August 12, 2010
When I'm Not Reading (5) A Little True Blood
This is a fun little way for Book Bloggers to show what else we do besides live and breath books. Hard to imagine I know. This is hosted by the Unread Reader, just click on the awesome picture to check out and join the meme.
When True Blood season 1 first came out, I was so excited. We don't have cable, but I pre-ordered the boxset. Honestly I thought it was pretty cool, even if it really killed the books. My only main complaint was too much Jason screwing everyone. In short too much sex.
So I decided to be safe when the True Blood craze hit, Netflix would be my source.
After basically spending all of my time in front of the TV watching Season 2, and frantically pulling my hair out waiting for the next disc.
I think it's really ambitious that the series takes the basic plots and ideas from The Southern Vampire series and then they explore different points. Jason shows us the inner working of The Fellowship of the Sun Church, which really had me laughing at times. Lafayette doesn't die, I loved his character in the books and hated that he died in book 2, so it's fantastic that Lafayette gets to continue in the series.
Another awesome storyline is that Bill has to create a Vampire as punishment for killing a vampire in defense of a human life. Jessica has been such a fun vampire, and her romance with Hoyt just rocked my world! In the books Hoyt is really just a sad dateless gentleman, I love that in True Blood Hoyt gets some much needed time in the spotlight.
So all in all I am now a True Blood fan. I really love both The Southern Vampire books and the True Blood series! So now I have to wait for the release of Season 3 boxset!
What do you thing about the series?