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It seemed cool that Sookie was a fairy
Talk about a mythology that's wide open. We've seen werewolves versus vampires in plenty of other places, but the addition of fairies seemed like a great way of introducing all sorts of interesting new ideas. Nope. Talk about a bust. Not only are the fairies not terribly interesting, but the rules about what they can do and how just don't seem interesting. In many ways, this one sums up the bigger problems with the show. Ideas that seem good at first become less and less compelling the more we learn about them, and at this point, I wish they'd just created something brand-new instead of doing a half-assed job of reinterpreting archetypes that already exist.
- Drew McWeeny