There were certainly plenty of reasons for fans to tune into True Blood week after week: drama, actors chewing the scenery, and a rich supernatural world packed to the gills with vampires, werewolves, and witches. However, the biggest draw for most fans was the romance. Love triangle after love triangle unfolded onscreen on the show (available to stream anytime on HBO Now), with the love lives of Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) and the rest of Bon Temps forcing viewers to pick teams and draw lines on the battlefield over who was the fairy waitress’s one true love.
While the case could probably be made for Bill (Stephen Moyer) or Alcide (Joe Mangianello), many fans feel a deep tie to the idea that the ultimate True Blood babe was without a doubt Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgård). Between the black leather, snark for days, and genuine feelings he had for Sookie, you can understand why Team Eric would put him ahead of the pack. Need some convincing? Let’s take a look at all the reasons why you might want to ship Sookie+Eric4LIFE.