Last night was the premiere of HBO’s new vampire series True Blood. New Orleans is the setting of this vampire tale and its heroine is Sookie Stackhouse a waitress at Merlotte’s bar and Grill. Sookie is played by Oscar winning actress Anna Paquin of the Piano and X-Men fame.
But Sookie is not your typical waitress she has the ability to read people’s thoughts. And in this day and age vampires have come out of the closet so to speak. Vampires are living their lives in the open. With this new synthetic blood perfected by the Japanese there is no longer a need for vampires to feed on humans.
In the True Blood premiere a vampire walks into the bar and sits in Sookie’s station. Sookie is immediately drawn to him and that’s when the fun begins.
I thought last night’s episode of True Blood was quite comical. This new take on the vampire genre is unique and interesting. If you’re looking for your typical run of the mill vampire tale you will be pleasantly surprised with something that is totally different. The producers and writers have made a concentrated effort not to be a story built on vampire clichés.
Sookie your southern heroine is vibrant, inviting and witty. Bill the vampire is of course dark, mysterious and ominous. You also have a host of supporting characters and I do mean characters that definitely bring something to the table. The “flaming” cook Lafayette Reynolds is sure to bring you some laughs this season if you like raunchy humor. There are villainous characters in True Blood I’m sure you’re going to love to hate.
For some the sex scenes in True Blood will be too racy. But with the history of the vampire; sex has always been an intricate part of their lives. I myself personally didn’t need the scenes. I need the sex but not the sex scenes. I think the story carried itself without them.
All in all I think True Blood is one to watch and will keep you coming back for more.
Source by Ayanna Malone