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The Best Seasons of 'True Blood'

Updated May 19, 2020 1.6k votes 506 voters 29.9k views7 items

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Every season of True Blood was great, but which seasons really stood out? In the fictional town of Bon Temps, Louisiana, Sookie Stackhouse navigates life and love in a world full of vampires, werewolves, witches and more. Some of the most memorable episodes of True Blood come from different seasons, so picking the top season isn't easy. To determine once and for all what the best seasons of True Blood are, let's rank every True Blood season from best to worst.

True Blood is a fantasy horror drama television series – created by Alan Ball – that is based on The Southern Vampire Mysteries novel series by Charlain Harris. True Blood premiered on HBO on September 7, 2008, and aired seven seasons before concluding on August 24, 2014.

Vote up your favorite seasons of True Blood, and vote down any bad seasons that you really didn't enjoy, despite how much you loved any individual episodes. It can be painful to put one True Blood season over the other when there are so many good ones, which is why you can vote on however many seasons you like. Once you've made your voice heard, make sure to check out these other shows like True Blood.

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  • True Blood - Season 2 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Seasons of 'True Blood'
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    The second season of True Blood premiered on June 14, 2009 and contains 12 episodes. This season finds Eric enlisting the help of Bill and Sookie to find his maker, Godric.

    This season features several unforgettable episodes including: "Nothing But the Blood," "Hard-Hearted Hannah," and "Beyond Here Lies Nothin'."

    Memorable moments from Season 2 include:

    • Lafayette is trapped in a dungeon by Eric.
    • Jessica attacks her parents.
    • Sookie is viciously attacked by a monster.
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    True Blood - Season 1

    True Blood - Season 1 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Seasons of 'True Blood'
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    The first season of True Blood premiered on September 7, 2008, and contains 12 episodes. The season introduces viewers to the residents of the fictional town of Bon Temps, Louisiana, two years after vampires have made their presence known to mankind, and follows telepathic waitress Sookie Stackhouse as she attempts to solve a series of murders.

    This season features several unforgettable episodes including: "Strange Love," "Burning House of Love," and "You'll Be the Death of Me."

    Memorable moments from Season 1 include:

    • Sookie develops her relationship with vampire, Bill Compton.
    • Sookie's brother Jason Stackhouse is accused of murder. 
    • Bill risks his life to safe Sookie.
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    True Blood - Season 3

    True Blood - Season 3 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Seasons of 'True Blood'
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    The third season of True Blood premiered on June 13, 2010 and contains 12 episodes. This season finds werewolves entering the picture as Sookie learns new information about her family heritage.

    This season features several unforgettable episodes including: "Bad Blood," "Night on the Sun," and "Evil Is Going On."

    Memorable moments from Season 3 include:

    • Russell kills a reporter live on the news.
    • Jesus and Lafayette share their first kiss.
    • Jason kills Franklin by shooting him with a wooden bullet.
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    True Blood - Season 4

    True Blood - Season 4 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Seasons of 'True Blood'
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    The fourth season of True Blood premiered on June 26, 2011 and contains 12 episodes. This season picks up twelve and a half months after the events of season three and finds a coven of witches threatening the vampires.

    This season features several unforgettable episodes including: "She's Not There," "Burning Down the House," and "And When I Die."

    Memorable moments from Season 4 include:

    • Tommy kills his parents.
    • Alcide kills Marcus so he couldn’t turn into a vampire.
    • Jason saves Jessica from the sun.
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