Tuesday, March 10, 2009
thanks to the blog Dish on Hiatus
“Oh, but you have many other very juicy arteries. There’s one in the groin that’s a particular favorite of mine.” - Bill
I am not a romantic, nor am I big into love…but I’ve fallen head over heels in love…with a TV show!
Ok, ok, dramatic, I know, but this show is fan-freaking-tastic! I have had people raving to me about it for a while; my good friend Chrystal in particular, but I wanted to read the books first! (mild OCD rule of
mine) Well, I should know by now to trust her advice! I had a small pile of books on my To-Be-Read list that received attention before the Sookie Stackhouse series, but last week I finally dove in. They are great! I recommend them to everyone. I thought
I liked Twilight, but the Sookie series is far better! Where Twilight had me remembering what it was like to have a junior high crush, Dead Until Dark ( Sookie book #1) had me wondering what it would really be like to have sex with a vampire (also known as “being a fangbanger”). So, yeah… a little different.
Here is the short & sweet synopsis: The setting is a back-woods, small town in deep South Louisiana. Vampires and people have been co-existing for the past two years. Some people are nervous around them, some are intrigued, and others just want to sell their blood (V, the hottest new drug on the market); the vampires are still trying to get equal rights and/or “mainstream” with the humans by sustaining on synthetic blood called True Blood to avoid having to feed on people…at least some of them do. Sookie is a telepathic cocktail waitress that comes across her first vampire, Bill, and falls in love.
After I flew through the first two Sookie books, I felt comfortable diving into Season 1 of True Blood without getting spoilers for the book. Well, well, well…I’m glad I did! I’ve only watch the first three episodes so far and am happy to discover that knowing the plot from the book doesn’t take ANYTHING away from the show. This is rarely the case with watching movies immediately after reading the book in my experience. The True Blood casting was great and the characters fit the image I had in my head quite well; at least nearly all of them did. (Jason could be hotter and Sookie’s boobs are supposed to be bigger, but Bill has really mastered the scary, sexy thing, while still being sweet somehow).
I’m so excited there are seven more books to read and many more episodes to watch. True Blood gives you everything! You’ve got the sexy/scary/cool vampires, mystery, a bit of romance, suspense, racy sex scenes, and to top it all off…humor! Sign me up!
Anna Paquin and True Blood were nominated for "best" awardds by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror films’ for the 35th annual Saturn Awards
“Lost” led the way at the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror films’ 35th annual Saturn Awards nominations.
The ABC show received 11 nominations, followed by “Heroes” with six nominations and “Battlestar Galactica” and “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles,” with four nominations apiece.
The nominees for best network TV series are “Fringe,” “Heroes,” “Life on Mars,” “Lost,” “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles” and “Supernatural.”
Bryan Cranston (“Breaking Bad”), Matthew Fox (“Lost”), Michael C. Hall (“Dexter”), Timothy Hutton (“Leverage”), Edward James Olmos (“Battlestar Galactica”) and Noah Wiley (“The Librarian: The Curse of the Judas Chalice”) are nominated for the TV actor category.
The TV actress nominees are Lena Headey (“Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles”), Jennifer Love Hewitt (“The Ghost Whisperer”), Evangeline Lilly (“Lost”), Mary McDonnell (“Battlestar Galactica”), Anna Paquin (“True Blood”), Kyra Sedgwick (“The Closer”) and Anna Torv (“Fringe”).
True Blood was also nominated as
Best Syndicated / Cable Television Series
Battlestar Galactica (Sci Fi)
The Closer (TNT)
Star Wars: The Clone Wars (Cartoon Network)
True Blood (HBO)
A complete list of nominees can be found http://www.saturnawards.org/. The awards will be presented June 25.
Thanks to everyone who has written to say how much they liked last night show. Thanks so much to the wonderful @SookieBonTemps for giving us such amazing insight into the craze.
Here are the links you need to have to get started
Sign up for a free account here: http://twitter.com/
Some great twitter tools:
For you computer Tweetdeck
For your smartphone Twitterberry and Twitterifon
Where you can find True Blood Character twitters blogs :
Twitter Fiction: http://trueblood.twitterfic.com/ http://twitterfic.com
Some of the other Bon Temp characters :
@EricNorthman, @VampireBill, @MerlottesBar, @DeantheCollie @TaraMaeThornton
You guys all remember the burning of the Monroe Vamp house in True Blood last season . That was supposedly the recently purchased home of Malcom, Liam and Dianne. It was set on fire by 'the Rednecks' at the end of Episode 7 , Burning House of Love and and we see Sookie visit the site and view the results in episode 8 , The Fourth Man in the Fire
We just got back from Shreveport, so I've now visited the site twice, well, it's where the house once stood before it was destroyed in a "control burned " for the show. It is now just an empty lot but in digging around a little I found that the buildings that were once there are still visible on Google earth. Here are the Google Earth shots from early last year and my photo of how the site looks now.
I have other posts on this filming site here :
hmmm ...interesting from the Mormon Times , I didn't know Stephanie Meyer's was a Mormon. I'd love to hear your comments ...
It would be easy for a man to mock "Twilight" by Mormon author Stephenie Meyer. But the novel, which chronicles the swooning and ogling of teenager Bella for her vampire boyfriend Edward, should be required reading for all men.
True, a man might find himself screaming at Edward: "Bite her! Just bite her already!"
True, he might fling the book against the wall a few times in frustration -- especially when (spoiler alert!) the final great vampire showdown takes place while the first-person narrator is unconscious, which means there is no action description of what would have been the best part of the book: vampires fighting vampires.
Jaz on flygirld blog writes about how a number of blogs are challenging their readers to read three books by female authors this month in honor of National Women's History Month. http://www.nwhp.org/
What 3 books by female authors would you recommend ?
she also says..... Regardless, Charlaine Harris is a really interesting writer. I’m not sure I can exactly describe her style, but it lends itself more towards the “less is more” approach. She describes things in few words, and her characters are really growing on me. I was up till 5am this morning reading the third in the series, which so far is my favorite I think, and I really wanted to finish it but I have this thing about refusing to go to bed after dawn, so I had to call it a night before the sun peeped through my window. The problem now though is that I can’t find the fourth book ANYWHERE. Every bookstore in town is out of it and I really want to read it. I could buy it online but it would take some time to ship and the library has like 4 people waiting on it and I’m way too impatient to wait with them. So… I’m not sure. I need to call Target and ask them and then I’m out of ideas until the used bookstore opens again tomorrow (they’re closed on Mondays- don’t ask) and I can search in there. *SIGH*
In any case, as soon as I decide on a first book for the challenge I will let everybody know and you all can be regaled by my attempt to write commentary on it. Check out the site and join the challenge, everybody should read a little more.
First of all, the following story is speculative and circumstantial at best, and as such, should not be considered more than a rumor at this point… but we’ll bite. LatinoReview had discounted a rumor previously floating around that actor Alexander Skarsgard was in line for the role of Marvel’s Thor, but today they received a tip that Thor directorr Kenneth Branagh was spotted having lunch with Skarsgård and a couple unrecognizable gentleman. Could this confirm that the True Blood star is in line for the role?
Stellan Skarsgård’s son sure fits the previously released casting description, and definitely looks the part:
Male MUST BE MID-LATE 20′S and SIX FEET OR TALLER. LEAD. Physically powerful, very handsome, occasionally egotistical, petulant, and wild. A natural warrior with a quick charming wit who must be genuinely and severely humbled before becoming the compassionate, mature hero of our film. (via: Corona)
Also, Skarsgård and Branagh have the same agency representation (Endeavor Agency). But bottom line is, it could just be one big coinicidence. But lets pretend for a second that Skarsgård is in line for the role, do you think he would make a good Thor? ......
Brighter than sunshine by Aqualung LYRICS
Thanks so very much Lou...by Thellou