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WRITERS WANTED!

TeamTSD is expanding and we want YOU to be a part of it. With the Fall season quickly approaching, TeamTSD is in need of passionate guest writers with a killer sense of humor and a love of supernatural TV shows. Writing for TeamTSD.com could include weekly comedic episode recaps along with other fun posts relating to the following shows:

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D

Ravenswood

The Tomorrow People

If you are interested in writing for TeamTSD.com, please inquire for more information at teamteensd@yahoo.com and we’ll get rolling on the next steps. If you’d be interested in writing about a different supernatural TV show, shoot us an email letting us know. We’re all ears!

We can’t wait for you to join the TeamTSD family!

FANGS OUT!

xoxo,

Lindi & Liz

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Season 7 To Be True Blood’s Last

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Bad news, Truebies! We are so sad to report that the upcoming season of True Blood will be its final one. The 7th season, which will air in the summer of 2014 (no formal premiere date has been set), will be the show’s last.

True Blood, based off of Charlaine Harris’ Sookie Stackhouse Novels, was known for its explicit sexual content, wild plot lines and crew of colorful characters. As Michael Lombardo, HBO’s president of programming, said in a statement, “True Blood has been nothing short of a defining show for HBO.” When it first aired, it was truly bolder than any show currently on TV.

The show re-“vamped” the career of Anna Paquin and helped catapult Stephen Moyer and Alexander Skarsgard into small-screen stardom. Alexander Skarsgard has since taken on multiple movie roles and Stephen Moyer has even dabbled in directing on seasons 5 and 6 of the show.

Though many True Blood fans have stayed loyal to the show, the last few seasons have been widely criticized for having disjointed and over-the-top plot lines that steer clear of the storylines from the novels. Still, True Blood was HBO’s third watched TV show ever, following The Sopranos and Game of Thrones.

Show creator and executive producer Alan Ball (American BeautySix Feet Under) passed the torch to Brian Buckner at the end of season 5. Brian Buckner said of taking over as show runner:

I feel enormously proud to have been a part of the True Blood family since the very beginning. I guarantee that there’s not a more talented or harder-working cast and crew out there, and I’d like to extend a personal heartfelt thanks to them for their dedication and tenacity over the years, especially this past year, as I stepped into a larger role. Thank you also to HBO for their unwavering support and of course to Alan Ball, whose genius enabled all of us to share in this incredible journey. Finally, a huge thank you to the most passionate fans in television. As we take a final walk through Bon Temps together, we will do our very best to bring Sookie’s story to a close with heart, imagination and, of course, fun.

We here at TeamTSD, and as lovers of the novels, are simply curious how they’re going to wrap up the storyline in just one season. Leave your thoughts about the cancellation of the show and your predictions on what the final season will have in store. We miss you already, True Blood!

Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Shows of Fall

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There are so many old and new sci-fi/fantasy shows coming to our TV’s this Fall, we’re hardly able to contain our excitement. With Fall quickly approaching, make sure you’re in the loop on all the premiere dates. AND we’re asking you to vote for the show you’re most excited about.

Premiere dates for some of the hottest shows coming to TV this Fall:

Arrow (The CW): Wednesday, October 9th

Beauty and The Best (The CW): Monday, October 7th

Dracula (NBC): Friday, October 25th

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D (ABC): Tuesday, September 24th

Once Upon A Time (ABC): Sunday, September 29th

The Originals (The CW): Thursday, October 3rd

Ravenswood (ABC Family): Tuesday, October 22nd

Supernatural (The CW): Tuesday, October 8th

The Tomorrow People (The CW): Wednesday, October 9th

The Vampire Diaries (The CW): Thursday, October 3rd

The Walking Dead (AMC): Sunday, October 13th

For more new show, Fall premiere dates, check out TV Guide

For the complete CW Fall schedule, check out The CW Blog

The ABC’s of TVD

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Animal Attacks – The way the town explains every unsolved murder that ever occurs.

Bridges – Where Elena needs to stay away from. Seriously Elena, don’t go within 5 miles of the Wickery Bridge, ever.

Compulsion – Because there aren’t enough therapists in Mystic Falls to work through those issues.

Doppelgänger – And we always thought there was just ONE sassy, sexy doppelgänger. How silly of us. Bonjour, Silas.

Envy – How I feel about the fact the vampires on TVD are eternally hot, will never have sagging body parts, can compel Brad Pitt into dating them and never have to wait in long lines at the grocery store. Life is not fair.

Friendship – No matter what happens, these three are there for each other and their love for one another is one of the only constants in the show.

Gilbert Porch – Do you know how many amazing and tragic things happened on that porch? Kisses, tears, break ups, murders. And now it’s gone…

Heightened – Seriously. How many times did they say the word heightened in the beginning of Season 4? The answer is a lot.

Innocence lost – Remember how simple their lives were before they knew about the supernatural? TVD is basically just an epic coming of age story… but with vampires, werewolves, doppelgängers, hybrids, hunters and witches.

Jeremy’s biceps – Was one of the best scenes of season 4 Jeremy chopping wood at the Gilbert lake house? Yes. Yes it was. Little Gilbert isn’t so little anymore.

King – You can’t blame a guy for wanting to rule the world (or even just New Orleans), right? Move over Marcel. Long live King Klaus!

Leather – If you’re an eternally damned creature of the night, you’re always rocking a fine Italian leather jacket. It’s their signature look.

Mystic Falls – A town that has more supernatural creatures than the SyFy Channel and whose mass amount of unexplained deaths are completely ignored by the government… and the people who live there. If you’re contemplating a move, steer clear of this town. Your chances of dying an early, unnatural death jumps from about 2% to 80% upon your arrival there.

Never Let Me Go – Come on, Delena fans. This needs no further explanation.

Originals – Remember hating Klaus when we first met him? Now look at us! The Original family is so deserving of their own spinoff.

Parties – Every party , gala or dance leads to someone either getting hurt, getting kidnapped, dying or being severely emotionally damaged. But hey, at least they looked fabulous.

Quotes – Because we know every word spoken by every character in every single episode of every season.

Rippah – Saying “Ripper” is unacceptable. It must always be said in Klaus’ accent. And how fun is Stefan when he’s off the Rippah rails?

Sexy – The best word to describe the cast… and the entire population of Mystic Falls for that matter.

Tears – They sure know how to mess with our emotions don’t they?

Ulterior Motives – Secrets, back-stabbing, manipulation, betrayal. When is anyone ever straight forward about their motives in MF?

Vervain – A necessity if you’re a human living in Mystic Falls.

Writers – The people who write this show are a team of extremely talented and deranged people who know exactly how to bring us to tears, make us laugh, shatter our hearts and fall madly, deeply in love with a world that only exists inside out TVs.

Xpression – Okay, I know Expression starts with an E, but you try coming up with something! Plus, Bonnie’s tango with the dark side in season 4 was terrifying and amazing and deserves a mention.

Y da French did they kill off Alaric Saltzman? – He had to be mentioned. It will never stop hurting. Never.

Zzz’s – What I lose after every new episode of TVD. It’s a sleep stealer, that show. Wouldn’t have it any other way.

The Vampire Diaries T-Shirt Giveaway

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What’s up TVDFamily? Want to win this super sweet Vampire Diaries t-shirt? Of course you do. Check out the contest deets to find out how.

When? Thursday, August 15, 2013 at 2:00pm EST.

How? @TeamTSD will tweet a Vampire Diaries trivia question at 2:00pm EST. The first person to reply with the correct answer, wins the t-shirt. Simple as that.

 

You must be following @TeamTSD on Twitter to be eligible to win

Only one winner

Contest is open to all countries

No, you don’t pay shipping or any other fees. It’s 100% free because we love you.

You can pick the size & color of the t-shirt and give us your shipping info after you win.

Here’s a time zone converter for your convenience (convert to Eastern Standard Time/EST).

 

MAY THE ODDS BE EVER IN YOUR FAVOR!

xoxo,

TeamTSD

Teen Wolf: So What’s A Banshee?

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In the Teen Wolf episode, “The Girl Who Knew Too Much”, we finally learn what supernatural creature Lydia is. She’s a Banshee! The Wailing Woman. For those of you who aren’t as geeky as I am when it comes to mythical creatures, you may be asking yourself, “what the hell is a Banshee anyway?” Here’s some basic mythology and history on banshees and how it fits into Teen Wolf.

BansheeA banshee, traditionally called “Bean Sidhe”, is from Irish mythology and is seen as an omen of death. A banshee is a fairy and always a woman, who uses her scream/wail to signal when a violent death is about to occur. Banshees are not believed to cause death, just warn of it.   Myth is, the banshee can be seen by the person who is about to die and can appear in multiple forms, such as a beautiful lady, an old hag and sometimes even as animals associated with Irish witchcraft.

Banshees are based off of an old Irish tradition where women would sing a lament to signify someone’s death (referred to as keening). They were traditionally a signal to the family or friends of the soon-deceased and some believe she was a friend of the family she followed. Banshees used to follow specific, well-known families in Irish folklore.

Banshees are known to wail around natural forms such as trees, rivers and rocks. People have reported seeing banshees combing their hair and have confused them with mermaids. Often times they are seen with a comb in their hair.

How did we not realize that Lydia was a banshee before this episode? All the signs were there. I Lydia Teen Wolfmean, she had a predominant and epic scream scene in several episodes this season. So, the part about her screaming when someone is violently killed makes sense. She’s shown up to find numerous dead bodies in the show. What doesn’t make sense is the blackouts, her pulling hair out of the drain, her tree-drawing sessions and all the other weird shit that has happened to her. Maybe they’re just chalking it up to her being in tune with the supernatural world. Or maybe, Jeff Davis is putting a twist on the traditional mythology of the banshee and giving Lydia some cool powers or abilities. I’m down for that! Now that Lydia knows what she is, she’s sure to hone in on her abilities to learn how to use them for good. Welcome to the Beacon Hills Supernatural Creature Club, Lydia!

Check out the recap of “The Girl Who Knew Too Much” for more details from the episode and don’t forget, MTV’s Teen Wolf airs every Monday night at 10:00pm EST. Don’t miss it! #FangsOut

xoxo,

TeamTSD

 

The Vampire Diaries and The Originals Fall 2013 Premiere Dates Moved

Uh oh, what is that I hear? The Vampire Diaries and The Originals fall 2013 premiere dates have been changed! The CW Network announced that both shows will premiere on the same night, Thursday October 3rd, with The Vampire Diaries premiering at 8:00pm EST, and The Originals will premiere afterwards at 9:00pm EST. Don’t get too excited, though-the following week The Originals will return to their “original” time slot of Tuesday’s at 8:00pm EST leading into Supernatural. See the full CW Fall 2013 lineup.

This special premiere date change makes me think that J.Plec and crew have something extra special planned for us… what do you think?! Leave your thoughts below. #FangsOut

xoxo,

TeamTSD