A ‘True’ substitute for the lack of quality television

Summer’s here, which means we’re subject to crappy Reality TV (And not the way awesome ‘Survivor’ kind!), boring sports, and repetitive reruns. You’re thirsty for some delicious entertainment, and constantly hearing about Jon and Kate and those retarded Housewives makes you want to vomit. I’ve got just the thing to quench your thirst for compelling and intelligent viewing:

True Blood.

Don’t blow this off. And don’t let your Twilight-induced-upturned-stomache let you make the mistake of not watching this show!

Created by ‘Six Feet Under’ creator Alan Ball (and based on the Sookie Stackhouse book series by Charlaine Harris), True Blood mixes Southern drama with vampiric horror and a murder mystery. Awesome.  What more could ya want?

True Blood depicts a society where vampires are “out of the coffin” and “mainstreaming” themselves into society as regular citizens with rights just like humans. It takes the notion of modern day prejudice and intolerability and flips it entirely upside down.

Academy Award winner Anna Paquin plays the lead role as Sookie Stackhouse. She’s a reader, getting inside the minds of everyone around her both accidentally, and when the opportunity strikes. When Bill Compton, a mainstreamed vamp arrives to their small southern town, the town reacts in different ways and all hell eventually breaks loose as a serial killer starts murdering “fang-banging” young females.

This show is insanely unique both in terms of tone and story (Note:  Harris’ first in the series was in 2001 – a good 4 years before Meyer’s Twilight bullshit even began). Ball adds realism and drama, giving True Blood just what it needs to be far out, without being unattainable to viewers.

Season 1 is on DVD now. Season 2 is 2 eps deep. Get started, kids. You don’t want to miss this one.


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