'Droo, True Blood is somewhat of an acquired taste, but I for one am a big fan of it. It is certainly different, that's for sure, and is really just Buffy the Vampire Slayer on vast amounts of Winstrol, but it has a lot going for it, such as nudity and violence. Even though most of the shows characters are borderline hillbillies, most of them, such as the gay, vampire blood (V) dealing, chef Lafayette, his cousin Tara, who is major league crazy and not a chick you would mess with, Sookies brother Jason and many more, are instantly likeable. The love story between Sookie, Vampire Bill, and Eric (another Vampire) does dominate things, but there are enough manly storylines to keep you distracted from all that lovey dovey shit. This isn't some pussy little Twilight wannabe, either, these Vampires would scare the living daylights out of the Cullens. I also think its a nice touch that the Vampires in this show are "out of the coffin" (sorry, I read that somewhere, and could help my self) and interact with Humans (at night time, of course). I also have to point out that I was never a big fan of Dracula, or any Vampires at all for that matter, but this show has changed my view towards them. For me, it's like this; I never liked pirates until I saw Pirates of the Caribbean, I wasn't really a fan of Zombies until I saw The Walking Dead, and I wasn't a fan of the fang until I saw True Blood.
But, I always thought it was the Vampire Diaries that was the girly Vampire TV show, and True Blood was for the more mature audience, but you're not the only one I've heard say it's mainly for girls, so maybe I'm fighting a lost cause, ha!
Did I mention the nudity and violence?
Watch the first episode, and if you don't like it, you probably never will.
Now, onto E&D: Dude, I've watched every episode so many times I'll still be able to recite them in fifty years time!!! I'm not saying that it's the best and funniest show ever, but, wow, it's mighty damn close. Well, in my opinion anyway. The Office and Extras are better and funnier, (although, Karl Pilkington is his finest creation. Sorry but it's true), and there was a time when I was hooked on Phoenix Nights, but right now, KennyMania is running wild as far as I'm concerned!! The fact that I'm going to get six or seven new episodes for my collection is too good to be true.
And, yep! The fact that I come on here spouting about shows like Walking Dead, Eastbound & Down, Terriers, Parks and Recreation, and more importantly Breaking Bad, is down to Ape. I've never had my finger on the pulse when it comes to TV shows, and unless a US show got really big over here, I usually missed it. The shows I mentioned would have slipped past my radar had it not been for the outside interference from the Iron One.
Did I mention the nudity and violence.