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Anyone else getting into the new series on HBO?
It isn't scary (yet) but I'm hoping that it might get alittle darker.
 

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My wife and I love the books, but we don't get HBO. :(
 

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I have watched the first two episodes and so far am not impressed. It's okay, but it's pretty run-of-the-mill. Everyone seems to act around Anna Panquin's character of Sookie and not as stand alone individual's with the exception of the actress who plays Tara. I, too, hope it gets better, because I would like to see more Horror oriented shows on TV. If it doesn't, I'm afraid it's going to be harder and harder to pitch a legitimate series that studios will be willing to produce and get behind.
 

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We just finished season 1 on DVD and I just switched to HBO so we can watch season 2. :D
 

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we don't get hbo but picked up the first seasons 1-4 on dvd........ please tell me it gets realy better!!!!!

I'm waiting for laurrel hamiltons anita blake made for televison (probable hbo,etc.) but who knows how bad it will get hacked....
 

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I watched some of it and found myself laughing a bit. I felt like it was corny and campy kinda. I wasn't taking it very seriously. It is good to have a show with a horror-like theme that is popular right now. My sister is adicted!
 

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I watched the first season, just because it's supposed to be about Louisiana vampires...I feel the same as Skeletonowl...campy and corny
And again Hollywood totally misrepresented New Orleans and Louisiana.....
Still, the show does have some entertainment value...blood, sex, drugs, and the walking dead, are all fun to observe...
 

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I like the show. Yeah, we laugh at the country-bumpkin characters and odd placement of swamps but it does have entertainment value.

I can't imagine the show being very scary at anytime in the plot. Civilized vampires drinking synthetic blood..not very scary. I think it is more like Sookie's most Excellent Adventures with Vampires.
 

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It is a campy show for the most part. Although the synthetic blood is a thread throughout the series, it isn't the focal point. There is more actual blood drinking as the series goes on, and yes, I almost tuned out by the time four episodes had aired. You have to stick with it. It does get better. The characters tend to, pardon the pun, suck you in. :D

Interesting Kallen bringing up Laurel K. Hamilton's Anita Blake vampire series. I would have thought Anita would have been at the forefront of shows being created like this. Hamilton's stories are FAR better written than Charlaine Harris' "books." I don't know what too much was like after Obsidian Butterfly though, because Anita just became a vampire whore as opposed to the kick ass monster slayer of the adventures that came before it, so I tuned out. I wouldn't mind seeing a return to the material that got me hooked in the first place, nor would I mind seeing an actual series if they handled the source material correctly.

And Haunted Bayou, if you can point out ANY films that handle southern themes, or Horror correctly these days, please, by all means, point me in that direction, man. :D
 

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I'll admit to starting to watch this show this summer. And stuck with it due to boredom lol. Earlier in the summer they were showing all of the episodes from last season, so I figured I'd give it a try. The ridiculous accents and sex (yeah i know huh! me saying this is shocking lol) almost turned me off of the show. But then that boredom thing kicked in and I stuck with it. The story's getting a little more interesting and the sex a lot wilder. BUT there is more of a story now to go with the sex lol. so if you like porn, bad accents and making fun of people go for it. i mostly find it funny to see what insane thing they'll think we wanna see next.
 

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I have gotten into the show, there is some not so good acting but none the less some things keep ya in suspense.. I think the women like it more than the men because there is some plot to the sex.. not your average run of the mill porn lol But I have to admit I am addicted. I have watched worse.
 

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And Haunted Bayou, if you can point out ANY films that handle southern themes, or Horror correctly these days, please, by all means, point me in that direction, man. :D
LOL! Being from south Louisiana, I cringe when anything is set in the state. I almost never like a movie set in LA because it is just sooooo stereotyped. We all live in a swamp, we all are dancing in the streets of New Orleans even when it isn't Mardi Gras and of course...voodoo is rampant. I usually forgive the bad accents just because not everybody is good at that. Of course, the movie people do what they can to try to make it interesting so if they need a swamp where there shouldn't be one then OK, it is fiction but it seems every movie is the same. It would be like every movie based in the midwest being like FARGO. Nothing but caricatures:googly:.

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not your average run of the mill porn
You mean like that orgy in the last episode. LOL! OMG, I was telling the hubby "man, there is a lot of sex in this series" His response, "It is Alan Ball, there was a lot of sex in Six Feet Under too"
 

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All I want to know is, when does Bubba show up?:D There are probably some out-of-work Elvis impersonators that could use a job.
 
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