People tell me they have stopped watching True Blood because it got silly. My mum said that, but I feel uncomfortable talking to my mum about this because it is a
Okay, let me get this straight. So it wasn't silly when Vampires came out of the coffin and started mainstreaming with normal society; drinking a synthetic blood to enable them to stop eating people. It wasn't silly when vamp blood, better known as 'V' was revealed to be a drug—making you strong and healthy and super high. A mind reading protagonist and a shape-shifting bar owner: not silly. And I am not even going into the silliness that exists in every vampire-related story (Buffy, True Blood, Twilight, etc, etc) that involves an undercurrent of sexual attraction—namely the logic of a heart-beat-less creature being able to raise a heart-beat-related body organ for the purposes of lovin'—if you get my drift. Before we get near to seasons four and five, we come across Wicca, bull-headed gods, werewolves, were jaguars, Faer(ies) and their magical qualities—and the fact Sookie is one. And yet, it 'gets silly' after that?
V—— and I just finished watching the fifth season last night. We're in mourning for the sillinesses we will be without until they release the sixth. I love silliness. It removes you from reality, and there is something lovely about that. The soundtrack is sublime. The characters are artful and either charming, or people you love to hate. Who isn't sad with Russell Edgington's true death? I told you there were spoilers. There is so much to choose from in the way of vampire/zombie/supernatural entertainment. It is like the colour cream (impossible to choose one amongst the plethora of paint samples available, and you won't really know the difference once you have chosen and painted it on your wall). I'm glad we were introduced to True Blood. Are you a fan? Do you think it is silly? What should we watch while we wait for the release of the next season? I'm thinking American Horror Story.
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