If you are a fan of 'The Vampire Diaries', then you are constantly hearing comparisons of the show, and either 'TrueBlood,' or "Twilight." No White Noise lists four of the biggest misconceptions non-'TVD' fans make regarding the show, and delves into why they are wrong. Click here to read article.
2. “There’s no gore. True Blood rips out spines!”
Now, admittedly, TVD is on at 8pm and is a network television show that cannot get away with (legally) everything True Blood can, which is on HBO. HBO, people! I don’t think we’ll be seeing anyone’s spine on this show for… uh, oh yeah… ever. But we have gotten ripped out hearts plenty of times. In its first season finale (one of the best season finales of any show ever), The Vampire Diaries chopped off a man’s fingers in one clean swipe! But I think one of the creepiest ones was in the third season premiere, where Stefan had arranged the bodies of both his victims on their couch; Damon comes to investigate and one of the heads falls off and rolls down to the floor. So, yes, it’s gross enough.
Source: No White Noise