Even though season 5 wasn't the strongest or most enjoyable of the pack, it feels great to say that the finale easily lives up to those that came before it, delivering the expected cliffhanger that will keep fans drooling for season 6
As its seasons have worn on and its universe of beasties and beastly acts has expanded, True Blood has become less interested in revising or adapting the soap-operatic tropes that made it such campy fun to begin with.
In its early years, HBO's "True Blood" was a smart, savvy show that employed satire and wit. Now it's basically Passions with better production values and an occasionally laugh-worthy rejoinder from vampire Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten).
As with everything about "True Blood," the language is not particularly inventive or clever, but it's delivered with a wink, a smile and maybe a flash of fang or unclothed hip bone, and that's - really - entertainment.