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Showing posts with label vampire diaries. Show all posts
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Saturday, June 1, 2013

True Blood, intense romanticism

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! 


Sunday, August 5, 2012

Vampire Diaries…thrillingly romantic

         I didn’t know if it’s due to Twilight’s hype or I’m just captivated by the plot of Vampire Diaries (VD) why I started to watch it.  I know Nina Dobrev (Elena Gilbert) is beautiful but I couldn’t appreciate, AT FIRST, what’s with Paul Wesley (Stefan Salvatore) and Ian Somerhalder (Damon Salvatore). Why some girls go gaga talking about them?  Anyway, prior to this series I wasn’t watching any local or foreign shows for years, so hello to old school me!
          At this moment, I just finished VD season 3 and I'm super excited to see VD 4.   VD really touches the romantic and critic lass in me. Common, enough of the so-so love story- let's get darker, realistic and imaginative.

VD 1: Damon Consumed Me  

        In VD1, my favourite character  was Damon, the erratic villain with heart. He always went against Stefan and of course, Elena. How sweet that after all the bitterness he had for his brother and tricking Elena as she’s the doppelganger of Katherine Pierce (played also by Nina Dobrev) he also cared and loved them. 
       Ian is not handsome but for playing, magnificently, Damon he’s so hot! I like it when he grins, express his views through his eyes and of course, his over the top but logical reasoning.  

VD 2:  Stefan is the Ideal (Mystic) Boyfriend

            In VD 1, I couldn’t appreciate Wesley’s handsomeness because of his chin, curly hair, and so good to be true character. Stefan was looked like Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson’s character in Twilight Saga).  In VD 2, I’m still team Damon but I admit I started to notice Stefan and Wesley as well.  He has deep and beautiful eyes after all.
          Stefan was someone that you wish your brother (in the case of Damon) and your boyfriend. If you’re Elena, he’s there to protect, respect and understand you because he’s so much in love with you. He could do crazy stuff even to his brother and killed other vampires even if he had also share of grief, suffering, guilt and fear.  
         Hahaha, I could relate to Elena in some moments, it’s hard to pick between Damon and Stefan.

VD 3. Joseph Morgan captured me   

        VD 3 was the darkest, thrilling and heart-pumping season for me. Yeah my heart pumped especially for Joseph Morgan who played the notorious Klaus Mikaelson. You’ll hate him for his villainous actions but you could try to understand his motivation because of what he went through and his deep love for his family.
        No, I’ll never be part of team Klaus. He deserved to die no matter what he’s reason. If I can only appear in VD, I’ll be Piper Haliwell (of Charmed) and kill him with the wag of my 2 fingers. But I really like him whenever he expressed his feeling to Caroline Forbes (played by Candice Accola). I like his accent, his voice, his action… everything!   Wahh why English actors are so sound romantic when they talking or acting about “Love”?

        For now, while waiting for VD 4, I’m part of team Damon and team Klaroline.