New Trailer: True Blood

Okay we get it. Vampires are a stand in for oppressed minority groups. Ugh. Usually this sort of thing isn’t so bad, except when they insult our intelligence to read the subtext. With this new trailer, we get an idea of what the series is going to be about. It’s clear that this series is in trouble. HBO has shown nothing in the marketing of this show that it’s going to be anything other than an obviously campy vampire romp.

A pittance too, for I could read and watch any sort of vampire show/book. Which is to say, that despite my reservations I’ll be checking this one out as well in three weeks. Call me a sucker (pun soooo not-intended). If Alan Ball’s name weren’t attached to this show, would I be remotely interested? Probably not.

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  • Hethr August 18, 2008, 9:03 am

    I haven’t seen from your posts but were you aware that this series is based on the Sookie Stackhouse books written by Charlaine Harris? Maybe that’s affecting how the marketing is coming out because they have a ready made audience in the readers? Just wanted to mention it.