Welcome Back True Blood – HBO
The onslaught of vampire shows and movies that flooded the entertainment world after the success of “Twilight” left nothing but a bad taste in my mouth. Don’t get me wrong, I love the whole vampire lore that has been heating up screens since the dawn of cinema – from Nosferatu to Interview of a Vampire – I’ve been there through it all.
When Stephenie Meyer’s “Twilight” series hit the stands, was berated by everyone I knew (who was a girl) about reading it – so I did. When the movie came out, I actually passed, but when True Blood came out – I called up my cable provider and started paying for HBO.
I still feel the first season was a bit weak. I feel it started off strong, tripped along the way and then someone went – “Oh, crap! We have a hit show on our hands!!!” and the show was brought back up a level or two. (I enjoyed the introduction of Eric, Pam and Jessica – they crack me up. OH! And Lafayette!! LOVE HIM!)
Sookie is an interesting enough character, a tad whiney, but interesting. Then again, anyone that can hear what others are thinking ALL of the time, except for her vampire lover, is interesting – but what in the town of Bon Temps, LA isn’t? We have people reading minds, vampires, shape-shifter, whatever Maryanne Forrester is supposed to be (I’m pulling for the devil…) Then we have excersosims, drunken deputies, killer cajuns, and boobs galore. Let’s not forget the anti-vampire church [Fellowship of the Sun], Fan-tasia and all the other fun places to hang out and get involved.
I know a lot of people that love this show – hence me giving it a second chance. I figure I may have missed something but at the same time I do agree with Chris Gore, of G4s Attack of the Show when he said guys like True Blood because it gets their woman hot – Fang Bangers. I can agree with that. I also agree a little with Linda Stasi of the New York Post when she had stated that Ball was over obsessed with death and that the show could be boring. Regardless, I have high hopes for this season and they kicked us in the face with the death of Janet (the woman who “excercised” the demons from Tara’s mother – for a fee) to Lafayette, who I’m happy to say is still alive, I’m pulling that Eric turns him into a vampire… Lafayette as a vampire would be so much fun.
Oddly enough, the three characters that I’m NOT pulling for are Sookie, Bill and Jason – but the writers of HBO’s True Blood must be doing something right, because if those three were just totally bad or just underdeveloped characters I suppose I wouldn’t care for them at all. (Mostly I wish some one would smack around the Stackhouse’s a bit – when I see them all I think is “high maintenance.” He’s already dead Sookie, he can’t really die for you any more…)
HBO’s True Blood will be airing it’s second season on Sunday @ 9pm! If you missed the first season it is on sale now and can be found nearly everywhere – including on Amazon.com. I heard there are a lot of cool extras on the disk, I may have to pick it up myself regardless of the dip in the middle of the season, (and the fact that I liked Renee… the jerk.)