Last night, Hubby and I watched the season finale of True Blood. My interest in the show has been severely waning over this past season. Between the bad acting, fairies (wtf??), ridiculous plots and cheesy lines, the show is starting to stink. And stink bad. When the show first began, bastardized versions of vampires were just starting to become popular. It seems now that any show or movie that features a guy with too much gel in his hair, caked on makeup and a perma- scowl, is now a vampire who makes all the girls swoon. The monster of legend has been replaced by impotent teenage pretty boys who decide to spend their eternity teasing teen girl groupies. Gag me with a crucifix!
But True Blood seemed more true to the original idea of sex and blood. The characters were interesting and the show was funny. Then things got ridiculous and then really, really stupid. Last night, I laughed as Sookie batted her eyelashes (for the millionth time during the series) at a trucker, who is apparently a werewolf. Just a question: Why are all “werewolves” now CGI wolves, how come none look like this anymore?:
Anyways, also in last night’s gem, there was one horrendously awful scene where two vamps literally go Matrix on each other. It felt like I was watching one of those terrible “Scary Movie” movies. Just true farce the whole way.
Needless to say, I won’t be watching the next season. A couple weeks ago, after mentioning my dissatisfaction with the show’s direction, my friend gave me the books to read. I got to about the middle of the first one before I lost complete interest. The books aren’t terrible, but they aren’t great either. The author tries way too hard to be witty and humorous and honestly it bored the hell out of me. (She also apparently blatantly rips off a dozen role playing books and games, but I wouldn’t know because I don’t read or play these games) Maybe the books get better, but I won’t hold my breath.
Anyways, as a horror geek, I provide to you the following recommendations of good vampire entertainment:
2. Thirst (aka.Bakjwi in Korean)
3. Blade (The first one is decent, the sequels are meh!)
6. Jesus Christ Vampire Hunter-Funny camp that was made right here in Ottawa!
8.Vampyres (Lesbian vampires hunting tourists! Sexy stuff but it’s not porn, I swear!)
10. Daybreakers (Recent one that has an interesting plot, unlike many other vampire movies)
and for fun 11. Dead and Loving It
So that’s it, if you have any other recommendations, feel free. I’m a bit sick of vampires now though. Time to move on to something else Hollywood or at least get more imaginative writers!
Pretty boy Vamp pic: http://www.vampiressuckmovie.com
Matrix pic: http://cybershaw.blogspot.com