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This Is The Worst Episode Of True Blood, According To IMDb

HBO is known for its dark and gritty TV shows. In 2008, the network introduced a new one: "True Blood," a vampire series based on "The Southern Vampire Mysteries" by Charlaine Harris. The show centers on a young telepathic woman named Sookie (Anna Paquin), who discovers the world of vampires firsthand. What sets "True Blood" apart from other similarly themed TV series at the time, such as "The Vampire Diaries," is how it explores the dark and sexy side of vampires with no barriers. 

"True Blood" became a fan favorite due to its beautiful cast and its mix of comedy and drama. In fact, the show won 38 awards over the course of its run, so to say it was popular in its time is an understatement. These days, "True Blood" is still considered a must-watch show by many, but there's one episode in particular that's regarded as the worst. Here's why.

The series finale didn't live up to the hype

It's incredibly satisfying when a show leaves a good impression on its viewers, but much like the finale of Showtime's "Dexter," the ending of "True Blood" was a dud in the eyes of many fans.

In the series finale, "Thank You," Bill (Stephen Moyer) asks Sookie to end his life with her powers so he can meet the "True Death" while she becomes human. Elsewhere, Eric (Alexander Skarsgård) and Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten) struggle in their business partnership with a wealthy cowboy named Mr. Gus (Will Yun Lee), and Jessica (Deborah Ann Woll) and Hoyt (Jim Parrack) tie the knot. Some felt this final episode was a bit too safe coming from a show that, for years, had pushed boundaries. As Entertainment Weekly put it, "... something about the blandness of True Blood's finale almost felt offensive."

Paired with multiple 1.0 ratings, some IMDb users see this episode as the one that "destroyed the entire series." Others say the finale brought a "crappy conclusion" to an otherwise spectacular TV show. For most of those who weighed in, the overall storyline lacked any sort of climactic wrap-up and failed to properly send off the characters many had fallen in love with. Thanks to "Thank You," you can add "True Blood" to the long list of shows that ended in a way fans didn't appreciate.