Friday, March 20, 2009

Bad TV reviewer! Bad!

Having watched most of the first episode of the vampire show True Blood (it's on far too late), I've decided it's a good show. It's inventive, it's well-written, it's surprisingly free to cringe-y stuff. So, for the most part, I agree with Jane Clifton's review.

But then I got about two thirds of the way through her article, when I came across this unholy sentence:
"In short, this is Buffy or Charmed, only the X-rated grown- ups-only version - and much, much cleverer and funnier. "
What!?!?!? Wash your mouth out with soap, woman!! I scream (on the inside)...

Not only is Buffy much funnier and cleverer than True Blood (so far at least), but there is NO. FECKIN'. WAY. that Charmed should even be mentioned in the same phrase as Buffy - except to represent polar opposites. Charmed doesn't do funny, except maybe unintentionally. And I haven't seen any clever there either.

And there's another thing. TV reviewers often talk about Buffy as though it was all about Buffy and Angel. Well it wasn't - the romance was only one part of the many subplots and themes of the show. These people must have only ever seen the first two seasons of it or something. And that's hardly credible.

7 comments:

Nigel Patel said...

Certainly she didn't see season six of Buffy.

Make Tea Not War said...

I am hearing lots of good things about True Blood. I think I shall seek it out.

And shame on Jane Clifton indeed!

(sorry if this is a duplicate comment. Blogger just choked or something)

Violet said...

Actually I wouldn't be surprised if she hadn't seen it at all. It sounded like the kind of thing a person would say if they didn't watch the show but formed an opinion second hand.

donnasoowho said...

Having seen none of these programmes i can't comment, but I read a vampire book (maybe last year?) called 'Let the Right one in' that surprisingly Ray and i both agreed was ace - anyway they've just made it into a film and it's getting really good reviews!

Violet said...

donnasoowho: yes I've read good reviews about the movie - its on my DVD-renting list!

Desiree said...

I cheated and read the plots on Wikipedia, which made me decide to give the whole thing a miss. Too much unrequited love going on. Yuck. Reminded me of Twilight which I am also avoiding like it's a plague. However, when we tuned in while channel surfing and spotted the "having sex in front of the TV" scene I thought "wow, that's a bit risque for lil' ol' America!". They're such prudes I wonder if we are watching the uncut version?

Violet said...

Desiree: It's from the HBO channel, Des i.e. Cable TV. That means they can have as much sex, nudity, violence and foul language as they like.