There seems to be a lot of hate out there for Tara from True Blood. Personally, I loved her in the first season. I think the writers struggled with her in some seasons, but not to the point where I would single her out to hate over any of the other characters. But yet the Tara hate continues on. Let’s deconstruct this!
When did you start hating Tara (or how she is written), and why?
How does this hatred compare to the other characters? Why are they different?
How would you have written things differently when things started to go bad? How would you write them now to redeem her?
To help refresh your memory, here’s Tara’s wiki.
Basic season overview:
1- Tara deals with her abusive mother and feelings for Jason
2- Tara follows guru MaryAnn and loves Eggs
3- Tara deals with Eggs’ death and is kidnapped by Franklin
4- Tara becomes a cage fighting lesbian and tries to stay out of trouble and keep others from trouble but gets shot in the head
5 - Tara is turned into a vampire
I also want to add my theory that Tara may have been just fine before people started hating on her, and the consequent bad writing may have been a foolhardy attempt by the writers to fix what wasn’t broken.