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I'm going to miss all of Pam's great one-liners. Dang it.

Hey, can someone tell me if “True Blood” season 4 is any good, when it starts? I had to drop HBO. Something had to give and it was HBO. I hate it, but there it is.

Here's my Joel with Mireille Enos. Apparently it's pronounced "Mee-ray." Loved her in "Big Love." She looks like a vampire. Put her in "True Blood"!

However, I still watch AMC and I’m interested to see how “The Killing” ends. It’s so dark and depressing, but I love it anyway. And no, not just because Joel Kinnaman is hot.

Here’s the schedule as copied wholesale from AOL’s lovely and amazing TV Squad:

Wednesday, June 1
8:00 – ‘Dude, What Would Happen?’ (Cartoon Network) 4th season premiere
8:00 – ‘Ghost Hunters: Pearl Harbor Phantoms’ (Syfy) special presentation
8:00 – ‘NHL Stanley Cup Finals: Game 1’ (NBC) special presentation
8:30 – ‘Destroy Build Destroy’ (Cartoon Network) 4th season premiere
9:00 – ‘Franklin & Bash’ (TNT) series premiere
9:00 – ‘Haunted Collector’ (Syfy) series premiere
9:00 – ‘Man v. Food Nation’ (Travel) series premiere
9:00 – ‘Sweat Equity’ (DIY) 9th season premiere
10:00 – ‘Hollywood Treasure’ (Syfy) 1st season mid-season premiere
10:00 – ‘Men of a Certain Age’ (TNT) 2nd season mid-season premiere
10:00 – ‘The Real World: Las Vegas’ (MTV) 25th season finale
10:00 – ‘Sand Masters’ (Travel) series premiere
10:00 – ‘The World According to Paris’ (Oxygen) series premiere

Thursday, June 2
8:00 – ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night’ (ABC) special presentation
8:30 – ‘NBA Countdown’ (ABC) special presentation
9:00 – ‘NBA Finals: Game 2’ (ABC) special presentation
9:00 – ‘Sons of Perdition’ (OWN) special presentation
9:00 – ‘Smoking Gun Presents’ (TruTV) 11th season premiere
10:00 – ‘Break It Down’ (National Geographic) 2nd season finale
10:00 – ‘The First 48: Missing Persons’ (A&E) series premiere
10:00 – ‘Love Bites’ (NBC) series premiere
10:00 – ‘NY Ink’ (TLC) series premiere
11:30 – ‘Son of a Gun’ (MTV) 1st season finale

Friday, June 3
12:00AM – ‘Childrens Hospital’ (Adult Swim) 3rd season premiere
8:00PM – ‘Whale Wars: Road to the Showdown’ (Animal Planet) special presentation
9:00 – ‘Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution’ (ABC) 2nd season mid-season premiere
9:00 – ‘Python Hunters’ (National Geographic Wild) 2nd season finale
9:00 – ‘Whale Wars’ (Animal Planet) 4th season premiere
10:00 – ‘Urban Legends’ (Syfy) 1st season finale
11:00 – ‘VH1 Storytellers: My Morning Jacket’ (VH1) special presentation

Saturday, June 4
12:00 – ‘Room Crashers’ (HGTV) series premiere
8:00 – ‘NHL Stanley Cup Finals: Game 2’ (NBC) special presentation
8:00 – ‘Niecy Nash’s Wedding Bash’ (TLC) special presentation
9:00 – ‘Surviving D-Day’ (Discovery) special presentation
9:00 – ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ (Spike) 13th season finale

Sunday, June 5
7:00 – ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Time’ (ABC) special presentation
7:30 – ‘NBA Countdown’ (ABC) special presentation
7:30 – ‘Randy Jackson Presents: America’s Best Dance Crew’ (MTV) 6th season finale
8:00 – ‘Food Network Challenge’ (Food) 13th season premiere
8:00 – ‘NBA Finals: Game 3’ (ABC) special presentation
8:30 – ‘So Random!’ (Disney) series premiere
9:00 – ’20th Annual MTV Movie Awards’ (MTV) special presentation
9:00 – ‘Hogs Gone Wild’ (Discovery) 1st season finale
9:00 – ‘Ice Road Truckers’ (History) 5th season premiere
9:00 – ‘Locked Up Abroad’ (National Geographic) 5th season premiere
9:00 – ‘Man-Eating Super Snake’ (Animal Planet) special presentation
9:00 – ‘The Next Food Network Star’ (Food) 7th season premiere
9:00 – ‘Sister Wives’ (TLC) 2nd season mid-season finale
10:00 – ‘Coming Home’ (Lifetime) 1st season finale
10:00 – ‘Finding Bigfoot’ (Animal Planet) series premiere
10:00 – ‘Freaky Eaters’ (TLC) 2nd season premiere
10:00 – ‘The Glades’ (A&E) 2nd season premiere
10:00 – ‘Mancations’ (Travel) series premiere
10:00 – ‘The Real Housewives of Orange County’ (Bravo) 6th season finale
10:00 – ‘The Real L Word’ (Showtime) 2nd season premiere
11:00 – ‘Teen Wolf’ (MTV) series premiere

Monday, June 6
8:00 – ‘Adventure Time’ (Cartoon Network) 3rd season premiere
8:00 – ‘Last Man Standing’ (Lifetime) special presentation
8:00 – ‘Masterchef’ (Fox) 2nd season premiere
8:00 – ‘My Yard Goes Disney’ (HGTV) series premiere
8:00 – ‘NHL Stanley Cup Finals: Game 3’ (Versus) special presentation
8:00 – ‘The Secret Life of the American Teenager’ (ABC Family) 4th season premiere
8:00 – ‘WWE Tough Enough’ (USA) 5th season finale
8:30 – ‘House Hunters on Vacation’ (HGTV) series premiere
9:00 – ‘American Chopper: Senior vs. Junior’ (Discovery) 2nd season finale
9:00 – ‘Bobby Fischer Against the World’ (HBO) special presentation
9:00 – ‘HGTV’d’ (HGTV) series premiere
9:00 – ‘Switched at Birth’ (ABC Family) series premiere
9:00 – ‘Unfaithful: Stories of Betrayal’ (OWN) series premiere
10:00 – ‘Behind Mansion Walls’ (ID) series premiere
10:00 – ‘The Dr. Laura Berman Show’ (OWN) series premiere

Tuesday, June 7
8:00 – ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night’ (ABC) special presentation
8:30 – ‘NBA Countdown’ (ABC) special presentation
9:00 – ’19 Kids & Counting’ (TLC) 5th season mid-season premiere
9:00 – ‘NBA Finals: Game 4’ (ABC) special presentation
9:00 – ‘White Collar’ (USA) 3rd season premiere
10:00 – ‘Covert Affairs’ (USA) 2nd season premiere
10:00 – ‘Deadliest Catch: Greenhorns’ (Discovery) special presentation
10:00 – ‘Love/Lust’ (Sundance) 1st season mid-season premiere
10:30 – ‘Hook, Line & Dinner’ (Cooking) series premiere
10:30 – ‘Sports Show with Norm MacDonald’ (Comedy Central) 1st season finale

Wednesday, June 8
7:00 – ‘CMT Music Awards: Red Carpet’ (CMT) special presentation
8:00 – ‘2011 CMT Music Awards’ (CMT) special presentation
8:00 – ‘My Bear Family’ (National Geographic Wild) series premiere
8:00 – ‘NHL Stanley Cup Finals: Game 4’ (Versus) special presentation
9:00 – ‘Operation Repo’ (TruTV) 9th season premiere
9:30 – ‘Extreme Couponing’ (TLC) 1st season finale
10:00 – ‘The Real World: Las Vegas: Reunion Special’ (MTV) special presentation
10:00 – ‘South Park’ (Comedy Central) 15th season mid-season finale
10:00 – ‘Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman’ (Science) 2nd season premiere
10:30 – ‘Workaholics’ (Comedy Central) 1st season finale
11:00 – ‘The Electric Barbarellas’ (MTV) 1st season finale

Thursday, June 9
8:00 – ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night [if necessary]’ (ABC) special presentation
8:00 – ‘DIY Dominator’ (DIY) 2nd season finale
8:30 – ‘NBA Countdown [if necessary]’ (ABC) special presentation
9:00 – ‘NBA Finals: Game 5 [if necessary]’ (ABC) special presentation
10:00 – ‘Nightmare Next Door’ (ID) 2nd season premiere
10:00 – ‘Ridiculousness’ (MTV) series premiere
10:00 – ‘Yard Crashers’ (DIY) 5th season finale

Friday, June 10
7:00 – ‘My Babysitter’s a Vampire’ (Disney) series premiere
8:00 – ‘NHL Stanley Cup Finals: Game 5 [if necessary] (NBC) special presentation
9:00 – ‘CMT’s Next Superstar’ (CMT) 1st season finale
9:00 – ‘Ghost Adventures’ (Travel) 3rd season finale
9:00 – ‘Guys Choice 2011’ (Spike) special presentation
10:00 – ‘Camelot’ (Starz) 1st season finale
10:00 – ‘FBI: Criminal Pursuit’ (ID) 3rd season premiere
11:00 – ‘Ray LaMontagne’ (VH1) special presentation

Saturday, June 11
12:00AM – ‘The Dudesons’ (MTV2) 2nd season premiere
8:00PM – ‘Field of Vision’ (NBC) special presentation
9:00 – ‘Color Splash’ (HGTV) 9th season premiere
9:00 – ‘A Crush on You’ (Hallmark) special presentation
9:00 – ‘Doctor Who’ (BBC America) 6th season mid-season premiere
9:00 – ‘Shane Untamed’ (National Geographic Wild) series premiere
10:00 – ‘My Ghost Story’ (Biography) 2nd season finale

Sunday, June 12
7:00 – ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night [if necessary]’ (ABC) special presentation
7:30 – ‘NBA Countdown [if necessary]’ (ABC) special presentation
8:00 – ‘The 65th Annual Tony Awards’ (CBS) special presentation
8:00 – ‘NBA Finals: Game 6 [if necessary]’ (ABC) special presentation
9:00 – ‘Army Wives’ (Lifetime) 5th season finale
9:00 – ‘Bridezillas’ (WE) 8th season premiere
9:00 – ‘Finding Sarah’ (OWN) series premiere
9:00 – ‘The Glee Project’ (Oxygen) series premiere
9:00 – ‘Swamp Wars’ (Animal Planet) series premiere
9:00 – ‘Taboo’ (National Geographic) 7th season finale
10:00 – ‘Amsale Girls’ (WE) series premiere
10:00 – ‘Keeping Up With the Kardashians’ (E!) 6th season premiere
10:00 – ‘The Protector’ (Lifetime) series premiere
10:00 – ‘Why Not? with Shania Twain’ (OWN) 1st season finale
10:30 – ‘Ice Loves Coco’ (E!) series premiere

Monday, June 13
12:00AM – ‘Superjail!’ (Adult Swim) 2nd season finale
8:00PM – ‘Carnal Innocence’ (Lifetime) special presentation
8:00 – ‘NHL Stanley Cup Finals: Game 6 [if necessary]’ (NBC) special presentation
8:00 – ‘Pair of Kings’ (Disney XD) 2nd season premiere
8:30 – ‘Kickin’ It’ (Disney XD) series premiere
9:00 – ‘A Matter of Taste: Serving Up Paul Liebrandt’ (HBO) special presentation
10:00 – ‘Man v. Monster’ (National Geographic Wild) 1st season finale

Tuesday, June 14
8:00 – ‘Cupcake Wars’ (Food) 3rd season premiere
8:00 – ‘G4’s Proving Ground’ (G4) series premiere
8:00 – ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night [if necessary]’ (ABC) special presentation
8:00 – ‘Pretty Little Liars’ (ABC Family) 2nd season premiere
8:00 – ‘Spouse vs. House’ (TLC) 1st season finale
8:30 – ‘NBA Countdown [if necessary]’ (ABC) special presentation
9:00 – ‘Braxton Family Values’ (WE) 1st season finale
9:00 – ‘Gene Simmons’ Family Jewels’ (A&E) 6th season premiere
9:00 – ‘Memphis Beat’ (TNT) 2nd season premiere
9:00 – ‘NBA Finals: Game 7 [if necessary]’ (ABC) special presentation
9:00 – ‘The Nine Lives of Chloe King’ (ABC Family) series premiere
10:00 – ‘HawthoRNe’ (TNT) 3rd season premiere
10:00 – ‘Indoors Out’ (DIY) 6th season premiere
10:30 – ‘Jon Benjamin Has a Van’ (Comedy Central) series premiere

Wednesday, June 15
8:00 – ‘An Animal Saved My Life’ (National Geographic Wild) series premiere
8:00 – ‘NHL Stanley Cup Finals: Game 7 [if necessary]’ (NBC) special presentation
9:00 – ‘101 Gadgets That Changed the World’ (History) special presentation
10:00 – ‘ABC News: YouTube All-Stars’ (ABC) special presentation
10:00 – ‘Devil You Know’ (ID) series premiere
10:00 – ‘Hot in Cleveland’ (TV Land) 2nd season mid-season premiere
10:00 – ‘Toddlers & Tiaras’ (TLC) 4th season premiere
10:00 – ‘Top Chef Masters’ (Bravo) 3rd season finale
10:00 – ‘Tyler Perry’s House of Payne’ (TBS) 7th season finale
10:30 – ‘Happily Divorced’ (TV Land) series premiere
11:00 – ‘Rocco’s Dinner Party’ (Bravo) series premiere

Thursday, June 16
10:00 – ‘The Truth Below’ (MTV) special presentation
10:00 – ‘Yard Crashers’ (DIY) 6th season premiere

Friday, June 17
8:00 – ‘Flea Man’ (National Geographic) series premiere
8:30 – ‘A.N.T. Farm’ (Disney) series premiere
9:00 – ‘Paranormal Challenge’ (Travel) series premiere
10:00 – ‘Visionaries: Inside the Creative Mind’ (OWN) series premiere
10:30 – ‘The Whitest Kids U’Know’ (IFC) series finale
11:00 – ‘Maxwell’ (VH1) special presentation

Saturday, June 18
8:00 – ‘Cops’ (Fox) 23rd season finale
9:00 – ‘America’s Most Wanted’ (Fox) 24th season finale
9:00 – ‘Celebrity Ghost Stories’ (Biography) 3rd season premiere
9:00 – ‘Outcasts’ (BBC America) series premiere
9:00 – ‘Rock the House’ (Hallmark) special presentation
10:00 – ‘Celebrity Close Calls’ (Biography) series premiere
10:00 – ‘Parking Wars’ (5th season finale
11:00 – ‘The Inbetweeners’ (BBC America) 3rd season premiere
11:30 – ‘Come Fly With Me’ (BBC America) series premiere

Sunday, June 19 (*Note* This is Gina’s birthday. Huzzah!)
7:00 – ‘DIY Dominator Special 2011’ (DIY) special presentation
8:00 – ‘The 38th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards’ (CBS) special presentation
8:00 – ‘Coal’ (Spike) 1st season finale
9:00 – ‘2011 Miss USA Pageant’ (NBC) special presentation
9:00 – ‘AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Morgan Freeman’ (TV Land) special presentation
9:00 – ‘Drop Dead Diva’ (Lifetime) 3rd season premiere
9:00 – ‘Falling Skies’ (TNT) series premiere
9:00 – ‘Game of Thrones’ (HBO) 1st season finale
10:00 – ‘The Killing’ (AMC) 1st season finale
10:00 – ‘Ryan & Tatum: The O’Neals’ (OWN) series premiere
10:00 – ‘Saddle Ranch’ (VH1) 1st season finale

Monday, June 20
12:00AM – ‘Mongo Wrestling Alliance’ (Adult Swim) 1st season mid-season premiere
9:00PM – ‘Hoarders’ (A&E) 4th season premiere
9:00 – ‘RuPaul’s Drag U’ (Logo) 2nd season premiere
9:00 – ‘Sex Crimes Unit’ (HBO) special presentation
10:00 – ‘Animal Planet Investigates: Canned Hunts’ (Animal Planet) special presentation
10:00 – ‘Crave’ (Food) series premiere
10:00 – ‘Intervention’ (A&E) 11th season premiere
10:00 – ‘Nurse Jackie’ (Showtime) 3rd season finale
10:00 – ‘Sanctuary’ (Syfy) 3rd season finale
10:30 – ‘United States of Tara’ (Showtime) series finale

Tuesday, June 21
8:00 – ‘History Detectives’ (PBS) 9th season premiere
8:00 – ‘Wipeout’ (ABC) 4th season mid-season premiere
9:00 – ‘101 Ways to Leave a Game Show’ (ABC) series premiere
9:00 – ‘Staten Island Cakes’ (WE) series premiere
10:00 – ‘Combat Hospital’ (ABC) series premiere
10:00 – ‘The Cupcake Girls’ (WE) 2nd season premiere
10:00 – ‘Nail Files’ (TV Guide) series premiere
10:00 – ‘POV’ (PBS) 24th season premiere

Wednesday, June 22
9:00 – ‘I Didn’t Know I Was Pregnant’ (TLC) 4th season premiere
10:00 – ‘The Real World/Road Rules Challenge’ (MTV) 21st season premiere

Thursday, June 23
9:00 – ‘Burn Notice’ (USA) 5th season premiere
9:00 – ‘Expedition Impossible’ (ABC) series premiere
9:00 – ‘Known Universe’ (National Geographic) 3rd season finale
10:00 – ’24 Hour Restaurant Battle’ (Food) 2nd season finale
10:00 – ‘Futurama’ (Comedy Central) 6th season mid-season premiere
10:00 – ‘Rookie Blue’ (ABC) 2nd season premiere
10:00 – ‘Suits’ (USA) series premiere
10:00 – ‘Wilfred’ (FX) series premiere
10:30 – ‘Louie’ (FX) 2nd season premiere

Friday, June 24
9:00 – ‘How It’s Made’ (Science) 10th season finale
9:00 – ‘Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution’ (ABC) 2nd season finale
9:00 – ‘Say Yes to the Dress: Big Bliss’ (TLC) 2nd season finale
10:00 – ‘Commercial Kings’ (IFC) series premiere
11:00 – ‘VH1 Unplugged: Mumford & Sons’ (VH1) special presentation
11:00 – ‘Young, Broke & Beautiful’ (IFC) series premiere

Saturday, June 25
10:00 – ‘Carson Nation’ (OWN) series premiere

Sunday, June 26
10:00AM – ‘The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes’ (Disney XD) 1st season finale
7:00PM – ‘Wild Amazon’ (Animal Planet) special presentation
8:00 – ‘BET Awards ’11’ (BET) special presentation
9:00 – ‘Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew’ (VH1) 5th season premiere
9:00 – ‘Law & Order: Criminal Intent’ (USA) series finale
9:00 – ‘Leverage’ (TNT) 4th season premiere
9:00 – ‘True Blood’ (HBO) 4th season premiere
10:00 – ‘The Marriage Ref’ (NBC) 2nd season premiere
10:00 – ‘Underbelly’ (DirecTV) 3rd season finale

Monday, June 27
8:00 – ‘Gone’ (Lifetime) special presentation
9:00 – ‘Hot Coffee’ (HBO) special presentation
10:00 – ‘Law & Order: Los Angeles’ (NBC) series finale
10:00 – ‘Weeds’ (Showtime) 7th season premiere
10:20 – ‘James May’s Road Trip’ (BBC America) 2nd season finale
10:30 – ‘The Big C’ (Showtime) 2nd season premiere

Tuesday, June 28
8:00 – ‘My First Place’ (HGTV) 18th season finale
9:00 – ‘Kitchen Impossible’ (DIY) 6th season finale
9:00 – ‘Real Estate Intervention’ (HGTV) 5th season premiere
9:00 – ‘The Voice’ (NBC) 1st season finale

Wednesday, June 29
8:00 – ‘Melissa & Joey’ (ABC Family) 1st season mid-season premiere
8:30 – ‘Money Hunters’ (DIY) 2nd season finale
8:30 – ‘State of Georgia’ (ABC Family) series premiere
9:00 – ‘Income Property’ (HGTV) 4th season finale
9:00 – ‘Royal Pains’ (USA) 3rd season premiere
9:00 – ‘Tough Love’ (VH1) 3rd season premiere
10:00 – ‘Behind the Music’ (VH1) 4th season premiere
10:00 – ‘Necessary Roughness’ (USA) series premiere

Thursday, June 30
9:00 – ‘Wicked Attraction’ (ID) 4th season premiere
10:00 – ‘Extreme Chef’ (Food) series premiere
10:30 – ‘Ugly Americans’ (Comedy Central) 2nd season premiere

Aidan Turner, Russell Tovey and Lenora Crichlow star in "Being Human" as three twenty-somethings trying to live as normally as possible despite being a vampire, werewolf and a ghost.

I just finished watching the season 2 finale of “Being Human” on BBC America. It was miles better than the season 3 finale of “True Blood.”

“Being Human” hasn’t gotten off track (yet) with heaps of new characters and subplots. It still focuses mostly on the three supes: Vampire Mitchell (the smoldering Aidan Turner, who could rival any hottie on “True Blood”), ghost Annie (the beautiful and perfect Lenora Crichlow, whom I loved in “Collision” on PBS) and werewolf George (adorably nerdy Russell Tovey and his ears, which deserve separate billing).

Another hot Irish actor to watch. I can't imagine Aidan Turner won't be a household name someday. He's too bloody gorgeous to ignore.

The show is about the three 20somethings — who share a home in Bristol, England — trying to live normal lives despite being who/what they are in a world mostly unaware of their existence. (Unlike “True Blood,” where vampires have “come out of the coffin.”)

“Being Human” is darker and less slick, visually, than “True Blood.” The whole thing seems shot through a drab, almost sinister blue lens. There’s some humor, but not like the one-liner-happy “True Blood.” It’s not campy and it’s nowhere near as bloody or sexy.

But it feels more real and visceral than “True Blood” or “Twilight” or “Vampire Diaries” or anything else out there. Part of this is due to the gritty, bare bones filming techniques, part from the setting, part from the writing and a great deal from the earnest, believable acting.

I’m especially impressed with Lenora Crichlow, whose warm, witty, vulnerable and lonely Annie deserves her own show.

Now that Mitchell is a real bad boy — no more Mr. Nice Vampire — he’s sexier than ever. Aidan Turner has charisma to spare and it’s put to good use as an angry blood-sucker. I could listen to his voice forever. George is the heart of the show as the kind of normal, nerdy guy who works in every office in every city in the world. He wants to live a normal life, but the whole werewolf thing keeps getting in the way.

Apparently they are going to do some kind of U.S. remake to air on “Syfy.” (I refuse to put that ridiculous new name in anything but quotes.)

I guess British accents aren’t good enough for American cable, except for BBC America.  (And yet everyone I know loves British accents and thinks they’re sexy. So what gives?)

Remember how they remade “Death at a Funeral” just a couple of years after the British original? They are remaking the Swedish vampire film “Let the Right One In” for Americans and also doing American versions of “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” series.

One of the downsides of being a ghost: You never get to change your clothes.

Why? Why can’t we listen to English with other accents or just read subtitles? Or — heaven forbid — learn languages beyond English?

The remakes are invariably inferior. (Remember how the UK remade “Friends” as “Coupling” then we decided to do our own version of “Coupling,” which sucked?)

Anyway, I recommend “Being Human.” It’s not campy junk food like “True Blood” (and I say that with perfect love) or embarrassingly insipid like “Twilight” (and I say that with perfect sincerity).

I don’t know that I love “Being Human” more than “True Blood” yet, but after the disappointing TB season 3 finale I am open to finding new outlets for my supernatural fix.

I do love Sophie-Anne's black widow dress, but I wish they had actually shown us her fight with Bill instead of cutting away right after they start flying. You teases!

For an episode so enamored with the word “f*ck,” the “True Blood” season 3 finale was surprisingly light on sex appeal. Leading us into a TB dry spell without even a shot of Eric showering off that concrete? Evil is Going On indeed.

Check out my “True Blood” season finale recap and top 20 quotes right here. I know it means clicking on at least one more link, but I know you have it in you!

Eric is the light of our lives. Even when he's giving crazy eyes.

Top 20 quotes from ‘True Blood’ Season 3: ‘Fresh Blood’

Eric likes it best when we’re cold and heartless, so I’ll be blunt: “Fresh Blood” kinda sucked. Definitely not one of Season 3’s better episodes and nowhere near the standard of the Dallas episodes in Season 2. However, the last 10 minutes were pretty special since they focused on Eric and Pam and all the poignant things about being a supernatural being. Here are my 20 favorite quotes from “Fresh Blood.” But what do I know. I’m just an infatuated tween. Add your favorite quotes in the comments. 20. Eric to Russell: Be brave. We’ll die… Full story here

True Blood ‘Fresh Blood’ recap: Only the last 10 minutes are ‘Fresh’

“True Blood” doesn’t usually make my eyes glaze over, but there were at least four scenes during Season 3 Episode 11 “Fresh Blood” where I started to drift: 1. Jesus going on about how he wants to do more V. (I still don’t buy this.) 2. “Grandpa” Jason Stackhouse going after the football star who does V. (I still don’t care about this.) 3. Arlene having some flashback moments with Holly during their non-abortion ritual (I still don’t understand this.) 4. Tara crying over Eggs and staring Andy down, even after he offered her his… Full story here

How's this for a wedding gift? Sorry for the fuzzy pic. You know me and my bad TV shots.

Blah blah Sookie and Eric finally kissed outside of a dream blah.

That’s my kind of vampire emergency.

Read my stream of consciousness recap of Season 3 Episode 10: True Blood ‘I Smell a Rat’ recap: A romantic fairy tale

And help me come up with more quotes for this list: Top 20 quotes from ‘True Blood’ Season 3: ‘I Smell a Rat’


Catch up on my “True Blood” recaps, best quotes, sneak peeks, etc., in this nifty archive at my HBO Examiner page.

I mourned you, man. And I mourn you once again.

You know what would be funny? If Franklin turned into the Kenny of “True Blood.” Just kill him off in some new way every week. You bastards!

Jason killed Franklin this week on “Everything is Broken” and I feel like this time he may be gone for good.

James Frain. You die so well. One more time?

Also gone for good: Anything decent about my HBO Examiner page. I’m not liking this Examiner upgrade at all. Like most upgrades, it’s a downgrade disguised with flowery words about how much better it is.

I just posted my “Everything is Broken” recap and for some reason it won’t post the photo. Maybe it’s up by now. (I tried to go back and tweak some of the text and to fix some typos, but I don’t think the changes are posted either. Alas.)

I also tried to post my top 20 favorite quotes from the episode, but that doesn’t seem to be up there at all. (*Update* It’s here now!)

PITA. Seriously.

I also tried to write something about how Iain Harrison won “Top Shot” — a show I came to like, if not understand as a non-markswoman — but my Manchester Celebrity Headlines Examiner page is no better than my HBO page. (*Update* That story is here now, too!)

Change I can’t believe in!

Striped shirt: Yes or No?

First Lorena and now Talbot. And Franklin hasn’t come back yet. Why are all of the interesting vampires being offed?

Especially when Debbie and Alcide are still around and Tommy thinks he can diss Hoyt on my watch!

Not gonna happen.

Having said that, if you have to be staked, there are worse ways to go than Talbot’s experience.

Click here for my full stream of consciousness recap of “True Blood” Season 3 Episode 8 “Night on the Sun.”

And check out these 20 quotes from the episode. Now that Talbot is gone (sniff) we may never have this many good quotes again.


Catch up on my “True Blood” recaps, best quotes, sneak peeks, etc., in this nifty archive.

So Bill helps kill his maker as Pam is saved by hers. Raw deal, Lorena.

I’ve decided I miss Lorena already. Maybe there can be a Lorena/Godric spinoff where we follow their backstories. Perhaps they go on a road trip. Or solve crime. Something. She has her own theme music, dang it! How can she be gone when Debbie is still around? Frown.

Anyway, check out my recap of episode 7: True Blood ‘Hitting the Ground’ recap: Lorena! Coot! Claudine?

And maybe you can help me come up with 5 more quotes to get to a full 20: Top 15 quotes from ‘True Blood’ Season 3: ‘Hitting the Ground’


Catch up on my “True Blood” recaps, best quotes, sneak peeks, etc., in this nifty archive.

No! You can't leave us already!

Franklin, we hardly knew ye. James Frain, if this is indeed your last night on “True Blood,” you will be sorely missed. Especially since Tara is still around. But she didn’t quite stake you, did she, so maybe you can survive that massive head trauma.

Check out my recap of season 3 episode 6: True Blood ‘I Got a Right to Sing the Blues’ recap: Bloody hell! and see if I missed any good quotes in my list of favorites here: Top 20 quotes from ‘True Blood’ Season 3: ‘I Got a Right to Sing the Blues’.

Catch up on my “True Blood” recaps, best quotes, sneak peeks, etc., in this nifty archive.

Who says suits are stuffy?

By Gina Carbone

Don’t forget to die of happiness tonight after the epic double feature of dramatic handsomeness. (Are Jon Hamm and ASkars in Jimmy Kimmel’s Handsome Men’s Club yet? If not, how can we make this happen?)

First we have “True Blood” season 3 episode 6, “I Got a Right to Sing the Blues,” at 9 p.m. on HBO. All I ask: Please provide at least one shot of Eric in his blue cashmere sweater.

Pete must be so happy to be in this photo.

Then, at 10 p.m., we have “Public Relations,” the premiere episode of “Mad Men” season 4 on AMC.

We are jumping ahead a year after the episode of “Survivor: Sterling Cooper” that was the season 3 finale. It’s 1964 and we have a new office for Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce, new haircuts for some of the folks and new problems for Betty Draper Francis. Or whatever she’s calling herself. She might as well be Dick Whitman, since that name appears to be free.

I just want to know that Lois will be OK. She started on the SC switchboard, flirted with the gay art director (Sal, we need you back!), wrangled a job on Draper’s desk, screwed it up, got assigned to poor Kinsey, then ran over Guy’s foot on a John Deere lawn mower before crashing into an office.


Now that Sterling Cooper 1.0 is no more, I want to know what will happen to her. And why, in the official season 4 cast pic, do we have all the SCDP folks, plus Ken Cosgrove? Are they drafting him for the new office? If so, will Pete pitch another fit? (Hope so! I live for Pete’s pouts.)

Shine on, Lois, you crazy foot whacker!

Anyway, one of my friends knows I love Lois and she sent me a link to a story that the actress who plays Lois — I don’t care what her real name is, she is Lois to me forever — has posed for Playboy. Normally I wrinkle my nose at that kind of thing BUT THIS IS LOIS. Lois is the ultimate survivor and now she’s on the cover of Playboy. Long live the foot-killer!

Anyway, not only do we get this deliciousness double feature tonight, we get it every Sunday night for at least a few weeks.

You know what, throw Colby Donaldson and “Top Shot” into this night of hot handsomeness. “Top Shot” airs at 10 p.m. on The History Channel, so you’ll have to tape it while “Mad Men” is on. But it’s worth it — to watch Colby do his best Jeff Probst impression.  (Hey, if you’re going to imitate, imitate the best.)

The show itself is too much of an attempt to be “Survivor.” I hope to get through life without ever firing a gun, but even I think “Top Shot” needs more actual shooting and less strategy and plotting. Half the show seems to be about sending someone home, with only two people getting to shoot things to decide which one goes. Just keep shooting stuff through the whole program.

Tonight’s ep should be better than usual, though, since they will be doing a “Trick Shot Showdown.” Behind the back shooting and shooting objects after you throw them in the air, etc. I’m rooting for Kelly The Kid or Tara. Kelly ’cause he’s the young’un and Tara ’cause she’s the girl. Everyone else is blending together.


Catch up on my “True Blood” stories here. I’m still deciding if I want to write about “Mad Men” every week. It’s a deep show and after weeks of non-stop writing about “The Bachelorette” I may be depth-deficient for a while.

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