I just got HBO last night, mostly so I could watch the new series, Game of Thrones. HBO onDemand has the first series of True Blood for available for viewing. I watched the first episode last night and I'm watching the second episode right now on my lunch break.
The jury is still out for me on whether I like this or not. I like the concept of the show. The two leads are likeable enough. The rest of cast however is quite unlikeable. They're all just so dumb and seemingly poud of it. It's hard to get past that.
I felt the same way about the characters at first, but if you keep watching, admirable qualities begin to emerge. Besides, it's the mixture of character flaws that make it interesting. The only one who is truly, gloriously stupid is Sookie's brother, Jason. I hope you continue to watch so we can get a discussion going while it's still fresh in my mind. Who are you counting as the second lead?
Right. I didn't think Bill emerged as a lead that early. There are a lot of other interesting characters you have yet to meet. Both seasons have their own overall story arc, season one's being the identity of the "fang banger" serial killer.
I've only watched two episodes. While Bill isn't in it that much I still consider him and Sookie the main characters. I find myself interested in their story but when they're not on screen I found my self zoning out of what was happening. I will likely keep watching at least the first season.
I will say I like the opening credits and the song, very fitting.
Tracy and I have a disagreement about the opening credits. Soon after they show the black and white footage of the kid in the clan robes, the frame disolves into a grinning redneck swining on a poarc swing. I maintain it's the same person; the producers od the show tracked him down in order to include a little "statement" in the opening credits. Tracy thinks I'm crazy. What do you think? (Not about me being crazy; about the possibility of the kid and the adult being the same person.) I even ran it for her in slo-mo. (She won't let me run the decomposing fox in slo-mo.)
Good soundtrack album.
I just watched the opening on youtube.I think the opening credits make enough of a statement without having that extra bit added in though. I'm going to agree with your wife and say that they aren't the same person. I never made the connection before. I will now for evermore wonder if they are the same person. This should be information that is easy to find. You can't be the only person who thinks that. Maybe you should email the creators?
What does everybody else think? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxINMuOgAu8 Here's the video. I'm going to say it's not workplace safe.
Wow! I knew nothing about True Blood til I looked at that credit sequence. I love all that old-South 'down in the Bayou' Swamp stuff. That sets a great tone for the show. Does it live up to it? Also it's got Anna Paquin. Also it's made by HBO. All good things.
I'd say the kid in the Klan gear would be almost impossible to track down 40 years later. It's good footage, rather than something from someone's home movies, so it would have been found in a TV stations stock footage with minimal background info. (He probably ended up in the electric chair, or possibly politics...) The guy on the porch seems very 'authentic' though, rather than an actor. Maybe a friend/acquaintance of one of the creatives, or possibly a locally famous musician or character.
And popular culture's love of the vampire (if not Jeff's) shows no sign of waning. It's been pretty ongoing since the lead up to Interview with the Vampire in 1994. That's a long time for a 'phase'. Wonder what that's all about?