I've been wanting to tell you how much I love HBO's True Blood for a while now. In fact, I tried to find some images to accompany such a post a few weeks ago, but a Google image search left me uninspired; the promotional photos for the show are reminiscent of Harlequin romances.
But then I found out about the advertising campaigns for the show.
Thanks to a Japanese scientist's invention of synthetic blood, vampires have progressed from legendary monsters to fellow citizens overnight. And while humans have been safely removed from the menu, many remain apprehensive about these creatures "coming out of the coffin." Religious leaders and government officials around the world have chosen their sides, but in the small Louisiana town of Bon Temps, the jury is still out.
These billboards are part of a campaign that promoted the second season:
The second season is still in progress, and it's even better than the first. Every time Michael and I watch it, I declare my love for almost every character on the show. Eric. Lafayette. Sookie. Terry. Bill. Sam. Jessica. Tara. Hoyt. Even Jason.
Love fest aside, the show is plain entertaining. It's like a fantasy novel: engaging but not consuming (you know, because vampires don't exist. Right?). Also, it's sexy (though you'll have to watch a few episodes to see what I mean, exactly).
I'm not sure if you'll like it too, but now you know how I feel.