I must also say that Tom Cruise being a couch jumping, alien believing religious nut made perfect sense to play him in the movie.
Because Lestat is a little, well maybe more than a little, unhinged. But in a good way…for a vampire that is. Vampires should scare you. Like a snake. Mezmerize and hypnotise and then strike.
Yes I have said I like Twilight. I also watch The Vampire Dairies (Ian Somerhalder is a softer version of Lestat if you ask me).
But let’s face it…they’re more hot than scary.
And now I will admiit to another addiction. Almost (I said almost) on a par with Supernatural and The Boys.
Just like Supernatural I saw the first episode by mistake.
Just like Supernatural (hey I have to mention it when I can) I was hooked immediately.
The introduction credits are superb. Gritty…a little gross even, and awesome music. It was like nothing I had seen before.
To make it even better…SCARY vampires. Okay Bill may be a bit of a softie, but the rest would rip your throat out in a second. That’s what vampires should be like. It also helps if they are hot as well.
Like the character Eric Northman, played by Alexander Skarsgard.
There are also telepaths, werewolves, werepanthers, a few fairies, witches and ghosts. There’s more but I don’t want to confuse you too much.
What is surprising to me is that over the past four seasons – season five has just started – the TV show has deviated quite a way from the books.
Yes I have read ALL the books. While I got The Daughter in to watching the show (which she will never admit to BTW), she got me in to reading the books by Charlaine Harris. Most of them I really enjoyed. No…they are not Lord of the Rings, but they are fun, and they keep you wanting to turn the page.
So – right. The TV show is very different from the books and yet that is not all bad. Usually I get annoyed at such things…but not with True Blood. Both work, if for different reasons.
Anywho…these tempermental supernatural beings are back for Season Five and I couldn’t be happier. I just wish they’d make more episodes than they do. Watching Eric fly around and take his shirt off of course has absolutely nothing to do with it.
I watch it for the mythology and the story only !!!
What is also cool is that the lead female character is played by a New Zealander. Anna Paquin.
So she was technically born in Canada…she grew up here from age 4 !!!! That gives us rights. Anna is the second youngest person to win an Academy Award. She won at age 11 for her performance in The Piano.
Hey…it was the kids who watched it, not me.
The rest of the cast does a pretty good job…after Eric, well I love the character of vampire Pam. Kristen Bauer van Straten is terrific.
True Blood has been nominated in over 30 categories of awards, winning many of them. The list includes Emmys, Golden Globes, Grammys, People’s Choice, even Scream awards.
Season four ended with so many cliffhangers.
- The ghost of a serial killer warning his widow her new husband is trouble.
- The escape of the craziest vampire that ever existed Russell Edgington – why oh why did you not KILL him Eric ??????
- The return of a gay, religious, anti-vampire fanatic who is now a vampire.
- The shooting of one of the main female characters.
Season five has some great additions to the cast.
While I could have possibly survived without Tara turning in to a vampire, I’ll hold judgement on that and see how it plays out.
After all there is ALL that sex as well. It reminds me of Spartacus. If you haven’t watched Spartacus…you haven’t lived.
I remember The Son being shocked the first time he saw it, True Blood I mean, well the sex on True Blood.
“What the hell are you watching,” was what I think he said. He did of course firmly plant himself on the lounge for the rest of the episode.
We single girls have to get our thrills somewhere. And Supernatural has finished until next season. I would just like to scream out – THANK YOU – to the universe for there being a Season 8 with The Boys and Baby.
In the meantime I’ll settle in for the winter months with the other supernatural beings from Bom Temps in Louisiana.