True Blood Series

United States
January 10, 2010 8:33am CST
Is or Has anyone else read the True Blood Series, that features Sookie Stackhouse as the heroine? I am on book 6 or so in this series and am hooked! I know that it is also a television series on HBO, but I'm nervous that if I watch the show, it will spoil the books for me. Anyone read the books and watched the show? If so, did it ruin the books for you to have seen the show. I'm trying to decide whether to "instantly watch" the first season on Netflix. Thanks in advance for any help in deciding!
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@olisaur (1931)
• United States
10 Jan 10
I've read the books! ^-^ They are really addicting- I read all of them last last summer. I haven't been able to see the show yet, but everyone says its amazing. I think in the first couple episodes, they stayed pretty close to the books, but as the seasons went on they've kind of strayed; I think they're sticking to the vampires and not the shapeshifters/weres and other mythical beings.
• United States
11 Jan 10
Thank you so much for the feedback! When I have the time, I think I'll watch a few of the early episodes to see how they compare to the books. I'll post my thoughts once I've had the chance to see some of the program. Thanks again!
@jady010 (156)
• India
14 Jan 10
I had not read The True Blood book series but had watch complete series online at http://true-blood-episodes.download-tvshows.com/ Actually it based on theme of vampire-human like co-existence. Actual story of true blood stars when Sookie Stackhouse falls in love with the Vampire. Really it's entertained with dreadful. The entire True blood episodes passels with blood and vampires being showcase. Really it's a best and one of the fantastic show.
• United States
11 Jan 10
I have yet to read the books, but talking to a friend who has, and looking at wikipedia, if you have read the first book, then you won't have anything spoiled if you watch the first season. Since you're on book 6 already, there won't be any spoilers or anything that ruins the books. Season two starts to diverge from the book series anyways, and I believe it will continue to do. But I would think if you enjoy the novels, you would like the series as well. If anything it would enrich the experience, and if you don't like the show, then you can always talk about how the show just isn't right and isn't doing the novels justice.
@Ravenladyj (22919)
• United States
10 Jan 10
I have the books but havent read them yet and I am a faithful watcher of the show (along wiht my kids) which is FABULOUS!! Like I said though Ive not read the books yet so I dont know from experience whether or not there is a huge difference BUT I have HEARD that they arent exactly the same..of course thats pretty much a standard thing..I recommend the show though..it really is a great one