Friday, June 5, 2009

My Guilty Pleasure

While Anne is off playing at the Lori Foster Event (and I'm jealous, too, btw), I'm going to talk about my guilty pleasure. Last weekend Kelley talked about her discovery of The Tudors. If you don't watch that, it's a Showtime Series and verrrrrry hot.

My guilty pleasure is True Blood. It's based on the Southern Vampire Series, Sookie Stackhouse stories by Charlaine Harris and has been converted to television by HBO and Alan Ball (Six Feet Under). It's a fabulous show. Dark, funny, sexy, and so totally NOT for the squeemish. During season one, Sookie (the waitress) who is also telepathic meets Bill, the vampire (and a southern gentlemen) and yes, the attraction was instantaneous. We also meet an entire cast of colorful, eccentric characters, all living in small town Louisianna. So while Bill and Sookie are falling in love and having adventures of their own, someone is killing women in this little town.

I'm not kidding. I'm so addicted to this show. Every Sunday night we raced to the tube to watch and actually went through withdrawals when they went on hiatus to film season two. I satisfied my craving by catching up on the 'fan boards'. Now if that's not nuts, I don't know what is.

At the end of May, I picked up the entire first season on dvd and I've been watching but if you don't have a copy of your own, it can be rented or watched again on HBO (if you have it). Now season two is getting ready to start and I'm psyched. Although I have to admit, I'm worried that one of my favorite characters might be DEAD. YIKES.

So what's your guilty pleasure and why? And if you are a True Blood fan, who is your favorite character? When it comes to a showdown between Bill, the southern gentleman vampire, or Eric, the hot viking vampire, which is your favorite. Wait, let me put on my Horny Viking Hat!

14 comments:

Amber Skyze said...

My curiousity is peeked. Guess, I'm gonna have to check out True Blood. Tudors is definitely my guilty pleasure. And I'm addicted to Ghost Hunters. :)

Kelley Nyrae said...

I'm jealous that I don't have HBO. I'm going to have to get them on DVD.

Regina Carlysle said...

Ooooh I love Ghost Hunters too, Amber. My current fave ghostie thing is Paranormal State. Love that show.

As far as True Blood you can rent season one and OMG...is it ever good.

Regina Carlysle said...

Yeah, Kelley, you should sooo rent the season. I love The Tudors too.

tracy said...

I "watch" TV by buying the seasons on DVD when they're released, and I've been looking that the True Blood season for a week or so now, and wondering wether to buy it or not.

I guess you've just made up my mind for me. Thanks.

Regina Carlysle said...

I don't think you'll be disappointed Tracy! Very hot.

Julia Barrett said...

EricEricEricEricEric, but I love Bill too! What to do? What to do?
Eric in the book is so amazing, incredible, passionate, full of life/death! Love me some Eric!

Anny Cook said...

Don't watch stuff.... but in the books, Eric's my guy.

Guilty pleasure is re-reading Georgette Heyer regencies. Have loved them for 35 years... sigh.

Savannah Chase said...

I love True Blood...Addicted to it....I have also bennwatching Blood Ties..They released part of season 1...They split it up into 2 dvds as 2 different seasons....

The trailer for Season 2 True Blood looks sooooooooooooo good..

Debbie said...

Hi, I've been into True Blood since the beginning! I'm Team Eric, ALL THE WAY, BABY! He is the absolute most wicked, sexy man! Have you seen him in the new Lady Gaga video, Paparazzi? I'm in the process of reading the books now, and it doesn't spoil anything, since the show only loosely follows the books. I'm just starting book 5. Bill is hot and nobody could fill his part, but Eric is the ultimate! Season 2 should be even more exciting and I cannot wait!
Debbie

MJFredrick said...

I just started watching it this past week on DVD. Love it. I love Tara. I'm on disc 3 of 5 and was shocked by the ending of the 5th episode!

Maree Anderson said...

Eric all the way, baby! And what I love about True Blood - aside from Anna Paquin being a New Zealander! - is that the writers have taken the books I loved and ramped them up. I can't sit there smugly "knowing" what's gonna happen because I've read all the books. They've twisted and played with the storylines enough that I couldn't bear to miss an episode!

Aside from that, the opening credits and that Chris Isaac song? Whoa, baby! *fans herself rapidly*

Barb said...

I LOVE True Blood! Have watched from episode 1 and do not miss it. Even got my FIL watching it and he wouldn't miss it either. Can't wait til Sunday and the beginning of season 2. I've not read the books yet. They're still sitting in my TBR pile. But right now, I love Bill.

Anne Rainey said...

I don't have HBO. Bummer!!