||[Sep. 7th, 2008|10:51 pm]
International Bon Vivant and Raconteur
That was so good! Much better than I expected it to be, actually. Funny, cute, scary, sexy -- everything I look for in a
woman tv show. And I had no idea it was going to be so sexually explicit! It was like Tell Me You Love Me but with vampires and bondage, and without the distracting testicle shots. Bonus!
Anna Paquin does a great job as Sookie Stackhouse, the telepathic waitress with a porn star's name. (By the way, the vampires aren't the speculative element here. The fact that Sookie is perky and cute and no one ever asks her out is.) The rest of the characters are well drawn, but a little archetypal right now: the adorable old grandma, the gay cook at the restaurant where Sookie works who has a snap for every occasion, the sassy black best friend, the horndog brother who's always getting himself in trouble. But I suspect they'll develop more complexity over time. Also, I suspect the guy who runs the restaurant is actually some kind of werecollie!
But the weak link so far, at least for me, is Billy, the vampire Sookie is smitten with. So handsome. So brooding. So...*yawn*. I get that you don't want to make your vampire the life of the party, nor do you want to make him Quasimodo ugly or mentally challenged, since he's supposed to be the romantic lead, but the whole gorgeous brooding vampire hunk thing is getting old. At least for me, but admittedly I'm not the target audience for that particular trope. Also, I'm jealous of his hair. There, I said it!
I'll definitely be tuning in again. The TV Nerd says: Take a bite, you might like it! (Okay, that was lame.)