On Sunday night my husband and I settled in to watch the second season of True Blood, another delicious series from HBO. Here's a trailer for season 2.
How could I resist a series featuring a melancholy vampire like Bill Compton?
Vampire Bill is an American Civil War vet who has taken up residence in Bon Temps, Louisiana, the setting for Charlaine Harris' series of books on which the series is based.
This is the only kind of TV show that can capture my attention - one with quirky, edgy characters and writing that really pushes the envelope.
Although having uber amazing Viking leader Eric doesn't hurt.
The blundering bad luck of Jason Stackhouse - as well as his racy sexcapades - are a favorite part of the show for me.
And I really love supporting character Terry Bellefleur, the post traumatic stress disorder Gulf War vet. He has a scene in season 1 where he sees something while out fishing, and flips into battlefield mode, communicating with military hand signals. I just love that scene. His befuddled civilian persona gives way to the soldier within and I love that glimpse of him.
Can't get enough of gay cook Lafayette, either. He tells it like it is, girlfriend.
And who can resist the rivalry between Bill and diner/bar owner Sam? Especially since Sam keeps a secret of his own...
Not every character in True Blood is male - just my favorite ones. Except for Sookie Stackhouse herself, the main character for the series.
She's fast becoming one of my favorite female characters ever.
Here's the original trailer for season 1. If you haven't discovered True Blood yet, and if you love vampires, oddball towns and superior writing, give this series a look.
You'll pinch yourself to see if you're dreaming.
Ms Snarky Pants says Alas, we canceled our HBO because we weren't watching it near enough!
Jen says This series is next up on my to-be-read list. My friend just finished the first one and she loved it.
Travis says We were at the bookstore last week and took a look at the novels.