25 beloved television shows we really miss

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True Blood. Photograph by Courtesy of HBO /

True Blood

Sookie Stackhouse both fed into the vampire craze and brought us Alexander Skarsgård as Eric Northman, so we have True Blood to thank for a good portion of our Skarsgård thirst. Based on the Charlaine Harris novels, the television show aired on HBO and is most definitely one of the reasons we’re all a little warped in our love of vampires.

Who wouldn’t want to live forever with some hot vampire boyfriends? As the show went on, witches and werewolves alike roamed the town of Bon Temps, Louisiana. So, not only did it give us a Skarsgård, but we also got a wolfish Joe Manganiello. (He played Alcide Herveaux, a werewolf, on the show.)

In a world where it’s okay (sort of) to be a vampire, there are bars and clubs where humans go to connect with the creatures of the night. Filled with sex, drama, and the occasional death, True Blood brought a whole new world to us all. (You could say it was like Twilight, but a lot more risqué and with better storytelling.)

Maybe it is the sudden lack of vampire content in our lives, but we miss the constant struggle that Bon Temps had with mythical beings. Every episode left us wanting a Bill Compton, Eric Northman, Alcide Herveaux, or a Pam Swynford de Beaufort of our own, and that’s what we miss most about the show.