Since Twilight, it seems that all millennial have shared fantasy of a tall, dark, brooding stranger with a tragic past, romantic heart… and thirst for human blood.

Before there was Twilight, there was Angel, Spike, Dracula and a whole host of bloodsucking fiends which don’t glitter in the sunlight. Here are 8 shows you should watch if you’re looking for a TV series that is totally fangtastic.

Buffy The Vampire Slayer

The vampires in Buffy the Vampire Slayer are soulless fiends who often get punched in the face by Buffy, a 5ft teenage girl. It’s awesome.


The Buffy spin-off takes itself a little more seriously but David Boreanez as a brooding vampire turned demon hunter/detective is pretty cool.

True Blood

If you like your vampires a little more raunchy, True Blood is the show for you.

Being Human

What do you get if you cross a vampire, werewolf and ghost and get them to share a flat together? A pretty decent show apparently.

The Vampire Diaries

Relive your teenage vampire obsession with this deliciously corny teen drama.


Alternatively, if you want something a little more adult, the vampires in Supernatural are far less whiny.

Penny Dreadful

Head to the streets of Victorian London to encounter classic literature’s most infamous characters including Dr Frankenstein, Dorian Gray… and Dracula.

A Discover of witches

Set in England, the 2018 show about witches features the odd vampire here or there too.