If you are a fan of mystery, thrilling horror, or romance, then chances are that you are familiar with the realm of Vampire Shows. Today, we will look at our top three picks that put the fangs in the fangtastic of this vampire pop culture.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
One of the best shows to have ever been made in this genre, Buffy the Vampire Slayer is a 1997 television series that revolves around Buffy, starring Sarah Michelle, who is latest in line to become a “Vampire Slayer” to fight battles against vampires, demons, and other forces from the dark world.
While Buffy wants to live a normal life, she quickly realizes that fate has other plans in store for her. Being granted supernatural powers to fight the forces of darkness, she surrounds herself with loyal friends as they help her fulfill her destiny. Accompanied by this is the guidance that she receives from her Watcher, Rupert Giles who researches the creatures she must face and offers insights and advice on how to defeat them through the show.
The show received critical acclaim from millions and has built a strong pop culture influence. By far, it is a must-watch for any vampire fanatic.
The Vampire Diaries
You knew this one was on the list! One of the most popular shows of its time, The Vampire Diaries is an American supernatural drama series that has built a fandom to its name.
The series follows the life of a teenage girl, Elena Gilbert, who meets another student, Stefan on her first day of high school and falls in love with him. Unaware of the fact at first that Stefan is a centuries-old vampire, the story takes a turn for more complications with the return of Stefan’s older brother, Damon Salvatore. Damon makes a plan to bring back Katherine Pierce, a vampire who looks exactly like Elena. As the story progresses, Elena finds herself drawn into the supernatural world of Mystic Falls and in an unwanted love triangle.
Even years after its final episode, the show remains one of CW’s most popular shows of all time. Although there is still uncertainty about season 9 of the vampire diaries show, the show’s last aired episode gave birth to spin-off shows such as “The Originals” and “Legacies.”
Rarely do spin-offs give a run for their money. And when it comes to the genre of thriller, the odds of that happening are even slimmer. But not for this one.
A spin-off series of “The Vampire Diaries”, the Originals picks up the story around Klaus, a vampire/werewolf hybrid who returns to his old home in New Orleans to investigate rumors of a plot being planned against him. The story shifts gears when he meets his brother. As the story progresses, Klaus starts making efforts to stop a war brewing between the witches, werewolves, and vampires.
The show has received critical acclaim and regularly gets nominated for awards. If you are looking for an epic arc featuring vampires, romance, and a whole lot of gore, then this is your cup of tea.