A slow descent into hate watching: True Blood’s 10 worst subplots

August 22, 2014 8:41 PM

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It’s hard to remember the precise moment that watching True Blood started to feel like a chore, but a good guess would be Season 3. Halfway through, Bon Temps’ boring, all-around good guy/shapeshifter Sam Merlotte discovered his trailer park parents were entering his shapeshifting brother Tommy in dog fights. This was not True Blood’s first unnecessary subplot, and for all of its bad taste/drama it was far from the show’s worst.

When True Blood’s final episode airs on Sunday night (9 p.m. ET, HBO), it brings to an end seven seasons of perhaps one of the most confounding successes in television history. And, for many of those who stayed with it past the second season, five years of hate watching. Because after Season 2, the ...

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