Recent Reading: Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris - Mo's Journal
Recent Reading: Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris|
|Date:||July 17th, 2009 07:28 pm (UTC)|| |
The show is really good! And the scene where he gives his presentation is quite marvelous. It's extremely well written, well acted, and well conceived. The accents are great (and most of the main actors are not even from this country, much less Louisiana) and so is the music. I really, really love it.
The first season is available on DVD. You can rent it. I don't know about on non-pay cable - do premium cable shows do that? Like The Sopranos, for example?
I took the "virus" story to mean that when vampires first show themselves, some people look for a non-magical explanation for them. So the story is that they contracted a virus that made them look dead (i.e. they didn't really die) and that had after-effects that got exaggerated into the vampire legend, with the real sequelae being that they are sensitive to sunlight, silver, and garlic and that they have a blood deficiency that requires frequent transfusions or synthetic blood. And some vampires adopt that story because they think it will make people less frightened of them than if they know the truth.