Things Supernatural has that True Blood doesn't have:
- The brother-love that ate my brain
- The funny and not-so-subtle Flowers in the attic-theme
- Jensen Ackles
Things Supernatural has that True Blood DOES have:
- The dysfunctional family theme
- Blood and violence, yay
- Small-town-America sceneries
Things True Blood has that Supernatural doesn't have:
- Good music
- Graphic sex, yay
Things Buffy the Vampire Slayer has that True Blood and Supernatural doesn't:
So yes, this is my way of trying to gauge just how deep I want to get sucked into the True Blood-verse. I mean, of course I adore True Blood and I definitely watch it and I definitely enjoy it, but, do I really wanna make it my next Supernatural or BtVS? Can it even be? Why Supernatural's gritty, roadtripping, seedy motel-staying, boy-on-boy melodrama got me hooked is pretty much a no brainer, and while I do see the similarities between TB and BtVS, Sookie Stackhouse is definitely no Buffy Summers and Alan Ball is no Joss Whedon.
But still. Swamps.
I mean, everyone does this, right? Because we're adults now and we can't spend as much time on TV-shows as we used to, not since we have to work full-time, and actually be good at our jobs, and pay our bills, and replace things when they break, and shave our legs, and return phonecalls, and buy groceries, and cook the groceries, and not be total hermits and go out, and actually give people a chance, and try to fall in love, and, really, there's only so many hours in a day. I do do that all the time, assess how deep to let myself actually get drawn into any show, because as soon as you do then you know there'll be long, rambly recaps and subtext-obsessed meta-posts that noone but yourself really finds interesting. And I kinda of know myself by this point and I know what I like, and I can tell you that had True Blood had less of a Romeo-and-Juliet and more of an alternative, subversive feel to it, had it been more, well, queer, I would not even be having this discussion with myself, I'd already be so far into it I'd be dreaming about kinky blood-play and créole cuisine and hard liquor and deep south accents every night.
And the deep south has always been my favourite scenery for any show or movie or documentary, the more dark red, confederate flag-waving, pick-up truck owning, iced tea-drinking, the better. It's that love/hate thing. But I think what it's gonna come down to with True Blood is how much I like/dislike the lovestory. It is after all the ginormously boring lovestory that made Twilight the least interesting film I've seen this year. After all, you can only watch the same boy-meets-girl story being played out in movies so many times before you just want something else, anything else. I'm just not sure True Blood is that anything yet.
Still. The swamps. And the kinky bloodplay. It could still be true love.
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