True Blood was adapted from Charlain Harris' Southern Vampire novel series. in a rural town called Bon Temps, Louisiana, Sookie Stackhouse lived with her grandmother Adele, n brother Jason. the story started when Sookie, a barmaid at Merlotte, saved vampire Bill from being drained of his blood in the parking lot. Sam was the owner of the diner. these 3 characters than formed a love triangle that complicates many issues. in the meanwhile, Sookie's bestfriend, Tara struggled with her alcoholic mother; Jason had a crush on an addicted hippie, Amy. murders that suddenly occurred all too often in the small town raised the tension throughout the town. fang-bangers (human who let vampires bite them) were killed mysteriously, leaving behind bite marks on their inner thigh. Andy, a policeman was assigned for the case, yet failed to find the connection between vampires n humans.
i didn't watch many series, other than Buffy the Vampire Slayers (1997) n Charmed (1998). True Blood, which i first assumed would probably be bad compared to its novels, wasn't exactly true. the story may be less detailed, but the tension was nothing less than what was presented in its novels! it managed to make a horror genre fun, humorous, gory, n mystery. one of the funniest characters was Tara's cousin, Lafayette, who sold drugs n worked as a cook at Merlotte. the story was running in so many direction at once it contained no boring parts! well, other than some, where people sat around doing nothing but talking, which i supposed was important for those who failed to find time for its novels, these scenes were somewhat necessary to fully understand the nature of things.
some backgrounds on the movie:
- novels: Southern Vampire Mysteries series
- episodes: 12
- director: Alan Ball
- released: September - November 2008
- casts: Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Sam Trammell, Ryan Kwanten, Rutina Wesley, Chris Bauer, Nelsan Ellis, Jim Parrack, Adina Porter, Carrie Preston, Michael Raymond-James, William Sanderson, Alexander Skarsgård
- language: English
- genre: Fantasy/Horror
- True Blood Season 1 (2008)
- True Blood Season 2 (2009)
- True Blood Season 3 (2010)
- True Blood Season 4 (2011)
- True Blood Season 5 (2012)