Thursday, November 6, 2008

Addicted to Blood


True Blood that is…My hubby and I watched the newest episode of HBO’s True Blood last night. True Blood is one of my favorite shows this fall. New episodes air on Sunday nights. We usually watch each episode on Sunday nights after the kids are asleep, but busy schedules postponed our viewing this week. The current episode had the usual campiness and outrageousness that we have come to enjoy in this series.
True Blood is centered around the life of Sookie Stackhouse. Sookie, played brilliantly by a blond Anna Paquin, is a spunky, independent waitress who falls in love with a vampire named Bill. The show is set in the south during an unsettled era when vampires are being mainstreamed into society when a synthetic blood drink, True Blood, becomes available. Some vampires sustain themselves with this new drink, others cannot resist their primal ways of drinking from humans.
True Blood is mystery, comedy, fantasy, love story all in one. I do not usually watch horror films, but this really isn’t your typical horror show. There are blood and guts and very graphic adult situations (it is HBO!), but the main characters seem more intriguing and interesting.
There are only three episodes left in the season. If you are an avid viewer like me, chime in about your favorite character, scene or what you like best about this show. If you haven’t watched the series, I advise you to try and watch it from the beginning of the series as it is a mystery, too. If HBO happens to play the reruns in order, watch that, or wait for the DVD that I assume will be out next year.
True Blood is based on mystery novels by Charlaine Harris. I usually like to read books first, before seeing the movie. I will still seek out the novels and devour them after the series is done. I imagine they will still be bloody good.

12 comments:

Catherine J Gardner said...

Ooh, we don't have that show in the UK. Very, very jealous.

Gottawrite Girl said...

THERE IS NO BETTER SHOW. I cannot even deal. So glad you wrote this out... SUCH great acting, ALL accross the board, AND amazing, amazing plotlines.

With absolute salm-dunk cliff hangers at the end of each episode -- something to hang onto as a novelist. If each episode equals a chapter, Tru Blood is a fine example of structure, too!

Angela said...

I haven't heard of this at ALL. Have I been living under a rock?? *scampers over to the TV remote*

slhastings said...

I love True Blood!!! So campy, so delicious! I missed it on Sunday...and last night. I hope it's on tonight!

Love the pic! Nice touch with the earrings.

Rena said...

Sounds like an interesting show. Cool you still watch shows for grown ups. I gave those up years ago -- LOL!

Great picture!

Kim Kasch said...

Oh I love that show too. I've been watching it every episode but I missed the one after the house caught on fire and they pulled the coffins from the house.

I've reading Dead Until Dark, right now. It's the book series that the movies were made from. I've heard the books are much better - I'll let you know.

adrienne said...

Great picture!
We don't have HBO, so I haven't seen this one. It does sound fun.

C.R. Evers said...

That's a good picture of you! It looks like it could be an album cover.

I don't watch t.v. anymore. But my husband loves those HBO shows. I wonder if he watches it.

Christy

Brenda said...

We don't have HBO, but it sounds like something I would watch...May have to see what an upgrade on my cable will cost...grin...

Great pic!

Tabitha said...

I've flipped over this show, but never sat down to watch it because I'm biased... :) I'm a huge Joss Whedon fan, and loved the Buffy series. So I never gave True Blood a try.

Perhaps I need to rethink my bias and sit down once the reruns appear... :)

Kim said...

They always have the best shows on HBO, and of course, we do not have cable. First it was my beloved Sex and the City that I rushed to rent as soon as a new season became available on dvd. Now you've tempted me to add True Blood to my list. It sounds like a great show!

sruble said...

We don't get HBO, but I love the ads for this show. Thanks for letting us know a little more about it. Enjoy watching!