True Blood Keeps Topping Lists For 2009
December 27, 2009 by Ollie Chong aka AdoreBill
Alan Ball‘s hit HBO TV vampire series True Blood continues to receive recognition and praise from various news outlets as 2009 draws to a close. Here we would like to present what some news organizations are saying about this amazing show that has captured the hearts of millions of fans around the world.
The UK publication, The Independent states that True Blood is one of the Best TV show for 2009 and lists it as the best American Import of the Year:
“For sheer entertainment, nothing beat Alan Ball‘s True Blood (Channel 4) which rescued the vampire genre from the Twilighters and launched it into a campy, Deep-South soap opera. And forgive me a shallow moment if I feel compelled to mention that it featured Vinnie from Home and Away in a near-permanent state of undress.”
Cleveland.com lists it in its TV Top 10 for 2009 which we all can agree is well deserved. They provide the following reason why True Blood is worthy of being on the top TV show’s list and the reason behind its success:
“It’s true. Executive producer Alan Ball‘s vampire series became a richer, sharper, more intriguing metaphoric mix in its second season. The peripheral characters grew in number and complexity, but the heart of the story remained the romance between telepathic Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) and vampire Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer).”
Boston.com states that True Blood is a show that is “worthy of attention, and attention spans” for its superb writing and the incredible acting from the multi-talented cast:
“HBO’s “True Blood’’ was definitely not about creeping emotional impact. This blackly comic supernatural drama was fast and smart during its entertaining second season, with each episode building to a cliffhanging crescendo. Alexander Skarsgard as Eric, Michelle Forbes as Maryann, and the rest of the cast were extraordinarily vivid, and the writers beautifully balanced personal drama with supernatural metaphor. The season’s towering moment was when the ancient, peaceful vampire Godric slowly faded into the sunset while Anna Paquin’s Sookie stood watching in tears.”
True Blood has caught the world by storm in 2009 but we all know that for season 3 in 2010 it will be a colossal success and a true indicator that it will be seen as a classic for decades to come.
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