HBO's TrueBlood has first-run airings Sundays at 9:00pm est [please check your local listings]. Be advised TrueBlood's content includes nudity, adult language, sexual situations, and scenes that some may consider violent and unsuitable for minors.
Academy and Emmy Award Winner Alan Ball [American Beauty, Six Feet Under] has me hooked [again] with his latest creation, HBO's TrueBlood. Based on author Charlaine Harris' Dead Until Dark vampire novels. The action takes place in the Louisiana bayou. These undead have a slightly different twist. TrueBlood, a synthetic blood concoction developed by Japanese scientists allows the vamps to walk-about during the day. i have not had the pleasure of reading Ms.Harris' works but based on the thumbnail descriptions i have read, Mr. Ball is being very---you'll pardon the expression, true, to the author's vision. Despite Ms. Harris' protestations to the contrary, for me the character's personae are a combination of modern day gothic and romance novel. Jace Everett's "I Want To Do Bad Things With You" is perfect as the show's theme song. i love this show. And not just because the lead heroine and i are namesakes. Sookie Stackhouse portrayed by Academy Award Winner Anna Pacquin, is a perfect lolita cum steel magnolia. She needs to be strong. It's tough when you've been gifted with the ability to hear other's thoughts. We're talking TMI on a major scale here. And i love the character who is her best bud Tara portrayed by Rutina Wesley. It is said that everyone has a physical double. Well Ms.Wesley bears a triple time uncanny physical resemblance to my late paternal grandma, one of her late daughters, and a friend from my youth, so naturally i am drawn to Tara [hey Plum aka Coop, if you're reading this holla back to me o.k. XXXOOO]. Tara does have issues [watch the show to learn them, it would be a disservice to her performance to grocery list them here], but she's one smart cookie, has a slammin' bod, and skin that is so flawless, i can't imagine the vamps resisting her for too long Tara's cousin Lafayette [Nelsan Ellis] is a joy as well. Lafayette is out, loud, and proud. Ya heard?
i am pissed off that one of my favorite characters
has already been bumped off: the heroine Sookie's grandmother, Adele Hale Stackhouse portrayed by Lois Smith. i have been a fan of Ms.Smith's since i saw her in Five Easy Pieces. But, i guess when you're watching a show that has the undead, you have to expect a few of the characters will be, well, dead dead [shrug]. But i don't think lead vamp Bill Compton, portrayed by the yummy Stephen Moyer, or any of the vamps for that matter, is Adele's slayer. i think one of the mortal townsfolk is the doer of the deed, because Adele's blood was on the floor under her body, and as Bill pointed out to the local laws [William Sanderson's Sheriff Dearborne is a perfect foil] investigating a prior murder, had a vampire been the actual culprit, the victim would have been ex-sanguinated [drained of their blood]. The blood would not have gone to waste had a vamp been the attacker. my hubby thinks Adele's killer is her grandson, Sookie's brother, Jason. i disagree. i don't know who did do it, but i don't think it's Jason.