The Truth About True Blood

Last night I decided to watch True Blood... So I went online and watched all the episodes.


It was entertaining I'll give you that much, and it does make me want to know what happens...


However I can't shake this heavy feeling off my shoulders that I've heard something like this happening... But where....


Hmmm....


BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER!!!!


Seriously... The two shows have very many similarities and a lot of them are uncanny.

Apart from Sookie's ability to read minds verses Buffy's kick ass strength, the similarities add up.


For instance, both start out as beautiful, slightly dim-witted blondes (also I'll throw in the fact that their both virgins because both lost their vignity's to vampires)


Also look at Bill, no wait Angel.. Doesn't matter cause their also both the same.


Angel was this "super gorgeous" stoic character. He was turned by a woman (Darla) and ended up choosing to never drink from a human (I'll give you that his reasons were different from Bill's) Angel also chose to help Buffy and fight against the vampires and the forces of evil.


Now lets look at Bill. He was also turned by a woman (That slutty vampire who fucked all the soldiers and then killed them... Don't remember her name...) He chooses to live 'Mainstream" only drinking synthetic blood known as 'True Blood' He helps Sookie out and protects her from harm, even at the risk of his own.


So we have established how Buffy and Angel are the same... Now lets look at each shows 'Scooby Gang"


Buffy had Willow and Xander; Sookie had Tara and Sam. Buffy had Dawn and Sookie had Jason (not as important, but a sibling nonetheless)


And during one episode where you learn that Sam is a 'Shapeshifter' (might I add how that is similar to Oz being a werewolf) he also mentions that their are other things out there... Bum Buh Baa


So their you have it... 'Buffy The Vampire Slayer' and 'True Blood' are super identical.

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Jul 16, 2009 10:04PM EDT

Dude even before 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' came out the novels for 'True Blood' did..... At that point the author did not want a TV series made of her books but after the popularity fell drastically she decided to go ahead with it.... I don't know much about Buffy but i do know if there are similarities it is probably that the writers took inspiration from the 'True Blood' and not the other way around...

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Jul 16, 2009 10:32PM EDT

Most vampire-based stories share similar themes and characters. I wouldn't accuse any of them of stealing ideas. They use the same archetypes. Generally, people are most loyal to whatever vampire series/story they are exposed to first. I enjoy buffy and true blood. There are many general parallels between the two stories but i would never say they are exactly the same. I for one don't remember there being nearly as much nudity in buffy, but that could be just me. ;-)

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Jul 17, 2009 12:31AM EDT

Haha I agree with you... And I think I may have come on too strong in saying that they similarities were a bad thing. I do find the series to be quite enjoyable and worth watching... It's not the greatest show in the world, but it's certainly not the worst...
And buffy would have been better if there was more nudity... Almost everyone in that cast was gorgeous

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Jul 17, 2009 3:17AM EDT

If it's like anything it would be like the book series by Laurell K. Hamilton called Anita Blake Vampire Hunter because they both have vampire out in public. Buffy doesn't.

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Jul 17, 2009 10:28PM EDT

Buffy was invincible,and a superhero who sought out danger. Sookie on the otherhand wasn't , the danger found her.., she sorta got sucked into this new world and along with the audience is slowly guiding her way through it. Also, unlike Willow and the rest of Buffy's crew, Tara and Sam aren't really her sidekicks, they don't just follow her around and help her solve mysteries they have their own storylines that tie into Sookie's universe. So the plotlines are more complicated like a Soap Opera than just a tv show.

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Jul 17, 2009 10:30PM EDT

i could say, if someone just knows the tv-show, then maby there could be similarities. if someone knows the books, then he would absolutly disagree about what you wrote. and as a matter of fact, i'm a huge fan of the books, so that's why i'm watching the show. which, by the way, is pretty good.so, comparing sookie to buffy is like you would compare swiss choclate to cadbury. the only thing they have in common is their hair color. they are no even in the same age. i'm a fan of buffy to, i've seen all seasons all episodes. so i guess i can compare pretty well and not so surfaced as you did.buffy was a chosen one, sookie just traps into that whole story. buffy had her slayer strenght, sookie can read minds, but at least, she's just a human. her ability is defensive not offensive. she can't attack someone or save the world. she may can help people, but only in a small way.i don't know how much the authors of the tv show are planing to stick to the books, but if they will, then i'll guess you'll get some suprises, which will lead you to the facts that there are no smiliarities at all.well, let me correct that. yes, there will be similarities, because fantasy as a genre has it's basic in ancient, historical and local myth. creatures like werwolfes, elves, magicans, shapeshifters, vampires, witches, ghosts, dwarfs, giants and so on. so the author of the books created a story about, what would happen if it would turns out, that vampires are living amongst us and they would show themselves to the public. it's a "what if " game. and if vampires are existing, why shouldn't there be more creatures of our nightmare's be out there. and she tried to bring a wide and intersting rage of them into the story around sookie.
the biggest difference between buffy and true blood is, that there was a contiuing story line from the beginning in true blood, not the monster of the week show, like there was a lot of times in buffy. the writers for true blood have the red line of the books they can follow and if they're smart, they'll do it. it's more like the twilight-saga, then buffy. sookie's story is leading to somewhere and still we, the readers of the books, don't know where it's leading us. but, the story istn't that constructed, like it was in buffy. at some episodes in some seasons i had the feeling, that the writers themselves don't know where the whole story will ends. which really brought down the quality.and to compare bill with angel, i don't think so. if the story of sookie and bill stick to the books, then there will be a big bang. and you could say that it would be like angel turing evil (as a matter of fact, bill doesn't turn evil, but he breaks sookies heart) and if you would like to compare eric with spike, then you can do your own guessing of what may will happen.but, as i said, if the keep to the books, there will be a lot of things happening in true blood that are far away from buffy.
i have to disagree with your review. i know both shows and yes, if i would see them as surfaced as you do, then i would have to agree with you. but with a closer look and more backround knowledge behind, no one would seriously compare these two shows. you should better watch both of them again and make sure that you really understand, what they are about.sorry for my mistakes, but englisch isn't my mothertongue

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