“Stop taking a show too seriously” is the laziest argument on the internet. Sorry, but pop culture has a bigger influence on our ideas than ‘serious’ media like books and news outlets — you may not like it, but that’s reality. That’s why we’re on buzzfeed. Television has an enormous bearing on the national dialogue, precisely because we are told not to take it ‘seriously,’ which allows for the ideas it propagates to easily filter into our subconscious. And the author didn’t ‘make’ the show about civil rights. True Blood made itself about social justice by pursing this storyline. The writer is more than justified in calling out the weakness of the show’s allegory.