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Watch: Teasers For Season 5 Of ‘True Blood’ & Season 3 Of ‘Boardwalk Empire’

Watch: Teasers For Season 5 Of 'True Blood' & Season 3 Of 'Boardwalk Empire'

Hot on the heels of the excellent preview of Aaron Sorkin‘s “The Newsroom,” HBO is continuing to serve up the goodies early this week dropping teasers for the forthcoming seasons of “True Blood” and “Boardwalk Empire.”

Let’s start off with the vampire series — which was never more than guilty pleasure entertainment at best — which is coming off what is arguably the worst season its ever had. With show’s best character Erik Northman (Alexander Skarsgard) spending most of season 4 as an emasculated, sensitive version of himself after tangling with witches, there was very little else to hang on to (Anna Paquin‘s Sookie Stackhouse has always been the show’s weak point, even as the lead). But the finale at least promised season five could return to some fun with anti-vampire advocate Steve Newlin (Michael McMillan) now returning with literal fangs, and a warning that Terry could be up to some nasty things next season. So we shall see and this teaser gives fans snatches of scenes from the show’s upcoming fifth season which starts in June.

Meanwhile, the “Boardwalk Empire” preview is a bit more disappointing, most made up of dialogue snippets. With a major character death in season 2 and crazy Paz De La Huerta essentially being written out (though Terence Winter recently said she could possibly return in some fashion, though we’re not holding our breath) we’re eager to see what’s going on with Nucky and co. next. Watch below. [Dark Horizons]

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True Blood initially held so much promise, but Ball & his merry band of scribes derailed things in quick fashion (look to the writing team of Game of Thrones for text book handling of the sci-fi/fantasy genre). Two of Ball's biggest and most tragic mistakes that jump to mind, aside from poor writing, plot holes, and overrunning the story with insipid filler characters? Refusing to stick to the source material where it counted and burying his head in the sand regarding Skarsgard's talent and popularity. Eric Northman (Alexander) is the only thing left worth watching on that circus of a show.

Nik Grape

True Blood is a joke and Boardwalk Empire did get rid of one of, if not the, most interesting characters last season so Season 3 will be very interesting, they need to introduce a brand new, badass character into the series. And leave Paz out, she's useless in the show.

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