Being an avid viewer of Vampire Diaries (VD), I'm surprised to myself that I like True Blood starring Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Alexander Skarsgård, Sam Trammell, Rutina Wesley, Ryan Kwanten, Nelsan Ellis. To be honest when it comes to gorgeous and fresh faces, VD has it but True Blood has own distinct fascinating factors especially the love triangle of Sookie Stockhouse, Bill Compton and Eric Northman, one of those is it is all about hard core romanticism.
Story: True Blood vs. Twilight Saga and Vampire Diaries
I don't know with the novel but when it comes to adaptation side, the edge of True Blood it's open to different issues beyond vampire -human relation. In fact, in some way I feel that they too harsh about Christianity especially with that Soldier of the Sun thing. However, I commend that they tackle the issue about vampires as deem evil because of the religious belief. It's the second factor why people fear them aside that they kill human to survive. I also like that they feature the cons of having vices, insecurity, hypocrisy, racial discrimination, politics and legends.
Anna Paquin as Sookie
Of all the stars in the show, it is only Paquin that I really know. I watched her first in X Men Series where she portrayed Rogue. she's very much grown up here especially with those steamy scenes without clothes.
Sometimes her voice and facial expression are annoying but that's her. Her acting is what matters and she can deliver. Even if she's not the prettiest lass in the land, you'll think she is. Sookie is not flirt nor pretentious though you'll hate her for being typical female protagonist. its like she's perfect and its boring. Good thing she has special ability that make her powerful or vulnerable.
Stephen Moyer as Thomas/Bill Compton
I like English men especially their accent( hello Claus!) but here he speaks American. And I think staying young (common trait of vampires in movies and series) is not visible in his aging skin. His asset on the other hand, is his elegant posture, expressive eyes, and physique. I can't blame Paquin for falling in love with him. As Bill Compton, I find him very romantic, manly and ideal. That's both captivating and boring. Compare to Edward Cullen and Bill, He should be more darker (lets see in the coming season).
Sam Trammell as Sam, the shape shifter
He's the shape shifter that's not look hot. His voice and character is gentle that doesn't appeal at all. I don't know if its about acting, trammell's traits or the character it self has no significant. He can't even save Sookie by shifting as dog. Though I find Trammell cute and maybe in coming season we can expect a lot from him. In real life I wanna have a brother or boyfriend like him.
Rutina Wesley as Tara
She's irritating most of the time and its good because this means Wesley gives justice to her role as someone who put fierce facade to cover her insecurities. She always judge people of judging her because she's Afro American when in fact no one talk about it. I agree when Sam said that he feel tired of her. In fairness to Tara, she also represents the usual human traits - a loving best friend, a daughter, a lover, and a woman who likes acceptance and true love.
Alexander Skarsgård as Eric Northman
Though I don't know yet, he's gonna be a big character in the following episodes, the first time that I saw Eric in the club, I can feel his strong persona. His cold, stone, and affectionate persona. His long blond hair makes it another attraction. I'm thinking if it's just a pattern for me to choose someone like him since I also prefer Damon Salvatore ( played by Ian Somerhalder) over Stephen ( Paul Wesley) in VD. But of course Eric has different persona and background. What I like about him he's strong in other people but has soft heart for women he care such as Sookie and his progeny Pam. For me, he someone you refuse to like but you can't ignore because of his handsome traits and deadly attraction.
As much as I want to tell more about some characters such as jason, lafayette ( I really like the name),Chris and Arlene, I think the actors who played these characters. I pity Lafayette when he was still in the dungeon's of Eric, I favor Jason when he was trapped in Soldier of the Sun's hypocrite principle, and I'm sad when Arlen finds out that the man she loves is a serial killer.
Am I going to watch new season of True Blood? OF COURSE!