Tuesday, June 22, 2010
True Blood is back!
True Blood is back and I am so happy. Not only do I get my Sookie, Bill and Eric fix from my "keeper" books (and yes, Charlaine Harris has been on my keeper shelf since the Aurora Teagarden mysteries), but now we get to see just how HBO twists the books. I think one of my favorite parts about the TV adaptation has to be the vampire Jessica.
It's ironic because when she first came into being, I remember saying to my husband, "She's not in the books. That's not how it's supposed to be in the books." He gently reminded me that we were, in fact, watching HBO and not reading. Still, it was tough. I wanted to see what I'd expected in Sookie's world. But Jessica is so much fun. She's the only non-cool vampire on the show. She's figuring things out, and making mistakes and discovering just how she's supposed to live now that she actually has a real life.
I'm also enjoying Sam's new storyline, because I don't remember much backstory on him from the books. In fact, I'm assuming that would be pretty hard considering the books are only from Sookie's point of view. In the series, we get to see things as the other characters do. And don't get me started on Lafayette. What a stellar character. And he's getting better and better every season.
Is anybody else a True Blood watcher? If so, who are some of your favorite characters? And what do you think the show is doing right/or is there something else you'd like to see happen that hasn't unfolded yet? Inquiring minds want to know.