True Blood Radio 167: Season 5 Controversy!

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The True Blood withdrawals must be hitting us hard, because it seems like every piece of news the comes out about season 5, even the most innocuous of comments from one of the stars, gets people riled up. We take the bull by the horns this week and read your comments about Alexander Skarsgard’s comments about Eric & Bill, plus the casting of the show’s youngest vampire, and more!

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  1. Elisha_Q

    February 22, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    Be careful what you wish for guys, I have the suspition those mini scripts will be very very durty. There was already a proposition for Brokeback Vampire LOL 😀

  2. Alexa

    February 23, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    I think it’s that there’s alot of people so heated about being “Team Bill” or “Team Eric”, its hard with them on the same side. Hahaha.

  3. Jayed

    February 23, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    Wow, I’m kind of surprised you guys thought people were freaking out about the news. I don’t usually read comments -but did just out of curiosity from you guys mentioning it on the blog, and i didn’t see any comments flipping out. Just people respectfully chatting about the show and the possibilities it could go.

    Anyways, from the comments i read, I think the gist is that people just don’t want Eric turning into Bill. And you have to admit, last season- that’s really what started happening. And so as one of you pointed out, “intrigued” could be taken for Eric being interested in acting more like bill to win sookie over.

    I’m personally looking forward to these two working together, but I also understand where people are coming from.

    • Mel

      February 24, 2012 at 9:39 am

      Well, you didn’t see the emails that came to us directly, or the comments that were deleted for violating our guidelines, so I guess it may seem like we’re being a little dramatic. We get where people are coming from, too, but the level of anger some people reached over Alex’s comment was unreal and what prompted our commentary.

      • Elisha_Q

        February 25, 2012 at 1:15 pm

        Wow, it doesn’t make any sense to me, why would you guys get hate mail 🙁 After all you don’t have anything to do with creating the show. I mean I doubt the writers of True Blood are reading the comments here. But just in case, three words – More Bloody Fights 😀

        • Liz

          February 25, 2012 at 1:41 pm

          You would be surprised at the amount of blame thrown our way. Generally, it’s because people know they can reach us and feel that at least someone is listening to them. We did promise to be a full service fansite! LOL!

        • Clarisa

          March 2, 2012 at 12:58 pm

          I don’t hate the show, but some parts are just to unrealistic to understand. There are to many changes going on at the same time. Anyways, you guys are fun to listen to, so I’m still visiting this site (as you can see). 🙂

          • Liz

            March 2, 2012 at 1:49 pm

            Yes but the whole show really is unrealistic when you think about it. It’s all fantasy! Bon Temps is a magical town where anything can happen and often does. I think that’s the whole fun of the show, and it I stress ‘fun’. That’s what this show should be. However, I do understand the passion in the fans, truly.

  4. Elisha_Q

    February 24, 2012 at 9:09 am

    Stop spamining!!!!!

  5. Shelli

    February 25, 2012 at 1:06 am

    I hope Eric didn’t take order from Nora that she want him having sex w/ her. That’s not like him. I think Bill have a hot for Eric’s sis. I think Bill told Eric didn’t have to that,because Bill known Eric still have feeling for Sookie.

    • Elisha_Q

      February 25, 2012 at 6:37 am

      We still haven’t seen that character and it’s not very likely because vampires rarely have sex with other vampires. Also vampires only take orders from their makers.

      • Liz

        February 25, 2012 at 11:13 am

        That’s not entirely true, vampires will take orders from The Authority and from their superiors, like kings, queens and sheriffs.

        • Elisha_Q

          February 25, 2012 at 12:57 pm

          I meant from other vampires from their family ( I’m not sure that is the right word ) than their maker. Siblings can’t boss each other, right ?

          • Liz

            February 25, 2012 at 1:37 pm

            I don’t think that’s ever been addressed on the show so I’m not sure there’s an answer for that yet. Maybe this is the year we get a closer look at how all of that works.

          • Shelli

            February 26, 2012 at 12:31 am

            Thanks for answered my comment that I posted it last nite. That’s worry about they change that the whole sibling thing,I hope that doesn’t come true. Because Nora got Godric’s blood running through her vein.

            & I think Bill’s helping Eric & he only do it for Nora,because he have a thing for her. Or I think they know each others when they dated in the past at some point,that’s how he met Eric through her. My guess’s Nora’ll play Bill’s love interest & didn’t reveal his storyline. I remembered Eric tells Sookie that Bill doesn’t love her,I think I known he meant. I’m guessing Bill did whole the king thing to impress Nora.

          • Elisha_Q

            February 26, 2012 at 4:49 am

            This is quite far-fetched but probably Nora just needs Eric’s blood because of silver poisoning and that is the only way to stay alive after Goddric’s death. There was something similar in the books with Bill and his sibling Judith. I don’t understand why you think Nora and Bill have something to do with each other, unless she is a member of the Authority and they met through the job. Again vampires rarely have intimate relationships with each other.

  6. veronica

    February 27, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    hi 🙂 just wanted to say thank you for your videos,, and say i wish Eric and Sookie gets together again. i just finished the last of season 4 (in Norway) and i am a huuuuuuuuuuuuuuge fan of Alexander Skarsgård and True blood. i was like nooooooooooo when she decided to leave both him and Bill, i would have like ehm died to be in that position hehe. oh,and a question to fans from USA are there subtitles for when they speak swedish? . hug from a fan 🙂