HBO will be airing True Blood season 2 this June 14th. I have to admit that I couldn’t care less about the show and that I really am quite perplexed that it actually has fans. Don’t get me wrong about being a vampire snob because when it comes to vampires I often can not get enough of it. I was obsessed with Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles and of course watched the film though I’ve read all the books. I love Underworld, Twilight is ok, and you can still catch me watching old episodes of Angel. So when I first heard that HBO was coming out with a vamp series I was really excited. Fast forward to episode one of season one and my first reaction was that I was floored. I was floored that I hated the whole thing. I was stunned how could HBO have messed up a vamp tv show?
The pilot episode’s tone was just not right. I couldn’t decide if it felt more like porn, lousy comedy, or drama. Whatever it was it seemed that they tried to cram too much in the first episode and in the end everything just fell flat. Despite my very negative experience with True Blood though I know that my mistake is not sticking around to even see any of the following episodes because it seems that it finally took off. Just goes to show though how important pilot episodes are. Hopefully season 2 will start of a lot better. If it does I might even bother to get a dvd copy of the first season and watch it all, except for the first episode of course.
What do you think? Should I give True Blood another chance? Are you a fan or are you one of those that was really turned off after seeing the show’s pilot episode last season?