Friday, May 29, 2009

Vampire Culture Craze - True Blood Review

It seems since the release of the series "Twilight", the world has gone Vampire crazy. In the past we've seen vampire horror flicks, from the cheezy "Blade" series, (which I happen to love), to the artful, "Interview with the vamipre" from the 90's. There are several new movies out, and a new HBO series which I recently discovered, (now that I FINALLY have cable again and the hockey playoffs are almost over). It's called True Blood. You have to be really interested in the whole vamipre thing, (which I am), to really enjoy it... otherwise it comes off as a cheezy, sleezy show with mediocre acting. However, I am super interested in the story line.

The entire premise of the show is based on the idea that synthetic blood can be manufactured, so vampires can live out in the open without threat to human life, ( I know, I know... very sci-fi... but come on, it IS about vampires after all). The vampires struggle to have the same civil rights as humans, and to fit in with human society without fear of persecution. Some vampires are "good", and some are not happy with the change in status and are still killing whom they please. There is also a whole sub-culture of sex-crazed vampire groupies who get paid to let vampires bite them.

However, with the good must also come the bad... there is just TOO much sex in this show. I didn't really need to see so much of the lovely Anna Paquin. I expected as much with an HBO series, as sex is what sells these days, but it borders on pornography. I've been reading reviews of season 2 and it appears that viewers are in for even more graphic sex scenes than were present in season 1. I wish they would tone it down a little, but who am I to judge?

Each episode ends with an incredible teaser that adds drama and keeps me watching. It's not nearly as addictive as Twilight, but it will keep me going until the next movie comes out in November.

Have you seen the show?

8 comments:

A Woman Of No Importance said...

I love Twilight, despite being of the 'Twilight Mom' category!

I don't usually lust for blood over other Vampire genres, but I think you are on to something when you say there is too much concentration on love interest in some series these days... I think it's mainly because they cannot come up with decent plotlines...

Have a fine weekend!

Suldog said...

I've always been fascinated by the appeal that vampires seem to have to a large segment of the female population. If whole bunches of men were to go ga-ga over, say, The Incredible Shrinking Woman, women in general would call us perverted nuts.

Eddie Bluelights said...

I visit "Dracular's Castle' three times a week when I take patients into hospital to have kidney dialysis - blood all over the place. The count would love it and when the nurses smile you can see long white teeth ~ Eddie

Carolina said...

We used to watch Buffy, The Vampire Slayer. We used to wonder why the hell it was going under the heading 'humorous actionseries' and was programmed around 18.00 hrs. Wé thought it would be quite scary for children. Aaaahhh, but who are wé to judge? At least it didn't show any explicit sex scenes ;-)

Enjoy your weekend, my sweet, and sleep well.

mwahahahaaa

imbeingheldhostage said...

I know what you mean! I couldn't wait for the Tudors here in England and one night I walked out of the room for a minute and returned-- to my horror of what the little old lady next door must've thought I had playing on the telly in my bedroom. After 9pm here, ANYTHING goes...

I HEART vampire stuff.

Jerry K said...

I am a huge fan of True Blood. I saw part of the first episode and thought it was ridiculous: bad acting, bad dialogue, etc. But I gave it a second shot, and it just got better and better with each episode. Now I can't wait until the new season begins. The blood, violence and sex doesn't bother me. Definitely for adults only. Take some "V" and watch it with a loved one. (Did you know it's based on a series of novels?)

Jewels said...

Jerry, I did know it was based on a series of novels.. the Sookie Stackhouse books, (or so it says in the credits)

Woman, I agree, trading sex for creative plot lines is NOT cool.

Suldog - I don't think I'd call you perverted... just weird... why is the incredible shrinking woman sexy? lol

Eddie - Just proves that there aren't vampires in real life... otherwise they'd all be doctors.

Carolina - Nice evil laugh. I could hear the dracula in it and everything.

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