"Turn! Turn! Turn!" by Carrie Raisler (True Blood Onion recap)
I never understood why fans hate Tara (because she's unhappy?) or why people dislike True Blood enough to make negative comments.
In entertainment as in sports, is being a "hater" an essential part of being a fan? by Noel Murray
(excellent discussion in commment section. For instance:
According to Freud, who no one cares about anymore, we underestimate how much sadism and masochism underlies the average personality (because it is taboo in a 'civilization' and because it is a fundamentally infantile dichotomy of desire). I'm not crazy about Freud, but I think something like the popularity of '50 Shades of Grey', which gets pretty explicit in its descriptions of S&M sex, amongst the most normative demographic (Soccer Moms) is arguing for the possibility that Freud was right.)
Psychologists attribute anger to the feeling of being wronged by someone or something, internally or externally. Ironically, pop culture provides an unusual number of opportunities for such anger. Two specific cases come to mind.
First is the narcissism of small differences. That is to say, we often get very angry when someone very similar to us disagrees strongly with us about something that is very similar to our own tastes. The brutal competition in sports fandom is an example of this, as is Jezebel complaining more about the Daily Show than the Taliban.)
I hate "haters" of stuff I like! I am annoyed by "haters" of NGDP level targeting and unconventional monetary policy, Game of Thrones, and True Blood, etc.
A song featured in last night's True Blood season opener.