(Closed) True Blood TV and Books

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Post # 18
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Both are delicious! They get even farther away from the books, be prepared!

Sometimes I prefer the show because Charlaine Harris repeats herself SO many time with plot points.

Post # 19
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I read all of the books, but I find the TV show to be the best because it’s developing characters earlier in the series (Jason, Sam, Tara, Maryann last season), who are otherwise ignored in the books until later in the series. Season 1 followed book 1, but added further plot lines and developed characters much faster and better than the books, same thing with Season 2 and Season 3. I love Anna Paquin as Sookie! Smile 

Post # 20
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Bumble bee

I am addicted to the show!!! but haven’t read the books.. i want to buy them, my friend said they are pretty different but i love the show!

Post # 20
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Bumble bee

I am addicted to the show!!! but haven’t read the books.. i want to buy them, my friend said they are pretty different but i love the show!

Post # 21
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011 - Trinity Lutheran Church & Idlewild Country Club

I’ve read ll the books and am totally caught up on the show, and I actually really enjoy both of them. I know the show is different from the books, but I’ve re-read them so many times (I’ve head to have read book 4 at least a dozen times because its amazing), that I like the show having new things to keep me pulled in.

I also like that the show really developes characters in the book that we don’t get to see a lot of, or that we don’t get to see until later.

Post # 22
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011 - Trinity Lutheran Church & Idlewild Country Club

I’ve read ll the books and am totally caught up on the show, and I actually really enjoy both of them. I know the show is different from the books, but I’ve re-read them so many times (I’ve head to have read book 4 at least a dozen times because its amazing), that I like the show having new things to keep me pulled in.

I also like that the show really developes characters in the book that we don’t get to see a lot of, or that we don’t get to see until later.

Post # 23
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

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@mrsv2be: I am the exact same way!  I’ve read the first 8 books and seen all of season 1 and part of season 2.  I enjoyed season 1 a lot because I felt, for the most part, it followed pretty closely to the book, but season 2, it was clear they were veering off course and I couldn’t keep watching!!!  I’ve recently been thinking about giving it another chance though… but the books are so good, I don’t know if the show can live up to my expectations.

Post # 25
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2009 - Byodo-In Temple, Luau Reception

I’m on book 8 right now. At first, I wasn’t really feelin’ the books; there was too much “fluff” for me, but I continuted to read them because one of my besties was reading them (she totally was not a book reader ’til recently) and I wanted to read them “with” her so we could have book discussions about them. I’m still not a huge fan, but I’m invested enough to want to read the rest of them. ;o) I say that, but I always seem to read the books in a day or two because I can’t put them down. hehe

Haven’t seen the series yet (too poor for HBO), but hopefully one day…

Post # 26
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I am currently reading book 5. I agree with PP’s that the books are a little fluffy, but it is still a good read!

I was kind of disapointed with the guy who plays Alcide, I just think he plays the role too harsh, Alcide (to me) was the guy who was hard on the ourside and soft on the inside. I love how they really expanded Tara & Jason’s parts.  Has anyone seen the first girl that was supposed to play Tara, she was good but Rutina is 100% the perfect Tara!! Here’s the link  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KsnG8743oxU

Post # 27
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

It’s good that the show didn’t follow the series exactly because then us book readers would know what was going to happen.  BUT I get myself confused sometimes because I forget what was from the book and what was from the show.  Every once and a while I get a little angry that the show left something out though, and I’m afraid that will only happen more as time goes on…

Post # 28
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Helper bee

I just started watching the show. I think I’m on the first season episode 5.

However I might give the books a try too.

Post # 29
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’m on the fourth book. I read them to stay slightly ahead of the seriers. I can’t stand it when shows end a season or even an episode with cliff hangers!! I’d have to know what happens!

Sadly, the show is still intense either way.

Post # 30
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

mmmm, ditto on Eric and the blue sweater. :0). I haven’t read the books, but I adore the show. I used to be a Bill fan, but I’ve been straying ever since Eric cut his hair in season two :).

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