As the man who may just have proven to that rarefied world of TV execs that vampires and vampire stories can indeed succeed on Prime Time TV, I tip my hat to Stephen Moyer, and have to call him "trendsetter".
Of course, he has help from a great story line (really good stories ALWAYS work...use them more often!) and a marvelous supporting cast. Not to mention a network with some originality AND gumption AND execs who remember that TV is there to tell original stories...not rehash tired concepts.
But he sure has my vampire-loving heart with True Blood, and I am on a quest to find other Stephen Moyer "stuff"!