I'm surprised by how much I love this album. Especially Amy's lilting theme or the "Bill & Sookie" theme, both of which are featured twice. I can't remember the last time I heard music this beautiful, yet this much fun.
I bought it on a whim.
In fact I'd never before heard of Nathan Barr. And where the score to Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil was old South, this is...new South. Still Southern, but in a refreshing sort of way. Unlike upon first hearing Children of Earth which was immediately frantic and exciting and filled with adventure, or Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles which was thematic and lovely and familiar, I didn't recall hearing any of the elements of the score while I was watching the first season. That is, until I heard the album. Tracks I don't even remember listening to came rushing back - and its all bundled together so very well. There's quite a bit of heavy cello in here - which is used to add to the more haunting side of the score, and I understand Mr. Barr not only composed the score...but also performed it.
While one always enjoys Anna Paquin's tits, my two favorite characters were killed off the first season and I didn't have much desire to watch the second. My wife chewed her fingernails to the quick watching the second season one agonizing episode a week. I don't do that anymore. And neither was she, really - but my dad burned her a DVD from his Tivo and it lasted all of 4-minutes in the house before she changed her mind.
But as the series finale was coming up, and we'd just finished season two of Mad Men, I decided to join in the fun and games. Characters I didn't care for in the first season really turned around and gained my admiration, and cliffhanger episodes were few and well-placed. Good long storylines (but at only 12-episodes a season not too long).
And as nicetwins likes to remind me, "There's enough eye-candy for everyone."