Thursday, September 4, 2008

True Blood

I'm excited! Have you read the Sookie Stackhouse/ Southern Vampire series by Charlaine Harris? There are eight books in the series, and it's been around for at least seven years or so. They're a really fun read.


Well, her books have been made into an HBO series called True Blood. It looks interesting and starts this month:


HBO says: Thanks to a Japanese scientist's invention of synthetic blood, vampires have progressed from legendary monsters to fellow citizens overnight. And while humans have been safely removed from the menu, many remain apprehensive about these creatures "coming out of the coffin." Religious leaders and government officials around the world have chosen their sides, but in the small Louisiana town of Bon Temps, the jury is still out.

Local waitress Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin), however, knows how it feels to be an outcast. "Cursed" with the ability to listen in on people's thoughts, she's also open-minded about the integration of vampires — particularly when it comes to Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer), a handsome 173-year-old living up the road. But as Sookie is drawn into a series of mysteries surrounding Bill's arrival in Bon Temps, that tolerance will be put to the test.

A sexy, scary new drama from 'Six Feet Under' creator Alan Ball, 'True Blood' delves into the meticulously-crafted world of novelist Charlaine Harris. Described by the Emmy®-winning Ball as "popcorn for smart people" and featuring a colorful cast of local misfits, 'True Blood' promises an intense ride.



37 comments:

Chatterness said...

I'm the first to comment! Yea!! I loveeeeeeeee the True Blood ad....woo hoo....

Chatterness said...

I'm the first to comment! Yea!! I loveeeeeeeee the True Blood ad....woo hoo....

Angie's Spot said...

Vampires must be the "it" thing right now. Sounds like there will be another series to add to my Netflix queue next year.

Karen said...

Not really a vampire fan, well until Stephenie Meyers' Twilight series, that is. I might have to read this series.

Justine said...

Never heard of this series, but am at this moment nearly done with the last in the Twilight series. INCREDIBLE books.

Justine :o )

Cristin said...

What is going on with the Vampires?? I read ALL the Anne Rice Vampire books years ago.. and just finished the Twilight series.. and now you're dangling this carrot in front of me?? I can't resist.... I'm gonna check these books out...

Veggie Mom said...

I'll try this series out--as long as it's not scary. Or creepy. Or scary. Did I say that? But I did read the first Twilight book, and that didn't scare me at all. I'm starting to become intrigued with all this vampiremania!

Tiffany said...

Would I feel like I was cheating on Twilight? HMMMMMMM.

Insane Mama said...

Too bad I can't afford HBO right now... I'd so watch it

Marrdy said...

Are these books scary? I loved the twilight books but they did cause me to loose sleep because I am so scared of vampires!! And, yes, I know they are not real. Still have to cover my neck when I sleep!

goodfather said...

Loved the Twilight series - also read the Anne Rice series, and LIVED for major Buffage (and Angel for a while) while it was on. Got started old school with the Count (Sesame Street).

TentCamper said...

Glad I don't have HBO!!! Insane Mama would never turn off that show.

She is reading some Vampire book that has her drooling and ignoring me.

Me...I don't know how to read.

TentCamper said...

by the way

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I think

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that

TentCamper said...

Kat

TentCamper said...

is trying

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to outdo

TentCamper said...

TENTCAMPER!!!!!!!!!!

TentCamper said...

you know I can't have that

Jules said...

Hey Rhea! I'm a total vampire fan. You name it and I've probably read it. LOL

I'm really looking forward to seeing this one.

Now I just have to check to see if we get HBO........

American in Norway said...

i am too busy reading self help books from Oprah...

American in Norway said...

I'm not even on the comment list..

American in Norway said...

at all...

American in Norway said...

That makes me...

American in Norway said...

sad....

OK.... promis I will stop now... : )

Krystyn said...

I'm so not into vampires. That picture on the front sort of scares me....I hope I'm not missing out too much.

CrystalChick said...

No, haven't read these. I started Twilight at Barnes but am only 50 some pages in. I've got another one at home that I'm reading too. Too many books not enough time.
I did like alot of Anne Rice's vampire stuff though.

Living on the Spit said...

I will definitely watch this and maybe even start reading the series while I am watching...my Nannie Banannie would love these.

Emmy said...

Wow, what is it with Vampires and pop culture lately?

I haven't tried Twilight yet, but I saw this preview for True Blood last night, ironically enough. Let me know how it is, okay?

Kat said...

I didn't know this series was based on books. And I love my vampire books. Loved Anne Rice. Read some of MaryJanice Davidson's "Undead and unwed" series. They got lame after the first few. And I LOVE JR Ward's series. So...I need to check these out. And then add this to my queue.

Kat said...

And Rhea I am so sorry that you now have three of us bombing you.

Kat said...

And tentcamper doesn't know what he has gotten himself into.

Kat said...

Maybe if Insane Mama would pay attention to him, my status would be left alone :-)

Rhea said...

Kat, you and Tent Camper are crackin' me up!!!

And, I'm filled with comment love!! although I'm beginning to think this has NOTHING to do with me anymore. lol

Kat said...

I am so glad you are amused. And do you see how many comments I have now?! What's funny is in about 30 days, my numbers are all of a sudden going to reduce. Unless TC and I keep this up. Who will be the first to reach 100??

movie buff said...

True Blood resembles Heroes at first glance (just rented the first episode from Blockbuster), though it still feels mostly original... for some reason this show makes me want to eat Cajun food and drink cheap beer