It’s time to curl up in bed witha good minisode starring The Hot One . . .
Welcome back Fangbangers! It’s Wednesday! (As in, NOT Tuesday. As in, HBO waited until the LAST minisode to prove my entire “Tuesday Minisode Internet Leak” theory wrong. Or, perhaps, the whole “national holiday” thing simply got in the way, and I was right after all. I like the latter argument much better. So, let’s stick with that, OK?)
Anyway . . . today marked the online premiere of the LAST MINISODE EVER to air, before True Blood kicks off its Season 3 premiere on June 13th. And what better way to end off our “mini” season, than with a video starring this guy?
If you recall, during the Season 2 finale of True Blood, Jason Stackhouse a.k.a. “The Hot One” shot and killed Tara’s one time beau, Eggs.
(I couldn’t decide between making a cheap shot at the Dead Guy’s unfortunate name, or objectifying the Dead Guy, by including a shirtless shot of him. Then, I figured, “Hey, I look like a poopy head either way.”
So, I opted for both! EVERYBODY wins!)
Acting on impulse, Jason committed murder, in order to protect his bromantic buddy, Andy Bellefleur, from perceived harm . . .
. . . and if that’s not love, I don’t know what is!
This minisode pretty much starts right where Jason left off in Season 2. So, without further adieu, lets BRING ON THE STACKHOUSE!
(Oh, and before you push play, here’s a little hint for you. Pay VERY close attention to the final frame of this video. I have a feeling it will have MAJOR importance to Jason’s storyline this season . . . ;))
(Thanks again to ShirtlessLocke for posting this. I’m pretty sure I got a majority of these minisodes and True Blood trailers from you . . . In short, YOU RULE!)
SIX MINISODES and ONLY ONE shirtless male castmember image?
WTF HBO! (In case you were curious, I’m referring to Sam in Minisode 4, both as man and dog . . . Wait . . . does that count as one or two?)
Excess “shirt-age” aside, I think Jason’s minisode was a great “finale” to the Drop of True Blood minisode series. Kudos to Ryan Kwanten for giving a surprisingly intense performance, in the absolute last place we would expect one. God, Jesus, Mary Magdalene and Allah all appreciate your efforts. As do . . . “Confusion” . . .
and the Lion from Narnia.
“Awww man! Why couldn’t you put me next to the Fortune Cookie? Haven’t I been through enough?”
You know, until I watched this, I never realized how many DEATHS Jason had been implicated in since Season 1. R.I.P. Maudette, Dawn, Granny, Amy and Eggs. Something tells me you’ll all be in good company NEXT SEASON . . .
So, there you have it folks. SIX Weeks and SIX Minisodes. It’s been a long and hard wait, but June 13th is nearly here . . .
I’m so excited I could almost bite someone . . .
In fact, I’m pretty sure I am a danger to others. You might have to put me in handcuffs, to protect the masses . . .
I know, I know, I’m shameless, aren’t I? OK. I’m stopping now.
You may think I’m being annoying, with my excessive (and not always post-related) shirtless picture posting. But you’re going to miss these, when they’re gone! Trust me!
(Speaking of “missing” . . . if, by chance, you have missed any of the previous True Blood Minisodes, you can find links to all of them here.)
That’s all folks! True Blood Season 3 premieres June 13th at 9 p.m. on HBO (as if you needed reminding!). Be there . . . or Jason Stackhouse may never take his shirt off AGAIN!
Happy Tuesday, Fangbangers! Guess what? It’s time for yet another installment of HBO’s Drop of True Blood minisode series! (Just in case you didn’t figure that out from reading the title to this post . . .) This minisode stars none-other-than Bon Temps very own, recently kidnapped, Vampire Bill!
“Oh wow!” You say.
“Is he OK?” You wonder.
“Where are they keeping him? Is he being tortured?” You cry out, in anguish.
Unfortunately, I don’t know the answer to ANY of these questions. And watching this clip won’t exactly help YOU to answer them either. After all, this “mini” takes place in Vampire Bill’s house. And, in it, he’s just hanging out in his bathrobe, looking happy as a clam.
(Why do people always say that? Happy as a clam . . . Do YOU know any happy clams? Because if I was a clam, I think I’d be pretty friggin miserable ALL THE TIME . . . but that’s just me.)
But enough about clams . . . . back to the clip. It pretty obviously takes place before the Season 2 finale. Seeing as, during that episode, SOMEONE . . . you know . . . bound up Vampire Bill, gagged him, and dragged him away . . . presumably never to be seen until Season 3 AGAIN!
I’m thinking that — like the Sookie, Tara, and Lafayette scene that I posted here a few weeks ago — this minisode is yet another example of a “deleted scene” from Season 2. In it, a strange woman arrives at Vampire Bill’s home, late at night. And she has something HE wants . . . The question is, how far is he willing to go, to get it? You’ll just have to watch and see . . .
Thanks again to ShirtlessLocke, for allowing clip embedding!
OK . . . OK . . . I’ll admit it. My post title, my intro picture, and pretty much everything I wrote here, up until I embedded the YouTube clip, were all a bit misleading. But honestly, I don’t think ANYONE would have clicked on the link to this post, if I called it “Vampire Bill Scams a Cheap Engagement Ring Off Some Old Horny Broad.” Can you blame me for trying to spice things up a bit?
Now, those of you who have read my previous True Blood posts, already know that I have a tendency to be a bit down on our Fangy Friend, Mister Bill, here . . .
Now, don’t get me wrong! It’s not that I don’t like Vampire Bill! I DO! It’s just that he’s not . . . this guy . . .
. . . or this guy . . .
. . . or THESE guys . . .
. . . who, despite being on an ENTIRELY different show, still manage to surpass our pal, Bill, in the hot brooding vampire department.
That being said, major props to Stephen Moyer for inserting a nice bit of humor into this scene, and making Vampire Bill just a bit more likeable. Having watched this clip, I think we all gained a bit more insight into what truly makes Vampire Bill tick . . .
For example, we learned that he is FABULOUS bargain hunter! Bill Compton would be a great guy to bring along with you, if you were . . . say . . . heading to your local flea market (assuming, of course, that your “local flea market” keeps night hours . . .).
“Hey, would someone close the shades, please! I’m starting to decay . . .”
In this “important” scene, Bill also proved himself to be a loyal lover to Sookie.
Then again, I’d probably be a bit more impressed with his manly “restraint,” had his temptress not borne such a resemblance to my best friend’s grandmother . . .
Now Granny, I meant that in the nicest way possible! There’s no need to get all riled up! Did you forget to take your meds again?
Tune in next week for the FINAL minisode of the Drop of True Blood Series. After that . . . Next stop SEASON 3!
Heck! Even Josh Holloway is excited! And this isn’t even HIS show!
Just in case you’ve missed any of the True Blood goodies previously posted on this site, you can catch the extended promo for Season 3 of True Bloodhere. (Don’t forget to read the comment section. There, my blogging buddy, Lola (of Lovely Entropy fame), posted a FABULOUS True Blood sneak peak, one that will allow you to get a glimpse of what Vampire Eric looks like, after having endured SIX HOURS of nonstop sex!
Here’s a hint of what you might see . . .
Once you’re done drooling over that, feel free to check out past minisodes, by clicking . . .
I’m with you, Lafayette! That’s how I felt, after I watched this video TOO!
If you’re a True Blood fan, and you’ve stopped by this blog, during the past few weeks or so, you know that I have been getting particular joy out of “leaking” the Drop of True Blood minisodes, on here, about a week before they air live on HBO. What you DON’T know, is that I have also been trolling YouTube for solid promos for the show’s upcoming third season. Unfortunately, the ones I’d been finding, up to this point, had been a bit, forgive the expression, “bloodless,” lasting, on average, about 35 seconds, and showing little more than a teasing scene or two.
So, you can imagine how THRILLED I was, when I was randomly flipping channels this evening, and, entirely by accident, came across this gem . . .
(Special thanks go out to TrueBloodItalia for posting this, allowing embedding, and, basically, making my night!)
Color me impressed! HBO gave us A LOT to work with here, especially considering that the season premiere is still about three weeks away.
Let’s analyze, shall we?
:5 – We open with a far away shot of an unidentified shirtless man. I’m going to take a shot in the dark here, and guess that it’s Vampire Bill. As Shakira once said, “The pects don’t lie.” Or, was it hips? I don’t know. It was definitely something about a hot body part telling the truth . . .
:14 – Eric to Sookie: “You’re so blinded by your obsession with Bill Compton, that you are going to get yourself killed.”
Translation: “I love you, Sookie! Toss that Old Dead Windbag to the curb and give a tall Viking Vampire some hot lovin’!”
OK, maybe that translation was a bit of a stretch. But I’m a Sookie / Eric Shipper all the way! And I was HIGHLY satisfied with all the screen time that these two had together in this trailer! I mean, you have to LOVE Eric Northman. He’s cocky! He’s confident! He does that seductive “eye thing,” when he’s trying to infuriate / seduce Sookie . . .
In short, he reminds me VERY MUCH, of another television vampire that I adore . . .
:16 – Eric to Sookie: “You’re life is too valuable to be thrown away!” (OK. I didn’t even HAVE to translate that one. It was Eric/Sookie Shipper Friendly, all on its OWN!)
:21 – Here, we get our first shot of new True Blood character, Franklin Mott, played by James Frain . . .
The casting call sheet described him as an “older vampire and love interest for Tara” . . .
That description is consistent with a character of the same name, who appears in the third book of the Southern Vampire Mysteries, Club Dead, on which this season’s True Blood is purportedly based. However, based on the few scenes I have seen involving this character, my impression is that the show will offer a darker interpretation of Franklin Mott than the one depicted in the book. The scenes between him and Tara, seem less like love and more like rape / torture. Tara, honey, I love you, but you have some BAD taste in men and friends (cough, Maryanne from Season 2, cough)!
:22 – Case in point, that was some UNSEXY sex, if you ask me!
:23 – Don’t you hate it when you’re in some backwoods town, and some dirty hillbilly puts a huge shotgun in your face? Because it happens to me ALL THE TIME . . .
WOW! Does that screencap look 3D, or what?
:25 – 27 – It looks like this little scene was our introduction to two more new True Blood characters, namely Sam’s little brother, Tommy Merlotte, played by Marshall Allman . . .
. . . and Mommy Merlotte, played by J. Smith Cameron . . .
These two DIRTY-UP nicely, don’t they? Who knew levelheaded Sam had such Trailer Park Trashy roots?
:33 – This is what happens when Baby Vampire’s Makers go away! It makes Good Vamps go Bad! (Isn’t that the name of a Cobra Starship song?)
:34 – Ahhh, Pam! Same trademark Laura Bush-style wardrobe, same snarky attitude. Kudos to the producers for wising up and FINALLY making Kristin Bauer a series regular . . .
:37 – Eric to Sookie: “Invite me in!”
Ooh, la la! Close talking! Intense looks! He’s trying to rescue her from WEREWOLVES! My Relation-Shipper senses are all a-tingly!
:50 – This exchange between Sookie and her brother Eric? Comedic Gold! Just look how EXCITED Jason gets, when faced with the possibility that Santa might actually be real . . .
I heart Ryan Kwanten!
: 57 – WOAH! Who’s that slut rubbing up on Vampire Bill?
:59 – OK, boys, this is a classic example of what NOT to do when kissing a girl! Check out Tara’s look of utter revulsion, if you don’t believe me . . .
1:06 – Welcome back, Andy Bellefleur! Have you lost weight?
More Andy and Jason antics in Season 3 = EVEN MORE COMEDIC GOLD!
1:14 – Eric to Sookie: “You’re no good to Bill or to me, if you’re dead.” (Alexander Skarsgard looks good, even when his mouth is caked with nasty blood and guts. Now THAT’S the mark of a REAL MAN!)
1:19 – Here’s our first shot of Joe Manganiello, as Werewolf Alcide Herveaux.
Did you notice how he totally looked Sookie up and down, as he said “Eric Northman sent me to look after you.” (Sheesh, is there ANY man on this show who DOESN’T want Sookie . . . aside from her brother, of course ?) It looks like these two will be headed on a road trip to Jackson, Mississippi to “collect Bill.” And we all KNOW that naughty things have a tendency to happen on ROAD TRIPS . . . 😉
1:23 – Holy, Biker Bar, Batman! Did I accidentally flip over to Sons of Anarchy on FX, and not realize it?
1:31 – Meet Big Gay Vampire King of Mississipi, Russel Edgington, played by Denis O’Hare. Observe the most unattractive facial expression on the planet . . .
1:32 – Awwww, puppy!
Come on, those CGI graphics are WAY TOO CUTE to be a werewolf!
1:37 – Here’s a shot of Bad Ass Werewolf Biker Dude, Coot, played by Grant Bowler . . .
1:39 – Speaking of abs, Vampire Bill . . . have you been working out?
1:41 – Stop, Drop, And ROLL, Random Burning Man!
1:42 – Do I really need to explain my inclusion of this picture into this post? I didn’t think so . . .
1:43 – This picture goes out to my new blog pal, Buddy, who says I ONLY show Shirtless Men pictures on My Blog . . .
I’m pretty sure this is ANOTHER dream sequence . . . The question is: Is it Sookie’s dream, or Eric’s, or BOTH?
1:47 – Speaking of “Santa,” I’m pretty sure Christmas came early this year. After all, I was able to get a screencap of THIS blink-and-you’ll-miss-it shot from the promo!
1:48 – Four out of five dentists recommend flossing, at least once a day . . .
Vampire Bill just ate the fifth dentist . . .
1:55 – Bill to Sookie: “Do not try to find me. I do not wish to be found!” (Bill, sweetie, with men like Eric and Alcide on her side, why would she even WANT to find you? Be careful what you wish for, Mr. Compton . . .)
There you have it, the True Blood extended promo in a nutshell. Lots of new characters and werewolves, a TON of shirtlessness (both male and female), a boatload of sex, some blood, and MORE than a handful of Sookie and Eric moments, to boot . . . What could be bad?
True Blood premieres Sunday, June 13th at 9 p.m. on HBO, be there or . . . well . . . having seen THIS trailer . . . do you REALLY need any MORE reasons to watch?
It’s TUESDAY! And you know what that means, fellow fangbangers! It’s time for HBO to on purpose accidentally leak its most recent minisode from the Drop of True Blood series! Just in case you haven’t already guessed, based on the title of this post, or the above poster, this one stars Bon Temps’ favorite shape shifter, Sam Merlotte (played by the adorable Sam Trammell). And when I say stars, I really mean it, because he is literally the only “human” that appears during the entire 2:37 running time! Oh, and did I mention he takes off his shirt?
You’ve gotta love Sam, and his MASSIVE . . .ummmm . . . Belt Buckle (What did you think I was going to say? ;)).
It looks like something you’d win at a WWF wrestling match.
I have to say, this one might be my favorite minisode so far. Admittedly, I sort of giggled uncomfortably for the first two minutes, wondering where exactly they were going with this. (The OVERLY dramatic background music didn’t help.) But the payoff at the end sold it for me in a BIG way . . .
For those of you who haven’t seen Season 2 yet, this scene probably isn’t going to make a whole lot of sense. However, those of you who have, will definitely recall the “thing” in Sam’s trunk. (There I go again with my sexual euphemisms . . .)
Let’s roll the clip, shall we?
(Special thanks go out to ShirtlessLocke for posting this!)
Territory? Consider yourself MARKED!
BTW, if you’ve missed any of the previous True Blood minisodes, you can find direct links to them all here. (Links to the first and second minisodes are at the bottom of that post.)
True Blood premieres Sunday, June 13th at 9 p.m. BE THERE, or Sam will pee on you!
Welcome back, fellow Fangbangers! It’s Tuesday, and you know what that means . . . You got it! The third of six True Blood Minisodes has just been “leaked” online.
(Seeing as how one of these puppies has been “leaked” every Tuesday, since April 27th, I’m pretty sure that this has been HBO’s grand plan all along. Just a little something to get us nerdy bloggers all riled up about the show, and feeling special. After all, WE (and everyone else with a computer who knows how to use a Search Engine) get to see the minisodes, before HBO ACTUALLY airs them on Sunday nights. Still, it’s a pretty ingenious marketing tool, if you ask me . . .)
This week’s installment of “A Drop of True Blood” features our three favorite Bon Temps girls: BFF’s Sookie and Tara (who, quite honestly, have been seeming a lot less chummy, of late) . . .
They just found out I spilled the beans about the whole “Tuesday internet leak” thing. Don’t worry ladies, I promise to keep it between just us girls . . .
. . . and, of course, the inimitable Lafayette . . .
You take off those earrings girl! (I’d rather not have them in my soup . . .)
Now, initially, I was under the impression that these minisodes were supposed to take place at some point in time, between Seasons 2 and 3. Here, we see that this is not necessarily the case. This minisode, in particular, seems more like a deleted scene from the Season 2 finale than anything “new.” For one thing, check out the dress Sookie is showing off to Tara at Merlotte’s. Does it look familiar to you?
Of course, there’s a second, much more obvious, reason why I think that this scene had to have occurred chronologically before the Season 2 Finale concluded. But, I’ll let you figure that one out for yourselves . . . Roll the clip . . .
(If, for any reason, this video disappears before you get to see it, you can also catch it at Dread Central and Jivid.com.)
Now that I think about it, there’s a third reason this scene had to take place before the Season 2 finale ended. Did you pick up on it? I’ll give you a hint.
By the way, how much do you love Lafayette, in this scene? “B*tches you both is pretty!” – Classic!
While we’re sharing, HBO has also released its newest promo for the show today. And if big blue dogs, and bad CGI graphics (sorry Alan Ball) are your thing, you’re going to love this one . . .
If this promo is any indication, I’m thinking there’s a good chance that the next True Blood minisode will feature Bon Temps’ newest visitor and werewolf, Alcide Herveaux, played by Joe Mangiello, of One Tree Hill fame.
Here’s hoping the video clip somehow involves this guy being shirtless . . .
(For more on the new cast members signing on for Season 3 of True Blood, click here.)
And if, by any chance, you missed any of the True Blood Minisodes that have already aired, you can catch the first one, which features a tracksuit- wearing Vampire Eric and a bisexual Vampire Pam auditioning new dancers for Fangtasia Bar, here . . .
. . . and the second one, which involves a casino-hopping and hungry Vampire Jessica, here.
Hey fellow Fang Bangers! The second True Blood minisode has finally hit the airwaves, and it’s a doozy! This one features Newbie Vampire Jessica (Deborah Ann Woll) on a night out at the local casino. By the way, if you haven’t viewed the first minisode yet, you can do so, by clicking here.
If you recall, Jessica was a god-fearing teen from an abusive family, who Old Vampire Bill was forced to turn by the Vampire Council at the end of Season 1, as his punishment for killing one of his own kind.
Vampire Jessica started off the show as your typically bratty and rebellious teen, a real thorn in Vampire Bill’s side. But then, during Season 2, she met the sweet and virginal Hoyt Fortenberry (played by the adorable Jim Parrack) . . . and the two entered into a relationship that was about as healthy and innocent as a coupling between a human and a bloodsucker can get!
Unfortunately, toward the end of Season 2, things went sour for these two, when Jessica sort of / kind of tried to eat Hoyt’s closed-minded vampire- hating mom.
So, Hoyt dumped Jessica. And, although he would eventually reconsider, it seemed to be too late. Our Scorned Newbie was already off on a TOTAL blood rampage! Presumably, this minisode kicks off where Season 2 left off, with a hungry Jessica out on the prowl. There’s some REAL strong language in this one, so put the kiddies to bed before watching, please . . .
(By the way, if for any reason they disable the below video, you can also catch this new minisode at Movieweb, by clicking here or Daily Motion, by clicking here.)
What did you think? Pretty intense, huh? I don’t know about you guys, but I kind of preferred this one to the first minisode. It was a bit meatier and more revealing. Plus, the fun twist at the end was one I didn’t necessarily see coming.
True Blood returns to HBO on June 13th. Be there, or be eaten by vampires . . .
Can’t wait until Sunday, June 13th, for your True Blood fix? Apparently, neither can HBO, because they’ve decided to release six standalone “minisodes” for the show, before the season even begins! The shorts will be written by the main man, Alan Ball, himself. These “minisodes” were not SUPPOSED to premiere, until May 2nd on HBO, as per this promo . . .
HOWEVER . . . the first minisode, which features Eric and Pam and some REALLY BAD DANCING, hit the Internet TODAY! And, would you believe, those nice folks at HBO are ACTUALLY letting me embed it? Oh, how I heart them! Enjoy!
Cute, right? You know what would have made it even better, though? Eric in a bathtub . . .
In other news, fans of Charlaine Harris’ Southern Vampire Mysteries, the novels on which the True Blood series is based, will have one more book to read come May 4th, when Dead in the Family, the tenth book in the Sookie Stackhouse series, is released worldwide.
Thirsty for info on the book? You can read the first chapter of it over at Charlaine Harris’s website here. Oh, and here’s another cool tidbit. For those of you, like me, who like to read new books, but are generally too cheap to shell out the big bucks for the hardcover versions, Amazon.com is offering a pretty sweet deal. As it turns out, if you preorder this book online from them, you can get it for $9.99, in HARDCOVER, no less!