True Blood: Season 1

True Blood: Season 1

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HBO's drama about vampires, sex, and the Deep South starring Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer, created by Alan Ball (Six Feet Under) and based on the novels by Charlaine Harris.

2008USA
FantasyHorror

Episodes

EPISODE 1.1

Strange Love

Across the country, vampires have “come out of the coffin”... More following the invention of mass-produced synthetic blood. In Louisiana, Sookie Stack house, a waitress with telepathic abilities, falls under the spell of sexy, 173-year-old vampire Bill Compton whose thoughts she can’t read. After saving Bill from the Rat trays, a pair of ruthless “vampire drainers”, Sookie tests the limits of Bill’ s gratitude when the two are left alone in the dark. Meanwhile, Sookie’ s best friend Tara goes to work for Sam merlette at his bar and grill, while Sookie’ s roguish brother Jason finds himself in hot water when a “fang-banger” with whom he’s been intimate meets a tragic end.

EPISODE 1.2

The First Taste

After Sookie gets saved by Bill she suffers a lot... More of injuries and Bill tries to save her "the Vampire way". The next day her brother is released from police custody and the bodies of Sookie's attackers are found. Later that day Bill goes to visit Sookie's family and gets a not so friendly welcome.

EPISODE 1.3

Mine

Tara visits LaFayette seeking comfort from her woes, Sookie meets... More some of Bill's rowdy friends and saves them from harm from a human among them, and, Sookie and Hugo visit the Church of the Fellowship of the Sun.

EPISODE 1.4

Escape from Dragon House

One of the barmaids from Merlotte's is murdered and all... More signs point to Jason as her killer. Also evident is the fact that she had been around vampires, and Sookie knows just where to go to find out who the girl had been with. Bill introduces Sookie to Fangtasia, the biggest vampire bar in Shreveport, and Eric, the oldest vampire in Shreveport. Her search could lead her into territory she never thought she'd cover.

EPISODE 1.5

Sparks Fly Out

Bill wins over Adele's church group with his vivid recollections... More from the Civil War; Sam reveals his feelings to Sookie; Jason gives vampire blood another shot with the help of Lafayette, and hurts Tara in the process.

EPISODE 1.6

Cold Ground

Sookie seeks refuge from her friends' and neighbors' inner voices;... More Jason wrestles with withdrawal symptoms; Tara's mother needs her help; Sam and Tara make a connection.

EPISODE 1.7

Burning House of Love

Sookie's painful childhood revelation spurs Bill into action; Tara agrees... More to pay for an exorcism for Lettie Mae; Jason travels to Fangtasia in search of V juice.

EPISODE 1.8

The Fourth Man in the Fire

Sookie tries to hold herself together in the wake of... More another possible tragedy; Tara lashes out at Sookie and Sam; Amy charms the crowd at Merlotte's.

EPISODE 1.9

Plaisir D'Amour

Bill must pay a steep price for protecting Sookie; Jason... More and Amy break a taboo; Tara consults with Miss Jeanette about exorcising her inner demon; Bill enlists an unlikely bodyguard.

EPISODE 1.10

I Don't Wanna Know

Sam shares a secret with Sookie; Lettie Mae and Tara... More celebrate; Jason and Amy debate what to do with Eddie; Bill faces a harsh penalty.

EPISODE 1.11

To Love Is To Bury

Sookie and Sam investigate her most recent vision; Jason helps... More clean up Amy's mess; Tara becomes angry with Lettie Mae; Lafayette visits a senator.

EPISODE 1.12

You'll Be the Death of Me

Sookie finds a link to the string of killings in... More Bon Temps; Tara wants to make the most of her second chance; Jason finds a new calling; Bill tempts fate; Sam is upset by an encounter with an old acquaintance.

True Blood: Season 1 | Reviews

61%31 reviews

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Boston Globe

Boston Globe

In Ball's droll, neo-gothic "True Blood," the vampire community isn't willing to roll over and accept our pity.

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San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

A creative experiment. Ball should at least be given the chance to prove further whether he can slay viewers with his vision.

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The Washington Post

The Washington Post

A romp and a wallow--and a bloody good one.

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Vulture

Vulture

Generally witty, always absorbing, and invariably violent.

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USA Today

USA Today

A much-needed infusion of new, well, blood. Drink up.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Those who enjoy a guilty pleasure of an evening, however, will likely find this a fun if over-cooked ride...

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Independent

Independent

Its take on contemporary gothic does have a knowing connection to a dark side of American life.

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True Blood: Season 1 | Release Details

True Blood: Season 1 is available to stream in New Zealand now on Neon.