For the most part I liked the show. I think that as the first few episodes go by that it will get better. I’m pretty happy with the casting for the most part.
I, like everyone else, had a bit of a problem with the fangs. If you watch carefully during the scene where Bill is chained up, when they “retract” they actually fold back against the roof of his mouth like a snakes teeth might, they are also way too close together.
It also bothered me that in the first scene in the convenient store the customers mention Hurricane Katrina, well if you have read the books you know that Katrina does not hit until a few books into the series. This bothered me because in the books the hurricane plays a large roll.
BTW Did you notice that when Sookie goes home and is talking to her grandmother that the grandmother is reading a Charlaine Harris book? Just thought I would point that out.
Lets talk about sex…
I think the sex was a bit much. I love a good sex scene but sometimes I feel like HBO likes to add a sex scene just because they can. The vampire sex video scene with Maudete was way over the top and unnecessary. They could have shown a glimpse of it and it would have made the same point without being almost offensive.
True Blood V.S. Twilight
Before anyone gets their panties in a knot let me tell you that I have read all the twilight books as well as all of the Sookie Stackhouse novels (SSN’s) to date. And I loved both!
That said there has been a lot of talk about weather the two series are similar or not. From what I have seen most people say not, and I agree there are many differences, and yes I realize that the Sookie Stackhouse novels we begun before twilight ones, but I think there are many similarities and here is why…
Both series have someone who can read minds, and both have someone whose mind cannot be read.
Both have vampire/human romantic relationships
Both delve into the world of supernatural beings besides that of vampires, although the SSN’s go into much more detail
Both contain love interests between humans/ non-vampire supernatural’s
Both are set in small towns
I have more similarities but many of them would spoil a lot of the story so I’m not going to get into it.
That said I really wish that people would get of their “my series of books is better than yours” trip. Don’t even get me started on all the Harry Potter vampire series haters! I love the Harry Potter series as well but the high and mighty crap has got to stop
(Do not continue to read if you do not want the story spoiled for you)
Did anyone else notice that Jason was wearing a baseball hat in the road crew scene and it had a Panther on it?????
Also I think it was a little early to introduce “the dog” any one else agree?