God Hates Fangs
Okay, because you remember how 50 Shades of Grey was actually based on Twilight erotic fan fiction? So there’s your connection right there. Also, we didn’t want to write two separate posts about these items, because The Observer is not into Vampires anymore. Or werewolves or shape-shifters or witches or any other kind of “come out of the coffin” clumsy supernatural metaphors for disenfranchised minorities.
Yech. Put a stake in that! Also put a stake in all those terrible vampire puns. (God Hates Fangs was clever for the first season, season and a half tops, and having vampires say that anything “sucks” is just lazy writing.)
So here’s the good news: 50 Shades of Grey has finally cast its two leads. No more speculation! Bad news: We have no idea who these people are. But more good news! True Blood is finally drawing to a merciful close in 2014. So there won’t be anymore of this:
It’s the Summer of the Whistleblower, and with Bradley Manning, Edward Snowden and all those people who’ve put the SEC on speed-dial, why should Julian Assange be the only one getting a documentary?
We find it especially odd in the case of Snowden, who has his entire life being made into a tabloid cover, yet whom no one in the media has called out for being a dead ringer for one of television’s leading men.
Click below the jump for our pick on who should play Snowden in the HBO miniseries.
If it seems like you had to wait extra long to watch the season premiere of Entourage last night, that’s probably because you did. Not that airing True Blood at 9 p.m. is a bad strategy for HBO, but does anyone really need to wait through the drab boringness of Hung to get to the Read More
Not only is Sookie strong out of the gates, but she has staying power.
HBO announced today that it is renewing True Blood for 12 more episodes, after the show’s excellent opening ratings one week ago.
“This is the most fun I have ever had,” said the show’s creater Alan Ball in the Read More
A replica of a piece of Egyptian art from the Brooklyn Museum’s collection made a recent cameo on HBO’s saucy vampire drama True Blood, and the museum’s online community helped administrators take notice.
During the second season premiere of the show, Sam Merlotte, the puppy-dog-eyed roadhouse restaurant owner, pays a visit to mystery woman Maryann Forrester’s house. On her coffee table, he sees a Read More
Lizzy Caplan should be more famous. As Casey on Party Down, the doe-eyed actress—who happens to be our current favorite celebrity crush—exhibits a perfect blend of sarcasm and bitterness that belies her loving heart. In short, she’s a geek fantasy girl: at once perfectly attainable and completely unattainable. As much as we love Read More
Vampires don’t really live forever—it just feels like they do. Lately, you can’t turn on the TV, go to a bookstore, see a movie, or go to (if you’re really prepared to argue that these books aren’t just for kids, you might want to take a cold, hard look at yourself in the mirror at Read More
Viewers of True Blood, HBO’s Southern vampire gothic, may have noticed a politically loaded piece of background art this past weekend.
Prominently featured in a scene set at Fangtasia, a vampire bar, was a painting of George W. Bush sucking blood from the neck of the Statue of Liberty. (A version can be Read More
Last May, Mad.Media, the new-media arm of the postproduction advertising company Mad.House, were given a surprising inspiration for the look of the online videos they were producing for True Blood, HBO’s new series about lusty vampires in the South: Fox’s Movietone newsreels. The company that hired them to create the short, two-minute videos that were Read More
Monday: Prison Break
Shockingly, now into its fourth season, there still isn’t a prison to be found on Prison Break, which only adds to the lunacy of the show. This season has been especially stupid, with Michael Scofield (the whispering Wentworth Miller) leading a band of miscreants on a quest to find something called Read More