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True Blood: A Wasted Potential

by Janay Ealey 4 days ago in review


This is the poster of Season 3 of True Blood.

First of all, I just wanted to get something straight. I love the genres such fantasy, supernatural and horror and anything that has vampires, witches, werewolves, and wizards. I will watch any tv show, movie, and read any book that has those kinds of genres. You can call me a nerd because I enjoy watching these things and that is okay. That’s the reason why I even chose to watch this show.

True Blood is really something else. This was something that very different for me to sit back and binge-watch and I was completely bamboozled. I felt like a total idiot after watching this show. Why did I sit back and watch seven seasons of this mess of a show? I asked myself. I can’t even describe what I witnessed in this show. They were things in this show that I can’t even erase out of my mind. This is not some regular teen like fantasy like The Vampire Diaries, The Originals, Legacies, and Twilight.

This is a show for ADULTS that are in their thirties and forties that like those same genres like me and other people. The audacity for people to talk trash and downplay the storylines and even the vampires of The Vampire Diaries. The True Blood vampires are the most nastiest and worst kind of vampires that I have ever seen in my life. They way that their personalities are written on the screen is just JESUS! These are some ruthless vampires in this show.

The only good and decent vampire that wasn’t nasty and disgusting like the other ones in True Blood is Godric but he doesn’t last for long time in the show. The only vampire that I actually grown to like in the later seasons and even though he was just like the other vampires but his sarcasm, humor and charismatic persona was Eric. I don’t even have a favorite character. I don’t even care for the main character, Sookie Stackhouse.

There is a lot of character development in the show though. Characters are changing just like that! Like for example, Bill Compton. Sookie’s 173 year old vampire love interest. The way he was written in the first season was just laughable to me. But when the later seasons came , his personality and his style of clothing became better. This is why it is best just to keep vampires either American or British/English. But making southern vampires? That is a NO NO. The lines come out pretty funny in the show because the southern accents that they use in the show especially from Bill in the first season.

I should’ve read the books before viewing this show because this was not what I was expecting. There is no way that True Blood with these basic, ridiculous and dragged out storylines. I am now convinced that people kept watching this damn show for the over the top sex scenes and watch characters get naked. Don’t even get me started on the strong nudity and love scenes in this show! They were most unnecessary and waste of screen time scenes I ever seen. You would think that those scenes were for pornography which they kind of are.

The CW isn’t even allowed to go so far into their love scenes. I should’ve known better since this is HBO. The gore over the top too but I can tolerate that. Not those love scenes! It’s so sad how writers have create the most stupidest storylines just to keep characters that add nothing to the show just for them to stay relevant. Just give them screen time.

I can name a list of characters in True Blood that either should’ve been killed off or never been seen again. The theme song doesn’t change at all in True Blood. So I usually skip it. I don’t even let the song play in the house. If someone tells you that Pam or Lafayette is the reason why you keep watching True Blood, that is a bold faced lie! Eric is only reason why I kept watching the show. He should have been Sookie’s love interest instead of Bill.

The way they threw that wig on him in Season One was just unfathomable. How dare they make that beautiful looking white man look like that. Eric Northman is played by the wonderful Alexander Skasgard. He’s not from the South but he’s definitely not American but he is amazing at doing an American accent. He’s Swedish I believe. I was pretty surprised when I found out that people that play Bill and Sookie who are Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer are actually married. They are still married to this day.

I wasn’t familiar with Stephen Moyer but I was familiar with Anna. I know he does a lot of Broadway though. If you watch the first X-Men film, you would know exactly who Anna Paquin is. Anna Paquin is an academy award winner so I don’t understand how she can be apart of a show like this. She’s actually the youngest to ever win an Oscar. She was 11 years old when she won that award back in 1993. Anyway, True Blood was not what I was expecting. So this kind of show, is not for me. There are LGBTQ elements in the show. Just to give you a little insight. There are things that I just felt needed to go and be fixed.

Here are some positive things about the show that I actually like:

I love the abilities of the vampires in the show especially how they have an extra abilities such as flying, how they can give a human their blood and which causes them to be sired to that vampire so if that human is in trouble, then that vampire would be able to sense it (On a negative note, you will start some odd dreams about that vampire but it go away eventually and they can actually cry (they shouldn’t be crying at all since they are dead)but when they do, it’s only bloody tears that come out of their eyes. The way that their strength and speed is portrayed in the show is how the original vampires in The Originals which are the Mikaelson siblings such as Klaus, Rebekah, Elijah, Kol and Finn. I left Freya out because she’s not a vampire. She’s a witch. It made so mad that the writers kept treating them as regular vampires. Don’t tell us that they are most powerful creatures in the world and you weaken them every step of the way. Last but not least, there are some characters that do make me laugh in this show but in a good way. Some storylines in the show could have been used for plots of movies.

That concludes my review and thoughts on True Blood.


Janay Ealey

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