Monday, July 11, 2011

Repeat offender: Eric FTW

Oh. My. Gosh.

Am I the only one still left with their mouth gaping after last night's episode of True Blood?

I. LOVE. Vulnerable Eric.


I know, so out-of-character for me. I've always been on Team Eric, primarily because between Eric and Bill, Eric is the clear bad boy. And yeah, I go for that type.

But there's something so downright adorable about the softer, clueless Eric. I admit after last week's cliffhanger ending, I worried about whether I'd get used to an Eric with less power, less overall "badness."

Turns out I can.

I've also developed a lot more respect for Alexander Skarsgard, the actor. Vulnerable Eric is a tremendous flip in character, and his portrayal was spot on. He made me laugh. Cringe. Melt.

But he also got me thinking about character development, and how important it is for writers to show diversity in their story's cast. This morning, I made a list of the main protagonists for each of my (billion) Works in Progress (WIP) - and you know what? I've got some work to do.

Eric/Alexander is going to help with that this week.

I know it's only been a couple of weeks since this True Blood hottie served as muse avatar, but after last night's performance (and the general fact that I'm still quoting some of the best lines from the episode), I'm quite comfortable allowing him to repeat the role.

Unconvinced he's worthy? Picture #2:

Um, YUM?

- Dawn

PS - Speaking of beautiful creatures, did you know that the original Frankenstein wasn't the monster Hollywood has made him out to be? He was actually rumored to be so beautiful his creator couldn't even look at him. Over time, he's turned into one creepy character though, a monster we all should fear. Want to know more? Check him out at the Most-Wanted Monsters blog where every Monday, Judith Graves and I will be profiling one of the world's most-wanted monsters.

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  1. Love the Frankenstein fact thing! :o)

  2. Yeah, I love vulnerable, and it is such a great point that our heros need to be diverse!

    You know though... I've read Frankenstein and while he wasn't a monster to look at, I don't remember beautiful--I will have to follow that link and check it out.

  3. I LOVE Eric this way!! I just wanna hug him and be like Awwww!

  4. Thanks, Jess :-)

    Hart - I think it depends on the version of Frankenstein :-)

    Karen - hug? Such a tame word for the attack I'd like to launch :-P

  5. "Um, YUM?!" You're hilarious!

    I've been thinking about you while I'm watching. Wondering if meek Eric would still be muse-tastic for you. Turns out he is!

  6. I was 2 weeks ago i went to the Alps to hike and when i was coming back from the mountain, other 2 climbers were hiking up. From a little distance, one of them looked SO much like Alexander that i nearly thought "No,Can it be?..." well he wasnt Alexander(but he was still a very gorgeous young man and perhaps i was not the only person who thought this eheh).
    Alexander is handsome and very talented in the play of such a charismatic character like Eric. Hope to see him in more movies in the future :)
    Cheers, Maria

  7. MARIA - Wow! If that had been me, the poor look-alike might have been scared of me...I'd have rushed him and asked him for ID to prove it wasn't him :-) Thank you for sharing.