True Blood is an American television drama series created and produced by Alan Ball. True Blood is based on The Southern Vampire Mysteries series of novels by Charlaine Harris, and details the co-existence of vampires and humans in Bon Temps, a small, fictional town in the state of Louisiana. The series centers on Sookie Stackhouse (played by actress Anna Paquin), a telepathic waitress at a bar, who falls in love with vampire Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer).
Following the creation of synthetic blood, vampires have progressed from legendary monsters to fellow citizens overnight. Sookie Stackhouse is a telepath and waitress at Merlotte's in the small Lousiana town of Bon Temps, owned by Sam Merlotte , a shapeshifter—though this secret is kept hidden. One night, Sookie meets Bill Compton, a handsome 173-year-old vampire who has returned to Bon Temps following the death of his last remaining relative. As she cannot hear his thoughts, she finds it easy to be in his company and, over the first season, the two become romantically involved.
At first I was skeptical about this series as it came out more or less at the same time of Twilight series (which is in my opinion the most stupid and ridiculous saga ever about vampires), so I thought it was similar to it but instead this is much more mature and well-done. Vampires are serious, they don't sparkle in the sun playing baseball...they are regular vampires who die in the sun!! LOL
Also what I really appreciated about this series is the fantastic opening sequence!
They have already done 3 series on tv and now the 4th is coming! Can't wait to see it! :)