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Does the HBO series True Blood do justice to the Sookie series?


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Posted on Jun 10, 2009 11:17:34 AM PDT
I don't like that they made Lafayette a drug dealer, altho the actor who played him did great job..I don't like that they made jason into a drug addict or that they introduced new charcter (Amy) to do so, he had enough problems being a drunken horndog.
the actor who played renee did a fantastic job EVEN with the accent.
Bill is played close to the book, Eric is sexy and menacing (he was voted the sexiest man in Denmark btw pre Tru-blood). Pam is fleshing out nicely, I think they have the two cops down pat.. I hope they make the eric/sookie thing a big part of the second season and don't focus to much on the Dyad (maryann). i can't wait to see who they cast for the Were-tiger..Sookie love interest.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 10, 2009 4:38:50 PM PDT
Mystery Reader: After reading Dead as a Doornail, I think I just got bored with the series. It lost it's flair. I'm a very picky vampire book reader and once the characters start to bore me, the action becomes predictable and bland, I tend to lose interest in the series. I also think I just got tired of reading everything from Sookie's POV. *Shrugs*

Posted on Jun 14, 2009 6:19:18 PM PDT
breedmate77 says:
i love the book and like the show. i am bothered on how many differences there are from the book and the show. i like tara's character in the book but can't the shows version. i dont like the casting for pam(to old),tara(to loud,won't shut her mouth),chow(what were they thinking?). i'm on the fence about eric,should be hotter,maybe maybe 2nd season will bring out his hotness(hope has eric's personality). i think bills perfect,stookies pretty good too,i really like the casting of jason,sam's ok. anyways,books are much better,but still like tv series too.

Posted on Jun 16, 2009 12:34:29 PM PDT
MEA says:
I loved season one and I love the books.... after watching season 2 though I dont know they have strayed so far from the books now that I am a little iffy I think I will just end up having to learn to enjoy the differences between them. But I personally love the books better than the show.... Tara is a bit too annoying and dependent off of her mama and Jason going to the fellowship of the sun is just plain stupid when he is suppose to turn into a were-panther later on.

Posted on Jun 16, 2009 1:16:42 PM PDT
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Good Walking says:
I think the creators of True Blood have done such an amazing job casting the actors to play the characters from the books. So, far everyone is just how I pictured them... with only a couple of exceptions... Tara for obvious reasons and Sam... However both are more complex characters in True Blood and I have found myself enjoying their story. At first, during season 1, I thought the show was kinda cheesy, but after a while I found myself really enjoy the cheesiness of it all, and now I'm totally pumped for season 2.

I can't help but wonder if there will be a season 3 of True Blood, and if so, who will they get to play Alcide? The picture I have of him in my imagination is one of pure male perfection and I hope they can find someone who can fit the bill :)

As for the comment about not being able to see a "big bad" vampire in highlight foils... Remember this is the same "big bad" vampire that went to a swingers party wearing bright pink spandex pants!?! I hope we get to see that on True Blood :)

Posted on Jun 18, 2009 9:14:48 PM PDT
Holly J says:
I like both for different reasons. I'm always amazed at things in the show that weren't in the books but the stuff they do add could very well have been in the books. It's like you're getting an extra glimpse into the sookie world. Some of the things they changed are completely believable. And I found there were a few major changes that I was happy about because I didn't neccesarily like the way the particular story line panned out in the book. I think most of the actors are pretty spot on... especially Sookie, Bill, Pam, and Jason. I'm a bit disappointed by Eric... he's not exactly the way I had pictured him but oh well. I'm enjoying the series. I love the artistic freedoms that a show can take on HBO. I couldn't imagine how True Blood would be if it was on a major network like Fox or ABC. The Sookie novels are so raw... I think many mainstream viewers would be turned off by the show.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 19, 2009 3:27:46 PM PDT
It couldn't hold my interest either. I love the books and was looking forward to the show, but as always is the case was very disapointed. The show might have been ok if I had never read the books.

Posted on Jun 19, 2009 4:25:13 PM PDT
I seriously have told people who have not read the books and want to watch the HBO Series. Not to ever read the books they are two totally different bodies of work. They would be stuck like me sitting, watching and saying to myself, "that's not what happened in the book"! Why are they doing this or that! I don't think they should of used the same character names that's how different the show is from the book!

Posted on Jun 19, 2009 8:52:34 PM PDT
I started reading the books before i watched the show. and in comparison. the books are way better. there is so much left out when putting a book to film. the story is rushed taking the story in a whole different direction and feel. if i had saw the series first i probably would not have read the books. i was left somewhat dumbfounded. the series is ok on its own but not compared to the book. you have to take them for what they really are. seperatly.

Posted on Jun 20, 2009 6:15:54 AM PDT
gigi_in_la says:
I have to say that for me it really takes away from the romance of Bill biting Sookie when the series shows him letting blood just pore down her neck and onto the sheets. C'mon! It just grossed me out!

Posted on Jun 20, 2009 8:03:14 AM PDT
Bundtlust says:
I enjoyed the Southern Vampire books, although I wasn't as crazy about the last one (I, too, was tiring of Sookie in the later installments). I think that Alan Ball and HBO got a lot of the feel right (the gossipy, holier-than-thou atmosphere of small-town Bon Temps) but I dislike the focus on Jason as a sex god (hey, isn't that Eric's domain?!?). True Blood is a lot darker than the books. But that creepy Southern Gothic feel? Priceless.
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