Apr 19 2013 11:30am

20 Reasons We Can’t Wait for True Blood Season 6

Alexander Skarsgard image by Tobias LundkvistWe 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

(Image credit: Tobias Lundkvist / credit info via

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?

Joe Manganiello3. 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

Alcide in True Blood

(GIF via weresrule on Tumblr)

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

Pam GIF(GIF via aghamora on Tumblr)

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

Jason Stackhouse in True Blood

(Image via Fanpop)

Simple, but pretty. Oh… oh so pretty.

Bill and Eric in True Blood9. 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.



10. Billith

Bill in True Blood(Image via Tumblr)

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.

Bill in True Blood11. 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!

Lafayette GIF[GIF via deboconfesartealgo on Tumblr]

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

Eric and Sookie makeout GIF[GIF via thevampiregirlinforks on Tumblr]

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
Steve Newlin and Jessica GIF








(GIF via letsforgetaboutimmenentdanger on Tumblr)

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?
Ryan Kwanten as Jason in True Blood




Nom nom nom.

17. Party at Jessica’s house
Jason and Jessica in True Blood








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.

Pam GIF18. Pam and Tara sitting in a tree

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Two stubborn, strong women with a vampire bond? You have our attention, HBO.




Sam and Tara graphic19. Sam Merlotte would miss you

(Image via vampirebusiness on Tumblr)

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?

Eric, Sookie, and Bill in True Blood20. What if Eric/Sookie/Bill fantasy happens and you’re not there?

(Image via onthepathtodecay on Tumblr)



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.

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Jennifer Proffitt
1. JenniferProffitt
Oh my god, I'm obsessed with this post! Haha, nice job, Chelsea! During Super Storm Sandy, I still had power but couldn't go anywhere so I sat down and watch ALL FIVE seasons in less than a week. I didn't sleep a lot...

Very excited for the new season and particularly can't wait for Billith and then some Eric/Sookie lovin' (I hope!)!
Jennifer Proffitt
2. JenniferProffitt
Also, I just really want Alcide to get an HEA, he's had a rough few seasons...
3. ChelseaMueller
@JenniferProffitt - Haha. I'm always willing to dig through videos of half-naked folk for the sake of H&H.

Seriously, though, I'm an Eric/Sookie 'shipper, so I'm ready for more of that, and I absolutely want something to go right for Alcide. I'm hoping the Packmaster role is a good one for him.
Megan Frampton
4. MFrampton
OMG. I am SO IN for this season (even tho I bailed last season). You sold me, Chelsea!
Jennifer Proffitt
5. JenniferProffitt
@Chelsea, Pretty much since the beginning (and then definitely after Season 4 when he lost his memory) I have been an Eric/Sookie shipper!

Alcide does need something lol. I think he'll be a good Packmaster and so I hope that gives him some direction after these few hardships.
Lege Artis
6. LegeArtis
@Chelsea- I read somewhere that Pam and Tara will definitely be a thing. Rutger Hauer will play Niall. And there are some evil rumors Eric is going to meet his true death, but I don't belive it- he is the biggest audience hook of that show.
7. ChelseaMueller
@Lege - I think it's very likely that Pam and Tara will be a thing. A year ago I'd hate that idea. Now, I think it's kind of fitting.
Carmen Pinzon
8. bungluna
@Chelsea-Thanks for the article. It almost made me want to go out and catch up on this show. I bailed after the bull finale season; just couldn't separate the books that I love from what was happening on tv. Maybe I should give this another try now that the series is coming to an end.
9. ChelseaMueller
@bungluna - I think you have to be able to separate the books from the show, otherwise it can be too frustrating to watch. Once you enjoy it for the campy mix of WTFery, the show is pretty fun.

More often than not, each season starts out strong and awesome only to slowly evolve into "did I just see that?" confusion. I felt that way with the close of season five, but there's a 100-percent chance I'll be watching season six.
10. EmilyF
Okay, this post may just get me back on track with this show. I was the BIGGEST fan of True Blood seasons 1-3. I mean obsessed, crazy, fan. Season 4 was okay but I got frustrated with the Eric/Sookie storyline changes. Season 5 I couldn't even finish. I am still bitter about how they (IMO) butchered this show.

But, that being said, I will probably eventually get over it enough to finish season 5 and watch season 6. And that's mostly because of all the reasons listed above. But(t) especially for glimpses of ASkars' backside. :-)
11. Zeldatwraph 303
@Chelsea - love this post, I'd like to see the 'sweet' Eric back with Sookie. Anxious for the new season. U need a hot date with ASkars (call it an interview). oohh sweet.
12. ChelseaMueller
@Zeldatwraph - I do believe you're now in the running for my new best friend. (Thank you.)
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