I decided to start with the vampires from the television show Buffy the Vampire Slayer because this was the show that first got me interested in the vampire world in popular culture, aside from The Count in Sesame Street of course.
While the show was on, I loved it; however, looking back at the vampires in the series I am I little disappointed.
They don’t really seem to have much substance, and you never really get the whole story on their history.
They are purely blood thirsty monsters whose bite will turn their victim into one of them. When these vampires want to feed, they literally transform into a more monster-like being. This helps to separate them further from any human likeness.
I do like that this show does not hide the true nature of the vampire. They are no longer living humans with the same feelings, they are vicious killers. However,
there is still a part of me that likes the little bit of humanity left in vampires and this show completely disregards that,
except for the few that have had their souls restored to them.
I still enjoy the show for its cheese factor and that is exactly what these vampires are to me, cheesy.