It’s been a difficult few years for HBO’s hit “True Blood.” The show’s fans have been very vocal about the series seemingly losing its way with convoluted and over the top (even for them) storylines, but this year it feels like the show may be close to regaining its footing as it prepares for tonight’s bloody and potentially deadly season finale.
With sites like Perez Hilton are reporting we could see even more characters exiting the show, this season could prove to be one of “Blood’s” most tumultuous. However this season was also the first since creator Alan Ball left the show to develop new projects for the network and its Cinemax sibling, which made a few people a little antsy. Y
Yet new showrunner Brian Buckner hasn’t really missed a beat and if anything may have helped right the ship by making a few gutsy moves that has changed the direction of the show's plot. Following last year’s ill-received “Vampire Coalition” storyline (and even more ill-received early exit of fan favorite Chrisopher Meloni), the jury was out on what fans could expect this season. What audiences got though was a fun ride with all the sex, blood and craziness “Blood” is known for!
Yet not everyone has been brought back on board as Ree Hines of Today.com posted in her recent column:
The current season of the show has finally managed to deliver something that some fans find hard to swallow: a complete about-face for most of the Bon Temps regulars.
The truth is, like “Big Brother” on CBS and “Rookie Blue” on ABC, “True Blood” is a guilty summer pleasure. The funny part though is that “Blood” at one point did earn a Best Drama series Emmy nomination, which guilty pleasures rarely EVER do! Granted that was many years and strange plot twists ago, but the fact remains the pieces were always in place.
While “Blood” may not be what it once was, it still is a major draw and has quietly become HBO’s longest running drama of any currently on the air. It also doesn’t look like it’s going anywhere anytime soon as this summer HBO executives basically said as long as there is story, they’ll keep airing it. Then again it wouldn’t really be summer without “True Blood.”
“True Blood” airs its season finale tonight on HBO.