Remember the days when Buffy the Vampire Slayer was the 'IT' show. I sure do. HBO has taken on "True Blood" , a show, based on the "The Southern Vampire Mysteries" series of novels by Charlaine Harris. It's been on HBO since September 2008. The context is placed on the premise that vampires have been "accepted" into our society. I have "accepted" in quotes because obviously not everyone agrees on this, and there are religious right winged conservatives who consider the acceptance of vampires as blasphemy. Go figure. The show is HOT HOT HOT, and a sure eye-opener.