After the third season of True Blood I was pissed, and honestly, I didn’t even want to continue watching True Blood after that ridiculous mess. The storyline went absolutely nowhere, there wasn’t a solid plot to be found and there were far too many ridiculous side-stories that were totally pointless. It sucked bad enough that I had damn near sworn off True Blood. But in spite of my hatred for that disaster I still gave season 4 a shot and… I was happy I did. Alan Ball must have listened to the raging fans disappointed by the third season because season 4 was one hell of an improvement.
Season 4 managed to rekindle my True Blood love and that was because it actually had a good story this time around. Not only that, but the majority, not all, but the majority of the minor characters also had a role in the main plot rather than having ten million random-ass side plots. Even the minor storylines served a purpose this season, they let us get to know characters better and also set us up for future seasons.
This season had one main bad guy, or rather, lady – Marnie the wicked witch, and she was awesome. She was the villain we needed, the one big bad that could hurt everyone, not just the humans. I am beyond happy with that character and where she took the story. Her evil ways actually managed to bring everyone together and actually got that solid plot I have been waiting for. Points to Marnie.
There were many other things I loved in season 4 too, like Tommy dying (he was getting on my nerves), Jessica’s attempt to find herself (she may be a vampire but she’s still a woman growing up and changing) Alcide naked (YAAAAAAAAAY!), Sookie putting her foot down in the end and not picking one vampire over the other (she needs a vamp break), Terry (I seriously adore this character and everything he does), Sam FINALLY having a happy relationship (and Luna is SO hot), Debbie dying (hated her) and on and on… I liked many things.
However, season 4 was by no means perfect. I had a few issues with this season too, like the fairy stuff. What exactly was the point of it? I understand the beginning and having Sookie come back a year later, it saved the writers from cleaning up the mess they made last season. But why keep bringing the fae back when they apparently serve no purpose? I don’t know, but it was frustrating.
My biggest issue of all was Hotshot. I HATE anything to do with Hotshot, no, I fucking hate it. I get that they had to clear up the Crystal/Jason nonsense from last season and they also needed to give Jason a reason to drink Jessica’s blood, but really, was all of that Hotshot crap necessary? No. Were the rape scenes necessary? Absolutely not! Having Jason raped by an entire town made me lose a lot of respect for HBO. Had the roles been reversed and it was a woman being gang raped HBO would have gotten hell for it, but no, apparently it’s ok if it’s a man. Grrrr. Hated it.
Overall, I really enjoyed this season. It wasn’t the best season in the history of forever, but it was a HUGE improvement from last season and that made me happy. Hopefully season 5 is even better.
What did you think of True Blood Season 4? Love it, hate it, sorta like it? Let me know in a comment below!