The first season of True Blood, the HBO tv series based on the Sookie Stackhouse novels by Charlaine Harris is out and I watched the whole thing over the weekend. It was SENSATIONAL! I loved it and can't wait for season two. Anna Paquin was great. I remember watching her in The Piano, the movie she won an Oscar for when she was just a kid and man is she all grown up.
Because it's cable and not mainstream tv, they get away with showing a lot more. The sex scenes are explicit, the women's breasts are exposed, and so are the men's backsides. This is definately not a show you should let your kids watch, especially if you have read the books and know what a degenerate Sookie's brother Jason is. His sex scenes are very graphic, and very numerous because of the way he is. But beyond that, this series is amazing. I can totally understand why Anna Paquin won a Golden Globe for her performance as Sookie.
Season 1 covers basically book 1 of the series. There are many differences from the book, but is stays true to the basic plot of the book. Sookie Stackhouse, a small town barmaid in Louisiana takes up with a vampire. Vampires have only just come out of the closet and admitted to the world that they exist. But in a small hick town like Bon Temps, progression is not the name of the game. And soon, people around Sookie, known sympathizers of vampires, start dying by strangulation. Number one suspect? Sookie's sexually depraved, bigoted brother Jason. In order to clear him, Sookie has to come face to face with a killer and survive.
The character of Eric is delicious. The actor who plays him is a perfect fit and he looks so edible. If the series continues to follow the major points of the books, then we'll get to see Eric naked and truth be told I can't wait. I love the Eric and Sookie combo and just can't wait to see them get together. True Blood is without a doubt a series you can sink your teeth into.