Monday, September 8, 2008

Tinseltown out, Smalltown in

Two words: Entourage SUCKED. I am deeply utterly shattered (and probably a bit over-dramatic too). Sadly, the only 'ok' part of last night's episode was when Drama, and Turtle spared the bitchin' Lamborghini. Seriously, this show is officially off my favourite tv shows list. Scroll down and see it for yourself, on the left. Ah, now where am I gonna find brainless guy humour, and those pretty blue eyes? So long, Vincet Chase (Adrian Grenier).

True Blood, which premiered on HBO last night, was very interesting. The series is based on Charlaine Harris's book series Southern Vampire Mysteries. It is kind of like Heroes. The main protagonist Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin, X-Men) has telepathic powers, and is a small town waitress. In addition, the show also has Buffy like elements. The main story is that the vampires have come out to live with the mortals, now that a Japanese company has developed synthetic blood, called TruBlood. Therefore, the vampires do not have to kill to feed themselves, they can just drink from the fountain of modern development. However, their appearance in our world would definitely lead to stereotyping, and the fear of them killing humans. The show deals with the issue that how our society reacts to people who are different from the mainstream accepted genre. The plot gets interesting when the townspeople realize that Sookie is falling for a vampire Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer); he is the only one whose thoughts she cannot hear. The other underlying issues that the show touches upon is racism, and the Halloween like myths and fascinations we have regarding vampires. I would definitely watch the next episode, interested in seeing where this series is headed.

Couldn't agree more with this TV review.