Since the HBO original show True Blood began, I have been a fan.
That's not my confession.
I had read all of the Charlaine Harris books published before the tv series began and have read all of the rest of them up to this point, so watching the series before reading the books is not my confession either.
How I watched the series up till this season is my confession.
Ahem, My name is Patti and I watched an illegal download or two.
I couldn't stand it; I had to see it. I couldn't stand it that the show aired and everybody else was talking about stuff I knew nothing about. Absolutely could not stand it.
I couldn't live with my thievery anymore so guess what I did 2 weeks ago before the Season 5 premiere aired on Sunday, June 5??
I ordered HBO.
Yep, they got me.
I gave into the peer pressure and the taunting of my other friends who have had HBO from the beginning as well as the media marketing trap so well done by the folks at HBO.
Should you read the books before watching the series? Um, yes...duh. What did you expect me to say??
Do you have to in order to understand what's going on? I think you need some background before jumping into Season 5, but there are enough differences between the books and tv series, that after the first couple of books, the series became pretty much its own entity.
You don't really need a synopsis...vampires, blood, werewolves, shape shifters, fairies, gory stuff, language...sex...violence...this series is on HBO for a reason, people. But, it's edgy and addictive if you like dark stories and very very handsome leading men...and handsome doesn't even begin to cover it.
My personal favorite...Stephen Moyer as Bill Compton...
An incredibly close 2nd favorite...Alexander Skarsgard as Eric Northman
And, of course the woman they both want...the kick butt heroine with the funny name, Sookie.
The love triangle...Eric, Sookie, and Bill...
A triangle made even more intriguing since Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer are married in real life and expecting their first child! :)
ok, nuff said...
Watch this series with me.