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DVD review: 'True Blood' is one big, bloody mess
This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2013, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

Grade • C+

DVD • "True Blood" long ago diverged from Charlaine Harris' novels. The HBO series is incredibly more bloody, more sexy —and more confused.

Season 5 was the weakest yet and its characters more annoying than they'd ever been. By focusing so heavily on the Vampire Authority, "True Blood" lost its humanity.

It wasn't a total loss — fans still had a reason to tune in — but there was little to attract anyone who wasn't already hooked on the show. The extras on the DVD/Blu-ray release are for obsessed "True Blood" fans.

In addition to the standard commentaries, there is background information on the various characters, their relationships — and insight into the Vampire Authority. —

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