Saturday, August 1, 2009

Worn out like an old coffin pillow

Yawn. The next two episodes of the first season of True Blood (yes, I'm behind) just fell flat for me. Mr. Ball gave us these wonderful, complex characters in Six Feet Under. We got to peek behind the curtain at a funeral home. I delivered papers as a kid and one of the houses happened to be a funeral home. I always wondered what happened inside...

In episodes 1 and 2 we saw Sookie attracted to a seemingly laid back civil war era vampire. In episodes 3 and 4 we see a vampire who clearly used to hang out in the vamp bars and he can also drive a car. Where did he get those glad rags? Bill used his vampire ways to subdue a cop. Jeeezzz. TB seems to rely heavily on Southern stereotypes for human characters and vampire characters. Bill seems to be glowering in every scene. Yawn. Yes, the series is based on a book, but show me something I don't already know about the South and undead.

Having said (typed) all that - I've added DVD 1 of Season 1 Six Feet Under to the top of my Netflix queue. I want to see some worthwhile Alan Ball material.

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