Butt-Kicking Vampires May Not Suck, but Season 1 of True Blood Sure Does

By Brittany Campbell

You know your favorite book series is horrible as a TV show when one of the main actors can’t even pronounce his love interest’s name correctly. So yes, if you are a loyal fan of Charlaine Harris’s book series, the Sookie Stackhouse novels, you will be greatly disappointed by the TV production released by HBO. After a whole season of hearing “Sucky, Sucky, Sucky,” instead of the name “Sookie,” actor Stephan Moyer was definitely describing my opinion of the True Blood TV show as a whole. Since I am a huge fan of the book series, I thought I could give him another chance- thinking that maybe by the end of the season he would be able to pronounce the name Sookie correctly.  Wrong, he still couldn’t pronounce it even by episode 12, now I have lost all hope on the improvement of his speech impediment.

Compared to its marvelous literature counterpart, the TV reproduction is absolutely atrocious. It is a disgrace to the book series and a disgrace to TV, having been morphed into something that will discourage people from even reading the books. All HBO did to the book series before releasing it on television is add a bunch of adult content and cast horrible actors to play the roles.

Most people who did not read the books tend to like the TV production, but those who have read the books tend to have an opinion of dislike for the show. I can give the first season props that it did follow through in staying with the book’s plot, but the details that were added to fill in the time slot of an hour of airtime were not needed and they were twisted into ruining the potential of the show. In conclusion, to quote my friend Stephan Moyer the first season of True Blood is utterly and truly  “Sucky.”

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