If any of you have any sense whatsoever, you’ll watch HBO’s new flagship, True Blood.
It doesn’t matter if you don’t watch it, though, because other people are watching it. Hardcore. Because that’s what the show is, Alan Ball’s hardcore vampire fantasy, fused together with tremendous source material, balanced and tiered stories, and TITTY. Lots and lots of titty, human and inhuman.
But because HBO has been the home of groundbreaking, awesome programming, True Blood has garnered their biggest ratings in years. The show brought in 5.1 million viewers for their Season 3 premiere, a number that is up 38% from Season 2, and is completely and insanely impressive for being a show on HBO. Who wants to bet that in a few years, we won’t really be talking about Twilight, but how awesome Season 6 of True Blood was?
By contrast, shows on the CW, a network that nobody has to pay for, only average a paltry 2.3 million viewers on their GOOD days. Suck it, teen dramas. HBO is still the king of adult programming, and the golden ideal that everybody strives for. HBO has ordered 12 more episodes. Will they explore the fact that Sookie is part fairy? We can only wait with bated breath. After all, we haven’t even been hit with the werewolf stick yet.
If there’s a show on TV you should be watching, TB. This isn’t the turn of the century. It’s safe now. Go out and get yourself some TB.