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Old 01-12-2010, 08:31 AM   #1
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Arrow True Blood: Season 1

Have this in my Netflix queue. I've read mixed reviews, more good than bad, but many have said to read the book first. Sometimes I do the movie first then the book so I'm not disappointed. Any opinions on the series from HBO?
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Old 01-12-2010, 08:34 AM   #2
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I bought my son this series for Christmas. We had already seen Season 2. It is pretty good but I did enjoy Season 2 more than Season 1. First seasons are always a slow start.
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I watched the show first and loved it so much I went and read all the books.

In retrospect,l I think I like the books better, honestly, but they are so different from the series that you really can't compare.
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Old 01-12-2010, 08:37 AM   #4
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I loved this show. I watched Season 1 on DVD. I don't have HBO, but I may subscribe just for this show! I'm dying for Season 2 to be released on DVD so I can get caught up.
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Have this in my Netflix queue. I've read mixed reviews, more good than bad, but many have said to read the book first. Sometimes I do the movie first then the book so I'm not disappointed. Any opinions on the series from HBO?
Excellent, racy not meant for kids, a little out there however the characters draw you in.

As far as reading beforehand, I am with you. I refuse to read the series until the show is cancelled. I want to enjoy the series and then enjoy the books fully. I am greedy that way.
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Old 01-12-2010, 08:51 AM   #6
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Excellent, racy not meant for kids, a little out there however the characters draw you in.

As far as reading beforehand, I am with you. I refuse to read the series until the show is cancelled. I want to enjoy the series and then enjoy the books fully. I am greedy that way.
I agree with you 100%, I can't even watch this show while my kids are awake because they will walk in the room, and inevitably it is right at the wrong scene!

My 8 year old LOVES Twilight and doesn't understand why she can't watch this show about vampires, I really wish it weren't so full of naked people doing what naked people do, ya know.
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I agree with you 100%, I can't even watch this show while my kids are awake because they will walk in the room, and inevitably it is right at the wrong scene!

My 8 year old LOVES Twilight and doesn't understand why she can't watch this show about vampires, I really wish it weren't so full of naked people doing what naked people do, ya know.

I agree. My 15 y/o watches it and I'm not totally comfortable with it at times but he seems to have handled it fine. I guess I'd rather him see that then people getting shot. It's definitely racy.
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I read the books first and then watched the show. The books are defniitely better, but I do really like the show. The very basic plot of the books is the same, but the show is A LOT different. There are a lot of characters in the show that aren't really in the book and a lot of plot lines too. Characters like Tara are completely different.

I think the first season was extremely racy, but the second wasn't quite as bad.
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Old 01-12-2010, 09:25 AM   #9
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I think the first season was extremely racy, but the second wasn't quite as bad.

Yeah--there were some scenes in Season 1 that were just WAY over the top sexually. As soon as I saw it happening, I stopped it and skipped over it so my son didn't get the full graphic nature of it. Season 2 was definitely more subdued.
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I watched the series first, then read the books. By doing this, what the characters looked like were fixed in my mind, instead of imagining the *perfect* so and so and being disappointed in casting for Season 1. However ... now I have who should play Alcide in my mind and they didn't cast him.

The books are a lot different than what they've done with the series, so it's almost like reading a totally different story about the characters. Minor characters in the books were made into bigger story-lines, etc.

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I got the 1st season on netflix as well and loved ir so much, I got HBO just to watch the 2nd season! I havent read the books, though I would love to! But I have heard they are completely different, so not much to compare it to.
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Yeah--there were some scenes in Season 1 that were just WAY over the top sexually. As soon as I saw it happening, I stopped it and skipped over it so my son didn't get the full graphic nature of it. Season 2 was definitely more subdued.
I don't know if I would call Maryann and her parties subdued.
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Still probably more subdued than Jason's sexcapades in Season 1. I'm a big fan of this show and season 2 is WAY better. I thought season 1 was great too!
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I don't know if I would call Maryann and her parties subdued.
I agree. Here's how it went--we got free HBO a few months ago and Season 2 was on. We caught a few of the shows (not all) but we did see one party (Maryann's) where everyone was naked. That was the extent of what we saw. I thought Season 1 would be okay and it was FAR worse than anything we saw in Season 2 so, in hindsight, I wish that I had not purchased Season 1. Imagine my surprise sitting there with my 15 y/o and 18 y/o and there was a scene with Jason and some girl (Claudeen). It was not pretty and I was able to stop it very quickly and skip over it. I really thought True Blood was along the lines of Twilight or Buffy with a little more HBO edge to it. It was actually far racier than I ever expected and would not have bought Season 1 had I been more up on the series.
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