The following contains spoilers for Season four of True Blood. If you haven’t watched the first two episodes, you might want to skip this.
So, it’s two episodes into season four of True Blood, and I’m not too thrilled with it. I think part of it is because they’ve really strayed away from the books. They’ve done this in previous seasons, but everything here seems way out of left field.
The first thing that through me off were the Fairies. When they were introduced in the book, it was more believable. Maybe because we started out by seeing a few characters, and we had time to adjust to the idea of fairies playing a role in the story. In the tv show, they drop you into their world; and you’re just supposed to roll with it. This through a lot of people for a loop, especially the ones who have only watched the series. Some of them even find the idea of fairies a little ridiculous, and after seeing episode one; it’s hard to disagree with them.
Another thing I didn’t like was the jump in time. When Sookie finally gets back from fairy land, an entire year has gone by. I hate it when shows do stuff like this. As far as I’m concerned, time travel is nothing more than a cheap plot device to move things along; which is why I got so sick of Heroes, but I digress.
I was surprised to find out that Bill was the king of Louisiana. He’s not old enough, or powerful enough to be a king. He doesn’t have the experience, and I seriously doubt he’s up to the challenge of defending his territory from other vamps. I think it would have made more sense to make Eric the king, but that’s just me.
As for the coven, I’m not entirely sure how I feel about them. I’ll have to watch a few more episodes before I decide. The same goes for Arlene’s devil baby, Jessica/Hoyt, and the werepanthers.
I hope the season gets better from here. I’ve spent the last three years watching, and it would be a shame for it to go down hill.