Apparently lounging in an outdoorsy, dark place makes a vampire sexy. Anybody who knows me, knows that I love vampires. I wish I was a Vampire, but as we live in the real world, I have to turn to media to get my vampire kicks. Other than the American version of Being Human (which I refuse to watch) these are the only two currently airing vampire-centric TV shows. I loyally watch both, and have even read the True Blood books, but I think it's time for a comparison. Now, I know how I feel about the two shows and I am sure this is going to be super biased, but feel free to disagree.
Whew! I really wish I had a comparison photo with Elena, Damon and Stefan naked and covered in blood, but The Vampire Diaries is on The CW so they have to keep it PG13. But, that PG13 rating doesn't stop the show from being hot! Sure, it doesn't have the same nearly pornographic hot sex of HBO, where you sit and think "Are they... are they actually having sex?" I mean, I will never, ever, say no to seeing Alexander Skarsgard's perfect tush, or even, let's be honest, Anna Paquin's flawless rack, but that doesn't a supernatural show make. The CW knows how to do supernatural. Literally. The show Supernatural has been on the CW since 2005 and let's not forget CW was once WB which gave us Buffy the Vampire Slayer which despite being off the air since 2003 and still has arguably of the most loyal fan bases. They've also given us Angel, Charmed, Smallville, Roswell and currently run shows like The Secret Circle, Arrow and Beauty and the Beast. But let us also not forget, HBO gives us Game of Thrones.
Advantage: Tie. HBO gives sexy realness while the CW had been doing supernatural since it was The WB.