Tuesday, July 5, 2011

True Blood and The Southern Vampire Mysteries

SPOILERS FOR THE NEW SEASON OF TRUE BLOOD!!!



So we're two episodes in to the new run of True Blood and already we can see how the writers have begun to further define the differences between the True Blood and Southern Vampire universes. It is bad in some ways that clearly we (those who read the Southern Vampire Mysteries) won't get to see certain big events that I for one would have been interesting to see on screen. We do have some references to the book series but these are just names. Like in the case of Luna who was a spy for the supes placed in the Fellowship of the Sun who helped Sookie out.

So anyway let us move on to the series itself Janina Gavankar is awesome, it is good to see Sam involved in a storyline that is not entirely angst ridden for once and with a clear separation between him and Sookie which for me is a good thing because the puppy dog eyes thing can become a bit tiring after a time. Deborah Ann Woll is excellent as Jessica reflecting something that we don't see in the books, a young vampire struggling to adapt to everlasting undeath.

The other characters like Jason, Hoyt, Lafayette and Andy are also moving forward in engaging storylines that I am eager to see develop. I'm Shaft and I'm totally addicted to True Blood. Thanks to shows like True Blood, Leverage and hey even the likes of Teen Wolf the summer is no longer the preserve of crap TV.

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There is a UK Comic Con style event next month which will have Alyson Noel as a guest (not to mention an appearance by Karen Gillan apparently) someone who I would like to meet but I fear I won't have the necessary funds to go and attend. Plus after doing some further research it looks like she is there on a Sunday which makes it near impossible to get back from and paying out for an overnight stay is just not an option. Sigh I thought getting a job would mean that I would be able to do things like this.

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