When 3 True Blood vampires appear on the latest list of “Best TV Vampires”, it’s not actually that difficult to guess who they are:
Eric Northman is far more superior to Bill Compton. He’s older, more powerful, and just cooler. He can be menacing but also has a dry sense of humour. Eric has little regard for human life but we see that he is very loyal to those he is close to. I love his bond with Pam and his devotion to Godric, his maker. Although the relationship between Eric and Sookie was hotter in the books, I do enjoy the way they interact with each other. It appears that Eric died naked and alone in the Scandinavian snow, but it has been confirmed that Eric will be back for the final season. True Blood needs Eric Northman or else the whole show will suck.
In times when True Blood is at its most dreadful, Pam is a beacon of light. She has gone from a one-dimensional character with a sharp tongue to a character with emotional depth. Pam is a no-nonsense vampire with great fashion sense who has little patience when it comes to humans. She’s at her best when she’s disapproving of Sookie and colliding with the other humans in Bon Temps. Like her maker, Eric, she is very loyal and protective of those she cares about. At the end of Season Six, we saw Pam fly away (which I didn’t realise she could do too) so I wonder what part she’ll play in the final season.
Russell Edgington was delightfully evil. He stole every scene he was in and like Pam, had some of the best lines. I was thrilled when he was brought back in Season Five after being a main character in Season Three. Russell was a three thousand year vampire, possibly the oldest but we saw him more as the King of Mississippi and an enemy of the American Vampire League. He was downright crazy especially when he went on live television and ripped the heart out of the news reporter. Part of Russell’s charm was that he could be very polite but we knew what kind of maniac was hidden beneath the façade.
You can check if any of your other favorites from other shows make it on the full list HERE