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TV Shows You Simply Can’t Miss if You Love Vampires

If you love the blood-sucking creatures of the night and you can’t get enough of these horrifying yet beautiful immortal beings, you’ve no doubt seen all the fang-tastic shows that television has to offer…or have you?

Some of the best TV shows feature more than just vampires

Did you know that some of the greatest television shows with the beautiful undead don’t actually have the word “Vampire” in their titles? Take Penny Dreadful for example. This show was rated number1 on IMDb’s list of best vampire TV series. Why? It’s dark, it’s macabre, and its set in Victorian London. While the show does feature a main Dracula-vampire storyline, what’s even more interesting is it is a mashup of several grisly horror tales from actual books that were once sold for a penny in London. These books became very popular and were known as penny dreadfuls.
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20 Years After ‘Buffy,’ Have Vampire TV Shows Met Their True Death?

20 Years After ‘Buffy,’ Have Vampire TV Shows Met Their True Death?
Vampire shows have had a good, healthy run on television, but lately, the landscape for them has seemed anemic.

The Vampire Diaries” ends its impressive eight-year run on Friday, coincidentally the 20th anniversary of TV’s iconic “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” (and the moment that Buffy Summers arrived at the Hellmouth).

This convergence of events is a reminder that only a few years ago, vampires were the hottest trend on TV. Even when “Buffy” and its spinoff “Angel” ended, “The Vampire Diaries” and “True Blood” were there to take up the bloody mantle. But with those shows also gone, the vampire genre appears to be an endangered species.

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But not so fast. While it’s true that the biggest undead shows have left us,
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Movieweb's 2013 DVD / Blu-ray Holiday Gift Guide!

Movieweb's 2013 DVD / Blu-ray Holiday Gift Guide!
Don't fall victim to another Black Friday massacre! Going out the day after Thanksgiving might yield some amazing deals for your pocket book. But you can likely find similar items online for the same price. Is getting your old Aunt Joyce the last crumpled copy of 2 Broke Girls: The Complete Second Season DVD really worth having your kidneys stomped past your teeth and out of your mouth, where they will become a permanent part of the local Wal-Mart floor? You don't need that hassle. We understand you have a lot of folks to shop for, and everyone loves a movie! So, check out our Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide for 2013, where we're sure to end the pain and suffering of figuring out what to get that extended family member or friend. We've thought of everyone! Be sure to browse through our extensive list, and we guarantee you'll find something for
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Brigid Brannagh Talks Kindred: The Embraced DVD, Revisiting the Series 17 Years Later, and How the Show Has Maintained Popularity

Having first premiered on television in 1996, the vampire saga Kindred: The Embraced is now available on DVD in a collectible box set that includes an exclusive edition of The Book of Nod, a letter to fans from series creator John Leekley, the extended pilot episode, audio commentary, deleted scenes and cast interviews. The show follows San Francisco police detective Frank Kohanek (C. Thomas Howell), who discovers that his alleged mobster suspect is actually Julian Luna (Mark Frankel), the undead “Prince of the City” and the leader of the vampire clans that are collectively called The Kindred. During this recent exclusive phone interview with actress Brigid Brannagh, who played Sasha, the sassy teenaged descendent of Julian Luna, talked about how surreal it is to be talking about the TV series again, 17 years later, why she thinks this show has maintained its popularity over the years, what originally attracted her to this role,
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True Blood Recap: If At First You Don't Succeed…

It wouldn’t be an episode of True Blood if there wasn’t somebody trying to kill Sookie. So the surprise in this week’s outing, “F— the Pain Away” (“Flap the Pain Away”? Huh?), isn’t that our heroine’s life is in jeopardy but who puts it in jeopardy. Of course, since this is a recap, not a preview, even that surprise probably won’t exactly shock you. But let’s pretend you don’t already know the identity of the fairy’s attacker and run through the hour’s highlights, anyway, shall we?

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Syfy's 'Lost Girl' premiere: Found a new addiction?

Syfy's 'Lost Girl' premiere: Found a new addiction?
Last night, Syfy premiered the new series Lost Girl, which stars Anna Silk (pictured) as a Succubus — a female who feeds off the sexual energy of others — named Bo. Was the acting stellar? No. Was there enough ‘S’ in that TV-ma Lsv rating? No. But a lot of exposition is required in a pilot like this, and now that we’ve got the setup, I assume there’ll be a little less conversation and a little more action in future episodes when Bo becomes a private investigator specializing in the paranormal. (Hello, Angel!) By the end of the hour, I
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Who is the ultimate Sexy Beast? Vote to crown the champion: Damon from 'Vampire Diaries' or Edward from 'Twilight'!

Who is the ultimate Sexy Beast? Vote to crown the champion: Damon from 'Vampire Diaries' or Edward from 'Twilight'!
Cleaning up litter on your local highway. Running errands for your elderly shut-in neighbor. Volunteering at the downtown food bank. These are all causes worthy of your valuable time and energy. Unfortunately, they’ll have to wait until next week. Because right now, it is your all-consuming duty to get out the vote in the final round of EW.com’s Sexy Beast single-elimination bracket tournament! Yes, folks, a battle of the beautiful that began almost a month ago with 64 entrants — vampires and werewolves, mutants and machines, aliens and other creatures (even Ms. Pac-Man!) — has been whittled down to just
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Who is the ultimate Sexy Beast? Vote in our last semifinal matchup: Edward from 'Twilight' vs. Cameron from 'Terminator'!

Who is the ultimate Sexy Beast? Vote in our last semifinal matchup: Edward from 'Twilight' vs. Cameron from 'Terminator'!
“Stop using sex as a weapon,” the philosopher Pat Benatar once sang. But that mantra has no use here in EW.com’s Sexy Beast single-elimination bracket tournament, where today, we feature a steamy semifinal showdown between Twilight’s Edward Cullen and Terminator: The Sarah Connor ChroniclesCameron. So stop what you’re doing and click through past the jump to vote for your favorite and to get a look at lists of the 16 seeded players (and the actors who portray ‘em) in all four of our beastly divisions. (A whopping 60 of our original 64 beasts have their names crossed out…
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Who is the ultimate Sexy Beast? Semifinals begin with Damon from 'Vampire Diaries' vs. Wolverine from 'X-Men'!

Who is the ultimate Sexy Beast? Semifinals begin with Damon from 'Vampire Diaries' vs. Wolverine from 'X-Men'!
If a picture really is worth a thousand words, I should probably just stop typing, right? Yes, folks, we are down to the final four contestants in EW.com’s Sexy Beast single-elimination bracket tournament, and today we throw X-Men’s Logan/Wolverine into the steel cage against The Vampire Diaries’ Damon Salvatore, and watch them compete for a coveted spot in the finals.

So stop what you’re doing and click through past the jump to vote for your favorite and to get a look at lists of the 16 seeded players (and the actors who portray ‘em) in all four of our beastly divisions.
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Who is the ultimate sexy beast? The quarterfinals continue with players from 'Twilight,' 'V,' and 'Terminator'

Who is the ultimate sexy beast? The quarterfinals continue with players from 'Twilight,' 'V,' and 'Terminator'
Vampires vs. werewolves! Aliens vs. machines! This is how the delectable dueling plays out in EW.com’s Sexy Beast single-elimination bracket game. Yes, folks, today brings the second half of the quarterfinals, where a pair of Twilight hunks will duke it out, and a bad girl from V will face off against a Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles seductress. So click through past the jump to vote for your favorites, and to get a look at lists of the 16 seeded players (and the actors who portray ‘em) in all four of our beastly divisions. (Eliminated beasts have their names crossed out…
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Who is the ultimate Sexy Beast? The quarterfinals begin with 'Vampire Diaries,' 'True Blood,' and 'X-Men'

Who is the ultimate Sexy Beast? The quarterfinals begin with 'Vampire Diaries,' 'True Blood,' and 'X-Men'
Jon & Kate: Plus 8. Octomom. Eight Is Enough. Eight-Legged Freaks. Jennifer Eight. These are deeply unsexy pop-culture phenomena involving the number eight. But on the flip side, we present to you the quarterfinals of EW.com’s Sexy Beast single-elimination bracket game. We’re confident in saying that never before has the world seen an octet this undeniably attractive. Yes, folks, we’ve got three vampires and two mutants, plus an alien, a werewolf, and a machine left to battle it out for the ultimate title. And your votes will determine the winner.

Today, we’re going to the polls for
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EW's Sexy Beast tournament: Round of 16 continues with 'Twilight,' 'X-Men,' 'Vampire Diaries,' 'Buffy,' and more!

EW's Sexy Beast tournament: Round of 16 continues with 'Twilight,' 'X-Men,' 'Vampire Diaries,' 'Buffy,' and more!
They’re too sexy for this Earth/ Too sexy to wear shirts/ So sexy it hurts/They’re not human, if you know what we mean/ As they do their little turn on the catwalk…

Okay, okay, we’ll stop with the Right Said Fred homage! As long as you promise to participate in EW.com’s Sexy Beast single-elimination bracket tournament. Yes folks, our roster of 64 players has been cut in half, then cut in half again, and the second portion of our Sweet Sixteen battles includes players from The Vampire Diaries, Buffy/Angel, The Fifth Element, Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles,
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Who is the ultimate Sexy Beast? Our Top 16 begins with 'True Blood,' 'Twilight,' 'Underworld,' 'V,' 'Doctor Who,' and more!

Who is the ultimate Sexy Beast? Our Top 16 begins with 'True Blood,' 'Twilight,' 'Underworld,' 'V,' 'Doctor Who,' and more!
According to the philosopher Miley Cyrus, “It’s always gonna be an uphill battle/ Sometimes I’m gonna have to lose.” But Miley Cyrus is a mere human, and therefore does not speak the same language as the combatants in EW.com’s Sexy Beast single-elimination bracket tournament. Yes folks, our roster of 64 players has been cut in half, then cut in half again, and the first of our Sweet Sixteen battles include players from True Blood, V, Doctor Who, X-Men, Beowulf, Twilight, and Underworld. And for the first time in Sexy Beast history, we’ve got lady beasts facing gentlemen beasts!
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Help elect the ultimate Sexy Beast: Vote in our final set of Top 32 matchups!

Help elect the ultimate Sexy Beast: Vote in our final set of Top 32 matchups!
Release the Kraken! Wait, on second thought, don’t: He’s not sexy enough! That’s right, only the hottest of the hot are invited to participate in EW.com’s Sexy Beast single-elimination tournament, and temperatures continue to rise as we approach our Sweet 16 round. Today’s final set of Top 32 showdowns includes characters from Angel, Lost, Star Trek: Voyager, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Twilight, and Underworld, and it’ll be especially tough for fans of X-Men Origins: Wolverine, who’ll have to choose between two fetching franchise players. So click through past the jump to vote for
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Who is the ultimate Sexy Beast? Help choose our Sweet 16 matchups!

Who is the ultimate Sexy Beast? Help choose our Sweet 16 matchups!
As EW.com’s Sexy Beast bracket game gets closer to its Sweet 16 round, the eliminations are getting more shocking, and your votes are becoming more important than ever. Just ask the combatants in our “Aliens, Machines, and Their Ilk” division, where the first and fourth seeds (BSG’s Number Six and Star Trek’s Spock) lost their second-round battles to scrappy, sexy underdogs (V’s Anna and Doctor Who’s Tenth Doctor). Today’s duels will be especially hard on fans of The Vampire Diaries and Interview With the Vampire (as characters from those franchises face off against their
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Sexy Beast showdown: Round 2 continues with 'Star Trek,' 'Doctor Who,' 'True Blood,' 'Buffy,' and more!

Sexy Beast showdown: Round 2 continues with 'Star Trek,' 'Doctor Who,' 'True Blood,' 'Buffy,' and more!
EW.com’s Sexy Beasts showdown: Some call it beastspolitation, but we think it’s just good old-fashioned summer fun. Yes, folks, today we continue onward with Day Two of the second round of our single-elimination tournament, featuring characters from True Blood, Buffy, Star Trek, Doctor Who, Beowulf, Species, Underworld, and From Dusk Till Dawn. Only 16 players will advance to Round 3, so click here to see the entire 64-player bracket (then click again on the image for a zoomed-in view) and after the jump, vote for your favorites in four scintillating showdowns, plus get a look at lists of the
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Sexy Beast showdown: Round 2 begins with 'Twilight,' 'X-Men,' 'True Blood,' and more!

Sexy Beast showdown: Round 2 begins with 'Twilight,' 'X-Men,' 'True Blood,' and more!
Things are starting to get ugly in EW.com’s Sexy Beasts summer showdown! Yes, folks, as we enter round 2 of our single-elimination tournament, we’re pitting characters from True Blood, X-Men, and Twilight against their own franchise teammates, and just so our alien buddies don’t feel left out, we’ve matched up a Battlestar Galactica babe against a hot little number from V. From this round of 32, only 16 will advance to Round 3. So click here to see the entire 64-player bracket (then click again on the image for a zoomed-in view) and after the jump, vote for your favorites in four bodacious battles,
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Who is the ultimate Sexy Beast? Vote on the final set of Round 1 matchups!

Who is the ultimate Sexy Beast? Vote on the final set of Round 1 matchups!
S to the E to the X to the Y. B to the E to the A to the S to the T. Yes indeed, folks, we’ve just spelled out the title that 64 captivating creatures are coveting as part of EW.com’s Sexy Beasts single-elimination tournament. Today’s showdowns — the final set of first-round fights — include characters from Angel, Beauty and the Beast, Star Trek: Voyager, Mars Attacks!, X-Men, Twilight, and Wolfman. For the uninitiated, a team of EW.com editors selected 64 contenders, with your votes determining which 32 will advance to Round 2. So click here to see the
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Who is the greatest Sexy Beast? Vote on the penultimate set of Round 1 matchups!

Who is the greatest Sexy Beast? Vote on the penultimate set of Round 1 matchups!
What’s more exciting than beasts that go bump in the night? Not much. Which is why EW.com is diving headfirst into Day 7 of our Sexy Beasts single-elimination tournament. Today’s showdowns include characters from Lost, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, Watchmen, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Underworld, and Harry Potter. To reiterate, out of the 64 contenders chosen by a team of EW editors, only 32 will advance to Round 2. So click here to see the entire bracket (then click again on the image for a zoomed-in view) and after the jump, vote
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Our ultimate Sexy Beast bracket game continues! (Top 64, Part 6) Vote now!

Our ultimate Sexy Beast bracket game continues! (Top 64, Part 6) Vote now!
As the philosopher Timbaland once instructed: “Get your sexy on.” And here at EW.com, that’s exactly what we’re doing on Day 6 of our Sexy Beasts single-elimination tournament. Today’s showdowns include characters from Moonlight, The Vampire Diaries, Grindhouse/Planet Terror, The Fifth Element, Beauty and the Beast, Beastly, Blade, and Interview With the Vampire. As you may know by now, out of the 64 contenders chosen by a team of EW editors, only 32 will advance to Round 2. So click here to see the entire bracket (then click again on the image for a zoomed-in view) and after the jump,
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