Articles for True Blood Season 1

Check out the rest of our coverage from San Diego Comic-Con.True Blood premieres September 7 on HBO and yet, the hype has been relatively low.  Or, maybe I just haven‘t been paying attention.  True Blood is the new series from Alan Ball, the mastermind who wrote American Beauty and created and produced Six Feet Under.  True Blood is based on the a series of novels by Charlaine Harris.  They are about vampires.  In the alternate modern universe of True Blood, vampires have brought themselves out in the open, and walk amongst the living.  They can do this because the Japanese have created a synthetic blood, called Tru Blood, which dampens the threat of vampires biting humans.  Alan Ball, lead actress Anna Paquin, author Charlaine Harris and the rest of the cast held a panel at Comic-Con this evening, unveiling a trailer and discussing what we can expect from season one of True Blood. Read more »
The people who coined the term ‘Life Sucks‘ had no idea of how true it was for vampires.  HBO keeps increasing the hype surrounding its new series True Blood, by creating a succession of print ads and television commercials centered on the vampire lore.  It‘s not hard to get drunk on blood and the bloodthirsty with how much the show is being promoted.  During the 2008 San Diego Comic-Con, True Blood cast and crew talked about the new program and prepared audiences for one of the wildest vampire shows yet to hit TV screens.  Creator Alan Ball, who produced the acclaimed Six Feet Under, was keen to explain the modern twists they‘ve brought to the dark new series.  Other than the intriguing idea it‘s based on, True Blood has also become the home of bloody romances and deadly drinks.  Nothing to worry about, since the advertisements are fictional.  However, they are extremely convincing, and it‘s difficult not to get hooked on this vampire vivre.  Read more »
The story behind how Alan Ball—the person behind the acclaimed film American Beauty and the similarly acclaimed television series Six Feet Under—chanced upon what would eventually be the upcoming HBO series True Blood is a pretty uneventful one.  The series, which is set to hit screens on September 7, is based on a series of books by Charlaine Harris, and is set in a time when vampires try to find their place in the world, and call for equality with humans.“I was early for a dentist appointment, and I had some time to kill,” he recounted.  “I went into Barnes and Noble, and I just bought this book on impulse.  It was just a little paperback, and on the cover, the tagline said, ‘Maybe having a vampire for a boyfriend wasn‘t such a good idea.‘  I thought it was kind of funny. I started reading it that night, and I couldn‘t put it down.  And the minute I was done with it, I wanted to read the next one.” Read more »
For exclusive on-set videos and hot features on the new TV season, check out BuddyTV‘s Fall 2008 Preview.Network: HBOPremiere: Sunday, September 7, 9pmIf there‘s one lesson I got from Moonlight, it‘s the TV audiences love vampires.  Therefore, I expect HBO‘s latest drama, True Blood, will find quite a vocal fanbase.  Based on a series of bestselling novels, True Blood was brought to TV by Alan Ball, who was also responsible for Six Feet Under and American Beauty.The new show is a sexy, violent and sometimes comical look at a world in which vampires have “come out of the coffin” and walk openly amongst humans (only at night, of course).  Set in the Louisiana bayou, the show stars Anna Paquin as Sookie Stackhouse, a waitress with telepathic abilities.  While she can hear the thoughts of all her customers, she becomes intrigued when she can‘t read the mind of her bar‘s very first vampire patron. Read more »
For exclusive on-set videos and hot features on the new TV season, check out BuddyTV‘s Fall 2008 Preview.BuddyTV writer Oscar Dahl was called Paquin “the most fetching gap-toothed actress in Hollywood,” which is certainly true. Though we could probably pull a freight train through those two front teeth of hers, it doesn‘t stop us from admiring not just her beauty, but her talent as well. The second youngest Oscar winner ever has blossomed into a real fine woman. After finding success as the southern mutant Rogue in the X-Men film franchise, she once again puts on a southern drawl as a psychic waitress in the Louisiana bayou in HBO‘s sexy vampire drama True Blood. In the drama she develops feelings for a brooding vampire, something nearly every female TV viewer has done since Angel, Spike and Mick St. John entered the picture. The vampires may be sexy to the ladies, but for men, it‘s hard to beat a good ol‘ southern gal, even if she‘s played by someone born in Canada. Read more »
For exclusive on-set videos and hot features on the new TV season, check out BuddyTV‘s Fall 2008 Preview.Who would have guessed that the short-lived WB series Summerland would have been a hottie factory? While the focus was on star Jesse McCartney, it was a young guest star by the name of Zac Efron that would one day rule the world of teen girl hearts. But the show‘s other hunk, Australian Ryan Kwanten, vanished after the series ended. Read more »
Viewers have known Academy Award-winning actress Anna Paquin as Flora McGrath, daughter of a mute pianist in the 1993 film The Piano, as well as Rogue in the blockbuster X-Men movie, its sequel X2: X-Men United and its third installment X-Men: The Last Stand, which brought her back to worldwide prominence.  Soon, the 26-year-old actress will be portraying yet another character that is likely to earn her a lasting spot on primetime cable.In an inter view with, Paquin talks about her latest role as Sookie Stackhouse, a telepathic waitress at a diner who falls in love with one of the vampires on HBO‘s True Blood. Read more »
Set to premiere on Sunday, September 7, the HBO vampire series True Blood is ought to be different from other run-of-the-mill vampire features and shows, if creator Alan Ball is to be believed."I very quickly came up with a list of things I never wanted to do.  I didn‘t want to give people crazy contact lenses when their fangs came out ... I didn‘t want there to be any opera music, because that‘s been done a lot.  And I didn‘t want to use that cold, icy-blue light, because it seems like pretty much every vampire movie made in the 90‘s had that sort of techno/industrial black leather/blue light feel to it." Read more »
True Blood, premiering tonight at 9pm on HBO, is a completely different kind of vampire story. We‘ve all seen the dark and sexy Anne Rice version, the heroic, moral Angel and the underground vamp society on Moonlight. In the world of True Blood, vampires are out in the open, no longer afraid to make their presence known to the world at large.It‘s an interesting concept, and the execution of the series is just as fascinating. True Blood mixes horror, drama, comedy, sex and all other genres in an occasionally uneven but always entertaining show. Few shows can go from jokes about vampires “coming out of the coffin” to some fairly graphic rough sex to a brutal assault in a single episode. But if you‘re willing to let creator Alan Ball take you into his dark, twisted, sometimes funny world, True Blood is the perfect escape. Read more »
Despite the massively giddy reviews it received, HBO‘s vampire series True Blood debuted to a modest 1.44 million viewers, a testament to a network that just can‘t catch a break.  Sure, it went up against the premiere of Sunday Night Football on NBC (18.5 million viewers), but HBO spent a lot of money on publicity to try to rope in viewers.The expectations for True Blood aren‘t drawn from nothing, however, as the vampire drama was written by the genius behind Six Feet Under Alan Ball.  Just the same, 1.44 million viewers is still 1.44 million viewers, in what appears to be a trend among HBO shows of late after The Sopranos and Sex and the City.  The fifth season premiere of The Entourage suffered a 27 percent drop in viewership from 2.2 million for its fourth season to the 1.6 million who tuned in last week. Read more »
Previously on True Blood: Sookie, a telepathic waitress, met a sexy vampire who she saved from a couple of vamp harvesters. Later, those two came back to beat the ever-loving crap out of Sookie. Meanwhile, her brother Jason was arrested for murdering Maudette, a woman he had rough sex with.True Blood‘s second episode picks up right where the first one left off, with Sookie (Anna Paquin) getting her teeth kicked in. After the brutal beatdown, a lightning fast Vampire Bill (Stephen Moyer) comes to her rescue, knocking the culprits into the trees. Bill takes her to a pond, rips open his arm, and tells her to drink his blood so she can live, though it won‘t turn her into a vampire. Read more »
Fans of the new vampire series by HBO can now heave a sigh of relief.  The cable network just ordered a second season of True Blood, allaying fears that the modest ratings it had for its first two episodes will warrant yet another cancellation.  Despite the sterling reviews on the show‘s novelty and writing, a mere 1.44 million tuned in for True Blood‘s premiere.  This, despite the reportedly massive budget HBO had for the show‘s pre-premiere publicity.  If we‘d recall, In Treatment, another HBO series which wasn‘t doing well on the ratings was also renewed influenced the top guns of HBO to do so?  For one, the total viewers of the maiden episode of the Adam Ball‘s (Six Feet Under) creation swelled to a reported 4 million after repeat airings from HBO.  Moreover, its second episode attracted 24 percent more viewers than the first one, perhaps indicative that the raves have been spreading like wildfire and more and more people are hearing about how fantastic the series is. Read more »
In the new HBO vampire series True Blood, Anna Paquin plays Sookie Stackhouse, a bar waitress with the interesting ability to hear whatever it is that people are saying – in their heads.  The Academy Award-winning actress says drinking blood – or what looks like blood – is quite the experience.“There‘s congealing blood, eye blood, dark blood, drinking blood.  There‘s a hundred kinds of blood,” she said.  “The drinking blood is very corn syrupy.  They asked if I wanted sugar-free blood, and I said, Sure.  But at six in the morning when it is freezing cold, you are covered in goo, and you are sucking on a prosthetic arm, you think,  Maybe I should have said yes to the watermelon-flavored blood.” Read more »
True Blood is adding fresh blood to its lineup.  Recently, the HBO vampire series was renewed for a second season despite modest ratings and just being a few episodes into its debut season.  Guest stars Mehcad Brooks, Todd Lowe, Deborah Ann Woll and Michelle Forbes have all been promoted to series regulars in preparation for the show‘s second season.All four will make their appearance on this season‘s finale to air later this fall, except for Gilmore Girls alum Lowe, whose character Terry Bellefleur already appeared in the second episode.  Brooks will play Benedict "Eggs" Talley, a “mellow, guitar-strumming refugee from a hard life.”  Brooks is best known for his role on Desperate Housewives. Read more »
Little is known about Eric, the vampire portrayed by Alexander Skarsgard, who recently made his debut on HBO‘s True Blood, except for the fact that he is the oldest and most powerful vampire in Area 5, the territory that includes the small town in Northern Louisiana where Sookie (Anna Paquin) lives.  Further into the season, viewers will learn more about the mysterious being that has certainly added spice to the paranormal drama. But for those who can‘t wait, read on for spoilers. Read more »
Can vampires and humans co-exist?  Find out tonight as HBO bring you a new episode of True Blood.  Set in a fictional small Louisiana town, the series centers on Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin), a telepathic waitress at a diner, who falls in love with vampire Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer).Previously on True Blood, fueled Sookie to seek refuge from friends and neighbors‘ inner voices, while Jason struggled with withdrawal symptoms from his V juice habit after lashing out at his sister and decking Andy.  Tara resisted the overtures of her mother Lettie Mae, who‘s trying to reach out to her in a time of need. Read on to find out what‘s in store for tonight‘s episode. Read more »
Previously on True Blood, viewers learned about Sookie‘s awful childhood involving her uncle Bartlett that spurred Bill into action, and despite her reservations, Tara agreed to pay for an exorcism to purge her mother Lettie Mae of a demon.  Jason, on the other hand, went to Fangtasia where he encountered an adventurous woman named Amy. The episode came to a close after a trio of rednecks decided to exact revenge on a pack of vampires who crashed Merlotte‘s in search of their wayward mate Bill.Read on for a preview of tonight‘s episode of True Blood.Warning: May contain spoilers. Read more »
True Blood is not afraid of sex. Nearly every episode of its first season has included some depraved act of sex, whether it‘s Jason‘s S&M with Maudette Pickens in the pilot, his faux sexual assault on Dawn, or when he was high on vampire blood and had sex outside of Merlotte‘s while Tara poured trash on him. Between the drugs and deviant sex, Jason could be one of the most morally bankrupt characters in television history.But in last night‘s episode, it was his sister Sookie who took her turn rolling around in the mud, literally. While walking through the cemetery, Bill‘s hand reached out of the dirt and grabbed her. He crawled out of his dirt nap, completely naked, and the two immediately began having sex. Read more »
HBO‘s True Blood is full of surprising plot twists and colorful characters, but what really makes the show more addictive than V is the murder mystery at its core.  The only thing the victims seem to have in common is that they‘ve all been overly friendly with vampires, and because the show is set in a world where vamps are heavily discriminated against, that leaves plenty of suspects.  Now that we‘re seven episodes into the show‘s amazing first season, I‘ve compiled a list of characters who just might be responsible for the string of murders.  Everyone in Sookie‘s small town seems to have a secret, but which one is a cold-blooded killer? Read more »
On Halloween night, HBO is airing an eight-hour marathon of their sexy vampire series True Blood.  The growing popularity of the show is proof that vampires are once again having their pop culture moment.  The creatures stepped back into the spotlight last year with the CBS drama Moonlight, which was canceled after one season despite having throngs of devoted fans.  True Blood followed in its footsteps, and it‘ll soon be joined by the big screen adaptation of Twilight.  The film, which is based on the book by Stephanie Meyer, opens November 21, and offers a more romanticized brand of bloodsuckers.With both True Blood and Twilight dominating the pop culture landscape, how does a vampire fan know where to turn?  Neither tale is for everyone, so read on to find out which one is for you. Read more »
Last week‘s episode of True Blood contained some shocking twists, a nail-biter of a cliffhanger, and one memorable scene involving dirty sex with a vampire.  Jason learned that Amy may not be the girl of his dreams after she convinced him to kidnap a harmless vamp for his blood, while Tara pondered getting an exorcism after seeing a new side of her mother.  The episode came to an end with Sookie (Anna Paquin) helping Eric uncover a thief in Fangtasia, which led to a vicious attack on her life.To get fans ready for this Sunday‘s episode, "Plaisir d‘Amour," we have a description and exciting promo for the episode. Read more »
On last night‘s episode of True Blood, the show confirmed what many fans have long suspected: Sam Merlotte is a dog, literally. In the final moments of the episode, Sam‘s dog sat at the foot of Sookie‘s bed, and when she woke up, the dog had turned into a naked Sam. In a cute moment that may or may not be an homage to Supernatural, Sookie named Sam‘s dog Dean.The revelation isn‘t so shocking to many fans who had a hunch that Sam was his dog. His naked running through the woods certainly raised suspicions. Now that we have an answer, there are about 30 more questions True Blood raised. Read more »
One of the most fascinating things about HBO‘s True Blood is the way it‘s slowly unveiled a world full of intriguing supernatural elements.  Readers of Charlaine Harris‘ Sookie Stackhouse novels likely know what strange and unusual things lurk in the town of Bon Temps, but for those of us with no knowledge of the books, the show has provided one surprise after another.  The series began with only vampires and a mind reader, but since then both evil demons and a weredog have been introduced.  With the True Blood universe getting stranger by the episode, what supernatural creatures will Sookie (Anna Paquin) run into next?  Check out our spoiler-free speculation below. Read more »
BuddyTV picks the top 15 places to grab a bite with our favorite TV restaurants.NEXT>>In Bon Temps, Louisiana, Merlotte‘s is the perfect place for fun. The waitresses are sassy and psychic and there‘s always the chance to meet a real-life vampire. The food is good, but don‘t tick off the flamboyantly gay cook or he could serve you a scalding hot spoon with your soup. Read more »
No one can say HBO‘s True Blood doesn‘t know how to end an episode.  Each installment of the series wraps up with a shocking twist or terrible cliffhanger that leaves fans clamoring for more.  Last week‘s episode concluded with Sookie (Anna Paquin) inviting a stray dog into the house to sleep at her feet, which would have seemed like an inconsequential event on any other show.  However, things took a turn for the weird when Sookie woke up in the middle of the night and found that the dog had transformed into a naked Sam Merlotte.  With that surprising reveal, the town of Bon Temps became just a little bit stranger.With only three episodes remaining in True Blood‘s first season, tonight‘s installment promises to be a real thrill ride.  Read on for a description and promo for "I Don‘t Wanna Know." Read more »
Much like all great shows, True Blood answered many questions in last night‘s episode while asking many others. That‘s right - I‘m declaring True Blood a great show. With just two episodes left in its first season, HBO‘s vampire drama is one of the most engaging and entertaining shows on TV.The vampire mythology alone is enough to draw anyone in, and last night True Blood expanded it with the introduction of the Tribunal and the evil Magister. But the show has so much more to offer, with its compelling characters and deepening mysteries, and in these final two episodes, the Bon Temps Murderer storyline is back front and center where it belongs. Read more »
We‘re less than one week away from the first season finale of True Blood, and no character is safe. Maudette, Dawn, Grandma Stackhouse and now Amy have all died at the hands of the serial killer, while poor vampire Eddie met his own demise. There are several answers we can expect to come from the season finale, including the final showdown with the killer and what the naked lady with the pig, Maryann Forrester, is up to with Tara in her giant mansion.More important than those questions is who will die on True Blood. This is a show not afraid to kill off major characters. I suspect there will be at least one big death next week, hopefully a few. Obvious Sookie and Bill are the core of True Blood, and we know a few actors who have already been named series regulars for season 2, but everyone else is up for grabs. Read more »
With only two episodes remaining in True Blood‘s first season, it‘s time to start preparing ourselves for the long hiatus we‘ll have to endure before season 2 premieres.  It may be a while before we get a chance to visit the town of Bon Temps again, so I‘m hoping next week‘s season finale doesn‘t leave us with any stressful cliffhangers.  The past few episodes of the series have really moved the plot forward at a breakneck pace, ramping up the tension and leaving viewers hungering for more.  Last week‘s installment found Bill attending the vampire tribunal, Sookie being stalked by the town serial killer, Tara learning the truth about her exorcist, and Jason getting into deeper trouble than usual.  Read on to see a description and promo for tonight‘s episode, entitled "To Love is To Bury." Read more »
While sitting through an early screening of Twilight yesterday, I came to a not-so-stunning realization: teen girls are obsessed with vampires.  The love story between Edward Cullen and Bella Swan had many young ladies in the audience squealing with delight, which is something I haven‘t experienced since I donned a disguise and crept into a showing of High School Musical 3.  If you walk by a theater this weekend, there‘s a good chance you‘ll hear shrieks of ecstasy as Twilight melts the hearts of girls around the country.While the Cullen clan rakes in the cash at the box office this weekend, HBO‘s vampire drama True Blood will be airing its first season finale.  Much like Twilight, the series revolves around a relationship between a sexy vamp and a human girl.  With viewers swooning over both Edward Cullen and True Blood‘s Bill Compton, I have to ask, which vamp would make the better boyfriend? Read more »
One of the best new shows of the fall season is HBO‘s True Blood, which airs its highly anticipated season finale this Sunday at 9pm.  The first season of the vampire drama has been packed with jaw-dropping surprises, but perhaps the most shocking twist was the reveal that kindhearted bar owner Sam Merlotte, played by actor Sam Trammell, is a shape-shifter.  Sookie has grown closer to Sam since discovering his secret, but with a murderer on the loose and her jealous vampire boyfriend on the rampage, they probably won‘t live happily ever after.I had a chance to sit down with Sam Trammell today to talk about his role on the hit HBO series.  Read on for his thoughts on his character‘s complicated romantic relationships, what he hopes to see in True Blood‘s second season, and what fans can expect in Sunday‘s season finale. Read more »
In our recent interview with True Blood‘s Sam Trammell, the actor hinted that the first season finale of the vampire drama ends with a number of "really exciting cliffhangers."  Viewers will no doubt be left on the edge of their seats as tonight‘s big season ender, entitled "You‘ll Be the Death of Me," wraps up.  Last week‘s episode revealed the identity of the Bon Temps serial killer, but will Sookie and Sam figure out who it is before he kills again?To get fans ready for tonight‘s finale, we have an exciting promo for the episode. Read more »
Last week on True Blood, we learned that the killer was Rene, aka Drew Marshall. In tonight’s season finale, everyone else learned it at about the same time, leading to one major showdown.With Jason in prison, Rene offered Sookie a lift to her home. While she cooked up some lunch, Arlene discovered Rene’s stash of vampire sex films, including the one with Maudette, while Sam smelled Rene’s vest and recognized the scent. At the same time, Rene, whose thoughts don’t have a fake Cajun accent, can no longer keep his murderous thoughts at bay, so Sookie sees him thinking about murdering poor Grandma Stackhouse. Read more »
There are days when I wish HBO‘s True Blood wasn‘t based on a popular book series.  I‘m the type of person who likes to avoid spoilers as much as possible, but because Alan Ball‘s creation closely follows the plot of the novels, spoilers are almost impossible to ignore.  There were plenty of intriguing mysteries set up in the show‘s first season finale that I could probably find answers to on Wikipedia, but I‘d rather theorize, speculate, and see how things play out when True Blood returns for its second season next summer.Read on to see which mysteries and cliffhangers spoiler-free fans will be stressing out over as we anxiously wait for the vampire drama to return. Read more »
HBO‘s True Blood is the type of show destined to be a hit.  Creator Alan Ball‘s new series, which recently wrapped its first season, combines vampires, romance, sex, drugs and lots of nudity, all of which lure in different sectors of the audience.  It‘s like Twilight for grown-ups.  However, True Blood wasn‘t a smash hit right out of the gate.  When it premiered in September, the show pulled in a mere 1.44 million viewers, which is a far cry from HBO‘s past hits like Sex and the City. True Blood may not have sucked up big ratings with its pilot episode, but the show slowly built an audience over the course of its first season.  The series is picking up new viewers even faster than The Sopranos did during its run, with 2.4 million people tuning in for last week‘s big finale. Read more »
It‘s a good time to be a vampire fan.  HBO‘s True Blood recently wrapped its first season with a suspenseful, gut-wrenching episode that left fans anxiously waiting for the show‘s return next summer.  On the big screen, the teen vampire love story Twilight has been raking in so much cash that a sequel is already in the works.  On the surface these stories appear to have a lot in common, but fans know that they present two very different takes on the vampire mythos.Both True Blood and Twilight revolve around young girls in small towns who find themselves falling for creatures of the night.  However, these two girls couldn‘t possibly be more different.  Who is the better character, and who is the heroine young girls should be idolizing? Read more »
True Blood is the type of compelling genre show that‘s bound to find a massive following on DVD.  The first season of the series has already sucked in millions of loyal viewers, but people without HBO probably haven‘t had a chance to see the sexy vampire drama.  In an effort to expose the series to an even broader audience, HBO will be releasing the first season DVD set on Tuesday, May 12.  That‘ll give True Blood fans just enough time to rewatch the first 12 episodes before season 2 kicks off next summer. Read more »
The year is almost over, and BuddyTV wants to know which shows were your absolute favorites from 2008. We have a huge Showdown featuring 48 of the top shows of the year, from reality staples like American Idol to smash hits like CSI. You can vote for your favorite cult shows like Supernatural, or a small comedy like It‘s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.  We have shows still going strong like Grey‘s Anatomy and shows canceled before their time like Jericho.VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE SHOW OF 2008>> Read more »
The Golden Globe Awards honor the best in both television and movies, and though they‘re not taken as seriously as the Emmys or the Oscars, they‘re still a lavish, star-studded affair.  However, the glitz was put on hold last year due to the writers‘ strike, forcing the producers of the show to cobble together an awkward news conference to announce the winners.  This year, with no strike in sight, the Globes are back to being as glamorous and exciting as ever.  The ceremony is set to air on NBC on Sunday, January 11 at 8pm, and is bound to be attended by a cavalcade of big stars.The nominees for the 66th Annual Golden Globes were announced this morning, and below you‘ll find a list of all the television categories.  Shows like True Blood, Mad Men, 30 Rock and The Office received multiple nominations, while other critically acclaimed shows were surprisingly omitted. Read more »
After bagging a couple of Golden Globe noms for Best Television Series in the Drama Category and Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series for Anna Paquin, the hit HBO vampire series True Blood adds a couple of top choices for its sophomore season, which is scheduled to air in May next year. First on the list is Broadway regular Anna Camp, who is perhaps best known for currently starring opposite Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe in the Broadway production of Equus.  Camp will join the cast as a regular, playing the vampire-hating wife of Steve Newlin (Michael McMillian), a preacher from the Fellowship of the Sun Church, the anti-vampire religious sect.  Her character was also described as on her late 20s, bright, pretty, very feminine, down-to-earth, and an example of the new “hip” evangelical movement. Read more »
There‘s so much to look forward to when True Blood returns for its sophomore season.  The first season ended with so many mysteries and cliffhangers, leaving me even more curious and wanting more.  But before I can sink my teeth into new episodes, I still have to endure nearly five months of waiting. Luckily, I‘ve stumbled upon an article that hints on what season 2 has to offer.Warning: Reading this article may ruin your enjoyment of watching what might be a bloody good second season. Read more »
Today the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation released its nominees for the 20th Annual GLAAD Media Awards. Aside from the usual television nominees like The L Word and Ugly Betty, there was one atypical nominee: Supernatural.The GLAAD Media Awards have a special category for an individual episode of a show that doesn‘t feature a regular gay character. Supernatural was nominated for “Ghostfacers,” the faux reality TV series episode that featured intern Corbett (current 90210 jock Dustin Milligan) who had a gay infatuation with Ed, resulting in the classic line, “Ed, you have to go be gay for that poor dead intern.” Read more »