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Friday, November 21, 2008

Twilight vs Trueblood: Vampires are the New Pirates

Move over Jack Sparrow- and make room for Dracula.

After several years as the hottest thing in Hollywood, Pirates are in the past, and American's are bloodthirsty for Vampires.

HBO's new series Trueblood became a cult hit and the rave among TV fans and critics this fall. Today, the movie Twilight hits theaters across the country. Twighlight and Trueblood both spawned from books about a woman who enters the mysterious subculture of the vampires.

Trueblood is based on The Southern Vampire Mysteries, book series, also known as The Sookie Stackhouse series  by Charlaine Harris. Her books follow the life of a telepathic waitress named Sookie Stackhouse who works in a northern Louisiana bar.

Stackhouse's life is turned upside down when vampires who have successfully shed their social stigma and become part of everyday society, thanks to a  synthetic blood beverage-TruBlood.(The beverage doesn't include the "e" in true."

The first book in the series, won the Anthony Award for Best Paperback Mystery in 2001. Alan Ball, creator of Six Feet Under, read several of the books and collaborated with Harris to start the HBO series.

Twilight,the book, was written by Stephanie Meyer and published in 2005, but the movie's screenplay was written by Melissa Rosenberg.  Twilight's plot revolves around Bella Swan, a misfit teenager falls for the mysterious classmate,Edward Cullen, who just happens to belong to a lineage of vampires.Edward's inner conflict intensifies as he resist the pressure to conform to the culture of his lineage.As a result, he's forced to decide between his lover and his heritage. (Sounds awfully familiar to a certain story by that guy named shakespeare)

If Harris wants to form a website to list her intellectual property rights, she'll need to utilize some of her creativity, because a firm in Miami already owns truebloodlawgroup.com.

Trueblood was lauded by many critics as HBO's next great series, but the critics haven't been as favorable for twighlight. It will be interesting to see if the mediocre reviews repel fans from the theater on opening weekend.

For some reason, Kate Beckensale, (quite possibly the hottest vampire I can remember),didn't generate this much excitement when she played Selene in the movie Underworld. Perhaps the renewed interest in vampires will bump sales for General Mills' classic Cereal Count Chocula.

By Matt O'Hern at 10:30 AM | Comments (52)

(52) Thoughts on Twilight vs Trueblood: Vampires are the New Pirates

true blood beats twilight (the movie not the book series) hands down.

Comments by dana : Saturday, November 22, 2008 at 01:35 PM

Trueblood is better than the Twilight movie and the books.(ohhh I went there)

Comments by Jazz : Saturday, November 22, 2008 at 09:55 PM

Twilight isn't even in the same league as 'Southern vampire mysteries' (the books True Blood is based on). Charlaine Harris goes in depth into her characters and brings them to life by exploring their, faults, their psychological issues, it has romance, adventure, mystery, danger and the lead female is a kick ass barmaid from a small town in Bon Temps Louisiana. Charlaine researches EVERY aspect of her books and thanks the sources for their time and clarification of certain details.

Comments by D : Monday, November 24, 2008 at 04:58 AM

the Southern Vampire Mysteries surpass Twilight in nearly every way. They are more adult (read: less cheesy and more realistic), in depth, and very much so more original plot wise. Twilight just seems like the EXACT vampire love story told over and over again. Admittedly, SVM has the same elements of the usual vamp love story but takes it in a completely new direction. How refreshing! I also love how in SVM, if you get vamps, there are also nearly every other supernatural being too. Werewolves, shape shifters, witches, greek 'monsters...'
Charlain is an amazing author and really thinks about her characters and plot, which is much more than I can say for Stephenie Meyer.

Comments by J : Wednesday, November 26, 2008 at 02:06 AM

Give me surfing vampires---"Lost Boys" is better than either one

Comments by Anon : Wednesday, November 26, 2008 at 08:19 PM

True Blood hands down. I'm up to 260 in twilight and it's still not as interesting as True Blood.

Comments by Danielle : Saturday, November 29, 2008 at 06:09 PM

if u jerks think that true blood is better than twilight u will have to go threw me. JERKS wats so intresting about true blood anyway well twilight is the best and edward can kick the shit out of any vampire in true blood.

Comments by easton scott : Wednesday, December 17, 2008 at 09:07 PM

Wut freakin teeny bopper wrote that shit!! I doubt... Easton Scott that you even read the Sookie Stackhouse novels....Edward cant do shit, that sparkly obsessed fangbanger

Comments by Marichu : Friday, January 02, 2009 at 04:03 PM

I'd like to state that the Sookie Stackhouse novels are far superior to the Twilight books. The characters are amazingly detailed, even through Sookie's pov alone.

Let's not's forget the fact that while, yes, it is notable that Meyer did attempt something different by twisting the Vampire lore; but it sickens me that she did that. The Vampire lore has been cemented in stone since before Anne Rice (to whom Harris has been compared to), and messing with that lore that we have all come to love is just repulsing. And add in the sparkling factor and it just goes down the pipes.

Meyer's books are written for teenagers who believe in that sappy love stuff that doesn't actually exist in real life. Harris' books are written for adults who know that love is a journey.

And let's not forget.... Vampires are dead, they can't reproduce... So Bella getting knocked up by Edward is pretty stupid. Really.

Comments by Crow Shinigami : Saturday, January 03, 2009 at 06:22 PM

I have always liked any kind of movies or books about vampires. I started reading the twilight series this summer and was very excited when i heard HBO was doing a show on Vampires (trueblood). When i sat down to watch it i felt as if i was watchng soft porn. Im 23yrs im not some 16yr old in love with Edward but I couldnt help but think what a joke this new show was. The acting is awful (not that twilights is amazing) and the whole story line is so stuipd! Yes I am aware its about vampires and they arnt real. But come on! They should call it "true sex with vampires" not "trueblood".

Comments by Megan : Monday, January 05, 2009 at 01:22 PM

Okay. Granted TrueBlood had a LOT of sex in it, and they could've done without that, but, Meyer's books are not very impressive. Bella (Very similar to Bill, take out the 'a') and her 'wonderful' POV leaves a large amount to the imagination (not in a good way). The story line far surpasses Twilight's, the ''murder mystery'' in Twilight was a JOKE. Meyer focused far too much on the sappy, rather unrealistic relationship between Edward and Bella. Whereas Harris focused on both the plot and the relationship. EVENLY.

I also think Meyer needs to learn that throwing in 80 different adjectives for ONE "PERSON" was ludicrous. It doesn't allow you to see them clearly. I was constantly forgetting that Edward had RED hair.
I'd like to agree with Crow Shinigami on most of his/her note, but disagree on one thing.
Vampires and humans can have children (according to Balkan lore) but Renesmee DID NOT follow that lore in the least. So, once again, Meyer tried to rewrite something practically set in stone with her 'writing' skills.

Comments by TrueBlood OWNS Twilight! : Tuesday, January 13, 2009 at 09:35 PM

It's nice to attemp to do something new, but Stephenie Meyer's version of vampires does actually make me feel a bit queasy.

While there is quite a lot of sex in TrueBlood, and the acting is sometimes shabby, it still kicks the ass of the Twilight movie. The Sookie Stackhouse books also win over the Twilight books. No competition.

Comments by Twilight is fail : Monday, January 19, 2009 at 05:30 PM

I read the Twilight books first, even though I'm 27 years old, because I wanted to see what all the fuss was about. I will say that I enjoyed them, they are really good to be young adult books. However, they are just that, young adult books, where as Charlaine Harris books are written for adults. Since I'm an adult of course I'm going to prefer the TSVM. I can't stand to read a book where sex is PG, but I don't have to have full on erotica either. That's why TSVM is a perfect mix. While there are a lot of similarities between the two, I think them being in 2 different age groups makes them hard to compare. It's like Twilight is the PG/PG-13 version and TSVM is the R rated version. Now, for the movie/TV show comparison. I didn't really enjoy the Twilight movie, I felt it was rushed and there was no way to accurately portray Edward/Bella's relationship with only 96 minutes of screen time. When I heard Kristen Stewart was gonna play Bella I was happy about that, until I saw the movie. She just didn't do Bella justice. The movie was okay, but it nowhere compared to the book. True Blood is great! When I first heard Anna Paquin was playing Sookie, I wasn't thrilled about it, but she has done so well. There is nothing else like True Blood on TV and by doing a TV show instead of a movie they can tell the story like it should be told instead of rushing it. While there are a lot of sex scenes, probably no more than would be seen on Nip/Tuck, it doesn't take away from the story. I really can't say enough about the TV show, I just really love it. My conclusion is there is no comparison between Twilight and Sookie Stackhouse series because they are geared toward different audiences. However, if I did have to pick of course without a doubt it would be Sookie Stackhouse series.

Comments by Brooke : Thursday, January 29, 2009 at 09:56 AM

I think both of them are good, just in different ways. I am not a young teenager either. I love reading Twilight to get that sappy love feeling. I like to read the SVM books to get a more mystery feel. They both have their positive points and they both have their negative points. As far as the movie/tv show goes, those are someone elses ideas and of course can't match up to what any of us imagine in our own heads. I am just saying I like them both. Twilight more so though... sorry.

Comments by Michelle : Wednesday, February 11, 2009 at 08:17 PM

I don't see anything wrong with all the sex in True Blood. I suppose that would be a decisive factor since the Twilight books/movie are all about SUPER INTENSE STARE-DOWNS OF LOVE between Bella and Edward until they finally conceive children in some sort of way that does not involve Edward feasting on Bella.

Comments by helvin jorkins : Thursday, February 12, 2009 at 01:37 AM

ok first trueblood is the best vamp show sence buffy. and the books are so amazing. iv seen bolth trueblood and twilight and well trueblood kicks ass vampires sex and drugs you dont get much better then that and i hate twilight just for the fact that the wrighter basterdised almost every rule about vampires the fucking die in sun light in almost ever kind of vampire novle and show you can just change the rules because you will make them see to much like gods the need the be weak in away

Comments by william : Monday, February 16, 2009 at 01:20 AM

Gonna hafta go with that Brooke chick on this one, these two can't really be compared. Well, the books can't at least. Seeing as Twilight is a book specifically written for High School Students/Immature Adult figures and the Sookie Stackhouse novels are specifically Adult books....there are going to be bias opinions on which is better. Unfortunately for myself, i can't help but be a little more biased on this than Brooke....

AS FOR THE VISUAL INTERPRETATIONS. I'm gonna hafta go with True Blood, personally. Twilight was horribly executed. Not to mention Stephanie's bashing of the whole concept of Vampires (i'm not even sure i'd call that Cullen felluh a Vampire from what i've heard, seeing as he sparkles, and i think he can be out in the daylight? sorry no that kills it right there.) True Blood has a minimum one season of 12 fifty-minute episodes, all of which are dedicated to developing characters evenly and distributing the story bit by bit.
Vampires do have a mythical history like that of werewolves, lochness monster, and any other creature of myth you can come up with. Stephanie took what the world knows about Vampires, ground it all up in a little bowl, wrote a book and....just plain destroyed it.

As for the sex scenes in True Blood---come on it's HBO hahahaha that's how they get their ratings :P duh

Comments by Me : Sunday, March 01, 2009 at 06:08 AM

I'm sitting here laughing because you folks out there arguing over which vampire story is the best are ridiculous. I agree with one of the other posts...there is no comparison. One is for teenagers (PG) and the other is for adults (R). I'm an adult in my 30's and I've read and seen both. They are both entertaining for their particular audiences. One is more romantic, and the other is more hmmm...sexy.

One more thing for the person who wrote "Let's not forget the fact that while, yes, it is notable that Meyer did attempt something different by twisting the Vampire lore; but it sickens me that she did that. The Vampire lore has been cemented in stone since before Anne Rice (to whom Harris has been compared to), and messing with that lore that we have all come to love is just repulsing." OMG! Vampire lore written in stone? By who? Oh yeah, that's right, by writers who took some old legends/info and created a story out of it. Imo Twilight was a little more interesting because the writer strayed from the typical crap about vampires. Ok, glittery skin is hokey...but so is bursting into flames when the sun touches your skin. I used to be like a few of you...and then I grew up and got a life.

Comments by amanda : Monday, March 16, 2009 at 04:50 PM

I like anything vampire and I agree with those who said each movie/books appeal to different audiences- As far as the different traits each vampire group has-well-don't forget this is all fiction and an author can make vampires to have whatever powers they need to complete the story. Think of all the vamps in movie and story books already out there-daywalkers-half vamps even before Blade. Really, it's fiction-enjoy!

Comments by chesca stein : Wednesday, March 18, 2009 at 09:38 AM

I did not mind that Meyer changed the tales of the vampire, and I really don't mind the Twilight tales. Yes, Meyer might not be the best author, & probably uses too many adjectives, but I think the series or at least the story can be appreciated in it's own right.

Though I do have to prefer the Sookie Stackhouse Series. The mystery of it is what I love. Bill and Sookie's relationship, plus Eric are sexy and interesting. And Pam is fun, and there's just a lot more story/plot wise going on in Harris's series.

And this is from a 16 year old girl.

Comments by Sammie Rhee : Wednesday, March 18, 2009 at 10:19 PM

Charlain's novels not only surpass Stephanie Meyers' in writing and character building ,t she also sticks to true vampire lore. This whole Day walking vampires with Diamond skin is a cookie cutting marketing ploy to rush 13 year old girls into book stores and movie theaters. And there's no comaparison between the True Blood Series and Twilight movies. None whatsoever. Who the hell wants to see Bella and Edward in a stare down competition for 78 minutes. My last thing is are Stephanie Meyers characters Vampiric in the mythological definition of the word? Why because they can crawl up trees and need to drink Blood. Meyers creatures are half breed Mosquitos at the most. Vampires hah!

Comments by Ryan Nugent : Saturday, March 21, 2009 at 04:00 PM

I have been a Sookie fan for years and I was thrilled when HBO made True Blood. I love all the books and the Show does a good job of telling the story and Anna is suprisingly good at playing Sookie. I have also read all the Twilight books. I have to admit I liked them as well even though they do not follow Vampire lore, in an "Rice" sort of way. The movie however was subpar! I do not think you can compare the two sagas at all they are just apples and oranges. I do have to say though that if I was forced to choose I would keep reading Sookie books and watching True Blood for ever!

Comments by KStar : Monday, March 30, 2009 at 01:41 AM

I love the T.V show Tru Blood and all the sookie stackhouse books!! I also read all 4 Twilight books 4 times,my question is um..when was Bella ever a misfit?

Comments by BETTY : Thursday, April 09, 2009 at 11:39 PM

Seriously though people just like the other woman stated B4 you guys R fighting over something that is 4 adults (thats Y its on HBO at night!) And something that is 4 teenagers.I love them both but I also dont like some things about eather. NOT EVERYTHING OUT THERE IS 4 EVERYBODY.By the way its FICTION you can have it almost any way you want!!!

Comments by BETTY : Thursday, April 09, 2009 at 11:57 PM

Am I the only one who noticed that both books have main characters with telepathic abilities who fall in love with the only person in the world who is imune to their powers? It's an increadible similarity, and for those who think that true blood ripped off twilight, the Southern Vampire Mysteries was actually written four years before the twilight saga...

Comments by Fred : Sunday, June 07, 2009 at 09:19 AM

I'm currently shopping for an agent for my own vampire novel, which explores, among other themes, the changing vampire archetype in literature. Vampire tropes are far from set in stone, as some of you suggest. Count Dracula, for example, could go out in daylight, as could Lord Ruthven, Dr. Polidori's vampire. Additionally, vampires didn't grow fangs until Varney the Vampire, who was featured in a series of Penny Dreadfuls, in Victorian times. From their first appearance in literature in the 1740s, vampires were highly seductive, sexually-charged creatures. It's always been the author's prerogative to assign attributes to their vampires. I'm just saying ...

Comments by Nina : Saturday, June 20, 2009 at 10:34 AM

True Blood is better than Twilight in every capacity, fans definitely included.

Comments by Sarah : Wednesday, July 01, 2009 at 08:15 PM

Oh wow....
True Blood is way better!

Comments by Jane : Saturday, July 11, 2009 at 10:25 PM

Oh (expletive). Come on - you don't really arguing about vampires as if they were real... Everyone can change vampire-features as they like too (I think it's refreshing that in Twilight vampires actually can go out by day). I love both: Twilight & True Blood for their own specific reasons. True Blood is like a mix of Buffy, X-Files, Twilight and some other stuff and I really do love it. And ok, there is much nudety but I don't care. Twilight on the other side has also loveable characters and a good story line. I'm 23 years old and I never thought I'm too old for reading Twilight or Harry Potter. Why us ppl always have to argue what's "better" or what's "worse". If you don't like -> don't watch/read it and if you like it -> just enjoy it. Simple as that :).

Comments by Christin : Monday, July 13, 2009 at 09:02 AM

My husband and I love TrueBlood and we watch is every Sunday night. I've also read most of the novels and I thought they were great. I was very excited when I saw the ads for the show last year.
I have no problem when the amount of sex on the show because its about vampires and it should be sexy.

Comments by Dawn : Wednesday, July 22, 2009 at 07:10 PM

I'm sorry to desapoint some people, but there are no such thing as "vampire's lore written on stone", every author has conceived different visions on them. For instance, the "Dracula" by Bram Stocker, can go out during the day, he says that "vampires as any other nocturnal animal can go out during the day, but they have their abilities diminished". So maybe a bit of reading might come useful before criticizing any author's choice of abilities for his or her characters. What really caught my attention was some similarities between the SVM and the Twilight Saga. And that made me doubt about the originality in Meyer's books since the SVM was published first.

Comments by lucy : Thursday, July 23, 2009 at 12:15 AM

true blood kicks any movie,series ass.but i am dissapoited on the 2nd season becouse it is quit boring i thought it was going 2 b more better then the 1st season.i just hope it will get better.i will not miss anything.

Comments by teresa : Saturday, July 25, 2009 at 10:56 PM

I read Twilight first. Loved the first three and the last book threw me off completely. Jacob's part was great in that book until he falls in love w/ Bella's "kid". Ugh. She didn't even say vampires could have kids in any of her books. I think she even said they couldn't in Twilight. I'm not even sure. So she's constantly contradicting herself so much it becomes annoying. She throws in Jacob as competition to Edward and then acts like he never loved Bella at all. Don't get me started. True Blood has too much sex? Good. I get bored with teenybopper shit. Do you people not remember Edward putting bruises all over Bella's body? Which I thought was more disturbing than any of the violence and sex in True Blood put together. It was completely unromantic. I was looking forward to those scenes but it was complete boring shit that seemed borderline abusive. The Sookie Stackhouse novels are jam packed with vampire goodness as well as mystery and romance. The Twilight novels have no substance. I'm not 12 I can't be bothered with just staring or kissing. It's boring, I'm sorry. True Blood is sexy. Eric is hot as hell and how I picture vampires exactly. All the characters are well-rounded and interesting. Sam, Tara, etc. Every one. All you hear in Twilight is: Bella, Edward, Bella, Edward, Alice, Charlie, Edward, Jacob. Repeat.

I know you can change the vampire lore that's perfectly find, but keep it consistent. She didn't keep it consistent AT ALL.

True Blood hands down. The story is so intriguing how the vampires "came out of the coffin" and now are trying to live w/ the humans is much more interesting than "totally predictable Bella". There acting skills are leagues about any of the actors in the Twilight movies.

Leagues above them. So is Buffy :P

Comments by Lyn : Wednesday, July 29, 2009 at 05:56 PM

Yes Lyn,
Buffy is way better than Twilight. As for the books, I read the twilight books and got really nervous at Meyer's writing. Her solutions are so easy, her characters are flat (not round) characters...

Comments by DEB : Sunday, August 02, 2009 at 03:54 AM

Yep True Blood, there is no competion. And who else thinks that anyone under the age of 16's opinion doesn't count! Haha, Easton I bet you havn't even read the Sookie Stackhouse novels (not that your Mum would let you, its not suitable for 12 year olds...its has...OMG sex in it!)

Comments by K : Monday, August 03, 2009 at 05:42 AM

So I've read both series and loved them both equally.

That was until Twilight got really popular and it became attack of the annoying, psycotic, and sometimes violent fangirls.

SVS is now my favorite because I wont get murdered in my sleep if I say I don't really like Bill all that much.

Comments by Cassie : Monday, August 03, 2009 at 05:10 PM

leslie nielson in dracula dead and loving it, kicks everyone's ass lol

Comments by Eric W. : Tuesday, August 11, 2009 at 02:49 PM

I think TrueBlood is for older audiences and Twilight is for teenagers. The movie sucks, it was nothing like the book, if it was like the book it would have been really good- if your a girl that is. Twilight is good because it had allot of symbolism in it and is allot like Romeo and Juliet (well plus i'm 14 and my dad doesn't let me read the books or watch TrueBlood but I do! >:-D). The love isn't that real in Twilight I'll give you that and they aren't "real vampires" because they sparkle in the sun and have special abilities. Twilight used to be nice to read before it got all popular and the annoying fangirls started to scream about it all the time.
TrueBlood is more mature and for adults and is realistic in the love and what would actually happen if a relationship like that happened (and yes I know vampire's are not real). Both series are good to read and watch for me.

Comments by samantha : Saturday, August 15, 2009 at 02:03 AM

I don't get it why the sex in True Blood is a problem. Vampires have always been described and displayed as extremely erotic beings. The toned down versions for kidss have nothing to do with the true lore.

Comments by booty : Monday, August 17, 2009 at 02:09 PM

True Blood IS better than twilight

at least guys can still be called guys if they watch true blood. Unlike Twilight, guys turn in to fairies

I think I could represent 99.9% of guys(real guys) in saying that Twilight sucks

Comments by Paolo : Saturday, August 22, 2009 at 02:02 AM

Twilight cant even compare with True Blood. True Blood is addictive, Twilight is annoying. Those of you twilight fans talking about fights? Eric will rip apart Edward. Bella vs Sookie? Human vs Fairie/Telepath??? hmmmmm

Comments by Daniel : Friday, August 28, 2009 at 12:14 AM

I said it once, I'm gonna say it again. TWILIGHT IS NOT EVEN IN THE SAME LEAGUE AS TRUE BLOOD's. Twilight is for teenyboppers who like cheese fest!

I agree with with majority of the comments here. And daniel, "true blood is addictive, twilight is annoying?" DITTO!

Comments by Me : Saturday, September 12, 2009 at 12:02 AM

True Blood all the way! Eric Northman and Lafayette Reynolds!
Besides True Blood black people in the main cast.
Besides, the acting, plot, themes, and character development of True Blood beat out Twilight.

Comments by Sharla : Wednesday, September 23, 2009 at 01:13 AM

look. im sure some of you like trueblood. and thats fine by me. i however dont like it. i like twilight. im 20 and i love the series. i think we should all just stop being so hostile towards eachother and understand that we all love a vampire series.

Comments by CiCi : Wednesday, October 07, 2009 at 01:50 AM

Im 13, And i have read twilight and it is ok, in some points but its slightly unrealistic, every think has a weakness but the vampires in twilight are a bit to..fake.

In True blood, ive only watched the t.v show, [i skipped the nudity] apart from them scenes its by far better than twilight,i hate the actors that act as bella and edward but Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer are perfect for the roles i think, [ i love the way stephen pronounces Sookie]. True blood for me is more realistic than twilight ,one of twilights flaws is that edward tells bella that vampires bodys dont change.they stay the way they were when they were transformed...so how do bella and edward make a child if edward cant change. also i think Twilight ripped off True blood in a way. [reading minds,shape shifters..]

Comments by Jasmine : Friday, October 16, 2009 at 09:29 PM

I think that Twilight succeeds in the fact that it does present vampires from a different angle. It debunks the myths and gives you a different reason for the things they do. The fact that it was written for teens is why it is so "clean". That being said, I think that perhaps in books the sex and so forth of the True Blood series works, but for me I thought that the whole story of True Blood would have worked just fine without the sex and violence that are present in the series. I found the pornographic nature of the series disturbing and the violence over the top. I realize that we live in a different world but when will we stop as a society?

Comments by Chris M : Friday, November 27, 2009 at 12:55 AM

Stephanie Meyers wrote her books for young adults. There isn't anything for young adults in True Blood, It's grown up all the way. :)

Comments by Connie : Thursday, February 25, 2010 at 06:51 PM

Trueblood is far more superior than Twilight in every way. Twilight is for those retarded teens (I'm a teen myself) who believe in the perfect man and gives teens the false hope that they are Bella and they will always find their Edward. Stephanie Meyer's characters go about as deep as a cereal bowl, and gives the message that females have to be dependent on others for support. Bella is a total mary sue character and frankly pisses me off. Everytime I hear about a "hole ripping in her heart" because that sparkly son of a bitch, Edward, I want to try to go back to the bookstore and demand a refund (only realizing it was my stupid decision to read this piece of shit in the first place) . Oh and speaking of sparkling, vampires die from sunlight, not just automatically gain a serious addiction to body glitter! Trueblood follows the most basic rules of vampire-ism and goes into depth with the characters. The storyline twists to where it isn't boring and the writing is, frankly, better than the sorry excuse for a vampire novel, Twilight. Yes, there is a lot of nudity, but there are so many other good things about Trueblood that Twilight can't even compare with.

Comments by blargle : Monday, March 29, 2010 at 07:00 PM

real vampires true blood vs fake gay sparkling vampires aka twilight i say true blood twilight is the most overrated movie ever you say one thing bad about it and they will flame you non stop

Comments by Fake Vamp : Friday, May 28, 2010 at 04:04 PM

True Blood.

Here's why they can and will be compared:

Writing is writing. It doesn't matter what audience it caters to, at the end of the day it will be read and judged from there. If an adult reads both series, they can compare them and form their opinion of what they read. I know they cater to two different age ranges, but in my mind, the little fact is irrelevant.

True Blood: I've watched the series--haven't read the books.

Twilight: Read and watched

Opinion: True Blood.

Reason: I couldn't swallow Edward and Bella's relationship. I wanted to like them, I really did, but their immaturity and lack of character development prevented from doing so. Twilight is not for love sick teens, but love sick buffoons who love that hot mess. I read the series shortly after I turned 18 and the only character I like and who I felt was not stagnant was a character who wasn't supposed have a big of a part as his did, which was Jacob.

Edward and Bella were sickening at best. I wish they would have had a real relationship problems instead of the trivial ones that popped up. I know they are fictional characters, but they weren't real to me--I couldn't relate to them. I didn't see Bella's problem. And I have a problem with her being okay with leaving her human family behind even though she supposedly loved them.

True blood, there's a little bit of everything and I'm not talking about sex. I can them as flawed individuals and I can sympathize for them. Yes, they do things that infuriate me, but I forgive them because they know how to redeem themselves.

Comments by Toni : Sunday, July 25, 2010 at 01:02 AM

Are you kidding me i might be 13 but True Blood sucks Stephanie is a true artist in writing im not just saying this because im young but because its true stephanie recreated vampires and besides its her fantasy anyway who would want to see the same old legend about vampires if they go out in sunlight they die ok im tired od that come on twist it up stephanie version is when they go out in sunlight they get sparkly COOL im tired of the darn same legend over and over and over again make something different a vampire falls in love with a human and he trys very hard to control his self and while trying to control hisself from her he cant stay away from her scent and bella draws herself to edward how wonderful is that i just got through looking at true blood i dont wanna hear anything else about it that show is stubid it should be called vampire porn or something thats not a true cool vampire story its not interesting at all to me get off twilights back they have more fans then freaking true blood and that prooves that twilight hands down won the gight.hahahahahah
oo yeah TEAM EDWARD!!!

Comments by Zay : Wednesday, August 11, 2010 at 11:40 AM

Erm...

The books being for different audiences is really irrelavant in my opinion. Some 12 year-old will watch/read both and will say "Oh, true blood is too gory and for adults... Oh, I can't watch it!" That's just a bunch of rubbish since I myself(In my younger 13's) love True Blood.

Yes, everyone has different preferences and I respect them, but come on. I tried, but couldn't even last 30 minutes watching the cheesy, teen soap plot Twilight offers me. When you summarize the whole thing, it's all "Edward, Bella, Edward, Jacob, emo, emo, emo..." The plot just revolves around Bella and it's a typical teen problem described in a shallow, unappealing way. I couldn't manage to relate with any of the characters and Edward's a bit too perfect, can't you agree? Also, the supernatural beings seem to be in the story only to make this "vampire" series somewhat different than hundreds and hundreds of teen movies with the same love plot. "Forbidden love, bleh, bleh..." It has nothing to do with vampires and werewolves as you go deeper into the story. Therefor, it can't really be compared with True Blood.

And speaking of it, I never expected much of the series... Until I started watching it that is. Such a great plot with a great cast and characters, all with their own background, strenghts and weaknesses. What really drawn me to it was the outstanding mythology and attention to detail, both of which Twilight lacks. And as for the acting, it's amazing as well, considering most of the cast not being from the States at all. Paquin, Moyer, SkarsgÄrd and a few others did a great job in acting in a foreign accent to them. I give them my thumbs up for that.

To conclude, if you don't like all the adult content and gore, change the channel for a minute and get back to the wonderful mythology and characters.


Oh, and the sparkliness... No... Just no.

Comments by Miltam : Wednesday, February 23, 2011 at 04:23 PM

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