Friday, March 13, 2009

Jumping on the vampire bandwagon

I haven't been doing much sewing lately, because the sewing machine is in the next room where there is no decent heater. On the other hand, I've watched a lot of tv because the television set is in the living room where there is a very good heater.

There is a new tv show coming soon, called True Blood. Its star, Anna Paquin, won an Emmy or something for her performance on it - so it can't be that bad. And, unless its screening time clashes with Project Runway, Top Chef or Outrageous Fortune, I might watch it.

But the thing is this - coming so quickly after a certain vampire-themed movie that is currently drawing large crowds of teenage girls (and no doubt quite a few romance novel fans too), I'm fairly sure that the show is probably a lot closer in spirit to Twilight than it is to Buffy. And I know which vampire bandwagon I'd rather jump on.

7 comments:

Laura said...

You know, I am slightly embarrassed to admit it, but I've really enjoyed the Twilight series. And while the movie was not nearly as cool as it could've been (someone like Peter Jackson would've done the special effects so much better), Edward is rather lovely to look at (almost jailbait, but still pretty)!

aprilbapryll said...

Ditto to Laura, although I haven't seen the movie yet. I saw previews of True Blood before I had ever heard of Twilight so I don't know how much alike they might be, but I've never seen True Blood. I'm generally not a vampire type girl, but let me know if you like it! :)

Violet said...

Laura: no need to be embarrassed - I've heard that Twilight is very addictive, which is one reason I don't want to see the movie or read the books. Because that would be like being addicted to Mills and Boon novels!

aprilbapryll: I sure will.

donnasoowho said...

Laura I agree!! When I watched the movie (which was fine and accurate depiction of the book) I felt as though it was a bit 'meh'? And somehow not magical enough.

Violet said...

but hey - what about this alleged anti-feminist message? That the heroine ends up having to repress most of her personality just to be with him and not get fanged?

Make Tea Not War said...

If you want a vampire bandwagon to jump on- "Being Human" is the one to go for IMO

Violet said...

mtnw: yep, I'll have the boy look out for it on the 'Net.