According to FHM’s associated features editor Ben Wilson, True Blood can be summed up with these three words: “Gay vampires pout”. FHM’s associated production editor Alan Kindell, meanwhile, thinks the witty aside “Desperate Housevampires” tells you all you need to know, and head writer Olly Richards takes the view that it's “like The O.C. with a lot less sunshine”, whatever the hell that means. Whichever one you go along with, it's impossible to deny that when vampires have sex, that's cool.

The second season of True Blood is out on May 17.