Vampire TV Shows (Updated through 2011)

Welcome to Vampire Week!

In honor of Halloween I am paying tribute to my favorite creatures of the night, the Vampire!

You may think they are just trendy now, but their popularity has been around for a very long time.  While I have to agree they’ve definitely picked up quite a lot of steam, thanks to three popular authors (Stephanie Meyers – Twilight, LJ Smith – Vampire Diaries, Charlaine Harris – Southern Vampire Mysteries/True Blood), they are not a new trend.

It’s been “in” to love those fearsome fanged creatures for many years. So, over the next few days I’ll be showing you how popular they have been in books, movies, and TV over the last 100 or so years.  (If I am missing any please let me know so I can add them to the list.)

Popular Vampire related TV shows:

Dark Shadows is a gothic soap opera that originally aired weekdays on the ABC television network, from June 27, 1966 to April 2, 1971.







Salem's Lot (1979) - Based on the novel of the same name by Stephen King.










Forever Knight is a 1992  Canadian television series








Kindred: The Embraced is a 1996 American science fiction television series







Buffy the Vampire Slayer is a 1997 American television series







Ultraviolet is a 1998 British television serial







Angel is a 1999 American television series, a spin-off of the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer.





Vampire High is a Canadian TV series which originally aired from 2001 to 2002











Young Dracula was a British children's television series on CBBC, loosely based on the children's book by Michael Lawrence. Directed by Joss Agnew, the first series was broadcast in 2006, and the second series,
which started in late 2007, concluded in early 2008.




Salem's Lot is a 2004 American television mini-series










Blade: The Series is a 2006 American live-action television program based on the Marvel Comics character and film series



Blood Ties is a 2007 Canadian television series based on the Blood Books by Tanya Huff




Moonlight is a 2007 American paranormal romance television drama






Being Human is a British supernatural dramedy television series.






True Blood is a 2008 American television drama series








The Vampire Diaries is a 2009 American supernatural–fantasy horror television series





The Gates is a 2010 American supernatural  crime drama






 Being Human (North America) Is a 2011 Supernatural drama based on the British series of the same name.

Comments

TLH said…
Dark Shadows is still the best... though Kindred was good in a so-bad-it's-funny kind of way. The acting in that... Ugh. Just like all mid-90s TV shows, just with more blood. Amazing world though. World of Darkness has terrific vampire lore! And of course Mick St. John was completely yummy. If that show had a better female lead it might have lasted. But then we wouldn't have Hawaii Five-O in all its glory.

I could go on all day. I love your theme! Like you're living in my head!

~Tara