Are you a die-hard "True Blood" fan? If you've seen every episode... twice... find out how much you really know about the show by taking this quiz.
"True Blood" is an HBO horror series that first hit the small screen in September 2008. The show ran for seven seasons and a total of 80 episodes with the last episode airing on August 24, 2014. No worries if you missed the show, though, it lives on in its entirety on several platforms.
"True Blood" was created by Alan Ball, the creative genius behind sister HBO show "Six Feet Under" and movie hits such as "American Beauty" and "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks." The series was based on the book "The Southern Vampire Mysteries," by Charlaine Harries, which is a series of books that are also often called "The Sookie Stackhouse" novels. Like many series, the show was a critical success, then slid in the ratings a bit as the show was winding down.
"True Blood" starred former child star Anna Paquin as Sookie Stackhouse. Paquin began her career when she was only nine years old. "True Blood" also stars Stephen Moyer, Paquin's real-life husband, and Alexander Skarsgard.
Test your "True Blood" knowledge with this quiz.
The times in Bon Temps were often difficult, making the name ironic.
This might be because he's the first vampire many Bon Temps residents met; later, it grew commonplace.
No longer needing to feed on humans made vampires far less of a threat
Interestingly, Japan, has been at the forefront of attempts to synthesize blood for surgical purposes in real life.
The series had a lot of fun with inappropriate sexual fantasies after exchanges of blood, and many injuries were instantly healed, as well.
Bill's relationship with Jessica Hamby eventually grew into a genuine father-daughter bond.
Rene was revealed to be killing women who had relationships with vampires.
Maryanne's influence makes the townspeople go a bit crazy -- like the influence of wine.
Reverend Newlin and his wife Sarah were involved in the show until the end of its run.
We'd like to see anyone try to control Eric Northman, the bad-boy owner of Fangtasia.
Eva Amurri was Wood's co-star in the indie film "The Life Before Her Eyes."
Both Tara and her mother sought "exorcisms" from a woman who turned out to be a fraud.
It's hard to imagine this state being terribly open to his relationship with his beloved Talbot; fortunately, vampire society was different.
Alfre Woodward played her in a guest appearance.
This explains her telepathy, which her brother Jason didn't inherit.
Claudine is eventually killed, accidentally, by Eric.
The were-panthers of Hotshot. Also meth cooks, were the show's allegory for the backwoods poor.
Eric gets his comeuppance, though -- the dreaded "amnesia story line."
Tara had a rough ride on the show; this was a rare period of happiness.
Joe Mangianello, of course, played Alcide.
Really, Tara should never have come back from New Orleans.
Tara was not happy to be turned, but eventually had a loving relationship with Pam.
Steve became Russell Edgington's new love interest, some time after Talbot's death.
He was promised the first Stackhouse heir with fey powers -- which is Sookie.
Bill was going around the bend for a while before doing so.
His quadruplets grow up extremely fast, a common trope in fantasy fiction.
He helped to protect Sookie against Warlow.
Tara appeared in the last season only via a series of visions her mother, Lettie Mae, had.
Sam has a number of romantic entanglements on the show, but settles down with Nicole.
Arlene also ends up in a non-sexual relationship with the vampire Keith.
A man is sitting next to Sookie at the family-and-friends gathering at the end of the show, but we don't know who he is.
Their sex scene is comic, not passionate.
Andy says that Louisiana might not consider the marriage valid, "but I have no doubt that God does."
Paquin, Moyer and Skarsgard are from New Zealand, the UK and Sweden, respectively -- accent coaching must have been essential!
Alan Ball discovered the books and adapted them for TV.