Wednesday, October 15, 2008

I'm a sick puppy

I recently signed up for a 6 month trial of both HBO and Showtime so that I could check out True Blood and get my fix of Dexter. I'm not sure what I think of True Blood yet (beyond the fact that I'll watch anything vampire), but I love Dexter. And I wonder what it says about me that I love it. I was in serial-killer heaven when I discovered that there were at least 15 episodes I could watch on Showtime on Demand. How brilliant is a show that makes us (or at least me) root for the so-called bad guy? Anyway, if you haven't checked out Dexter yet, that's a bloody shame. Bwwwwwaaaaa.


Blogger Dina said...

I really like True Blood, mind you there is too mush of some stuff there, but I have not read the books.

9:46 PM  
Blogger Daelith said...

If you're a sick puppy than you've got company. Me! I love reading sick s*** mysteries (as we call them at Book Obsessed).
I don't have the cable movie channels (cause I'm to cheap) so I haven't seen True Blood. Figure I'll just rent the DVDs when it comes out. I have seen some of the Dexter episodes when they aired on CBS. I think I would probably like the books better on that series.

9:39 AM  
Blogger Night critter said...

Another sick puppy here. I must admit I like the books more than the show.

3:29 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I am enjoying True Blood although there are a few things about it that make me either laugh out loud or cringe. They are doing a good job of it but they are getting away from the books quite a bit.

I also like Dexter but admit I have to be in the right mood...frame of mind to watch it. I can't usually watch it while eating for instance ;)

8:08 AM  
Blogger Lynda Hilburn said...

I'm a fan of the Sookie books and they have a pretty specific vibe. True Blood is going for a different feel, and I'm having a hard time separating the show from the books. I'm into sex as much as the next woman (depending on who the next woman is), but I find myself tuning out Jason's constant, mindless fornicating. The show is focusing on the violence and sex and those were never my favorite parts of that book series. In fact, I don't remember the books giving those aspects much attention. I know. Adaptations of books are usually "creative," and don't follow the original plot lines. But, still . . . There are elements of the show I like (hey -- it's about VAMPIRES!), so I'll keep watching. At least until my 6 month trial with HBO runs out. (Then I hear I can watch the full episodes online.) I think one of the things I like about Dexter (in addition to the ensemble cast and his tendency to talk to himself all the time) is how his reality constantly twists around so he's never caught. He says he thinks the supreme being -- if there is one -- seems to be telling him his "work" is appreciated. It's just the coolest concept. Sick puppy!

2:46 PM  

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