Why I Love Wednesdays: Dec. 14th

Why I love Wednesdays is a weekly meme hosted by the fun blog, Reflections of a Bookaholic. It's a mid-week meme focusing on something loved about books or bookish. I do a lot of memes already that are general questions, but some of these themes and prompts are a bit different so thought it looked fun!

Book Themed Movie/Show

Why I love...True Blood and Vampire Diaries!

I am seriously in love with this show.

Every episode is a complete mind-blowing bend around sanity. Surprises, not even using cheap cliches, just genuine surprises I didn't see coming. The characters are all interesting and likeable, bad or not. The music kicks ass. The people are mostly hot to look at. It's exciting and always captures my attention completely. Whenever an episode is over, I'm always like, ALREADY!??

The first half of the first season I didn't care for much - it was too much teen angst. Once the writers shook that awkward foot out, it was pure fun.

Surprisingly Im not a book reader of the series. I did read book one and two, they're pretty good but mediocre. The ones following though, not my style.

I've read Sookie for years before the show was released. Huge fan of the books. When the show came on I didn't even blink an eye and missed the first season. My best friend was watching it and really loving it. I was hesitant to try as I'm weird with my stuff being made on the screen. Also, she had previously also loved some other shows from books that were canceled and I didn't feel like getting into something that'd get the same fate.

I had tried to  get her into reading Sookie but she resisted until she watched the show. After that she became a lifelong fan of the books and, like me, prefers them. However, I started watching true Blood with Nathan one day and fell in love with the almost soap-opera drama, the cliffhanger episodes, the enactments of some of the characters on screen. I thought they captured Eric well, Pam nearly perfectly, Sookie so-so, and sadly thought Bill was WAY OFF.

Each season seems to get better and better - live on True Blood!