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.