‘New on TV: True Blood’

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Since one of my current animes, D. Gray-man, has ended its season, I’ve been looking for something to fill the void and came across True Blood, a new show about vampires. The premise is interesting: Vampires have “come out of the closet” and revealed themselves to humanity in our modern day world which leads to some interesting changes in society. They have their own TV channel called VTV. Having sex with a vampire, also known as “fang banging”, is quickly becoming the new risque thing to do. Vampire blood, known on the street simply as “V” is better than crack, heroin, and coke combined. And of course, with anything new coming into society, there is always a sense of xenophobia against the newly socialized vampires.

The show touches upon a multitude of topics, but the main ones tend to be prejudice (human vs vampire, white vs black, rich vs poor, etc) and sex. The only real disappointment (but it’s a big one) is the quality of acting by the main character, Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin aka. Rogue from the X-Men movies). Not to sound trite, but she couldn’t act her way out of a wet paper bag. The story is enough to bring me back week after week though, so we’ll see how it turns out by the end of the season. If you’re bored and looking to get into a new show that’s a bit edgy, I say check this one out.

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