E agora pra algo completamente diferente...
Não é raro eu escrever algumas opinioes/comentarios a séries que ando a ver, e este artigo vai ser mais um assim...com uma diferença. Irei falar da recentemente estreada serie True Blood, mas em ingles. E porquê em ingles? Bem, prá'lém de nao dominar finlandes, estou neste momento a trabalhar como freelancer pra uma revista aqui na cidade onde resido, Tianjin (Tianjãn em frances). A revista é a TIANJIN TODAY, uma revista aborrecidissima que pretende manter os estrangeiros residentes em Tianjin actualizados de todas as novidades das....cenas...err...daqui (cliquem no link e descubram se quiserem).
O texto que se segue é entao uma amostra da minha escrita que tive de fazer para apresentar ao Editor principal da revista, de forma a que ele possa avaliar se a revista é sufecientemente boa pra incluir alguem do meu calibre na sua redacção (hey, já recusei uma entrevista numa revista lider de segmento portuguesa, portanto stfu!). Eu sinceramente espero que sim, e caso eu me venha a provar demasiado bom prá revista, certamente não o deixarei saber atraves deste blog.
Um pedido especial: pra este post em particular agradecia que deixassem os comments na box de comments se possivel, ao invés do procedimento habitual de me irem xinar pro msn a dizer o quao bom sou e quão gays sao os meus artigos. Thank you very much!
True Blood tells the story of psychic waitress Sookie Stackhouse who falls in love for a vampire named Bill, in a current alike world where vampires and humans co-exist thanks to a recently invented synthetic blood by some japanese scientists.
Told like this it can sound weird, but its all actually very coherent as the show usually doesn't fall into the typical vampire cliches. The all story is set in a fictional southern Louisiana town, with all that usually comes with the south Mississippi scene: moisting heat swamp surroundings inhabited by a punch load of interesting characters. Gun/fishing/hunting rednecks fanatics, conservative religious people, black characters (and gay black characters), drug dealers, wild sex addicted characters, drunks, and just about anyone you could think of. This all, of course, works for a continuous moral challenge of prejudice and discrimination as many folks still look at vampires in a very untrusty defensive way (even though they are now integrated in society and no longer prey on people as they where known for doing in the past) , but then again, those people aren't necessarily saints either as the show clearly demonstrates. But this isn't really the main focus of True Blood. This is a show about about characters, deep and interesting characters, and, at its core, its a love story, between a sweet naive (psychic) human girl and a southern vampire gentleman who is doing all he can to mainstream and live as normal life as he can in this not always so friendly environment. And at doing that, and considering all the intricacies of the plot, True Blood is a triumph of good intelligent writing and story telling.
It's very original...actually, dangerously original as this is a very ambitious balancing act that could fall apart at any moment. But so far (the show goes on its 8th episode) it all remains very engaging and cohesive, retaining the spectator put to his seat as the story unfolds for more mystery, character shenanigans and twists (I will not enter into plot details to avoid spoilers).
True Blood is definitely not for everyone, as mixed reviews of the show have reveled. It seams to be one of those cases of "whether you love it or hate it". Or, in a more personal view, I would go even as far as to say that wheter you get it, or you don't. I certainly do, and therefore strongly recommend it.
True Blood is as a typical vampires show as Battlestar Galactica (another ground breaking tv-series) is a typical sci-fi space opera. It is not. And because of that, most typical/conservative vampire fan buffs may be disappointed with the show, and others that usually don't get so pulled in to the genre (really, is there anyone who doesn't like vampires?) will most likely be welcomed with a good, and refreshingly new experience.