With the season 4 premiere of True Blood a mere 31 1/2 hours away, everyone is putting the final touches on their TB premiere parties, maybe watching the season 3 finale, and possibly vocalizing their top reasons why they’re overly excited for the return of their favorite vamp drama. CNN created a top 10 list as to why they are obsessed with the show that critics have called “mouth-watering”:
10. The “WTF?” Moments
“WTF?!” gems from seasons past include Bill and Lorena’s twisted tryst in Mississippi and Lafayette’s bone-crushing escape from Fangtasia’s dungeon. Only one scene can rule them all, however, and that honor goes to Russell’s television takeover last season in which he removed a newscaster’s spine with his bare hands.
9. Loyal (and opinionated) fans
Their (the fans) opinions are passionate to the point of calling you in the dead of night to argue the finer points of Eric versus Bill. Our advice? Embrace it. “True Blood” fans are some of the most enthusiastic fans around so pick a side and be prepared to defend it.
8. Bookies vs. Truebies
Forget Vamps versus Weres. You’ll find the real battle on Internet discussion boards between those loyal to the storylines in the Charlaine Harris novels that inspired the show and those who’ve read the books, thought “meh” and have welcomed the liberties Alan Ball & Co. have taken with the Southern Vampire Series. It can get ugly, so gird your loins accordingly.
7. Best. Quotes. Ever.
…”True Blood” has emerged as one of the most quotable shows on television. Among our favorites — and the only one that can be repeated here — is vampire Franklin’s excuse after he’s scolded for decimating a slew of slot machine-loving senior citizens: “They wouldn’t let me have a turn!” Heaven.
6. Love thy supporting cast member
This show wouldn’t be nearly as entertaining without the colorful supporting cast…where would we be without the quirky residents of Bon Temps? For every Sam Merlotte, there’s a Maxine Fortenberry just begging to be loved. We know you’ve got your favorite lead character, but won’t you find it in your heart to give one of these supporting cast members a forever home?
5. Thank Godric for the bad guys
Love ‘em or hate ‘em, some of television’s best bad guys (and gals) are found in and around Bon Temps. In addition to a whole slew of lesser villains, we’ve been treated to a serial killer, a hypnotizing stunner from Greek mythology and a vamp with a thirst for world domination.
4. Work what yo mama gave you
Who doesn’t want to relax with a glass of wine or three and watch criminally good-looking people in various states of undress writhing around in the sultry wilds of Louisiana?
3. Will they, or won’t they?
Speaking of sex, for those of you who have skipped important life events — weddings, your kid’s birthday party — in favor of gnashing your teeth and rending your garments over why it’s taken three seasons for Sookie and Eric to finally do the deed, you may finally get your wish.
2. Making us love Sunday night Television
HBO’s tradition of the Sunday night drama has long been the perfect way to unwind after a busy weekend, although some of the network’s offerings have been a bit, shall we say, intense. Who here hasn’t been left questioning their will to live after a particularly brutal episode of “Oz” or “The Wire“? “True Blood” is nothing but sexy, trashy fun that really takes the bite out of returning to work on Monday.
1. Joe Manganiello.
Though his appearance last season as hunky werewolf Alcide Herveaux was sporadic at best, we’re excited that Manganiello will be a season four regular. Ready the fainting couch and fetch us a funeral home fan because man or supe…there’s no hotter creature on television today.
Any of you Truebies feel like sharing your top reasons as to why you’re excited for season 4? Post them in the comment section below!
Source: CNN – Obsessions: 10 reasons we’re excited for ‘True Blood’s’ return
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