Thursday, February 19, 2009

True Blood

True Blood is a television adaption of the Sookie Stackhouse book series (also known as The Southern Vampire Mysteries) by Charlaine Harris.

Alan Ball (Six Feet Under) has created a dark, yet humourous take on one of postmodernity's most popular myths, the vampire.

Thanks to the invention of synthetic blood (Japanese, natch) vampires are demanding civil rights. Predictably, everyone is taking sides, and the show uses this to explore a wide range of subjects, including racism, civil rights and homophobia, all through the lens of a claustrophibic deep south town called Bon Temps.

It's an imperfect and messy show. If you are put off by blood, you'll hate it. And it is ruder than a rude thing from rude-world. But the characters are complex and likeable enough for me to be looking forward to the next series.


Mr Gnome said...


You're a sucker for this kind of thing.

: - )

brett jordan said...

You're going to be sitting on the naughty step if you're not careful mr keegan!