We recap True Blood episodes each season here at Heroes & Heartbreakers. It’s the perfect fit for us. It’s based on great novels. There are alpha males everywhere. The sex is worth talking about, even if it’s just for “Did you see that?” comments. And every one of us who watches that show has a hero to root for (and some fans of the books are chanting Quinn’s name right now).
However, we can admit the show goes off the rails. There’s plenty of WTFery. So, if you’re not sure about watching Season 6, which will premiere on HBO in June, allow us to give you 20 solid reasons to watch True Blood.
1. Alexander Skarsgard
ASkars is the Swedish model and actor who smolders on screen as Eric Northman. We dedicated a whole post to scenes in which you see this man naked, because hot damn. He likes being naked in real life, too, and his character brags about his hours-and-hours of sexual prowess. Plus, he fits our romance hero need for the ultra tall.
2. Alexander Skarsgard’s Booty
For serious, folks. Do you want to miss your chance at seeing more of that ass?
3. Have you seen Joe Manganiello?
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Because you should. He didn’t much screen time in Magic Mike last summer, but those few minutes were delightful. Still, wouldn’t you rather see him bare-chested in a not-getting-paid-for-it scenario? He’s packmaster this season, and werewolves don’t wear a lot of clothes. Shirtless Alcide!
4. Because men take off their pants when Sookie asks for help
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Pam might blame Sookie’s faerie vagina for the magic she has over the boys, but we’re not concerned. Alcide and Sam both often have to strip down to come to her aid.
5. You wish Pam was your best friend
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We all need a woman who can snark like that and knows about cute shoes. We forgive her for her bad hair missteps last season.
6. Vampire Sex
The good, ol’ fashion bite-y kind. It’s hot. We know it. You know it.
7. Werewolf Sex
They get growly. Possessive. It is also super hot.
8. Two words: Jason Stackhouse
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Simple, but pretty. Oh… oh so pretty.
9. Bill and Eric Bromance
Don’t you want to see if these two keep up their dude relationship next season? Maybe they’ll get matching S&M gear again.
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Crazy Bill is back per the first teaser trailer. Even if you’re not sure about the Billith plot line, are you going to complain about a naked Stephen Moyer? Sure, he’s covered in blood, but still naked.
11. Bill Compton
The potential for the return of the Southern gentleman vampire is there. The Team Bill group sure would like to see him return and start apologizing to Sookeh.
12. LaLa is back!
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Lafayette is back. He’s got the swagger of his old self, but a whole lot more life experience. You know he’s going to impress you and maybe out-dress you.
13. Eric and Sookie
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He may have his memories now and be distant. She may not want to forgive him. We don’t care. Eric and Sookie shippers need some action here, and we’ll watch every episode hoping for a little lovin’.
14. Chance to hear Bill say Sookeh
Then you can repeat it at home on your own.
15. Gay Vampire American
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Oh, you forgot about Rev. Steve Newlin’s transformation? We didn’t. He’s delightful now, and is sure to cause all sorts of drama. Don’t think we haven’t forgotten his crush on Jason. Mmm. Jason.
16. Did we mention Ryan Kwanten’s abs?
Nom nom nom.
17. Party at Jessica’s house
We still love the baby vamp. She’s coming into her own, finding hot boys, and, if we’re lucky, throwing another party. We want to be invited this time.
18. Pam and Tara sitting in a tree
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Two stubborn, strong women with a vampire bond? You have our attention, HBO.
19. Sam Merlotte would miss you
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Do you want to let Sam down? Everyone else takes advantage of his kindness. So, if you want to leave him working at Merlotte’s all by his lonesome and skip the season, then that’s on you. Plus, have you seen those eyes?
20. What if Eric/Sookie/Bill fantasy happens and you’re not there?
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She wants them both. What if it happened? You need to see these things.
While Chelsea Mueller runs Vampire Book Club, she won’t turn down a sexy werewolf, demon or faerie. Her appreciation of Alexander Skarsgard is well documented. Bother her on Twitter — @ChelseaVBC — she likes it.