My New Fannish Obsession - True Blood - Mo's Journal
My New Fannish Obsession - True Blood|
I've been reading the Southern Vampire Mysteries fan for maybe two years, and I'm current on the books, and needless to say I'm a huge fan. I'm also a fan of the TV show, which follows a similar 'meta' plot, but diverges a lot when to comes to the secondary characters. Of course, TV is a very different medium, and being Sookie, Sookie, Sookie all the time would exhaust poor Anna, so we get so many *delicious* slices of heaven from Alan Ball as he adds plot for the rest of the crew. Tara, Sookie's best friend in the series, is a definate favorite of mine, and in the books, she's a cool, white, very peripheral character. As a sassy, broken, angry, *awesome* young black woman, she rocks my world. The TV show is even more of an adult series than the books, but whoo! Totally fun and a not-so-guilty pleasure, fans of the books will be satisfied, but not bored.
And an extra bonus Yahoo! for Ryan Kwanten almost naked in every episode. *drools*
|Date:||December 2nd, 2008 03:39 pm (UTC)|| |
Interesting to hear some of the differences.
I really like ensemble stories/shows/movies. I think it wouldn't be as interesting if it was just about Sookie and Bill.
Which one is Ryan Kwanten? Jason?
I was surprised to find out how many of the main actors are not Americans. The actor playing Bill is British and Ryan Kwanten (Jason) is an Aussie who played a surfer on a popular soap there. He is a particularly fine comic actor!
The woman who plays Tara blows me away. She is in a very good Canadian movie called How She Move about a bright high school girl who has to leave the private school where she's enrolled and return to the inner city black neighbourhood she was trying to escape. She ends up joining in the dance competitions there and finding some balance in her identity. It's a very smart movie with amazing dancing. She's very good in the role, but you also don't realize just how funny she is. Tara is my favourite character on True Blood.
|Date:||December 2nd, 2008 04:31 pm (UTC)|| |
And Anna Paquin is from NZ, right? I think the accents are excellent. I'm not sure who my favorite character is - maybe Sam, maybe Lafayette. I just saw one where Lafayette is getting V from this pathetic loser vampire guy in exchange for sex. The vampire is clearly in love with Lafayette and Lafayette is obviously using him, but he sort of wants him to be happy, too.
Um, actually Anna P is your lantsman... she was born in Winnipeg and moved to NZ when she was 4.
Lafayette's gay V source is an excellent character for sure.
|Date:||December 2nd, 2008 06:26 pm (UTC)|| |
Cool on the Winnipeg connection.
Yup - Tara is my fave, too.