20 things that plague viewers of True Blood
When a show has a fan following, said fans tend to see it through to the end, despite detours from what they may have been expecting. Here are a few things that have come up over the past 6 years of the show’s run since Season 2 (Season 1 being the primary responsibility for said following):
1. FAIRIES? In Season 3 we get the whole introduction of “The Fae” and their history with Vampires. Sookie is later placed in a fairy dimension that conveniently rockets the series forward a few years when she comes back to planet Earth.
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3. Bill releases Jessica twice?
Correct me if I’m wrong, but I seem to recall Bill releasing Jessica for the sake of her protection in Season 3.
4. The drama of releasing your progeny? As I said, we see Bill release Jessica once, as well as a flashback to when Bill was released by Lorena. Suddenly in Season 6, releasing your progeny became an excuse for an elongated emotional scene, with an accompanying monologue for the maker. And was it just me, or did Willa just disappear from the series once she was released?
6. Age decrees power?
9. The Fairy Ball: WHAT WOULD HAVE HAPPENED? Sookie decides not to use the Fairy Ball (a one time use that would take away her Fae powers) to kill Bill. But what would happen when she does use it? Someday some spin-off will answer the question…
11. Jason and Tara never hook up. It always seemed that they were building up to Tara ending up with Jason, or at least the two getting together once. In the early seasons, the script couldn’t stop talking about how they liked each other. Plus Jason pretty much was the Don Juan of this show, could she have made him an honest man?
12. Jessica is trapped as a virgin. Jessica was turned vampire before her first time. Because vampires heal instantaneously, her hymen regrows each time she experiences vaginal penetration. That’s just cruel.
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14. Chain of Command? Sheriff->Queen/King->Magister->Nan->Authority->Lilith-HUH?? So the Magister gives orders to Nan who relays them to the Sheriff…no wait, the Authority orders Nan and then Nan runs the order by the Magister…hold on, no… The Magister gets orders from the authority to give to Nan to run by the Magister…I GIVE UP
15. Hepatitis D? Hepatitis V? In Season 1 a human talks about having Hepatitis D. We never see what it does, but apparently it’s NOTHING compared to this Hep V that needed to be manufactured when there was already an STD going around?? Makes you wonder if the writers ever knew what hepatitis is.
16. Werewolf pack – WHAT? Somehow we got treated to seeing a self-proclaimed inbreeding werewolf pack that behaved like the wild animals they are. Women proud to call themselves “bitches” in the literal sense. So it would seem Weres are unable to become civilized like the vamps, and Alcide was the exception?
Don’t get me started on the Ifrit.
20. You sure this was based on the books? Let’s be honest, even Alan Ball states in commentary on DVDs that the series does not follow the books very closely. They are told in narration by Sookie. Tara has a much less significant role, and Lafayette dies in the course of book 1.
Which leads me to my next article: How to interpret “based on” other media.