TRUE BLOOD – Back To Basics in Season Seven

By Jef Dinsmore on Aug 20, 2013 to True Blood

Trueblood_7As we now conclude the shortened Season Six of TRUE BLOOD with all its burning questions we can now focus already on Season Seven. Executive Producer Brian Buckner had this to say about it.

“I feel like this show is ultimately about the relationship between vampires and humans and it’s about this town. I want to bring it in a little bit. I feel like at times we’ve hurt ourselves. My goal is to get all these people living under the umbrella of one story and one threat … and make it about this small town we’ve all come to know and love.”

That really makes sense I think. After all what got us involved in the show, unless you were interested in the Harris’ novels first, was the story of all the crazy people of Bon Temps Louisiana in that first season. As the seasons went on more and more characters were added with that the story got further away from its beginnings. That sentiment has been quite evident from the TRUE BLOOD fan base and the show-runners are listening.

Now let’s hope this doesn’t mean the arrival of another Maenad! It will be interesting to see how the cliff-hanger of this season will play out and how the show will ‘settle town’ its storytelling without losing the action we have come to expect from TRUE BLOOD. Now that all these werewolves, shape-shifters and Fae have been introduced we can’t just ignore them next season. Have they already started trimming down characters and plotlines with the way Season Six has ended?

We have plenty of time to discuss the ramifications of all this and you can be sure that HBOWatch will be attentive to any TRUE BLOOD news trickles in. We have already been glamoured by the spell of Season Seven coming in 2014.

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  • Eva

    I’m a true blood fan from the start but I have to say this last season was really all over the place. I would eagerly wait to watch on Mondays because if I watched Sunday nights I would be so pumped from the episode I wouldn’t sleep lol. Now this season I would wait until Wednesday or Thursday to watch. I didn’t like how the made alcide a jerk. He was a good guy. He hated the other pact master because he was such an in humane person. Then they turned him into the same guy they killed off. Then warlow is revealed and sookie can’t keep it in her pants. I know she is half fae but really now all of a sudden she wants to have sex with everyone. Then I don’t know of anyone else thought about this. But why didn’t the vampire just break out of the prison camps? They are super human! It was hot and cold this season. They need to bring back Alan ball because without him I feel season 7 isn’t doing to be worth watching. I want the true blood that had me on the edge of my seat. Not realizing 60 minutes went by so quickly. That I can’t wait to watch it feeling. Here’s hoping they read this. Please bring back the fluid writing you had before. Oh and I didn’t like that they jumped 6 months later. How did Sam become Major? Hello!

    • Jay

      Alcide became a jerk because he became pack leader to show how power can corrupt, it fits with what Bill said about the General who went mad with power, which was why he asked Jessica to help him keep it real. Sookie is part fae but she’s also had a lot of vampire blood which could explain her sleeping with different guys so quickly, V makes people horny. I think the vamps couldn’t break out of the camp because they could be exposed to UV or shot with the UV bullets, there could have been silver in the gates too, if they tried to escape.

      • Koalas

        Faeries are the most promiscuous race on the supernatural totem. You saw how old girl just jumped Andy’s bones without knowing much of anything about the man, just so she could bring more fae into the world. Not to mention the whole orgasmic ritual of childbirth. I believe she said that she had given birth 500+ times since she first learned how. So, it only makes sense why most supernatural beings would be attracted to her.

  • Eboni Elgin

    I love everything about True Blood! However i would looove looove to c eric and Pam get together maybe a lil back ground on how they even crossed paths…i know she was a whore so pam said…I would want to see lafayette more and maybe some more people of color that arent related…would love to see tara step it up i believe she can become a master kinda sor…t of maybe see how or if the relationship better/worse with her turning her mom into a vampire…ball could be in tara’s court…i would love to see jason and jessica get it on but i want jessica to make it up to the sheriff for killing his daughters…it could be nice if bill and sookie figure out what they are going to do…yet i think her power can be stronger…would love to see more of the voodoo that Louisana is known for therefore more characters will b needed for love interest…i have so many ideas I CANT WAIT TIL NEXT SEASON!!!!!!

    • sookie+eric

      They did have a flash back of how Eric met Pam when she worked at the brothel that he stumbled upon. That was an entire episode, how did you not see that one?

  • Blixx

    Has anyone noticed what’s wrong with this photo? Where’s Pam? Has anyone seen a vampire by the name of Pamela Swinford D’boise? HAS ANYONE SEEN MY FRIEND PAM??? Now if this is the new picture of season 7’s cast I was ever so glad to see all of the actor’s from the beginning of season 1 except for Pam. Out of all of the actor’s on this show the 2 standout’s have been Eric and Pam. Alcide? Alcide? she ends up with F_cking Alcide?!?! Has anyone else forgotten what an asshole he was last season? The only role I cared about concerning the wolves was when Robert Patrick played the part of Alcide’s dad, I really wish the writer’s would have expanded on his role a bit more. The only other actor I wish they had given more screen time to was Rutger Hauer, I loved his portrayal of Nial, he nailed it. One other creepy thought I had was when Benlow went back to visit his family (accompanied by his trusted companion Wiglow) , he murdered the entire klan except for babyfae, Nial. Now as the way I remember it and forgive me if i’m wrong, but wasn’t his wife/girlfriend??? whatever, pregnant? Was Nial his fae son? She was clearly not pregnant and it looked like she already had a new male-fae in her life, but, if you read the books, the faery people didn’t have much of a problem with sex they pretty much screwed anything not nailed down. They played well with others, so to speck.

  • MyVikingBoyfriend

    I don’t mind fewer story lines, but if they are going back to a Bill and Sookie romance and making Eric into only a ghost or a memory next season, I’m done. I’ve been patient since season 4 waiting for a meaningful Eric and Sookie reunion because that was the only thing that truly held my interest amongst increasingly chaotic and nonsensical storylines. If it is clear that I’m never going to get it, I’m moving on, no matter what they do with other characters. Too little, too late at this point. So sad because I have loved this show for so many years, but at this point, I think I’m delusional to think they are going to give me the emotional satisfaction I want.

  • Ash

    Thank God. I may start watching it again if they rein it back to vampires and shapeshifters, and maybe werewolves. I couldn’t keep going after season 4. Too may supernatural creatures, too many characters. Seasons one and two were great- three starting languishing. True Blood isn’t the smartest show out there, but it can at least keep a track of all its plot lines and give them all a satisfying ending before moving on to something rather inane. In any case, I’m glad the head honchos of HBO are listening up.

    • sookie+eric

      I just dont understand how they thought going down the political and fae story line route would be better then seasons 1 and 2. it was kinda corney at times with the whole fae and her grandfather trying to kill warlow. I felt like they had to give some kind of story to sookie bc she wasnt with bill or eric and i think that they desperately need her to end up with eric for viewers to be happy because that was the only relationsip that was hot and steamy. her and bill were good in season one but became boring. Alcide, seriously? dont understand the hype about him, i do not think he has a hot face at all and he was a drag last season. I really hope they step it up in the final season. i can only hope!










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