Friday, September 12, 2008

True Blood - This is going to be Good!

Last weekend, I caught HBO's new series True Blood, based on the Southern Vampire Mysteries by Charlaine Harris. Now as we know from the The Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer, vampires are all the rage now - and I think they have been since Buffy made it cool to fall in love with a creature of the night.

Well, anyhow, the first episode of True Blood, as really engrossing. Sookie, the main character can read other people's thoughts and the town is full of misfits and is racially charged in the same way that Planet of the Apes and Star Trek eluded to racism and cultural stereotypes. The vampire, Bill, who is smitten with Sookie - asks "if he may call on her' in a Southern drawl that reminded me of Patrick Swayze in North and South. She doesn't know what that means - since she's not hundreds of years old - that moment was so sweet, shoo - even I was smitten.


I can see myself becoming addicted to this show just like HBO got on me Carnivàle and then somewhat with Big Love. Did anyone watch it? Thoughts?

4 comments:

  1. I watched True Blood last weekend and was immediately hooked. The racism and drug use analogies work well, I think, in a "what-if" kind of way. I thought the last scene, Sookie getting beat up, was intense. And although I can't quite put my finger on it, there's something about the way it's being shot? the lighting? Looking forward to next episode.

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  2. I thought so too, It was that last scene that filled me with suspense.

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  3. i noticed they were trying to insert a recurring "lesson" in True Blood's first episode (rented from Blockbuster), which is "Don't be prejudiced" ...

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  4. I caught episode 2 and wz about to give up on it until the second half hour. I'll be tuning in on Sundays. Wish I didn't miss episode 1....:/

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