Saturday 17 September 2011

Review: TRUEBLOOD Season 1

True Blood Season 1
DVD box set
My Thoughts:
The entire True Blood Season 1 is a TV serialization of the Sookie Stackhouse series #1, Dead Until Dark book. Click here for my review of Dead Until Dark. There are a few modifications in the TV series which are not in the book and vice versa, but we are expecting that. What is important to me is that the TV show stuck to the spirit of the story in the book as closely as possible and that earned lots and lots of brownie points! I was also kinda hoping that they would edit Sookie, the main protagonist's tendencies to be too stupid to live, with the TV show, which in some cases they did, but not all of it. And that was kind of disappointing. It's the character development which brings the rating for the whole show down to the boots. The Stackhouses are as dim as they come. Well, except the grandmother. However the world building and the cinematic artistry is bang on!! Gotta give the cinematic effects team and the director a lot of kudos for that. The world building and the show might be really good, but I just find stupid protagonists annoying. I would give this TV series the same rating I gave the book, a 3.5 out of 5.

Overall Rating: 3.5 out of 5 cherries

TV Show Trailer:

Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris
Book 1 of the Sookie Stackhouse series
Genre: adult urban fantasy

About Dead Until Dark:
Sookie Stackhouse is a small-time cocktail waitress in small-town Louisiana. She's quiet, keeps to herself, and doesn't get out much. Not because she's not pretty. She is. It's just that, well, Sookie has this sort of 'disability'. She can read minds. And that doesn't make her too dateable. And then along comes Bill: he's tall, dark and handsome - and Sookie can't 'hear' a word he's thinking. He's exactly the type of guy she's been waiting for all her life.

But Bill has a disability of his own: he's a vampire. Worse than that, he hangs with a seriously creepy crowd, with a reputation for trouble - of the murderous kind.

And when one of Sookie's colleagues is killed, she begins to fear she'll be next...
Source: Info in the About Dead Until Dark was taken from the back cover of the paperback edition.

Books In This Series:


  1. I was not happy about the changes and they kept coming, and too much sex. But Eric is a hottie ;)

  2. Blodeuedd - Gotta agree with you about Eric!! :D

  3. I love both: the book and the serial tv. I love them.

  4. chiara - I find that I like the TV show alternate version better :)

    Juju at Tales of - Thanks for dropping by Ju!!

  5. Love Eric and I am a fan of the series but I still like the books a bit more.

  6. I enjoy both True Blood and the Sookie Stackhouse novels...but they're both pretty much brain candy for me. I don't feel that either of them has a whole lot of substance, but I can't stop reading/watching them either!

  7. Jenny N. - Shows people could be different... you like the books more and I like the show more... same Sookie Stackhouse series...

    Natalie (Mindful Musings) - Gotta agree with you, Nat, that the Sookie Stackhouse series does not have much of a substance :)

  8. You know I have never read the series (yet) or seen the shows. I don't get HBO so haven't seen it. I know I can get it on DVD, but just don't spend the money. Shame. But I hope to get to the books some day. :) Thanks for the review.

  9. Melissa (My words and pages) - the show/series is addictive mind...


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