To those who have yet to see the True Blood series finale, this article contains many spoilers. You have been warned.
HBO’s True Blood has come to an end, and, apparently, not many fans were left satisfied.
As soon as the final episode, “Thank You,” ended, True Blood fans took to Twitter to express their disappointment. Some even compared it to the finale of Showtime’s Dexter, which was also poorly received.
Congrats to the makers of True Blood. You managed to out-awful the Dexter finale. No easy feat. Well done!
— Harry Ryttenberg (@mrfridays) August 25, 2014
First LOST, then DEXTER, then HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER & noew TRUE BLOOD. Horrible Endings. Seriously!!!!!!
— Christopher Villegas (@Cvill03) August 25, 2014
A lot of True Blood fans admitted that they stuck with the series until the very end, even if the last several seasons weren’t that good.
So… that was the finale of True Blood? Weak. Just like the last two seasons.
— Rhyse (@frogboy229) August 25, 2014
Remember when True Blood was at least a little entertaining? That ending was… not good.
— Sean Gerski (@DoubleDown44) August 25, 2014
Not sure how I felt about that #TrueBlood ending. It was…fine? I feel like I stopped expecting anything from this show like four years ago
— Morgan Glennon (@mojotastic) August 25, 2014
The series finale of True Blood features flashbacks depicting its viewers, in better times, actually enjoying the show.
— Ian Bogost (@ibogost) August 25, 2014
And it wasn’t just Twitter users who were left disappointed. Vulture‘s recap had many questions that were left unanswered by the finale.
“It’s not a question of being satisfied or not with what HBO has given us for the series finale, but not being able to let go, especially when it comes to all the questions we still have about the TV adaptation of Charlaine Harris’ Southern Vampire Mysteries series,” writes Jennifer Vineyard.
One of the questions posed was if any members of a “vampire government” was still around.
“The Authority is dead. The Magister is dead. The queen of Louisiana is dead. The king of Mississippi is dead. Nan Flanagan is dead. Steve Newlin, the new Nan Flanagan, is dead. Bill is dead,” she writes. “Is there anyone left advocating for vampire rights? ”
Marlow Stern at The Daily Beast said that True Blood used to be “sexy and mildly transgressive” before it “devolved into a repetitive, unimaginative mess.”
“To say the series finale was limp is an understatement; it was completely defanged, devoid of any of the lustiness and camp that made the series so fun in the first place, ridiculous accents and all,” Stern wrote.
In a related report from The Inquisitr, fan favorite Alcide Herveaux (Joe Manganiello) was killed off eariler in the final season. While a lot of True Blood fans were shocked, Manganiello said he figured it would happen.
“I called it pretty early on,” he said. “As soon as Sookie and Alcide got together, I remember turning to a friend and saying, ‘I’m dead.'”
What did you think of the True Blood series finale?
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