Monday, October 27, 2008

"TrueBlood" Now Even Better with Lizzy Caplan On Board!

We neglected to give a much-deserved shout-out to lovely and talented actress Lizzy Caplan who's now featured in HBO's immensely entertaining series TrueBlood. She's a Flaming Nose favorite for her horrifyingly truncated but spirited and courageous role in the nervewracking monster movie Cloverfield from earlier this year. Lizzy played Marlena, who met an gruesome and untimely end, as seen here in this behind-the-scenes featurette:

Now she's turned up as Amy, a highly-educated rich girl who gave it all up to embrace the metaphysical Gaia philosophy with the help of liberal snorts of vampire blood. Amy hooked up with Sookie's virile brother Jason (played rather endearingly by Ryan Kwanten), who's also been lured into using vampire enhancements to spice up his life, and they made beautiful sparkling lights together.

She's fascinated by his authenticity, and he's intrigued by her intellect and by her interest in him. I'm looking forward to seeing what's in store for this incredibly attractive pair!

TrueBlood continues to offer vivid and highly involving melodrama, stopping just short of soap opera, featuring one of the most diverse and delightful cast of characters -- and acting talent -- on TV. I can't think of three more unique young women characters than Anna Paquin's Sookie, Rutina Wesley's Tara, and now Lizzy Caplan's Amy. (Well, except for Elisabeth Moss' wonderful Peggy on Mad Men.)

Television is better than ever, my friends!

1 comment:

Jane said...

Yes! I love the new Marlena character. She brings a lot to the series, for sure. But for my money...I want to see more and more and more of the V-Boss Eric. Who among us did not love the scene where he relaxes in the tub surrounded by candles...listening to bizarre old Swedish music! That's got to be a first for TV. And the funniest lines of the week came out of that scene. Eric to Vampire Bill, "I texted you three times. Why did you not respond?" Vampire Bill: "Ah dislike using the numbah keys to type". Don't we all, Billy boy. You better have Sookie buy you an iPhone for Christmas. Oh this show just gets better and better. That British actor plays Bill Compton to perfection. I'm going to have to buy a pair of plastic fangs to honor him. I shall treasure them like my Spock ears. Sweet!