I didn't really know that much about this show.
I had read one book by Charlaine Harris, the author whose books were the inspiration for the show.
All I knew was that I have NO TV and needed some DVDs.
(Long story: my TV worked at picking up digital signals with a digital receiver box until TWO WEEKS before the transition. [The US switched over from analog signals to digital awhile back] Then it stopped working and all the fancy amplified antennas were sold out in stores. It turns out that they switched broadcasting towers along with switching from analog to digital or something. Why the hell did they sent out the digital signal from a different location before they switched??? If I was getting digital signals less than a month before the change WHY the hell would I assume I had to change anything with my setup??? Back in Watertown NY when I was working at the TV station we had our digital signal up and running 6 months before the switch. The only change was that we were going to shut down the analog signal. Everyone who was getting the digital signal before the changeover was all set. WHY PUT OUT A DIGITAL SIGNAL THEN CHANGE IT TWO FRAKKING WEEKS BEFORE THE SWITCHOVER! People like me who were getting a crystal clear digital signal would ASSUME that they were all set. I was so disgusted with the TV stations Freaking stupidity that I stopped using my TV. Thus the need for DVDs.)
So in any case I was interested in getting DVDs and this one was on sale.
Tru Blood is a pretty interesting little premise. Vampires are coming out of the coffin since there is a synthetic blood being produced that allows them to live without harming humans.
A vampire moves into a small town and meets a waitress who is much more than meets the eye.
This series is almost ruined by the horrible acting of some of it's stars. I won't name names.
However, it is saved by Anna Paquin.
Not only is she the cutest actress I have noticed in awhile SHE CAN ACTUALLY ACT.
So even though some of the dialog is off and and some of the plot is stupid and the acting of the majority of the bit players is God-awful she makes it work somehow.
I have only watched the first few episodes. It may get better. It may get worse. I dunno.
I figure it's worth $33 though.
As a side note this show has the sort of opening that I might have created back in college. It's got B-roll footage of a dead possum, naked breasts, a decaying fox being eaten by maggots, snakes, a girl dancing....ect.
Very interesting stuff actually. I am glad someone was able to come up with something original for a title sequence.