Monday, September 08, 2008

I Might As Well Admire Half-Naked Men on TV

My co-worker proposed to his girlfriend over the weekend, so everyone oohed and ahhed over that today. (Yes, I realize I sound like a bitch.) What's sad is this guy is 5 or 6 years younger than me and he'll be married twice before I'm married once.

Granted, he's a holy sort of guy and his fiancee could star on Little House on the Prairie, so they're completely different folk than me.

However, I'm still annoyed that I'm stuck dating doofuses who live with their moms while some peeps find real-life people they can marry. Oh well, I guess I can thank my lucky stars that I'm not married to one of the many, many, many losers I've dated. I'd probably be in jail for murder.

Premiere #2: True Blood
Verdict: It's definitely a keeper - may bump something else off my DVR list.

We had a free premiere of HBO this weekend so I made sure to catch the premiere of True Blood. Darn - now I'm going to have to subscribe to HBO, because I loved, loved, LOVED the premiere.

The show's based on one of my favorite set of books, Charlaine Harris' Sookie Stackhouse series. In the series, vampires have come out of the closet, so to speak, because the Japanese invented synthetic blood. That means the vamps don't have to munch on humans anymore.
The main character, Sookie, is a southern waitress who can hear other people's thoughts except for some reason she can't hear vampire thoughts. That means she hooks up with one of the vamps and craziness ensues! 

I thought the on-screen adaptation was great, although many of the loyal book fans are not too fond of it. The pace of the show was really slow. The first episode just shows a couple of chapters from the first book. There's so much more to come! I thought Anna Paquin was fabulous as Sookier and her man-whore brother was smokin' hot. Even better, we got to see almost every inch of him in a variety of positions...let's hope to see even more in future episodes!

There were a few inconsistencies from the book, but overall, I loved the show's vibe. It has a permanent place on my DVR and added dollars to my cable bill as well.

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