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08 September 2008 @ 21:32
the kind of human wreckage that you love  
So I watched the first episode of "True Blood" today, just because of my recent addiction to everything with fangs, and I have to admit I was a little disappointed at first. For starters, the "fangs" in questions were quite silly, and I felt a lot like groaning. The acting was...okay - I might have expected a little more of Anna Paquin, but overall, the actors were decent.

The plot...I'll get back to you on that. So far, it feels like the average "girl fall in love with dangerous vampire, friends and family worried, girl naively innocent about it, and the vampire finds himself intruiged despite himself"-storyline. I haven't read the books, so I have no idea what kind of plot the series is based on.

It did get a bit better, once you got past the first ten-fifteen minutes, though sometimes it "fell through the cracks" again, and I was left feeling strangely non-affected. I didn't get the sort of "wow" effect I'd be hoping for, that would leave me wanting more, despite the cliffhanger ending. My grade: 5/10, Acceptable, but not more.

Never the less, I'll give it a couple more tries, if for no other reason than Stephen Moyer (Bill), one of the few actors who were better than decent and worth watching for the drool effect alone... (I've always had a thing for vampires...)
Current Location: back in black
Feeling: contemplativecontemplative
Listening to: my chemical romance: blood
aleysiasnape: norringtonaleysiasnape on 8th September 2008 23:20 (UTC)
Haven't seen it yet or read the books either. I guess I'll have to rent it whenever it comes out on dvd since I don't have HBO. *sighs*
I'm waiting for the second season of The Tudors to come out on dvd.
ladyvisionary: Moonladyvisionary on 9th September 2008 10:11 (UTC)
Oh, I don't have HBO either...I had another source. *guilty smile* But, like I said, if you haven't seen it, don't worry about it. It wasn't anything to get overly excited about - I'll get back to you whether or not it'll be worth renting. I've never seen the Tudors, I have to admit, though I've heard of it - it's with Jonathan Rhys Meyer, isn't it? (I've seen him in Bend it Like Beckham. Hihi.) I am waiting for the season to start up again for House, Heroes, Greys Anatomy, and, to some extent, Private Practice. :D