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Supernatural 6×05 Live Free or Twi Hard promo and stills

Posted in Supernatural with tags , , , , , on October 17, 2010 by Geek Tv

*slaps Twitlight* *giggles*

Stephen King explains how to make vampires ‘scary again’

Posted in Comics, Geek literature with tags , , , , , on September 30, 2010 by Geek Tv

The horror master offers tips on how to re-inject some bite into a genre ‘hijacked by a lot of soft-focus romance’

Here’s what vampires shouldn’t be: pallid detectives who drink Bloody Marys and work only at night; lovelorn southern gentlemen; anorexic teenage girls; boy-toys with big dewy eyes,” writes Stephen King in the introduction to his move into original comic book writing, American Vampire. “What should they be? Killers, honey. Stone killers who never get enough of that tasty Type-A. Bad boys and girls. Hunters. In other words, Midnight America. Red, white and blue, accent on the red. Those vamps got hijacked by a lot of soft-focus romance.”

King has clearly got a bit of a thing against the waves of romantically inclined vampires that have been proving so popular in recent years – in the past, he’s hit out particularly at Stephenie Meyer’s Twitlight books and the yearning teen romance that fills them. “Stephenie Meyer can’t write worth a darn. She’s not very good,” he said last year.

If you’ve been following by blog, you know that I wholeheartdely agree. I mean people have judged me on being a hypocrite because I like Harry Potter (but not Twitlight) but to be honest, JKR actually took the time to learn to write and she delivered a pretty damn good story. I also enjoyed reading the Vampire Diaries, despite them starting extremely boring and with an annoying protagonist, the characters developed and the plot was pretty good. Still I would recommend the Show instead 😛

American Vampire which is out next month is a fresh take on the vampire myth, producing a particularly American version which isn’t bothered by sunlight, sports rattlesnake fangs, and kicks the arse out of its tired European creators. “It’s all about giving back the teeth that the current ‘sweetie-vamp’ craze has, by and large, stolen from the bloodsuckers. It’s about making them scary again,” writes King. “Skinner Sweet [his American vamp] really sucks, and man, that’s a good thing.”

Coming from a man whose Vampire book Salem’s Lot gave me nightmares at 17 (SEVENTEEN!) this is a very good thing! I can’t wait to order my American Vampire copy :3

Supernatural Vampires are off to bash :P

Posted in Supernatural with tags , , , , , , , , , on August 2, 2010 by Geek Tv

Hold on to your Vervain and copies of Twitlight, fangbangers. Supernatural is about to have some fun with your favorite vein-drainers. “We’re doing an episode about how vampires pretending to be  or the Salvatore brothers or Bill Compton are bad for you,” Supernatual showrunner Sera Gamble tells TV Guide Magazine.

At the CW/Showtime/CBS party during the annual Television Critics Association press tour, the creepy drama’s exec producer revealed that one of Season 6’s upcoming episodes (tentatively titled “Live Free or Twi-Hard”) will take fans’ ongoing obsession with undead hotties and hand it to Dean and Sam for a little skewering. (\m/ ) “There’s a mythology reason [as to why] we are revisiting a lot of monsters we’ve dealt with before on the show…including vampires,” says Gamble. “And when we were conceptualizing a vampire episode, we thought, ‘Wow there’s never been a better time to be a vampire.’ Chicks are just throwing themselves at them! They think that ‘vampire’ equals ‘I’m not going to try to have sex with you.'” Of course, in a world where vamps actually exist, that kind of thinking can get you killed. Or worse. “They will still take advantage of our children! They will turn you into a vampire or eat you.” Maybe if that original title doesn’t fly, they can go with “There Will Be True Blood.”

Geek TV prefers the second title and although I really love the dear Salvatores and Truebie vampires, I really can’t wait for some Twitlight bashing. In the words of Damon Salvatore, real vampires burn in the sun 😛

True Blood Season 3 Spoilers

Posted in True Blood with tags , , , , , , , , on May 27, 2010 by Geek Tv

In this week’s TV Guide Mega Buzz, we get a little scoop on a character’s return to True Blood that spells bad news for two of our favorites:

Give me a good tease about True Blood’s new season. — Holly
MICKEY: Zeljko Ivanek (aka the best guest star of everything) returns as the Magister, and he’s cracking down on the illegal V trade in Louisiana. This is a problem for the Queen, since she’s tacitly allowing it, and for Eric and Pam, since they’re running it.

From this I think we can confirm that Evan Rachel Wood is back as Queen Sophie-Anne, and that Eric and Pam better watch their backs!

True Blood executive producer and all-around-awesome guy Alan Ball is toying with us again. He gave Sci Fi Wire nine sort-of spoilers for True Blood season 3, most of which is information we already new but with a few juicy tidbits thrown in. In brief, here they are:

  1. We’ll be exploring the world of shifters and weres in some detail. Alan stipulates that,”They are two different kinds of creatures with a lot of similarities.” Alcide Herveaux, Debbie Pelt, and Coot and Gus are the weres we’ll be seeing the most of, while Sam Merlotte and his biological family will give us insight into the shifter world. Alan still isn’t saying whether or not Sam’s brother, Tommy Mickens, is a shifter.
  2. We’re definitely going to Hotshot! “We meet Hotshot, we meet the people in Hotshot, we meet Crystal and her father, Calvin,” Alan revealed.
  3. Vampire politics will be a major issue this season.
  4. Russell Edgington, the King of Mississippi, is the biggest baddie of the season.
  5. Franklin Mott and Tara Thornton will have an incredibly dysfunctional relationship.
  6. Lafayette gets his first major love interest in Jesus, and has to deal with his possibly insane mom.
  7. We find out who took Bill almost immediately, but he won’t get back to Bon Temps until mid-season.
  8. Alan Ball is having fun with True Blood and thinks it could continue for several years.
  9. Not really a spoiler, but Alan says he was surprised by the “rock star” reception they got at Comic Con last year. We already know True Blood will be back at Comic Con this year, so get ready to rock!

Summary for Vampire Diaries season 2 + paired with Nikita on Thursdays

Posted in The Vampire Diaries with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 21, 2010 by Geek Tv

Thanks to Michael Ausiello, we have an “official” summary for Vampire Diaries season two.

And  courtesy of the CW, the full TVD write-up via the Blog…

Returning for its second season, THE VAMPIRE DIARIES is the story of two vampire brothers obsessed with the same beautiful girl, and battling to control the fate of an entire town. During season one, Stefan and Damon Salvatore returned to their hometown of Mystic Falls, Virginia, for very different reasons − Stefan was determined to get to know Elena Gilbert, who bears a striking resemblance to Katherine Pierce, the beautiful but ruthless vampire the brothers knew and loved in 1864, while Damon was intent on releasing Katherine from the tomb where he believed she was trapped by a witch’s spell all those years ago. At the end of season one, Elena’s uncle set a plan in motion that brought the Founder’s Day celebration to an end amid chaos, destruction and death, and saw the return of the vengeful Katherine Pierce. Next season, the appearance of the villainous Katherine in Mystic Falls throws a wrench into the love triangle between Stefan, Elena and Damon, and the other residents of Mystic Falls must choose sides as they fall victim to a new breed of danger. New and unexpected friendships will be forged, allies will become enemies, and hearts will be broken. Stefan and Damon will be forced to face a villain more evil and diabolical than they ever believed possible. And they’ll take their shirts off. Frequently .

And along with the summary comes the CW’s 2010-2011 fall schedule, which reveals Vampire Diaries is now paired with newcomer Nikita on Thursday nights.

I am still a bit upset Supernatural was moved to Fridays… After all Castiel is the Thursday angel 😦

Win True Blood’s season 2 on DVD!

Posted in True Blood with tags , , , , , , , , on May 21, 2010 by Geek Tv has a contest where you can win season 2 on DVD!

Charlaine Harris: Dead until Dark review

Posted in Geek literature, True Blood with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 19, 2010 by Geek Tv

The book, like the inspired show revolves around Sookie Stackhouse, a telepathic waitress in the small southern town of Bon Temps, Louisiana. Sookie is a kind, naive, working-class southern girl whose parents died in a flood when she was very young and has been livings with her granny since. Vampires in the sookieverse have “come out of the coffin” and everyone knows about them now. Sookie had never seen one but when one shows up at the bar where she works she is fascinated by him and saves his (un)life the very same night. Around the same timeand someone starts murdering local girls who sleep with vampires.

The book is told in the first person from Sookie’s perspective. Bill, the vampire, is a darkly attractive, formally polite suitor that is a lot more colder than his character on the show. The sexual content is quite low and for much of the book Sookie is trying to decide whether she even wants to date Bil or not.

As I said Sookie is telepathic. She can read other people’s thoughts -that they have at the moment – unless she’s specifically screening them out, which she does most of the time anyway because it’s overwhelming. She is extremely attracted to Bill not because of his vampire charm but because she can’t read his thoughts which brings a very welcome silence whenever she’s with him. She considers her ability to be a handicap, not something to be exploited, and mostly tries to hide it and not use it. This “disability” renders Sookie a bit alienated from the rest of the town who treat her like she’s retarded sometimes.

What is extremely interesting and different in  Dead Until Dark is that the characters are not the usual college/high school people of rich or middle class that most vampire stories use but is instead about working-class people in a small town in the southern US.

We don’t see much difference between the first season of the show and the first book of the series but there are several points that differ.

  • On the show the sex is explicit and excessive, in the book it is lower and slightly brushes on erotica.
  • In the first season of True Blood, Bill kills a vampire (Longshadow) who attacks Sookie and is forced to turn teenager Jessica into a vampire. In Dead Until Dark, Eric the Viking vampire is actually the one who kills Longshadow. While Eric is punished for this, the punishment is light as the vampires see Longshadow’s betrayal of Eric as deserving of death.
  • Eric has a relatively big role in the show (and we’re thankful for that!) in the book he’s a minor chracter.
  • Throughout season one, Sookie’s brother Jason, gets addictedto V – vampire blood. This never happens in Dead Until Dark – or any of the other books in the series. While addiction to vampire blood is mentioned briefly a few times throughout the book series, it plays a very small role. V plays a major part in the story line of True Blood season one and in the life of Jason Stackhouse.
  • In season one of True Blood, Sookie’s friend Tara takes a prominent role in the series, she doesn’t appear at all in Dead Until Dark unless I completely missed her. Which means almost the same.
  • In the True Blood’s first season finale, Bill is horribly burned when he erupts from his sleeping place – into the sunlight – to save Sookie from serial killer Rene. Sookie ends up chopping Rene’s head off with a shovel. In the books the vampires are literally dead when they are sleeping during the day. In Dead Until Dark, Bill plays no part in saving Sookie from Rene. Sookie saves herself in both in the end and ends up hospitalized from the violent altercation. Rene also survives the match with Sookie – just barely – and is imprisoned.

It is a good read if you’re into (real) vampire stories and especially if you’re sick of seeing Twitlight everywhere. These vampires are real and KILL people.

Sink your fangs in it and enjoy 😉

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