I’ve got a thing for TV vampires. Well, vampires in general really, but I like a nice visual as much as the next person.
Savage or soul-searching—all the vampires who make my list have to be bloodthirsty. Perhaps it’s a masculine trait, but if you can’t get cutthroat and sink in some fangs, you’re probably not the vampire for me.
When it comes to my Top 5 TV vampires, I’m going to admit my choices are incredibly superficial. I’m picking these supernatural types based almost entirely on sex appeal. Brains and general skills come into play in that appeal, but there is no one on this list I’d have a problem seeing shirtless.
And, let’s be honest, here at Heroes & Heartbreakers, shirtless men are a big win.
Those caveats out of the way, let’s get on to the undead deliciousness.
1. Eric Northman from HBO’s True Blood:
This comes to a shock to absolutely no one. If you’ve read my Why I’m Team Eric post, the Alexander Skarsgard True Blood Booty Call post or, well, you get the idea. I may have a thing for a certain Swede AND a thing for a fictional Viking vampire. Put the two together: Chelsea’s head explodes with the man candy goodness.
Yours should, too. Eric is an imposing figure. He’s powerful. He’s vicious. He’s very protective of what is his—and what he wishes was his. Imagine what the Sheriff of Area 5 could do for you and to you. Nom.
Bonus: Not afraid of nudity, this one.
2. Damon Salvatore from CW’s The Vampire Diaries
Honestly, Damon’s a bit more my type than Eric. Broody and snarky, Damon likes to handle his emotional issues by doing reckless things. Sometimes those things are bloody. Other times they end up with him naked in a shower.
And you thought True Blood was the only vampire show offering up mostly-naked men? Ha!
In addition to his bad boy status and emotional issues, Damon likes to dance. He likes to tease. And he’s played by Ian Somerhalder. Dark hair, blue eyes and one hell of a smoldering stare.
3. Aidan from SyFy’s version of Being Human:
Another vampire dealing with his demons. Aidan wants to be human. He doesn’t want to kill. He tends to go for blood bags instead of a nearby aorta. He’s alluring at first because he appears to really have his shit together. And I like that in a man.
Then hot vampire women bring him to his knees. Drinking blood, finding blood for his lady to drink and generally doing all those bad things he avoided before in the name of a good, if crazy, woman.
How can I not like a guy who will go to obscene measures for my happiness? Hypothetically. Also, like all men on this list, Sam Witwer as Aidan looks damn fine sans shirt.
4. Spike from Buffy the Vampire Slayer (now syndicated)
5. Angel from Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel (now syndicated)
Because the last thing I need is the Whedonverse crashing, I’m including both Spike and Angel on this list.
Two different kinds of vampires.
Both representing what Buffy needs at the time.
And both who do the soul-on, soul-off thing.
Angel makes the list for shirtless qualities. I like looking at David Boreanaz. Plus, he plays the hero well. Sometimes a vampire can be a hero type.
Spike makes this list primarily for being able to take down a building while having sex with Buffy. If you’ve got supernatural speed and strength—and your partner can take it—enthusiasm to lovemaking resulting in breaking more than a bed proves diligence.
Plus, who doesn’t like a British accent?
Who’d make your cut?
While Chelsea Mueller runs Vampire Book Club, she won’t turn down a sexy werewolf, demon or faerie. Her appreciation of Alexander Skarsgard is well documented. Bother her on Twitter - @ChelseaVBC — she likes it.