I posted earlier my opinion of season 1 & 2. Both season 3 & 4 had some promise and a few good character developments of the supporting characters.
But the " Wiccans" and Goddess shop and " necromancer" croneish lady of season 4 was so atrociously done, so frigging bad and hack workish, that I fully agree with the Pagans who were upset when that garbage aired.http://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE77B54Q20110812http://jezebel.com/5831934/wiccans-are-displeased-with-true-bloodhttps://sites.google.com/site/truebloodmoralsorimmortals/wicca-in-true-bloodhttps://wizzley.com/a-wiccan-responds-to-true-blood-season-four/
I found it offensive that the show portrayed the members of the "coven" as weak little fraidy cats, that two while trapped "called on the Goddess" with what was the most inane unemotional lame ass invocation I have ever heard, plus the total ignorance of the Rede by the so- called necromancer / medium / high priestess that was so awful I even began to think both Buffy and Charmed were better.
While the high priestess in the wizzley link had some very good points, my take on this is yeah this is fantasy, not reality, so the so-called Wicca in this was not what Wiccans are and do. But it is no different, image wise,than the "satanic cult" portrayals in certain horror movies and TV shows of the seventies and eighties.
I should note that soon after during season 5 the creator of these characters Charlaine Harris, pretty much put both of her thumbs down on the show and even went so far as to kill Sookie in her novel.http://www.tv.com/news/true-blood-with-alan-ball-gone-and-the-show-straying-further-from-its-source-material-where-should-the-series-go-in-season-6--137089429008/
And, no surprise,the fans of True Blood hated her for it,for killing Sookie. Even though she had her reasons to do so as a writer. I should also mention that Harris highly dislikes any of her characters being used in fan fiction. An unfortunate dictatorial stance considering that when she started writing, I bet she wrote fanfic.
I like the character Lafayette and both seasons had some good interesting parts. But some of this felt "wrong". And yes there has to be the damn nudity and make believe screwings, which again felt like airtime filler.
But I can see how season 5 was a train veering off the rails and the online comments of seasons 6 & 7 aren't promising. I'm withholding judgement about why the popular series went bye bye until after I watch the last two seasons, but I have a few suspicions.
After all, you should never piss off a witch.....
I finally got both season 3 & 4 of True Blood,partly because I saw season 5 when HBO did their little big event promo days for the sixth season hurrah publicity.