Friday, August 15, 2008

True Blood cast photos

Okay, I'm still worried that the series, based on Charlaine Harris' Sookie Stackhouse novels, will be more silly & goofy than exciting and romantic.  That is, more Gilligan's Island than Buffy.

Please, no!  But anyways, being in a time wasterly mood, I found these cast pictures interesting. Here up top you see Tara and Sam Merlotte.  They seem like good picks. 


And below Sam and Tara we have Eric. I'm not so sure. He seems like a pretty good pick, but not perfect. It would be hard to approximate the Platonic Ideal of Eric that I have in my mind, though. And by that, I definitely don't mean platonic as in Three's Company. Anyway, this guy, I don't know. But maybe he has great screen presence! 

And below, Jason and Sookie.  Bill in the sports coat.  See more here.

14 comments:

Tracy said...

I haven't read the series so have no clue if these are close approximations...but I like all the yummy men! Tracy=shallow. Yes, we know. :)

Marg said...

I actually think the casting is pretty good on this one. Eric isn't as good looking as I imagine but you know, like you, it would be pretty hard to match up to the picture in my mind.

Voxy said...

I'm a little conflicted about Eric, too. I imagined him much... I don't know, "softer" looking? Like Viking meets Photoshop Airbrush?! I know it makes no sense, but a lot of people seem to like this guy so I'll reserve judgment until I actually see him act! :P

Carolyn Jean said...

Tracy: LOL.

Marg: Yes, he really has an uphill battle with most readers of the series.

Voxy: I had him in my mind more rough-and-tumbly looking over pretty. Actually, do you think this guy looks like John Malcovich in a wig a little bit? But he might be great on screen, as you say.

lisabea said...

Hey. Anna looks pretty good as Sookie...although does she look a little bit like Reece Witherspoon in Legally Blond?

ChariDee said...

I watched an HBO special the other night about the series, and I have to agree, I think the series has definite Spoof potential. The scenes they showed with Bill made me want to laugh. I'm so uber excited though. And Eric, I'm not sure if there is an actor alive that is delicious enough to fulfill the role of the man I "see" when I read the books. We'll see...

And, um, that is SO not how I imagined Tara to be.

naida said...

I still havent read this series. I didnt know they were making it into a seires. Thats so cool.
http://thebookworm07.blogspot.com/

JenB said...

Wow, Anna looks cute! She looks better as a blonde than a brunette.

I think Eric could be cuter. That actor just doesn't look like he'd have as much of a presence as the Eric from the books.

Christine said...

I was going to hurry up and read the books to be ready for the series. But I don't have HBO. LOL

I will read the books anyway. Especially since I have four of them on my shelf already.

Ana said...

I saw the pilot and I did not like it very much. Sam was pretty awesome but Anna didn't impress me at all. No,no, no,no.

I heard that they made some changes though after word of mouth came out (for example, the acctress that played Tara was a different one, thank god they got another one!) . There is no sign of Eric in the pilot but seeing this guy's picture here? I am a bit worried.

Ana said...

I saw the pilot and I did not like it very much. Sam was pretty awesome but Anna didn't impress me at all. No,no, no,no.

I heard that they made some changes though after word of mouth came out (for example, the acctress that played Tara was a different one, thank god they got another one!) . There is no sign of Eric in the pilot but seeing this guy's picture here? I am a bit worried.

Sarai said...

Well I'll have to wait until next year when it comes out on DVD no cable right now for Sarai.
So everyone who can watch it let me know what you think ;)

LesleyW said...

Hmm - this may sound silly but perhaps my biggest worry at the moment is fang position. LOL

Canine fangs - sexy

Incisor fangs - not sexy and looks stupid.

Carolyn Jean said...

Lesley: totally. They had better not look like buck teeth.