See that? That's the
blood orange flavored soda [that's] slightly tart, lightly sweet and subtly carbonated. Designed to taste great while matching the appearance of Bill’s favorite drink, the drink pours like a regular soda, but with the standing appearance in a glass is stormy and mysterious.
TruBeverage. Yark. Yours for the low, low price of $96 a case. Show creator Alan Ball quipped that the ingredients were “Cabernet, the blood of European hemophiliac royalty, vodka, Viagra, and ecstasy. Unfortunately, it’s highly illegal.” Yeah. So, when can I get the one with the drugs in it, again?
As Laura has said, "at least it's carbonated and not thick like blood."
Remember how TruBlood, the actual synthetic blood drink, is the catalyst for the entire show? Let's hope the marketing will remind you. If fake orange soda blood is not enough to test your gag reflexes, you should check out the True Blood Comic-Con coverage after the jump...
If you haven't read the Southern Vampire Chronicle books, Sookie and Bill don't really last that long, and she ends up dating everyone in a hundred mile radius, including werewolves and Eric, the Viking Vampire (played on the show by Alexander Skarsgard.) Since the tv Sookie and Bill seem to be sticking it out despite breaking up and making up EVERY_SINGLE_EPISODE, the "love triangle" aspect was apparently a focal point during the panel. After responding "no comment" as many ways as possible to whether or not Eric and Sookie hook up, there was a lot of wink-wink nudge-nudge between Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer, who are boning in real life.
According to E's Carrie Borzillo-Vrenna:
Added Stephen, "For the first season, I had two tiny little indents because [the fangs] are really sharp." "Yes, they are," Anna replied coyly to the audience's delight. "I make no comment," joked Stephen as the couple shared a romantic glance at each other. Love was in the air.
The good news is, the True Blood crew hates Twilight as much as the True Blood fans. In addition to Stephen Moyer calling Robert Pattinson a pussy ("He's the Slim-Fast, Diet Coke of vampires"), the crowd apparently booed when it was asked if Sookie and Bill would have a half-breed super baby like Bella and what's-his-face. Alan Ball said definitively:
"In our show, our vampires are either full-out vampires or they're not vampires."
Anyway, I'm worried about how Sookie has become this lust object a la Lana Lang (Smallville.) As my friend Burnsy has said (of Paquin's looks, presumably), her transformation in to Tracy Ullman is almost complete. And, up until the last two episodes where she was actually glammed up a bit, I was inclined to believe that sentiment. So why would a thousand year old hot viking vampire have any interest in a 20-something waitress with no concept of a continental breakfast?
According to the LA Times, Skarsgard said:
"Eric's been around for a very long time. He's kind of over humanity, then she comes along and there's something different about her. For the first time in a long time, he's curious."
That sounds dangerously like "my greatest failure is breaking Lana's heart," but who am I to judge? Oh, yeah. I'm the one who has seen seven seasons of Smallville. To badly misquote Forrest Gump, I may not be a smart girl, but I know what bad tv is.
...Of course, I keep watching, so I am definitely not a smart girl. (And I'm hoping Skarsgard takes his shirt off eventually.)