Live Poll: Face-Off: "True Blood" vs. "True Detective"

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Both of these shows aired on HBO, were wildly popular, were violent, and had influential edgy opening musical sequences with many similarities. "True Blood" dealt with mythic fantasy, whereas "True Detective" had more realistic subject matter, but which TV series, for you, rang most emotionally true?

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Since I think this might be, hmm, not a landslide but possibly close, I was thinking about comparing the opening musical sequences but am not sure if links to the videos would work, would be necessary, etc. Thoughts?
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rubyfruit76,

With the IMDb's updates to lists, its possible again to link to external website. So long as this isn't abused by spammers, I expect this functionality to remain in place.

hb originally provided the guidance that users should not be required to view a link to another page in order to take the poll. Although the FAQs do not emphasize this point, link to other pages can distract users from taking a poll. It is still probably OK to provide informational links.
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That's what I was debating: whether links would be necessary if I focused on the opening sequences and if they would be a good idea or a distraction. It's good to know that they would be functional at this time so thank you, Dan, for all of the information. 
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True Detective, Season 1
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Indeed. :)
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I like True Blood season 1 only, so I'll go with Tru Blood :)
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I think that was the best season, too. 
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I saw some of both. Although True Blood did not hold my attention in the long run, I did like some of the characters.

Links to videos would be OK, but personally I'd rather vote based on the shows.
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Thanks so much for the feedback, Peter.
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Haven't seen True Blood but it's hard to imagine a single season in most shows (Breaking Bad, I'm looking at you..) topping the quality shown in Season 1 of True Detective. I think that season will go down as one of the all-time greatest in television history... such a masterpiece of storytelling and writing.
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Face-Off: "True Blood" vs. "True Detective"
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