Apr 29 2010 4:55pm

Drops of True Blood

The third season of True Blood begins June 13th and HBO is giving us an early fix in the form of six minisodes. The first one features Pam—now upgraded to series regular—and everyone’s new favorite tracksuit-wearing vampire Eric auditioning Fangtasia dancers. (NSFW, but definitely worth a look.)

True Blood Minisode Episode 1:

A simple request:

IDW will release issue #1 of its True Blood comic at San Diego Comic-Con. Check out the cover. (My first reaction was a simple “Yuck.”)

Ryan Kwanten, Stephen Moyers, and Alexander Skarsgärd got sexy for Details magazine.

In other news, Alexander Skarsgärd is not a prude. [E! Online]

Check out some pics of new characters we get to meet including The King of Mississippi, his lover Talbot, and a suspiciously scruffy-looking guy named Alcide.

Also, Lafayette gets a love interest this season. [Popwatch]

Make sure to visit HBO’s official page for more promo pics, posters, teaser videos, and merchandise.

Theresa DeLucci is a graduate of the 2008 Clarion West Writers’ Workshop. Her fiction has appeared in Chizine and Morbid Outlook. She thought HBO’s blood orange Tru Blood soda tasted worse than cough syrup, but it’s a little more palatable if you cut it with some vodka.

1. Booksandhorses
Clicked on the link - content not allowed in my country. Good job lots of other people have posted it onto Youtube already! Love Pam and Eric as a double act.
Alex Brown
2. AlexBrown
Book 3 was where it really started to get interesting (and when Charlaine Harris finally learned how to construct not-awful sentences). Much looking forward to season 3 and Alcide :)
Theresa DeLucci
3. theresa_delucci
Strange. Is it just a rights things?

I love Pam and missed her last season. I don't want to see her overused, but I'd certainly welcome a bit more backstory. And crazy bad fashion. I don't read the books but have them, and a million more, on my to-read pile. I'm just kind of enjoying the show on its own right now, as a guilty pleasure.
4. Foxessa
The HBO teasers I've seen while waiting for the Treme broadcast makes this season look truly sickening in terms of gore and violence and other things.

I've only seen season one all the way through. The couple of eps of season 2 went over the edge of what I can handle of blood sex violence horror as one thing.

Evidently not that many viewers react that way though!
Teresa Jusino
5. TeresaJusino
Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU for posting all of this. I'm SO EXCITED for Season 3.

This mini-episode was HILARIOUS.

Bridget McGovern
7. BMcGovern
Ah...I love that vampire puns are officially back in season :) The comic art is...not so good. But everything else looks great--and more Pam can only be a good thing, right?!

Watching this, I think I missed this show way more than I'd realized...
Theresa DeLucci
8. theresa_delucci
Yeah, I've been getting my gratuitous nudity and gore fix from Spartacus: Blood and Sand. And while that show started off very badly, it actually got really fun. John Hannah and Lucy Lawless were super. But, there was very little that made the characters lovable. I miss Sam and all the rest, the whole soapy pleasure.

So here's a question. Hopefully we can avoid book spoilers. Who do you think took Bill? Eric, Fellowship of the Sun, or new vamps?
9. sofrina
oh, eric took him.

last season's gore was unbelievable. everything to do with lafayette in the dungeon was off the chain. this show has the same sort of mishmash that xena/hercules did, only on an r rated scale. comedy, melodrama, action. just waiting for the musical episode, in which a pam solo would probably be awesome.
Alex Brown
10. AlexBrown
theresa @ 8: The books are just about as much fun as the show, and faster to get through (and waaaaay more smex). The 1st 2 are the most poorly written fiction I've ever read, but Harris improves greatly by book 8. You could probably read the whole series in a week or 2 (I did).
Theresa DeLucci
11. theresa_delucci

Eric is too obvious! I think it may be his maker, hiring people to snatch him.

@10 Well, I'm probably going to see Charlaine Harris read next week (Tues. May 4th @ Union Square B&N for fellow New Yorkers) so maybe I'll read the first book. I hate reading things out of order, but I wonder how much the show has spoiled me on.
12. deviousjen
I love the way Eric and Pam play off each other in the series (and in the novels). This makes me even more excited for Season 3 to start!
13. sofrina
@10 are you including the "twilight" series in the scale of poorly written fiction?
Theresa DeLucci
14. theresa_delucci

It does seem every genre show needs one musical episode, right? Damn you, Whedon! ;)
15. sofrina
some places it just seems more relevant. don't blame whedon. it was the raimi/tapert crew who started this over on xena and hercules. they inspired whedon.

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