We need more stakes

So HBO is running an extensive multi-layered advertising campaign for its upcoming vampire tv show True Blood, based on Charlaine Harris’ book series. Between this, and the Twilight movie coming out, I’ve got to ask: why more vampires? And not even the proper conscienceless monsters of lore and Stoker, but the broody, misunderstood White Wolf/Anne Rice type? Maybe the Mexicans are right, and the emo kids that are this stuff’s target audience need to be beaten. Though, I would accept a series with an “American Vampire League” if it were instead a satire about how political correctness has reached a point that even the most ruthless, blood-sucking predators can get their own advocacy group.

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