Monday, July 27, 2009

True Blood Versus The Originals

I have to admit that I have really enjoyed most vampire movies since I was a little girl. I remember when I was 9 or 10 years old and saw the original Bela
Lugosi "Dracula" and Boris Karloff "Frankenstein" on the Friday night late movie back in the late 1950s. Later on I read the original novels, which were very occasionally like the movies.

So, I read all the original Charlaine Harris novels after the first season of True Blood. Of course, the first seasons scripts did make changes, which can sometimes be justified. I am just not sure that they can. This became glaringly the case during the present season. Now, I really have no particular druthers on the casting choices. However, the plot changes really make no sense to me at all -- and there are many. The show is almost an entirely different thing, with some gloss from the books. I am still watching it for the only reason that I can't quite believe what the producers have done! I don't know if it will turn into a train wreck yet; but, we will see.

1 comment:

teabird said...

I have been eyeing the books every time I go to Borders. (Forget the library - even if a copy is on the shelf, it's - well - disgusting.) I like(d) Anne Rice's first 2 or 3 vampire books, too. Are the Harris books worthwhile?
I watched some of season one and some of season two of "True Blood." It kind-of grew on me. I'm not sure if that's a good thing.