Friday, October 30, 2009

Day 29 Blogtoberfest 2009 I'm loving true blood

I've been feeling like crap today and all that's kept me going is the HBO series of "True Blood" and my knitting.

For the uninitiated, True Blood is a vampire series based on the Southern Vampire Mysteries series of novels by Charlaine Harris.

The first six episodes ... it's so good I'm watching them for the second time again!

Strangely ... Phil at work gave me the first book to read called Dead until Dark, (such a great name for a vampire book), and I enjoyed it although I found it a bit too much like eating fairy floss for my liking.

But having said that I did like the characters ... Sookie Stackhouse, a telepathic waitress and the vampire Bill Compton she falls in love with in the fictional Louisiana town of Bon Temps. It was also easy to understand why the books were so well loved.

So it was only a few days later I got the mini series to watch ... and it's so much better. It's passionate, erotic, exciting ... the characters are well developed, interesting and some of them are so funny ... and the opening sequence is amazing. It won an Emmy for Digital Kitchen, the production studio creators ... and when you read what went into its creation ... all I can say is they deserved it!

You have to watch this ... it has texture, grit and somehow encapsulates the rawness of True Blood.

No spoilers here from me re the plot, except to say you will get sucked in ... so find it as soon as you can.

I'm lucky to have found a few work colleagues with similar interests to shared DVDs with, and I borrowed the first season from a colleague who's bringing the next season in next week for me to watch.

I'm drooling already.

PS For the Aussies out there, Ryan Kwanten (from Home and Away) has a major role as the female lead's brother, and the female lead is Anna Paquin, who played the little girl on the Piano (the youngest ever winner of an Oscar). Does HBO ever doe anything wrong?


Bells said...

ok i was starting to get interested a while ago when I heard Alan Ball was the writer, that Anna Paquin was the star - but I hadn't seen anything about it other than that. Now I've seen that, well, thank you. I'm hidding the shops pronto! I must have this!

Bells said...

i mean, hitting the shops. Obviously.