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Last week we mentioned that the second season premiere of True Blood was the highest rated program for the premium cable network since the finale of The Sopranos.

Over 3.7 million viewers tuned in to watch the premiere, which caused the ratings to go up 157% from the first season's premiere. Shall they thank the Twilight fans for that?

And it seems the show's DVD sales are doing pretty good as well!

In fact, True Blood: The Complete First Season DVD has sold over 1 million copies!

The disc set was released four weeks ago and has already made $35 million in total sales.

It also took the top number one spot for TV DVD sales last week, followed by a far second place with Weeds selling 334,000 copies.

So tell us, why do U watch True Blood?

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  1. 1

    i think its a good dark comedy/drama. Its nice to have a new show that you look forward to watching!



  2. 2

    :)



  3. 3

    love the books, Sam the bartender and Eric the vampire…. that's why I watch.



  4. 4

    I don't watch True Blood because it is just a Twilight knockoff!



  5. 5

    bill compton is sexy! eric's not so bad either!!



  6. 6

    I watch it because I like the "fragile love" aspect of it. A guy who loves a girl so much and wants to make love to her (which he does) and kiss her and be with her……but he has to be careful cause he may break her. Or kill her. I just like those looks they give each other, the looks that tell each one how much the other one loves them, but they arent even talking. Thats why I LIKE it. Thats how I look at it. Some people might like that it has a lotta sex in it though. haha…



  7. 7

    it's a fuck hot show and nothing like twilight yeah it's got vampires but it is on it's own level yeah I love twilight but that's for the teens. True Blood is a full on adult show with adult themes and plots.



  8. 8

    My husband is who I have to thank for getting me into True Blood and this is the only reason we have HBO. But I do have to admit I think the people buying the DVDs are the new followers and some posers since they didn't know what happened the last season. HBO is being smart by not airing the old episodes as much so the newbies have to get the DVDs. I personally don't feel the need to buy the DVDs since I've seen last season and don't care to watch it again. But I am in fact a True Blood fanatic from the start. I'm surprised it took people this long to actually find this show.



  9. 9

    Because it's a hoot! Twlight is overrated. It it weren't for Robert Patinson would anyone really care?



  10. 10

    well written and bill the vamp is hottie



  11. 11

    yes yes i do. since it first came out…..although the books are better (always are) the show is sexy and amazing



  12. 12

    sure do!



  13. 13

    I like Trueblood for the overall plot. The bigotry and prejudice against the vampires with humans. The hate crimes they deal with. The characters are also pretty complex and interesting as well. From the angry girl with an alcholic mother, to the leading lady's brother, a sex addict and comical idiot, who is completely confused with his love/hate relationship with vampires. The cook who suffers form postraumatic stress, the cop who wishes for his town to look at him as a hero to the people.

    There is so much variety in Trueblood besides just being a vampire love or action flick. It's actually telling the stories of the lives of each character and how all the craziness is making their lives even more complex. You can't beat it. An awesome tale. A memorable classic in the future.



  14. 14

    Y watch? Alexander Skarsgard! He can bite my femoral anyday!



  15. 15

    Besy new show on tv right now, drama, horror, romance, action and nudity.



  16. 16

    I LOVEEEEEE TRUE BLOOD! i have been a fan since it first aired. i loooove the whole vampires mainstreaming idea… its sexy, suspenseful, creative, gosh i could go on… I just love it!



  17. 17

    The show is amazing.. Though a little different from the books. Sookie Stackhouse Novels to be exact. So much from this season already is different. But it's still a great show. Hot vampires and humans too. Lots of sex.. Seriously, the books are like porn. But, all in all its just a really good show. You should start watching it Perez.



  18. 18

    I watch it because…I read all the books, and…it's lovely…and I love how Bill says "Sookie," etc etc etc

  19. rutsa says – reply to this


    19

    The storytelling kicks ass. It's by Alan Ball, same guy behind Six Feet Under.

    It's also sexy and outrageous, like a high-budget, well-acted gothic soap.



  20. 20

    its a good show. way better than that twilight garbage. its got the awesome vampire stuff, along with the romance. bill is a complete badass



  21. 21

    They don't need to thank Twilight fans BECAUSE the Sookie Stackhouse novels came out in 2001 which beats Stephanie Meyer by two years. It's much more adult material which is out of Twilight's league. By far.

    but i still love me some R-patz.



  22. 22

    Read the books, love the plots, great sex scenes!



  23. 23

    Re: yourodette – The True Blood series was out before Twilight….yourodumb!



  24. 24

    Looooove it! Andthe Books too



  25. 25

    YES…I LOVE TRUE BLOOD!!!!
    It's pretty twisted but it is absolutely AMAAAZZZINGGG!!!



  26. 26

    I LOVE True Blood! I watch it because there is NOTHING else out there like it! People say it's a rip off of Twilight… they OBVIOUSLY have not watched it. It's NOTHING like Twilight! (which I also love)



  27. 27

    The books were published way before Twilight jackass

  28. jvacc says – reply to this


    28

    true blood is awesome cause its sexy and feels almost real…the dudes are gorgeous too. its based off of the southern vampire mysteries…pretty sure they came out long before twilight did



  29. 29

    Shut the fuck up about Twilight giving it better ratings. The tweenyboppers obsessed with Twilight are too young to watch the damn show. It's awesome and got good ratings because of stuff like good promotion and awards. Twilight sucks ass BTW. True Blood is awesome.



  30. 30

    i LOVE THAT SHOW!! BAD ACTING, WITH AN ACTUAL GOOD STORY LINE!!! :)



  31. 31

    Re: DameDuPoulet – I love it too! I actually name my new puppy sookie, but no one says it right :( But anyways i love True Blood, because of the high suspension it leaves you with. I can not get enough of this show!



  32. 32

    I WATCH TO SEE RYAN KWANTEN AS JASON STACKHOUSE!!!!!!!

    HOT! HOT! HOTTEST MAN ON PLANET EARTH!



  33. 33

    Twilight had nothing to do with True Blood being a hit. Did BEP knock your brain loose?



  34. 34

    Ok heres the reason:
    True Blood is FAR better than twilight except for Rob Pattison. This show is adult like full of sex, and drinking blood. It is a fantastic show. If u have a chance do watch it



  35. 35

    I love this show, Prez check it out one day.



  36. 36

    hmmmm…i smell panic….no access to 'THE statement'
    'i'm sorry'
    'a new statement'….

    there's a fan spinnning somewhere with sh*t ricocheting off in all directions!…

    search r.i.p. perez hilton steven crowder on you tube…..brilliant



  37. 37

    you can't thank Twilight fans for True Blood's success. Many viewers including myself don't care for Twilight. The series is yet another original from HBO, who always has the most interesting shows (Six Feet Under, Oz, Sopranos, Entourage, Flight of the Conchords, Curb, Sex and the City, Big Love, etc.) These shows are always willing to push limits no other channel does.



  38. 38

    Re: rutsa
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    My thoughts exactly. I will watch anything that Allan Ball is connected to.
    I loved Six Feet Under.



  39. 39

    Louisiana REPRESENT….. :)

    love the XXX!

    ohh and Lafayette is MY HERO..

    would DEF be a Fang banger!



  40. 40

    its just good period, twilight has nothing to do with it, trust me.



  41. 41

    Re: AlfaKipper – awesome.



  42. 42

    For the gore, innovative vampire plots and seksi characters like Bill Compton and Jason Stackhouse.



  43. 43

    Whoever thinks True Blood is a Twilight knock off [yourodette] is an idiot.



  44. 44

    I need something to hold me over until New Moon comes out!!!!



  45. 45

    HOT SEX!! IT MAKES MY HUSBAND HORNY!! LOL HOT SUMMER IN LOUISIANA PLUS THE ACTION IS CRAZY

    CRAZY WEIRD SHIT HAPPENING AND SEX!



  46. 46

    Yes, the Sookie books were written before the Twilight books. I have read both series. Twilight is PG 13 and the Sookie books are NC 17. The Twilight book is way better than the movie, but the True Blood series is way better than the Sookie books…go figure.



  47. 47

    I am a HUGE fan of the books. They have done a phenomenal job at translating them to the screen. They've even made just enough alterations and additions in the back story.. that the series actually shocks me left and right! I LOVE it!

    Also, True Blood the series and books all came out before Twilight.. so Twilight should thank THEM. :)



  48. 48

    Re: yourodette – You are ridiculous. Twilight is NOTHING compared to True Blood.



  49. 49

    Hell yeah, one of the best shows on TV. Funny, compelling, dramatic. You would LOVE Lafayette ;)



  50. 50

    Cause it's not Twilight and Bill's way, way hotter than Edward. :3



  51. 51

    I still like twilight more cus its innocent and romantic, but true blood is something I watch alone (NOT FOR KIDS) obviously. I got sucked in to the story and the actors are great. Its nice to have vampire variety and something to keep us entertained until new moon comes out :)



  52. 52

    True Blood is the best showw on right now!! The Religious part kind of freaks me outt! but besides that , I love it!



  53. 53

    Sookie & Bill are super sexy.



  54. 54

    cause its very sexy dark fun deep



  55. 55

    Its like a daytime soap opera with vampires. I loooove it!!!

  56. *Dani says – reply to this


    56

    I love, love, love this show!
    I've read all of the books in Charlaine Harris' Sookie Stackhouse series (which True Blood is based on). And I am not-so-patiently waiting for the 9th book to be released.
    The show is going a totally different way than the books, which I love, because I don't know what's going to happen! So, every Sunday @ 8pm tune in to HBO. You will not be dissapointed!
    There's hotties involved as well! Though Eric, and Bill may not be as sexy as they are in my head. Eric's pretty damn sexy though..
    It's definitely way more adult oriented than Twillight. There's sex scenes, nudity, & course language. It's rated R 18+.



  57. 57

    dripping hot sex



  58. 58

    SUki!! Suki suki suki. she is a great actress!



  59. 59

    Re: yourodette – are you serious?? true blood books were out WAAAAY before twilight.. and guess what? the fucking vampires dont sparkle in the sun in true blood.. they fucking die.. just like a vampire should



  60. 60

    It's a great show. The writing is great, the actors are fantastic, it's an intriguing story all around. And it just pulls you in.



  61. 61

    I think I will be b o y c o t t ing it because it is on HBO. Say no to H8! Not to Perez Hilton.



  62. 62

    5 words. Alexader Skaarskard and Stephen Moyer.



  63. 63

    It's just addicting!



  64. 64

    Re: yourodette – True Blood is nothing like Twighlight and its based on a series of books called "The Southern Vampire Chronicles" which were written long before Twilight. Maybe you should watch an episode before you comment.



  65. 65

    True Blood is just good, it's one of the best shows on TV right now.

    Plus True Blood vampires could kick Twilight vampires a*s.



  66. 66

    bonjour,

    I love the tv show because it's provocative and open mind. They are not afraid to start a love scene and add the condom on it . The entire cast is fantastic and my favorite is lafayette! It 's like buffy the vampire met sex in city!!!



  67. 67

    why the fuck does everything have to be thanks to twilight? those books and movies are shit, they're just soft porn for little tweens and pathetic 40 year old moms. sookie was around before twilight and at least the author can actually write above a high school level.



  68. 68

    The TV show is awesome. Lots of hot actors.



  69. 69

    I Love this fucking show sooooooooooooo much.



  70. 70

    LOVE IT!!!



  71. 71

    i loveee true blood..and i hope the twilight fans arent watching that show! its too adult for them! im def going out and buying the first season!



  72. 72

    Dude…as long as I get to see Anna Paquins tits every episode, I'm in!



  73. 73

    Re: yourodette – actually the sookie stackhouse novels which the show is based off of were out before stephanie meyer ever wrote twilight soo you fucking wrong twilight is actually a knock off of true blood



  74. 74

    Oh Hell yes I do…avid watcher since last season!!!



  75. 75

    P.S.~ You can watch season 1 all you want for free if you have in demand on your tv. At least those episodes USED to be on in demand cause thats how I watched the ones I missed. And then I just watched the whole season over again. And to whomever said it…..I like the way Bill says "Sookie" too. haha.



  76. 76

    LOVE it!!! the books and the show are both amazing!!!!!!!!!!!



  77. 77

    Re: yourodette – I truly you are being sarcastic.



  78. 78

    I liked Twilight but I agree with some on here stating its more for teens at least the theme is, I like True Blood, darker, adult geared themes I'm half way through the first season, can't wait to catch up to the 2nd season!



  79. 79

    LOVE IT! Both the series and the books are awesome!!!!!!!!! ERIC is insanely cool!



  80. 80

    Love True Blood.. I watched it before Twilight. The Charlene Harris books are amazing, prob brought in a good amount of fans.



  81. 81

    Alexander Skarsgård! :P



  82. 82

    Its hella AWESOME! Great acting. Overall excellent writing. The actors are attractive. It's funny, scary, and sexy. Plus, no freaking KIDS can watch this!!



  83. 83

    Yourodette your wrong the Charlene Harris books came out way before Twilight.



  84. 84

    Re: tshore1023 – he is hot! and i think he is hotter than eric and bill. But eric with his new haircut makes him more appealing to me now too



  85. 85

    Alexander Skarsgard. Hottest thing to come out of Sweden ever!!!

    I've read all the books too, they are way better than the show, even though the show is amazing. I have no interest in ever seeing Twilight and I don't find Rpatz sexy, sorry.



  86. 86

    i love it sookie is the best with her southern accent y´all



  87. 87

    i watch because of jason stackhouse. haha, he's just so cute. :)



  88. 88

    First its not a twilight knock off at all, the books awesome and for ADULTS, I love the show and how it brings it all to life, LOVE LOVE Eric



  89. 89

    oh, and i don't like twilight either. i think you asked about that.



  90. 90

    True Blood is smart sexy television. Alan Ball and all the actors have done a fantastic job. The books are also very good- different from the show- but definately page turners. It is NOTHING like Twilight.



  91. 91

    trueblood is 10000 times better than twilight. it actually has believable humor



  92. 92

    First and foremost True Blood is not a knock off of Twilight.And second the books are based on the Charlaine Harris Sookie Stackhouse novels which were created before Stephanie Myer's Twlight non sense. I like the books because they combine different genres of literature like Southern Gothic , Mythology, and horror etc. The show is a little different but it still focuses on the same issue integration of Vampires and equality which is something that you must relate to Mario . But I'm sure True Blood is not as overrated as Twlight because people are busy licking Robert Pattinson's ass.Seriously jump off his dick ! Fall back for real.



  93. 93

    I heart True Blood. It's like Twilight for adults (although I heart Twilight too and I am an adult). Anyway, LOVE IT



  94. 94

    Uhh…Yourodette, Southern Vamp/True Blood was first published in 2001 and Twilight was published in 2005. And Charlaine Harris is a REAL writer, they are not even comparable since Twilight reads like it's for an 8 year old.



  95. 95

    I watch the show because I think it's a good dark drama, and it is very sexy… Actors and actresses all have "sex appeal". It has nothing to do with Twilight (which is not bad, but so naive…), true blood vampires are real vampires : they like blood, they like sex, they fucking don't care about having sex before marriage, and they die in the sun. Plus, I would say that the opining credits are the best I have seen in any TV shows : great music, amazing images. It is SO beautiful.

    ps : sorry about my english, I try my best and sometimes it's not enough to tell everything I would like to.

  96. Darby says – reply to this


    96

    Because of Vampire Eric. Check out Alexander Skarsgard, he is a serious hottie and so sexy as a vampire. It is NOT a Twilight knock off. These books were here first and there are 9 of them. Very good books and highly recommended.



  97. 97

    the sookie stackhouse series were published before twilight, but i do think that the massive sucess of the twilight franchise has renewed interest into the vampire genre.



  98. 98

    books are awesome. bill and eric are HOT! :D

  99. cgm81 says – reply to this


    99

    First of all true Blood is not a Twilight knock off! The books (The Sookie Stackhouse Series or also known as The Southern Vampire Mysteries by Charlaine Harris) came out years before Twilight so all of you complaining can shut up now. I watch True Blood because I am a fan of the books. I really enjoy comparing the books to the episodes and because the cast is super sexy!



  100. 100

    The Sookie Stackhouse Novels are amazing. I bought the first season on DVD and I can't stop watching it. This Second season is coming along great too.

    Twilight is more like a True Blood knock off. Stephanie Meyer can't even write. Dumb mormon bitch

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