These are the best vampire TV shows of all time, according to fans of the supernatural and undead. Everyone loves these undead denizens as they’re a good stand in for liberalism and damn fun to watch. According to Daniel Bernardi, vampires represent all things the political right fears about the left. But politics aside, they make for both good heroes and villains.
Our popular culture has embraced them in basically all facets of media. The shows on this list have at one point featured vampires—though they may not be strictly about the bloodsuckers. But which ones are the best? See what people think in the ranking below.
Because so many of the best shows on TV today are about vampires, it seems they’ve taken over popular culture. This resurgence was fueled in part by vampire movies such as Twilight, but the supernatural has always been popular on the small screen. Just look at shows such as The X-Files or Charmed. They’re not strictly about vampires but have featured them quite a bit.
Another common thread you’ll find throughout these top vampire TV shows is werewolves. For some inextricable reason, TV shows that have featured vampires almost always put them at odds with werewolves. In True Blood, they’ve been rival factions for what must be centuries and in The Vampire Diaries, they’re natural born rivals due to biological reasons. The television series of the popular film What We Do In The Shadows also sets the two creatures of the night against each other.
So to find out which TV show about vampires is the best of all time, we’re asking everyone to vote. If you’re wondering where a particular movie ranks, use the search box at the top of the list to find it. Don’t see it? Add it so that others may vote on it. After all, this is supposed to be a comprehensive list of the best vampire TV shows.
Genres (Tv): Supernatural drama, Supernatural, Action/Adventure, Drama, Horror FilmEntire seriesAngel (The WB, 1999) is an American supernatural television series created by Joss Whedon and... more
Genres (Tv): Supernatural, Drama, Horror, FantasyEntire seriesThe Vampire Diaries (The CW, 2009) is an American supernatural teen drama television series... more
Genres (Tv): Supernatural, Horror, Comedy-drama, Teen drama, ActionEntire seriesBuffy the Vampire Slayer (The WB, 1997) is an American supernatural drama television series... more
Genres (Tv): Drama, supernatural dramaEntire seriesThe Originals (The CW, 2013) is an American television series created by Julie Plec, and is a... more
Genres (Tv): Fantasy, Horror, DramaTrue Blood (HBO, 2008) is an American fantasy horror drama television series created by Alan... more
Genres (Tv): Supernatural drama, Black comedy, Drama, Horror Film, MysteryVarious episodesSupernatural (The CW, 2005) is an American fantasy horror television series created by Eric... more
Genres (Tv): Horror, Supernatural, MysteryPenny Dreadful (Showtime, 2014) is a British-American horror drama television series created... more
Genres (Tv): Supernatural, Drama, Horror comedyEntire seriesBeing Human (BBC Three, 2008) is a British supernatural comedy-drama television series created... more
Genres (Tv): Drama, Fantasy, SupernaturalCharmed (The WB, 1998) is an American fantasy drama television series created by Constance M.... more
Genres (Tv): Paranormal romance, Supernatural, Crime Fiction, Drama, Horror FilmEntire seriesMoonlight is an American paranormal romance television drama created by Ron Koslow and Trevor... more
Genres (Tv): DramaDracula is a British-American horror drama television series that premiered on NBC on October... more
Genres (Tv): Miniseries, Action/Adventure, Drama, HorrorHemlock Grove (Netflix, 2013) is an American Netflix original horror thriller television... more
Genres (Tv): Soap opera, Horror Film, FantasyEntire seriesDark Shadows is an American gothic soap opera that originally aired weekdays on the ABC... more
Genres (Tv): Fantasy, Horror, DramaVan Helsing (Syfy, 2016) is an American dark fantasy horror drama television series inspired... more
Genres (Tv): Cryptozoology, Supernatural, Crime Fiction, Drama, Live actionVarious episodesThe X-Files is an American science fiction horror drama television series created by Chris... more
Genres (Tv): Fantasy, Drama, RomanceA Discovery of Witches (2018, Sky One) is a British fantasy drama series based on the All... more
Genres (Tv): Anthology, Horror, SupernaturalAmerican Horror Story (FX, 2011) is an American anthology horror television series created by... more
Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Drama, Comedy, FantasyThe Munsters is an American television sitcom depicting the home life of a family of benign... more
Genres (Tv): Anthology, Horror Film, Comedy, FantasyTales from the Crypt, sometimes titled HBO's Tales from the Crypt, is an American horror... more
Genres (Tv): Drama, supernatural dramaEntire seriesThe Strain (FX, 2014) is an American horror drama television series created by Guillermo del... more
Genres (Tv): Sci-fi, Adventure, DramaMultiple episodesDoctor Who (BBC, 2005) is a British science-fiction television show created by Sydney Newman,... more
Genres (Tv): Anthology, Suspense, Anthology series, Horror Film, Children's television seriesGoosebumps is a Canadian horror fantasy anthology television series based on R. L. Stine's... more
Genres (Tv): Supernatural drama, Police procedural, Drama, Science FictionForever Knight is a Canadian television series about Nick Knight, an 800-year-old vampire... more
Genres (Tv): Supernatural, Drama, Horror Film, Thriller, Science FictionVarious episodesKolchak: The Night Stalker is an American television series that aired on ABC during the... more
Genres (Tv): Supernatural, Sitcom, Children's television series, Comedy, Fantasy televisionSabrina, the Teenage Witch is an American sitcom based on the Archie comic book series of the... more