INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE: SEASON ONE
Starring: Jacob Anderson, Sam Reid, Eric Bogosian, Bailey Bass, and Assad Zaman
Creator: Rolin Jones
As a person who only knows the story from the 1994 movie (i.e., I haven't read the book), Interview with the Vampire works on almost all fronts, particularly as a less campy, grown-up version of True Blood. The performances (Sam Reid as Lestat, especially), lavish set design, and gothic atmosphere create a fun and engaging tale about love and immortality, while also exploring themes of race, sexuality, and certain power dynamics. There are a few moments when an episode might drag a bit, but it’s so beautifully put together, it’s hardly noticeable. It’s certainly one of the better new shows of 2022.