Comments so far ...
Arlene - I hate her. Psycho bitch. Two-faced. Ugh. Pretty much perfectly spot-on from the books.
Jason - In the books, he has more than one note. Here, he doesn't. He has just one thing, what he's known for. I wish they'd give him something more to do.
Sam - Oh, poor Sam. They are totally setting him up as the killer. I mean, I know he's not, but if I didn't know better ...
Gran - Oh, I really liked her.
Tara - Wasn't sure at first, but she's grown on me. Really liking her now.
LaFayette - In the books, he isn't much more than a glorified cameo. Not much to him. His role here has been expanded to full-fledged character.
Rene - He's got a sense of humor ... And he's way
too good for Arlene. Granted, the way she goes through men in the books means he'd be in about half an episode, so maybe they're changing things.
Hadley - name-dropped already? Interesting ...
Tara's mother - Hmmm. Not sure what she's about. So far, she's pretty much a stereotype and not a character. We'll see.
Andy, Hoyt, and the gang - Pretty much straight out of the books.
The coroner and his assistant/fang-banger - Funny guys. All things considered, we'll probably be getting to know them better as time goes on.
Sookie - She's doing pretty well so far. There's a lot of subtlety in the character, and I think she's nailing it so far.
Bill - He's growing on me.
Mr. Viking Vampy - He's only been in one episode. He hasn't had a chance to do anything yet.
Pam - No. Completely wrong. Everything about her is wrong.
Where is Bubba? Hmph.
We're now halfway through the first season. So far things are progressing right according to plan.