True Blood on YLE TV2 on Mon 1 March at 22:35
(Reruns every Friday night)


YOU may think you’re through with the vampire-genre after the likes of Buffy and Blade, but if you have any love left for the undead you need to try True Blood.

YLE TV2 finally brings HBO’s prize-grabbing hit series to Finnish TV. There has been a lot of hype around True Blood and many think YLE is unforgivably late, since a lot of impatient people have found other ways to watch it. According to Miika Jalonen of TV2, YLE waited because they wanted to air both the first and the second season as a whole package.

True Blood is set in a world where, after the invention of synthetic blood, vampires are a part of human society. Sookie Stackhouse works as a waitress in the small town of Bon Temps and has never met a vampire before Bill Compton walks in. Sookie has never had a normal life because of her telepathic ability, but after Bill comes into her life it gets even weirder. The series is based on the novels by Charlaine Harris, but follows the plot of the books very loosely.

The cast is brilliantly chosen, Anna Paquin makes a sexy, proud Sookie and Stephen Moyer is the perfect bloodsucking vintage gentleman as Bill. The supporting cast is a wild bunch, and when it comes to eye candy for girls, you just wait for Alexander Skärsgård’s Eric.

As far as vampire shows go, True Blood is of unusually high quality. It’s different, sexy, scary and addictive.

Niina Mero