This used to be one of my favorite shows on TV. The first season of this show was amazing and the next couple may not have been as good but they were still pretty damn good examples of quality episodic TV. But even though certain things would be less than awesome as seasons wore on (Marnie the Witch, trailer trash were-panthers, Tara’s continued existence, FAIRIES!!!) I still was enjoying the things that were good like the intro of total awesome sauce characters like Reverend Newlin and Russell Edgington.
Then came Season 5 and the arrival of Billith! The possessed evil Bill Compton was just ridiculous and never came to any real type of satisfying conclusion. Tara mercifully was killed but then she was immediately brought back as a vampire. There was some nonsense involving Terry, the Iraq War and the Smoke Monster from LOST…it was just awful. And that awfulness has continued on to the current (and mercifully final) 6th season. Even though TRUE BLOOD’s demise is going to leave a hole in my hate-watching schedule.