Last night I decided to watch True Blood... So I went online and watched all the episodes.
It was entertaining I'll give you that much, and it does make me want to know what happens...
However I can't shake this heavy feeling off my shoulders that I've heard something like this happening... But where....
BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER!!!!
Seriously... The two shows have very many similarities and a lot of them are uncanny.
Apart from Sookie's ability to read minds verses Buffy's kick ass strength, the similarities add up.
For instance, both start out as beautiful, slightly dim-witted blondes (also I'll throw in the fact that their both virgins because both lost their vignity's to vampires)
Also look at Bill, no wait Angel.. Doesn't matter cause their also both the same.
Angel was this "super gorgeous" stoic character. He was turned by a woman (Darla) and ended up choosing to never drink from a human (I'll give you that his reasons were different from Bill's) Angel also chose to help Buffy and fight against the vampires and the forces of evil.
Now lets look at Bill. He was also turned by a woman (That slutty vampire who fucked all the soldiers and then killed them... Don't remember her name...) He chooses to live 'Mainstream" only drinking synthetic blood known as 'True Blood' He helps Sookie out and protects her from harm, even at the risk of his own.
So we have established how Buffy and Angel are the same... Now lets look at each shows 'Scooby Gang"
Buffy had Willow and Xander; Sookie had Tara and Sam. Buffy had Dawn and Sookie had Jason (not as important, but a sibling nonetheless)
And during one episode where you learn that Sam is a 'Shapeshifter' (might I add how that is similar to Oz being a werewolf) he also mentions that their are other things out there... Bum Buh Baa
So their you have it... 'Buffy The Vampire Slayer' and 'True Blood' are super identical.