I've been ruminating on this topic for awhile. There are way too many storylines going on this season; I also think there are way too many new characters being introduced for old favorites to be adequately serviced. Witness the under-use of the always fabulous Pam. Be sure to check out her guest appearance on Baby Jessica's vlog where she gives some great fashion advice. I get it: Jason's dumb and continually makes bad decisions, Tara is crazy and has the worst luck, Sam's family is bad news, etc.
So what is it about this show that keeps me watching? I've often wished that it was really the Eric & Pam show featuring Lafayette and introducing Baby Jessica. I still stick by that although I'd now like to add "with special appearances by Alcide." (that guy is HOT!)
Another thing about this show that drives me up the wall are the accents. Most of the vampires are hundreds of years old and not from the South, so why are they attempting the accent? I think everyone would be better served to just use a regular, middle american accent. Except for Steven Moyer (even though his accent is the worst, lol.) - I love the way he says Sookie.
I think what it comes down to in the end, is that it is so fantastically campy and over the top, that I can't wait to see what happens next. The eye candy doesn't hurt either. ;)
Be sure and let me know what you think!