The Critical Condition Wants an Emmy Call To Arms For True Blood

June 27, 2009 by  

tabu_true-blood-cast-5209-588aA recent video blog from Mark Blankenship calls out for an “Emmy Call To Arms” for two HBO Shows True Blood and Big Love.
He feels both of these shows are as he says “barometers of the new liberal America”.

In his video he breaks down different reasons as to why he enjoy these shows.

On Big Love he likes the performance of the actors specifically mentioning Chloe Sevigny, and the pull between conservatism of the polygamous Mormon family centered in the show.  He sees the family on the show as although following a conservative controversial style of life, they are at the same time being an outsider in their own pier group.

On True Blood he first mentions the hot shirtless factor of the men we know and love.
Yes Mark we love those scenes also. Then goes on to talk about the metaphor of gay rights in America the whole “coming out of the coffin” which clearly resonates with G.B.L.T. (for those of you unfamiliar with the terms) it stands for gay, bisexual, lesbian, and transgendered.

I agree with most of his statement ,but I feel he left out the capability of the actors on True Blood To make the unbelievable, believable.

Every one of those characters stands out and delivers memorable scenes.

It’s amazing to me in the casting of the show how Alan Ball has picked actors who give top performances from the main cast, to those who have one or two lines.

Here is the youtube video for you to enjoy Mark’s funny and insightful commentary.

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