After a disappointing True Blood series finale that has already gained a place at the top of a couple of “Worst of 2014″ lists, it’s good to see another Eric Northman moment make a “Best” list, (See our earlier post about Jason Stackhouse’s dream of Eric being the 2nd sexiest scene of the year), proving once again that the Viking Vampire was by far the best thing about True Blood’s final season.
One of our favorite reviewers, Meredith Woerner, has included an iconic Eric scene in her “Best” list, and we aren’t going to disagree with her (or Ginger).
It’s that time of year again when every man , woman and dog on the internet decides to give us their best and worst from the last 12 months of entertainment. And Alexander Skarsgard already features on a couple of the lists.
Firstly Eric Northman and Jason Stackhouse take 2nd place in Buzzfeed’s 29 Hottest TV Sex Scenes of 2014 for Jason’s dream of the Viking Vampire in True Blood 7.02. It wasn’t exactly the Stackhouse most of us had been hoping would get down and dirty with Eric in the show’s final season, but it certainly was one of the highlights from Bon Temps this year.
Here’s another short video, this time from ET in which Alexander Skarsgard, Anna Paquin and Rutina Wesley say goodbye to True Blood.
Season 7 of True Blood is released on DVD and Blu-ray in the US tomorrow (and in the UK today). Now fans of the Viking Vampire can take home and keep forever his final moments on the show. Also released is the entire 7 seasons box-set collection, for those who have been waiting until the end to look back over the lives and loves of the residents of Bon Temps.
The special features on the season 7 DVD box-set include A Farewell to Bon Temps, plus audio commentaries by members of the cast along with some of the show’s writers. (Unfortunately no commentary from Alexander Skarsgard).
The Season 7 Blue-ray also includes “True Death – the final days on set” (Witness the final days of the show through the eyes of the cast members as they document the experiences of their last days on set).
Vanity Fair have joined in the pre True Blood Blu-ray release promotion by posting a further short video from the final days of the show. This one shows some final wraps for the cast members, including Kristin Bauer Van Straten, Ryan Kwanten, and very briefly, Alexander Skarsgard.
As a huge Eric and Sookie shipper, and also a fan who is still in denial that Eric Northman won’t be returning next year, it broke my heart a little bit to see the final scene Alexander filmed was actually from the penultimate episode, one of Eric’s final moments with Sookie, before he flew her home over Bon Temps. If only this had been the very final scene and we never saw them again as they flew somewhere far, far away together…….
Nice touch to hear someone doing the Tarzan call, as Alexander was leaving the set early to begin his time as King of the Jungle for Warner Brothers in London.
EW have posted a short preview clip of one of the True Blood upcoming Blu-ray release extras titled “True Death: The Final Days on Set.”
The DVD and blu-ray for Season 7 and the entire 7 seasons box-set are available from November 11 in the US (and November 10 in the UK).
This short clip is entitled “Tricks of the trade”. It features Kristin Bauer Van Straten, Karolina Wydra, and (briefly) our man Alexander Skarsgard.
Many True Blood fans are battling a bad ‘fangover’ today. The fan reactions run the full gambit from hating it to absolutely loving it. I will be always grateful to the show for the many adventures I’ve had and all the amazing friends I have made because of the show. It is over now but the friendships won’t go away.
Today is also Alexander Skarsgard’s birthday! Wishing him a fang-tastic and very happy birthday! Huge thanks to him for giving fans an amazing Eric Northman. He will be truly missed. Looking forward to his new roles!
The day is almost here for the final True Blood episode. The images in the gallery below are from the series finale promo which aired after tonight’s True Blood. The episode synopsis states:
Episode #80: “Thank You” (series finale) Continue reading
The final season of True Blood is almost at an end. Episode 7.08 aired tonight titled “Almost Home”. At the end of the episode the promo for 7.09 episode 79 aired. The screen caps are on this page link here (having gallery issues here so uploading to second site )The episode synopsis for “Love is to Die” states:
Sookie (Anna Paquin) retreats in confusion. Sam (Sam Trammell) makes a choice.Jason (Ryan Kwanten) exercises uncharacteristic restraint, while Eric (Alexander Skarsgård) faces a dilemma after being caught in a lie. UPDATE added a second video promo below
SpoilerTV has an advance review for tonight’s new episode of True Blood. Below please find an excerpt. Huge thanks to Romain for the review. SPOILERS ahead..don’t peek unless you want some spoiling. Continue reading
New promo video for episode 7 for True Blood. This one features Eric Northman and his progeny Pam! The episode description from HBO:
Eric (Alexander Skarsgård), Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten) and Mr. Gus (Will
Yun Lee) close in on Sarah (Anna Camp) in Dallas. Adilyn (Bailey Noble) and Wade (Noah Matthews) find a temporary haven, and unexpected hospitality. Refusing to accept the inevitable, a desperate Sookie (Anna Paquin) turns to unexpected resources in search of a miracle. Bill (Stephen Moyer) recalls the inexorable forces that led him to his marriage 170 years earlier. A familiar face resurfaces in Bon Temps. Sam (Sam Trammell) faces a quandary.
True Blood aired a new promo for next week’s episode 7.06. Screencaps are below. Too many questions! SPOILERS don’t peek unless you have seen it. Continue reading
True Blood season 7 aired the fourth episode tonight and HBO Go had the fifth episode promo on their site. Screencaps are below. SPOILERS ….Episode 7.05 will air on July 20, 2014.
Another new episode aired for True Blood tonight. The fourth episode for their final season was titled “Death is not the End”. It was good to see the early days of Fangtasia and yes Eric Northman. (and hear how Eric dealt with the time after his burning scene in the season 6 finale) Continue reading
The third episode of True Blood’s final season aired tonight. The episode titled “Fire in the Hole” synopsis hinted that:
Sookie (Anna Paquin) hatches a dangerous plan to take down the H-Vamps, even as Vince (Brett Rickaby) and his armed vigilantes pose an equally serious threat. Lafayette (Nelsan Ellis) gets high with James (Nathan Parsons); Jason (Ryan Kwanten) eyes a family future with Violet (Karolina Wydra); Willa (Amelia Rose Blaire) is forced to find a new placeto stay; Sarah Newlin (Anna Camp) sheds her past. Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten) offers Eric (Alexander Skarsgård) a compelling reason to return to Louisiana – and be the vampire he used to be. Continue reading