TRUE BLOOD: Truly Middling

Damn, TRUE BLOOD had to go and disappoint me by letting Tara live. Deep down, I figured she would, but you can’t blame a fella for hoping, right? It seems this show now exists to annoy me. I’m bored to tears with everyone on the show taking turns manifesting new powers. Now Bon Temps is weirdo central, populated only by the supernatural. And now the only storyline I’m enjoying — the Authority clamping down — is being dragged out by confusing internal politics, false confessions and needless delay of the Russell Edginton reveal.

It wasn’t enough that Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten) saved Tara (Rutina Wesley) from charbroiling herself in a tanning booth — she had to go and forbid her from ever trying to cook herself again. That’s doubly disappointing, because I was kind of hoping that if Tara failed to achieve the true death this week, she could spend the rest of the season trying to off herself in increasingly hilarious ways. Alas, Pam has precluded that. Unless… yeah, she compelled Tara not to try to kill herself again in a tanning bed! She should be able to try something else.
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