The new season of True Blood premieres tonight, and I am STOKED. (Even though I'll have to wait until tomorrow or later to watch it on someone else's Tivo.) Having read the book on which this season will be based, I expect some very, very fun times with Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) and Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard). The great thing about the series is that they depart from the books when it comes to the lives of secondary and tertiary characters, so even those of us who have read Charlaine Harris's Southern Vampire series can look forward to being surprised every now and then. With Mad Men off the air this year, True Blood is my favorite summer series on television.