Set 97 years after a nuclear war has destroyed civilization, when a spaceship housing humanity's lone survivors sends 100 juvenile delinquents back to Earth in hopes of possibly re-populating the planet.
The series follows Sookie Stackhouse, a barmaid living in Louisiana who can read people's minds, and how her life is turned upside down when the Vampire Bill, walks into her place of employment two years after vampires 'came out of the coffin' on national television. Written by
The title sequence avoids using any of the actors because Alan Ball dislikes other TV shows that do that. Since we're watching these people for the next hour anyway he doesn't see the point in it. See more »
When Sookie is eating Adele's pie, the amount of pie on the fork keeps changing between shots. See more »
Another interesting, entertaining, and slightly on the odd side series from HBO that should have more than enough sex and blood for those more discerning fans of our mythical long toothed friends, the vampires.
On the other hand, some may find it little more than an "R" rated soap opera with teeth.
I'm more forgiving. I liked the first episode, thought it had a fairly strong cast, and the story held my interest, even though some of the southern accents sounded a bit strange. Still, having a lead character who is wound a little too tight, there's a reason for that, is a fresh enough idea and Anna Paquin, as Sookie Stackhouse...you heard that right, is well cast.
I'm looking forward to the next episode. Maybe this new show will reach right out and bite you.
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