I love the Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris; so I was equally happy to hear it was being made into a television show. Well, I was happy until I heard it was going to be on HBO (which I don’t have), but honestly that is the best place for it to be. True Blood is definitely a hit, and while it is based on the books, the show isn’t the same. Yes there are similarities, but when it comes to television, things that take pages to say in a book, can be done in seconds on screen. So there are going to be differences. But what do you think – are you happy with the changes? Did they totally screw something up? Is Ryan Kwanten who you pictured as Jason? Larissa (from Larissa’s Bookish Life), Day (from Paperback Dolls) and I want to know. So please join us at Talk Shoe on TONIGHT at 9pm EST and let’s talk about it.
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Set in the fictional town of Bon Temps, Sookie Stackhouse, a waitress, discovers a new world of creatures when she falls in love with Bill Compton, a vampire.
Stars:Anna Paquin (Sookie), Stephen Moyer (Bill), Alexander Skarsgård (Eric), Sam Trammell (Sam), Ryan Kwanten (Jason), Rutina Wesley (Tara), Nelsan Ellis (Lafayette), Deborah Ann Woll (Jessica) and Kristin Bauer (Pam).
Warning: We will be focusing on the series as it relates to True Blood, so spoilers are going to happen. We’ll try to keep the hardcore spoilers to a minimum, but there are no guarantees.
Haven’t read the series yet? What are you waiting for?! To view the books in order, click here.
I can’t do the call in, but I love both reading the Sookie Stackhouse/Southern Vampire series and watching True Blood on HBO and had to chime in. I concur, True Blood definitely found a good home on HBO so that it can shine in all the right ways.
I love the casting of the show, even if some of the actors aren’t exactly as I imagined in my cranium when I read the books before the show started. Now, when I listen to the books, I see the actors as the characters make their appearances. I am especially happy with the actors portraying Jason and Eric for my own shallow reasons….. *smile*