In the countryside if you don’t drink heavily, kill stuff or get involved in community life (i.e. going to the pub a lot or hunting – oh…?)then after a long day negotiating, wrestling and blackmailing our children to do simple things (eat, get dressed etc) we like to relax (indeed, chillax…)and watch a DVD or two.
Current flavour of the month is Trueblood, which we have just finished. Trueblood is set in Louisiana at a time when vampires are opening accepted into mainstream society. Trueblood itself is a synthetic blood developed by humans to slake the thirst of vampires thus enabling them to ‘mainstream.’
Anyway, it’s great for a couple of reasons:
- Vampire blood is a drug itself, called ‘V’ and is like a cross between heroin and LSD. Humans are not happy about it and neither are vampires and it is (obviously) tricky to get hold of and ludicrously expensive.
- Trueblood comes in flavours (A positive, B negative etc) and is best served at body temperature…
- Vampires regard crosses as geometry and nothing more…
That’s three reasons, but who’s counting? Anyway, it’s a super awesome series from Alan Ball, the writer of Six Feet Under. He hasn’t lost it. Oh, no.