Our culture can't seem to get enough of vampires.
We've seen the bloodsucking creatures evolve over time, from terrible monsters to the kind who sparkle. And on television, we've seen them involve in even more complex ways.
From classic favorites to the more modern versions, here are 14 of our favorite TV vampires!
Spike (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel)
Buffy the Vampire's Spike is known for his leather jacket, bleached-blonde hair, and witty comebacks. Seriously, he's one of the most interesting vampires we've seen on TV.
Damon Salvatore (The Vampire Diaries)
Damon Salvatore is another complicated vampire, and he's one we grew to love over the past several seasons. I mean, how could you not?
Caleb Morley (Port Charles, General Hospital)
Michael Easten has played a LOT of characters in the General Hospital universe -- from John McBain to Hamilton Finn, but let's be honest. We loved him most as a brooding vampire.
Barnabus Collins (Dark Shadows)
Even before Angel, and I'm talking long before, there was Barnabus Collins from Dark Shadows. He showed a selfless side too.
Katherine Pierce (The Vampire Diaries)
The Vampire Diaries' Katherine Pierce is smart, fierce, and seems to be impossible to kill. She's yet another complex vampire that we love to watch on our TV screens.
Angel (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel)
Angel was one of the first TV vampires to actually be a hero. He was cursed with a soul and forced to live(?) with the guilt of all of the people he'd killed, but he turned that into something good by helping fight vampires and other kinds of monsters, and essentially saving the world. More than once.