True Blood is a dramatic series which airs Sunday nights at 9 PM on the premium cable channel HBO, and repeats throughout the week (check local listings). The show has drawn attention both on the blogosphere and elsewhere primarily because of two things: sex and vampires. True Blood features plenty of both.
Created by Alan Ball (Six Feet Under), True Blood is set in a Louisiana bayou town where the locals share space with a new breed of vampires, who, thanks to the development of a synthetic blood drink called True Blood have come out of the closet, and are attempting to integrate themselves into society. Well, most of them anyway, as there are still a few remaining bloodsuckers who are reluctant to give up their old ways.
More specifically, the show centers on the romantic relationship between Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin), a telepathic mortal, and Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer), a 170-year-old vampire. The sexual tension between these two (who reportedly developed a real life romance on the set), as well as other characters including a shape-shifting bar owner has given HBO some of its best ratings for an original series since The Sopranos.