To be honest, I resisted watching this show for a long time. I thought it was just another fad thing that was built up out of the Twilight craze... and in some ways the stories are pretty similar, I'm not gonna lie. But my dad made me watch the first season and now I'm completely hooked =). These are vampires the way they're meant to be portrayed, and it's not only vampires in the story. The plotline is interesting, but it's the characters that really drew me in. I love Bill and Lafayette! lol. They're my favorites.
The only downer really to this series is the constant fight-love relationship Sookie and Bill have with each other. Too much drama even for a drama TV show, honestly. But apart from that it's good =).