After noticing a few blogs that mentioned an HBO series called True Blood I had to do some research. When saw the opening title sequence on YouTube, I knew I had add it to my Netflix queue - pronto. The series 1 DVD contained 2 episodes. I truly wanted to hate it. Knowing how much I loved Alan Ball's Six Feet Under I wondered what would he do with Southern vampires.
I'm pretty picky about my vampires. I don't care for Buffy the Vampire Slayer, I have no desire to watch anything related to the Twilight thing, and I didn't really care for Ann Rice's contribution either.
The first two episodes of TB remind of the aliens-among-us series V. Just like the vampires in TB, the aliens in V had became part of society but faced discrimination from some Earthlings as well as acceptance by others. There was a bit of alien dating as well.
I must say Bill is everything a vampire should be. Up till now, Gary Oldman in Bram Stoker's Dracula was at the top of my vampire list. Bill is a really close 2nd. Even though he's British, he really handles that Southern gentleman accent. He looks like he could've been in the civil war. He acts as if the weight of existing almost 200 yrs is more than just a little unbearable. He's not just pale; he's down right cadaver grey. Hats off to makeup. That tiny bit of red around the eyes is like icing on the cake. I must confess that I went back and watched the scenes with just Bill and Sookie. Wow. What is with the attractiveness of the undead?