, Episode 12: And When I Die
10 June 2012 - Season 5, Episode 1: Turn! Turn! Turn!
17 June 2012 - Season 5, Episode 2: Authority Always Wins
24 June 2012 - Season 5, Episode 3: Whatever I Am, You Made Me
01 July 2012 - Season 5, Episode 4: We'll Meet Again
08 July 2012 - Season 5, Episode 5: Let's Boot and Rally
15 July 2012 - Season 5, Episode 6: Hopeless
22 July 2012 - Season 5, Episode 7: In The Beginning
29 July 2012 - Season 5, Episode 8: Somebody That I Used to Know
05 August 2012 - Season 5, Episode 9: Everybody Wants To Rule The World
12 August 2012 - Season 5, Episode 10: Gone, Gone, Gone
19 August 2012 - Season 5, Episode 11: Sunset
26 August 2012 - Season 5, Episode 12: Save Yourself
11 August 2013 - Season 6, Episode 9: Life Matters
18 August 2013 - Season 6, Episode 10: Radioactive
16 June 2013 - Season 6, Episode 1: Who Are You, Really?
23 June 2013 - Season 6, Episode 2: The Sun
30 June 2013 - Season 6, Episode 3: You’re No Good
07 July 2013 - Season 6, Episode 4: At Last
14 July 2013 - Season 6, Episode 5: Fuck the Pain Away
21 July 2013 - Season 6, Episode 6: Don't You Feel Me
28 July 2013 - Season 6, Episode 7: In the Evening
04 August 2013 - Season 6, Episode 8: Dead Meat
22 June 2014 - Season 7, Episode 1: Jesus Gonna Be Here
29 June 2014 - Season 7, Episode 2: I Found You
06 July 2014 - Season 7, Episode 3: Fire in the Hole
13 July 2014 - Season 7, Episode 4: Death is Not the End
20 July 2014 - Season 7, Episode 5: Lost Cause
27 July 2014 - Season 7, Episode 6: Karma
03 August 2014 - Season 7, Episode 7: May Be the Last Time
10 August 2014 - Season 7, Episode 8: Almost Home
17 August 2014 - Season 7, Episode 9: Love is to Die
24 August 2014 - Season 7, Episode 10: Thank You
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07 Sep 2008 - Season 1, Episode 0: Free Season Preview
14 Jun 2009 - Season 2, Episode 0: Free Season Preview
13 Jun 2010 - Season 3, Episode 0: Free Season Preview
26 Jun 2011 - Season 4, Episode 0: Free Season Preview
28 May 2012 - Season 5, Episode 0: Season 4 Recap
06 May 2013 - Season 6, Episode 0: Trailer
26 Aug 2014 - Season 7, Episode 0: Season 7 Trailer