Wednesday, 28 October 2009

True Blood

Wednesday  is True Blood night! Yay! (No, I don't have Sky or cable. Yes, I am the last person in the world to see this show: currently on Series 1, Episode 4.)

I have confessed already that I got  hooked on this show against my expectations. It really is enormously entertaining: sexy, witty and bloody. But the credits - Oh, I think the credits are inspired. The Deep South is envisioned as a  landscape on a mythic level, to the perfect soundtrack. I don't remember being this horrified and excited by that part of the world since I first read Swamp Thing twenty + years ago.

Mr Ashbless, btw, has been in America for nearly three weeks now training for his new job. So far he has avoided getting shot, arrested for jaywalking, bitten by a vampire or any of that foreign stuff that goes on Over There. Today my parents are arriving to Keep Me Company instead. Oh ... joy.

No work will be done. But I will cling to my blog.


Madelynne Ellis said...

We must be the last two people in the world not to have seen this. Wednesday evening is definitely the highlight of my week now.

As for those credits... Well, they're just the right mix of freaky and sexy to snag my attention and haul me along for the ride. Totally hot.

Janine Ashbless said...

Us provincials, eh Madelynne?

TB is about the only thing I watch on TV at the moment except the news.

Jo said...

Husband watched first ep on the IRISH channel the other night. Instant hook. Told work mate about it. Workmate said 'EEP!' and ran to her car to get: BOX SET. Whoo Hee!

Janine Ashbless said...

It doesn seem to have that "instant hook" quality!

Charlotte Stein aka The Mighty Viper said...

So thrilled that lots of other people seem to be liking True Blood. As an erotica writer and fan, it's like my dream show. Blood! Sex! Naked dudes running around the place!

Love this show.

Janine Ashbless said...

I've seen Eric now. Hmm...