TRUE BLOOD – Watch it at MAX – 09.04.2009 9pm

Our very own TRUE BLOOD poster!

I was inspired to make my own “True Blood” poster after receiving our very own framed mini-posters at the end of the HBO blogger event that look just like that.  Except, my mugshot is not appetizing.  And Cynthia had tilted her head a bit too much.  This evening, both of us were examining the original poster in detail and tried our best to replicate.  OK, one thing I’ve discovered about Cynthia: she doesn’t have bright red lipstick!  I thought all girls have those.  Apparently not so.  So, here is Cynthia, on a poster, made by me.

Starring Anna Paquin (Golden Globe winner) in this new HBO series created by Alan Ball (of “Six Feet Under”).  “Anna who?” I asked quietly during the event.  “Rogue, Rogue!  In X-Men!” answered Cynthia discreetly.  Honestly speaking, I can seldom remember actresses or actors’ names.  Till today, I still cannot spell the name of the dude who plays Neo in “The Matrix” (I bet my movie partner TK must be laughing when he reads this).

“True Blood” is truly mind blowing.  Not just the bizarre sex scenes, of course, but the concept.  A young woman with telepathy ability, vampires that feed on made-in-Japan synthetic blood (I think), humans that feed on vampire blood to gain that out-of-the-world-Viagra-like ability, humans and vampires coexist in one society, and much more.  Knowing HBO, “True Blood” is not one of those typical vampire series.  I think there must be a slice of our society they wish to portray.  That’s what I gathered after watching the super long trailer as well as the first episode during the event.  There are 12 episodes in total, so I was told (note: I wonder if some parts get censored here in Singapore).

The event was fun.  The barman at Ink Club Bar @ Fairmont Singapore has created a concoction called True Blood.  I took the virgin one (since I have not drank a single drop of alcohol for more than a year) while Cynthia took the authentic True Blood.  Maybe that’s why I didn’t get the intended Viagra-like effect …

ahem … too much details.

According to the lovely communications team at HBO Asia, MAX (a.k.a. Cinemax) is more male-skewed because one study shows that we men are more loyal to TV channels.  That could be true, at least for me.  Man, I’d love to subscribe to MAX, for “True Blood”.  But what the study may not have showed is that although men love to stay loyal to the channels we love, women are the ones who control the cable subscription plan.  At least, that’s how our household works.  One day I returned home, Cynthia looked at me in her extraordinary tender eyes and she said, “I have reconfigured our cable subscription plan.”  “Uh-huh,” replied I, in my usual style.  “I have dropped [your] Channel V, streamlined our movie channels, and I have subscribed to [my] sport channels.”

Keeping my fingers crossed for my “True Blood” application form.  Meanwhile, below are some of the pictures we took during the event.  See if you can read that secret recipe of “True Blood”.  Results may vary.  Mix it at your own risk!

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  1. Precisely ! (thanks G) Blood red lipstick like the original poster cannot be used on a daily basis to the office. Not worth investing a lot in it as the return is not that high.

  2. Hi Wilfrid! The recreated shot is waaay cooler than our chopchop attempt that day! We should have insisted that everyone retry till they get a perfect shot like this :p

    As always, love the pics – couldn’t help but notice your huge cam snapping away that night hehe. Really glad that both you and Cynthia had fun that night..sorry all three of us were running around and didn’t get to talk to you much! We’ll see you again soon yah?

    p/s Matrix dude is Keanu Reeves 🙂

  3. Can’t believe Cynthia and you made your own True Blood poster! How creative! Cynthia’s shot is a really close likelness of the actual poster! Thanks for coming by. We had loads of fun too!

  4. Yinqi – Ha ha ha … yes, you shall insist on retake till people get the same-same one as the original poster! Insist on the fangs too. I wish we had taken one home for that replica 🙂

    The Matrix dude is Keee-aa-nuu who?!

  5. Karen – Thanks! Yes, it was a fun event. The original poster is very nice. Couldn’t resist. You should create a poster competition … ha ha ha.

  6. lol of course true blood would be censored not lightly but heavily on tv and we can never expect its dvd to be out in Singapore!!! as you know the countries censorship is pathetic beyond words!!! but id recommend go an find the uncensored version… its one beautiful masterpiece of a show!!!!!

    1. Nat – I know! Singapore is pretty pathetic when it comes to censorship. That’s why I seldom buy any DVD here. Often buy in Hong Kong instead.

      Perhaps I shall get the entire season of True Blood when I next visit Hong Kong, lol.

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