True Blood

I had a chance to watch the pilot episode of the new HBO series “True Blood”. The series is set in a small rural Louisiana town in an America in which Vampires have recently “come out of the coffin” after Japanese scientist developed synthetic inorganic blood which is sold commercially as “Tru Blood”. HBO even made a website for the fictional Tru Blood beverage which features some hilarious “commercials” for the beverage.

While it’s still too early to tell what this series has in store it does look promising. Some critics have panned it, but that’s true of most films and series in the horror genre. A show about vampires running around buying synthetic Japanese blood at the local 7-11 should be taken with a grain of salt, the show itself does a good job of balancing things out and it makes several not so subtle references to society in general (God Hates Fangs) and the acceptance of contentious societal elements by rural America. Check out the trailer:

Here’s the amazing opening credit sequence featuring the song “Bad Things” by Jace Everett.

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2 Responses to True Blood

  1. It’s hard to tell, but it looks like they may be drinking Duff beer. And don’t they know you’re not supposed to bring glass bottles on a camping trip?

    The joke may have been too obvious, but I was sort of hoping that it would be a can so the vampire could stick his fangs in the side of it. Great tasting fun when you punch open one!

    After three X-Men movies, I suspect the homosexual-as-supernaturally-powerful-and-benign-but-unaccepted-other sub-genre has been beaten to death, but as the guy who wrote excitedly about Evil Dead: The Musical, I’m not sure I can resist if it turns out to be any good. If you continue to follow the show, keep us up to date on whether or not it’s worth a damn.

  2. movie buff says:

    i noticed they tried to insert a recurring “lesson” in the first episode, at least, which is “Don’t be prejudiced” …

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