True Blood Out On DVD Monday

Mimi ON Oct 23, 2009 AT 1:11 pm

Sookie Stackhouse & Bill Compton - True Blood

Sookie Stackhouse & Bill Compton - True Blood

Edward Cullen or Bill Compton who would you choose? When it comes to the battle of the vampires my money’s on Bill, well for the moment anyway.  It seems that with the ever popular Twilight franchise vampires seem to be in vogue all of a sudden. For those of you that couldn’t quite get your head around the tween phenomenon that is Twilight you might want to try True Blood, the sassier sexed up vampire story brought to you by HBO and Alan Ball, creator of Six Feet Under, the series is also based on the books written by Charlaine Harris.

True Blood is based in a period when vampires have been given the same rights as humans and are finally ‘out of the coffin’ as one character so eloquently puts it. Vampires are able to quell their blood thirsty hunger by the invention of a human blood substitute; they can buy ‘Tru Blood’ as it’s called over the counter at supermarkets.  Based in Bon Temps, Louisiana much of the action takes place in Merlotte’s Bar and Grill where Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) works as a waitress, Sookie has the ability to read minds which no doubt comes in handy, but when it comes to the bloke department it’s a bit of a bummer, as she can hear exactly what they’re thinking. However when Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer) the handsome, brooding stranger walks in to the diner one evening Sookie is instantly attracted to him, he is in fact Merlotte’s first vampire customer. Sookie’s bartender friend Tara is not impressed and hisses: “That’s trouble, looking for a place to happen. Tall, dark….and dead.” Imagine Sookie’s excitement when she realises she can’t actually hear his thoughts, in fact she can’t hear a single thing he is thinking.

Stephen Moyer as Bill Compton

Stephen Moyer as Bill Compton

Ok, so it sounds a little bit like Twilight with the whole human/ vampire love fest, but you can’t help but love the lofty Sookie Stackhouse and her constant perkiness. She’s Scarlet O’Hara circa 2009 with her southern drawl, she firmly puts Bill in his place saying: “You may be a vampire, but when you talk to me you talk to me like the lady I am.”  Trust me I’d much rather hang out with Sookie on a Saturday night than the hormonal, depressive that we know as Bella Swan. We could spend all night dissecting every segment of True Blood and draw parallels with Twilight, but in context the two are very different and simply share the love story element.

Just to warn you being a HBO production there’s sex and violent sex to boot, but True Blood is cleverly written, witty and so watch-able.  Bill very sexy Compton is obviously over a hundred years old but it’s his eloquent chivalrous ways that make him so endearing as he turns to Sookie and says in that southern drawl “May ah cawl on yew sometimes?”. Ah bless, when was the last time a guy asked to call on you? Also look out for Ryan Kwanten who plays Mr Man About Town Jason Stackhouse, for those of you that remember that far back he played Vinny in Home & Away, who knew Vinny would grow up and be that sexy.

If you haven’t managed to catch True Blood on Chanel 4 it’s finally released on DVD on Monday. We have a goody bag brimming with True Blood goodies including season 1 on DVD up for grabs for your chance to win click here
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