I’ve been watching True Blood, an adaptation of the Sookie Stackhouse novels by Charlaine Harris. It’s pretty good. What’s really been making the series for me are a couple of things. First of all (unlike the Sword of Truth books that Legend of the Seeker is based on) I haven’t read the books, so I’m more free to get into the story, and not be taken out of it by differences between the TV adaptation and the book.
The other thing that has really won me over to the series is the supporting cast of characters. Sookie is kind of… vanilla in some respects, but there are flashes of steel and spirit in there. The rest of the cast… wonderful.
A word of warning — it is very definitively an adult series. If you’re offended by sex, violence, language, and the generally messed up nature of life… it’s probably not for you. That’s okay, I mean, The Ghost Whisperer isn’t for me.
On the other hand, it is a well-written series, and while some of the more explicit aspects of the show seem to be there simply because it’s on HBO and they can be more explicit, I wouldn’t let that put you off if you’re able to get past it. There is quality here, and I think any fans of the so-called ‘paranormal romance’ genre would enjoy it. (Fans of Anita Blake, I’m looking at you!)