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I am – Hercules!! Welcome to a slow day in TV news! Only one Paquin away from being the gayest Rolling Stone cover ever! “True Blood” still beats all the broadcast series on Sunday night:

Sunday 18-49 finals (prior Sunday finals in parentheses; repeats in gray): 2.8 (3.0) (3.0) (2.8) (2.8) (2.7) (----) (2.5) (2.5) (2.9) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) True Blood 2.4 (2.5) (2.5) (2.5) (2.3) (2.4) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) Big Brother 2.3 (2.1) (2.2) (2.4) (2.1) (1.8) (1.3) (2.2) (2.0) (2.1) (2.0) (----) (3.1) (3.9) (3.8) (3.5) (3.2) Family Guy 1.9 (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) Hasselhoff Roast 1.8 (1.3) (1.1) (1.0) (0.9) (0.9) (0.7) (0.9) (1.0) (1.2) (1.4) (0.7) (1.1) (1.7) (1.5) (2.2) (1.6) 60 Minutes 1.8 (1.4) (1.6) (1.3) (1.5) (1.4) (----) (1.2) (1.2) (1.2) (1.1) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) Next Food Network Star 1.8 (1.8) (1.8) (1.7) (1.5) (1.7) (0.9) (1.7) (1.4) (1.8) (1.6) (----) (2.5) (2.9) (2.7) (2.7) (2.7) The Simpsons 1.8 (1.8) (1.7) (1.7) (1.7) (1.5) (0.9) (----) (1.6) (1.7) (1.6) (----) (2.4) (2.8) (2.6) (2.6) (2.4) Cleveland Show 1.8 (1.6) (1.9) (1.4) (1.3) (1.2) (----) (1.3) (1.5) (1.3) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) Kourtney & Khloe 1.6 (1.3) (1.2) (1.2) (1.1) (1.3) (0.7) (1.3) (----) (----) (----) (1.1) (----) (2.9) (2.2) (2.4) (1.7) Extreme Makeover 1.6 (1.7) (1.8) (1.4) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) Undercover Boss 1.6 (1.5) (1.7) (1.6) (1.5) (1.5) (----) (1.5) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) Entourage 1.4 (1.6) (1.5) (1.4) (1.4) (1.4) (0.8) (1.1) (----) (----) (----) (1.0) (----) (2.0) (2.0) (1.7) (1.7) AFH Videos 1.4 (1.0) (0.9) (0.9) (0.9) (1.0) (----) (0.8) (----) (0.9) (1.0) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) Ice Road Truckers 1.3 (1.3) (1.4) (1.3) (1.4) (1.4) (----) (1.3) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) Hung 1.2 (0.9) (0.9) (0.8) (0.7) (----) (----) (0.8) (----) (0.8) (0.9) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) Top Shot 1.1 (1.2) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) The Simpsons (7:30) 1.1 (1.0) (1.0) (1.1) (1.1) (0.9) (----) (1.0) (1.1) (1.0) (1.0) (----) (0.8) (1.1) (0.9) (1.1) (0.9) Army Wives 1.0 (----) (0.9) (0.8) (0.8) (0.8) (0.9) (1.2) (1.0) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) Law & Order: CI 0.9 (----) (0.7) (1.1) (1.0) (1.0) (0.8) (1.1) (----) (1.1) (1.1) (0.6) (1.2) (----) (0.9) (1.2) (1.1) Dateline 0.9 (0.7) (0.9) (0.9) (0.8) (1.0) (0.6) (1.1) (1.5) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) The Gates 0.8 (1.0) (0.9) (1.1) (----) (0.8) (----) (1.0) (1.0) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) Leverage 0.8 (0.8) (0.7) (0.6) (0.7) (0.8) (----) (1.0) (1.3) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) Scoundrels 0.8 (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) Food Truck Race 0.8 (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) NFL Pre-Season 0.8 (0.8) (0.9) (0.9) (0.8) (0.9) (0.5) (0.8) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) American Dad 0.7 (0.8) (0.8) (0.7) (0.8) (0.9) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) The Glades 0.7 (0.7) (0.7) (0.8) (0.7) (0.8) (----) (0.7) (0.8) (0.9) (1.0) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) Drop Dead Diva 0.7 (0.8) (0.8) (0.9) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) Mad Men 0.4 (0.6) (0.5) (0.6) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) My Boys 0.4 (0.5) (0.5) (----) (0.5) (0.8) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) The TO Show 0.4 (0.3) (0.4) (----) (0.4) (0.8) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) Ochocinco 0.2 (0.2) (0.3) (0.2) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (0.5) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) Rubicon 0.2 (0.2) (0.1) (----) (0.1) (0.1) (----) (0.1) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) Real L Word

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  • Aug. 18, 2010, 6:27 p.m. CST

    mmmmm first period

    by NightSpider

    That time of the month is heaven for these vamps

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 6:34 p.m. CST

    boobs arent ok , but bloody sandwhich is, silly

    by Saen

    How is that ok, yet showing her tits is not. I just dont get this silly ass censoring.

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 6:38 p.m. CST

    who's luckier?

    by AKA_Gern_Blanston

    The guy holding her boob that she's engaged to in real life, or the guy who's standing crotch to naked crotch with her? You make the call.

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 6:39 p.m. CST


    by NYC

    I don't know which of those three I would fuck first. Who am I kidding, I would go for Skarsgard first, then Anna.

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 6:51 p.m. CST

    I have given up on True'sVERY borderline to jumping

    by Acid_Frio other news....Gilbert KILLED on the HASSELHOFF Roast! This guy needs is making a comeback with all of appearances on the roasts! Gilbert needs a stand-up special on Comedy Central!

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 6:52 p.m. CST

    ....THE SHARK

    by Acid_Frio

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 6:57 p.m. CST


    by tibbar

    REALLY sick of vampires. can ANYONE make them be interesting and/or not-sexy again? while i'm at it, fuck zombies and werewolves, too.

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 7 p.m. CST

    Gibert killed!

    by SkidMarkedUndies


  • Aug. 18, 2010, 7:03 p.m. CST

    I want to do bad things...

    by Creative1

    With all three of them. ;) HBO needs more full frontal nudity, LOTS more.

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 7:03 p.m. CST

    And now time for the weather, Tiffany?

    by Setesh

    Vampires have always been about sex, since Bram Stoker! Any show with the boob count of true blood gets my vote.<br>And Acid_Frio, how cynical are you that you stop watching a show before it jumps the shark? Shark jumping is, for most of us, a subjective point after which you can't bear to watch something. I'll admit I was wavering a little on the direction that true blood was going, but the last three minutes of the last episode totally bought me back on board.

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 7:08 p.m. CST

    This past weekend

    by Kraven Morehead

    was a good episode. That ending with Russell on TV was the kick in the pants this show needs. The only real difference between TB and Twilight is that vampires are "out of the closet" on TB. Given this past sundays events i want to see how that's handled. I also enjoy the nudity.

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 7:09 p.m. CST

    @ Setesh

    by Creative1

    It was pretty awesome ending. Shits gonna hit the fan next week. The "immortal" Vampires are dropping like flies.

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 7:14 p.m. CST

    can't stand Bill's face

    by Adelai Niska

    middle-aged Robert Pattinson

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 7:16 p.m. CST

    Rubicon is next to last... shame.

    by dailysportspages

    Its a real good show. Hope it picks up some more viewers.

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 7:23 p.m. CST

    gilbert gottfried

    by JaredP

    is the most annoying comedian ever didnt he jump the shark like 15 years ago

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 7:25 p.m. CST

    true blood is fucking...

    by JaredP

    awesome this season seeing nan go down on that hotty in her limo was hot

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 7:33 p.m. CST

    Always loved that genie joke.

    by Juggernaut125

    Poor Pam tho. Great bit about the Seth and The Simpsons too. Gilbert is hysterical if you can get past his obnoxiousness.

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 7:33 p.m. CST

    Gilbert Gottfried

    by Creative1

    was devastating in the Joan Rivers roast. Well worth a viewing.

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 7:53 p.m. CST

    Yeah, I don't see any uptight groups not gonna

    by RPLocke

    complain about that cover.

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 8:01 p.m. CST

    Rubicon - 0.2 True Blood - 2.8

    by Crow3711

    I hate the world. although now i have to say that I can not deny how ridiculously fucking fun Denis O'Hare is as Russell Edgington, and that his broadcast news takeover is undoubtedly the most enjoyable two minutes of television in quite some time. The rest of the show is still pretty questionable though.

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 8:10 p.m. CST

    The original version w/o Sookie... :D

    by Prof. Pop-Cult

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 8:31 p.m. CST

    I quit watching after I read the books

    by wintocha67

    They really dropped the ball this season and last and probably the first too.

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 8:45 p.m. CST

    You can always tell a show has run its course...

    by HarryKnowlesNonExistentInceptionReview

    ... when a creative-fail photo like this of the stars shows up on an RS cover.

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 8:48 p.m. CST

    Rubicon is the new Wire

    by RedJester

    Second best show on TV at the moment and it hasn't even gotten going. The first is unquestionably Madmen, yet neither of them garner the ratings they deserve, yet (at least in regard to Madmen) everyone and their mother is supposedly a fan. Whatever, as long as both shows get the funding and seasons they deserve, I could really care less who watches (or pretends to).

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 8:53 p.m. CST

    That might just possibly be the worst Rolling Stones cover.

    by Dharma4

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 8:55 p.m. CST


    by fuzzy_dunlop

    sucked. I kept waiting for the punchline, and it never came...

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 9:01 p.m. CST

    "seeing nan go down on that hotty in her limo was hot"

    by jim

    and, of course, it happens just minutes after she says something about only ever drinking Tru Blood.

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 9:31 p.m. CST

    I actually like the cover

    by RedJester

    And not because it turns me on or anything of that nature, but rather because I like the progression the cover represents. I find it hilarious that all the people aghast at the cover are all directing it towards its sexual nature rather than its violent one. America needs to be waaaay less afraid of kids being subject to nudity and sex and waaaay more afraid of their subjection to gore and violence. They (or rather we) have it completely backwards.

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 9:34 p.m. CST

    those guys wish anna wasn't there

    by RedBull_Werewolf

    Fag queers

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 9:38 p.m. CST

    It's amazing how few people watch Mad Men

    by aversiontherapy2

    It's easily the most exquisitely made thing on television, full of nuance and... oh wait, that's why. At least True Blood is half-decent and beats reality brain drain like Big Brother.

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 9:47 p.m. CST


    by RedJester

    I wish all you bigots would just fucking die.

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 9:51 p.m. CST

    Love Mad men, True Blood and Rubicon

    by andrew coleman

    I love all three. Just good shows. That and Fringe are the four things I make sure to watch. That is all.

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 9:54 p.m. CST

    Fuck yeah, RedBull_Werewolf,

    by sduggled

    I wish in the shot that Anna would disappear too. And while I'm at it, the gay scene everybody got their panties in a knot over a couple episodes ago should have been much more explicit.

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 10:33 p.m. CST

    Here is the TRUE face of FEAR...

    by Uncle Stan

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 11:06 p.m. CST

    True Blood jumped a while ago

    by FrodoFraggins

    I still watch it, but it's such a cheesy show.<br><br> Rubicon is OK, I still watch it every week but they haven't really developed the characters particularly well.

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 11:09 p.m. CST

    Rubicon should bore me with its pace, but

    by slder78

    I'm mesmerized by it. I can't put my finger on it. It's like being a fly on the wall of how things actually happen in America in terms of intelligence analysis. Definitely well acted. And Miranda Richardson is a milf.

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 11:11 p.m. CST

    Mad Men and True Blood are both equally dull

    by RPLocke

    in my book.

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 11:15 p.m. CST

    AMERICAS ARE UTTERLY stupid(cept me natch)

    by idrinkyourmilkshake

    becuase I swear I am reading that Kourtney and Chloe is beating RUBICON.

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 11:16 p.m. CST


    by idrinkyourmilkshake

    bring back Carnivale...I FINALLY got around to watching this show, and it's pretty awesome.So, figure it out and make it so!

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 11:23 p.m. CST

    True Blood jumped after Godric's death.

    by AnnoyYou

    It's pure crap soap opera now. Paquin and Moyer are unquestionably the most boring lead couple on American TV. Skarsgard still holds attention (he is gorgeous, after all) but his story arc this year is ridiculous. Everyone else on the show (except for Lafayette, Pam and Jessica) are either dull, over-used (the stupid Jason, anyone?) or completely over-the-top (scenery-chewer par excellence Denis O'Hare). The show stinks now.

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 11:33 p.m. CST


    by ReportAbuse

    But I want to see the alternate cover where they just have Anna Paquin without the dudes. No offense, but they're just too close to her for me to, you know, NOT look at them when I'm, umm, admiring Ms. Paquin. Hm, maybe some Photoshopping would do the trick...

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 11:43 p.m. CST

    This show still is a good show..

    by joker40

    Last year with the whole mary-an storyline was rediculas and stupid..but the fellowship of the sun stuff was really good..and I loved the godrick character..and this year with all mostly vamp stuff is it...

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 12:13 a.m. CST

    Anna Paquin isn't really in that photo

    by Jehovahs_Witness

    She was digitally imposed and the two men were separated after the producers of the show decided the original photo was too gay. Originally, the blonde dude on the left was holding the other dude's cock instead of Anna's leg.

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 12:16 a.m. CST

    screw the true blood haterst

    by dutchelson01

    Let me first say that the RS poster was fucking awesome. love the sandwich. Now, as far as the gay scenes go, the first one, at the beginning of this season (sam's dream) was weak. Technically, it shouldn't really count as a gay scene, but whatever. the last one with eric and talbot, though, was hot (although you could see the payoff coming from a mile away). but, lets forget about the gay scenes. what i love about theshow is that it continues to suprise me. Lots of juicy twists. I think about it being a more awesome version of dark shadows. in fact, im disappointed alittle bit every week that it cant be longer, and that i have to wait untilthe next sunday to continue the saga. yes, it's crazy and proposterous, but you dont go into watching the show expecting a safe, linear story line. i watch to be wowed, and im never disappointed. the only character that i wish could be changed a little bit is tara (i sometimes get pissed off about her whiny ass, and how she is so quick to snap at the ones who care about her the most), but i suppose that's more a question of writing and not acting. all in all, thought a great show. p.s. i miss you alcide. come back!

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 12:43 a.m. CST

    It's the best show on tv right now. Yes, it can be

    by GQtaste

    very gay but you know this going into the thing w/ Alan Ball at the helm.

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 1:03 a.m. CST

    I just gave True Blood a shot. It's fucking horrible.

    by daggor

    The ep had werewolves coming into the house to kill Sookie, and Sookie had the drop on a female, and spent 5 minutes saying "I'll shoot you!" She doesn't shoot he, and the werewolf jumped out the window. A female vampire leaves the house, where she's safe from unwelcome vampires. After being attacked, she decides to run away as opposed to re-entering the house she's more safe in w/two other friendly vampires to help her fight one werewolf. Then Sookie fucked her boyfriend. The characters kept making horrible decisions for the sole purpose of continuing the story. There was a sub-plot where the vampire police showed up to interview another character. The VAMPIRE POLICE! Stupid, stupid, stupid.

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 1:14 a.m. CST

    True Blood certainly isn't great drama

    by King Sweyn Forkbeard

    It's just fun. Sex, violence, comedy and the mighty Denis O'Hare all in one ridiculously OTT and entertaining package.

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 1:28 a.m. CST

    True Bloods great

    by optimus122

    Love the show, sure some of the characters are lame but the main stars and storylines are all interesting. Jumped the shark my ass. I also like Rubicon.

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 1:34 a.m. CST

    Great fucking series

    by Sookie_Steakhouse

    My wife and I have been watching the first two seasons for the last two weeks and been catching up on season 3 this last week. What a great fucking series this is turning out to be.

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 1:42 a.m. CST

    I'm sorry but....

    by v1cious

    The reason nobody watches Rubicon is because it's fucking confusing. I've been watching it since it started, and I still have no idea what the show is about.

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 1:56 a.m. CST

    How exactly is Rubicon confusing?

    by RedJester

    Write up a list of what you're not quite grasping and I'm sure me as well as others would be more than happy to clarify the shows plot-line for you.

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 3:57 a.m. CST


    by uberkiwi

    Obviously not out here in the UK, heard good things. <BR> Worth a look? Or is it going to get cancelled like half the US I start to watch?

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 5:53 a.m. CST

    Rubicon sucks

    by Itchy

    in the same way the Good Shepard sucks. Takes a great setting and premise, and kills it with its coma-inducing pace. Look, I like a quiet, contemplative piece as much as the next guy ... but that is freaking ridiculous.

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 5:53 a.m. CST

    What is Rubicon?

    by Drsambeckett1984

    Besides a tasty fizzy beverage...

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 6:26 a.m. CST

    Where is Alan Ball? Haven't seen his name

    by Acid_Frio

    on one script this season. True Blood is on a downward spiral just as Heroes was. Both of the shows have no direction in the 3rd season due to it's showrunner running off and leaving the kids to play. Both seasons doppped the BIG ONE in reavealing the BIG secret (what is sookie? What was the purose of the eclipse?) too soon!

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 8:19 a.m. CST


    by spidercoz

    One thing about living in Santa Carla I never could stomach, all the damn vampires <p>seriously, isn't it time for the fad to crawl back into its fucking coffin for another 20 years or so? who are these tasteless, undiscriminating motherfuckers who're perpetuating all this vampire shit? roll it up, tie it off, throw it out

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 9:29 a.m. CST

    Rubicon is good but...

    by NzYme

    I agree the pacing needs to come up a notch or two!

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 9:53 a.m. CST

    Anna Paquin's got a "blooderface"...

    by Shut the Fuck up Donny

    Get it? Kinda like "butterface," except with a shitty pun. <p> And since I've already raised everybody's ire with this post, I'll go ahead and proclaim my love for Gilbert Gottfried too. His tampon joke stole the roast.

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 10:02 a.m. CST

    You People and Your "pacing" bullshit

    by Crow3711

    Same stupid compaints levied against mad men and every other quality show that doesn't have fucking explosions. Its pathetic. GROW UP. You don't even mean "pacing" because you have no idea what that means to begin with. You mean action. You all want action. And thats not realistic. It wouldn't fit either show, and would ruin both of them. Rubicon is motherfucking fantastic. If you think its boring've got a maturity problem. Being able to pay attention to drama that carries weight because of real-life circumstances and the weight on characters is considerbly more dramatic than eric northman cutting off some magisters head. You don't understand what pacing is, imo. This weeks Rubicon, with the three analysts actually trying to decide whether taking one mans life on a crowded playing field, which would ultimately make little no difference, might kill some innocent children or bystanders, agonizing over whether or not its worth it, deciding this man is too evil to be allowed to live, and then finding out their recommendation to kill was accepted and acted upon, but they will probably never know what happened, if they succeeded, or if they have any dead childrens blood on their hands was...incredible. Try putting yourself in a characters shoes for once and imagine the weight of making a decision like that. It would keep you up at night. Then look at the "weight" on true blood. Murder, death, mayhem, sex, drugs. And yet...everyone just sort of goes along with it. "Oh, another dead body in my house? 7th this month? Why Bill Compton, I surely do wish we could have a more normal life. Oh well, lets roll him up and throw this body in the trash. I'm gonna go pretty myself up and sleep perfectly well tonight" These are the characters you identify with? The most unrealistic, fucking crap I've ever seen.

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 10:07 a.m. CST

    And Every Person in Bon-Temps, Nowhere, Lousiana Is Special Too?

    by Crow3711

    Wow. That's reeeeally interesting and dramatic. Now, not only are there vampires, werewolves, shifters, maenads, whatever that chrystal girl is, whatever sookie is, and this new Jesus guy. But now, also, out of nowhere, Lafayette is special and holds "power". How can you even stand it? Its literally a writer going...we need somthing for lafayette to do this season....I know! We'll make him something special and weird too! Don't mind it makes no sense and comes out of absolutely nowhere, we need to be "dramatic" so lets him something realllllly special. It'll be so good!" ugh, kill me. just making shit up to continue a crap story along. Lafayette was the most human, interesting character on the show. Now hes special too? Is anyone in this town of 12 people not a magical creature? How does your brain not revolt against you?

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 10:14 a.m. CST


    by The McPoyle Clan

    Even though it's been a very slow burn so far, there's something about it that keeps your attention.<br><br>The producer has promised a payoff; it's still early, so we'll see. His father was a member of the CIA, so he does have a credible source to draw from.

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 10:20 a.m. CST


    by T-RACE

    Alan Ball wrote the script "I Got a Right to Sing the Blues," the sixth episode this season and also wrote the season finale. He's still a huge part of this show.

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 10:36 a.m. CST

    Rubicon is fucking awesome

    by syn_flood

    If you want a faster pace, go watch some bullshit like 24.

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 11:15 a.m. CST

    get a life choppah

    by Crow3711

    blind bigotry is so 2008

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 11:45 a.m. CST

    youre really cool

    by Crow3711

    i can tell

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 12:10 p.m. CST

    It's getting more and more G-A to the Y

    by Stalkeye

    Litterly, that and non whimsical plotlines.Sam's annoying brother is bad enough but when you have tara's fugly stalker,Jason Stackhouse:Deputy,Lefante's love story and now the effeminate vampire "gangsa" it's time to give this show a proper burial.<p>When is Sons of Anarchy and Real Time with Bill Maher due to return on the airwaves??

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 12:14 p.m. CST

    LOL@Poof N Stuff

    by Stalkeye

    Choppah you are one fucked up indivdual, but that remark did give me a chuckle.<p>gentlemen, behave yourselvessss...!!

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 12:44 p.m. CST

    almost fell asleep during this week's true blood

    by turketron_2


  • Aug. 19, 2010, 1:38 p.m. CST


    by frozen01

    Okay, seriously. You watch ONE episode, in the middle of the THIRD SEASON, and complain because it didn't make sense to you? <p>Jessica is a baby vampire. She's 1

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 1:47 p.m. CST


    by frozen01

    Okay, seriously. You watch ONE episode, in the middle of the THIRD SEASON, and complain because it didn't make sense to you? <p>Sookie doesn't like to kill. She will if necessary, but only when no other option is available. She had the werewolf chick at bay just by pointing a gun at her. Sookie didn't need to kill her, so she didn't. Perfectly normal for her character. <p>Jessica is a baby vampire. She's 16 years old, she was just turned, and completely ignored by her maker until like two days ago. What she did makes sense for her character. <p>They were NOT the "vampire police". They were a political organization basically performing damage control to keep the vampire community's image in line. That aside, why is it such a strange concept that a secretive community would have a set of rules and an organization to make sure they're followed? <p>If you want to give the show a chance, then watch the first episode. Don't jump in now and expect to understand the universe and all of the characters' motivations.

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 2:09 p.m. CST

    Skarsgaard is saying:

    by DrManhattansUnit

    "! The 13th Duke of Wimbourne? In a vampire sandwich! What WERE they thinking? Ah well, when in Rome..."

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 3:43 p.m. CST

    "Tax cuts will just take money away from the poor people"

    by Jayemel

    Wow, are you that fucking dumb/brainwashed?

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 3:46 p.m. CST

    True Blood vs Rubicon

    by Jayemel

    The difference between the shows is compelling characters. Rubicon is well produced and acted, but why do I give a shit about anything that happens? I don't. I have no idea who the people are. The only somewhat interesting person is Miles and that's because the actor is acting his ass off in the role. I'll keep watching, but every episode I'm like, "Why do I care?" <p> True Blood, on the other hand, has unique and defined characters. The only ones I particularly like are Sam, Eric, and Hoyt, but the rest stand out.

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 3:54 p.m. CST

    Thanks Crow3711

    by Sonny_Williams

    for taking time out of your busy schedule to come to a True Blood tb and educating us all on what tasteless morons we all are for enjoying this show. We're all the better for it.<p> Oh, and while you're at it, go and seriously, furiously fuck yourself, hopefully to death, you self-important puddle of piss.

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 4:45 p.m. CST

    if you can walk through mud, you can fuck through blood

    by turketron_2

    It's true.

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 4:55 p.m. CST

    Wow Crow, you sure do know a lot about a show you hate...

    by Billyeveryteen

    Hypocritical douche.<p>I love how the nekkid throwaway characters(limogirl, trashy party girl) are way hot.

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 5:44 p.m. CST

    I started watching Being Human last night.

    by Royston Lodge

    I watched the pilot, and was thoroughly sold! Yes! Awesome! Can't wait to hit 'play' on the next episode!<p> Started watching the next episode to discover that two of the three main actors from the pilot had been replaced with bland, generic, whoevers.<p> Bummer.<p> Quick, somebody give me a reason to keep watching!

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 6:30 p.m. CST

    RedJester, it's just a bad photo, aesthetically speaking...

    by HarryKnowlesNonExistentInceptionReview

    Something lame cooked up in a Marketing department somewhere and clumsily executed, no doubt because of said Marketing execs. "I wanna see more goddamn Karo syrup on alla them. More Karo syrup!" It's nothing to do with either sex or violence, it's just to do with the usual shitty Rolling Stone cover. Personally, I can't believe they still publish... who the fuck even reads Rolling Stone anymore?

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 6:42 p.m. CST

    Awful Photoshop Retouching on that RS Cover

    by Partyslammer

    Seriously, her ass looks like her leg is either dislocated or she's growing a tit on her butt cheek. And all three character's heads look like they're comped from a completely different photo shoot.

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 7:47 p.m. CST

    This photo does nothing for me

    by gun_will_travel

    Not shocked, not titillated, not disgusted, not really interested at all. It just seems contrived to do those things and fails.

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 7:52 p.m. CST

    So It'd Be Better If I Shit On It Without Watching It?

    by Crow3711

    Like all you semi-retarded fucks who talk about mad Men and rubicon like you anything, when you really you watched half of the first episode and decided there weren't enough hunky werewolves with shirts off and gunshots for your tastes.

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 9:02 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    I can still do without some of the minor side stories with Lafayette and Sam's brother though. Feels too much like filler. I'm thinking those methheads Jason's new girl is connected with are shape shifters. Amirite? That could get interesting.

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 9:04 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    So hot. Stephen Moyer is a lucky bloke.

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 9:05 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    But that actress acts her ass off week after week. Respect.

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 9:56 p.m. CST

    is there anybody on true blood

    by JaredP

    that isnt hot in some way? i mean its like every persons fantasy to see so many good looking people

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 10:01 p.m. CST

    Jumped The Shark???????

    by Real Deal

    The last episode was really great! A lot of people I know like this show and have been trying to get me to like it. Well the last one did it for me! That last over the top scene in the news room cracked me up! " Spineless " while he's holding the guy's spine! Comparing this show to Twilight is nuts. My kids have tried to get me to watch Twilight and it's just immature teen age angst. I don't even like the main chracter that can't decide who she loves so she's constantly getting people in trouble ( just like a young girl " Oooo! They're fighting over me " ). I kept hoping someone would eat her! TB on the other hand has great humor and doesn't take itself too seriously. Also the show's got something other Vampire shows in the past haven't had. Everybody knows about them. A great show, well written, almost no one is normal, and everyone is funny. Now that's a good combination!

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 10:09 p.m. CST

    Royston re: Being Human

    by redfang

    I rather like the first season; Season 2 less so, but still better than US TV. Plus, what US show is going to have a joke based on mis-spelling "paedophillia"?

  • Aug. 19, 2010, 11:27 p.m. CST

    Dexter Owns True Blood

    by Partyslammer

    I like both shows but the writing and acting is much better on Dexter.

  • Aug. 20, 2010, 12:05 a.m. CST

    Denis O'Hare

    by blackwood

    saved True Blood. Well, it was fine. But Russel is great. Great great great. I did not expect this season to go anywhere, but right around The Twist, it started to pick up steam. The last four episodes I have been genuinely shocked by choices I never thought they'd make. Very entertaining. It's almost like they watched SPARTACUS.

  • Aug. 20, 2010, 1:10 a.m. CST


    by jub3i

    Spot-on assessment of Rubicon. It's is indeed engrossing. The problem is, what you described is entirely too long for the average American's attention span.<br><br>Not only that, the non-geek TV watchers don't want anything that real. They'd rather live vicariously through Kim Khardashian, The Housewhores of New Jersey, and the mongoloids on Jersey Shore (see a sad theme here?). Unfortunately, a decent amount of quality TV slips through the cracks. I do have hope AMC sticks with Rubicon, because the show is definitely resembling an adult-based, character-driven X-Files show that isn't afraid to take it's time to tell a good story.<br><br>Oh, and @syn_flood:<br><br>I like Rubicon AND 24. Blah-dow!

  • Aug. 20, 2010, 2:19 a.m. CST


    by punto

    Sookie is engaged to Bill in real life? that's fucked up

  • Aug. 20, 2010, 5:25 a.m. CST

    Royston Lodge re: Being Human

    by theGoldbergV

    Keep watching! The 1st series (not season, we are not American) is brilliant and the casting changes really work. Second series is not as good (starts of awesome, tails off badly) but it still has its moments.

  • Aug. 20, 2010, 6:52 a.m. CST

    Russell is the absolute best

    by clupula

    thing about True Blood right now. I want him to have his own spin-off show.

  • Aug. 20, 2010, 8:24 a.m. CST

    Perfect cover for True Blood

    by I am_NOTREAL

    Because that show is a complete mess. Fun, but a mess.

  • Aug. 20, 2010, 9:36 a.m. CST

    I have to admit

    by mojoman69

    to gettign serious wood when Sookie was doing vampire cowgirl on Bill on episode before last. Amazing how she has gone from the homely girl in the Piano to being a genuine redneck hot piece of ass! LOL. as for the cover. I think Eric and Bill want to have a pork sword fight and Sookie is just in the way.

  • Aug. 20, 2010, 9:40 a.m. CST

    If Tennessee Williams fucked Bram Stoker

    by mojoman69

    (and he likely did) the result would be True Blood. Fun stuff and Russell is right out of a T. Williams play. Whats next? Vamp on a Hot Tin roof? Cloverfield 8? a Vampire named Desire?

  • Aug. 20, 2010, 2:16 p.m. CST

    Rubicon Ain't Doing it For Me

    by _Maltheus_

    Yes it's boring, yes I don't care about the characters, but the real problem is the convoluted puzzle stuff. This isn't the cold war, there are much more effective (and secure) ways to communicate orders, than through crossword puzzles.<br /> <br /> I want to like it and I'll give a few more eps a chance, but it's nowhere near Breaking Bad and Mad Men in terms of quality or story.

  • Aug. 20, 2010, 3:08 p.m. CST


    by ThisBethesdaSea

    To See a full frontal of Eric Northman. He is pure sexuality. Bend over indeed. I'm your man Alexander Skaarsgard. ;)

  • Aug. 20, 2010, 5:33 p.m. CST

    "genuine redneck hot piece of ass"?

    by Royston Lodge

    "Genuine redneck"?<p> Isn't Paquin a Canadian?

  • Aug. 20, 2010, 5:34 p.m. CST

    ThisBethesdaSea: For a second there I thought you meant...

    by Royston Lodge

    ...Stellan Skarsgård.<p> And I was afraid.

  • Aug. 20, 2010, 6:17 p.m. CST

    Royston Lodge

    by Bouncy X

    Anna is indeed canadian but she's from a province that holds many people which are the canadian equivalent of rednecks so it sorta fits. :P

  • Aug. 20, 2010, 9:02 p.m. CST

    anna paquin is from new zealand

    by JaredP

    idiots, wtf???

  • Aug. 21, 2010, 2:47 p.m. CST

    "I am almost Three Thousand Years Old!" =

    by turketron_2

    "I'm the Juggernaut, bitch!"<p> I love when Russell says that shit. He really is saving the season for me.

  • Aug. 21, 2010, 3:16 p.m. CST

    Just when you think the coarsening of the culture

    by SmokingRobot

    Can't get worse, it does. Thank you, Alan Ball and Rolling Stone. I hope you both go the special hell reserved for child molesters and people who talk at the theater.

  • Aug. 21, 2010, 4:40 p.m. CST

    So they're recreating a porno DP scene, with blood?

    by MrMysteryGuest

  • Aug. 21, 2010, 4:41 p.m. CST

    Wolverine: "ROGUE!!!! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!"

    by MrMysteryGuest

  • Aug. 21, 2010, 10:48 p.m. CST


    by Bouncy X

    Anna was born in canada and moved to new zealand at a young age.

  • Aug. 21, 2010, 11:20 p.m. CST

    I'd prefer Jessica and the queen sandwiching Sookie

    by MattmanReturns

    But that's just me.

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 12:53 p.m. CST

    I'd prefer Jessica and the queen sandwiching me

    by jim

    But that's just me.

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 3:08 p.m. CST

    Edgington/O'Hare saved True Blood.

    by Kontarsky

    I had almost quit watching after episode 3 this season, then got pushed into watching 4 and 5 in one sitting. Denis O'Hare singlehandedly saved this program. With the newscast, he actually brought in new fans. A lot of my friends who complain it's nothing but a "chick show about vamp sex" jumped on board once he ripped that spine.<br /> The show can fuck off if he doesn't return after this season. He is the saving grace of True Blood, especially now that Franklin's gone.

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 7:11 p.m. CST

    True Blood = Incredibly Unsexy

    by MST3KPIMP

    The cover illustrates this perfectly, they try to sell the notion of sex but its usually done with quick gimmicky cuts and overly agressive coreography that is anything but sexy. Or theyll have people under a spell of some sort so they can have simulated demon-aerobic-sex. The ONE thing I found sexy was that episode in ssn 1 when the guy comes right out of the grave and bangs that chick from the Piano.. but sex aside the show is getting weaker every episode & will not be well regarded in years to come.

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 11:10 p.m. CST

    rubicon slowness

    by roustabout99

    don't compare rubicon to mad men,mad men is 24 compared to rubicon,if rubicon went any slower it would go in reverse,watched every episode,will continue,but i t i s s l o w

  • Aug. 23, 2010, 2:45 p.m. CST

    The show is losing me...

    by Kammich

    Its been losing me for most of this season, but then some of the afforementioned Edgington moments and Eric's quest for redemption kind of pull me back in. The show was forced on me back in season 2 by my girlfriend and both of my sisters, all of whom have read every one of the books and are completely obsessed. So all season they've been marking out at random shit, like "OH MY GOD THE FAIRIES!!!!!!!" and I'm just sitting there, shaking my head, muttering "am I the only one who sees how fucking retarded this shit is?" Hopefully the final two episodes focus and give closure on the more interesting storylines or else I can't see myself going back to the pool for season 4.

  • Aug. 23, 2010, 11:01 p.m. CST

    The superpowered action scenes

    by jazzylg

    Are what grab me. The sex, both gay and straight are pathetic. Edgington vs. Eric are the closest we're getting to Peter vs. Sylar , the uncut HBO version! So yea, I'm in.

  • Aug. 24, 2010, 4:02 a.m. CST

    "oooh! I want to use my brain!"

    by HongKongCavalier

    ... and if that sounds like a Homer Simpson line, it should.<p></p> I gives a fuck if YOU think Rubicon is the best thing on TV ... and gives less than a fuck about your reasons.<p></p> I gives a fuck if you think Mad Men is the total package ... and gives less than a fuck for your reasons.<p></p> Why? ... because your presentation is obnoxious, condescending, and self-important. I love a good steak but if you present it to me on a garbage can lid garnished with human shit, I'd gives a fuck about that too.<p></p> I'd bet anything that the creators & writers of True Blood did NOT set out to create a TV masterpiece nor a show to go down in TV history with the likes of MASH, Cheers, or even The Monkees. Vampires (begudgingly thanks to Twilight) HAVE made a "comeback" and HBO has capitalized on it by taking a psuedo-underground series of books and putting it on screen.<p></p> period ... end of story.<p></p> If YOUR pretentious sensibilities ... what with your heightened sense of literary and cenimatic skills ... is offended or insulted by the low-brow nature of it all, well there's always the option of not watching.<p></p> See how that works?<p></p> Watch<p></p> Do not watch<p></p> Simple ain't it?<p></p> There IS the other option of "watching it out of context and placing your own who-gives-a-flying-fuck values to it, then posting on a related board about what a clusterfuck it is"<p></p> ... but that option typically results in "I gives a fuck" responses.<p></p> I've watched Mad Men, and it is quite good overall, but it's a period piece (not in the common sense of the term) and, as a non-White male, that particular time period holds little to no interest to me. I simply cannot relate and generally don't care for the characters who, just as they did during that time, are chain-smaoking, near-alcoholic, mysogenistic, homophobic racists.<p></p> Just my personal opinion of course.<p></p> I've watched Rubicon and, again, it's a good show. Well produced/written/acted. However, I like to be the one thinking; not watching the people on TV thinking/deducing/what-have-you. That was the deal breaker for me with Rubicon. Don't let me know you're thinking as much as I am; let me watch under the delusion that I'm figuring things out all by my lonesome. However, that could neer detract from the fact that it IS a great show.<p></p> Again, just my personal opinion.<p></p> So what's my point with this long-winded post? Simple ... I wouldn't go to a TB/Board for either one of those shows and try to impose my subjective tastes on to those who support either one of them.<p></p> It takes either the most dedicated of trolls or the most insecure "intellectual" to think ... well ... to think anyone gives a fuck about them or their insights into the psyche of the show's fans.<p></p> ... but enough about all that; Jessica is the hottest female on True Blood; bar none (and is she REALLY supposed to be 16? Good GOD they grow 'em BIG down in LA if she's 16! lol)<p></p> Tara is, indeed, a whiney, self-loathing bitch (with a body like Vera DeMilo)<p></p> Gotta admire Lafayette being openly and flamboyantly gay, yet going against the stereotype by standing up to anyone.<p></p> Sookie's body is perfectly proportioned but those Austin Powers teeth ... wtf.<p></p> Pam has had some of the best one liners over the past 2 seasons.<p></p> However, I agree with everyone that "Now the weather ... Tiffany?" has been THE line of the entire series to date.<p></p> The "jumpp the shark" and comparisons to that poster child of clusterfuckery "Heroes" is so premature it's laughable

  • Aug. 24, 2010, 4:07 a.m. CST

    sorry for all the typos

    by HongKongCavalier

    c'mon Harry, would an "Edit" function really kill ya?