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    HBO's True Blood

    I'm in love with this series!

    What a fun, quirky - if not pornish - look at vampires and life in Louisiana! Hoping that the VRA (vampire rights act) will pass, vampires have come into the mainstream with the Japanese invention of 'Tru Blood', which provides a synthetic form of all their nutritional needs, convenieantly available in O- or A-, lol. A fun refreshing look at the old vampire story.

    Apparently it's based on a series of books about 'Sookie Stackhouse', a telepathic yet innocent (read: virginal) buxom blonde who's attracted to those 'different'. I'm loving the romance between the main characters Sookie (played wonderfully and spot-on by Anna Paquin) and Bill Compton (played by Brit Stephen Moyer).

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    Actually a pretty good show. Being a native of Louisiana though, I have to laugh at some of the attempts to get the accent right, but the characters are great! I love me some Sookie--and her crazy ill-tempered girlfriend Tara, the ghetto southern belle!

    Yes, it's very pornish in nature but a great watch.

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    Hooked! It's classic HBO. Lovin' the new vamp, Eric. He was in the Generation Kill series. Don't let the long blond hair fool ya!


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    I'm going to catch this on DVD.


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    man, i need cable. *smack* no i don't, i just kicked a $200.00 a month cable habit! but dang, this looks interesting. does it manage to avoid any of the ol' anne rice NoLA vamp flair? that was ok, but over done, IMO.
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    I too am hooked. Delightfully trashy. Virgins and vampires, you can't beat that combination.

    I hope it doesn't get old like some other HBO trash series like Weeds and Henry VIII.

    I'll also hope that the bar owner is not the murderer. It would be a drag to know that already
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    Hooked here too. Love the smoldering looks between Sookie and her vamp, despite the fact that he supposedly has no pulse. The eroticism reminds me a bit of Anne Rice's vampire tales, where sexuality was loose and a lot of gender-bending went on. The opening credits really set the tone, with the festering swamp, the rotting fox, and the bayou poverty. I think this is going to be another HBO winner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wheelieboy
    Actually a pretty good show. Being a native of Louisiana though, I have to laugh at some of the attempts to get the accent right, but the characters are great! I love me some Sookie--and her crazy ill-tempered girlfriend Tara, the ghetto southern belle!
    The original Tara, Brook Kerr, was much cuter.

    I find Jason annoying, but otherwise enjoy the show. (Sookie's accent grates, too.) I love the cook/dealer Lafayette.
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    I think the refreshing part of the story is Sookie's ability to hear everything. It seems to be a tad more interesting (maybe because of it's limited use) than all the classic Vampire stuff, and makes her less damsel-ish even with her girl next door routine.

    The acting/stories/development of charachters on cable shows nowadays is so much better than network tv. I mean, the secondary story lines of 'v' as a fountain of youth type material and what that implies to their surlival as well as the equality issues of a new species make bs like 'According to Jim' and some of that stuff look like it's 25 years old.
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    i get HBO , seldom ever watch TV though. what day and time is this on? thank you.
    oh well

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