Thursday, August 27, 2009

Fast Forward...or How Alex Skarsgard Has Turned Me Into A Squeeing 13 Year Old Girl.

--Adrienne Miller

I like to think I’m a responsible adult. I hold down a steady job. The kids get to school on time. I can even cook a little.

But every once in a while something comes along that proves that I am nothing more than the quivering pile of girl hormones that I was back in freshman year of high school.

Exhibit A: Alexander Skarsgard.

Sure, I like True Blood. I was glued to the whole first season. And yeah, I thought Eric Northman was attractive. Cold but attractive. A little cliched with his flowing blond hair and that big vampire throne. A little ‘really, isn’t it going overboard putting pale makeup on a Scandinavian?’

But this season? Wow. Um. Wow.

I wish I could say what the difference is. More tight t-shirts and less red velvet backdrops? More charming smiles and less tented fingers? I don’t know, people. I just don’t know. But whatever it is, it’s working.

Now I dutifully TiVo every episode and watch it from start to finish. And then I go back to the beginning and fast forward so I can watch the Eric scenes again. And again. And again.

Bad day? I know a scene that can lift your spirits. should probably send the kids out to play first.

Need a little pick me up? Gotcha covered. Just hearing him whisper, “Trust me,” to ought fix you right up.

I don’t want to pull anyone else into this, but lets just say that this 10th grade level insanity isn’t just me. Oh no. From what I hear, this new found obsession is bordering on a cultural phenomenon.

Of course, there are only a couple of episodes left this season. So maybe in September I’ll be able to get back to my real life, or at least free up some memory on my TiVo.

Then again, maybe not.


Juliet Blackwell said...

Okay, I've been avoiding this show (which isn't hard since I don't really have a functioning television) but now I see I'll have to give in and give it a go. This is like when my friend gave me the first two seasons of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and said, "just check it out." I snorted and rolled my eyes, and was hooked.

Martha Flynn said...

Watching True Blood is the first time I've noted the benefits of HDTV

Lisa Hughey said...

It's hard to imagine you squeeing like a 13 yo. Not that I don't believe you, it's just hard to see it *vbg* :)

Anonymous said...

I'm just waiting for the second season dvd, since I don't have HBO. How sad is that?? Just waiting, and waiting, and waiting......

L.G.C. Smith said...

You are oh, so right about Eric being much hotter this season. Last season, most of the vampire scenes were so hokey I found myself cringing for the actors. That scene with Sookie dreaming of being naked in bed with Eric banished those bad memories, however. My one regret about being gone for so long is that I'll miss the season finale of True Blood.

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