It’s turning out to be a busy time for bloodsuckers on TV.
Since September, at least four new shows — Peacock’s Vampire Academy, AMC’s Interview With the Vampire, Showtime’s Let the Right One In and Syfy’s Reginald the Vampire — have entered the conversation, hoping to capitalize on viewers’ time-honored obsession with the undead.
But how do these newcomers stack up against the most iconic vampire shows in TV history? That’s what we’re here to discuss.
From the smoldering Salvatores of Mystic Falls to the resident slayer of Sunnydale, Team TVLine is taking stock of the 15 best shows with vampirism at their core — including one that’s still airing as we speak — and ranking them from worst to best.
(As always, “worst” and “best” are both completely subjective, and we suspect that no two readers’ lists would look the same. We’re all just having fun here.)
Read on for our ranking of the 15 best vampire TV shows of all time, then drop a comment with your own list. Were any of your fanged favorites missing entirely?