Last week I fessed up to my addiction for True Blood. I think it's the way the characters are presented. While being vampires, shape shifters, and gods, they aren't run of the mill. The same goes for the secondary characters, too. Fresh, vibrant, and with a storyline that just snags your attention like a hooker in church, it's easy to see why the series is such a hit.
Now, here is where I admit another naughty factor. I didn't read the books first. I did the same for the Twilight Sagas. Once I'd seen the show/movie, I was ensnared enough to seek out the books. Herein lies the crux of my problem . . .
I like the show better.
I'm 3/4 of the way through the first book in Sookie Stackhouse series and find myself drawn to the show way more. The heroine has a little more grit and self-confidence. On the other hand, the actress is nothing like the book in that the "real" Sookie is 5'8 and Anna Paquin is a shorty like me! While I don't feel as close to the other characters within the pages as I do the those within the boob-tube, I'm not so mule-headed as to quit.
The True Blood/Sookie Stackhouse stories are awesome! I'd recommend them to anyone. I just get a little perturbed when Hollywood messes with a character either way. Had I read the book first, I would have a totally different perception of everything. So, I guess I ate my dessert first and spoiled my dinner! lol
Do you notice such instances in your favorite books-gone-big screen? Does it make a difference to you?
5 years ago