"Part of the problem is that with so much going on with the rest of the cast, Paquin’s Sookie—ideally the series’ lead—seems boring by comparison. In previous years, she was a major connector between the various storylines and characters, but here she seems to be isolated from everyone and everything, a vacuum in the center of the show whose biggest moment comes in the fourth episode when she drains nearly every bottle of alcohol in her house and gets goofy to Jimmy Buffett, before—surprise!—one of the men in her life turns up. I’ve stopped caring who Sookie chooses to be with romantically, whether it’s Eric, Bill, or Alcide, and that’s a problem when the character is your nominal lead. That’s keenly felt in Season 5, where Sookie’s storyline so far—comprised mostly of her whining about “doing the right thing” or everyone “hating” her—lacks a real spark."
Season 5 Review: ‘Has HBO’s Vampire Drama Lost Its Bite?’ (Part II)
This has always been True Blood’s biggest problem but AB seems to not care the show makes sense.