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my latest obsession

After missing an episode or two of a new show, I tend to avoid it because i feel like I’ve already missed too much to be able to get into it properly.   I never watched an episode of Sex in the City until after the season finale aired (and still have only seen a handful), nor did I watch the Soprano’s, Six Feet Under or the like.  I wanted to, I just never got around to it.

But then, against my better judgement and after the 100th time that Dan suggested I check out this new show on HBO, I finally caved, even though the first season is almost over.  He had seen a few episodes of True Blood and knew it was right up my alley.  The premise surrounds vampires finally being able to ‘come out of the coffin’ and  live amongst the rest of us (only at night, of course) thanks to the creation of a synthetic blood-drink (Tru Blood) – meaning humans are far more tolerant of the vampires when they aren’t trying to eat us.

And just to make it that much more fun, the folks at HBO came up with a hilarious ad campaign:

From 10 minutes into the first episode that I watched on Friday night, I was hooked.  Three days later and 10 episodes watched – thanks to the magic of On Demand – I am completely addicted.  Definitely worth checking out.  Unless vampires aren’t your cup of tea, that is.

A word of warning though – DO NOT watch this show with your parents. Or your kids.  Just saying.

November 14, 2008 - 12:01 pm

EAP - I watched the first episode but haven’t watched since. It ‘s not the vampires that I find creepy, it’s Anna Paquin. How she ever got an acting job, I will never understand.


November 14, 2008 - 12:12 pm

shannen - Ok, I’ll give you that. My sister said the same thing. And I guess she annoyed me a little too – but the show gets good enough that Paquin seems…a little less pathetic. Try it again.

November 14, 2008 - 1:25 pm

Sonja - I know how she gets acting jobs – she won an oscar at the age of 12 for playing a mute in In the Piano. I also just learned that she is from Winnipeg.

November 14, 2008 - 5:05 pm

EAP - Okay, that tears it for me. If she’s from Winnipeg, then she REALLY must be a loser.



November 14, 2008 - 5:19 pm

shannen - Ummmmm…EAP…Aren’t you from Winnipeg?

November 17, 2008 - 11:15 am

EAP - Yes, but I left it behind 21 years ago.

Last Friday I got an email from Manny, who was attending the Conservative Party policy convention there. It was his first time in The Peg. His email simply said:

“Now I know why you left.”

Nuff said.


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