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Who's giving the best performance in 'True Blood'? Right now, this woman is.

While Anna Paquin is larking through the season being a cheerfully aggressive Sookie sex toy, and the superb Irish actress Fiona Shaw is having a ball channeling a possessed palm-reader-turned-witch(es), the True Blood performance that just gets better — deeper, richer, wittier — belongs to Deborah Ann Woll as the ginger-haired, heart-on-her-bloody-sleeve Jessica Hamby. READ FULL STORY

Instant reaction to 'American Horror Story,' from the creators of 'Glee': Eeeeek!

Glee producers Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk screened their new October drama American Horror Story to TV critics at the Summer TV Press Tour in Los Angeles on Tuesday night. It stars Friday Night Lights‘ Connie Britton, The Practice‘s Dylan McDermott, Oscar-winner Jessica Lange, True Blood‘s Denis O’Hare, and a whole lotta screams, sex, jolts, mashed faces, psychotic behavior, and dead babies. If you have been wanting to hear the erstwhile Tami Taylor say, “I can be kinky,” this show may be for you. Then again, it may be the show that peels back your skull and makes you run bellowing from the room. READ FULL STORY

'True Blood': The sex-friendly show in which sex is usually bad or dangerous

The same weekend that New York state legalized same-sex marriage, True Blood guru Alan Ball revealed in the season premiere that, over the course of a one-year time-jump since last season, Tara had (a) become an MMA-style cage wrestler, and (b) found comfort, happiness, and sex in the arms of a woman (a work colleague, the nicely trim fighter Naomi). READ FULL STORY

'The Killing' premiere review: A damp good mystery, don't you think?

The Killing, which premiered Sunday night on AMC, was a dream for hardcore murder-mystery fans: An investigation conducted by police detectives with contrasting personalities, its focus fixed as frequently on the family of the victim as on the solving of the case. Filled with  READ FULL STORY

Golden Globes TV nominations: 'The Walking Dead'! 'Boardwalk Empire'! Other surprises and disappointments!

The Golden Globes TV nominations found room for zombies and bootleggers this year, as The Walking Dead and Boardwalk Empire were among the new names on the television list. The biggest loser: Lost.

In keeping with a tradition of rewarding HBO shows, Boardwalk Empire‘s nominations included Steve Buscemi and Kelly Macdonald as well as the show itself. More surprising was the inclusion of The Walking Dead, which despite its late-in-the-year premiere and a mere half-dozen episodes managed to impress the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Other newcomers included READ FULL STORY

'True Blood' season finale review: 'Evil Is Going On,' and on, and on...

True Blood closed out its season on Sunday night with a series of double- and triple-crosses. The series didn’t so much end with a cliffhanger than READ FULL STORY

'True Blood' review: An episode in need of 'Fresh Blood'

“I’m excited to destroy you,” said Russell to Eric at one point during the penultimate episode of True Blood this week. If only that excitement had been contagious. It pains me to write this, but this was another week in Blood‘s recent run of scattershot-quality hours.

Oh, sure, it started out fun. Even before the opening scene there was a funny “In Memoriam” segment paying mock-tribute to all the humans and creatures who’ve left this show’s mortal, and non-mortal, coil. And Pam spraying Bill with READ FULL STORY

Emmy predictions: Here's who'll win best drama and comedy series

If you are engaged in a little friendly competition with your friends about who’ll take home two of the biggest prizes during this Sunday’s Emmy awards, you’ve come to the right place. I think I’ve figured out who’s going to win. See if you agree with me.

Breaking Bad
The Good Wife
Mad Men
True Blood

Will win Lost. I think READ FULL STORY

'True Blood' review: 'I Smell a Rat,' or maybe it was just this episode

For an episode bursting with revelations, this wasn’t the best True Blood of the season. Lurching from one plot-point to another without much in the way of artful pacing, the hour was like an information-dump that needed to be unloaded so that the series could come to a smashing last-two-episodes conclusion. But READ FULL STORY

'True Blood' review: 'Hitting the Ground' running and bleeding

The fast and furious edition of True Blood this week was directed by one of my favorite Blood directors, John Dahl (Red Rock West, The Last Seduction), and it was a week of death, change, and puzzlement. READ FULL STORY

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