True Blood: The Complete Fourth Season (Blu-ray Review)
7 June 2012
Conclusion: True Blood in general is probably the kind of show that you either love or hate and I happen to love it. It has intricate story lines and I wouldn’t suggest jumping in to season 4 without watching the previous 3 seasons first. Season 4 doesn’t disappoint, and does offer some pretty big twists and turns with major characters not surviving the season. The show looks and sounds amazing on Blu-ray and should be in every True Blood fan’s collection.
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Conclusion: I think this is where the residents of Bon Temps and I part ways. It was a fun ride, but this season showed that the storyline seems to be mired, moving at the speed of semi-coagulated blood. Its season premiere was some of the cheesiest television I've ever watched and it affected every bit of the rest of the season. What was once great television has turned into nothing but a silly soap opera with fangs. Its audio and video presentations, as expected, are fantastic.
True Blood: The Complete Fourth Season Blu-ray Review
15 May 2012
Conclusion: True Blood just doesn't do it for me. It's addicting, in a guilty pleasure sort of way, but its vicious vamps can only do so much. So until Sookie gives up the ghost or Alcide and his werewolves bear some real teeth, I'll be waiting to see what Season Five and, perhaps more importantly, Season Six -- the first without current showrunner Alan Ball at the helm -- have in store.