Saturday, November 15, 2008

Addicted to Trueblood

I'm totally addicted to a new series on HBO (I watch it on Sidereel)

It's by the makers of Six Feet Under. It's quirky and sexy and I've watched all 10 episodes over the last few days, can't get enough of it. Here's a write up from Sidereel.

True Blood, based on Charlaine Harris' "Southern Vampire" novel series, comes from Six Feet Under creator Alan Ball. Here is what he has to say about the plot of the series:
"Having shed one of their more antisocial habits, the vampires "decide to make their presence known, hire PR firms, and sort of ... come out of the coffin. A lot of churches are horribly against them, but they are very wealthy, and contribute a lot of money to Republican politicians so that they can legitimize their holdings."
Also, "Vampires are a great metaphor for minority groups that struggle for rights and recognition, but also for Republicans, in that they're vicious and bloodthirsty and will destroy anything that gets in their way."
Ball noted that, "It's more popcorn TV than Six Feet Under. It's very raucous, more entertaining, much, much funnier. I'm done peering into the abyss for a while."


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